Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs for another season.

TONIGHT'S COMICS

Xazmin Garza
Xazmin has distinguished herself among New England’s strongest comics with her razor-sharp joke writing and dynamic stage presence. Interrobang called her “frank and hilarious,” naming her a Boston comic to watch. Garza has performed in the Limestone, Laughing Skull, Rogue Island, and Boston Comedy Festivals — and her comedy has been featured on SIRIUSXM.

Nick Chambers
Born and raised in Worcester, Nick began performing stand-up comedy on a whim in 2009 and hasn’t been able to stop since. His laid back delivery and conversational tone has quickly led to his becoming a regular performer all over the East Coast where he has opened for national headliners like Kyle Dunnigan and Bridget Everett. In 2016, Nick was a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and performed in the Oddball Comedy Festival. He also made is feature film debut in the comedy, "Good Kids.”

Dan Boulger
Dan began his comedy career in late 2004 only one week into his freshman year of college. Quickly becoming a favorite in the New England area, Boulger started performing nationally after winning the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006 at the age of 20. He has since received recognition from both audiences and industry alike having performed on Comedy Central, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. Dan has made multiple appearances on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen. 

Wes Hazard (our host)
A New England native, Wes Hazard was named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy, and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the “Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!” podcast — based on the critically acclaimed IFC television show with Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins. His debut book Questions For Terrible People was released in 2016 and named a Barnes & Noble humor pick. He also co-hosts WGBH/World Channel’s new TV series, “Stories from the Stage.”

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Fugitive Stories: "What I Did for Love"
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "What I Did for Love"

Each month, we bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up at the cafe or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

February Theme: “WHAT I DID FOR LOVE”
Did you travel half way around the world to propose to your beloved? Did you listen to your Dad's tediously long story for the 10th time without wincing? Did you massage your wife's feet just “cause?” Did you give up the work opportunity of a lifetime to take a chance on a new relationship? Did you birth a baby? What have you done for love?

FEATURED TELLERS

Don Picard
Don Picard is a Moth storyteller who shares his own moving life moments with humor and humility. He has worked in software development for nearly 30 years and is currently employed for JobCase, “a place to manage all things work-related, especially the wisdom, experience and connections” of other job hunters. Don was a double major in Theatre Arts and Computer Science at Cornell, and chose to work as an engineer in order to be able to live in Cambridge and feed his family. Don enjoys telling live stories about his kids, husband, and extended family as it is fun, therapeutic, and allows him to exercise the other half of his college degree so he doesn’t become bitter.

Brendyn Schneider
Professional storyspinner, published writer, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach, Brendyn Schneider is a Boston-based storyteller who’s been featured at WGBH Studios, Emerson College, Coolidge Corner Theater, Somerville Theatre, and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, as well as a three-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual “BigMouthOff” show. He’s also been featured as performer and host at Northeast Storytelling’s annual conference, “Sharing the Fire.” A Fugitive Stories veteran, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit through the follies of growing up and the everyday slog. For more, please venture to brendynschneider.com.

Aaron Wolfe
Aaron Wolfe is a filmmaker, a Moth GrandSLAM winning storyteller, and occasional host of the Moth StorySLAMS in Boston. His films have been featured at Sundance Film Festival, the New York Times, and his film “Record/Play” was shortlisted for an Oscar. Aaron is the host and producer of the podcast “First Time, Long Time” where he tells stories about sports for people who may not like sports.

$10 online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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A Nation Still At Risk? Education Reform & Democracy
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

A Nation Still At Risk? Education Reform & Democracy

35 years after the government report  A Nation At Risk sounded an alarm about our schools and the future of our society, there are still deep concerns about the level of education attained by our students and what that means for our democracy, which has itself come under scrutiny during these times of intense emotion around politics and elections.  Acton Coffee House will contribute to the conversation with a panel that includes:

Mike Capuano, U.S. Representative, 7th District

Jamie Eldridge, Mass. State Senator, Middlesex and Worcester District

Phil George, English Teacher, Framingham High School

Sarah Cannon Holden, Lincoln Town Moderator, Lawyer, former School Committee member

Cecilia Hylton, Communications Associate, Barr Foundation

Colleen Meaney, Director, Theodore R. Sizer Teachers’ Center 

Hal Salzman, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers U.

