5 Things To Do This Week – 09/14/22
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*Historic Newton hosts a Walking Tour of Newton Centre Playground on Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 pm. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted laid out plans for Newton Centre Playground in 1891, putting his characteristic curved, tree-lined paths between ball fields and tennis courts. Discover how Olmsted’s original vision still informs the playground, and learn how different people have used the area over the years for everything from barrel races to archery matches. Register for your walk in the past here.
*Don’t miss Across Divides: A Benefit Concert, on Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 pm. The Boston-based Eleuthera Trio (Lois Shapiro, piano; Francine Trester, violin; Julie Reimann, cello) performs at The First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Purchase your tickets here to experience the power of music to heal in more ways than one.
*LSO & World Doctors Orchestra perform at Symphony Hall in Boston on Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 pm. The Longwood Symphony Orchestra is “the orchestra of Boston’s healthcare community.” LSO will perform alongside medical musicians from across the globe in a collaborative concert with the World Doctors Orchestra. Get your tickets now to hear fine music all to benefit the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.
*The Newton Free Library hosts a virtual event entitled, The Family Roe: An American Story. Join Investigative Journalist Joshua Prager for a virtual talk on his deeply researched book this Monday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. With abortion rights poised to fall, The Family Roe, which was named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize, offers extraordinary insight into the Supreme Court’s most divisive case and its plaintiff, Norma McCorvey. For more information and to register follow this link to hear more about this “American Story” from Joshua Prager himself.
*The New Art Center gathers for an opening reception of Creative Process on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This annual exhibit explores paint, pastels, ceramics, and more, representing one year of creation through a colorful lens. Creative Process features student and faculty work from 2021-2022 in a hybrid format with a virtual gallery and an in-person exhibition at New Art Corridor. RSVP for the opening event which features guided tours, detailed art descriptions, and light refreshments.