WATERTOWN — The Watertown Land Trust and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will host a free presentation on invasive plants at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the senior center, 311 Falls Ave., Oakville. The guest speaker will be Pete Picone from the DEEP.
OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services’ Knitting and Crocheting Group is asking for donated yarn to continue their community service projects. Using the yarn that residents donated last year, the Knitting and Crocheting Group made many handcrafted items for children and teens in the community, veterans at the VA Hospital, premature babies at area hospitals, patients at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center and deployed military personnel.
WATERTOWN — Rise and Shine Nursery School will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 at the school, 40 Deforest St. Registrations for the fall will be received on a first come, first served basis. Participants can meet the teachers, tour the facility and learn about the program. Children are welcome. Those seeking additional information may call 860-945-3101.
Now in her senior season at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY), Abigail Collier of Watertown is one of the leaders of the Mustangs’ womens’ basketball team. Collier is making the most of it, as she was named to the East Coast Conference (ECC) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll for Week 11. Collier produced a double-double by way of 11 points and 11 rebounds and added a game-high five steals and three blocks in the win over Bridgeport, an effort she followed up on with a team-high 15 points ECC foe St. Thomas Aquinas College.
WATERTOWN — Members of the First Congregational Church of Watertown will celebrate their newly refurbished Holtkamp tracker pipe organ with a Re-dedication Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1. The church is located at 40 DeForest St. Jerrick Cavagnaro, a second year student at the Yale School of Music, will perform selected pieces from Bach, Buxtehuda, Cabanilles, Mendelssohn, Vierne, Widor and others. Mr. Cavagnaro is a graduate of Westminster Choir College where he obtained bachelor’s degrees in both sacred music and organ performance, studying under Alan Morrison.
WATERTOWN — The Taft School Music for a While concert series continues Saturday, February 22, with a cabaret-style evening of jazz, New Orleans blues, American Funk and more, featuring the T.J. Thompson Sextet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Jazz From the Undercroft: Mardi Gras Celebration; the show begins at 7. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.