Wellesley, MA Local Information - Discount Coupons and Local Business Guide to the Town of Wellesley

What's New!
view all
Local Photos
view | add
Featured Business
view all
See What's New!
CouponsBusinessesEventsPhotos

Tell us when something new is happening! Click one of the links above and let us know what's new in Wellesley!

Add a Local Event | Add a Local Business
Newton Marriott Hotel
This Newton Marriott hotel is located on the Charles River near I-95 adn the Mass Pike I-90. Enjoy the smoke-free hotel with Cable TV with HBO and many rooms come with a river views making it an excellent site for wedding receptions, business meetings & conferences.
Featured Property
view all
4 Bedroom Single Family Home - $1,550,000

About Wellesley
map
Wellesley, MA Local information, discount coupons, event listings and local Business directory. Wellesley Mass was founded in 1881 and is located in the Norfolk County area about 13 miles west of Boston. When the area was first settled it was originally named “Contentment”.

Points of interest in the town include the Davis Museum & Culture Center as well as the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum and the Elm Bank Horticulture Center. For those who enjoy the theatre there is also The Wellesley Players.

Wellesley is also a college community. Within its boundaries you will find Wellesley College and Babson College as well as Massachusetts Bay Community College. The town has been a leader in environmental issues and the town’s attractive appearance is sufficient evidence of that philosophy.

Close By
view all

Local Sponsors
advertise
Coupons & Deals
view all

Local Events
view | add
Local Events, Concerts, Tickets
Events by Eventful

Eventful results in "wellesley,massachusetts"

Curators' Choice: Gendered Value
Curators' Choice: Gendered Valueplaces the permanent collections of the Davis Museum within the context of feminist art history. This exhibition seeks to illuminate the complex interplay between gender and value via artworks that have rarely been on view. Selected by eight members of the curatorial staff, the works highlight a unique cross-section of the collections, across periods, genres, and cultures. Drawing upon individual expertise, each curator examines works that encapsulate their personal conception of Gendered Value." Curated by Alicia LaTores, Curatorial Assistant, with generous support from the Wellesley College Friends of Arts. Museum hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday photo:Circle of Annibale Carracci,Christ and the Woman of Samaria, ca. 1620-30. Oil on canvas, 13 1/4 in. x 20 in. (33.7 cm x 50.8 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Solomon. 1953.21.

When: Feb 10, 2016 11 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11 )
Boston Business Breakfast Forum
Boston Business Breakfast Forum is happening on 13 Apr 2016 at Downtown Boston Wellesley, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Business Services industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Apr 13, 2016 12 AM to Apr 13, 2016 12 AMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00 )
Boston Blades Prospects Camp
Registration for the Boston Blades 2016 Prospect Camp on May 21 and 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day, at Babson Skating Center, 150 Great Plain Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Who should register for this camp? Anyone who has received a special invitation from us, or who thinks they would be a great fit for our organization. Wed love to get to know you and for you to get to know our professional hockey program. At the 2016 Prospect Camp, youll get four hours of ice time for skills and scrimmages. Our coaching & scouting staff will evaluate you, and youll get to meet veteran Blades and ask them questions about the team and the league. We will also give you information about the CWHL draft registration and draft process. There is a $20 registration fee. After you register we will be in touch with you to get information such as your position, last team/college team, height, weight etc.

When: May 21, 2016 1 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 May 2016 13 )
Lunch time Club Kidville!
Lunchtime Club Kidville! Ages 3-6 yearsWednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:00am-1:00pm 11:00-11:30 Gym Time 11:30-12:00 Music Time & Dramatic Play 12:00-12:30 Pizza Lunch* + Cupcake Decorating* 12:30-1:00 Art & Science Exploration *If your child has food allergies, please notifiy us prior to signing up. Cost: $35 includes pizza lunch & all actiivities

When: Feb 17, 2016 11 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11 )
The Fund for Wellesley Grant Information Session #2
The Fund for Wellesley will be hosting an information session in anticipation of it's competitive grant program opening on February 5, 2016. This is the best opportunity to ask questions and learn about the types of programs The Fund for Wellesley's grant program has supported in the past and would like to encourage in the future.It's also a chance to engage with other organizations about collaboration possibilities. Please join us! The Fund for Wellesley (FFW) promotes a spirit of philanthropic giving to help enhance the quality of life for all Wellesley residents. As an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, FFW is a permanent source of funding to support needs and opportunities and provide ways for donors to make an impact directly in Wellesley.

