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Plugged In Spring Session and Summer Registration is Open



The Plugged In Band Program is a non-profit rock band program in Needham teaching kids about using music to help others. In addition to ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp and community performances, five times a year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians of all levels and needs feel a sense of belonging, have an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In the loving and non-competitive environment at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.

Registration for the spring session of the Plugged In Band Program is open. Spring session classes begin February 2. The registration deadline is January 22. Band classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours and are offered seven days per week for 14 weeks. New students must schedule a placement meeting before January 22. To schedule a placement meeting for the spring session, please email, or call 781-956-4281. For more information and/or to register online, please visit

Registration is also open for Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Camp (MTM).  MTM helps young musicians ages 11 to 18 to build their musical skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic, and social competition they often encounter during the school year. Our summer day camp offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment with opportunity for both musical and personal growth. MTM includes all the most popular parts of Plugged In’s Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, music video production, offsite events, and performance opportunities. MTM runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is offered in (2) two week sessions starting July 9, 2018.  Late pick up is available.  For more information and/or to register online, please visit

Registration for private lessons is ongoing and can be done online at

Wellesley Theatre Project Presents A Christmas Carol

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Friday, December 8th at 7pm, Saturday, December 9th & 16th at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday, December 10th & 17th at 2pm.  All performances will take place at the WTP Studios at The Wellesley Community Center located at 219 Washington Street, Wellesley 02481.  A limited number of tickets are available at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

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This WTP adaption of Charles Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kinder man after visitations by various ghosts. Join us for this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic, and hope.  Director, Ben Rush says, “This is our third annual production, but it is a whole new experience. A brand new set design, the largest cast, and more spooky magic are sure to make this year’s ‘Carol’ a very special one.”

This production class began rehearsing in October, and features a talented cast limited to only those students selected for roles after an audition. The production has a cast of 22 students between the ages of eight and fourteen who bring to life this classic ghost story. Cast members of A CHRISTMAS CAROL reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Needham, Dover, and Medfield.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL production staff includes: Ben Rush, Director; Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer; Ben Rush, Scenic Designer; Seif Cristobal, Lighting Designer and Alexa Lambert; Stage Manager.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP’s Winter/Spring classes and productions including Cinderella (Grades 2-12), 13: The Musical (Grades 6-12), and The Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged] (Grades 5-12). In addition, registration is open for 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), James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and 1776: An American Musical (Grades 9-12).

For more information about A CHRISTMAS CAROL or classes and productions, please visit or call 781- 235-1550.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Natick To Host Artist Katie Heffelfinger December 7th


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Natick, MA is pleased to announce that they will be hosting artist Katie Heffelfinger and two local artists as part of a charitable holiday art exhibition and shopping night to benefit Habitat for Humanity Metrowest on December 7th from 5-8 pm.

Katie is a New York-based watercolor artist whose work is on display in homes and stores all over the world. This includes all of the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature stores as they sell an exclusive line of Katie’s paintings as a part of their watercolor series. For the event, her work will be on display throughout the showroom, and she will be doing a live demonstration of her distinctive technique, which is largely inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.
Along with Katie, work from two local artists will also be on display. Award-winning interior designer and mixed media artist Pamela Copeman will be showcasing a selection of her paintings along with the work of Boston-based photographer and abstract artist Allan Dines.
A number of items including Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ accessories and pieces from each of the three artists will be raffled off with all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity Metrowest.

Three of Katie’s paintings available exclusively at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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