Andrew Shen, Principal, R.J.Grey Junior High, Acton

Arthur Unobskey, Superintendent, Wayland Public Schools

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Art Reception for Jeri Kim
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Art Reception for Jeri Kim

Join Jeri Kim for a reception celebrating her photography exhibit in Wellness at Villageworks.

The Natural World on Washi: The natural world as seen through a digital lens, printed on Japanese paper.  Inspired by the simple yet equally complex beauty found in plants, fruit, and landscape, Jeri Kim wanted to combine images captured on her phone or digital camera, with elements of something handmade. This exhibit shows works that have been printed on bamboo coated paper made in Japan, designed specifically for digital and alternative photography.

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Jeff Purchon & Friends
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Purchon & Friends

Jeff Purchon & Friends return to The Gallery at Villageworks.

Jeff has performed with some of music's greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer, and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

As usual, Jeff will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. Tonight's band features Stax recording artist Suzanne BuellVicki Zelski, and Boston's own Michael Payetteon vocals, Ron Pastore on bass, keyboardist Daniel CoutuPhilip Antionades on drums, andHal Denham on percussion.

Check out Jeff’s video, filmed at Villageworks in December!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7pm.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking Map

$15 online • $18 at the door
Click here to order tickets.

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!
Mar
18
3:30 PM15:30

The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present The Stupendous Mr. Magichead in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer from True West.  If you are feeling hungry, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About The Stupendous Mr. Magichead
Hilarious, high-energy kid's entertainer The Stupendous Mr. Magichead, performing exclusively for children since 1997!  Appearing (and disappearing) to rave reviews at thousands boffo family & children's magic shows to date, Mr. Magichead has achieved master status among kid's entertainers. Aimed at children aged 3-10 and their families, Mr. Magichead's wild & wacky magic show combining physical comedy, and quickly-paced fresh original trickery.

TICKETS
ABFN Members: $5/pp - Must Reserve in Advance with ABFN via BigTent to get discount!  Discounted tickets are limited, so order today.  Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

Non-Members General Admission: $10/pp - Purchase online at EVENTBRITE.

PLEASE NOTE: These events can sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs this winter.

COME BACK IN DECEMBER TO VIEW OUR JANUARY LINE-UP!

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

IN NOVEMBER 2017, JOHNNY HOY SOLD OUT VILLAGEWORKS IN WEST ACTON. Check out what you've been missing or come on back for more (and bring your dancing shoes)! Formed in 1991, the band has released five CDs and performed around the world. Mostly, they’ve appreciated the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard (where most of them live).

JOHNNY juggles a full life that employs his many skills, including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, and farming. Somehow, he manages to do all the gigs, as well. He came to the the Vineyard in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’s and Tom Waits’s shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with President Clinton and Carly Simon, and toured the world with The Nina Simone band — he’s not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass — and it's been that way for over 10 years. They even play as a three-piece without guitar. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.

BUCK SHANK, guitar, long-time member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy, and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

ROBBIE SOLTZ, the drummer, came aboard in 2015 and is a veteran of the Vineyard scene and such bands as Entrain and The Mike Benjamin Band. He’s a strong player and great back-up singer. We’re happy to have him!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS? CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (978) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door (Tickets will be on sale in mid-January)

Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s new brew pub.
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

“These guys truly hit the nail on the head better than most other pro touring blues/roots bands I've seen. I think a lot has to do with the energy, soul and ability for the band to mix it up — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, good old R&B, Cajun flavored off beat stuff — I love it all.”

 

 

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs this winter.

COME BACK IN DECEMBER TO VIEW OUR JANUARY LINE-UP!

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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The Love Dogs
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next,” says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie “Duato” Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

“We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we have a real reverence for the music. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), and Steve Brown (drums, vocals).

