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Nov. 3
Warli Art Workshop
Morrill Memorial Library
6:30 p.m.
Morrill Memorial Library’s first Artist-in-Residence, Sunanda Sahay, will present a unique art program exploring the traditional techniques and themes of Warli art, a style of folk painting originating from western India near Mumbai. Participants will have the opportunity to both learn about the history of this distinctive art form and create their own take on Warli paintings using paint on paper. For adults only. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 4
Parents Night Out
Civic Center
6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! There will be group games, movies, crafts, and more! For grades K-2. Fee: Res: $20/NR: $25. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Oldies Dance
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St.
7 p.m.
60’s and 70’s music provided by  DJ Joanne Mills. Cost is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome to attend, as there will be lots of  dancing to swing music, twisting, line dancing etc. Coffee, tea & desserts will be provided along with door prizes. To stay updated on events, like the Norwood COA Facebook page: Friends Of The Norwood Council On Aging | Facebook
Nov. 5
Dino Discovery
Norwood Civic Center
9:30 a.m.
Sign up for this interactive Dino Show! There will be dinosaur crafts for all visitors. Come explore the great dinosaur world with this interactive show! For all ages. Cost is $5. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. The prizes are generous portions of meat and chicken. The Drawings also include a 50/50 money raffle.  A separate Winner Takes All Raffle is conducted at the end for an additional $5. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Nov. 6
Musical Sundays Concert Series: Matt York plays The Highwaymen
Morrill Memorial Library
3 p.m.
The first concert in the season’s line-up is local musician, Matt York. Longtime New England musician/author Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers. The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980’s to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 7
Snack Attack! Fun Snacks for the Whole Family!
Norwood Civic Center
6 p.m.
This class will inspire kids to get in the kitchen and whip up some fun snacks that the whole family will love. All participants will learn about making healthy AND tasty snacks and prepare two fun snack recipes in our kitchen. For ages 10 and up. Cost is Res: $45/ NR: $55. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
How to Be an Ally to Indigenous Peoples
Morrill Memorial Library
7 p.m.
We cannot change what we cannot see. We cannot understand each other if we aren’t speaking the same language. We cannot be friends if we do not tell the truth.
In this 1-hour, interactive course by educator Rosa Blumenfeld, she will provide a framework so that we can see the bigger picture of capitalism and white supremacy and how these systems set us up to interact with each other as human beings on Turtle Island (the name for North America that is used by some Indigenous people). By providing a common language, we can start to see the roles that the system wants us to continue to play for its own profit and gain. Once we are able to see our roles, we can then make different choices based on our values and good hearts that lead us all towards truth and reconciliation. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 8
State Election
7 a.m.-8 p.m.
To confirm your polling location, contact the Norwood Town Clerk office, at 781-762-1240, x152, or visit www.norwoodma.gov, click on Departments, Town Clerk, Voting & Elections, Voter Status & Location.
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]
Nov. 9
Salad Art Decoration
Morrill Memorial Library
6 p.m.
Dazzle your friends and family by learning how to create beautiful art using fruits and vegetables.  In this workshop, participants will peel, cut, and shape fruits and vegetables to create an intricate salad art piece. The techniques learned will enable you to create your own salad art that will make an amazing centerpiece for your holiday table. For ages 18 and up. All materials will be provided. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Parade
Old Parish Cemetery
1-3 p.m.
Nov. 12
Kids Restaurant Takeover
Karuna Kitchen, Westwood
10 a.m.
Kids will “create their own restaurant,” designing and cooking a full menu including an appetizer, dinner, and dessert that they can take home and prepare for the whole family! Fee: Res: $80/ NR: $85. For ages 10 year’s old+.  To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Blessing Boutique Thrift Shop
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-12 noon
Shop for a wide array of clothes, and, the shop has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland - decorations, gifts, stocking stuffers, tableware, household items, books!  Come early and get the first pick!
