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Brookline Music School Faculty Concert
November 14, 2013
Join the Brookline Music School for their Faculty Concert “Flowers, Etiquette, and a Boat Race.” BMS Faculty member Elizabeth Chladil, a pianist, will be featured with Elizabeth Sterling, soprano. Together they will perform works by Milhaud, Argento, Bach, and Rossini.
This free concert will take place in Brookline Music School’s Bakalar Recital Hall on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The Bakalar Recital Hall is located at 25 Kennard Rd, Brookline, MA.
Featured photo of Elizabeth Chladil. Credit to the Brookline Music School.
Barcelona Wine Bar Thanksgiving Cooking
November 11, 2013
Barcelona Wine Bar Brookline is hosting another cooking class! This November, learn how to cook for one of the most important food days of all—Thanksgiving!
On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7 pm, Executive Chef Steven Brand will show you how you can impress your family and friends with a Thanksgiving meal that feels like it was prepared by a professional.
Tickets for this class are $29 per person, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 617-264-8900 and go to www.barcelonawinebar.com/brookline.htm for more information.
Brookline Ice Skating This November
November 10, 2013
As the chilly weather starts to sit in, the holiday season is right around the corner. This year, take advantage of the benefits of winter by learning how to ice skate at the Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park!
Located on 23 Newton St. in Brookline, MA, the skating rink at Larz Anderson Park is waiting for you to rent a pair of skates and try out the ice!
Public Skating and Adult Hockey will begin on Friday, November 30, 2013. Public Skating will be open from then on on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm, Fridays from 8 pm to 10 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Public Adult Hockey will practice on Monday from 8:45 to 10 pm, Wednesdays from 8:45 to 10:30 pm, and Sundays from 7:30 to 9:15 am. Recreational Therapy Public Skating will be available from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday mornings.
Those interested in skating at the Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park should click here for more information on rates and rentals. Those interested in formally learning how to skate should go to www.baystateskatingschool.org and consider signing up for lessons.
See you out on the ice, Brookline!
Puppet Showplace Theatre’s Clown Circus!
November 10, 2013
This November, come see The Puppet Showplace Theatre’s Clown Circus, presented by Artist in Residence Brad Shur. Come see this full festival line-up of larger-than-life clowns of all shapes and sizes.
In this interactive show, follow Dusty and his friends Tarta, Zany, and Pierrot through circus-inspired singing, dancing, storytelling, lion-taming, and more!
Come see the show on Saturday and Sunday November 16-17 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The show is recommended for all ages 3 and up, but call the box office for more specific details concerning age recommendations: 617-731-6400 x 101.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $8 for members. Seating begins 15 minutes prior to the show, but advanced reservations are recommended, so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out!
The Puppet Showplace Theatre is located in 32 Station Street, Brookline. For more information or for tickets go to http://www.puppetshowplace.org/.
Featured photo credit to The Puppet Showplace Theatre.
Puppet Showcase’s The Orphan Circus
November 8, 2013
From Wednesday, November 13 to Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm each night, come see “The Orphan Circus” by Les Sages Fous at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, here in Brookline.
This Circus Spectacular tells the story of two junk peddlers who create a small circus evoking the life of a cabaret troupe of derelicts and misfits. Dreams, magic, and mystery fill the trash cans of this dark alley, and treasures may be found underneath the dirt and rust. This little circus is a triumph for the poor and the small, for the gruesome here become circus beauties, the old and rusted become the acrobats, and impossible love finds a way to survive. Here the mysterious, fictional Monsieur P.T. Issimo rules with an iron fist. Ladies and Gentleman, step right up to see what this spectacular show!
The Orphan Circus by Les Sages Fous will begin on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm. The show will continue on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.
General tickets are $15 and members pay $13. The Puppet Showplace Theatre is located in 32 Station Street, Brookline. For more information or for tickets go to http://www.puppetshowplace.org/.
Dress for Success Winter Clothing Drive
November 7, 2013
To all the women of Brookline looking through their closets for their winter clothes and coats, think about those clothes that you forgot you had, that do not really fit anymore, that you didn’t wear last winter, and doubt you will wear this winter. When you find those clothes—and you will know them when you see them—consider donating them to the Brookline Commission for Women’s Ninth Annual Dress for Success Winter Coat & Clothing Drive.
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization offering services to help disadvantaged as they seek employment and try to succeed in the workforce. Any Dress for Success client with a job interview may get one suit, and will receive a week’s worth of separates when she gets the job.
As these clothes are intended to help women in the workforce, all donations should be appropriate for the workplace, clean, and ready to wear. Therefore, please limit all donations to winter coats, business suits, blouses, and separates, along with gloves, jewelry, scarves, shoes, handbags, and briefcases.
Cash donations for the Dress to Success program will also be accepted. The Brookline Commission for Women will be happy to accept nonperishable food donations for the Brookline Food Pantry as well.
To participate in this clothing drive, please bring all donations to the Brookline Public Safety Headquarters Community Room at 350 Washington Street, Brookline. Donations will be accepted on Friday, November 8 from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 9 from 8 am to 11 am.
For more information, please contact Alberta Lipson or Eliza Blanchard at BCW@town.brookline.ma.us. Start the giving season early by donating old workplace clothing and winter coats this weekend!
Brookline’s Favorite Town Links
November 7, 2013
Looking for some Brookline information on licensing, parking, or library books? Click the green “Continuing Reading” button below for a list of links to the town of Brookline’s most requested information.
For questions about licensing for antiques, auctions, block parties, liquor licenses, yard sales and more.
Electric Permit Application
Includes a guide to applying for specific permits as well as the application.
Pay Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
Pay your current Motor Vehicle Excise tax online for free!
