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January 2022

Beth Bahia Cohen: Art of the Bow

Sunday, January 30 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

Tufts University Department of Music faculty member and violinist Beth Bahia Cohen presents "Art of the Bow," an exploration of the violin and other bowed strings in the traditional music of Norway, Greece, Turkey, Hungary and Romania. She will be performing on violin, Norwegian hardingfele, Turkish yayli tanbur, Romanian trumpet violin, and Macedonian and Pontic lyras. This event will be presented live as a virtual concert video premiere on Tufts Music YouTube.

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Matt Heaton Snow Day Singalong

Monday, January 31 @ 10:00 am
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Free

It's a snow day for the Medford Public Schools, so ever popular Medford musician Matt Heaton has scheduled a special online singalong to keep kids (and their parents) company. Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.  

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February 2022

Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, February 4 @ 4:30 pm
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Free

All shoveled out after the blizzard? Why not celebrate with Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton and his weekly Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXIV

Friday, February 4 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 64th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel or this his Facebook event page.    

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work,…

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Senior Online Book Club

Sunday, February 6 @ 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 27, 2022

Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Advocates for Quality Aging, a student group at Tufts University, is partnering with the Medford Council on Aging to hold an online book club for seniors on Zoom at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Join Tufts students in reading books and short stories you love. To receive the Zoom link, please email advocatesforqualityaging@gmail.com or send a text message to 650-996-7133. Advocates for Quality Aging was formed to help ease the social isolation of older adults during the pandemic, as well as…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Craft Fair

Sunday, February 6 @ 8:00 pm
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Today is the concluding day of the 9-day 4GoodVibes Virtual Craft Fair. The event features 50-plus local artists. Items may be shipped, or local pickup can be arranged. Throughout the week there will be live shopping events, games, prizes, auctions and more! To participate, join the 4GoodVibes Virtual Craft Fair Facebook group where all the fun takes place.  

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The Extraordinary Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Tuesday, February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library is partnering with three North Shore libraries to present the virtual program "The Extraordinary Story of the Tuskegee Airmen." Learn the story of how a group of Black men who were once considered of little value to the World War II war effort proved they could take down enemy aircraft abroad and racial barriers at home. Led by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Please register through the library's…

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Tuesday Night Book Group: Red at the Bone

Tuesday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group will meet online to discuss "Red at the Bone," by Jacqueline Woodson. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup. RSVP through the library website to be sent the Zoom link.  

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Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History

Wednesday, February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

Kyera Singleton, executive director of the Royall House & Slave Quarters on George Street in Medford, will be a panelist at the Massachusetts Historical Society Program "Challenging Assumptions in Telling Underrepresented History." Too often public history organizations have believed that there were not enough records to give voice to enslaved people and other underrepresented voices from America's past. This MHS program will feature three projects at historical organizations that have been able to tell the stories of enslaved people. These…

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Black Heritage Trail Virtual Tour

Wednesday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Historical Society & Museum invites you to join Shawn P. Quigley, National Park Service Ranger at the Museum of African American History, as he leads a virtual walk-through of the 19th-century North Slope of Beacon Hill to the African Meeting House. Tour the neighborhood where African Americans built their homes, established busi­nesses, and built schools and houses of worship. It was here that they fought for equal rights and school desegregation. The tour will include residences of prominent…

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The Great British Baking Tour

Wednesday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to enjoy a delightful virtual culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series, aired on PBS. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. Even the trickiest parts of British recipes will be translated for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen. Pick up useful travel tips as well, just in…

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4GoodVibes Soap-Making Demo

Thursday, February 10 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Free

4GoodVibes presents a live soap-making demonstration by Melanie Sugrue from Beanstalk Soaps. Melanie will be going step-by-step making beautiful soap from scratch using a cold process. A lot goes into it and it’s very fun to watch! Come hang out and ask some questions! Tune in on the 4GoodVibes Facebook page.

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Tufts Art Datathon: Catherine D’Ignazio Lecture

Friday, February 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Free

Data crunching has been helping the feminist cause for decades. This weekend, Tufts Universities Art Galleries is hosting an Art Datathon to explore new ways data science can inform racial and cultural equity work in the arts through two virtual events with the field's foremost trailblazers. Today, Tufts alumna Catherine D'Ignazio, director of the Data Feminism Lab at MIT and an assistant professor of Urban Science and Planning presents a lecture, “What Does Feminist Data Science Look Like?” Register for…

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, February 11 @ 4:30 pm
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Free

Survived another wintry week? Kick back with Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton and his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXV

Friday, February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 65th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel or this his Facebook event page.    

