Art, Entertainment, and Culture

May Arts and Cultural Events in Medford

One of the best ways to learn about an organization is to attend its annual meeting. You can become familiar with its mission and activities, meet members and supporters, and often hear an informative talk or some other program.

The Medford Arts and Cultural event calendar for May includes four such events:

– May 10: Royall House & Slave Quarters, with a talk by author Wendy Warren (“New England Bound”)

– May 11: CACHE in Medford, with a talk by Marieke Van Damme, executive director of the Cambridge Historical Society, who will discuss board development strategies

– May 18: Friends of Chevalier Auditorium & Gene Mack Gym, with a performance by a Medford Middle School strings ensemble

– May 19: Medford Historical Society, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Governors Avenue headquarters building

Other highlights of the more than 40 events taking place in May:

– Two programs – on tracing your immigrant ancestors and on international desserts – related to this year’s Community Read book, “97 Orchard”

– Two “Generations In Song” performances by the Back Pocket Dancers, including 94-year-old Medford resident Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker

– The return of the Medford Chamber of Commerce’s Clippership Day, an open street fair on High Street in Medford Square

– A bluegrass music concert to conclude Chevalier Theatre’s 2016-17 OnStage! Series

– Friends of the Medford Public Library’s Spring Book & Bake Sale

– A book talk on the Mount Auburn Cemetery anthology “Dead in Good Company” featuring Medford residents Dee Morris and Paul Roberts

The month also features more music (including seven Medford Public School spring concerts) and author talks; art, craft and writing workshops; a film screening; and more.

Please visit the CACHE in Medford website for the complete lineup. If you have an event to add to the calendar, send the details to cache.event[AT]gmail.com.

CACHE – the Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy – is a nonprofit organization made up of a coalition of over 20 different cultural institutions in Medford that collectively advocate for the arts in Medford and work together to make our community a more vibrant place through events, projects, and collaborations with local businesses.

– Ken Krause, CACHE calendar editor

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