Art exhibit and musical performance planned.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Watch the play at the high school.
The North Reading High School Masquers are proud to present Dolly Parton's 9 to 5. This famous movie was made into a Broadway Hit in 2009 and is now at NRHS. Tickets are on sale at NRHS for $15 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for performances on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can also be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The new play will be performed at the Quannapowitt Playhouse.
On Sunday, February 10, the Quannapowitt Playhouse features "8," the new production by Dustin Lance Black focusing on the debate over California's Proposition 8 same sex marriage ban, which is expected to end up in the Supreme Court. The play has a cast of about 20 and was first staged in New York and Los Angeles in 2012 with famous actors such as Morgan Freeman, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. In the Boston area, it was previously performed at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. Lifelong Wakefield resident Chip Sheehan is directing the production, while his wife Elizabeth is the producer. Strong interest in the show led the Quannapowitt Playhouse to add a second performance after the initial one sold out…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See what some of these creative folks from Reading and North Reading are selling online in their shops on Etsy.com.
A number of Reading and North Reading artists are among the thousands of people who sell hand-made crafts and other items on Etsy.com. Take a look at what some talented residents have come up with! ConnorMalone sells abstract art in his Etsy shop. Check out his colorful, original abstract drawings. Place an order online and get free shipping to anywhere in the US. ScarlettJewelry owned by Melanie Rawding of Reading sells stackable, handmade 14k bracelets and rings. She also makes stud earrings. AllSweetCorner was opened by Lou Bautista of North Reading. You can find blue and pink paper baking cups in this shop. The landandseaglass Etsy shop was opened in 2010 by North Reading resident John Goodrich. He sells a variety of stained glass …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sights of Reading Calendar Supports the Community!
The recipient of the beautiful “Sights of Reading” calendar will be thinking of you all year long as they view the photos from around Reading. Hollingsworth Field, Old South Church, Town Forest, Reading Post Office, and Meadowbrook are a few of the locations showcased in the 11” x 17” hanging calendar. Each month features an 8.5” x 11" photograph. The proceeds raised from the calendar sales will benefit Gold Award community service projects. The Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award any Girl Scout can earn. The projects involve many hours of work and are meant to make a mark on the community that creates a lasting impact on lives of others. The purchase of a calendar truly supports the Reading community. While the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
As you do your Christmas shopping and plan feasts for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks. Astronomers anticipate two meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets (if it's dry) and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. The Flint Memorial Library will have a small display of about a dozen books next to the stairwell that will be out all week. The Reading Public Library will have a list of books recently banned as well as about 10 to 20 books on display. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Find out where to get discount Topsfield Fair tickets in North Reading and throughout the North Shore.
Topsfield Fair season is here! Discount admission tickets to the 2012 Fair are available at many local businesses for only $9.00 until September 26, 2012. Here's a list of spots with tickets for sale. If you know of another place with tickets, be sure to let us know in the comments. North Reading – North Reading Recreation Dept., Ryers Store Amesbury - Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Beverly – Dawson’s Tru Value, Marblehead Bank Boston - First National Bank of Ipswich Danvers – Cherry Hill Creamery, Gibney Gardens, The Butchery Essex - First National Bank of Ipswich Ipswich – First National Bank of Ipswich, Zodiac Paints Gloucester - First National Bank of Ipswich, Home Ace Hardware Methuen – Mann Orchards Newbury – Newburyport Five …
Monday, August 20, 2012
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took over the 100-year-old home of the Red Sox last week. If it were up to you, who would get the call to perform at Fenway Park next summer? Let us know by posting a comment below. And here's the list of the bands/musicians that have played on one of baseball's most hallowed grounds in the last decade:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The first ever interdisciplinary week at Creative Arts started with a jungle beat.
The following was submitted by Creative Arts: The first ever interdisciplinary week at CREATIVE ARTS started Summer 2012 camp off with a jungle beat! Students got a taste of art, music and theater in this fun, exciting and non-stop immersive arts experiment. In “Carnival!” students explored the rhythms of Brazilian samba, the costumes of Carnival and the theatrics of puppet shows. Studying everything from the flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest to the elaborate costume designs of David Cage and Alexander McQueen, students gathered inspiration from many sources to create their unique costumes. For the final day, campers showed off their Carnival pride to friends and family with a colorful parade of Samba Schools, creative puppet plays …