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Tufts Art Datathon: Finding Bias in Museum Collections

Saturday, February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

Data crunching has been helping the feminist cause for decades. This weekend, Tufts Universities Art Galleries is hosting an Art Datathon to explore new ways data science can inform racial and cultural equity work in the arts through two virtual events with the field's foremost trailblazers. Today, a panel will discuss the topic “Finding Bias in Museum Collections.” Panelists will be Kelli Morgan, Professor of the Practice, History of Art and Architecture and Director of Curatorial Studies, at Tufts; Diana…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their St. Valentine's weekend Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid…

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Matt Heaton Irish Guitar Workshop

Sunday, February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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$25

Medford musician Matt Heaton is offering an Irish Guitar Workshop online. Matt will talk about right-hand rhythmic approaches, and some basic chord voicings for the keys of D, G and E minor. He'll be teaching in standard tuning. Cost is $25, and the class will be taught via Zoom. To register or get more information, email Matt directly at heaton.matt@gmail.com.

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Senior Online Book Club

Sunday, February 13 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 27, 2022

Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Advocates for Quality Aging, a student group at Tufts University, is partnering with the Medford Council on Aging to hold an online book club for seniors on Zoom at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Join Tufts students in reading books and short stories you love. To receive the Zoom link, please email advocatesforqualityaging@gmail.com or send a text message to 650-996-7133. Advocates for Quality Aging was formed to help ease the social isolation of older adults during the pandemic, as well as…

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Valentine’s Love for the MFN

Monday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm
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Friends of the Family Network is again holding its annual Valentine’s Festival fundraiser for the Medford Family Network online, this time with a Shakespearean theme. On Valentine’s night, tune in from the comfort of your home with Robert Lublin, an MFN Advisory Board member and Shakespearean professor, to consider some of Shakespeare’s most intimate sonnets that ponder love in all its complexity. There are many sweet treats to enjoy that evening in return for donation to the MFN, including Valentine’s…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Wednesday, February 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Today's 4GoodVibes Gift Shop Virtual Shopping Event will originate from its Somerville store. Browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.    

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Author Talk: Erin Kelly – Remembering Winfred Rembert

Friday, February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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The Center for the Humanities at Tufts University presents Philosophy professor Erin I. Kelly discussing her 2021 book about Winfred Rembert, "Chasing Me To My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South." Winfred Rembert (1945-2021) was an artist from Cuthbert, Georgia. His paintings on carved and tooled leather have been exhibited at museums and galleries across the country, and compared to the work of Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and Horace Pippin. Rembert was honored by the Equal Justice…

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, February 18 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

It's Friday, and also the start of February school vacation. Celebrate with Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton and his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.

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A River Runs Through It

Friday, February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Free

In celebration of Black History Month, the Mystic River Watershed Association presents "A River Runs Through It," a special night of verse in tribute to diversity on the Mystic River and the richness of culture and community across the Mystic River watershed. Featuring Medford poet laureate Terry E. Carter and his daughter, the actress and theater professional Maya N. Carter -- two  accomplished artists dedicated to raising up the perspective of underrepresented communities. Tthe program will be presented on Zoom;…

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXVI

Friday, February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 66th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel, either live or at your leisure.    

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Collecting and Exhibiting Untold Stories

Saturday, February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Free – $10

The Royall House & Slave Quarters is co-sponsoring the event "Collecting and Exhibiting Untold Stories," part of the Cape Ann Museum's CAMTalks series. What responsibility do museums have to actively collect and exhibit Black history? How can this responsibility be fulfilled through collaborative exhibition practices? Doneeca Thurston, director of the Lynn Museum, will share the conception, collection, and implementation of the museum's collaborative exhibit with Lynn's Black community, entitled "Untold Stories: A History of Black People in Lynn." She will…

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Leading While Black: 50 Years of Transformational Black Leadership at Tufts

Saturday, February 19 @ 1:00 pm
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Free

"Leading While Black: 50 Years of Transformational Black Leadership at Tufts University," illuminates the long-standing presence and contributions of Black university leaders at Tufts to governance, institutional decision-making, community leadership, and the “good trouble” of disrupting norms. The program honors eight leaders who served Tufts over the past half century, reflecting on how they worked to promote the initiative, research excellence, and creativity of the entire university, and projects what their leadership means for the future of Tufts. Today's livestream…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work,…

