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From the Desk of the Town Manager- November 30th
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                                                                                         November 30, 2011

Congratulations to the Winthrop High School football team!  The team beat Revere High with a score of 33-0 at the annual Thanksgiving Day football game.  Go Vikings!

The Town of Winthrop DPW along with Capitol Waste Services will provide limited curbside collection of grass clippings and leaves. Pick-up will occur on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Leaves may be put out on the curb (by 7:00 am) in barrels or compostable paper bags, weighing no more than 50 pounds. (Plastic bags are not acceptable and will not be picked up). At this time, the program can only accept grass and leaves, no brush or branches. If you have any questions, please call the DPW office at 617-846-1341.

Holiday Shopping - "One Stop Shopping Event"
Saturday - December 3, 2011 - 10:00-2:00 at the Senior Center...
Shopping couldn't be easier! Do all your holiday shopping in one convenient spot at the Senior Center. There will be over 25 direct sellers and crafters along with a children's room with mentors from Kathy's Place helping the children to make holiday decorations. Also, Santa will be available for photos with the kids. The Council on Aging will be serving lunch, which will consist of: hot dogs, chips, dessert, and a beverage for $5.00.
So, plan to join us for this wonderful event, complete all your holiday shopping in one stop, and get into the spirit of the holidays!

This Week @ the Winthrop Cultural Center!
Coffeehouse Open Mic Night
Thursday, 12/1 @ 7pm
Come enjoy a hot beverage and some great refreshments, and either sit back and enjoy the show, or get up on stage and show off your own talents!
Open to all ages and performance styles- music, poetry, dance, comedy, etc. Bring friends and take this opportunity to check out our new-and-improved lounge area!
Oil Painting for Adults
Mondays @ 10am
Join Glena Raya-Silva, an outstanding Winthrop artist, and learn how to use oil paint to create dynamic paintings and express your own unique artistic vision!~ No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome!
$3 suggested donation
Spanish Conversation Group
Mondays @ 4pm
Brush up on your Spanish with native Spanish speaker Glena Raya-Silva! Meet fellow Spanish language enthusiasts, and make new amigos as you practice speaking, discover new phrases and finally figure out verb conjugations!~ All levels welcome. Drop in for a class, or join us for the whole season!
$3 Suggested donation

Brown Bag DVD Lecture Series
Wednesdays @ noon
Now you don't have to leave town to hear America's top professors teaching their greatest courses! Bring your lunch and your curiosity, and join us as we explore our huge collection of recorded lectures.~ This week's topic: America and the New Global Economy. (Suggestions welcome for future lectures.)
Drawing with Dawn
Wednesdays @ 3pm
Join Dawn Mahoney, Winthrop native and artist extraordinaire, and learn how to draw from the beginning! All skill levels and ages (8+) welcome. Bring your own drawing supplies, or purchase them through Dawn. Drop-ins welcome!
$10 per class
All events are held at the Winthrop Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., Winthrop (across from Nick's)
Questions or comments?

What would Winthrop do with a check for $50,000 or a feature on Readers Digest wants to know what makes our town special — and what it needs to make it even better — for a chance to win funding and support for important projects.

Last year the We Hear You America program helped 110 towns raise money for new playgrounds, to help youth programs, restore historic buildings and other projects. Starting November 16, 2011, through March 1, 2012, the voting begins again, and this year WINTHROP could be a winner.

Our town even has its own page to keep track of how the voting is going. Log on to to see it and cast a vote. While you are there we also hope you will tell us what makes our town the best in America. Editors will be featuring the best towns and stories each week.

Vote for Winthrop and vote often!

Under Armour Contest: Finding Undeniable
Is Winthrop High School Undeniable? We have entered a nation wide contest by Under Armour for a chance to win 140 thousand in free uniforms and gear. Here is the link to the contest: 

Click the link and vote for WHS. You can vote once per day.  Please share with your friends via twitter/facebook. We need everyone to vote once per day.  Support WHS and vote today!

Winthrop Town Hall 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
Phone: 617.846.1852
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