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From the Desk of the Town Manger- August 2, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                           August 2, 2012
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French Square Open-Air Market
Tonight!

Music, Crafts, Food Kick-Off Summer-Long Festivities
Tonight from 4 to 8PM, Winthrop Center will host its weekly Open Air market. Everyone is invited down to the Center for this family-friendly event, to be held each Thursday throughout June, July, and August. Help make French Square Market a community success!
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The Beautification Committee is having a clean up on Saturday, August 11th at 8:00am in front of the E.B. Newton Cultural Center.  All are welcome!
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The 2012 Neil Shapiro Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Party

On September 29th 2012, celebrate Neil Shapiro’s life and raise money for the Viking Pride Foundation benefiting Winthrop High's Arts and Media Departments.

For full details, please visit our website www.NeilShapiro5K.com
Some details are below.

We hope to see you in September for a beautiful day and evening celebrating Neil Shaprio's life and raising money for the Arts and Media Programs!

2012 5K INFO
When: Saturday September 29th, 2012
Where: Deer Island, Winthrop, MA (see directions below)
Time : 11am walk/run begins
(Race will be officially timed)
9am Registration for walkers + runners begins
(You need to check in to get your bibs)

Registration fees:
By September 26 ~- $25
After September 26 - ~$30
High School Students (with id) ~$10

You can register online at www.Active.com by searching “Neil Shapiro 5K”, or visit our website www.NeilShapiro5K.com to download a registration form.

2012 5K COOL DOWN PARTY INFO
When: Saturday September 29th, 2012
Where: Winthrop Yacht Club
Time: 7pm-Midnight
Tickets available in advance for $15 on www.active.com or at the door for $20

Come for a great night of pasta dinner, drinks and dancing along to DJ Craig Matarazzo of Spotlight Entertainment. There will be tons of fantastic gift baskets and gift certificates raffled off and of course 50/50!

The 2011 Neil Shapiro Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Party events were a great success!~Together we raised over $14,000, which funded new sound and lighting equipment for Winthrop High School's Dramatic Arts Department!

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Dr. Bob Harney Stride 4 Health
Walk, Run or Roll Fundraising Event

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Revere Beach
Registration is at 7:30am
Kick off is at 9:00am
Special guest: Boston Bruins Shawn Thorton

Walk, run or roll to raise money for Hallmark Health System and pay tribute to “Dr. Bob” Harney.  $20 to register, pledges accepted.  Proceeds to benefit the cardiology, orthopedic and sports medicine programs at Hallmark Health System.  If you would like to sign up to help or participate, please contact:  Hallmark Health System Development Office at 781-979-6100 or visit www.hallmarkhealth.org
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COASTSWEEP is looking for a coordinator for a beach cleanup in Winthrop.

COASTSWEEP, sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and coordinated by the Urban Harbors Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the State’s annual coastal cleanup program where volunteers not only remove trash but also collect important information about the types of trash they encounter.

This year is COASTSWEEP’s 25th anniversary and we are attempting to have a record number of cleanups. COASTSWEEP cleanups take place in September and October. The coordinating organization gets to select the location and date of the cleanup as well as recruit volunteers for their event, and over-see things on the day of the event. The size of the event is not important. COASTSWEEP will provide everything you need for a safe, successful cleanup, including gloves, garbage bags, and data cards to record what kind of trash is picked up.

See our website at www.coastsweep.umb.edu for more information.
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Coming August 1st to The Clock Tower Gallery:

Restrospectives
Featuring Faces and Figures from Patricia Bruen Tacelli
And To Asia and Back from Elaine Abrams
August 1st through September 15th, 2012
Artists' Reception: Sunday, August 5th from 2-5 p.m.
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SAVE THE DATE:
ART AND SPIRITUALITY - A Workshop on FRIDA KAHLO
Sunday August 12th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Temple Tifereth Israel, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA
617.846.1390
Artist/educator Sindy Weiss discusses the life, symbolism and art of this powerful painter.  Create a watercolor painting in the style of Frida Kahlo. Adults and children 10 years and up.
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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR MEREDITH WILSON'S THE MUSIC MAN AT THE PLAYHOUSE

Join The Winthrop Playmakers as Professor Harold Hill marches into town August 2-12.~ Director/Choreographer Erin Huelskamp and Musical Director Julia Scott Carey lead a cast of more than 30 in the Playmakers presentation of this classic musical. The Music Man is the story of Harold Hill, a footloose con man who sets out to take advantage of the citizens of a small, turn-of-the-century Iowa town, but who instead is captivated and morally transformed by the townsfolk. Along the way, he falls in love with the town's lovely librarian and inspires all with the joy of music. The Music Man won an Oscar for Best Music in 1963, featuring such well-known songs as "76 Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," and "Goodnight Ladies."

Tickets can be purchased now by going to:
www.winthropplaymakers.com or by calling 617 539 1175.~
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
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On Thursday August 2nd and Thursday August 9th- Tickets for seniors 60
And over will be $10.00

For questions, contact Nathan Fogg at winthropplaymakers@gmail.com
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The monthly informal networking event will be held Friday, August 3rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center on the 1st floor. ~This event is free and open to everyone, so bring a friend or two, your other half or a co-worker. ~You don’t have to be from Winthrop. ~Please no children. ~If you have business cards or marketing materials, please bring those. ~Light refreshments will be served.
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PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECT SCHEDULE FOR THE WINTHROP FERRY TO SPECTACLE ISLAND:

BOATS DEPART ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
FROM TOWN LANDING AT:
10AM, 1PM, AND 3PM

BOATS DEPART SPECTACLE ISLAND BOTH DAYS AT: ~
10:30AM, 1:30AM, 3:30PM

This weekend on Spectacle Island:
Saturday, August 4th - 11am - 2pm:
Kite Flying Festival!
Activities include kite flying, frisbee, volleyball and cricket

Sunday, August 5th starting at 1pm:Relax on the porch of Spectacle Island and listen to the jazz of Berklee College of Music's Jazz Tellers.
Visitors will be captivated by the sounds of Berklee's notable up-and-comers playing original music while taking in the sights of Spectacle Island

Adults: $8/one way
Seniors (65+)/Disabled: $4
Children, 11 and under: $4
Blind persons w/ID: FREE
10-ride ticket: $60
10-ride ticket Seniors/Child: $30
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The Viking Pride Foundation presents their third annual Summer Concert:

THE DENEY TERRIO DANCE PARTY
with guest MC JJ Wright from 103.3 FM WODS

Saturday, August 4th at Winthrop High School’s Miller Field
Doors open at 6:00pm

Purchase tickets at: www.vikingpride.org or by calling 617-539-4873

You can also purchase tickets to the concert from the A. T. Cummings PTO and a portion of the proceeds from the tickets will be donated directly to the PTO!

or connect with the PTO directly:
Jen Capone
Georgeane Tacelli Coleman
Kristen Fainga’a
Deb Farren
Kelly Parker
Cindy Silva
Christine Snow
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