February Community Calendar

February Community Calendar Events:

Velocity Engineering Lab at the Discovery Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street, Acton, MA

For More Information: https://www.discoveryacton.org/exhibit/velocity-112-42819

Balls, ramps, jumps, loops—and physics fun! Race golf balls along winding, sloping, and looping tracks and explore how gravity, friction, speed, and acceleration affect the velocity and trajectory of moving objects.

Kalahari Perspectives Exhibition

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/kalahari-perspectives-to-open

Culled from over 45,000 images, Kalahari Perspectives presents a select subset of the Marshalls’ photography and guides visitors through a process of actively “reading” the images to better understand their potential to transform perception.

M is for Museum: Preschool Fun at Wenham Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA

For More Information: http://www.wenhammuseum.org/m-is-for-museum/

M is for Museum – Wenham Museum educators introduce young children to the world of museums in a fun interactive way, combining early literacy and socialization.

Targeted to children 3 years old and up, each session will focus on a particular part of the collection, an exhibit, or a seasonal theme.

Nature Time at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

For More Information: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills-trailside-museum/programs-classes-activities/museum-programs

Introduce your pre-school aged child to nature with this fun program at Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

Programs may feature a story, nature games, crafts, short walks outside, or meeting one of the museum’s animal residents.

Mount Auburn Hospital’s 83rd Annual Thursday Morning Talks

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, February 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 415 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.mountauburnhospital.org/giving/mount-auburn-auxiliary/thursday-morning-talks/

The 2019 lecture series will feature experts who cover a wide variety of topics including: art, psychology, history, genealogy, and challenges to our democracy. Through a partnership with the Harvard Coop, books by some of the speakers will be available for sale and signing after each lecture.

All proceeds go to the Mount Auburn Hospital.

STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West End

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.downtownboston.org/explore-downtown-boston/downtown-boston-events-calendar/steam-crafternoon-playgroup/

Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends.

Ideal for children of all ages. Groups and individuals welcome. This event takes place every Thursday afternoon at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library.

SoWa First Fridays

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-first-fridays/

On the first Friday of every month, 200+ artists, galleries, shops and showrooms of the SoWa Art + Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture, and inspiration.

Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop small, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants.

Movie Club

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2302/movie-club—winter-and-spring-series

Join them for the Spring Semester of Movie Club! Now recruiting new members ages 18-30! They will meet every week in their new, beautiful space in Brookline! Dinner will be served.

Self-Advocacy Group

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2259/self-advocacy-group

Adults with disabilities ages 18+ are invited to join a fun and supportive group focused on learning and practicing self-advocacy skills. Dinner is included. Drop-ins welcome.

Brookline Pizza and Parsha

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Cafe Eilat, 406 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2306/brookline-pizza-and-parsha-winter-spring-2019

Come enjoy pizza with some learning and fun activities. All are welcome! This is a free event.

Rayim at Reyim

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street, Auburndale, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/series/2266/rayim-at-reyim

Join them for their monthly lounge night for ages 25+ at Temple Reyim! They’ll have snacks, games and more fun!

Hebrew Reading Crash Course

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Beth Menachem Chabad, 349 Dedham Street, Newton, MA

For More Information: https://www.jewishnewton.com/

You can learn to read Hebrew in just five lessons!

Beth Menachem Chabad is offering a Hebrew Reading Crash Course to all members of the Jewish community. The course is designed to teach those with little or no basic knowledge of the Hebrew language how to read Hebrew in five easy lessons.

Umpy Lundersphere at Boston Children’s Museum

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/gallery

Umpy Lundersphere, created by Claire Ashley, is an immersive environment that feels like an imaginary undersea cave or alien planet.

It is made with stitched, painted, inflatable sculptures, hand painted area rugs, bean bags, and exercise balls or are they sea creatures or alien beings waiting to hatch? Relax, watch, roll, and listen to the space.

William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects Exhibit at the ICA

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/william-forsythe-choreographic-objects

The ICA presents the first comprehensive American exhibition of performative objects, video installations, and interactive sculptures of the internationally celebrated choreographer William Forsythe.

Ansel Adams in Our Time at the MFA

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

For More Information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/ansel-adams-in-our-time

Ansel Adams in Our Time at the Museum of Fine Arts presents some of Adams’ most celebrated prints, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to an aerial shot of a knotted roadway in Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles.

The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.

Snowshoeing at Gore Place

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

For More Information: https://goreplace.org/grounds-farm/snowshoeing-gore-place/

Bundle up and enjoy the snow this winter! (Weather permitting, of course). Snowshoes are available for children and adults to rent from the Carriage House when the grounds are snow-covered.

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity and excellent form of exercise (you’ll burn 3 times the calories as walking).

With 50-acres of level terrain, the Gore estate is a perfect place to snowshoe and just 9 miles from Boston!

All the World Is Here: The Invention of American Anthropology

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

For More Information: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/all-the-world

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology celebrated its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.

Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: Navy Yards, Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/all-hands-on-deck/

All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812′ is a hands-on, minds-on exhibition where families can step into the shoes of a sailor by furling a sail, firing a canon, scrubbing a deck, and snoozing in a hammock.

Sailors from the past, represented in full-scale photographic cut outs, convey the emotional highs and lows of life at sea through first person narrative.

The exhibition is designed to encourage families to make personal connections and to promote conversation among family members about what each might have felt or done if he or she was a Constitution sailor in 1812.

Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: Varies

Location: 22 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

For More Information: https://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs

Curious little explorers (ages 4-6 years) conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program.

Held on the first Thursday of every month, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Masters of Miniature: Best of the Best!

Event Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22
Charlestown, MA

For More Information: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/event/masters-of-miniature-best-of-the-best/

View the Best of the Best! at their 40th annual Model Ship Show. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the prize winning models from the last 5 years, partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and more! The model show is presented by the USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and is funded in part by the Boston Marine Society.

Maimonides Junior Shabbaton

Event Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Maimonides School 34 Philbrick Road, Brookline, MA

For More Information: https://www.yachad.org/newengland/events/11211/maimonides-junior-shabbaton-2018

Be their guest at their Disney-themed Maimonides Junior Shabbaton! Open to Yachad members ages 8-17 and peers grades 8-12. Drop off Friday at 2pm, pick up Saturday at 8:30pm. No late registrations will be accepted. Spots are available: first come, first serve.

Cupid’s Chase 5k

Event Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA

For More Information: https://www.cupidschasema.com/

The Cupid’s Chase 5k will be held in Wakefield, MA on Saturday, February 9, 2019. This is a USATF sanctioned event. The race is a flat, fast course around Lake Quannapowitt. There will be a post-race party with awards, food, and beer!

100% of proceeds from the race will be donated to the National MS Society.