Wellesley Police Department to offer Citizen Police Academy

The Wellesley Police Department will offer an informative nine-week program for adults beginning in March.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give participants an overview of the police department’s functions and operating procedures. Classes feature a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations and hands-on practice.

Some of the topics covered will be E911 system and dispatching, motor vehicle law/operating under the influence, domestic violence, interview and interrogation/witness identification, narcotics investigation, computer/internet crimes, criminal law, crime prevention, crime scene search/evidence processing and defensive equipment/procedures.

Participants will also have a chance to ride along in a police cruiser with a WPD officer after all classes have been completed.

Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department, 485 Washington St. The Citizen Police Academy will begin March 25 and end May 27. There will be no class on April 22 due to spring vacation break for schools.

Space is limited to 20 students. Apply at http://bit.ly/2wlcZ9n.

For information, contact Officer Travis Dixon or Officer Matt Wall at 781-235-1212 or visit http://bit.ly/2VIwgfp.

Wellesley Democratic Caucus to be held March 7

The Wellesley Democratic Caucus will be held on March 7 at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St.

Coffee and mingling will be held at 9 a.m. Registration will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and the caucus will begin at 10:15 a.m.

All registered and pre-registered democrats in Wellesley are eligible to run for election as a delegate to the State Convention. The 2020 Massachusetts Democratic Nominating Convention will be held in Lowell on May 30.

The Nominating Convention will vote on candidates for the U.S. Senate ahead of the September Primary Election. Candidates must receive at least 15% support from Convention Delegates in order to be on the primary ballot, and the candidate who wins the majority of votes will receive the endorsement of the convention. In addition, voter registration will be available at the March 7 caucus for voters wishing to become registered democrats and once registered will be able to run for election as a delegate that same day.

To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/32dldMP.

For information, visit http://bit.ly/38KF747.

Dana Hall School to present ‘The Addams Family’

The Dana Hall Middle School will present its spring musical, “The Addams Family,” at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 2 p.m. March 5 in Bardwell Auditorium, 37 Cameron St., Wellesley.

“This musical is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family,” said Liz Fenstermaker, performing arts department head. “Everything will change for the Addams family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ friend and his parents.”

The performances are free and open to the public.

Note that Bardwell is not handicapped-accessible.

For information, call 781-235-3010, ext. 2731 or visit http://danahall.org.

Wellesley Weston Lifetime Learning announces course

One of twelve courses in Wellesley Weston Lifetime Learning’s spring 2020 semester will be “Great Trials that Changed History — a Judge’s Perspective.”

The lecturer will be Wellesley resident Dennis Curran, recently retired Massachusetts Superior Court Trial Justice. Trials covered will be The Trial of Socrates, Salem Witch Trials, Boston Massacre Trials, Disappearance of Harvard’s Dr. Parkman, Trial of John Brown,and Lincoln Assassination Conspirators’ Trial.

The course will be for six weeks from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays from March 9 through April 13 at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St.

Registration fee for the course is $60.

For information, call 781-205-4204 or visit http://wwllcourses.org.

Wellesley Service League Men to hold Speaker Series

The Wellesley Service League will hold its next meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. March 10 at the Henderson Room, Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St.

The featured speaker for March will be Stephanie Hawkinson, communications and project manager for the town of Wellesley. Hawkinson will be providing an overview of pertinent projects and topics in advance of the upcoming annual town meeting.

Once a month, a group of retired men gather for socialization, refreshments and an engaging speaker. This event is open to all retired men living in Wellesley or surrounding areas and their guests. Speaker topics cover a wide range of subjects and have included businessmen, educators, politicians, news and sports reporters, authors, lawyers, Wellesley town officials and travelogues.

The Wellesley Service League assists in driving members, if needed.

For information about the series, rides to the meeting and/or to RSVP contact Amy Harden at 617-429-8726 or Amy.Harden@verizon.net.

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee to hold forum

The Wellesley Democratic Town Committee will hold a candidate forum March 9.

Attendees will hear from candidates running in contested races for town-wide office in Wellesley, and from both sides of the ballot question regarding Wellesley’s Elementary Schools.

Social and refreshments will be held at 7 p.m. and the forum will begin at 7:30 p.m.