Pay Parking Tickets
Includes the number to the Police Parking Ticket Office and the Parking Ticket Hearing Hours for In-Person Appeals.
Appeal Parking Ticket
Brookline’s Online Parking Ticket Appeal Form. One request per ticket!
Pay Property/Real Estate Tax
Pay or view your Brookline real estate and personal property tax bills online.
Register for Recreation Programs
Look to Brookline Recreation’s homepage for a calendar of fun activities for Brookline residents of all ages.
Pay for School Lunches
Look to Pam’s Lunchroom Parent Account Management System to pay for your child’s school lunches.
Pay Refuse or Water/Sewer Bills
The Town of Brookline also offers residents a way to pay their water and refuse bills online. Note: you must pay separately for water/sewer and refuse.
Purchase a Residence List
Residence Lists are available on the Town of Brookline website for $35. Check out this page for more information on Residence Lists.
Reserve a Library Book
Head to the Brookline Public Library’s main website to reserve a library book, or find information on the library’s public events.
Purchase Vital Records
Need a copy of your birth certificate? Go to the Brookline Town Registrar’s Vital Records and Statistics for birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates.
For more information and more important Brookline information, go to www.brooklinema.gov.
Featured image photo credit to John Phelan.
Brookline Music School Faculty Concert Series
November 6, 2013
Come to the Bakalar Recital Hall on Sunday, November 10 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for the Brookline Music School’s second concert in their 2013-2014 Faculty Artist Series. This concert will feature BMS Faculty Lindsay Albert on piano and special guest Heather Gallagher.
Albert and Gallagher, a mezzo-soprano, will perform songs by English composers Rebecca Clarke, Benjamin Britten and Kurt Weill.
The 2013-2014 Faculty Artist Series features a colorful spectrum of music, with solo and chamber performances, arts songs and the music of Hungary and Frane. Go to http://www.bmsmusic.org/ for more information on their Sunday concerts at 4 pm as well as their other events.
This event is free and open to the public, and all concerts will be followed by receptions where the audience will have the chance to meet the artists.
Brookline Team Looks to 2014 Marathon
November 5, 2013
Team Brookline recently released an official announcement for their 30-member Boston Marathon 2014 Team. Brookline.com was fortunate enough to speak with Coach Nancy Vineberg about the team and her expectations for the coming year.
Every year, the Boston Athletic Association, the organizers of the marathon, make numbers available to official charities of the marathon and to the towns along the marathon route. While Team Brookline has been Brookline’s marathon program for the past dozen years or so, the money raised only benefited the Brookline Center. As of last year, however, Brookline now uses their marathon numbers to raise money for multiple charities in Brookline.
This year, the money raised by the Brookline Team runners will benefit the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, the Brookline Education Foundation, The Brookline Library Foundation, and The Brookline Teen Center. The Brookline Center helps manage the Brookline Team marathon program. Brookline is the first town along the Boston Marathon route to support a combination of charities.
The Brookline Team recently announced their runners for the Boston Marathon 2014, and they are:
Jessica Pfeifer Stewart
In order to choose the runners this year, the Brookline Team had to sort through fifty applications. To choose amongst these applicants, they first ensure that each runner was physically capable of running the race within six hours. Then they ask the applicants questions about their interest in the team and in the charities the team supports, making sure that the runners are interested in being part of a team that is unique in fundraising for different charities. The Coach looks through every application, taking special interest in those who have actively run long distances already, such as a five mile run.
Normally the Brookline Team chooses only twenty-five runners out of the group of applicants. Because 6,000 were prevented from completing the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, the BAA decided to give numbers to those who were unable to finish, providing them with a second chance to finish the Marathon.
Of the sixteen Brookline Team members held back from finishing the Marathon, six have decided to run the race again. After the Marathon, Vineberg says, the Brookline Team was a vital support system for the runners, and so these six are committed to coming back and being a part of this team trying to come together to raise money for charity. The Team also has two psychologists and clinicians on the team to support the runners in what is bound to be the most meaningful Boston Marathon to date.
In discussing the bombings during the 2013 Boston Marathon, Vineberg states that people will definitely be very mindful of last year. For the people who were involved in the marathon last year, there is a sense of being very bonded to this team, and the Brookline Team will act as a support system through what will be most likely be an even more difficult challenge than before. The security concerns do not worry Vineberg, however, who says that people were emailing the Brookline Team immediately after the 2013 marathon, asking if they could join the Brookline Team for 2014.
For this coming year, Vineberg hopes that the Brookline Community will be able to help the Brookline Team and really engage with them. There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteers in training on the Boston Marathon route, cheering before and on Marathon Day, and sponsors from businesses in the community. Sponsorships help the Brookline Team defray the costs of running the team, which means that the charities will receive the full impact of the runners’ fundraising efforts.
To learn about more ways that you can support the Brookline Team for this upcoming Boston Marathon, go to http://www.teambrookline.org/, and for now be sure to wish the runners congratulations!
Brookline JFK 50th Anniversary Rememberance
November 4, 2013
Brookline’s Art Alternative Gallery is proud to present their Fiftieth Anniversary Remembrance of John F. Kennedy, “Multiple Shots.” This Art Alternative Gallery exhibit will feature a select group of photos chosen from an extensive collection of AP wire photos from 1960 to 1963 of John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s political life.
Join the Gallery for the opening reception of this powerful memorial on Thursday, November 21 at 6 pm in Brookline. The exhibit will be available for viewing for two weeks after the opening reception.
Visit the Art Alternative Gallery to see this exhibit honoring JFK at 1042 Beacon St., Brookline, MA. Call 617-731-2000 for any questions concerning this event or go to http://artalternative.com/.