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Senior Online Book Club

Sunday, February 20 @ 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 27, 2022

Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Advocates for Quality Aging, a student group at Tufts University, is partnering with the Medford Council on Aging to hold an online book club for seniors on Zoom at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Join Tufts students in reading books and short stories you love. To receive the Zoom link, please email advocatesforqualityaging@gmail.com or send a text message to 650-996-7133. Advocates for Quality Aging was formed to help ease the social isolation of older adults during the pandemic, as well as…

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Black Histories, Black Futures: City Council and A Black Agenda

Monday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

In celebration of Black History Month, the West Medford Community Center is hosting several community conversations collectively titled "Black Histories, Black Futures." Today's first installment will focus on the topic "City Council and A Black Agenda." Tune in via Zoom for a conversation with Lisa Crossman, WMCC executive director; Chelli Keshavan, WMCC vice president and Medford Human Rights Commission chair; Nicole Morell, City Council president; Zac Bears, City Council vice president; and community activists Dr. Grace Caldara and Crystal Chandler.…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Wednesday, February 23 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Today's 4GoodVibes Gift Shop Virtual Shopping Event will originate from its Somerville store. Browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online, including a just arrived assortment of plants from Vibin' Vines. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.    

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Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, February 23 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library Writers’ Workshop meets in a virtual format. The group, which usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community’s fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work. For information on how to participate and receive the Zoom link, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.      

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Terry E. Carter: Poetry as Protest

Thursday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm
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Free

The Royall House & Slave Quarters presents an online conversation with City of Medford poet laureate Terry E. Carter titled “Poetry as Protest.” Carter, a product of West Medford, will read and discuss a selection of his poems relating to the history and legacies of slavery in Medford and beyond, but also about Black resistance and joy. His reading will include “Medford Bound,” the powerful poem he wrote for the dedication of a memorial to enslaved Medford residents buried in…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Winter Warmer Concert

Friday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Free

It’s been a year since Medford musicians Matt & Shannon Heaton have done an independent livestream concert, so they are going to hop on YouTube Live for a matinee program of Irish tunes and songs to chase away the midwinter blahs!

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, February 25 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Wrap up February school vacation week by joining Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton and his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.

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Black History Month: Lifting As We Climb

Friday, February 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

In celebration of Black History Month, the West Medford Community Center is hosting several community conversations. Today's virtual program is titled "Lifting As We Climb," and will be a conversation about legacy, heritage, education and Black achievement. Hosted by Medford poet laureaute Terry E. Carter, the panel will feature Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, superintendent of the Medford Public Schools; Dr. Natascha Saunders; and Dr. Daphne Valerius. Pre-registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ot0xHbAyRAaMUPaaQ3vNWw    

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXVII

Friday, February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 67th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel or this his Facebook event page.    

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work,…

Find out more »

Senior Online Book Club

Sunday, February 27 @ 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 27, 2022

Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Advocates for Quality Aging, a student group at Tufts University, is partnering with the Medford Council on Aging to hold an online book club for seniors on Zoom at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Join Tufts students in reading books and short stories you love. To receive the Zoom link, please email advocatesforqualityaging@gmail.com or send a text message to 650-996-7133. Advocates for Quality Aging was formed to help ease the social isolation of older adults during the pandemic, as well as…

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Mystic Makerspace Making Monday: Upcycling T-shirts

Monday, February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Mystic Makerspace presents another Making Monday session, your chance to gather and be creative! Bring any work-in-progress or upcycle old T-shirts into a tote bag or into braided head bands or scarfs. These are no-sew projects, and all you need are one or two old T-shirts and scissors. For ages 16 and over. The Zoom link will be provided after you register via Eventbrite.  

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March 2022

The Discovery of A Masterpiece

Tuesday, March 1 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, New Jersey. While cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial, she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s. After a year of research, the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. In this online event co-presented by the Medford Public Library and the Tewksbury Public Library, Mallory will share the story of…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Wednesday, March 2 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Today's 4GoodVibes Gift Shop Virtual Shopping Event will originate from its Somerville store. Browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online, including a just arrived assortment of plants from Vibin' Vines. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.    

