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July 3
Patriotic Rosary
St. Catherine of Siena Church
1 p.m.
Pray the beautiful Patriotic Rosary for our country.  Pray for all the souls in each of our 50 states, police and firefighters, government officials, and military, past and present, living and dead.  Come and sing all of our favorite patriotic songs as to honor God and country and give thanks for the American way of life.
July 4
Norwood’s Spectacular 
4th of July Celebration!
Children’s Bicycle, Tricycle, Doll Carriage & Historical Character Parade
Norwood Center/Town Common
1 p.m.
Children are invited to show off their creations in a pre-parade procession down Washington St., to the Town Common.
Historic Old Parish Cemetery Tours
480 Washington St., 1-3 p.m.
Tours conducted by the Old Parish preservation volunteers.
Norwood Firecracker 5k Road Race
Town Common, 5 p.m.
Enjoy participating or supporting this 5K race that starts just before Norwood’s legendary independence parade!
Fire Truck, Antique and Military Procession
Washington St., South Norwood through Norwood Center, 5:30 p.m.
Fire, emergency and military vehicles and antique cars make their way down the parade route just before the celebrations begin!
4th of July Parade
Washington St., South Norwood to the Town Common, 5:45 p.m.
Norwood’s parade begins at the Coakley Middle School, in South Norwood, travels down Washington St., through Norwood Center and the Town Common and concludes at the Shaw’s Plaza.
July 5
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common, 2-6 p.m.
The Norwood Farmer’s Market will be offering fresh food and produce from various vendors, including Jordan Brothers Seafood, Oakdale Farms, LaBaguette North Bakery, Hearth Artisans Bread, the Morrill Memorial Library pop-up library, the Dirty Dawg Wash for nail clipping, and many vendors and organizations!
Author Talk - The Fascinating Life & Legacy Of Mass. Dinosaur Pioneer Edward Hitchcock
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Join a zoom presentation on “The Fascinating Life & Legacy Of Massachusetts Dinosaur Pioneer Edward Hitchcock” by Robert T. McMaster, author of All The Light Here Comes From Above: The Life and Legacy of Edward Hitchcock.
Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
July 6
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
The PanNubean Steel Band will be opening up the Summerfest series! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
July 8
Oldies Dance
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St., 7 p.m.
The Friends of the Norwood Council on Aging is sponsoring an oldies dance! Cost is $10 per ticket.
July 10
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common,  7 p.m.
The Westwood Swing Band will be opening up the concerts on the Common series! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
July 11
Job Search Help - Career Transitions: Is Now The Right Time?
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
This talk will be presented by Leanne Rodd, Director of Talent for FlexProfessionals Boston and Certified Career Coach (BCC).
Career transitions can be challenging in the best of times. Add a layer of economic uncertainty, and they can feel overwhelming. If you find yourself considering a career transition--whether chosen or by circumstance--there are steps you can take to help you decide whether now is the right time, plan your path forward, set attainable goals, and keep your momentum. This webinar will help you develop a plan for exploring options and moving forward using a design-thinking framework for both career exploration and exiting a role that no longer fits. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
July 12
Women’s Business Networking Meeting
Brickify, 15R Cottage St., 8 a.m.
The Women’s Business Networking (WBN) group is a non-profit organization for women in business or residents of Norwood and surrounding towns. The group meet two mornings per month and in addition to providing referral business, the women share and support business ideas and community events/fundraisers. If you would like more information about the organization, call 781-799-7068, or email [email protected]
Flying High Dogs
Bond Street Tot Lot, 10 a.m.
Come see Mike Piazza and his highly trained crew of flying dogs! Mike is a multiple time world finalist and world record holder in the sport of K-9 frisbee and the current #1 Professional K-9 frisbee performer in the world! He and his K-9 team will perform a variety of frisbee and other entertaining tricks on the field next to the Bond Street Tot Lot. Bring some chairs so you can be comfy during this awesome show! Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common
2-6 p.m.
The Norwood Farmer’s Market will be offering fresh food and produce from various vendors, including Jordan Brothers Seafood, Oakdale Farms, LaBaguette North Bakery, Hearth Artisans Bread, the Morrill Memorial Library pop-up library, and many vendors and organizations!
Books, Boots & Bridles -- The Story of the Horseback Librarians
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
Join in on Zoom for “Books, Boots & Bridles: The Story of the Horseback Librarians,” presented by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Learn the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of FDR’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). Its mission, carried out almost entirely by women, was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far-off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression.
This program will NOT be recorded. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Block Party
Bond St. Tot Lot, 5:30 p.m.
The Norwood Recreation Department will be bringing the party to you! They are hosting a block party that will give the community a unique opportunity to come together, make connections, and most importantly, have fun! Free, but pre-registration required. To register, visit www.norwoodma.gov/departments/recreation/index.php.
