The Philharmonic Society of Arlington presents the Arlington-Belmont Chorale and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra in concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to "The Impresario"
Do you find it challenging to find a substitute to teach your fitness class, lesson or game? Sometimes last-minute emergencies come up, or you are taking a vacation, and you need to find help, quickly. Arlington start-up FitYap aims to help.
FitYap aims to make it simple to register free and list your classes, lessons, matches or fitness opportunities.
When you need a substitute, click on the class in your dashboard class list and click on the button that reads "FitYap, Help find me a sub!"
Arlington's annual Town Meeting will begin at Town Hall Auditorium starting at
The public is welcome to attend but are restricted to balcony seating. Only Town Meeting Members are allowed on the floor while the meeting is in session, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 until 11 p.m., until all articles are voted.
The Patriots Day Parade was held Monday, April 21, starting at 9:30 at Brattle Street and ending about 10:40 a.m. at Bates Road in East Arlington.
See 27 photos reflecting many of the participants >>
They includes the couple at right in Revolutionary dress who were riding beside a cannon and fired off flintlocks.
Festivities began with the Menotomy Minute Men raising the flag at Town Hall at 7 a.m. and ended with the Lancers’ reenactment of Paul Revere and William Dawes’ historic ride with a stop by Arlington Town Hall about 11:45 a.m. Jason Russell House tours are in the afternoon.
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The Arlington Democratic Town Committee and Senator Ken Donnelly, Democrat of Arlington invite the public to meet the Democratic candidates for top state offices on Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St.
Meet many of the candidates for the Democratic nominations for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer and attorney general.
One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beautiful works waltzes onto the stage when AFD Theatre presents "A Little Night Music," opening May 2, at 22 Academy St.
Performances are Friday, May 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 10 and 17 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 4, 11 and 18, at 4 p.m.
A talk-back with cast and production crew will follow the May 4 matinee performance.
Arlington parents who want to know what special-education services are available through the town's public schools now have one place to look, a 19-page booklet.
The push for the booklet came from a parent group; the staff of the Arlington public schools' special-education department put together the first such reference. It was handed out to the School Committee at its April 10 meeting.
"As far as I know, it is the only recent effort to describe our current programming," wrote Kathleen Lockyer, interim director of special education.
Starks seeks conversation about impact on students
The discussion began as quietly as a Dallin student taking an online test; it edged toward a decidedly emotional pitch.
Assistant Superintendent Laura Chesson told the School Committee on Thursday, April 10, that students at Dallin and Ottoson had participated in testing of PARCC, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Students had handled matters, she said, easier than the adults or the computer network, as Arlington is among a number of school statewide trying out the online exams, due to replace MCAS in 2016.
The Master Plan Advisory Committee has announced that upcoming working-paper presentations include:
Historic and Cultural Resource Areas: 7 p.m. Thursday,
Senior Center main room; and
Natural Resources and Open Space: 7 p.m. Thursday, Senior Center main room.
In both cases, the working paper on each topic should be available online the day before the presentation, with the online survey posted a day after the presentation.
Improved sidewalks and parking on residential streets were dominant themes from public input at the transportation discussion. Design guidelines for new development, parking and mixed-use design were discussed at the economic-development presentation.
The working papers for economic development and transportation are online and the deadline to provide feedback is arlingtonma.gov/planning.. Review the papers and submit comments at
To view additional information this working paper as well as others and provide feedback, click here.
The committee thanks all who have attended workshops and discussions and provided input and answered surveys about the master-plan working papers. Five presentations have been given to date.
This story was published Jan. 10, 2014, and updated April 16.
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