Join Modern Barre at their West Acton Studio for a special Latin inspired Signature Express Class to benefit the ACLU in their mission to reunite children separated from their families. Suggested donation of $10 cash. Refreshments and shopping to follow. 20% off Beyond Yoga, New Balance, and Modern Barre Apparel. Register now!
Join True West and the Fisher House for a family-friendly fundraiser. Buy a beer, Help a Veteran!
Feel free to arrive any time between event start and finish. $20 per person cover charge at the door will be collected by Fisher House Boston with all profits benefiting veterans. Cover charge includes one full pour of the special Black Ale Project beer, live entertainment, and a Color Guard and Musket Salute by the Boxborough Minutemen Company. Cash/credit bar and taproom menu will be available during the event. Fisher House Boston will be selling custom collaboration t-shirts for $25 with all profits benefiting veterans. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheers! #blackaleproject
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.
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.
Join Women's Voices for the Earth to learn how toxic chemicals impact women’s health, and what you can do about it! Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization mobilizing women across the country to stand up and say ‘no’ to toxic chemicals in the products they use daily—chemicals that are contributing to cancer, infertility and other health problems. Together, they are moving some of the largest corporations in the world to make positive policy and ingredient changes that value the health of women and their families.
Appetizers and drinks by True West Brewery
To learn more, visit www.womensvoices.org
Join Revolution Community Yoga, Title Boxing Club of Littleton, and True West for a late morning outdoor class at Gardner Field Playground across from VIllageworks to raise money for St. Jude in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Begin with a 30 min shadow boxing class, then a 30 min yoga class held by Revolution Community Yoga, followed by a social at True West!
Suggested $10 suggested donation. Donations will be collected in CASH at entry. All proceeds go to St. Jude's. The classes & social hour are open to the PUBLIC with a donation.
Please Register at Eventbrite.
Hosted by Highrock Covenant Church, come dance with DJ Shin Maeng, enjoy appetizers, dessert, and a cash bar, raffles of coveted items from local merchants, tastes of Congolese culture, and more. Come for a NIGHT OUT to have some fun, make new friends, and have an impact that reaches all the way to children in Congo.
All proceeds from this event support the CONGO CLINIC INITIATIVE.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a growing vibrant nation whose infrastructure has been destabilized by years of civil war, leaving some areas in extreme poverty. One out of every five children die before the age of 5 in Congo due to preventable diseases. The mission of the Paul Carlson Partnership (www.paulcarlson.org) is to catalyze the growth of self-sustaining families and communities in places of deep poverty in Africa through investment in medical and economic development. Highrock Acton has come alongside the Paul Carlson Partnership, and become one of 108 churches to support 108 medical clinics in the Congo that are providing accessible, front-line life-saving health care to those who need it the most. Highrock Acton partners with the Kanana Clinic, a village of over 4,000 people that is 21 miles away from the nearest hospital. We have made a five-year commitment to come alongside the Kanana Clinic, sending at least $10k a year, to raise the standard of healthcare and provide preventative medicine, electricity, refrigeration, sustainable solar energy, clean water and salaries for the 3 person clinic staff.
Tickets: $30 per person available for purchase until February 7.
More info at the Event Facebook Page.
As part of the Villageworks Holiday Food Drive, Revolution Community Yoga is running a special class to benefit the Acton Food Pantry. Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to help alleviate food-insecurity in Acton and its contiguous towns – Boxborough, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford.
There is no charge for this class, but cash or food donations for the Acton Food Pantry would be most welcomed! The items most needed at this time are:
Spaghetti sauce • cereal (hot and cold) • peanut butter & jelly • soup • macaroni & cheese • boxed rice • canned meats & fish • 100% juice boxes • canned tomato products • baking mixes (cake, brownies, breads) • toilet paper & tissues
If you cannot attend the class but would like to make a donation, you can drop off your non-perishable food items in the donation box in the Wellness at Villageworks waiting area.
More info at the Revolution Community Yoga website.
Join Gov. Michael Dukakis in supporting State Sen. Jamie Eldridge in his run for re-election in the Middlesex + Worcester District.
Join Modern Barre for two special classes to raise money for breast cancer research at Dana Farber. 100% of all proceeds go to the work of Dr. Sara Tolaney, a cancer researcher at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
6:15pm Signature Modern Barre
7:30pm Beginner Modern Barre
SIGN UP - $25 per client | online registration required | sign up as "unpaid" and pay in studio.
