Get Out: Veterans Day Weekend
Thank a veteran, get out and appreciate the freedom for which they have fought. This weekend, get some crafts, learn about the healing power of laughter, and go to a church with your pets.
When/where: Brookline Town Hall, 11 a.m., Friday
Why: Celebrate the 236th birthday of the Marines with Brookline at the Town Hall ceremony. Selectmen, Firefighters, and clergy from the town will conduct the proceedings, and State Representative Frank Smizik will make the Nov. 11 Proclamation. If you can't make it to the ceremony, find a veteran and thank them for their service.
Head back to Patch later today with photos of your heroes for Veterans Day.
When/where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Park School
Why: The Park School Marketplace fair features dozens of crafters--some local, some not--hand-selected for the occasion. Come by, do some Holiday shopping, and enjoy their cafe and bake sale. There is also a raffle with some really great prizes.
When/where: 10 a.m. to noon, then 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Puppet Showplace Theatre.
Why: Two different talks at the Showplace. From 10 to noon, "Humor and Health: A Decade of Israeli Innovations in Medical Clowning," with a breakfast reception. Artists Alina Ashbel and Vally Kulas, practicers of this healing art, will talk about theor decade of work, and their work mentoring a new generation. Then, from 4:30 p.m. on, "The First Steps: Techniques for Engaging Hospitalized Children in Performance." Ashbel and Kulas will give a more hands-on demonstration, teaching a few of their techniques. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, see event page for full details.
When/where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Why: Described by the New York Times as “ a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss,” Gustafer Yellowgold is a zany kids experience. He's a yellow, cone-headed guy from the Sun, who seems to find himself in the most absurd situations. It's an animated storybook, a rock concert and an entrancing experience for kids and adults.
Pricing: Tickets are $9.75 for adults, $7.75 for kids
When/where: 5 p.m. Sunday, at First Parish In Brookline
Why: Some people have an undeniable bond with their pets. First Parish is celebrating that bond with a special service that welcomes not only people of all faiths and ages, but all species. Yes, bring your four- (or fewer) legged family members with you to one of the oldest buildings in Brookline, and share stories of the brightness they bring to your life.