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Author Talk: Keisha N. Blain – Until I Am Free

Wednesday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Free

The Royall House & Slave Quarters invites you to an exciting conversation with historian Dr. Keisha N. Blain on her new book about Fannie Lou Hamer. "Until I Am Free" challenges us to listen to Hamer, a former sharecropper who was a working-poor and disabled Black woman activist and intellectual of the civil rights movement, as we grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality, and social justice. Blain is a historian of the 20th-century United States specializing in African American…

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Tufts Art Galleries Decolonial Alliances Panel

Thursday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

How do contemporary artists work both across and against borders to produce social and political change? This Tufts University Art Galleries panel turns to artists, based in both the U.S. and Guatemala, to consider aesthetic strategies that work to dismantle imperialist histories and build decolonial alliances across time and space. Featuring art historian Kency Cornejo and artists Benvenuto Chavajay, Sandra Monterroso and Beatriz Cortez, and moderated by Adriana Zavala, associate professor, History of Art and Architecture and Studies in Race,…

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Addressing the Legacies of Systemic Racism in National Monuments

Thursday, March 3 @ 6:30 pm
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Free

Kyera Singleton, executive director of the Royall House & Slave Quarters, will be a featured guest on the WBUR online program Newsmakers, whose topic today is "Addressing the Legacies of Systemic Racism in National Monuments." Across the south, monuments associated with the Confederacy have toppled as protests against the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, and racial injustice took over cities around the world. These moments act as catalysts by removing white supremacist imagery from the landscape and making space to…

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ASL After School Program

Friday, March 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library is offering a five-week course for students in grades 5 to 8 interested in learning American Sign Language. Led by an ASL instructor from Signing Basics, LLC, in five 30-minute virtual lessons, students will learn the Manual Alphabet, shapes, numbers, names, colors, clothing, greetings, facts about Deaf culture, and more.  Sign-up is required and students are expected to attend all five Zoom sessions, which will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Fridays from March 4…

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, March 4 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

March comes in like a lion, so why not counter that by joining Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton and his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page.  

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXVIII

Friday, March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 68th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's Facebook event page.    

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session: Austin Flute Society Edition

Saturday, March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. This week's session is sponsored by the Austin Flute Society; the Heatons welcome long-time participants and new flute friends to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Also note that Shannon will be leading and online Irish…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session: Evening Edition

Saturday, March 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to a special evening edition of their Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this special session with standard Irish tunes played slowly two times around, then quickly once. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars are available via PayPal or…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Tuesday, March 8 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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4GoodVibes Gift Shop is holding a Virtual Shopping/Mystery Box live event in celebration of International Women's Day. Browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online, and take $5 off every $25 spent in honor of the occasion. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.    

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Tuesday Night Book Group: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group will meet online to discuss "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," by Anne Fadiman. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup. RSVP through the library website to be sent the Zoom link.  

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Lives of French Impressionists

Thursday, March 10 @ 11:00 am
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Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online program, "The Lives of French Impressionists," led by art historian Mary Woodward. We are probably all familiar with French Impressionist paintings – the sun-dappled haystacks by Claude Monet and the fresh young faces captured by Auguste Renoir. Come learn about the artists behind the paintings and the fact that many of them were friends, roommates and rivals. Register directly through Zoom.

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Mozart: The Man Behind the Music

Friday, March 11 @ 11:00 am
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Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online program, "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Man Behind the Music," led by Dan Lupo, creator of the music education platform FiveMinuteMozart.com.  Mozart was the reigning god of classical music in Vienna during the mid-to-late 1700s. His life has been analyzed in books and even films, but little is known of the circumstances surrounding his untimely death. Take a glimpse into the world of one of music’s biggest heroes as we appreciate his genius…

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Fridays With Matt Heaton: Two-year Anniversary Show

Friday, March 11 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton celebrates his two-year anniversary of performing live online singalongs with his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Matt began his live-streamed show Mornings with Matt early on in the pandemic, on March 11, 2020, and early this year introduced a Friday afternoon program. Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page for some special treats and an exciting announcement about the next phase.  

