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Resume Review with Job Search Divas: Free 20-minute Sessions
Need help making your skills and experience really shine? Want a professional resume but are struggling to pull the right words together? Elizabeth Gross from Job Search Divas will review your resume one on one, and provide recommendations to help strengthen it and give your experience more impact. Bring a printed copy of your most recent resume.  Elizabeth Gross is a former marketing executive at Monster. com, and is owner and “Head Diva” at Job Search Divas, where she offers a range of career-related services. Learn more at jobsearchdivas.com. 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. 

When: May 20, 2019 5:35PM in Watertown, MA
You’re invited to see how HelmutFX helps you get more out of Adobe Premiere
EditShare is hosting a Helmut FX onsite demonstration event at our headquarters in Watertown, MA. Pizza, beer, and wine is on us!

When: May 20, 2019 6:30PM in Watertown, MA
Microsoft Excel Part 2
Excel is a great place to start if you want to improve your basic office skills profile. Learn to create lists, sort and filter data, and create and manipulate charts. Attendees should be comfortable with basic computer skills: using a mouse, opening and saving files, word processing, etc. 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 this 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 21, 2019 6:30PM in Watertown, MA
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
Real Estate for Rocket Scientists - how to buy or sell your house like a pro.
Course description: How do you make good decisions and effectively buy and sell houses in a crazed market?   What real estate myths are true, and which ones aren't?   Which do you believe anyway, because advertisers want you to believe them?  How can you increase your buying power?  How can you decrease the total cost of ownership of a house?  How can you decrease the risk of owning  a house?  Where are the bargains?  Are there different types of brokers, and which is right for me?What's really important about the structure and utilities  of the house (hint: it's not about the roof.).  How can you maximize your homeowning dollars by keeping your costs low over your entire ownership. Are interest rates going up?  What's right for you. In this seminar we'll cover various aspects of your financial life, with the idea of putting you in control and able to find the right advice, and make the right decisions. Should you buy? should you sell? Should you stay put? Should you rent? What is false myth and what is true myth?  How can you avoid getting taken?  If you must sell, how can you do it right and obtain the best price for your house? What are the tax ramifications? Do you need a broker? If so, what kind?  what is exclusive buyer brokerage?Ron Rothenberg, CFP (Certified Financial Planner)  and real estate Exclusive Buyer Broker will be our featured speaker

When: Jun 5, 2019 7pm in Watertown, MA
Boston Design Pride 2019
We invite all of Boston’s design community to walk in solidarity in this year’s Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, to start a network committed to seeking social justice for the LGBTQ+ community.   Excited to show your support? Join us in one or all of these ways: CELEBRATE WITH US. Before we march, Sasaki will host a celebration Thursday June 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to gather signs and other props to bring to the march. There will be food, libations, and good times! No RSVP needed. Our office is located at: 64 Pleasant St.Watertown, MA02472 Vehicle and Bike ParkingUse 64 Pleasant Street as the address, then turn onto Brook Street (adjacent to 44 Pleasant Street) and follow the parking signs. Upon parking, enter the building through the deck. WALK WITH US. Join us on Saturday June 8  from 12:00-5p.m. to march together at Boston’s Pride Parade. We'll be wearing Pride-themed shirts, and we hope you'll dress up, too! The parade starts at Copley Square and finishes at Boston City Hall Plaza. Staging area information to follow.  Planning on bringing the family? The more the merrier! Invite your friends, significant others, kids, and coworkers. Just select the number of people in your party when you register. ADVOCATE WITH US. We are fundraising to support the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, an organization helping immigrant transgender women seeking asylum from Central America and Mexico find safe havens as they await processing. Join us in supporting this cause by making a donation.   We look forward to celebrating Boston’s Pride 2019 as one community. Find additional information about Boston Design Pride 2019, please contact pride@sasaki.com and check out our website.      

When: Jun 6, 2019 4:30PM in Watertown, MA
First Fridays: Mount Auburn Digitization Days
Mount Auburn Cemetery is pleased to announce that we are starting a new program to help us tell the stories of the more than 100,000 remarkable individuals buried and commemorated at the Cemetery. These stories will be shared on our new online Memorial Pages http://mountauburn.org/onlinememorialpages/  In conjunction with the launch of our online Memorial Pages, we are pleased to offer an exciting new program to digitize memorabilia relating to individuals buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. This free service will be offered to the public on the first Friday of each month, beginning Friday May 4th between the hours of 10AM -12PM. By appointment only. Please select a time slot at the top right of this page.  Mount Auburn’s staff will meet you in Story Chapel in Mount Auburn Cemetery at 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, 02138. We recommend that you bring in 3-5 documents, photos, or small objects (smaller than 11 x 17 inches) that we will scan or photograph as time allows. You are welcome to make additional appointments. Memorabilia can include anything you would like to digitize to illustrate the life of the person, including portraits, photographs, letters, scrapbooks, diplomas, awards, and talks. We will return your original materials to you and give you a flash drive of your digitized files and instructions on how to add these images to Mount Auburn’s new online Memorial Pages. Please note that we are also looking for materials that document Mount Auburn through the years such as photographs or accounts of visitors and staff at the Cemetery, funerals in the Cemetery, views of the Cemetery and its landscape, monuments, and structures. If you have any collections that you would like to share with our curator, please make an appointment.

When: Jun 7, 2019 10am in Watertown, MA
"King of Shadows"
King of Shadows

When well-intentioned grad student Jessica invites streetwise runaway Nihar into her home, she unwittingly stumbles into a strange, sordid fantasy that imperils her otherwise idyllic life. The fanciful tale he weaves unveils a debauched realm of exploitation and terror that threatens to unravel Jessica’s worldview, but is any of it true, or merely the delusions of a troubled young mind? Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, known to television audiences as the creative mind behind The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale, draws inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to conjure a world more strange than true; a distempered fairyland which seeps through the cracks of reality. “Everyone in King of Shadows is running from their past,” explains director Michael Hisamoto, “pasts which haunt them into making choices in an attempt to change the status quo. I see the people in my life making choices like this all the time: living in fear of the past, fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of being insignificant… The play ultimately becomes a story of how we can run towards a better future instead of away from a painful past.”

When: Jun 7, 2019 8pm in Watertown, MA
Cost: $12.50