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Optical Shards
When: Nov 29, 2017 12am to Feb 5, 2018 12am in Stoneham, MA
Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday at Stone Zoo!
Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 12th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join in on the festivities! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served).Stop by the exhibit to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card!WHEN: January 20, 2018 10a.m. – 2p.m.WHERE: Stone Zoo149 Pond StreetStoneham, MA 02180 ADMISSION: For ticket information, please visit www.stonezoo.org.FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.stonezoo.org or call 617-541-LION.# # #Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.“Like” us on Facebook (/stonezoo) and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@zoonewengland)!

When: Jan 20, 2018 10am to Jan 20, 2018 2pm in Stoneham, MA
Cost: For ticket information, please visit www.stonezoo.org.
Tai Chi, Qi Gong For Health, Longevity and Stress Management
You've been looking to enhance your health and wellness.   What is Qi Gong? To cultivate your energy, there are standing, sitting or moving Qi Gong practices.  TaiChi is typically considered part of moving Qi Gong practice. When the mind and body's energy is out of balance, health issues arise.  When they are in balance, one has good health. If you are looking for a mature, guided set of tools to control your health, you want to come in for a free trial lesson. Open enrollment. No experience necessary.  1 week of free adult training at the Stoneham location only. Visit our Body Mind Systems Training Centers or contact us at: www.bodymindsystems.com info@bodymindsystems.com LOCATIONS www.bodymindsystems.com info@bodymindsystems.com Body Mind Systems Vinnin Square Plaza 1005 Paradise Road Swampscott, MA 01907 781-581-8887 Body Mind Systems 263 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180 781-279-1400 Body Mind Systems 1739 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132 617-327-5100

When: Jan 23, 2018 6pm in Stoneham, MA
"Bat Boy: The Musical"
Tabloid Spoof Bat Boy: The Musical

Based on the infamous headline in the Weekly World News tabloid -- and hailed as a "giggling cult hit" by The New Yorker -- this hilarious modern musical starring a talented youth cast tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy. After he's discovered in a West Virginia cave, Bat Boy is taken in by a local family and begins to get in touch with his human side -- but can the rest of the town overcome their fear? With an infectious pop-rock score, surprising twists and a message about acceptance, this frightfully funny spoof is a classic love story with a wicked bite. Catch this production of Bat Boy: The Musical from Greater Boston Stage Company's Young Company.

When: Jan 26, 2018 7:30PM in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $7.50
"Seussical the Musical"
Seussical: Cat in the Hat in Colorful Family Fave

In this youth production of Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave from Greater Boston Stage Company's Young Company.

When: Jan 27, 2018 1pm in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $7.50
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Young Cast Presents a Musical About Inner Beauty

Victor Hugo's epic tale of a deformed bell-ringer and the woman he loves comes to the stage as a musical, featuring a talented cast of young actors. Combining the best parts of both the book and the 1996 Disney film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel and a soaring Oscar-nominated score, as the deformed Quasimodo grapples with society's cruelty and protects the lovely gypsy Esmeralda, the one woman who shows him kindness. Get caught up in the historical, romantic magic when this dazzling production comes to the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.

When: Jan 27, 2018 4pm in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $7.50
"The Phantom Tollbooth Jr."
The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.

Chock-full of the kind of whimsical wordplay and imagination that would do Lewis Carroll proud, The Phantom Tollbooth has been delighting readers for over 50 years. Now, it comes to life onstage in this youth production from Greater Boston Stage Company's Young Company. Come along with Milo, a bored 10-year-old who one day finds a magical tollbooth in his room. With his trusty watchdog Tock riding shotgun, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates, setting off on a fantastic adventure to save Rhyme and Reason in the Kingdom of Wisdom! Full of colorful characters, and clocking in at a breezy 60 minutes long, The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. is the perfect introduction to theater for young audiences.

When: Jan 28, 2018 11am in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $7.50
"Unveiled"
Muslim Women's Lives Unveiled in One-Woman Show

On the surface, it's an ordinary domestic scene: five Muslim women serving tea. But when the veils are pulled back, scenes of racism, religion, love, violence, culture, language and life are revealed in this compelling one-woman show. In a post-9/11 world, everything has changed for these once nearly invisible women. Unveiled is written and performed by Rohina Malik, who drew on her own Indo-Pakistani heritage to create and embody these vivid characters on stage at Stoneham's Greater Boston Stage Company.

When: Feb 7, 2018 2pm in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $7.50 - $12.50
Unveiled (Stoneham)

Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik.

Unveiled is a co-presentation by New Repertory Theatre in Watertown and Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham. Click here for information about the Watertown performances.

“In her rich, upbeat and very enjoyable 70-minute collection of five character studies of Muslim women in modern-day America, Malik gives voice to characters from whom we hear far too little in the theater.” – Chicago Tribune



When: Feb 7, 2018 2pm in Stoneham, MA
"The Irish ... and How They Got That Way"
Frank McCourt's Music-Filled Tribute to the Irish

Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis), The Irish ... and How They Got That Way tells the story of the Irish experience on both sides of the pond. It's filled with McCourt's unique humor and draws on his personal experience as an Irish-American. Told through a revue of songs, this ironic and loving look at the Irish people includes everything from "Danny Boy" and "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" to "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by modern Irish rockers U2. Catch this Greater Boston Stage Company production just in time for St. Paddy's Day!

When: Mar 8, 2018 7:30PM in Stoneham, MA
Cost: $20 - $27.50