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXIX

Friday, March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Searching for some peace, which he says we all need, Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 69th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel.  …

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Spring is on the way! Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to celebrate the coming of warmer, brighter days with some moderately paced Irish tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is…

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Social Justice Film: Cracking the Codes

Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford's Social Justice Committee on Zoom to view the powerful 2014 film "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity," by Dr. Shakti Butler. The film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities. There will be time for discussion after the…

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Shannon Heaton Flute Workshop

Sunday, March 13 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
$10

The Austin Flute Society invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning about Irish culture through music! The AFS is hosting this interactive workshop with Medford Irish flutist Shannon Heaton to bring a new perspective to your flute playing. Shannon will teach a simple Irish tune directly, demonstrate aspects of traditional wood flute style, and teach you how to apply the technique of social and aural learning to other repertoire. This interactive and virtual workshop is free for AFS…

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Friends of the Library Mega Virtual Sale

Monday, March 14 @ 9:00 am
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

After an extended hiatius, Friends of the Medford Public Library is presenting a mega virtual sale with 130 lots! Starting at 9 a.m., items will be posted in lots to the FMPL Virtual Sale Page on Facebook, starting with baby books, then early readers, kids books, young adult, and finally adult items. All proceeds support programming at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library building. Friends of the Medford Public Library is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to…

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Granoff Colloquium: Bonnie Gordon on the Castrato

Monday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Granoff Music Center Colloquium at Tufts University presents University of Virginia assistant professor Bonnie Gordon in a virtual program titled "Garden Vibes: The Castrato as a Sonic Borderland." This talk begins in the fantastic gardens of 16-century Italy and travels to the modern afterlife of the castrato. The talk positions the Italian castrato as a living sonic borderland; a figure who sang from the edges of imagined European cartography and who sounded the cusp of the Enlightened and the…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Wednesday, March 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Today's 4GoodVibes Gift Shop Virtual Shopping Event will originate from its Somerville store. Browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.    

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History Book Group: Ghostland

Wednesday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The History Book Group, co-sponsored by the Medford Public Library and Medford Historical Society & Museum, meets via Zoom to discuss "Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places," by Colin Dickey. The book is a look at American history through its most famous ghost stories – examining what people choose to remember, what they choose to forget, and how those narratives have changed over time. (Content warning for descriptions of gender and racial violence). The discussion will be led by…

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, March 18 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton begins his third year of performing live online singalongs with his weekly live Happy Hour Sing & Dance along spectacular! Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page to participate as well as learn about Matt's plan for live, in-person Fridays With Matt shows starting in April (weather permitting).  

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Glenn Dickson: Dreams & Meditations LXX

Friday, March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Glenn Dickson presents the 70th edition of "Dreams and Meditations," a live solo event performed on clarinet with electronics. Meditative and cathartic, pensive and emotional, Glenn expands the warm sounds of the clarinet with live digital processing to create music that ranges from intimate whispers to lush symphonic layerings, creating a sensual experience which takes you on extraordinary sound-mind journeys. Watch the performance on Glenn's YouTube channel.    

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session with George Keith

Saturday, March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day weekend during their Virtual Guided Session, joined by Medford friend George Keith on fiddle. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still…

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Sacco & Vanzetti: Murderers or Martyrs?

Wednesday, March 23 @ 11:00 am
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online program, "Sacco & Vanzetti: Murderers Or Martyrs?" led by Gregory Williams, who was a District Court judge for many years. Accused of a 1920 South Braintree robbery, during which two men were murdered in cold blood, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted and sentenced to death. But did evidence support their convictions “beyond a reasonable doubt?” Or were they “convicted” simply because they were Italian immigrants — and anarchists? Register directly…

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The Hunt for Endangered Apples with Sarah Lohman

Wednesday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to the virtual program "The Hunt for Endangered Apples" with historian and author Sarah Lohman. Apples have been called the country’s “most endangered food.” Currently, 86% of apple varieties grown in the U.S. have vanished, and four out of five are on the brink of extinction. But thanks to the hard cider revival, rare apples are being saved. In this program, Lohman explore the historical characters that brought good cider to America and the contemporary cider makers who hope…

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Postponed – Built with Empty Fists: Black Liberation through Martial Arts

Wednesday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Royall House & Slave Quarters' online workshop by Dr. Maryam Aziz that explores how martial arts became a significant form of self determination for Black communities has been postponed. A new date will be announced for April. Dr. Aziz will provide a historical overview that shows how self-defense moves can be traced back to the Reconstruction period while focusing on how unarmed self-defense contributed to Black Power organizing and shifting ideas about liberation, abolition, and gender norms from the…

