Roosevelt PTO Invites You To See ‘Bag It’ Documentary

The Roosevelt PTO invites you to a screening of the award winning documentary Bag It. Is your life too plastic? This film explores the effects of plastics on our health and the environment. We will be holding two screenings, Wednesday March 22nd at 8:15am and Thursday March 30 at 2:15pm. All ages are welcome. We will be showing the educational version of the film which is 45 minutes long. We will have snacks, free raffles and lots of great info! We will also be selling reusable sandwich and snack bags. If you can’t make it you can watch the full length version (78 minutes) any time on MMTV under the Melrose Recycle Committee tab. Please sign up here so we know how many to expect. See you there!

Welcome Spring with Yoga and the Labyrinth on March 20

We begin with a gentle yoga class on the Labyrinth. We then roll up our mats for a candlelit walk. As we walk inward on the Labyrinth, we return to our center, to our Self. On our return, we walk outward on the labyrinth, carrying our light to the world. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Join us from 7-8 P.M. at the Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA. All are welcome.

The Highlands Church is a progressive Christian community which follows the path of Jesus as we seek to embody his love in the world. We participate in service and outreach projects and seek to be peacemakers in our daily lives.

Further information can be found at mhcc-ucc.org or by calling 781-665-4200.

MVMMS to Present Two Plays on March 24 & 25


Coming this March from Melrose Drama is the Melrose Veteran Memorial School’s production of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” as well as its entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s Drama Fest, “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty.” Both plays will be directed by Melrose Drama Director, Mr. Adam Schuler, and will feature over sixty Middle School students in both acting and technical roles.

Both plays will be presented on Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th at 7:00 PM with a matinee on Sunday March 26th at 1:00 PM at the Melrose Performing Arts Center located at the Middle School. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and will be available at the door. “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty” will also be performed at the METG Drama Fest on April 29th at the Winthrop Middle School. See http://metg.org/ for more information.

“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” takes the beloved Narnia classic and brings it to life onstage. Join four young children from England as they travel through a magical wardrobe into the land of Narnia where they meet an assortment of magical creatures fighting the tyranny of the White Witch.

“Between The Kiss and Awake: A Tale of Sleeping Beauty” is an original play written by local playwright Emily Holmes. This twist on the classic fairy tale takes place in Sleeping Beauty’s dream after the spell has come to pass. She needs a kiss to rescue her but the true power to save her comes from herself!

Both plays are family friendly and suitable for all ages.

For more information on these productions please see the Melrose Drama webpage and the Melrose Drama Page on Facebook.

Beethoven Society Presents Men, Men, Men and More Men!

This Sunday, March 19th at 3PM, the Beethoven Society of Melrose presents a concert consisting of all male performers, entitled So Many Men Making Music. Featured artists are Andrew Heath, trumpet, and Julian Loida percussion, followed by Brendan Carroll, baritone and Joe Mulholland, piano. Rounding out this versatile program is Giovanni Moltoni, performing arrangements for solo guitar and finally, the strong clear voices of Blue of a Kind, a men’s a Capella Chorus.

Join us at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA and get your testosterone boost for the month. Our next concert will be Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3PM, Opera Afternoon program of scenes and arias.

Beethoven Society concerts are usually the third Sunday of every month. All concerts are free of charge. A free will offering at the door benefits our Music Award Fund for students. Partial funding for this concert is made possible by grants from the Melrose Cultural Council and the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts. Please join us for refreshments following the program. A handicapped entrance and ramp are available at the back of the church.

Roosevelt PTO Sponsors Family Movie Night on March 18

The Roosevelt PTO invites you to Family Movie Night Saturday March 18th at Memorial Hall. We will be showing Zootopia at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:30pm. All families are welcome to attend. We will have pizza, popcorn, candy and raffles available for purchase. Admission is just $3 per person and that includes a $1 donation to the Memorial Hall Restoration Fund. See you there!

