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Great Opera Singers Around Boston, An Historical Survey, pt. 1
Great Opera Singers Around Boston, An Historical Survey, pt. 1 Ed Tapper, speaker Noted Boston-based lecturer Ed Tapper returns to the New England Opera Club in October with a long overdue program: Great Singers Around Boston, An Historical Survey. The audio presentation will focus on renowned opera singers who were born and trained in the Boston area, as well as singers born elsewhere who made Boston their adopted home, spending the bulk of their careers entertaining local audiences. Some visited briefly, but became immensely popular here, while others stayed on to teach voice at area schools and conservatories, passing on their art to future generations. At Suffolk University, Ed Tapper has taught a course entitled Music Around Boston, which dealt with the history of music in MA, focusing on the legendary figures of our musical past, as well as historic, musical landmarks in Boston and throughout the state. For over 20 years, Mr. Tapper has been the owner of Orpheus Classics , a retail store on 326 Commonwealth Ave., specializing in operatic and classical music recordings. During that time, he has culled several rare, unpublished recordings by local singers of the past. A large number of these one-of-a-kind documents, commercially unavailable in any form, will be featured on his program, which promises to be an unusual and fascinating excursion into our city’s rich and varied vocal tradition.

When: Oct 22, 2017 2pm in Watertown, MA

ALC Institute: Free Training and Introduction to a New Career

About the EventThis free 2-part training will provide attendees with introductory information about the principles of ABA and how it’s used across various settings (specifically for children with autism spectrum and related disorders). The training will take place at our office in Watertown. Attendees should attend both dates. Participation in the ALC Institute could lead to part-time or full-time opportunities at Advances! See what it's like to work at Advances Learning Center here:https://vimeo.com/182000722/7b1cea3aa1 A Career in ABA is......REWARDING: Helping people with autism and other disabilities to navigate their communities, improve their communication, and connect with their world is deeply satisfying.SECURE: Demand for ABA professionals has been sharply rising in clinics, schools, social services agencies, and other organizations for the past 2 decades and is expected to continue to rise.FLEXIBLE: There are ABA positions available in many fields, including healthcare, education, social services, with a variety of full-time and part-time options.

When: Oct 23, 2017 4pm in Watertown, MA

Watertown Social Services Resource Sessions (Oct. 23)

Curious about what social service resources might be available to you or your family? Come meet with one of the Watertown Social Service Resource Specialists. We can help Watertown residents get connected to services such as fuel, food, housing, and counseling resources. We now offer private, half hour consultations at the library.  You may sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session. If these times don't work for you, please contact the Resource Specialists directly at 617-744-9585 to schedule another time.

When: Oct 23, 2017 5pm in Watertown, MA

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About Watertown, MA
Watertown Massachusetts was founded in 1603 and was one of America's largest settlements in that time. Watertown quickly became an important center for trade, commerce and industry.

Watertown once served as the temporary seat of government during the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere, who once resided in Watertown actually printed the first money for the Province of Massachusetts here.

Canvas sails for the U.S.S. Constitution were woven here at the old Bemis Mills and the renowned Stanley Steamers and the black Crawford stoves were manufactured in Watertown. Just outside of Watertown Square on Mt. Auburn Street is where the first Star Market store was opened.

Watertown is strategically located just 6 miles northwest of Boston and has easy access to all major highways in eastern Massachusetts. Providing an extensive public transportation system that includes rail and bus lines which provide access to the Logan International Airport and the world.

On April 19, 2013 the whole world was watching Watertown, MA as the Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was arrested after a day long manhunt that shut down the City of Boston and the surrounding towns while law enforcement went door to door searching for the suspect. It ended when a resident on Franklin Street reported that they found bloody evidence that the suspect was hiding in a boat parked in the back yard of the home.