Presented by The Friends of Gardner Field! Join your neighbors at Gardner Field across the street from Villageworks for a viewing of the film “SING”. Food will be available for purchase on the lawn beginning at 6pm. There will be hotdogs and hamburgers for sale, grilled by Legends Cafe. Pizza by the slice for sale, from our friends at New London Style Pizza.
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and find a space in front of the projector screen before showtime at 6:30pm. Lawn space for blankets and chairs is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are in need of an accommodation to better attend this movie night, please contact us at: FriendsofGardnerField@gmail.com
The film “SING” has quite a few popular songs throughout the movie: the ABRHS Chorus will be on hand to lead the crowd in sing-along!
Finally, this is the FIRST FUNDRAISER hosted by the Friends of Gardner Field Organization. This committee was established to revitalize this hidden gem of a park in West Acton. Over the past few months, we gathered feedback from Town of Acton residents on how we should improve Gardner Field. In the coming months, we will work with the Acton Recreation Department, park design professionals, and community members to craft a plan for the space. Our committee hopes to raise $100,000 to be used for Gardner Field improvements. Once we meet this goal, we will apply with the Town of Acton Community Preservation Committee for the additional funds needed to complete this project.
For expectant parents who are considering hiring a birth doula or postpartum doula.
Space is limited – Pre-Registration is Required:
This gathering is intended for expectant parents who are considering hiring a birth doula or postpartum doula or would like to learn more about doula support. During the event, you will meet several local doulas all in one place and get the chance to chat one-on-one with each of them. You’ll learn about what services the doulas provide, how they support their clients, and you’ll get a feel for their personalities. You will leave with a handout about each of the doulas and can contact folks you clicked with for follow-up interviews if you’d like. It’s a great event to learn about how doulas can support you and your families during pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. There is no obligation to hire anyone you meet.
You will also learn some common things about birth and postpartum doula services, such as:
• What does a doula do?
• What do services usually entail?
• Why would I want to hire a doula?
• How would a doula work with my partner?
Studies* have shown many benefits of working with a doula, including:
• Shorter labors
• Fewer requests for epidurals
• Less frequent use of forceps or vacuum
• Increased confidence in birth partners
• Fewer cesareans [OR Lower cesarean rate]
• Increased success with breastfeeding
• More time to bond with your baby
• An easier transition into parenthood
Amanda Hemm, Postpartum Doula
Becca Schillaci, Birth Doula, Birth Doula
Heather Chiancola, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Kerri Babish Doula Services, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Lindsay Wolff, Birth Doula
Natasha Trapp - Quiet Waters Doula, Birth Doula
OKTOBERFEST returns to West Acton Village on Saturday, September 29th! In addition to sidewalk sales throughout the village, all variety of vendors will be set up in Gardner Field on Rte 111/Mass Ave, across from the Villageworks.
Marx Running is hosting at 5K road race at 9am, and then festivities begin at 10am. Live bands will be playing all day long, including special performances from groups like Theatre III. Bounce house and playground available for younger kids. Food and drink will be provided from local favorites such as Legend Cafe, Orange Door Kitchen, and New London Pizza. This year TrueWest will be hosting a Beer Tent (over 21 only), where they will be selling beer along with Pony Shack Cider with some lawn games.
The Acton-Boxborough Family Network, True 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.
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!
The Acton-Boxborough Family Network, True 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.
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!
For new, expecting, and future parents and caretakers- Don't miss this fun and educational fair hosted by NAMMA Families! Learn about providers who can support your family during the prenatal and postnatal periods, and through all of parenthood (lactation consultants, sleep consultants, midwives, doulas, chiropractors, etc!), attend workshops for parents and activities for kids! Raffles, food and drinks, fun for all ages (with a side of education!)
- Educational workshops [List]
- Providers available to talk with families
- Raffle to benefit First Connections
- Gift bags to the first 100 attendees
- Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages by True West Brewing Company
- Essential oil hand massages by Inspire Motion Physical Therapy
- Mom and Baby yoga class from Revolution Community Yoga
- Quiet lounge for nursing in Wellness at Villageworks
- Face painting
- And more!
This is a FREE community event. For all the details and a list of Workshops please visit: nammafamilies.org/fair
Presented by Acton-Boxborough Family Network, with support from Acton-Boxborough United Way.
In Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles unveiled the dark side of America’s achievement culture. In her follow up documentary, Beyond Measure, Abeles travels to public schools across the country as they embark on a journey to transcend the limits of our outmoded, test-driven education system and create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture from the ground up. By putting research and innovative models into practice, groundbreaking school communities are transforming how and what they teach. In chorus with experts including Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Yong Zhao, Alison Gopnik, Jo Boaler and Daniel Pink, the change makers in Beyond Measure prove that both a new vision and a higher purpose are within reach for American education.
Tickets: $10 in advance online / $15 at door
Questions? Contact Michelle Shoemaker at email@example.com
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Miss your chance for tickets? More family-focused events are in the works!
The Puppets Take West Acton! The Acton-Boxborough Family Network, True West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present two family classics from Drawbridge Puppet Theater: The Three Little Pigs and Chicken Little. Bring your kids for the puppets 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.
Tickets: $8 general admission / $4 for ABFN Members
Non-ABFN Members: Order your tickets at https://puppetsinthegallery.eventbrite.com