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August 1
How To Start & Grow Your Own Business with the SBA
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
12-3 p.m.
“How To Start & Grow Your Own Business with the SBA,” will be presented by Lisa Gonzalez Welch, Economic Development Specialist with the Small Business Association (SBA). Learn how the Small Business Administration can assist your dream of starting your own business! General information will be provided on the following programs and services: Counseling and technical assistance through SBA resource partners; the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors; small business development centers; the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) and access to capital; the SBA Advance Loan Guaranty Program; and government contract opportunities. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 2
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!
Norwood Police Department National Night Out
6-8 p.m.
Norwood Town Common
This is a chance for police departments all over the country to get out in the community and meet people. The goal of this night is “Together, we are making communities safer, more caring places to live and work”. This is the second time the Norwood Police are taking part in the program with last year being very successful. There will be kids games, cruiser demo’s, hot dogs, pizza, drinks, popcorn, some giveaways, and a tent selling t-shirts. We hope that the public will once again come out and introduce themselves and let us know any questions and concerns they might have. For the latest information visit the Norwood Police Facebook page at www.facebook.com\norwoodpolice. A 150th Norwood Anniversary sponsored event.
August 3
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
Acoustic Fire will be opening up the August music calendar! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 4
STEAM Fun at the Campsite
Morrill Memorial Library
2 p.m.
Come have an outdoor adventure in the Great Indoors! The Children’s Museum of Easton will teach kids the mechanics of basic camping gear like binoculars and compasses. Kids get to make their own to bring home! This STEAM program is geared to elementary school aged children. For grades K-5. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. For more information, email  [email protected] or call the library at 781-769-0200 x3. 
Norwood Recreation Block Party
Balch Elementary School parking Lot
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Norwood Recreation Department is hosting a block party that will give the community a unique opportunity to come together, make connections, and most importantly have fun! Registration requirement. Register at the Civic Center or https:/norwoodma. myrec.com/ info/default.aspx.
August 5
Babes and Books: Infant Literacy Playgroup - FRIDAYS
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
Miss Dina will start off with a short lap-sit program, consisting of a story time and some songs and rhymes. There will also be a special collection of toys and books for caregivers to play with their little ones for the remainder of the program. For caregivers with infants who range from newborn to pre-walkers. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Stay Fit! Bollywood Style
First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. - on the green
5 p.m.
The Morrill Memorial Library is offering a series of in-person fitness classes to the beats of Bollywood music with Purnima Thakre. In case of inclement weather the event will move to the church meeting room. Parking is available at the library, and the church parking lot. Registration required: norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 7
Carillon Concert
Norwood Town Hall
2-3 p.m.
Anton Fleissner
 Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
Portrait in Jazz opens the August billing! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 8
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Knights of Columbus, 572 Nichols St.
1-6 p.m.

Refresh Your Interviewing Skills
Morrill memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
“Refresh Your Interviewing Skills,” will be presented by MJ Kahn, SVP of Technology at OpFocus and a seasoned Toastmasters member and leader. Receive a refresher on the key skills that are required when interviewing for any job: speaking confidently, constructing answers to off-the-cuff questions, giving and receiving feedback, and rehearsing. The session will include an interactive segment in which members respond to mock interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 9
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]
FDR’s Four Freedoms
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
“FDR’s Four Freedoms,” will be presented by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. On January 6, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt shared with the country his vision for a world founded on “four essential freedoms” -- freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. August 9 marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of the second atomic bomb ending World War II and bringing about the new world order based on FDR’s Four Freedoms. This session brings into clearer focus the vision he held for all the world. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common
2-6 p.m.
August 10
Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
“Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs,” will be presented by Kenneth R. Rosen, author of the recent, critically acclaimed book Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.