Local Business Spotlight: Melrose Coop Bank Is Now Melrose Bank

Congratulations to our neighbors down the road, the Melrose Cooperative Bank, on their new name: They are now the Melrose Bank. The bank has been a great member of the Melrose business community over the years, and we wish them luck with the new name!

Good Luck to the iRaiders This Weekend!

The Melrose iRaiders high school FRC robotics Team will be competing in the third annual New England FIRST North Shore District Event this weekend at Reading High School. There will be 40 teams from around the region competing in this event, and as you can see from these photos of a recent practice, the Melrose team is ready!

The event is free and open to the public, so come on down and support our team!

Go iRaiders!

Chili Chowder Challenge to Support Veterans’ Trip

Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus Veterans District Director Alicia Reddin announced that planning is in full gear for the annual trip to Washington, DC, for local veterans and a companion. In previous years the trip honored World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and women veterans. This year the honorees will be veterans of the Gulf Wars, Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. “It’s an honor to host them,” Alicia said.

The group will visit our nation’s capital, touring memorials and related sites; with fundraising, there is no cost for the veterans and their companions.

The trip will take place in early May. Check the website for information as it becomes available.

The Veterans Office is asking for donations to defray the costs of the trip; a lottery calendar is for sale at the office for $10 with daily drawings for winners. In addition, the annual Chowder Chili Challenge on March 18 at the Prince VFW will raise funds for the trip. Check the website for details.

Fourth Annual Community Coffee House to Celebrate Healthy Relationships

MVMMS Student Dan Freed and his sister, MHS Senior Rachel Freed, are both scheduled to appear at MAAV’s upcoming Community Coffee House.

Come celebrate healthy relationships while enjoying the talents of Melrose! On Sunday March 19, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence is hosting its 4th annual Community Coffee House. This event, called “Voices Against Violence,” will feature performances centered around the themes of friendship, love, and relationships.

The Coffee House is being organized by Melrose High School students Tess Castergine, Rachel Freed and Keith Morris, who will team up to emcee the event as well. It will feature performances by middle and high school students and faculty members, as well as local musician Bill McQuaid and his son Sammy, Melrose resident Kris Rodilico, Rebecca Zama and more. Morris, a senior at MHS, will perform a song with his father, Bill Morris. Performances will include songs, instrumental performances, and poetry.

This year’s Coffee House will take place on Sunday, March 19 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Temple Beth Shalom, 21 East Foster Street in Melrose. All are welcome and admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Seating is limited and refreshments will be sold. For more information, contact MAAV at (781) 662-2010.

Come to the New & Expectant Parent Expo on March 18!

Melrose Birth to Five and Hallmark Health will be hosting the City’s 2nd Annual New & Expectant Parent Expo this Saturday from 10am to 12pm at Memorial Hall.

This will be a great opportunity for new and expectant parents to participate in an exciting morning that will cater to your child-rearing needs!

Come learn about local businesses, child-care options, and family support services.

Here is a sample of who you will see on Saturday…with more to come!

VENDOR LIST

  • Hallmark Health- Newborn Services
  • Hallmark Health- Baby Café & Breast Feeding Education
  • Hallmark Health- WIC & Healthy Families
  • Hallmark Health- Obstetrician/ Pediatric/ Urgent Care
  • Hallmark Health- Family Resource Network
  • Melrose Family Room
  • Active Literature
  • First Steps Early Learning Center
  • Anelise Tubinis Photography
  • Nurtured Family Doula Care
  • Lilah Rose
  • Well Rested Baby
  • Suzaluna
  • Wild Tree
  • CL Baby Designs
  • High Water Design Company
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • Melrose Public Library
  • Melrose Health Dept.
  • Melrose Family YMCA
  • Melrose Franklin Early Childhood Center
  • Roman Music Therapy
  • Melrose Birth to Five
  • Melrose Energy Commission/ Homeworks Energy
  • Happy Family Brands
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