5 Things To Do This Week – 11/08/23
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*On Friday, November 10th at 7:30 pm Newton Baroque performs In the Chamber of the Prince-Bishop at the Second Church in Newton. This concert features music that Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Georg Muffat would have played together in the Residence of Prince-Bishop Max Gandalph of Salzburg. Susanna Ogata on Violin and Andrus Madsen on Harpsichord. Tickets are available here.
*On Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm the Sons of Norway, Norumbega Lodge, will host the 2023 Scandinavian Fair in the Nordic Hall of the Scandinavian Cultural Center. Enjoy Norwegian waffles, Scandinavian breads, and pølse med lompe (Norwegian hot dogs in a soft flatbread). This event will likely sell out, please register for a staggered time to guarantee admission.
*On Saturday, November 11th at 7:30 pm the Bay Colony Brass takes the stage for Remembrance and Resolve by performing a free Veterans Day concert at their new home in West Newton, Second Church in Newton. More info on this program which includes a range of patriotic compositions in honor of Military Veterans can be found here.
*The First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton will mark Veterans Day with a Music Sunday service on Sunday, November 12th at 10:15 am. The service will feature works by Vaughan Williams, Crosby Stills & Nash, Debussy, and more. Pianist Lois Shapiro and guitarist Bob MacWilliams will play, and the choir will sing excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. This timely anti-war piece was composed in 1936 on texts by Walt Whitman, closing with the iconic text from Isaiah, “Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
*Historic Newton hosts an educational presentation and demonstration on Monday, November 13th at 7:00 pm called Wellness in the Wild on the traditional uses of plants conducted by Silvermoon LaRose, the Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, RI. Whether used for construction, medicine, food, or all three, plants have a wide variety of qualities that make humans reliant on them to survive. However, being able to use them effectively requires an intimate understanding of plants, register here to learn more.