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15 online • $18/door

Order your tickets online now.
Beer & wine provided by True West, West Acton’s Brewery and Restaurant
Parking map

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Tickets Available at http://fgtiv.com/tickets
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

Winter/Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 19
•  Friday, February 23
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a four-event Winter/Spring 2018 series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so please to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs this winter.

COME BACK IN DECEMBER TO VIEW OUR JANUARY LINE-UP!

DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 15% off food before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

 

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Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House
Jan
6
2:30 PM14:30

Revolution Community Yoga Annual Open House

If you’ve been curious about what Revolution Community Yoga's Studio is all about, now is your chance to pop in and take a casual look around! Here’s what will be happening:


FREE 30 minute classes of different styles where you can get a taste of the classes we offer… all Beginner-Friendly mini-classes!  No pre-registration for these… First-come first-served until the room fills up!

Upstairs In The Loft
2:45 – 3:15  →  Teen Yoga (w/ Jen Mast)
3:30 – 4  →  Vinyasa All Levels (w/ Keri Straka)
4:15 – 4:45  →  Gentle Flow (Lia Romani)
5 – 5:30  →  Beginner’s Slow Flow (Julie McKay)
5:45 – 6:15  →  Gentle/Restorative (Anastasia Fayerman)

Downstairs in The Buddha Room
2:45 – 3:15pm  →  Tween Yoga Ages 8 – 11 (w/ Christine Fox)

FREE “Ask The Yoga Teacher” Booth
Get all your burning Yoga questions answered!

FREE RAFFLE!
Win A $50 RCY Gift Certificate

FREE Chair Massage from 3 – 5pm
Compliments of Revolution Community Bodywork!

LIVE MUSIC!
Enjoy live music from 3 – 5pm
The Grass Gypsys

FREE Henna Tattoos
by Henna Cafe from 3 – 5pm!
www.hennacafe.com


FREE Kids’ Mandala Coloring

Refreshments, Yogi Friends, Fun & More!

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Holiday Markets on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer from 17 different vendors will be: vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, Egyptian and Lebanese fare, pet treats, goat milk soaps and products, and alpaca fibers and crafted goods. Also available will be ABFM’s signature kitchen/task aprons and T-shirts.

The ABFM is a producer-only market: vendors may sell only the produce and/or value-added products that they themselves grow or make. A minority of farmers markets operates on this model, which offers market-goers a wonderful chance to get to know the farmers and vendors that grow and produce the food they take home, to learn about producer practices, varieties, etc., and to understand, first-hand, producers’ integrity and innovation.

The ABFM happily accepts SNAP/EBT benefits for use at market, and provides a partial “match” to SNAP users (while project funds last). Visit the ABFM SNAP page or the ABFM stall at market for details.

The ABFM has been promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community since 2009. ABFM: Real Food from Real People! For more, visit: www.ABFarmersMarket.org.

 

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ABFN Pictures with Santa!
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

ABFN Pictures with Santa!

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is making a return appearance to the Gallery at Villageworks! With a donation for the Acton Food Pantry (see list of most needed items below), your little ones, or family, can get a picture taken with Santa. This members-only event is our way of giving back to our members while simultaneously giving back to our community. 

Kids will also have the chance to help decorate placemats for the Community Supper's Christmas dinner.

Families will be assigned a designated time based on order of RSVP. Photos will be delivered electronically approximately one week after the event. We're pleased to be able to host 40 families for this event; please RSVP for one regardless of family size.

Most needed items at the food pantry are diapers, wipes, cereal, and 100% juices.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our third annual Pictures with Santa!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ACTON-BOXBOROUGH FAMILY NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY. ABFN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS FROM ACTON, BOXBOROUGH, AND ALL SURROUNDING TOWNS!  TO JOIN ABFN, PLEASE VISIT: http://abfamily.org.

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Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Acton 2017 Fall series:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless”
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $10/online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.

