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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston to Host Sensory-Friendly Event on October 27
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is hosting a sensory friendly event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:30am – 10:00am. The event will include special modifications including designated quiet areas, lower music and modified lights throughout the attraction. These special adjustments will be made from 8:30am – 10:00am, but once you are inside, you are welcome to stay for as long as you would like. The attraction will open to the public at 10:00 am. Please remember that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is a children’s attraction, geared towards ages 3-10 and all adults must be accompanied by a child. For more information please visit: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/sensory-friendly-event-2/ If you have any specific concerns or would like some more information about the event, you can email LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at boston@legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

When: Sat Oct 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Cost: $14.95 - $29.95
Where: 598 Assembly Row
Visit: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/sensory-friendly-event-2/
Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey
When: Nov 14, 2020 12am to Feb 1, 2021 12am in Somerville, MA
December: In your own Backyard
When: Dec 2, 2020 12am to Dec 16, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
The Art of Observation
The Art of Observation: A Retrospective of David Campbell’s WorkCommunity Curator: Debra OlinNovember 2020 – February 2021*Curated by Community Curator, Debra Olin, The Art of Observation will be a major retrospective of the work of David Campbell, one of Somerville’s most beloved artists. This show will explore Campbell’s long-standing fascination with the streets and buildings of Somerville itself. Programming for this exciting exhibition will also introduce a number of other artists for whom Somerville has been a primary inspiration. We are engaged in ongoing discussions on how to safely re-open the Museum to our members and visitors. All related events will be virtual. Stay tuned for more information.Related Programming: Somerville Streets Trivia: Weekly Online EventDraw What You Know: Virtual ExhibitThis program has evolved into a collaboration with Emily Alcott’s 6th grade art class at the East Somerville Community School. These students have been invited to draw everyday scenes and objects of interests to them in and around their home. This will be a virtual exhibit on our website. Home is Where the Art is | November 2020This program invites Jessica Howard’s Somerville High School’s portfolio class to draw what is visually interesting or meaningful to them in their immediate environment. Their creations will be showcased at the Museum. Curator Talk + Studio Tour | December 2020This is a collaboration with the Somerville Media Center to create a recorded virtual tour of Campbell’s studio, also featuring Community Curator, Debra Olin. Somerville As Muse: January 2021Much like Campbell, many Somerville artists use the City as muse. This event will highlight those artists in a virtual and hopefully, live event. About Artist + CuratorDebra Olin and David Campbell pose with Campbell’s artwork; image credit: Bill KippDavid Campbell, ArtistDavid Campbell is a painter living and working in the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA. He studied at the Art Students League of New York in the 1950s. He lived and worked as a plein air landscape painter in Italy for 7 years. Then he returned to the US for his native landscape, painting in Gloucester, Somerville (30 years) and Maine. His work is in many private and public collections: Metropolitan Museum of New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Library. He has received grants from the Somerville Arts Council, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. He had a 2-month residence at the McDowell Colony in NH and at the Delaware River Watergap with the Artists for the Environment Foundation. Debra Olin, Community CuratorDebra Olin is a printmaker, living and working in Somerville, MA. She received her MFA from MA College of Art in 1980. Olin has shown in exhibitions across the U.S., Canada, France, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, and Cuba. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, Temple Israel, Brookline, MA, YIVO Institute, NYC, The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. In 2004 Debra was awarded the Rappaport Prize, the largest public annual award to an individual artist in New England. In 2018 Olin received a MA Cultural Council Finalist Award and a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Trust. Olin is a founding member of the Brickbottom Artist Building and the Gallery Coordinator of the Brickbottom Gallery.*David Campbell’s retrospective has been installed and programming is being finalized. We are still closed to the public but hoping to open soon.We will be following all guidelines and will hopefully be able to open in the near future. Check our website for more updates.

When: Dec 2, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
6th Annual Union Square Holiday Stroll
6th Annual Union Square Holiday StrollJoin us December 4 - December 12 for The Holiday Stroll, a week-long celebration of Union Square sparkle, discovery, and holiday delight. Get Merry with a Mask & enter to win cash prizes up to $1000 by helping to judge the Storefront Decoration Contest, conquering the Keep Small Strong Challenge when enjoying unique eats and rad retail, following the Festivus Trail, and taking Elfie Selfies. Dozens of locally-owned businesses await with all you need to stuff your stockings, deck your halls with local art, make your tastebuds celebrate, and MORE!Bundle up and come on down or snuggle up and shop from home to unwrap Union Square in all its wintry wonderment!Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - Saturday, December 12, 2020 Where: At local businesses throughout Union Square in SomervilleCost: Free! More details: https://www.unionsquaremain.org/holiday-strollFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1104336213348991Union Square Main StreetsUnion Square Main Streets works to strengthen the dynamic neighborhood of businesses and people in Union Square. More information is available at www.unionsquaremain.org

When: Dec 4, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Friday December 4, 2020 at 2:30 PM
When: Dec 4, 2020 12am to Dec 4, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Saturday December 5, 2020 at 2:30 PM
When: Dec 5, 2020 12am to Dec 5, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Sunday December 6, 2020 at 2:30 PM
When: Dec 6, 2020 12am to Dec 6, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Friday December 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM
When: Dec 11, 2020 12am to Dec 11, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Saturday December 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM
When: Dec 12, 2020 12am to Dec 12, 2020 12am in Somerville, MA
Missa de S\u00e1bado 7:00PM
Missa de S\u00e1bado 7pm

When: Dec 12, 2020 8pm in Somerville, MA