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New Community Event Calendar for Cambridge and Somerville

Cambridge/Somerville – In an effort to highlight some of the hundreds of local community events that happen in Cambridge and Somerville every month, this month the community blog will include a more extensive listing of local events. The calendar is linked on the blog under the link titled “Event Calendar.”

timtoomey.org/calendar

The new events calendar, built into the community blog, will bring together event postings from multiple other calendars, including the City of Cambridge, the City of Somerville, the Growing Center in Somerville, and other local and publicly available community calendars. The labels at the top of the calendar can be used to help you to find and filter out the events most interesting or relevant to you.

Every day the calendar page will be updated to only show the upcoming events from today until the end of the next month. Events highlighted by a red border are events I think will be particularly interesting to residents of the 26th Middlesex District.

I hope this calendar will become a useful tool for everyone in the neighborhood, please click around and feel free to share your feedback or suggestions. If you have or know of an online calendar you would like to have linked to and included on this list of events, please contact me by emailing toomeyblog@gmail.com or otherwise contacting my office.

November Calendar

CALENDAR UPDATEFrom Carrie Dancy of East Somerville Main Streets: The Interpreting East Somerville reception has been moved to Nov. 20th from 5:30-7:00pm, and will still be head at Somerville City Hall. Hope you can join us!

There is also a new item, the Broadway Corridor Rezoning kickoff meeting on November 10th @6pm.

See below for details.
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This monthly calendar represents only a small portion of the many interesting things happening in Cambridge and Somerville. If you would like to add another event, or a link to your own calendar of events, please email my office at toomeyblog@gmail.com.

Other Local Calendars:

November in Cambridge
City Calendar

November in Somerville
City Calendar
The Growing Center

Green Line Extension Calendar

Tuesday, November 4th
General Election Day
Find your polling location by entering your address here
The general election ballot will have Barack Obama vs. John McCain, as well as all local candidates and 3 state-wide ballot questions.
For more info on the ballot questions, read my brief informational post.

Thursday, November 6th @ 6pm
Public Hearing on Cambridge Health Alliance Changes
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge map
Drastic budget cuts have forced the CHA to discuss reductions in services with the community.

Sunday, November 9th @ 6pm
Babe Ruth Banquet

St. Anthony’s Band Hall
575 Cambridge St, Cambridge map
The annual banquet honors the participants and supporters of Cambridge Babe Ruth baseball.

Monday, November 10th @ 6pm
Broadway Corridor Rezoning Study Kickoff Meeting
Elizabeth Peabody House

277 Broadway, Somerville map
The City of Somerville is initiating a Rezoning Study of the Broadway Corridor from Fenwick and Thurston Streets in Winter Hill to the city line in East Somerville. The purpose of the study is to examine the existing zoning and explore the potential of implementing transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning along this important commercial and residential corridor.

Wednesday, November 12th @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

Sunday, November 16 @ 4-7pm
2008 Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards
Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge map
From the city website: The 2008 Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards Dinner, honoring an amazing set of individuals and groups for their contributions to peacemaking in our city.

Monday, November 17th @ 6pm
Public meeting on the Craigie St. Bridge/Drawbridge

Museum of Science (Room TBA)
The DCR will hold a public meeting to discuss the upcoming repair schedule for the Craigie St. Bridge.

Thursday, November 20th @ 5:30 – 7pm
Interpreting East Somerville: Community Photography Exhibit
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave, Somerville map
The photos from East Somerville residents will go on display at City Hall, starting November 6th.
For more info:
Interpreting East Somerville website
My previous post

Wednesday, November 26th @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

October Calendar

This monthly calendar represents only a small portion of the many interesting things happening in Cambridge and Somerville. If you would like to add another event, or a link to your own calendar of events, please email my office at toomeyblog@gmail.com.

Other Local Calendars:


October in Cambridge
City Calendar

October in Somerville
City Calendar
The Growing Center

Green Line Extension Calendar


Wednesday, October 8 @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

Sunday, October 12th @ 10:30am
St. Bartholomew’s 100th Anniversary Service
St. Bartholomew’s Church, 239 Harvard St., Cambridge map
St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cambridge is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and as the final event of its year-long celebration, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE will be guest preacher at the Anniversary Homecoming Service.

More info

Wednesday, October 15th @ 6-8pm
Discuss Future Renovations to Clement G. Morgan Park
Fletcher-Maynard Academy, 225 Windsor Street, Cambridge map
From the city website: Renovations are planned to begin in spring 2009, and will include replacement of all the playground equipment as well as the “tot play” and waterplay area at Pine Street upgrades to pathways and lighting, new seating and furniture, additional grass, trees, and other plantings, new signage, and emergency call box and a community posting board. Community members are invited to join us for an “Open House” to meet with City Staff, review design options for the park, and tell us your thoughts.

Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm
Wellington Harrington Neighborhood Association (WHNA) Monthly Meeting

Vin-Fen, 950 Cambridge St, Cambridge map
The WHNA meets monthly on a Thursday. Check out their website for updates on the agenda.