Season Series Ticket Special: $50/Two Season Tickets to all three events
Click here to purchase season tickets.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Revolution Community Yoga + Bodywork Black Friday Sale
Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Revolution Community Yoga + Bodywork Black Friday Sale

Join Revolution Community Yoga + Revolution Community Bodywork for a Black Friday event featuring special deals and special in-studio hours.

  • 10% Off Yoga Class Packages
  • 2-Pack Custom 60 min massage package for $140
  • Gift Certificates
  • Yoga Mats + Accessories
  • Unique Jewelry and more

Purchase In-Studio at Revolution Community Yoga

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True West's Growler Gobble
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

True West's Growler Gobble

True West will be filling Growlers on Thanksgiving Day!  They'll have the Parade on and pouring pints while you wait. Can you say #winningthanksgiving

Bring in your True West Growler or purchase a new one for $5. The current taplist is always live at https://untappd.com/v/true-west-brewing-co/4416457 

A reminder that they cannot fill Growlers with guest beer, anything from a Nitro tap or other Brewery's branded Growlers.

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True West's Hometown Throwdown!
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

True West's Hometown Throwdown!

True West Brewing Co. presents our 2nd Annual Hometown Throwdown!

This annual party is a reunion-style event on Thanksgiving Eve! DJ Holtie will be spinning hits through the decades! 70's at 7, 80's at 8 ... get ready to dance! True West will be pouring our house beers, serving a full bar, and the kitchen will be open until10:30pm. 

FREE TO ATTEND! 

If you ALREADY purchased advanced tickets, please note:
*Your order will be refunded by 11/17/17.
*We are giving all advanced ticket holders a $10 True West gift card so that you can purchase an appetizer (or a beer) on us! Please pick up your gift card when you arrive on 11/22. Just give your name at the hostess stand. Gift cards will only be distributed to guests who attend Hometown Throwdown
Yes, there will still be a DJ and dancing!

We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to party with you!

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Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Farmers Market in The Gallery

The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market hosts its annual indoor Holiday Markets on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, 10am–1pm in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton, 525 Massachusetts Avenue.  

On offer from 17 different vendors will be: vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked treats, bagels, meats, maple syrup and products, chowders, pastas, honey and bee products, artisanal hard ciders, jams, salsas, pickles, relishes, dips, spreads, condiments, hot sauces, Egyptian and Lebanese fare, pet treats, goat milk soaps and products, and alpaca fibers and crafted goods. Also available will be ABFM’s signature kitchen/task aprons and T-shirts.

The ABFM is a producer-only market: vendors may sell only the produce and/or value-added products that they themselves grow or make. A minority of farmers markets operates on this model, which offers market-goers a wonderful chance to get to know the farmers and vendors that grow and produce the food they take home, to learn about producer practices, varieties, etc., and to understand, first-hand, producers’ integrity and innovation.

The ABFM happily accepts SNAP/EBT benefits for use at market, and provides a partial “match” to SNAP users (while project funds last). Visit the ABFM SNAP page or the ABFM stall at market for details.

The ABFM has been promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community since 2009. ABFM: Real Food from Real People! For more, visit: www.ABFarmersMarket.org.

 

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Fall Flaire Craft Show
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Flaire Craft Show

Get your holiday shopping started with locally-made gifts from local artisans at the Fall Flaire craft show!  

Offerings Include Plastic Totes Made From Feed Bags, Jewelry, Art, Custom Painted Furniture, Sea Shell Items, Dog Treats & Treatments, AB Apparel, Knit & Crocheted Items, Sachets, Christmas Décor, Mini Succulents, Magnets, Floral Designs, Hand Lettered Items, Dog Collars, Leashes & Bandanas, Pottery, Astrology/Zodiac Cards & Prints, Arbone Products, Hand Turned Pens, Photography, Wreaths, PillowCase Dresses and Sea Glass Creations.

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Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks with a three-event fall series. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston comedians to watch” by Boston Globe Magazine. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. Our audiences have been extremely supportive and, frankly, surprised by the level of talent we’ve been able to bring to the ‘burbs. Kudos to Wes! True West Brewery offers beer and wine and provides “take-out” food service in The Gallery to our comedy patrons.