In the middle of the night, they are vanished: Thousands of young adults deemed out of control--suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, and rage--are carted off each year against their will to remote wilderness programs and treatment facilities across the country. Desperate parents of these “troubled teens” fear it’s their only option. The private, largely unregulated behavioral boot camps break their children down, a damnation the children suffer forever. Acclaimed journalist Kenneth R. Rosen knows firsthand the brutal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse carried out at these programs; he lived it. In Troubled, Rosen unspools the stories of four graduates on their own scarred journeys through the programs into adulthood. Based on three years of reporting and more than one hundred interviews with other clients, their parents, psychologists, and health-care professionals, Troubled combines harrowing storytelling with investigative journalism to expose the disturbing truth about the massively profitable, sometimes fatal, grossly unchecked redirection industry. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
The Back Pages are scheduled to bring some lively tune to the Norwood Common! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 12
Babes and Books: Infant Literacy Playgroup
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
For caregivers with infants who range from newborn to pre-walkers. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Stay Fit! Bollywood Style
First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. - on the green
5 p.m.
The Morrill Memorial Library is offering a series of in-person fitness classes to the beats of Bollywood music with Purnima Thakre. In case of inclement weather the event will move to the church meeting room. Parking is available at the library, and the church parking lot. Registration required: norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 13
Blessings Boutique Thrift Shop
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-noon
If you haven’t visited the boutique, you’re missing out!  Come in and look at their beautiful clothes for your family, purses, jewelry, shoes, books, household items and lots more.  Summer items at an even lower cost!
Production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”
Historic Old Parish Cemetery
6 p.m.
This is a production of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning ‘Our Town’ drama. Directed by Tom Frye. Gates open at 5 p.m. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Open seating. FREE. Presented by the Old Parish Preservation volunteers.
August 14
Carillon Concert
Norwood Town Hall
2-3 p.m.
Jennifer Herrmann
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
Come listen to those nostalgic big sounds with the Tom Nutile Big Band! For more information visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 15
Get Ready For Your Next Job Interview
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
“Get Ready For Your Next Job Interview,” will be presented by Elizabeth Gross, founder of Job Search Divas. Today’s job seeker must be prepared for any interview scenario: by Skype or Zoom, by phone, and in-person. This session will outline steps to get yourself prepared, tips for handling various interview situations, what information is essential to brush up on, as well as potential questions you’ll need to be ready to answer. Bring your interviewing questions for the Q&A afterward. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 16
South Norfolk Mental Illness Family and Friends Support Group
The Grange, 28 Rockwood Road (Route 115), Norfolk
7 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. 
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common
2-6 p.m.
August 17
Turn the Page Book Group-“The Tattooist of Auschwitz”
Morrill Memorial Library
10 a.m.
The group will be discussing The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a novel written by Heather Morris. Copies of the book in regular, large print and audio as well as printed copies of the discussion questions are available at the circulation desk. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/. For more information, email Patty Bailey at [email protected] or call 781-443-8864.
Good Grief: How To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual
7 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “Good Grief: How To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet,” by E.B. Bartels, author of Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter. Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter is an unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they’ve passed. E.B. Bartels has had a lot of pets—dogs, birds, fish, tortoises. As varied a bunch as they are, they’ve taught her one universal truth: To own a pet is to love a pet, and to own a pet is also—with rare exception—to lose that pet in time. There is no best practice when it comes to mourning your pet, except to care for them in death as you did in life, and find the space to participate in their end as fully as you can. Punctuated by wry, bighearted accounts of Bartels’s own pets and their deaths, Good Grief is a cathartic companion through loving and losing our animal family. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
Be ready to ‘Stomp’ the night away with the Squeezebox Stompers! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 18
Norwood Family Flick
Norwood High School Front Lawn
Sundown
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. 
August 19
Babes and Books: Infant Literacy Playgroup
Morrill Memorial Library
10:30 a.m.
For caregivers with infants who range from newborn to pre-walkers. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Stay Fit! Bollywood Style
First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. - on the green
5 p.m.
The Morrill Memorial Library is offering a series of in-person fitness classes to the beats of Bollywood music with Purnima Thakre. In case of inclement weather the event will move to the church meeting room. Parking is available at the library, and the church parking lot. Registration required: norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Friends Monthly Dance
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St.
7 p.m.
Music will be provided by Dave Valerio. $10 per person, which includes coffee, tea, and desserts and door prizes. For more information on the Friends of the Norwood Council on Again, visit their Facebook page at Friends Of The Norwood Council On Aging | Facebook.