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. The prizes are generous portions of meat and chicken. The Drawings also include a 50/50 money raffle.  A separate Winner Takes All Raffle is conducted at the end for an additional $5. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Nov. 15
150th Book Group: Allison Heppler, The Children’s Librarian:  McCarthyism in the Suburbs
F. Holland Day House, 93 Day St.
7 p.m.
Join on the discussion on Mary Knowles, Children’s Librarian, at the now-defunct South Norwood branch of Morrill Memorial Library, who was fired during the McCarthy purges for suspected communist ties. Contact [email protected] for more information and to RSVP.
Nov. 16
Turn the Page Book Group: Janis Robinson Daly - “The Unlocked Path” (In Person)
Morrill Memorial Library
10 a.m.
Morrill Memorial Library’s Turn the Page Book Group, in partnership with Haley Booksellers, is proud to host debut New England novelist, Janis Robinson Daly, (in person).  In “The Unlocked Path,” meet a “New Woman of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent Eliza Pearson Edwards. In 1897, Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza rejects her mother’s wishes for a society debut, and enters medical college. With the support of a circle of women and determined to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course.” To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Turn the Page Book Group: Janis Robinson Daly - “The Unlocked Path” (Virtual)
Morrill Memorial Library
6:30 p.m.
Morrill Memorial Library’s Turn the Page Book Group, in partnership with Haley Booksellers, is proud to host debut New England novelist, Janis Robinson Daly, (virtually).  In “The Unlocked Path,” meet a “New Woman of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent Eliza Pearson Edwards. In 1897, Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza rejects her mother’s wishes for a society debut, and enters medical college. With the support of a circle of women and determined to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course.” To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Minecraft Master Engineering
Norwood Civic Center
12:30 p.m.
Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with enthusiastic PlayWell instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, the group will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it. For grades K-2. Cost is $45. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Nov. 18
Sensory-Friendly Friday Movie
Morrill Memorial Library
1 p.m.
Join Sensory-Friendly Friday Movie at the Library, a program specially designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The November movie is the smash hit “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Parents Night Out
Civic Center
6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! There will be group games, movies, crafts, and more! For grades 3-5. Fee: Res: $20/NR: $25. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Nov. 19
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. The prizes are generous portions of meat and chicken. The Drawings also include a 50/50 money raffle.  A separate Winner Takes All Raffle is conducted at the end for an additional $5. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Nov. 20
Meal Prep Sundays
Virtual (through Norwood Recreation Department)
3 p.m.
During this virtual cooking class you will prepare 4 separate meals for your busy week ahead in just 60 minutes! A supply list will get sent before so you are prepared for the prep! Fee: Res: $45 /NR: $55. For all ages To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Musical Sundays Concert Series: Marc Berger performs RIDE
Morrill Memorial Library
3 p.m.
Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating, recording and performing his original songs and exploring remote areas of the American West. He’s performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival, opened for Bob Dylan and other national acts, and his song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts. Marc’s critically acclaimed album, RIDE, a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the West has received national airplay and been licensed by STARBUCKS for worldwide in-store airplay. At this special concert, Marc will perform songs from the album and share some unforgettable stories about his experiences as an easterner in the mountain and desert West. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 21
Settler-Colonist Ties to Thanksgiving & Columbus: Taking Back the Narrative (Virtual)
Morrill Memorial Library
7 p.m.
Missing information, inaccurate stories, and stereotypes perpetuate myths about Columbus and Thanksgiving. When we can’t describe an accurate First Nations perspective, it’s often because we have grown up in a system that has made hard truths invisible. This virtual will explore this colonial system through primary sources and examine how language perpetuates invisibility and how we can dismantle oppression to bring accurate counter-narratives to life. To register, visit www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/ or call 781-769-0200, x2.
Nov. 22
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]
Titles on Tap Book Group
Nappy Tandy’s
7:30 p.m.
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. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 11/22 @ 7:30 pm!  The November book to be discussed is yet to be determined at press time.