When: Feb 11, 2016 9 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09 )
The Fund for Wellesley Grant Information Session
The Fund for Wellesley will be hosting an information session in anticipation of it's competitive grant program opening on February 5, 2016.This is the best opportunity to ask questions and learn about the types of programs The Fund for Wellesley's grant program has supported in the past and would like to encourage in the future.It's also a chance to engage with other organizations about collaboration possibilities. Please join us! The Fund for Wellesley (FFW) promotes a spirit of philanthropic giving to help enhance the quality of life for all Wellesley residents. As an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, FFW is a permanent source of funding to support needs and opportunities and provide ways for donors to make an impact directly in Wellesley. The Fund for Wellesley will be hosting an information session in anticipation of it's competitive grant program opening on February 5, 2016.

When: Feb 10, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19 )
Mary L. Cornille Lecture: Franoise Lionnet
"In summer 2015, the media spotlight was trained daily on the accelerating crisis in the Mediterranean. Yet news reports and statistics have only routinized and depersonalized these disasters. As a humanist, I am more interested in the small narratives and significant details that give us the texture and fabric of human interactions in the contact zones of migratory flows. My presentation engages with the poetic and theatrical work of Soeuf Elbadawi, who reminds us that this crisis is a global phenomenon that reaches deep into the southwestern Indian Ocean and the Comoros archipelago, off the coast of East Africa, where Mayotte is the 5th overseas department of France. I will reflect on the way our analytical disciplines can contribute to a rethinking of the means of representation and dissemination of creative perspectives from the so-called ultraperipheries of Europe. What can literary critics do to enhance awareness of human rights issues and further epistemological equality? What is the critical effectiveness of literature in the world as agent of cultural change and how do we heighten appreciation for stories and storytelling, for the insatiable human desire to make sense of a chaotic world through narrative?" Franoise Lionnet is theMary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor In the Humanities, Wellesley College,Prof. of Romance Languages andLiteratures, Harvard University,UCLA Distinguished Professor, French and Francophone, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies (on leave).

When: Feb 25, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19 )
Special Holiday Workshop | The Taste of Love Valentine's Day Class (Feb. 11)
Special Holiday Workshop | The Taste of Love Valentine's Day Class Raise the romance levels this year with a gift that goes beyond the chocolate box, and the over-crowded restaurants. Take a Valentines themed cooking class with your special someone and spend some quality time together. Or take the class solo, and expertly prepare the menu again in the privacy of your own home. Our class will feature a romantic four-course menu sure to show them just how much you care, imagine dishes such as creamy risotto, spice-rubbed chops, and a decadent chocolate dessert to share... Its time for a love affair in the kitchen! We are also offering this class on Tuesday, Febraury 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Feb 11, 2016 10 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10 )
Make Special Events Even More Special, From Step One
Its easy to get swept up in how you can get your message across at a special event through some onsite branding, speeches and presentations, but making strategic logistics choices can dramatically improve your results. During this workshop, Founder & CEO of Iron Pepper Consulting, LLC, Ali Magee will be discussing ways you can incorporate your organization's long term goals throughout your event planning timeline in order to maximize your limited opportunity with your target audience. About our Presenter: Ali Magee is the Founder & CEO of Iron Pepper Consulting, LLC. Alis diverse background allows her to understand obstacles that challenge a wide range clients, and tackle them with creative, tailored solutions. After graduating from Brown University, she spent years simultaneously running the office of a Massachusetts State Representative, chairing a local nonprofit and coaching as a squash pro before obtaining an MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. She then took on various nonprofit management positions and marketing consulting roles, before founding Iron Pepper Consulting to fulfill her dream of empowering nonprofits to expand the great work they do in their respective communities. Iron Pepper Consultings mission is to help small businesses and nonprofits reach their goals by providing excellent, customized and strategic development, event and marketing services. Clients to date include: AALLII, City Strings United, Fly4Me, Foundation for MetroWest, Global Youth Groove, Level Ground MMA, LiveWire Collaborative and The Marthannie School.

When: Feb 11, 2016 9 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09 )
Babson Investment Management Conference
Babson Investment Management Conference is happening on 04 Mar 2016 at Olin Auditorium Wellesley, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Industrial Products industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Mar 4, 2016 12 AM to Mar 4, 2016 12 AMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00 )
Baby's First Valentine's Day 2016
Baby swings, bubbles, parachute, and tumbl trak play! Music time with our Rockin' Crew, sweet treats, and a photo booth with take-home photo of you and your littlest sweetheart! This is a free event for all who are celebrating baby's 1st valentines!

