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Urban Foraging Tour of Watertown
Take a walk on the wild (food) side! Join Dr. David Craft, Harvard Medical School researcher and local urban foraging expert on a walk around Watertown. Tasty wild plants grow abundantly throughout the area, and on your ramble, you will learn how to identify, harvest, and use the wild greens and other edible plants that grow freely all around you. Registration is required. Please come to the program prepared to walk around Watertown. Urban Foragers will gather in the Watertown Savings Bank Room before and after the program. Email address required to register online. If you do not have an email address, visit or call the WFPL Reference Desk to register (617-972-6436). Registration is required. You may not bring guests who have not registered. If you have taken a particular computer class before, we ask that you please wait to register until the day of the class so that new students have a chance to register.

When: May 25, 2019 11am in Watertown, MA

Watertown Celebrates Iftar 2019

"Watertown Celebrates Iftar" will be a second, community-wide celebration of Iftar, the fast-breaking meal that occurs each evening during the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan.   The first Watertown community Iftar was held in June, 2017. Conceived and organized by Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group, the purpose of this event is to foster interfaith dialogue, peace, and understanding of the importance of Ramadan in the Muslim faith.   The evening will educate non-Muslims about this holiday and allow Muslims and non-Muslims to share a special evening of celebration, festive food and socializing.     Sponsors Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group, a working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment  (https://watertowncitizens.org/) World in Watertown, strengthening Watertown as a welcoming place for all (https://www.worldinwatertown.org/) Church of the Good Shepherd Watertown, Episcopal (https://goodshepherdwatertown.org/) First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian-Universalist (http://fpwatertown.org/) Progressive Watertown, an advocacy organization for progressive values (https://www.facebook.com/progressivewatertown/)      Financial Supporters           Food and Drinks Provided By: Arax Market585 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472 Alibaba Restaurant145 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118   Felafel King144 Tremont St  /  62 Summer St  /  260 Washington StBoston, MA Kefi's Kitchen142 Main St, Watertown MA  02472 Molana Restaurant5 Spring Street, Watertown MA   02472 Rodney Pizzeria & Pasta55 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114

When: May 29, 2019 7pm in Watertown, MA

Dean Stevens and Friends:Celebration of Dean's Sixth CD, "Arise!" w Ritt Henn, Rob Flax, Eric Kilburn, John and Rachel Nicholas, David Dodson

For decades, Dean Stevens has delighted audiences of all ages throughout Roslindale and the Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught guitar style with a versatile and expressive singing voice. He has established himself as a formidable creator and interpreter of a wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish. His own material explores a variety of personal and social topics, paints sketches of people and places, celebrates the Earth, and annoys the narrow minded. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean Stevens is a lifelong student of Latin America. He learned Spanish at an early age, and readily absorbed the musical and topical influences of the region. He travels frequently to Central America, and has become known for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees returning to their homes in El Salvador and Guatemala. Dean Stevens has six highly acclaimed recordings to his credit. His brand new release, "Arise!"" (Volcano Records), is a collection of songs in English and Spanish, with guest appearances by Ritt Henn, Kevin Barry, Cindy Kallet, Grey Larsen, Eric Kilburn, Randy Sabien, Rob Flax, David Dodson, and too many others to name here.... "Dean Stevens; remember that name; we'll be hearing a lot more from him. Deans Stevens will inspire you. Great voice!! ~~Pete Seeger * "Seeing and hearing Dean Stevens live on stage is proof that sanity, literacy, love, hope, and the forces of good are still alive and well and at work in the universe. Every song is offered with immediacy, humanity, and humor underscored by the most articulate and inspired guitar work you'll hear anywhere on the topical folk circuit. His powerful anthem to natural cycles, Salmon, and well-chosen covers, particularly David Dodson's brilliant indictment of our fossil fuel addiction, Gasoline, will convince you that you are in the presence of a thinking and compassionate master communicator at the peak of his powers. Losing your faith? Go to a Dean Stevens concert!" ~~ GeoffBartley * "Powerful...moving political performer" ~~ Boston Globe * "A performer with keen vision, tenacity and wisdom to inspire and to entertain" ~~ Dirty Linen * "Dean Stevens is a charming entertainer, a musician of great sensitivity and wit. His spirit of joy and sharing shines through his music." ~~Jerry Christen, New Song Coffeehouse * "Dean Stevens is such a consummate musician and singer, such an easy guy to be around that it's easy to forget what a great songwriter he is..a sunny guy with a wicked wit, a killer guitar player,a first quality player and a first quality human being." ~~Bob Franke

When: Jun 1, 2019 8pm to Jun 1, 2019 11pm in Watertown, MA
Cost: 15 - 15 USD

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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.