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Two Free Events, One Evening: Puppets and a Movie
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Two Free Events, One Evening: Puppets and a Movie

Two Free Events, One Evening
5:30pm: Margaret Moody Puppets
6:30pm: ”Make Me Dance” Documentary

Come for one or stay for both.

We’d like to get an approximate head count, so please order your FREE TICKETS online. In the comments section, let us know if you are likely to come to the puppet show, the dance film, or both.

Order your tickets here!

Make Me Dance (65 min)
Tatyana Bronstein, Director | USA | 2016 | Doc

“Make Me Dance” is a documentary that takes an in-depth look at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory. World-renowned choreographer, Darrell Grand Moultrie, has chosen to hold the residency at the Boston Conservatory to craft his new work, “Winds of Now” for young students. The film documents Moultrie’s choreography and preparation for his piece from conception through rehearsals, culminating in the opening night at BoCo Theater.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACxMGYlk4Pg

 

Margaret Moody Puppets

Margaret Moody loves the way two hands and a few puppets can present a whole story. She studied with master puppeteer Li Tien-lu of Taiwan for three years, and continues to use the intricate puppets and choregraphy of Bu Dai Xi (‘cloth bag drama’) in performance. Margaret performs mainly for children and enjoys creating shows with fairies and other magical creatures. In addition to her solo work, Margaret performs with Dream Tale Puppets and Galapagos Puppets. margaretmoodypuppets.com

 

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Community Open House @ Orange Door Kitchen
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Community Open House @ Orange Door Kitchen

Curious about what's been happening in the old Savory Lane building at 251 Arlington Street?  Drop on by Orange Door Kitchen for our first community open house! Come meet the team, grab a bite and take a peek around our new home - and your new culinary destination - in West Acton. Complimentary snacks and non alcoholic beverages will be available and we will have beer and wine for sale. No tickets or RSVP required. We hope to see you there!

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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
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“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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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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Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class
Nov
26
1:30 PM13:30

Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class

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.

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Jun
12
4:00 PM16:00

Applewild School Open House at The Gallery: Applewild, The Arts, and Acton

Join The Applewild School on Sunday, June 12th from 4 to 7pm and engage in lively conversation while you learn about the signature programs that make Applewild School so special. This Admissions event is family friendly! Light appetizers and refreshments by True West.

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

ITC Fundraiser and Auction: Blues & Brews

Come to The Gallery for "Blues & Brews", an annual auction and fundraiser for the Infant Toddler Center of Acton.  All event proceeds go directly to supporting ITC's program. Hot items this year include an Ogunquit getaway, tickets to the sold out Billy Joel concert at Fenway Park, and a private fishing charter, as well as numerous other exciting items.

The event is open to the public, and we welcome attendees from our alumni community! 

Preview items, register as a bidder, and purchase your event tickets at www.itcauction.com

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Feb
20
1:30 PM13:30

Benefit Yoga Class for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity Benefit Yoga Class
Suggested Donation $15-20
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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.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Acton Family Network: Pictures with Santa Toy Drive

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.

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