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Upcoming and Past Events
April 10, 11 West Boylston Middle High School's production of School House Rock
7 PM at the WBM/HS auditorium.
February 7, March 7, April 4

African Drums for All

Keeps Up the Beat
March 14, 2015

Wachusett Reservior Area Path 2015

10 am to 3pm

February 5, 2015   Hypnotist Dan Candell returns to West Boylston for his fourth appearance
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December 5, 6, 2014
West Boylston Middle/High School Drama Department presents What I Want to Say But Never Will by Alan Haehnel
7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 5th and/ or Saturday, December 6th in the West Boylston M/High Auditorium.
December 4, 2014 Handmade Holiday Cards

with MaryEllen Cocks

More Info
December 3, 2014 WBM/HS Art Show & Concert tomorrow evening from 5-7pm with the holiday concert at 6;30.
Mondays October 27,
November 3, 10, 17, & 24
West Boylston Middle/High School
African Drum Ensemble

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October 15, 2014 Not Just For Holiday Ornaments
with Becky O’Brien

More Info
October 4,
November 1,
December 6
African Drums for All
Returns to Beaman Library

October 4, 2014 Meet the Artists
 West Boylston Fall Fest
     On the Town Common
         October 4, 2014
                                                Event Info

Call for Artists

Scarcrow Registration

May 28,
June 25,
July 23,
August 27
more info

WB Uke Club

Outdoors at the ‘Croft
August 23, 2014

Arts Rock

on Facebook
July 15 -17, 2014 Read More
Flippo’s Clown Camp

June 7, July 5, August 2

African Drums for All

Summer Sessions

On the Common

West Boylston Town Common

more info
June 24 - 26, 2014 more info

Ready, Set, Art!

Mini-camp with Ms. Roberts

for incoming 4th and 5th graders

June 4, 2014

The Major Edwards Elementary School Band & Chorus will perform at 6:30 PM in the school gym

More News
May 23, 24, 2014 more info

It’s A Celebration !!!

Memorial Day Weekend
May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014 Charcoal Portraits from Life
with Tyler Vance

Thursdays May 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30 - 8:30 WBHS
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May 13 - 23, 2014
Beaman Memorial Library Art Show
          May 13 - May 23                                  Read More
April 5, May 7, 2014 More African Drums

April 5 at Gallery of African Art
May 7 at Beaman Memorial Library
(West Boylston)

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Apri 14 - 18, 2014

Brownie and Girl Scout Art Drive
April 14 - April 18
More Info

April 13, 21, 2014 April Vacation "Art Party" with Mrs. Roberts

Sunday April 13, Monday April 21
9AM - 5PM
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April 4, 5, 2014

Little Mermaid, Jr.

Swims at Middle School

7PM Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5

West Boylston Middle High School 

Come enjoy a night "Under the Sea".

More Info

March 15, 2014

Wachusett Reservoir

Art Path 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014
from 10am to 3 pm
More Info

Wachusett Reservoir Arts Path (WRAP) Seeks Local Artists/Artisans

More Info

February 27, 2014

Dan Candell’s

Wild Side of Hypnotism

Thursday, February 27 (more info)
February 12, 2014  Join Hank Phillipi Ryan on Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 pm at the Beaman Memorial Library for some insight into her thrillers and the stories that uncloak the mysteries she finds lurking in the shadows of investigative journalism. More Info

February 8, 2014

Doktor Kaboom!

Look Out! Science is Coming!
February 8 - Read More
February 26, March 26, April 23, 2014 WB Ukulele Club
January - April After School Series
At Major Edwards

African Drums at Major Edwards
  Mondays  January 26 - April 7 more info

After School Ukelele Players
  Tuesdays January 14 through April 8 more info  

Oz the Great and Powerful
  Thursdays February 6, 13, 27; March 6  more info

Cartoon Animation
  Thursdays January 18 and 25   more info
December 7, 2013
January 4, 2014
February 8, 2014
African Drum Ensemble
Saturdays December 7 and January 4 at Beaman Library
more info

New class added Saturday, February, 8, 2014
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December 2013

School Chorus & Band Concerts, WBHS Art Show Schedule

Upcoming Events
December 7, 2013 Read More

WBHS Theatre Presents

Irena’s Vow

West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at 7pm.  General Admission tickets are $7 at the door.
November 19, 26
December 6, 2013
Fall Session
November 14, 2013 Holiday Ornaments with Clay for Kids
     More Info
November 7, 2013 Just Paint Nite
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October 29, 2013 Read More
Making Thanksgiving Invitations with MaryEllen
October 5, 2013 West Boylston Fall Festival ( Read More )
Scarecrow Registration

Call for Artists, Crafters, & Vendors
    More Info
Shows July 19 - 21
Summer Theatre Read More
July 9-11, 2013

Flippo's Clown Camp, July 9-11
Read More
June 30, 2013 Read More
Arts Rock News:     Worcester Magazine              The Banner
May 25, 2013 West Boylston's It's a Celebration Performances
April 14, 15, 21, 2013
 Major Edwards    
 Mural Painting
   More Info
April 9, 2013 Learn to Draw Anime Class
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April 2, 9, 16, 2013
March 30, 2013 Art on the Wing
More Info
March 23, 2013

March 13 - May 21, 2013
After School Ukes for 4th and 5th Graders
More Info
February 23, 2013        
Family Fun Show
More Info
February 16, 2013
Ukulele 101 with Jim
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February 9, 2013 WRAP Tour (Read More)
                                     WRAP Tour Seeking Artists (Read More)

