1. ROTARY REPAIR CAFE. The Rotary Club of Wellesley is holding its eighth Repair Café at the Wellesley Recreation Center on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Wellesley Library will set up a “mobile library station” with lots of DIY and “fix it” books. Bring your tired and broken items to the Café. Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At the Café, attendees found tools, materials to make most repairs, and volunteer coaches ready to help fix broken items.To register, go the Rotary web site www.wellesleyrotary.org
2. PLUNGE FOR ELODIE. Saturday, March 7, Morses Pond. A fundraising plunge into the pond’s frigid water by all kinds of community groups and individuals raising money to defeat Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB is a rare, life-threatening genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 out of every 20,000 births in the United States. One of those affected is Elodie, a 3-and-a-half-year-old from Connecticut whose mother grew up in Wellesley. Friends from her high school days have become Elodie's champions. Location: Morses Pond Beach. Please park in the public parking lot on Morses Pond Access Road. Schedule: 8:30 Plunge; 8:45 leave to attend event breakfast 9-10:30 breakfast at the Wellesley College Club on the campus.
3. ARNOLD LECTURE. The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries present the annual Arnold Lecture Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street. This year the Friends are excited to welcome Paul Clerici, local author, who will discuss his newly released book, "Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon." Mr. Clerici, a former newspaper editor and historian, has covered the Boston Marathon for nearly 30 years and has run it himself 23 times. He promises to share great anecdotes and images of the 26.2 mile journey – mile by mile, town by town and story by story. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signed by the author.
4. BRAHMS CONCERT. the Wellesley Chamber Players will present a special concert with Brahms’ music on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m, in Beveridge Hall at the Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Road in Wellesley. “B for Brahms” will feature some of the masterpieces of German composer, Johannes Brahms, including Piano Trio No. 1, Piano Quartet No. 3 and Sonata for Viola and Piano No. 1. The musicians are Geneva Lewis, Zhanbo Zheng, Jonah Ellsworth and Jayoung Kim. Suggested Donations. $25/adults, $20/seniors, $10/students.
5. CASINO NIGHT. Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.. At this “cocktail attire” event, attendees will win prizes while enjoying great food and beverages with friends and neighbors. Games include Roulette, Wheel of Fortune, Black Jack, Poker and Craps. The event will be held at the Wellesley Country Club and is for entertainment only; “Game Chips” have no cash value and no actual money is wagered. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging to support the programs and services provided by the COA for Wellesley seniors. Please go to www.wellesleyfriendscoa.org and click on the CASINO NIGHT Button on the home page to reserve your tickets or obtain more information.