Lynnfield Art Guild's spring Arts and Crafts Exhibit is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Centre Congregational Church.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Annual show is next Saturday, May 18th at the Centre Congregational Church.
The following was provided by the Lynnfield Art Guild: The LAG (Lynnfield Art Guild) annual spring fine arts and crafts judged exhibit will be held on Saturday May 18 in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to coincide with Lynnfield Day and Townscape’s geranium sale. A reception for the artists open to the public will be held on Friday night May 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. This is the Guild’s only judged show and reflects the best work of its members in all mediums. The four main categories are: 1) Paintings under glass; 2) Paintings not under glass; 3) Photography/Digital Media and 4) Sculpture/Crafts. There also will be an art bin of unframed matted and wrapped work, including original art…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Betty Atkins, a member of the Stitch and Chat group at the Lynnfield Senior Center, worked on quilt for about a year.
Local resident Betty Atkins spent a year working on a quilt that was recently displayed at the Essex County Needlecraft Guild's 40th anniversary exhibit earlier this week in Ipswich. The quilt has a calendar theme, with each square showing a house surrounded by seasonal images representing each months of the year. For added measure, a little cat can be found in each of the squares as well. Atkins is a member of the Senior Center's Stitch and Chat group, which meets on Thursday mornings. The items created by group members, such as baby hats, are available for purchase at the Senior Center, with proceeds going to help support its programs.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What flowers do you wait for each spring to signal the temporary but final demise of winter? I wait for them all. For the abundance that takes me by surprise, and lifts my heart higher than the warming temperatures.
The Topsfield Fair has issued a "call-out" for performers at this fall's fair.
The Topsfield Fair is still about five months away, but if you want to be a performer at the oldest continuously operated county fair in the county, now is the time to become involved. The fair is currently booking local performers, according to an announcement from the fair on Monday morning, “and time slots are filling up quickly.” “Acts of all categories, genres, and sizes” are being sought. A variety of stages all across the fairgrounds are being booked, “allowing us to accommodate practically any type of act,” according to the fair’s announcement. Past performers – and anyone who has ever been to the fair knows this – include bands, solo musicians, dance groups, magicians and comedians. Anyone who is interested should fill out the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Lynnfield Day (Formerly Geraniumfest) is May 18th. As always, Friends of the Lynnfield Library will be holding their annual used book sale fundraiser on the town common.
The following was provided by the Friends of the Lynnfield Library: If the good weather has given you an early start on your spring cleaning, don't forget your books DVDs and paperbacks! The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is seeking used books for its spring sale on Lynnfield Day (formerly known as Geraniumfest), Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Library book sale will take place on the Lynnfield Common from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather, it will move inside the library. The Friends are seeking donations of small and large adult paperbacks, music CDs, teen and children's selections, hardcovers and DVDs for this annual spring event. We cannot accept VHS tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed collections or…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Big band plays the unique salsa-style sounds of Esquivel next weekend. Learn more from the band leader himself, 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the Wakefield Chamber's radio program on 104.9 FM.
The following is from the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce: Wake up to Wakefield on Sunday mornings at 6:30am on 104.9FM to the ‘Welcome to Wakefield’ Chamber show. This week’s half hour show is all about Standing Room Only with Peter Stickel on special musical performances, with host Wakefield Chamber Executive Director Kendall Inglese. The Guest caller is world renown musician Brian O’Neill, leader of Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, commenting on the unusual sounds of Esquivel salsa big band blend as listeners are treated to clips of an upcoming show. Brian is scheduled to perform in Boston and then overseas to Europe and Asia as Esquivel sound has taken on a world wide popularity recently as a little known American cultural phenomenon of the ‘…
Check out these images taken by Bill Capistran.
Corrina Spinale, owner of Photography by Corrina in Lynnfield, regularly works with members of the Lynnfield Senior Center Photo Club on their techniques and other activities. In these photos, taken by club member Bill Capistran, we get a look at the recent photo studio day that they had.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Show opens tonight at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church. Performances are April 12/13 and 19/20. Click here for more:
The following was provided by Wakefield Repertory Theatre: Wakefield Repertory Theatre’s production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s “Lucky Stiff” opens Friday, April 12. In this fast paced musical farce, English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon finds out that Anthony Hendon, an uncle that he never met, has left him six million dollars. However, in order to receive the estate, Harry must take the corpse of his Uncle Anthony, who is sitting in a wheelchair and has been dressed to appear alive, on an all-expenses paid "vacation" to Monte Carlo, and fulfill the tasks specified by his uncle's will. If Harry is unwilling to do this, the money will go to his uncle's favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In Monte Carlo, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Variety of music-related events ranging from this morning's Bill Sarno lecture to concerts on May 30th and June 2nd.
The following was provided by the Lynnfield Library: We have planned an exciting music series for the community called “It’s A Melodious Spring at the Lynnfield Library!” Choral Director Bill Sarno returns for “Four MORE Icons of American Music” as a follow-up to his fall 2012 series: Ethel Merman, Perry Como, Barbra Streisand, and Bing Crosby on April 4, April 11, May 2 and May 9, respectively. All programs are 10:00 to noon. On Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 pm, we welcome the vocal duo Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno called “Too Human” with their distinctly folksy/bluesy/jazzy sound. Accompanied by guitar and upright bass, they perform music from the American Songbook. Our final concert of this series will be the “Willow Flute Ensemble” on …