August 21
Carillon Concert
Norwood Town Hall
2-3 p.m.
George Matthew, Jr.
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
A town favorite is back…the Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 22
How To Use Social Media In Your Job Search
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
“How To Use Social Media In Your Job Search,” will be presented by Susu Wong, Principal & Chief Connector of Tomo360, an online marketing firm. Learn how to use social media and the web for job hunting and for building a personal brand. In the online job market of today, knowing the ins and outs of social media and keeping your personal brand sharp is essential. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 23
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]
The Energy Crisis of the 1970’s
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
2 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “The Energy Crisis of the 1970s,” presented by Joshua Montanari, Education Specialist and Volunteer Docent Coordinator at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. Have you heard the phrase, “Not since the ‘70s” lately? On February 2, 1977, less than two weeks after assuming the Presidency, Jimmy Carter addressed the nation in a televised “fireside chat” to speak to Americans about the looming Energy Crisis. What tools and resources does the Constitution provide the Executive branch to take during such a crisis? What role do the other branches of government play? This program will examine the 39th President’s response to this crisis through the lens of primary sources of the Carter Library and National Archives. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common
2-6 p.m.

Titles on Tap Book Group
Napper Tandys
7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Morrill Memorial Library, Titles on Tap Book Group meets at Napper Tandy’s, in the left-hand-side bar. The August title has yet to be announced.
August 24
Summerfest Concert
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
David Tessiers’ All Star Band will close out the 2022 Summerfest Series! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 25
The Gilded World of Isabella Stewart Gardner
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
11 a.m.
“The Gilded World of Isa
bella Stewart Gardner,” will be led by art historian Mary Woodward,  who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. The life of Boston’s arts patroness typifies the lives of many of the wealthy and cultured Americans who lived during the Gilded Age of American history.  We will explore the details of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s life, friends, travels and collections. She broke all kinds of rules while setting up her museum but perhaps we can understand this when we read her personal motto, “It is my pleasure.” She arranged things the way she wanted with relationships between objects that may at first escape us. What is left for us is to marvel at the space she created and filled with beautiful things. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
7 p.m.
Join on Zoom for “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth,” by Avi Loeb, bestselling author of the recent, critically acclaimed book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. Harvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars--and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 26
Sensory-Friendly Friday Movie at the Library
Morrill Memorial Library
1 p.m.
The Morrill Memorial Library is offering an in-person sensory-friendly movie on the 4th Friday of the month for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a program specially designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This event is recommended for attendees aged 18 and up. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Stay Fit! Bollywood Style
First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St. - on the green
5 p.m.
The Morrill Memorial Library is offering a series of in-person fitness classes to the beats of Bollywood music with Purnima Thakre. In case of inclement weather the event will move to the church meeting room. Parking is available at the library, and the church parking lot. Registration required: norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
August 27
Blessing Boutique Thrift Shop, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-noon
Clearance sale on some great summer items.  Unbelievable quality and pricing on everything.    
August 28
Carillon Concert
Norwood Town Hall
2-3 p.m.
Performance by Margaret Pan.
Concerts on the Common
Norwood Town Common
7 p.m.
Dan Gabel and the Abletones will close out the 2022 Concerts on the Common series! For more information about individual concerts, visit the concerts’ Facebook page at TownofNorwoodMA!
August 30
Norwood Farmer’s Market
Norwood Town Common
2-6 p.m.
August 31
From Apollo To Artemis -- NASA’s Most Recent & Next Missions To The Moon
Morrill Memorial Library (Virtual)
11 a.m.
Did you know that 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17, NASA’s last manned lunar landing flight? Did you know that NASA is currently planning the first full-up test flight to the moon? Are you aware of Artemis, which marks NASA’s upcoming return to the moon, with plans to land the first woman on the moon and establish a permanent lunar presence? Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Len Rabinowitz, a retired high school science teacher and lifelong astronomy enthusiast, for a presentation on NASA lunar missions from Apollo 17 to Artemis. Registration is required. Register at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.