Norwood Neighborhood History Walking Tour-Swedeville
Meet at 95 Chapel St., medical building, 6 p.m.
With the year-long Norwood 150 celebrations, many are turning to our town’s history. With that in mind, the Norwood Historical Society is offering a series of neighborhood history walking tours this summer. These 90-minute tours will explore the town’s vibrant past, highlighting the experiences of immigrants, workers, and industrialists, pointing out the traces of history in our midst. Free event. No tickets or registration necessary.
Kids Summer Concert
Town Common, 6:30 p.m.
The Norwood Juniors Women’s Club is sponsoring a Kids Summer Concert with DJ Chris Abbate! Free, no registration required. Rain date, August 9.
Norwood Toastmasters
Zoom Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
The Norwood Toastmasters is dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills. They are currently meeting online via ZOOM. For log in,  [email protected] For more information, visit norwoodtoastmaster.toastmastersclubs.org/.
July 13
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
Roundhouse will bring the Common to life with a free, live concert! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
My Summers with a Serial Killer: A Massachusetts True Crime Story
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “My Summers with a Serial Killer: A Massachusetts True Crime Story,” by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan, authors of The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer.
Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter--the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked--took her and her sister on 3 adventures in his truck. He bought them popsicles and together, they visited his “secret garden” in the Truro woods. To Liza, he was one of the few kind, understanding, and safe adults in her life. But there was one thing she didn’t know: Their babysitter was a serial killer. Though Tony Costa’s gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later. Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case. Now, she and co-writer Jennifer Jordan reveal “a suspenseful portrayal of murderous madness in tandem with a child’s growing loneliness, neglect, and despair, a narrative collision that will haunt” you long after you finish it. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Family Flick!
Norwood High School, Front Lawn
Dusk
Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner or snacks and enjoy a great family movie night under the stars! Movie will be family friendly and start at dusk. Parking available at the high school. FREE!
July 15
Friends of Norwood Council Monthly Dance
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St.
7-10 p.m.
Music will be provided by the DB Band and the cost is $10 per person. Coffee, tea, & desserts will be served, AND there will be door prizes! For more information on this and future events, visit their Facebook page at Friends Of The Norwood Council On Aging.
July 17
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
The Sharon Community Band, a Norwood favorite, will be opening up the concerts on the Common series! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
July 18
Job Search Help -- Tools To Sharpen Your Job Seeking Strategy
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “Tools To Sharpen Your Job Seeking Strategy,” presented by Ray Mascola, business development advisor, coach, and owner of “Targeting Sales Growth.” Learn how to build relationships that will help your career using both conventional and unusual methods. Discover effective communication techniques and explore calendar management and research tools. Learn why job seekers should always consider themselves in marketing and sales. Discover how to better market and sell yourself. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
July 19
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common, 2-6 p.m.
The Norwood Farmer’s Market will be offering fresh food and produce from various vendors, including Jordan Brothers Seafood, Oakdale Farms, LaBaguette North Bakery, Hearth Artisans Bread, the Morrill Memorial Library pop-up library, pottery sales, and many vendors and organizations!
Norwood Neighborhood History Walking Tour-Germantown
Meet at 1315 Washington St., little league field, 6 p.m.
With the year-long Norwood 150 celebrations, many are turning to our town’s history. With that in mind, the Norwood Historical Society is offering a series of neighborhood history walking tours this summer. These 90-minute tours will explore the town’s vibrant past, highlighting the experiences of immigrants, workers, and industrialists, pointing out the traces of history in our midst. Free event. No tickets or registration necessary.
Kids Summer Concert
Town Common, 6:30 p.m.
The Norwood Juniors Women’s Club is sponsoring a Kids Summer Concert with Stacy Lake! Free, no registration required. Rain date, August 16.
South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group
The Grange, 28 Rockwood Road (Route 115), Norfolk, 7-9 p.m.
Mental illness is a label for a variety of diseases of the brain. Often it strikes in late adolescence, devastating the afflicted person and the family. The South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group is composed of such families who find mutual support and join together to advocate for their loved ones. All families in the South Norfolk Area who are dealing with mental illness and their loved ones are welcome. Observing the Covid-19 precaution of wearing a mask while indoors during the meeting is appreciated. For more information, call Ray at  508-668-2941.
July 20
Turn the Page - Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
Morrill Memorial Library, 10 a.m.
The book group will be discussing Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins,  by Katarina Bivald. To register and find discussions, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. For questions, contact Patty Bailey at [email protected] or 781-443-8864.
The Life Cycle of a Star
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
11 a.m.