Fall 2017 Comedy series:
•  Friday, September 22
•  Friday, October 13
•  Friday, November 17

QUESTIONS? Call Fugitive Productions at (978) 823-2313.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & you wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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WWI Poster Viewing with Dr. Elliot Lilien
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

WWI Poster Viewing with Dr. Elliot Lilien

2017 marks one hundred years since America entered Word War I, 'the war to end all wars.' This Veterans Day weekend, join Dr. Elliot Lilien for a drop-in viewing of his personal collection of WWI propaganda posters. At 2:30pm Dr. Lilien will share brief remarks about the posters' historical context and artistic merit followed by an opportunity for Q+A. WWI era background music provided by Thomas Ruggles.  All Posters Are For Sale By Check Only. 

Dr. Elliott Lilien taught at Concord Carlisle High School from 1965 to 2000. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, and Harvard University. He has a wealth of knowledge about European history and a talent for describing historical events in a manner that is unique and engaging.

Dr. Lilien's poster collection will be displayed in The Gallery at Villageworks throughout the month of November.

AB Beacon Article on Dr. Lilien's Exhibit in The Gallery

 

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FREE Film Screening: Tashi and the Monk
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Film Screening: Tashi and the Monk

Tashi & The Monk is an award-winning documentary about a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas created by Buddhist Monk Lobsang which rescues orphaned and neglected children. Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate.

Sponsored by West Acton VillageworksTrue West & Revolution Community Yoga, the documentary Screening will be followed by Q&A w/ Jhamtse International Executive Director & Board Members.

More info at the Event Facebook Page.

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Book Club Meets the Mat: "Buddha's Brain"
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club Meets the Mat: "Buddha's Brain"

Book Club Meets the Mat at Revolution Community Yoga!
“Buddha’s Brain” by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. 
$30 Pre-registration
REGISTER ONLINE

“Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. Solidly grounded in the latest neuroscientific research, and supported by a deep understanding of contemplative practice, this book is accessible, compelling, and profound – a crystallization of practical wisdom!”  – Philip David Zelazo, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Just like yoga, a good book is always better when shared with a group.  Book Club Meets the Mat combines the fun and connection of a book club community with the healing nature of a yoga class. Amy invites you to “pull up a bolster” to discuss our quarterly book of choice and stay for a rejuvenating yoga practice that will settle your mind and nourish your body. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and perhaps meet a new friend!

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Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!
Nov
5
3:30 PM15:30

Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West. If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About Jenny
Jenny the Juggler is honored to be Boston’s Best (“and ONLY!”) Female Professional Juggler since 1997, transforming events into fabulous experiences with unforgettable memories for Kids “AND People!”

One of the top professional jugglers in New England, Jenny the Juggler is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughs with her fabulous variety show. Featuring her spectacular face painting, impressive balloon creations, and of course, the awe-inspiring juggling, this witty show is ideal for audiences of all ages.

ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today!

Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW ON EVENTBRITE!
ABFN Members: $5 in advance / $7 at door
Non-Members: $8 in advance / $10 at door
PLEASE NOTE: These events sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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HighCamp Band
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

HighCamp Band

HighCamp is a dance and party band playing a compelling mix of high-energy tunes anchored in the club repertoire of the 1980s. While many of HighCamp’s upbeat song choices hail from the ’80s, their song list spans the decades and is guaranteed to get you moving all night long.

The band’s repertoire draws from The B-52s, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, The Clash, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Billy Idol, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Black Keys, Cyndi Lauper, No Doubt, and many more!

HighCamp features John Grosjean (vocals, keyboard, and guitar), Stu Weinreb (guitar and vocals), Al Goray (bass), Cindy Holt (vocals), Caroline Apovian (vocals), and Alan Kramer (drums).

When HighCamp gets it going, they leave nothing in the tank!

