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10 Tips For Soothing Your Soul During Vulnerable Times…

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Sometimes it feels like we are floating in a sea of vulnerability: A friend is diagnosed with cancer. A child dies. A country appears to be on the brink of war. A nest empties. A marriage dissolves. Despite our best efforts, it seems we can’t always protect ourselves and the people and things that matter most to us, and that is a tough place to live. Follow our tips to help manage the stress that comes from simply being human in the Digital Edition of the Spring 2018 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine


Wellesley Theatre Project Presents 13: The Musical April 5th – 8th

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, Jason Robert Brown’s 13: THE MUSICAL  Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th at 7pm, Saturday April 7th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday April 8th at 2pm.  All performances will take place at The WTP Studios at The Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481.  Tickets are priced $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at http://wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets  in advance, or at the door for $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Written by Tony Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, 13: THE MUSICAL is an unforgettable rock musical about fitting in, and standing out.  Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain…or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?

Wellesley Theatre Project’s 13: THE MUSICAL features a talented cast of 18 students between the ages of twelve and fifteen. These cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Needham, Natick, and Dover.

Registration is open for WTP’s Spring classes including Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, Improv, Stage Combat, and more! In addition, registration is open for WTP’s 2018 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. The production camps are: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Grades 2-8), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and 1776: An American Musical (Grades 9-12).

For more information about Jason Robert Brown’s 13: THE MUSICAL or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781- 235-1550.

SEW COOL! Looking for Crafty Residents & Sewers, Adults and Children Alike



Join the Fun in this Town-Wide Project! Crafty Wellesley children and adults, sewers (novice to expert), or anyone looking for a fun and easy community project, Sustainable Wellesley is looking for your talent.

“We are creating beautiful, Japanese Furoshiki style cloths and reusable bags for a future, community gift wrapping event,” said Kelly Caiazzo, one of the organizers of the town-wide project. “Those who aren’t crafty can rummage through their closets and donate fabrics, bandanas, and scarves,” Caiazzo said.

Here are the details:

1. Donate Fabric: Flexible fabrics are ideal! Stiff fabrics are hard to tie furoshiki style. Fabric remnants measuring at least 20″ square work best- e-mail to make a fabric donation.

2. Sew Furoshiki Cloths: Cut a square piece of fabric a little larger than  your desired size. 20″ and 28″ are standard finished sizes, but in general any square that’s about 3x larger than the object being wrapped works well. Fold in each of the edges a quarter inch and iron; fold again and iron. Find instructions online for sewing mitered corners, follow and then sew around the perimeter of your prepared cloth in the middle of the fold. Flexible fabrics like thin cotton work best for tying. For instructions on hemming and three different corner options, click here. Please e-mail when you have completed some and Sustainable Wellesley will make plans to collect your cloths. Be sure to save wraps for yourself. To learn how to fold furoshiki gift wrap, click here.

3. Sew Bags: For a nice complement to Furoshiki (and one that doesn’t require any explanation for re-using!) the community will also be making Boomerang cloth bags. Check out the free pattern online here. Once you have created some for personal use, and some for the community, simply email Sustainable Wellesley to collect your the bags.

4. Email to organize or attend a sewing event. All are encouraged and welcome to join in this relaxing, community event where simple acts make a difference. Every year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide. Un-recycled bags plague the environment, greatly damaging the ocean as well as many other complex ecosystems. Since plastics take an average of 1,000 years to decompose, our waste isn’t going anywhere fast, so it’s up to us to help minimize our negative impact on the planet. Plus, the activity is relaxing, easy, and fun! Questions? E-mail.