Arlington Democratic Town Committee meeting: 7:15 p.m. June 13, Common Ground Arlington function room, 319 Broadway. All interested Democrats are invited to the next meeting of the Arlington Democratic Town Committee. Also, save the date of June 26 for a watch party for the first Democratic debate, also at Common Ground, starting at 8 p.m. Watch for an announcement closer to that date. For more information, visit or, or call Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.

Cat Adoption Day: 1-4 p.m. June 15, Calvary United Methodist Church, 300 Mass. Ave., Arlington. For information: Find a new love and adopt a cat. All cats are tested, vaccinated and altered and medical records are provided with each adoption. Gifts for pets and people available to benefit the Animal Umbrella Street Cats Shelter. Low nonprofit adoption fee if you fall in love with one of these felines.

‘Bricks, Rolltops, and Art Glass - A Look Back at Somerville Industry 1820-1960’: 1-2 p.m. June 15, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. Suggested donation $5. For information: 781-643-0554; This talk will focus on Somerville’s history as a hotbed of industry, examining extant, repurposed industrial complexes whose buildings survive as well as industrial complexes that have passed without a trace. Other topics include the environmental disaster that triggered the creation of the Massachusetts Board of Health in 1869 and the automobile assembly plant that churned out the Ford’s Edsel clunker of the 1950s.

Acoustic Thursday: 2-3 p.m. June 15, Sunrise senior residence center, 1395 Mass. Ave., Arlington. For information: Arlington-based 12-member band Acoustic Thursday has since January been playing twice monthly all around the Middlesex County. Sunrise was the first place the group played, and now the group is returning for “more-or-less the ‘first birthday’ of our founding.” The public is invited.

‘4 Vernon Street Artists’ opening reception: 2-5 p.m. June 15, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. Suggested donation $5. For information: 781-643-0554; The Mill’s summer art show will feature the work of selected artists from Somerville’s Vernon Street Studios. Artists Resa Blatman and Alison Pruchansky represent abstracted flora and fauna, while Suzanne Lubek and Steven Cabral seek the forms within abstraction. This reception will feature a performance by Celtic band Gypsy Reel. The exhibit will run through Aug. 24.

Rep. Dave Rogers office hours: 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 18, Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington. State Rep. Dave Rogers will meet with constituents during June office hours. Feel free to contact Rogers’ office at any time with questions by phone at 617-722-7637 or by email at

Monlam Prayer Festival for World Peace: June 21-23, Regent Theater, 7 Medford St., Arlington. $54. For information: Join in for a prayer festival experience in the colorful ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The great aspiration of the Prayer Festival Monlam is to inspire actions that are conducive for all to live in harmony and to overcome inner obstacles to peace. A free public talk will take place 7-9 p.m. June 21; registration required.

Neighbors Eating All Together: 5-6 p.m. June 22, St. John’s Church, 74 Pleasant St. Arlington. For information: 781-648-4819;; Neighbors Eating All Together is a free monthly dinner in Arlington center for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome to this community event. NEAT thanks Northender Pizza, Minuteman School, and Something Savory Catering for cooking up meals month after month. Wheelchair accessible.

Democrats debate watch: 9 p.m. June 26, Common Ground, 319 Broadway, Arlington. The Arlington Democratic Town Committee invites interested Democrats to a watch party for the first debate among the Democratic candidates. Arrive at the Common Ground Function Room any time after 8 p.m. The debate itself starts at 9 p.m. on NBC and MSNBC, and it will be streamed to the room. There will also be a bartender there. For more information, visit or, or call Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.


Jason Russell House tours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, Jason Russell House, 7 Jason St., Arlington. For information: 781-648-4300; The Jason Russell House is open for guided tours through the last weekend in October. Built c. 1740, the house is a typical Colonial farmhouse furnished with items that reflect the life of the Russell family and other Arlington residents during the 18th and 19th centuries. The house still bears the marks of the brutal fighting that took place there on April 19, 1775, in which Jason Russell and 11 other Colonials lost their lives.

Old Schwamb Mill tours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington. The mill is the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. The mill also produces and sells museum-quality, hand-turned wooden oval and circular frames, created much as they were in 1864. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. For information:

Irish Step Dance Classes: 3:45-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Arlington. For information: Weekly classes for children and adults. Traditional solo step, sean- nós (old style), and social dances to Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes.

Calvary Church worship service: Sundays, Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave, Arlington. For information: 781-646-8679; The Rev. Cynthia Good preaches. Sunday School for all ages takes place at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with infant/toddler care provided and Junior Church midway through service for ages 3-11. Fellowship Time follows the service. Middle school and high school youth groups meet regularly.