Hidden Treasures

Ken Van Blarcom 2-23-16 (2)Saturday, April 2, 2016
at The Eliot Church, 45 Eliot Street, South Natick
10:00 am – 2:00 pm registration for verbal appraisals
11:00 am – 3:00 pm verbal appraisals
Bring your antiques and collectibles to Natick’s own Kenneth Van Blarcom at the historic Eliot Church.  With more than four decades of experience and a vast knowledge of antiques, Ken will share his expert opinion and advice on rare books, jewelry, furniture, paintings, textiles, documents and photographs, and more.  You’ll take away information on the appraisal process, how to conserve your family heirlooms, and how to learn more about antiques.
–$10 per object or $25 for three–
Proceeds benefit the co-sponsors:
Natick Historical Society, Bacon Free Library, and The Eliot Church
Stay for part of the program or all day
Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Bacon Free Library

Hail to the Chief! History, Music and Fun



a musical play by
In Good Company
1:30 – 3:30
at the Natick Senior-Community Center

Campaign Songs, Even Henry Wilson’s

It’s an election year. A professor begins to drone on about nearly two centuries’ worth of presidential campaigns and political songs. Before he can finish his first sentence, a raucous caucus interrupts and demands the professor not just lecture about, but sing the campaign songs that roused a nation. The challenge is issued; let the musical debate begin!

Before radio, TV, and the Internet, songs were the most effective way to spread a political message. Hail to the Chief includes a colorful assortment of candidates’ songs from the era of George Washington up to the time of JFK, songs set to traditional melodies, and original tunes such as those by Irving Berlin. Henry Wilson even had his own song that will be  performed!  Hail to the Chief is more than a history lesson; it’s a refreshing antidote to today’s negative  campaigns. Join us for a delightful, thoughtful and humorous musical journey through American election campaign music–just as we are thinking about Election Day.
This event is free and open to the public.  A $5 donation would be most appreciated!

    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



South Natick Dam postcardSaturday, June 13, 2015  10:00-4:00

Come on out and see for yourself what the non-profits in the neighborhood have to share.  Five members of the Charles River Community Groups will offer family-friendly activities, each with at least one free component.

To go to these five sites–and earn prizes if you visit all five–please view and print:  Charles River flyer

Come learn more about our story–and yours!