When: Feb 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:15:00 )
More than Words can Witness: Performances by the Wellesley College Shakespeare Society
Experience the Davis Museums Shakespeare prints from an actors point of view! Join students from the Wellesley College Shakespeare Society for a lively in-gallery performance inspired by the works on display in That Right Promethan Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated. The audience is invited to a conversation with the actors following the performance, discussing the relationship between theater and visual art, and the special history of Shakespeare at Wellesley. The Shakespeare Society is the oldest continuously running society at Wellesley. Its purpose is to study Shakespeare as a means for intellectual development and to encourage love and appreciation of Shakespeare and his works at Wellesley and beyond. "Shakes," as it is commonly known on campus, produces "24 Hour Shakes," a dedicated date on which Shakespeare's works are read aloud uninterrupted for a 24-hour period. It also stages student-produced Shakespeare plays; Much Ado About Nothing is in the works for Spring 2016.

When: Feb 28, 2016 3 PM to Feb 28, 2016 4 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15 )
Audition for Competitive LINX Dance Team & Company
Event Date:
Repeats every day until Fri May 20 2016 . Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:30pmEvent InfoWebsite:
http://www.linxdance.com/Team/Auditions
Cost:
Free
Contact:
781-235-3210
Recommended Age:
5-18

When: May 19, 2016 12 AM to May 19, 2016 12 AMin Wellesley, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 19 May 2016 00 )
Play the Curator The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer


When: Mar 11, 2016 12 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12 )
TBS Purim Celebrations for Children!
Join us at Kidville for a fun-filled Purim celebration! Each session will include a family-oriented Purim shpiel, a bouncy house, face painting, crown-decorating, access to Kidville's gymnastics room, and more! Each session can accommodate 40 children plus the adults who accompany them. Sessions are first-come, first-served. Please select a session (use the drop-down menu in upper right corner of this screen), then select the number of children's and adult tickets your family needs. If there are no children's tickets available for a particular time slot, please choose a different time. Tickets are free, but we welcome your donation to help support our youth programming. Suggested donation is $18 per family. Thank you!

When: Mar 20, 2016 3 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15 )
TBS Purim Celebrations for Children!
Join us at Kidville for a fun-filled Purim celebration! Each session will include a family-oriented Purim shpiel, a bouncy house, face painting, crown-decorating, access to Kidville's gymnastics room, and more! Each session can accommodate 40 children plus the adults who accompany them. Sessions are first-come, first-served. Please select a session (use the drop-down menu in upper right corner of this screen), then select the number of children's and adult tickets your family needs. If there are no children's tickets available for a particular time slot, please choose a different time. Tickets are free, but we welcome your donation to help support our youth programming. Suggested donation is $18 per family. Thank you!

When: Mar 20, 2016 9 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09 )
Club Kidville on President's Day
Join us for Club Kidville on President's Day! 9-11am: 2-3 Years Members $40, Non-Members $50 9-12pm: 4-6 Years Members $50, Non-Members $60

When: Feb 15, 2016 9 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09 )
Wu Man with Shanghai Quartet Music from Ancient and New China
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet explore the great music of China in a program that features a new multimedia work by the eminent Chinese composer, Zhao Jiping, in collaboration with his son, Zhao Lin, performing some of his most famous scores of Chinese cinema Raise the Red Lantern, To LiveandFarewell My Concubine, among others. The program also includes a suite of traditional Chinese folk songs arranged by 2ndviolinist Yi-Wen Jiang, as well as solo pipa works by Wu Man. Looking back to their roots with a contemporary vision, these artists meld sounds of China with western string quartet and pipa in an unforgettable evening of grand music. Recognized as the worlds premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy Award-nominated musician Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrumentwhich has a history of over 2,000 years in Chinaa new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of Chinas ancient musical traditions. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing Wu Man to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Wu Mans efforts were recognized when she was named Musical Americas 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, marking the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Quartet has worked with the world's most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia. - See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/75631#sthash.09zuBKiv.dpuf

When: Apr 3, 2016 3 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Apr 2016 15 )
Curatorial Gallery Talk: Gendered Value
Gendered Value: Curators Choice places the permanent collections of the Davis Museum within the context of feminist art history. This exhibition seeks to illuminate the complex interplay between gender and value via artworks that have rarely been on view. Selected by eight members of the curatorial staff, the works highlight a unique cross-section of the collections, across periods, genres, and cultures. Drawing upon individual expertise, each curator examines works that encapsulate their personal conception of Gendered Value." At each of two curatorial gallery talks for Gendered Value: Curator's Choice, four Davis curators will present their personal selections for the exhibition and discuss their process for interpreting the highly-contested phrase, gendered value, as well as its implications for our understanding of art history. photo: Circle of Annibale Carracci, Christ and the Woman of Samaria, ca. 1620-30. Oil on canvas, 13 1/4 in. x 20 in. (33.7 cm x 50.8 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Solomon. 1953.21.

