Bike shares, concerts, and a delicious book sale
It’s that time of year — Acton’s Zagster Minuteman Bike Share is open for the season. Bikes are available at West Acton Village and the South Acton Commuter Rail Station, as well as in downtown Maynard at Mill and Main. Bikes can be rented at one of the Zagster station locations and returned to another in Acton, Maynard, Concord, or Lexington. Memberships cost $25 for the year and include free, unlimited rides under two hours. Additional hours and nonmember pricing is $1 per hour. Annual memberships will be 50 percent off in May to mark National Bike Month. Visit www.bike
A benefit concert for Communities Without Borders takes place on Sunday, April 28, at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton. The concert will feature Triple Helix Piano Trio and guests, including the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton Choir. Francine Trester composed Sekelela (Rejoice) specifically for this performance. Communities Without Borders works to enable a better future for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia through access to education and related care. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. The concert begins at 4 p.m., but ticket holders are invited to a preconcert talk starting at 3:15 p.m. The address is 1326 Washington St.. Buy tickets at www.cwbusa.org/concert-2019-04.
Want a snack while you read? Check out the spring book and bake sale, hosted by The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library. Hardcover and paperback books will be sorted by subject matter. Adult hardcover books are $1, and paperbacks are 50 cents. Hardcover young adult and children’s books are $1, and softcovers are 25 cents. There will be baked goods, chili, and beverages available for purchase. The sale takes place Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bigelow Auditorium, Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. For further information and to donate books or baked goods, please call Jean Peters at 508-481-1833.
Bedford Police School Resource Officer Sergeant Jeff Wardwell was given the Ronald Kinlock Award for School Resource Officer of the Year. The honor was awarded by the Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers Association at its convention on Monday, April 1, in Norwood. Wardwell has been in law enforcement for 30 years. For the past 15 to 20 years, he’s transitioned to working as a school resource officer at Bedford Public Schools, primarily Bedford High School.
The Armenian Museum of America in Watertown presents a new exhibit exploring the intertwined lives of diplomat Diana Agabeg Apcar (1859–1937) and artist Berjouhi Kailian (1914–2014). It will open on Wednesday, April 24, in recognition of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 24, there will be a candlelight viewing of the galleries, followed by a discussion of the traumatic effects of the genocide. The exhibit is in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries. The museum is located at 65 Main St. Visit www.armenianmuseum.org.
The Lexington-based Halalisa Singers present “Voices of Hope and Heart” in Reading on Saturday, April 27, and Watertown on Sunday, April 28. The 39-person vocal ensemble is accompanied by pianist Trevor Berens and percussionist Bertram Lehmann. The Saturday concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St. The Sunday concert will take place at 4 p.m. at First Parish Church, 35 Church St., Watertown. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at www.halalisa.org.