Friday, October 17th @ 3:30pm
Cambridge Portuguese Credit Union 80th Anniversary
493 Somerville Ave, Somerville map
The CPCU celebrates it’s 80th Anniversary with free food, raffle prizes, coat drop-off for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and the chance to meet and learn about the CPCU and local businesses.

CPCU website

Wednesday, October 22 @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

Wednesday, October 22 @ 2:30-3pm
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge map
Take part in important free preventative measures for your health. Anyone over the age of 60 will receive a free blood pressure screening.
Call (617) 349-6060 for information.

September Calendar

This monthly calendar represents only a small portion of the many interesting things happening in Cambridge and Somerville. If you would like to add another event, or a link to your own calendar of events, please email my office at toomeyblog@gmail.com.

Other Local Calendars:

September in Cambridge
City Calendar

September in Somerville
City Calendar
The Growing Center

Green Line Extension Calendar

Saturday, September 6 @ 2pm-11pm
Sunday, September 7 @ 8:30am – 11pm
Cosmas and Damian Feast
Warren St, Cambridge map
2008 Feast Schedule of Events
Chronicle Article on the feast.
This huge Italian Feast is a two-day celebration with great food, music, and fun! Bring the whole family, and for more information call Sal DiDomenico at 617-661-1164 or visit
www.cosmas-and-damian.com.

Sunday, September 7 @ 2-5pm

Swiss Beach Day at the Charles

Weeks Footbridge, Cambridge map
http://www.thinkswiss.org/thinkswim/index.html
Celebrate the unveiling of the exhibit “Think Swim, Think Swiss: Bringing Swiss-Style Swimming to the Charles River” with a Swiss Beach Day at the Charles. Find out about Swiss river swimming culture during an afternoon filled with activities and enjoyments. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 10 @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

Thursday, September 11 @ 7pm
Wellington Harrington Neighborhood Association (WHNA) Monthly Meeting

Vin-Fen, 950 Cambridge St, Cambridge map
This month WHNA will be speaking with members of the Cambridge Traffic Department about the traffic on Windsor St, along with an open discussion about the neighborhood.

Friday, September 12 @ 9-10am
Ladies Free Monthly Breakfast

Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge map
60+ Ladies Free Breakfast 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Food served 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Please call 617.349.6060 as a reservation is required.


Tuesday, September 16 @ 7am – 8pm
State Primary Day
Find your local polling station by entering your address here or by contacting me here.
Don’t forget to vote!

Wednesday, September 24 @ 7-9pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting

East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT meets to discuss East Cambridge issues twice every month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7–9pm.

August Calendar

Correction: The East Cambridge Planning Team Meeting with Alexandria was incorrectly listed as Monday the 12th. The 12th is a Tuesday. Thanks to Fred Fantini for the correction.

This monthly calendar represents only a small portion of the many interesting things happening in Cambridge and Somerville. If you would like to add another event, or a link to your own calendar of events, please email my office at toomeyblog@gmail.com.

Other Local Calendars:


August in Cambridge
City Calendar

August in Somerville
City Calendar
The Growing Center


SomerMovie Fest August Schedule
Mayor Curtatone and the City of Somerville offer free screenings of movies, projected at parks around the city. All movies are on Thursday nights, starting at dusk.
Thursday August 7: Spiderman 3 @ Conway Park, Somerville Ave map
Thursday August 14: Hairspray @ Foss Park map
Thursday August 21: We Are Marshall @ Prospect Hill Park, Munroe St map
Thursday August 28: Enchanted @ Hodgkins Park, Holland Ave map

Tuesday, August 5
National Night Out
Cambridge: Rindge Field map
Riverside Press Park on Memorial Drive map
Somerville: Foss Park map
Hit the streets and parks with your neighbors and local law enforcement for the 25th Annual National Night Out. This is a great chance to have fun bringing the community together and raising awareness about crime prevention.

Wednesday, August 6 @ 7pm
Museum of Science Wind Turbine Community Meeting
East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge map
Join David Rabkin from the Museum of Science at the East End House to learn about the Museum of Science’s plans to install five types of small wind turbines–2 in Cambridge and 3 in Boston. A great chance to learn about some innovative ideas for alternative energy.

Thursday, August 7 @ 11:00am
Summer in the City: Art of Black Dance and Music
Donnelly Field, 67 Berkshire St, Cambridge map
From the City of Cambridge calendar:
The Cambridge Arts Council invites you to enjoy “Summer in the City,” a series of free, interactive and multicultural events and performances held in parks and open spaces throughout the city. On August 7th, join performers from Art of Black Dance & Music as they teach the common history of humankind through African-rooted dance, music, and folklore.
Rain site:
King Open School, 850 Cambridge St map

Tuesday, August 12 @ 7:00pm
East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) Meeting on Alexandria

Kennedy School Cafeteria, 158 Spring St, Cambridge map
ECPT has organized a neighborhood meeting with representatives from Alexandria Realty to discuss the current proposal for biotech development in East Cambridge.