About Our Donation
One of our very dear and loyal clients was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. With cutting edge therapies and world renowned doctors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute she has been cancer free since the end of her treatment. We are very grateful to have her in class every week, healthy and strong, and a part of the Modern Barre community. Her doctor, Dr. Sara Tolaney, provided unparalleled service during her time of need and continues to provide follow up care and support. With funding and donations, Dr. Tolaney is able to perform essential research that will pave the way for future breakthrough treatments.
Dr. Tolaney is on staff of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is a medical oncologist and clinical investigator in the Breast Oncology Center. Her research focuses on the development of novel therapies in the treatment of breast cancer.
Come celebrate the birth of rare Blanding's turtle hatchlings and support local conservation. This evening of craft brews, farm-to-table food, live animals, and fun activities is not to be missed!
All proceeds from the event will go to Grassroots Wildlife Conservation and our many local biodiversity conservation projects, including our signature Blanding's Turtle conservation program. Our educational programs engage several thousand Massachusetts students from grades K-12 who learn that they can directly help restore threatened plants and animals in their own communities.
Doors open at 7:00
Tickets: $40 adult/$20 child at www.grassrootswildlife.org
Food, beer and wine provided by True West.
Come to The Gallery for a screening of Tiny: The Story of Living Small, followed by a discussion of Tiny House living and trends.
Hosted and Sponsored by Acton Real Estate Company.
TINY is a documentary about home, and how we find it. The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream.
6:30 to 7pm - Reception
7pm - 8pm - Film Screening
8pm - 8:30pm - Living TINY Community Conversation & Trends
FREE Admission with suggested donation of kitchen utensils/silverware to benefit Household Goods.
Please join Sen. Jamie Eldridge for a late afternoon of inspired conversation, snacks, sweets, music, and more! This year, Jamie is running for re-election to continue representing the interests of the 14 communities of the Middlesex/Worcester district.
Jamie extends a warm invitation to you — his supporters, colleagues, business owners, and leaders of nonprofits and social action groups who align with this values and initiatives — to share a toast to what has been accomplished and help him gain re-election to the State Senate. Visit JamieEldridge.com to learn more about Jamie’s work.
For more info on this event and ways to donate to Jamie's campaign, please visit Fugitive Productions' event page.
Habitat For Humanity Benefit Yoga Class
Suggested Donation $15-20
Our lives are full of to do lists, responsibilities, plans, and goals. Make some time to come back to yourself in the here and now, still your mind and calm your nerves by combining movement awareness and breath. Give yourself this gift of self-care while also giving compassionately during our Refresh and Restore Workshop benefiting Habitat for Humanity International.
More info at Revolution Community Yoga's event page.
Come to The Gallery for a night of comedy to benefit Acton-Boxborough Youth Hockey. The evening is headlined by professional stand-up comics and will include a silent auction, appetizers, and a cash bar provided by True West.
- Jim Cauletta (Comedy Central, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Cruises)
- Matt Barry (Catch a Rising Star, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods)
- Steve Halligan (Runner Up in Best of Boston Comedy)
The silent auction includes 2 tickets in the Alumni Box to the Bruins vs. Penguins game on Feb 24th, a Zamboni Ride, a team signed Winter Classic Jersey, and a team signed hockey stick.
Please contact email@example.com for more info and to purchase tickets.
The Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN) is happy to be hosting a Pictures with Santa Toy Drive on Sunday, December 11. With the donation of a new toy and/or blanket for the Acton Police Department your little one(s) can pose for a picture with Jolly Old St. Nick.
This is a private event for Acton Family Network members. Please visit the Acton Family Network website if you are interested in joining AFN.
Join us for a fun night with friends and neighbors at ABUW's annual fundraising party of the year: Casino Royale at The Concord Country Club. Enjoy blackjack, Texas hold'em poker and roulette, with volunteer dealers. Enter the raffle to win A Night in Tuscany. This is a dinner party for ten featuring a wonderful Italian menu and wine pairings for each course at Farfalle Italian Market and Cafe in Concord.. Bisousweet treats for dessert.
Tickets for Casino Royale are now on sale: Tickets
One Common Unity and Pollinate Creative present Fly By Light -- A documentary film screening followed by a discussion with Hawah Kasat, Filmmaker and One Common Unity Executive Director.
Film Synopsis: A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives Mark, Asha, Martha, and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. But as they return to DC, each young person faces an unforgiving series of hurdles and roadblocks that challenge their efforts to build a better life. Through breathtaking visuals from street corners to mountaintops, Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey to rewrite a young person’s future.
Watch the trailer to the film here: http://bit.ly/flybylighttrailer