Join a virtual presentation, “The Life Cycle of a Star,” presented by Caity Sullivan, a volunteer for the Solar System Ambassador program through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Have you ever wondered how stars form? Or perhaps even how they die? After all, some of the most mysterious objects in the universe come from dying stars. Join us as we dive into the life cycles of stars--from their formation in massive nebulas to violent supernova explosions, black holes, and more. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Turn the Page - Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
6:30 p.m.
To register and find discussions, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. For questions, contact Patty Bailey at [email protected] or 781-443-8864.
Author Talk - Little Matches: An Inspirational Story On Discovering Your Purpose In Life
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “Little Matches: An Inspirational Story On Discovering Your Purpose In Life,” by Maryanne O’Hara, author of Little Matches: A Memoir of Finding Light in the Dark. Maryanne O’Hara recounts how she lost her beloved only child and set out to look for answers to life’s hard questions. Using images and reflections that speak to universal themes, Maryanne shares her remarkable story of resilience, of finding light inside life’s darkest hours, and offers suggestions for discovering one’s purpose. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
The Beronica Robles Mariachi Band is sure to be a festive concert! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
July 24
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of the Compaq Big Band on the Common! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
July 25
Job Search Help - Job Opportunities With DoD Contractors
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “Job Opportunities With DoD Contractors,” presented by Stephen Trudeau, the Corporate Recruiter for Oasis Systems, a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor located in Lexington. When local people think of working for a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor, they automatically think that the large companies of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, or BAE are their only options. This presentation will provide details on employment opportunities working at Hanscom Air Force Base, working for smaller companies providing support to the DoD. These opportunities encompass not only engineering and technical support positions but also project management and business operations positions. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
July 26
Women’s Business Networking Meeting
Brickify, 15R Cottage St., 8 a.m.
The Women’s Business Networking (WBN) group is a non-profit organization for women in business or residents of Norwood and surrounding towns. The group meet two mornings per month and in addition to providing referral business, the women share and support business ideas and community events/fundraisers. If you would like more information about the organization, call 781-799-7068, or email [email protected]
Dinoman!
Coakley Middle School, 10 a.m.
Love dinosaurs? Come see DinoMan and his huge inflatable dinosaurs to learn more about these prehistoric creatures! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages. This event is hosted by the Morrill Memorial Library but is happening at the Coakley Middle School gym. Questions? Call the library at 781-769-0200 x3 or email the staff at [email protected] Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common, 2-6 p.m.
The Norwood Farmer’s Market will be offering fresh food and produce from various vendors, including Jordan Brothers Seafood, Oakdale Farms, LaBaguette North Bakery, Hearth Artisans Bread, the Morrill Memorial Library pop-up library, and many vendors and organizations!
A Civil Rights Investigation -- Mississippi Burning
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “A Civil Rights Investigation: Mississippi Burning,” presented by Sheila Metha, Education Specialist at the LBJ Presidential Library. Investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers during the Freedom Summer of 1964 using telephone conversations, oral histories, and documents as evidence to solve the case. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Neighborhood History Walking Tour-Christian Hill
Meet at 93 Day St., Day House, 6 p.m.
With the year-long Norwood 150 celebrations, many are turning to our town’s history. With that in mind, the Norwood Historical Society is offering a series of neighborhood history walking tours this summer. These 90-minute tours will explore the town’s vibrant past, highlighting the experiences of immigrants, workers, and industrialists, pointing out the traces of history in our midst. Free event. No tickets or registration necessary.
Norwood Toastmasters
Zoom Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
The Norwood Toastmasters is dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills. They are currently meeting online via ZOOM. For log in,  [email protected] For more information, visit norwoodtoastmaster.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Titles on Tap Book Group
Napper Tandys (left hand side of bar), 7:30 p.m.
Title not announced at press time. Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection.
July 27
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
Boston’s Erin Og will be performing in Norwood. For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at  TownofNorwoodMA!
Why is Lung Cancer Screening Important?
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual), 7 p.m.
Did you know that proper screening for high risk people has the potential to detect lung cancer at earlier stages when it has the best chance of being cured? On Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, join Hugh G. Auchincloss, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Thoracic Surgery at Mass General Brigham Newton-Wellesley, to learn about this safe, easy to perform screening that is remarkably effective at reducing the mortality from lung cancer.  Find out more from Dr. Auchincloss and his colleagues in oncology, radiology, and pulmonology who are committed to raising awareness for the early detection of lung cancer and saving lives. Registration is required. To register, visit norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
July 28
Kids Summer Concert
Town Common, 6:30 p.m.
The Norwood Juniors Women’s Club is sponsoring a Kids Summer Concert with Matt Heaton! Free, no registration required. Rain date, August 23.
July 31
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common, 7 p.m.
The Roy Scott Big Band, a Norwood favorite, will close out July with their big sounds! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!