When: Feb 16, 2016 4 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16 )
MetroWest Choral Artists Opera Gala
Featuring music from MacBeth, Pagliacci, The Magic Flute, Faust, and many more!



When: Feb 20, 2016 7 PM to Feb 20, 2016 9 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19 )
Davis Discoveries Symposium: The Green Lady Mystery
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 1792) was the most prominent portrait artist in England in the 18th century. Having studied the Old Masters in Rome, Reynolds devised a Grand Manner that emphasized the dignity of his sitters and ushered in a Golden Age of British portraiture. The Davis Museum is fortunate to count among its collections a portrait of a young woman by Reynolds. Prior to her recent conservation treatment, she had the unfortunate nickname of the Green Ladya reference to her once sallow appearance caused by decades of grime and yellowed varnish. Join us for an afternoon symposium to hear curators and conservators discuss who she is, where she came from, and how she has been restored to reveal a fresh face ready to hang in the reinstalled galleries.

When: Feb 19, 2016 3 PM to Feb 19, 2016 5 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15 )
Play the Curator The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer
This spring, the Davis Museum proudly presents The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, the first museum retrospective dedicated to the work of a single video game maker. Rohrer's work is deft, engaging, and often surprisingly moving. It refers to a diverse set of cultural influences ranging from Borgesian fiction to Black Magic; at the same time, it also engages pressing emotional, intellectual, philosophical, and social issues. Rohrer's substantial recognition, which has included feature coverage in Wired, Esquire and The Wall Street Journal as well as inclusion in MOMA's initial videogame acquisition, has been built on a singularly fascinating body of games. These range from the elegantly simple--such as Gravitation (2008), a game about flights of creative mania and melancholy--to others of almost Byzantine complexity. The exhibition will feature four large build-outs that translate Rohrer's games into unique spatial experiences, alongside a section dedicated to exploring the artist's larger oeuvre. On three Play the Curator dates, The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer curator Michael Maizels will lead a short gallery talk on Rohrer's work, focusing on one of the game at each event. A lecture will be followed by an opportunity to play the curator, as well as other attendees, in selected games. Play the Curator series featured games: March 11 Cordial Minuet April 8 Diamond Trust of London May 6 Between

When: May 6, 2016 12 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 12 )
Celebrate National Engineering Week: Forest of Forts
Fairyborough Join us at the Science Discovery Museum as we celebrate National Engineering Week! Join us as we explore fort building with materials we find in our environment. The location of this program is weather dependent. Sponsored by Raytheon.

When: Feb 24, 2016 12 AM to Feb 24, 2016 12 AMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00 )
TEDxWellesleyCollege


When: Feb 19, 2016 12 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00 )
The Wilson Lecture: Lisa Perez Jackson
President H. Kim Bottomly welcomes Lisa Perez Jackson, Apple Inc.s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, for the Wilson Lecture, Wellesleys premiere lecture of the academic year. Jackson oversees Apples efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. She is also responsible for Apples education policy programs such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function. From 2009 to 2013, Jackson served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. She has also served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as Commissioner of New Jerseys Department of Environmental Protection.

When: Mar 30, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19 )
"Chicago City Limits" Performance with Rotary Club
New York City Legendary Improv Comedy Show Chicago City Limits is New York City's longest-running show with over 10,000 performances over 30 years and still going strong! The New York Daily News described New York Citys legendary Improv Comedy Show simply and succinctly as Hillarious! The New York Post characterized it as the Funniest show in town Not to be missed!! And The New York Times called the show "ingenious and very, very funny", and cast "the perfect masters of improvisation." The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs recognized the show with its MAC Award for Best Comedy Group. This critically acclaimed National Touring Company performs at colleges and regional theatres throughout the country. Tickets: $30 adults and $15 students. To purchase tickets, please call 781-789-4841 or visit wellesleyrotary.org.