Wednesday, August 13 @ 11am
Somerville Mayor’s Senior Picnic

Nathan Tufts Park, Powderhouse Circle, Somerville map
The Mayor’s Senior Picnic is an annual event, inviting all Somerville senior citizens to enjoy a picnic lunch in the park complete with music, entertainment, food, and dancing. Sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and the Somerville Council on Aging, the Picnic is one of the year’s largest events.

Thursday, August 14 @ 7pm
Wellington Harrington Neighborhood Association (WHNA) Monthly Meeting

Vin-Fen, 950 Cambridge St, Cambridge map
This month WHNA will be speaking with members of the Cambridge Police Department about crime concerns.

Thursday August 21 @ 7pm
Oldtime Baseball Game
St. Peter’s Field, Cambridge map
From the City of Cambridge: The Oldtime Baseball Game features players wearing a dazzling collection of flannel uniforms that represent virtually every era in baseball history – including the Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns and Brooklyn Dodgers. Players are chosen from colleges and universities from the Boston area, with an occasional retired big-leaguer added to the mix. Plan on bringing a folding chair or blanket. Parking will be provided.
For directions, and more information, please visit http://www.oldtimebaseball.com


July Calendar

Please contact me for more information on any of these, and help make this schedule more complete for next month by contacting my office about your local event or calendar!

July in Cambridge
City Calendar of Events

July in Somerville
City Calendar of Events
Growing Center Calendar

City Dance Party (Cambridge)

Friday, June 27 7-11pm
Mass. Ave @ Cambridge City Hall map
Come on down and dance in the streets outside city hall! All ages are welcome and encouraged for an old-fashioned block party.
More Info

Cambridge Sq. Dedications
Saturday, June 28
10am – Bryan Lounsbury Sq., Van Norden and Middlesex St. map
In memory of Cambridge resident and Private First Class in the United States Army in Fort Hood TX, Civil Air Patrol member Bryan Lounsbury.
11am – Chief Reagan Sq., South Normandy Avenue and Sunset Road
map
In honor of the late Cambridge Fire Chief Daniel J. Reagan.
12pm – Collins and Foster Sq., Merrill St. and Broadway Ave map

Centro Presente Press Conference
Monday, June 30 @ 11am
54 Essex Street, Cambridge map
Centro Presente, a local organization to assist the Latin American immigrant population in MA, will be announcing its move from Cambridge to Somerville.
More Info on Centro Presente

Grand Feast of the Imperio Mariense

Sunday, July 6
Filharmonica Santo Antonio, 575 Cambridge St, Cambridge map
Casa do Benfica, 178 Elm St., Cambridge map
The Feast will start at 10am in Saugus with Mass and the famous soups of Divino Espirito Santo. Then it moves to Cambridge for music and dancing.

2pm –
Music at Filharmonica Santo Antonio
4pm -
Dance group Rancho Folclorico at Casa do Benfica
5pm – Music of Tony Borges at Casa do Benfica
6pm – Music of Jorge Ferreira at Casa do Benfica

East Cambridge Planning Team Alexandria Roundtable
Wednesday, July 9 @ 7-9ish pm
East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge, MA 02141 map
The East Cambridge Planning Team will be hosting a round table discussion with Alexandria Realty to address neighborhood concerns about this large development and to see how we can work together to make this project work. Neighbors are invited to attend.


Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, July 9 @ 7pm
Vin-Fen, 950 Cambridge St., Cambridge map
All residents and businesses of the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood, also known as Inman-Harrington neighborhood, are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

50 Tufts Street Contamination Meeting
Thursday, July 10 @ 7pm
Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glen St, Somerville map

The Friends and Neighbors of Glen Park, a neighborhood association concerned about environmental contamination originating at 50 Tufts Street, Somerville, will hold an informational meeting for all interested parties.

Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society
Sunday, July 12 @ 7pm
The Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave, Somerville map
Growing Center July Calendar
A five-member band with lively, fun music for all ages. Sponsored by The Growing Center in Somerville, who work to promote community events in Somerville.

Holy Ghost Parade
Sunday, July 13 @ 9:30am
26 Springfield St. Somerville map

The Portuguese American Civic League Holy Ghost Committee holds its annual Feast on July 11th,12th, and 13th, with a parade on Sunday morning.

East Cambridge Planning Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 23 @ 7-9ish pm
East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge, MA 02141 map
The East Cambridge Planning Team will be hosting their second monthly meeting for residents of East Cambridge. Meetings are regularly scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Neighbors are invited to attend.


Mayor Simmons’ Harvard Yard picnic
Wednesday, July 30 @ 11:30am
Harvard Yard, Cambridge map

This is a picnic for resident seniors in Cambridge, hosted by Mayor E. Denise Simmons and Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Mayor’s office at 617-349-4321 or at the Cambridge Senior Center across from City Hall.