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Wellesley Marketplace to Be Held on Veteran’s Day- Vets Get Free Admission

Veterans and active-duty military will get free admission to the 41st annual Wellesley Marketplace, an annual arts fair at Wellesley High School on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. The event is being held one week earlier than in past years, when it was held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St., Wellesley, MA 02481

Tickets: General admission $15; students and seniors $5. Premium early-admission admission tickets $20 (for early entry from 9-10 a.m.)

allegro-photography-marketplace2016-024_bestWhere to buy tickets: Roche Bros. and The Linden Store in Wellesley or online at bit.ly/2017MarketplaceTix . Tickets also can be purchased at the door.

Veterans discount: Military veterans and active-duty service members will get free admission at the door.

“We’re so happy that we can offer free admission as a way to honor our veterans and active service members on this special holiday,” said Marketplace chairwoman Meryl Glassman, of Wellesley.

allegro-photography-marketplace2016-053_bestMarketplace is an annual retail favorite — and the unofficial start of the holiday season — for those seeking unique locally made gifts for family and friends.  Shoppers will have access to about 200 vendors and artisans from New England and afar.  Available wares include gourmet foods, handmade jewelry, artwork, home accessories, dog toys, and even dolls’ clothes.

This will mark the second year in a row that the event will be held at the recently renovated Wellesley High School. Last year, Marketplace drew a crowd of 1,700 shoppers, including about 500 who paid for premium admission tickets to get into the show early.

Last year, WHJWC awarded $70,000 in college scholarships to 44 Wellesley high school students in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500. WHJWC also gave $70,000 in grants to Wellesley-area community groups.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1976 First year of Wellesley Marketplace
  • 223 Number of artists
  • 64% Percentage of artists from Massachusetts
  • 30 Number of artists from Wellesley, Needham, Natick, Dover or Dedham
  • 76% Percentage of artists who are new to Marketplace
  • $140,000 Amount given away in college scholarships and community groups each year by Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club

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Rotary Club of Wellesley Announces “Choices, Changes and Chocolate” Workshop

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The Rotary Club of Wellesley announced today a workshop series titled “Choices, Changes and Chocolate” that will train participants on a framework of life skills to address emotional health and wellness.

The first workshop will be held from 7pm – 8pm on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The workshop will be led by Dr. Nadja Reilly – author, professor and co-founder of the Family & Educational Wellness Center.

The workshop is a call to action for all Wellesley parents, students, caretakers and youth group leaders to help at home and in our community with social emotional development. Schools are starting to address emotional health and wellness, but these life skills are ideally exercised at home and in daily life. A gap exists for translating these concepts for the home and wider community. This workshop series addresses the gap in skills and language and breaks down barriers to improve communication and support for emotional well being.

Participants are asked to sign up for Choices, Changes and Chocolate at www.WellesleyRotary.org and the workshop is offered at no cost. Attendees are also encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to share a simple buffet meal and easy conversation. Other scheduled workshop dates are November 7th and December 5th.

For more information, contact Bob Anthony, Rotary Club of Wellesley, President, 2017-2018 rwa1645@gmail.com — (781) 727-8617

The local Rotary Club of Wellesley meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm at the Wellesley College Club and is preceded by a buffet that starts at 6:15pm.

Help Family Promise “Keep the Promise” at Benefit Event on October 28th

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Family Promise Metrowest’s 4th Annual Keep the Promise food and auction event will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 6:30pm at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham.

Bring your friends and colleagues to enjoy flavorful appetizers and desserts from 20 local restaurants along with live entertainment. The benefit auction will have something for everyone including luxurious vacation packages, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox tickets, distillery tours, restaurant gift cards, and so much more. You can also join in raffles for Jet Blue airline tickets and a bottle of wine.

Keep the Promise raised over $90,000 last year. All proceeds from the event go directly to help Family Promise Metrowest end the cycle of homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and professional services to families in need.

Tickets are available now at www.501auctions.com/fpm. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still register to bid on auction items before and during the event.

This event is made possible by generous local sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, Mutual One Bank, gold sponsors, Wells Fargo, Westfield Capital Management, Sanofi Genzyme, Charles River Apparel, Needham Bank, and silver sponsor, Brookline Bank.

Family Promise Metrowest is one of over 200 networks nationwide that provide hope to families through safe transitional shelter, meals, and professional case management as they seek permanent housing. By providing resources and encouragement and addressing barriers, families bring themselves out of homelessness and into a life where they can sustain themselves and their children. With 50 local congregations, 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise is making a difference in addressing the issue of family homelessness.