Here are the highlights of what's going on around town this week.
Monday, Feb. 6
Storytime! Come by for some fun stories with the librarian and library mascot Cocoa Moose! Enjoy this half hour filled with great books, rhymes and finger plays and enhance your child's literacy skills at the same time. For children aged 2-4 and their adult companions.
Sports. Both Reading High hockey teams skate on Monday, with the girls traveling out to Framingham at 4:15 p.m. and the boys home versus Burlington at 7:30 p.m. Click here for the complete Rockets schedule. Austin Prep. The Lady Cougars ski team faces North Andover at 3 p.m. at Bradford Ski Area. Here’s the full AP schedule.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Town Meeting Preview. The Board of Selectmen meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Among the items on the agenda will be an early look at what may be on the warrant at the next Town Meeting and a presentation of the Amplified Sound in Public Parks policy. Click here for the complete agenda.
Winter Festival. The Stoneham Theatre is proud to present twelve days of youth theatre featuring actors in grades 1 through 12 from all over Massachusetts. Stoneham Theatre’s Young Company presents Twists on Old Tales! Winter Festival with Once Upon A Mattress, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, and Into The Woods. The Festival runs from Feb. 1 through 12. Tickets per performance are the price of regular admission at $10 in advance, $15 after Feb. 1. Kids and Students always just $10.
Sports. Girls and boys basketball are both in action for Reading High on Tuesday, with the girls at home against Lexington at 5:30 p.m., while the boys also play the Minutemen at home at 7 p.m. Girls gymnastics plays against Winchester at 7:30 p.m. Click here for the complete Rockets schedule. Austin Prep. The Cougars boys basketball team is home against Arlington Catholic at 6:30 p.m., while the girls face them on the road at the same time. Boys skiing is also in action at Bradford Ski Area starting at 3 p.m. Here’s the full AP schedule.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
FINCOM. The Finance Committee meets Wednesday in the Town Hall’s Conference Room starting at 7:30 p.m. Among the items up for discussion is the RMLD’s decision regarding Renewable Energy Certificates and an update on the FY13 budget. Click here for the complete agenda.
Oil Painting. The Reading Arts Association presents a simultaneous oil painting demonstration by artists Marian Dioguardi and Will Kirkpatrick. This event is at the First Congregational Church of Reading, from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Sports. Reading High hockey is in action across the gender divide on Wednesday, as the boys take on Middlesex League Large School rival Lexington at Burbank Arena starting at 7:45 p.m. and the girls skate at Lexington at 7:15 p.m. Click here for the complete Rockets schedule. Austin Prep. Both AP hockey squads skate on Wednesday as well, with the girls battling at Wakefield at 3:10 p.m. and the boys skating in Cambridge against Matignon at 8 p.m. Here’s the full AP schedule.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Discussion series. Would you like to learn more about U.S. foreign policy in an engaging community forum? The Library will host a Great Decisions series for nine weeks. The series begins on Feb. 2 and continues on Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (with a snow date of April 5). This series will discuss many of the important foreign policy topics facing the United States. The topics are: Middle East Realignment, Promoting Democracy, Mexico, Cybersecurity, Exit From Afghanistan & Iraq, State of the Oceans, Indonesia, and Energy Geopolitics. The discussions will be led by Dr. Craig Brandt, a former naval officer who has also been a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and dean of academic affairs at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management.
Holy Hang Out. Open "Hang Out Time" for Middle & High School kids in a supervised setting at the St. Athanasius Parish Activity Center. Teens can participate in structured events or just Hang Out and have a bite to eat! This event is open to all teens! Drop in when you can and bring a friend!
Relay for Life. Join us for the 2012 Relay for Life of North Reading/Reading Kickoff! Help by joining the fight against cancer. In honor of Mike Carey and his family. Today at 6 p.m. at The Great American Tavern, 303 Main St. (Route 28), North Reading.This year, more than 90 Relay For Life events are happening across Massachusetts. For more information about Relay For Life in your community please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org.
Friday, Feb 10
The Little Prince. Follow the journey of the Little Prince as he visits many unique and wonderful places and meets unusual characters. This play based on the book by Antoine de Saint Exupéry and adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar will be performed by the Reading Memorial High School Drama Department, Feb. 10,11 7:30 pm and Feb. 12 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased through www.ticketstage.com or www.rmhsdrama.com.
Performance night. Join Creative Arts and support some very talented musicians at the Creative Arts Winter Student Performance Night on Feb. 10th. Bring friends, family, neighbors—the event is FREE! Encourage the arts in your community!
Dracula. By Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. The original vampire story, directed by Donna Corbett. A gothic setting, a sinister yet sensual bloodthirsty Count, his bug-eating minion, the young lady he chooses for his queen, and the people who love her and try to save her from his spell ... full of theatrical special effects, this stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's chilling tale will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Sports. Both girls and boys basketball teams are in action away from home on Friday, and both will square off against league opponent Belmont, with the boys tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the girls underway at 7 p.m. The RMHS wrestling squad will compete in the Division 2 State Tournament hosted at Reading High. Starting time is still TBA. Click here for the complete Rockets schedule. Austin Prep. The Cougars hoopsters are in full action Friday, as both boys and girls are in action. The boys will travel to Boston to face dangerous Cathedral High, while the girls are home against Matignon at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the full AP schedule.