It’s a warm day in May. You pick up a coffee to go, head outside to enjoy the spring, and see…a belly dancer in Broadway Plaza? Or hear the strains of acoustic guitar drifting across Uncle Sam Plaza? Or enjoy folk tales told by exquisite puppets in a miniature theater outside a local café?
It’s all part of a new initiative called Live Arts Arlington. Performances will be popping up in public places in the Town Center this May and June thanks to the volunteer arts activists who work together as the Programs & Festivals Committee, a new group formed by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture. Live Arts is the Committee’s first project, a pilot effort in partnership with artists designed to encourage public performance and creation in the Town. The group has invited diverse artists to step out and share their expertise on sidewalks, parks and plazas where people will encounter and enjoy their work.
A Message from Debra Woog, an AE Premium member and Polka Dot Powerhouse Greater Boston NW Chapter Managing Director:
Polka Dot Powerhouse exists to connect the world’s most positive, action-forward, amazing women to build lifelong friendships and business relationships. They host monthly lunch and dinner meetings, along with frequent socializing and business-building events. Here’s some information about a scholarship opportunity for joining the organization.
This year [Polka Dot Powerhouse has a] special opportunity to grant one year-long scholarship to a new member of our chapter. If you might be interested in this opportunity, please read on.
We seek a candidate who fits into one of the two groups below.
1) Previous Guest
A previous guest at a Polka Dot Powerhouse, Greater Boston NW Chapter Connect who expressed a strong interest in joining along with the barrier of financial hardship.
2) Leader of Local Non-Profit Organization
A leader of a local non-profit organization that would benefit from collaborating with our chapter. The leader will educate our members about her group and engage us in her community.
Acceptance of the scholarship will indicate commitment to full participation in membership:
1. Attend at least 9 chapter connects per membership year
2. Regularly connect with members outside meetings
3. Be an engaged, positive, supportive, no-drama community member
4. Promote the benefits of Polka Dot Powerhouse to potential new members
Once awarded, this scholarship is non-transferrable. Upon acceptance, membership (a $299 value) will be in effect for 12 months. If the recipient opts to renew after that period, subsequent membership will be $199/year.
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