The Natick Teen Center is a drop-in program open to middle and high school students living in Natick or attending Natick schools. As Teen Center members, students can take charge of their afternoons in the gym, game room, and outside on the fields, where they can hang out with friends, do homework, play games, and more.
Everyone is invited to enjoy a live pre-recorded program from 10am-11am, streamed online and through Natick Community Access TV (see more details below), featuring:
- student performances and reflections
- MLK Day Creative Contest winners from the Middle and High School
- Interfaith Clergy representatives
- special guests including local dignitaries and community leaders
- a keynote reflection by The Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover, Pastor of the Historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church in Roxbury, MA
Immediately following the program, from 11am-12pm special MLK Day activities for all ages will be offered by community partners (via Zoom links).
More information on how to attend
You can watch the 16th Annual Natick MLK Day Community Celebration on Natick Community Television (Natick Pegasus) channels: RCN 3, Comcast 99, and Verizon 29.
Or stream on YouTube via link here:
(with a live chat during the program!)
The 2021 program will be live on Monday, 1/18 at 10am.
MLK events are co-sponsored by Greater Natick Interfaith Clergy Association, Natick Is United, the Natick Board of Health, Natick 180, Town of Natick, Natick Public Schools, METCO, and SPARK Kindness.
What is it like to work with animals like cobras or rattlesnakes? Find out on Wed., Jan. 20, 4pm – 5pm via Zoom during this exciting program geared towards kids and families. Find out what some scientists are learning about venomous snakes by studying them in the wild and captivity. Learn how animal keepers and scientists stay safe when working with captive alligators or wild crocodiles. Why is it important to train captive polar bears and sea lions?
Naturalist, educator, and photographer Joy Marzolf will cover all these topics and more. Learn all about working with dangerous animals from someone who has personally worked with venomous snakes, massive pythons, snapping alligators, huge polar bears, and more. Don’t miss meeting some live animals at the end.
PRESENTER: Joy Marzolf
DATE: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021
ZOOM ACCESS: Use the form to register and get an email containing the link to join.
Everyone is welcome to join a virtual discussion of The Nightingale (2018) by Kristin Hannah on
This program is co-sponsored with the Bacon Free Library. It is FREE and open to the public.
If you are interested in joining this virtual book discussion, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Nightingale
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
Save the date for Race Amity presentation
The Natick Historical Society and the Bacon Free Library will co-host a Zoom presentation of WGBH’s powerful documentary series American Stories: Race Amity and The Other Tradition on Tue., Feb. 2, 6:30pm – 8pm. This presentation will include a brief introduction to the film by Dr. William H. Smith (creator, executive producer, and writer of the series), a reading from the book Race Amity: A Primer on America’s Other Tradition, a viewing of the film Race Amity: America’s Other Tradition, a commentary by Dr. Smith, and a Q&A Session.
WHS Media Productions LLC created this documentary for the promotion of cross-racial and cross-cultural understanding.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is required to access the Zoom link. Please register using the link here, and allow 3-5 days for a confirmation email with the link from the Natick Historical Society.