Theater, music lessons, and an art contest

Taylor D’Andrea, Erin Eva Butcher, and Meredith Gosselin play three sisters in “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.”
Taylor D’Andrea, Erin Eva Butcher, and Meredith Gosselin play three sisters in “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.” (Mark Roemisch)

Wellesley Repertory Theatre will perform “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre. This is the New England premiere of the globally produced script by Tasmanian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. The plot follows three triplet sisters left in a forest by their father and forced to discover their place in the world. One searches for purpose, another for adventure, and the last stays put to create a home. The show runs through June 30. The theater is located at 106 Central St. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. On Thursdays, guests are given the option to choose how much they pay. Buy tickets at

Fall registration is open at the Concord Conservatory of Music. The conservatory is open to both beginners and seasoned musicians, offering private lessons on a wide range of instruments including bass, banjo, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, mandolin, oboe, piano, saxophone, trumpet, viola, and violin, as well as percussion and voice instruction. For new students seeking private lessons, visit and submit a Student Interest Form, or call 978-369-0010. Financial assistance is available. The conservatory is at 1317 Main St.


Calling all older folks interested in educational travel. There is an information session in Needham for the nonprofit Road Scholar, which advertises learning opportunities on travel adventures designed for baby boomers and beyond. It offers more than 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and all 50 states, serving more than 100,000 participants per year. This event takes place on Monday, June 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston, 109–123 Highland Ave., Suite 301 . RSVP at

Waltham Public Library again presents its “Watch, Read, Listen” program, in which the community experiences a story together across multiple platforms. This year’s story is “Hidden Figures,” by Margo Lee Shetterly. Events held between June 25 and Aug. 17 include talks on the history of women in astronomy and NASA, a film critique of the movie “Hidden Figures” with Wellesley College historian Kellie Carter Jackson, and a lecture by University of Massachusetts professor Nate Whitaker about growing up in the Jim Crow South. The launch party will be on the library’s front lawn on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be face painting, science experiments, a bouncy house, and free snacks. The library is located at 735 Main St.


An eighth-grade class at Newton’s Bigelow Middle School spent a portion of this year learning about the health impacts and policy surrounding e-cigarettes. The project is meant to help students learn how a bill becomes a law. Students have been following proposals in the state government that would impose restrictions on e-cigarette sales to young people. The students chose the topic themselves and were encouraged to write opinion pieces for newspapers and reach out to organizations. “You realize you don’t need to be old to make a difference,” said Kate Larson, a student in the class. “I definitely hope I will be continuing to do these things and make change even though I’m not old enough yet.”

Arlington Community Education is accepting art submissions for its cover art contest. Winning artists will receive $250. Each artist can submit up to four pieces. Three different artists will have one of their pieces selected and featured on the cover of the Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 catalogs. All mediums are acceptable. The deadline is June 28. Submit your artwork at


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