When: Mar 12, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets: $30 adults and $15 students. To purchase tickets, please call 781-789-4841 or visit wellesleyrotary.org. (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19 )
February Vacation Program in Wellesley!
PUDDLESTOMPERS Vacation Programs explore the outdoors in a fun and active environment! Children explore seasonal topics with the guidance of experienced naturalists. The day includes hands-on exploration, active movement, outdoor play, crafts, stories, and songs. A small student to teacher ratio creates a personal, close-knit experience. A snack will be provided each day, as well as a take-home craft and handout with additional activities and information to extend learning and nature discovery into your home. Ages: 3 - 6 year olds When: Registration is on a daily basis. Tuesday February 16, 9am - 1pm Wednesday February 17, 9am - 1pm Thursday February 18, 9am - 1pm Friday February 19, 9am - 1pm Where: Warren Recreation Center, 90 Washington St, Wellesley (ages 3-6) To learn more and to register, please visit us at: http://puddlestompers.com/Classes/vacaprograms.html

When: Feb 16, 2016 9 AM to Feb 16, 2016 1 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts
Cost: $64/day/child (Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09 )
Educator Workshop: The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer
The Davis welcomes local K-12 educators of all subject areas to a free workshop to explore the groundbreaking exhibition, The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer. This session will highlight ways to connect the exhibition to your classroom curriculum and how to design class visits. Attendees will participate in interactive gallery activities and discussions led by Davis education staff. Light refreshments will be provided. Free program with registration required.

When: Mar 2, 2016 4 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16 )
Mary L. Cornille Lecture with Franoise Lionnet: "Literary Routes: Migration and the Creative Economy"
"In summer 2015, the media spotlight was trained daily on the accelerating crisis in the Mediterranean. Yet news reports and statistics have only routinized and depersonalized these disasters. As a humanist, I am more interested in the small narratives and significant details that give us the texture and fabric of human interactions in the contact zones of migratory flows. My presentation engages with the poetic and theatrical work of Soeuf Elbadawi, who reminds us that this crisis is a global phenomenon that reaches deep into the southwestern Indian Ocean and the Comoros archipelago, off the coast of East Africa, where Mayotte is the 5th overseas department of France. I will reflect on the way our analytical disciplines can contribute to a rethinking of the means of representation and dissemination of creative perspectives from the so-called ultraperipheries of Europe. What can literary critics do to enhance awareness of human rights issues and further epistemological equality? What is the critical effectiveness of literature in the world as agent of cultural change and how do we heighten appreciation for stories and storytelling, for the insatiable human desire to make sense of a chaotic world through narrative?" Franoise Lionnet is the Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor In the Humanities, Wellesley College, Prof. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, UCLA Distinguished Professor, French and Francophone, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies (on leave).

When: Feb 25, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19 )
Play the Curator The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer
This spring, the Davis Museum proudly presents The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, the first museum retrospective dedicated to the work of a single video game maker. Rohrer's work is deft, engaging, and often surprisingly moving. It refers to a diverse set of cultural influences ranging from Borgesian fiction to Black Magic; at the same time, it also engages pressing emotional, intellectual, philosophical, and social issues. Rohrer's substantial recognition, which has included feature coverage in Wired, Esquire and The Wall Street Journal as well as inclusion in MOMA's initial videogame acquisition, has been built on a singularly fascinating body of games. These range from the elegantly simplesuch as Gravitation (2008), a game about flights of creative mania and melancholyto others of almost Byzantine complexity. The exhibition will feature four large build-outs that translate Rohrers games into unique spatial experiences, alongside a section dedicated to exploring the artists larger oeuvre. On three Play the Curator dates, The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer curator Michael Maizels will lead a short gallery talk on Rohrers work, focusing on one of the game at each event. A lecture will be followed by an opportunity to play the curator, as well as other attendees, in selected games. Play the Curator series featured games: March 11 Cordial Minuet April 8 Diamond Trust of London May 6 Between

When: May 6, 2016 12 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 12 )
Valentine's Party at Kidville Wellesley!
Join us at Kidville Wellesley for a heart-filled celebration! Decorate your own valentine, enjoy a special treat, and play in our Big Muscle Gym!