DANCE LESSONS: Join us at 6:30pm for a $5 intro dance class with professional instructor Chris Uy. He teaches all levels and styles. Learn some new moves for Halloween!

DINING OFFER: True West offers 10% off food in the Brewery on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12
/online • $15/door
Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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The Big Little Band
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Little Band

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.

BLUES, SWING, ROCKABILLY . . . AND THE OCCASIONAL TANGO!

“We’re BIG . . . for a little band. That’s what we’ve been told by disc jockeys, journalists, aficionados, and our management. Maybe it’s our music. Maybe it’s the water. Maybe it’s our imagination. But we don’t think so. Our credo? “Free your mind . . . and your ass will follow.”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Beer & wine provided by True West.
Parking map

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Acton-Boxborough Family Network's Kid Disco!
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Acton-Boxborough Family Network's Kid Disco!

Grab the kiddos and your dancing shoes . . . It's a Kid Disco in West Acton!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Kid Disco Night in The Gallery! Bring your kids to takeover the dancefloor with DJ Dazza, while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West. The Gallery will be transformed into a kid-friendly colorful disco party. We'll have a designated dance area, surrounded by lounge-style tables, so you can relax while keeping an eye on your kiddos out there bustin' a move.

If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

Tickets & Info

Preschool through 6th Grade - $8 general Admission / $5 for ABFN Members.  
PLEASE NOTE: All children in attendance must be supervised by an adult.  This is not a drop-off event.  

Adults - FREE (Must attend with at least 1 child)

Purchase your tickets now on Eventbrite!  ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today! Interested in becoming an ABFN memeber? Go to www.abfamily.org to join!

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West Acton Village Merchants Association's Oktoberfest!
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

West Acton Village Merchants Association's Oktoberfest!

The West Acton Village Merchants Association's Oktoberfest is back in West Acton Village!

While raising funds and awareness for the Acton Food Pantry, OKTOBERFEST is a West Acton tradition that happens in the heart of our community. This year there will be over 40 businesses, non-profits, artists, and more set up in Gardner Field, along with sidewalk sales and promotions happening throughout the village. A 5K hosted by Marx Running will start at 9am. There will be live music from local bands, bounce house and games for kids, prize wheel, a beer garden across the street at TrueWest, and more. Rain date is Sunday, October 15th, same times.

Come to Gardner Field Playground and enjoy & explore all that your growing community has to offer!

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Opening Reception for "Driven to Abstraction"
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Driven to Abstraction"

Celebrate the opening of 'Driven to Abstraction,' with an evening of abstract art and locally crafted beer tastings.  The reception is brought to you by OMR Architects with support from True West Brewing Co. and West Acton Villageworks

'Driven to Abstraction' is a juried show of abstract artwork presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center and exhibited in The Gallery at Villageworks. The artwork is inspired by artist Gifford Pierce’s (1937-1999) geometric studies in color and form. Pierce's work will be be displayed alongside juried abstract artwork from around the region curated by The Umbrella. Pierce’s artwork, from the collection of Nancy and Elliot Lilien, will be on sale to benefit The Umbrella Community Arts Center, a non-profit whose mission is to build a vibrant community through the arts.

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A Night Out for Hurricane Relief
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

A Night Out for Hurricane Relief

In light of the recent events of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma we will be donating to local area food banks of those people who have been affected by these tragedies. Please join us at Wish Boutique for an evening of shopping, appetizers, and mingling with friends! Fifteen percent of the proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief. You can also purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win a surprise! All proceeds from raffle tickets will go directly to the food bank. The more the merrier as we are looking to donate as much as possible! 

More at the event facebook page.

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The Discovery Museums Speaker Series: The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children (and Parents)
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Discovery Museums Speaker Series: The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children (and Parents)

The Discovery Museums and First Connections present Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY,  a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy.

Free; $5 suggested donation at the door
More info at the Discovery Museums Website

Play is where children live, and it is the main way that they learn. Parents and teachers can visit children in this play zone, for the purpose of forging closer connections, promoting learning, and just having fun. This talk, presented in conjunction with First Connections, will discuss dramatic play, physical play, and play to solve behavior problems and heal from emotional upsets. You will discover how to "learn from the natives" when you visit children's world of play, and you will find more relaxation and joy in parenting and teaching. 