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Feeding the Nation: Michael W. Twitty on American Foodways and the History of Enslavement

Thursday, March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Royall House & Slave Quarters is co-sponsoring the online program "Feeding the Nation: Michael W. Twitty on American Foodways and the History of Enslavement." Michael Twitty — food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter — is the author of the Afroculinaria blog and the book "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South." He will discuss his insights about the role of enslaved people in shaping American foodways, as well as the critical…

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Classic Restaurants of Boston

Thursday, March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online program with local author Zachary Lamothe about his new book, "Classic Restaurants of Boston." The story of Boston is inextricably linked to food, hence its nickname Beantown. Given the city’s geography, its cuisine is understandably tied to the sea, with popular dishes such as lobster, oysters and clam chowder. Join Lamothe as he explores the best food in Boston. Register directly through Zoom.

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Fridays With Matt Heaton

Friday, March 25 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Join Medford singer/songwriter Matt Heaton for the final edition in his series of Friday online singalongs. Tune in via Matt's Facebook event page to participate, as well as learn the latest about Matt's plan for live, in-person Fridays With Matt shows starting in April (weather permitting of course).  

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4GoodVibes Virtual Craft Fair

Saturday, March 26 @ 8:00 am
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

4GoodVibes kicks off its Spring Virtual Craft Fair with 70 artists who will be selling handmade items. There will be auctions, games, prizes, raffles and live shopping, and more! All artists will ship anything you see. The fair will run through Sunday, April 3. Join the event Facebook group to participate and see the list of participating artists and the event schedule.  

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session: Two-Year Anniversary

Saturday, March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session, today celebrating the two-year anniversary of the pandemic-induced program. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons…

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Film Discussion: A Racial Reckoning in Boston

Tuesday, March 29 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The West Medford Community Center and the Medford School Committee are co-hosting a panel discussion of the documentary film "A Reckoning in Boston," directed by James Rutenback. In the film, a white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. Over time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. All are invited to watch the film at their convenience through the Bullfrog Communities website. (Password to view the…

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Inside the Great Boston Fire

Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online program with Medford author Stephanie Schorow about her new book "The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno That Nearly Incinerated The City." For two days in November 1872, a massive fire swept through Boston, leaving the downtown in ruins and the population traumatized. Coming barely a year after the infamous Chicago fire, Boston’s inferno turned out to be one of the most expensive fires per acre in U.S. history. Yet today few are…

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April 2022

Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session: Morning Edition

Saturday, April 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to a special morning edition of their Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this special session with standard Irish tunes played slowly two times around, then quickly once. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars are available via PayPal or through…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session with Laura Fedderson

Saturday, April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton welcome fiddle player Luara Fedderson for today's Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this hour of moderately-paced tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars are available via…

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4GoodVibes Virtual Craft Fair Conclusion

Sunday, April 3 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

4GoodVibes concludes its nine-day Spring Virtual Craft Fair with 70 artists who will be selling handmade items. There will be auctions, games, prizes, raffles and live shopping, and more! All artists will ship anything you see.  Join the event Facebook group to participate and see the list of participating artists and the event schedule.  

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Tufts Civic Lunch: Climate + Music + Action

Wednesday, April 6 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

What if you could hear the effects of climate change? Join the Tisch College of Civic Live at Tufts University for a virtual musical presentation and conversation with The ClimateMusic Project, a collaboration of renowned scientists and world-class musicians who create musical and visual experiences guided by scientific data on climate change. Composing music in a variety of genres to build understanding about the climate crisis among diverse communities and motivate meaningful action, The ClimateMusic Project is connected to a…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session, presented today by the Huntingdon County Arts Council (from Matt's great natal state of Pennsylvania). Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome to play along, learn about this great organization, and say hi and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free,…

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WMCC Awesome Origami

Tuesday, April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States
Free

The West Medford Community Center presents a free Origami Folding Class for all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an expert there’s something for everyone in this class. Origami paper folding is an activity practiced by artists, mathematicians, engineers, hobbyists, and people of all ages, all around the world. Supplies provided.  

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Tuesday Night Book Group: The Dearly Beloved

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group will meet online to discuss "The Dearly Beloved," by Cara Wall. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup. RSVP through the library website to be sent the Zoom link.  