When: Feb 12, 2016 11 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11 )
Stitch & Bitch - The Third Piece at Gretta Luxe
Join The Third Piece for an evening of knitting and fashion at Gretta Luxe Wellesley. Sip Champagne and socialize while youlearn the techniques to create your own designer hand-knit piece through our knitting workshop. All experience levels are welcome. The evening event ticket will include: - 1 Ball of Yarn - Needles - Hands on guidance from The Third Piece - Champagne & Light Bites - 10% Off In-store season collection purchases at Gretta Luxe

When: Feb 10, 2016 6 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18 )
Conservatives on Campus: Myths and Realities Panel
Conservative activists often portray colleges and universities as bastions of liberal indoctrination with professors openly hostile to conservative students and colleagues. Liberals often reply that the lack of conservative presence on campus is a result of anti-intellectual attitudes among conservatives themselves. Eschewing the usual polemics, panelists will share their empirical work on these questions and discuss their implications for current debates on politics on campus. This event will feature a panel discussion of the professors' varying political and philosophical views. About the panelists: Amy Binder, Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego Binder's principal research interests are in the areas of cultural sociology, higher education, politics, and organizations. Professor Binders recent book, Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives, was published in January 2013. Co-authored with Kate Wood, the book looks at how todays right-leaning college students experience life on two university campusesone an elite private institution, the other a major public universityand how students belong to a web of national and local conservative organizations which provide considerable resources to them. Professor Binders current project is a case study of Harvard and Stanfords effects on students career aspirations, with a particular emphasis on students trajectories into finance, consulting, and high tech careers. Professor Binder was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 Chair of the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association; is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network with San Diego organizers John Skrentny and David Fitzgerald; and is a deputy editor of the journal Sociology of Education. At UC San Diego she is a founding member and organizer of an interdisciplinary workshop called The Workshop for the Study of Conservative Movements and has co-organized four UCSD Culture Conferences, resulting in a widely read special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science called Cultural Sociology and Its Diversity Neil Gross, Professor of Sociology, Colby College Gross works primarily on sociological theory and the sociology of intellectual life. He is the author of Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? (Harvard, 2013) and Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher (Chicago, 2008). Grosss articles have been published in the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Theory & Society, and other leading journals of the field. From 2009-2015 he edited Sociological Theory, the theory journal of the American Sociological Association. Gross is currently working on pragmatist philosophy and the social sciences; on a biography of Seymour Martin Lipset, the mid-20th century sociologist and political scientist; on a study of politics and views of science; and on a host of other topics. He joined the Colby faculty in 2015 as chair of the Department of Sociology, and he taught previously at Princeton, the University of British Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Southern California. (colby.edu) Josh McCabe, Freedom Project Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellesley College McCabe is currently a postdoctoral fellow at The Freedom Project at Wellesley College. He received his PhD in sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, his MA in regional economic and social development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and his BA in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston. He has been a research assistant for the City of Lawrence Redevelopment Authority and a summer research fellow at the Beacon Hill Institute. McCabe's research interests include economic sociology, political sociology, comparative and historical methods, social movements, and fiscal and social policy. His current research projects include a comparison of conceptions of deservingness in tax and welfare policy, an examination of the politics of the child tax credit, and a comparison of the views of Religious Right in the United States and Canada on child poverty. He is currently working on a manuscript for a book looking at the increasing use of tax credits as social policy and their effect (or lack thereof) on child poverty in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Cosponsored by the Knapp Social Science Center. Free and open to the public.

When: Mar 10, 2016 6 PM to Mar 10, 2016 8 PMin Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18 )
Jacqueline Winspear - "Journey to Munich"
MeetJacqueline Winspear,the author of the national bestsellingMaisie Dobbsnovels, as she shares her new adventure inJourney to Munich. It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs has returned to England from war-torn Spain. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks toward Fitzroy Squarea place that holds many memories for hershe is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release an important British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's daughterhis only childis gravely ill and his wife deceased, the Secret Service need a first-class female agent to present herself in the guise of his daughter at Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. They want her to bring home a man crucial to Britain's war plans. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie's journey to Munich. Her nemesisthe man she holds responsible for her husband's deathhas learned of her journey, and is desperate for help of a more personal nature. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangersand finds herself questioning whether it's time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . . About the Author Jacqueline Winspear is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersLeaving Everything Most Loved,Elegy for Eddie,A Lesson in Secrets,The Mapping of Love and Death,Among the Mad, andAn Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other national bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. Her standalone novel,The Care and Management of Lies, was also aNew York Timesbestseller. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series,Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was aNew York TimesNotable Book. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California. *This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a ticket towards the purchase ofJourney to Munichfrom Wellesley Books.