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also an international speaker and consultant to public and independent schools and community organizations. Dr. Cohen is also the co-author, with Anthony DeBenedet, of The Art of Roughhousing. He wrote two books about children's friendships and peer relationships with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace: Best Friends, Worst Enemies, and Mom, They're Teasing Me. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.  Dr. Cohen attended Haverford College and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University. Dr. Cohen lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He and his wife Liz have two grown children and a granddaughter.

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Fugitive Stories: "Breathless"
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Breathless"

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.
 

Acton 2017 Fall series:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless”
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $10/online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.

Season Series Ticket Special: $50/Two Season Tickets to all three events
Click here to purchase season tickets.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Celebrate Thoreau with Friends of the Acton Libraries
Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrate Thoreau with Friends of the Acton Libraries

To mark the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau, CELEBRATE THOREAU is presented by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. This event aims to highlight Thoreau's writings and foster an appreciation for outdoor living. There will be a mixture of academic and social activities for heritage fans, and families. 

This is a free entry event being held at the Gallery at Villageworks. Thanks also to True West for their support. The Friends of the Acton Libraries are a non-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to the support of Acton's 9 (!) libraries.

Program;
“Why Walden!” - speaker Carol Domblewski, Friends of the Acton Libraries
"Acton In The Time of Thoreau" - speaker Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society
Oyster Shucking Demonstration led by Twin Seafoods
Axe Sharpening Demonstration - TBA
Open Mic' - pick a reading from Cape Cod, Maine Woods, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, or bring a favourite passage.

Activities;
WALDEN The Video Game
Lego 'build a cabin' - deliberately!
Cider donuts
True West beer
Pic-a-prize raffle
More...

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New Balance Apparel Launch Party at Modern Barre
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

New Balance Apparel Launch Party at Modern Barre

Please join Modern Barre for a shopping party and complimentary Signature Modern Barre class to launch Modern Barre's new partnership with New Balance Apparel! Shopping begins at 3:00pm and class will run from 4:00pm - 4:45pm. Light refreshments will be provided after class. Registration is required -- please sign up at http://bit.ly/2wu18BI.

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Wish Grand Opening Celebration!
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Wish Grand Opening Celebration!

Wish - Acton’s newest women’s boutique, is officially celebrating their grand opening with discounts, giveaways, and an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony!

Wish opened its’ doors in mid-April and has enjoyed a very successful Spring/Summer season. Wish is ready to kick off the fall fashion season in their typical fun form, with a party! Stop by for the Grand Opening festivities on Saturday, September 30th between 10:00am - 5:30pm!

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The Response
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

“The Response” plays originals created by Carlisle’s Jic Davis, Jon Golden, George Middleton, and Mac Ritchey, along with bandmate Emilie Faucher of Shirley.

The unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive/atmospheric rock, blues, improvisation, and global influences.

Formed a decade ago as “The Carlisle Organics,” they played self-made instruments created from found objects and recycled materials. Over time, as the band and friendship evolved, they renamed themselves “The Response,” to play for a tribute ceremony in honor of Carlisle ”first responders.”

The group continues its original mission of making music and fostering friendship. Lead singer Faucher is the primary conveyor of the group’s lyrical tales, exploring such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch. Davis plays an instrument of his own invention, the “batar” — an electric guitar/bass hybrid from which much of the band’s signature sound emanates. Ritchey sings and plays the electric oud, a reinvention of the ancient Arabic lute. It is processed through a variety of effects, creating ethereal, atmospheric sound textures. Middleton strums mellifluous, sweet sounds and delivers incisive solos on electric guitar. Golden serves up a labyrinth of percussive styles to complement the core batar/oud/guitar arrangements.

DINING OFFER:  True West offers 10% off food in the Brewery on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Tickets available at Fugitive Productions
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

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