5 Things To Do This Week – 10/20/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 10/20/21

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*Today is Community Media Day 2021, an annual day to celebrate the voices that bring awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all.  Support NewTV and Community Media Day for their amazing coverage of events like Newton’s upcoming election.  Check out their comprehensive Decision 2021 desk with loads of interviews and candidate forums.  Do your homework before the first Tuesday in November is here.

*The Newton Art Association exhibition’s Think Big is now on view at the New Art Center @ Trio through November 15th.  Think Big is an exhibit for artists who work large or have expanded their repertoire into large pieces.  Attend today’s virtual reception at 7 p.m. to chat with the artists about their not so small repertoire.  Visit here for a virtual reception link.

*Make some DIY Spooky Stuffed Garlands with the Newton Free Library on Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.  Dress up your home with these fun felted decorations.  This class will use a sewing needle, embroidery floss, felt, and scissors to create several different spooky designs. Use up old scraps of felt, fabric from around the house, or pick up a kit with supplies from the library.  Frighten the neighborhood with your DIY decorations by registering here.

*Join the New Art Center for an hour-long discussion led by local artist Julie Beck in the beautiful Main Gallery of the New Art Center on Friday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  In an unlikely turn of events, Julie Beck became an artist. Starting with a less than mediocre natural artistic ability, a degree in mathematics, and a career in design/video editing, a life completely centered around art and painting seemed unlikely.  And yet, this talk will prove otherwise.  Get proved otherwise with more details here.

*This weekend, October 23rd and 24th, you won’t want to miss Amherst Early Music’s 2021 CityRecorder! Workshop with a choice of 11 classes curated by Co-Directors Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers. Workshop extras include a free discussion with Eric Haas, and a Concert with Tom Beets and Joris Van Goethem, FR2!  For the full city recorder class schedule and descriptions slide on over here.

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