When: Apr 5, 2016 7 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19 )
Is There a Campaign in Your Nonprofit's Future?: Getting Ready to Get Ready
Contemplating the launch of a campaign or significantly ramping up your existing development effort can be a daunting prospect, though it need not be. With the right advance preparation and appropriate setting of expectations, your development effort or pre-campaign planning can move to a new, more sophisticated level. During this interactive workshop we will discuss: The philanthropic landscape: trends, challenges, opportunities How to think like a donor Your value proposition Having the right team in place: staff and board Preparing for donor visits: what should be in your toolbox Stewardship: saying thank you, and more Join us to learn, share ideas, and position your organizations fund raising plan or campaign for success. Please Note: The content to be presented during this workshop is ideal for MetroWest organizations that are at least 10 years old with an annual operating budget of at least $1 million. About our Presenter: Barbara Gross is the Founder & Principal of BDG Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in development counsel to non-profits, especially those seeking more robust engagement and support from donors with significant philanthropic potential. Drawing on a 25-year career as a high-level fund raiser and strategist with some of the Boston areas leading institutions, including Wellesley College, Phillips Academy/Andover, Babson College, and Facing History & Ourselves, she has a well-earned reputation for providing the critical thinking, fresh ideas, and perspective necessary to build successful, sustainable development programs. With the launch of BDG Consulting in 2014, Barbara offers her clients both the big picture view and a practical problem-solving approach with the right tools to be successful. Clients to date include: Highland Street Foundation, Cambridge Family & Childrens Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest, Play Ball! Foundation, Social Innovation Forum, Commonwealth Kitchen, and the Neighborhood House Charter School. Before her career in the development field, Barbara spent more than a decade in public relations and advertising in New York and Boston. She holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, and is active with The Philanthropy Connection and The Wildflower Camp Foundation, and is a 19-year Pan-Mass Challenge rider.

When: Feb 24, 2016 9 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09 )
Bethany Hill Place Spring Gala
Thank you for supporting Bethany Hill Place's Spring Gala! Bethany Hill Place is pleased to announce our new name at our 2016 Spring Gala to be held the evening of Thursday, April 28th at Elm bank in Wellesley. We are very excited that Joyce Kulhawik, the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic, has again agreed to emcee the Gala. This fun event includes a raffle and silent auction of outstanding prizes, an abbreviated program of presentations by residents of Bethany Hill School and, of course, gathering with friends, cocktails and other beverages, hors doeuvres, and dessert. Now in our third decade, Bethany Hill School serves many families and individuals who have experienced a combination of homelessness, poverty, violence, abuse, and mental and/or physical disability. We strive to provide them, people of all ages from youth to the elderly, with independent housing and educational opportunities within a climate of respect, inclusion, and acceptance. Our programs empower our residents to accomplish their dreams for a brighter future for both themselves and their families, with the result that there are many success stories to tell through the years. Bronze Sponsorship - $2500.00 Benefactor Sponsorship - $1000.00 Dear Neighbor Sponsorship - $500.00 Friend Sponsorship - $250.00 I can't come, but would like to make a donation - $0.00 Purchase Ticket for a Resident - $125.00 Gold Sponsorship - $10000.00 Silver Sponsorship - $5000.00 Attendee Ticket - $125.00

When: Apr 28, 2016 6 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 - $10000.00 (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18 )
How the Imagination Works: Inventology with Pagan Kennedy
Join Pagan Kennedyformer Innovation columnist for theNew York Times Magazineand author of 11 booksand Babson College Associate Professor of Philosophy Rosa Slegers, for a discussion of Kennedy's new bookInventology. In it, the author reports on how enduring methods of invention can be adapted to the 21st century, as millions of usespecially entrepreneursdeploy tools like crowdfunding, big data, and 3-D printing to find hidden opportunities, unleash our creativity and take bold and imaginative leaps. A booksigning and reception will follow.