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Abolitionists in Action: Transformative Justice and the University

Thursday, April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Royall House & Slave Quarters is co-sponsoring the online program "Abolitionists in Action: Transformative Justice and the University." If abolition demands a world without police, prisons, or punishment, transformative justice is the organized effort to imagine and enact the structures that will take their place. This work is rooted in the movement to end sexual violence and it is quickly gaining steam, especially in schools and universities. What does it look like for a movement with DIY origins to be…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session with Judy Minot

Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session, where today they'll be joined by special guest Judy Minot. A musician, editor, yogi, and author of "Best Practice: Inspiration and Ideas for Traditional Musicians," Minot will share a set of tunes as well as some thoughts on this practice of Irish music! Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their weekly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this mid-tempo session of Irish tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to…

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Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library Writers’ Workshop meets in a virtual format. The group, which usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community’s fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work. For information on how to participate and receive the Zoom link, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.      

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4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Thursday, April 28 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

4GoodVibes Gift Shop invites you to a Virtual Shopping Event where you can browse handmade items from more than 250 local artists online. Just in time for Mother's Day, 4GoodVibes has several new artists and lots of new product. Tune in to see it all first. Anything you see in the video can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the 4GoodVibes Facebook page to participate.      

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their final weekly Virtual Guided Session before they transition to a monthly schedule (first Saturday) for summer starting in May. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this mid-tempo session of Irish tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via…

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May 2022

4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event

Wednesday, May 4 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

In honor of Small Business Week, this evening's 4GoodVibes Virtual Shopping Event will be a BOGO Sale! That means, for various items shown, buy three and get one free, buy two and get one free, or buy one and get one free. This is a great night to stock up on some of your favorite artists product! Anything you see displayed can be purchased. Items may be shipped, or picked up at the 4GoodVibes2 shop in South Medford. Visit the…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton invite you to their first monthly Virtual Guided Session as they being their summer schedule (every first Saturday at 2 p.m. ET). Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are invited to this mid-tempo session of Irish tunes. All are welcome to play along, say hi, and share your requests or thoughts. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube.…

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Tuesday Night Book Group: The Paper Palace

Tuesday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group will meet online to discuss "The Paper Palace" by Miranda Cowley Heller. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup. RSVP through the library website to be sent the Zoom link.  

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History Book Group: Valiant Ambition

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The History Book Group, co-sponsored by the Medford Public Library and Medford Historical Society & Museum, meets via Zoom to discuss "Valiant Ambition" by Nathaniel Philbrick. The book is an account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. The discussion will be led by Elaine Fossett Rittershaus, a digital literacy coach in the Malden Public Schools. Register through Eventbrite.  

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton present a special Virtual Guided Session of standard Irish tunes played very slowly two times around, and then a bit faster the third time around. This is great for learning tunes by ear on the fly; for working on a second instrument; or for tone development. (Playing at this pace means every note really counts, so it's pretty exposing and illuminating.) All levels and all humans welcome to the slow-slow-fast experience Join the global community in the…

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Matt Heaton Solo Surf Tunes

Monday, May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

Medford musician Matt Heaton takes to Instagram minus the rest of The Electric Heaters for an hour of solo surf tunes. Free admission at https://www.instagram.com/mattheatonmusic/channel/.  

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Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library Writers’ Workshop meets in a virtual format. The group, which usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community’s fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work. For information on how to participate and receive the Zoom link, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.      

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June 2022

ASL After School Program

Thursday, June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering another five-week course for students in grades 5 to 8 interested in learning American Sign Language. Led by an ASL instructor from Signing Basics, LLC, in five 30-minute virtual lessons, students will learn the Manual Alphabet; shapes, numbers and names; greetings, colors and clothing; information about Deaf culture, and more.  Sign-up is required and students are expected to attend all five Zoom sessions, which will take place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton present their monthly Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes and upbeat chat and connection with other trad music lovers. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon's website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars are available via PayPal or…

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Think Outside the Book: Talking Race, Gender, Disabilities with Young Minds

Tuesday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Family Network and Gaia Connections present the virtual workshop “Think Outside the Book: Talking Race, Gender, Disabilities with Young Minds.” Facilitated by Divya Anand, Ph.D, and Laura Hsu, Ed.D, the workshop will use children's books to have critical conversations with young minds. Learn how to teach children to read against the grain, ask the right questions, and be critically conscious of differences in developmentally appropriate ways. Each participant will receive a free book along with its learning guide. Registration…

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