When: Mar 7, 2016 5 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17 )
Restore Your Health | Long Live Legumes (March 8)
Restore Your Health | Long Live Legumes What are legumes anyway? Did you know Ancient Greeks used broad beans to cast votes in elections? And, black-eyed peas are thought to bring good luck on New Years? Come to this workshop to explore some of the 16,000 varieties. An important kitchen staple, packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, legumes are nutritious and cost-effective an all around bang for your buck. Legumes are the perfect raw material for culinary creativity, for voting ;-) and for hearty and healthy eating. We are also offering this class on Thursday, March 10 @ 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Mar 8, 2016 6 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18 )
Restore Your Health | Long Live Legumes (March 10)
Restore Your Health | Long Live Legumes What are legumes anyway? Did you know Ancient Greeks used broad beans to cast votes in elections? And, black-eyed peas are thought to bring good luck on New Years? Come to this workshop to explore some of the 16,000 varieties. An important kitchen staple, packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, legumes are nutritious and cost-effective an all around bang for your buck. Legumes are the perfect raw material for culinary creativity, for voting ;-) and for hearty and healthy eating. We are also offering this class on Tuesday, March 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Mar 10, 2016 10 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10 )
Feed Your Wanderlust | Everyday Indian (March 3)
Feed Your Wanderlust | Everyday Indian Got a craving for Indian food? Dont miss out on this special class taught by Indian guest chefs Gayatri Pradhan & Manisha Varma. This easy-to-follow hands-on cooking class allows home cooks to create authentic Indian dishes quickly and with delicious results. Our experts will teach a variety of vegetable and meat dishes, and share their knowledge of the health-giving properties of the Indian ingredients. Special bonus: every guest will receive their own masala dabba spice kit, compact little containers filled with the most-used spices, to use at home. We are also offering this class on Friday, March 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Mar 3, 2016 10 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10 )
Join The Cook Book Club | Mark Bittmans Kitchen Matrix (March 24)
Join The Cook Book Club | Mark Bittmans Kitchen Matrix: More than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix & Match for Endless Possibilities This beautifully photographed, and graphically colorful book embraces a bold, efficient and fresh way to present recipes. The Kitchen Matrix system is meant to inspire creativity in the kitchen organizing a master recipe and multiple variations onto a single page. It allows you to use what you have in your pantry and encourages improvisation. You can easily modify dishes to suit different tastes and it closely reflects the way that professional chefs think about cooking. You will find this book a valuable resource providing endless amounts of inspiration no matter what your degree of cooking skills. Mark Bittman is one of the countrys best-known and widely respected food writers, cookbook authors and NYT columnist. A copy of the cookbook is included in the cost of this class. I am sure it will quickly earn a spot on the top shelf of your cookbook collection. We are also offering this class on Tuesday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Mar 24, 2016 10 AM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10 )
Join The Cook Book Club | Mark Bittmans Kitchen Matrix (March 22)
Join The Cook Book Club | Mark Bittmans Kitchen Matrix: More than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix & Match for Endless Possibilities This beautifully photographed, and graphically colorful book embraces a bold, efficient and fresh way to present recipes. The Kitchen Matrix system is meant to inspire creativity in the kitchen organizing a master recipe and multiple variations onto a single page. It allows you to use what you have in your pantry and encourages improvisation. You can easily modify dishes to suit different tastes and it closely reflects the way that professional chefs think about cooking. You will find this book a valuable resource providing endless amounts of inspiration no matter what your degree of cooking skills. Mark Bittman is one of the countrys best-known and widely respected food writers, cookbook authors and NYT columnist. A copy of the cookbook is included in the cost of this class. I am sure it will quickly earn a spot on the top shelf of your cookbook collection. We are also offering this class on Thursday, March 24 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Click here for details Cooking Classes Remember to come hungry, because you will leave with a full belly. Please dont think that you have to be a great cook to take any of these classes. All you really need is to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, or desire to increase your tttenjoyment in the kitchen. Joining one of our cooking classes will be a fun and engaging experience and change your relationship toward food for the better. During class, each participant will receive recipe printouts, shopping and preparation checklists, and plenty to eat. Classes are by reservation only. Only 8 reservations per class.Please let us know about any special dietary needs. Visit us online joyfulkitchencookingschool.net Cancellation Policy Because seating is limited and food is purchased in advance, we cannot guarantee full refunds for cancellations made less than a week prior to the event. In the event you must cancel late, we will attempt to fill your seat with someone from our waiting list. Please email cancellation notices. What Should I Bring? Please dress comfortably and come with a smile and eagerness to learn. Small group classes are taught by both demonstration and hands-on participation, so you can choose to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We will provide all the tools you need to participate, including aprons, cutting boards, knives, etc. The School Surrounded by stainless steel, thick white marble, commercial grade appliances, and artful accents, you will learn to cook in a rather stylish way at Joyful Kitchen in Wellesley. Joyful Kitchen has a state-of-the-art kitchen-featuring top of the line cookware and appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

When: Mar 22, 2016 6 PM in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18 )

Copyright (c) 2006 EVDB, Inc. All rights reserved. Use subject to terms of use: http://eventful.com/terms

More Local Events & News | Submit Event

Hometown Videos
add video

Search By Category
view all
More Featured Businesses

Local Video Sponsors
more | add

Additional Networks: New Hampshire & Rhode Island

Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All rights reserved. - Professional custom web design company: WebTY's.
Home  |  Contact  |  Spotlight Sites  |   -  71553
load time: 1.0625 seconds