NOTICE: due to the snow storm, the WRAP tour has been moved to the snow date, Sunday, February 10.  Also note the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton will not be open. 
February 7, 2013 Dan Candell’s
Hypnosis Gone Wild
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January 31, 2013

Handmade Valentines

with MaryEllen
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January 28 - March 25, 2013 Afterschool African Drum Ensemble
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January 9, 16, & 23 2013  
Winter Watercolors with Waitkus (Read More)

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November 20, 27, 2012
with James Keyes
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November 14, 2012
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October & November 2012

Armature Clay Sculpture for Adults

Thursdays in October/November
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October 27, 2012


Halloween Hop & Parade

October 13, 2012                                                                           

                     More Info       Featured Guests

Summer 2012

Meet the Youth Rockers and Vendors 

Youths Rock in the News:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Go! entertainment section

The Banner

Summer Concert Series to Rock West Boylston 

(Read More in GoLocalWorcester)

August 3, 4, 2012 Clay Sculpture Mini-Camp for Kids
July 26, 2012 July 26 from 6PM to 8PM
Shamballa   Bracelet   Class
July 10 - 12, 2012 July 10 - 12 from 10AM to 12PM
Clowning with Flippo 3-Day Course

June 21, 2012 June 21 @6PM    
Mass Walking Tour to Visit West Boylston

June 14, 2012  
Create your Own Jewelry
May 30, June 6,13, 27,
May 30, June 6, 13, & 27 @ 6:00PM
Adult Mixed Media Experimental Watercolors with Sheryll Collins
May 31, 2012
Decorative Soapmaking
May 19, 2012
Make Your Own Sea Glass Jewelry
May 16, 2012
Harmonica Performance & Participation
May 11 & 12, 2012
Love! At the Cafe (WBMHS Theatre)
May 5, 2012
Cityscape Photo Walk with Dick Taylor
April 25, 2012  
Cardmaking for Special Occasions
January 17 -
March 27, 2012
 After School Ukes
March 13, 20, & 27 2012 Waitkus Watercolors Returns
March 22, 2012 Creating a Graphic Novel
February 16, 2012 Lincoln Goes to Wara talk with author Russell McClintock
February 11, 2012 Meet Keith Munslow with Tim the Magician. 
February 9, 2012 Hypnosis Gone Wild

February 4, 2012   Reservoir Art Ride
in telegram.com
January 12, 2012  Bird Painting with Barry Van Dusen
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October 29, 2011 West Boylston's Haunted House
October 15, 2011   Fall Photo Walk with Mike Backunas
October 1, 2011 West Boylston Fall Festival on the Town Common.  Call For Artists
Organized by the Beaman Oak Garden Club, PTA, and the WBAF.
August 17, 24, 2011 Nature Drawing and Painting with Barry Van Dusen
June 18, July 16, August 20   UKEs on the Common  at the Bandstand Gazebo
Summer 2011 Arts Rocks 2011 Concert Series at Goodale Park   Saturday Evenings at Goodale Park

*** Special Youth Battle of the Bands, Sunday August 7
                                    2011 Photo Gallery
August 15, 2011 Midsummer's Eve Moonrise Painting with Mark Waitkus, at Wachusett Country Club
July 28 - 30, 2011 Summer Theatre 2011
July 23, 2011 Leaf Casting Garden Sculpture
July 12 - 14, 2011   Clown Camp with Flippo
March 15, 29, 30, 2011 Watercolors with Mark Waitkus
February 16, 2011 Drawing Dinos with Mark Baldi
February 12, 2011 Family Fun Winter Concert with Mr. Kim Webster, and Chuck & Mud
January 19, 2011 Happy Birthday Edgar, with The New England Horror Writers
January 15, 2011
  UKE101+ Ukulele Workshop

Photo Gallery
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December 11, 2010 Explore the secrets of the ancient art of paper folding with Lisa Owanisian
December 8, 2010  Candlemaking with Wachusett Candle Co.
December 3, 4, 2010 West Boylston Middle/High School Presents: What I Want to Say But Never Will.
November 30, 2010 Holiday Card Making with MaryEllen
October 2, 2010 West Boylston Fall Festival, On the Town Common
Spring, Summer 2010 Arts Rocks Concert Series at Goodale Park
August 12, 13, 14, 2010 WBAF Summer Theatre, A New Brain, at West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium
July 30, 31, 2010 Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. West Boylston Middle High School Auditorium.
June 7, 8, 2010
  Auditions for the WBAF 2010 Summer Theatre, A New Brain.
May 15, 2010 Moore State Flowers Photo Walk with Mike Backunas.
May 12, 2010 Beaman Memorial Library, Worcester Youth Poetry Slam Meets Dickinson's Ribbons.
May 6, 2010 Beaman Memorial Library, Spring Bouquet Floral Design Workshop with Lori Bourn.
April 20, 2010 Stiles Room, Beaman Memorial Library, Pottery Workshop with ceramic artist and potter, Becky O'Brien.
April 9, 10, 2010  WBMS/HS Auditorium, Willy Wonka Jr.
March 16, 23, 30, 2010 Beaman Memorial Library.  Mark Waitkus 3-lesson workshop on the techniques of watercolor painting. 
March 12, 2010 West Boylston Middle High School Auditorium, West Boylston's Got Talent
January 29, 2010    The pop-rock duo Michael & Marisa
January 9, 2010  The Girl Authority
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December 12, 2009 Nature Photo Workshop and Walk

Photo Gallery
November 14, 2009 The notorious Gravestone Girls will be visiting West Boylston from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, November 14, to explore the art and history of Mount Vernon Cemetery (Read More).
October 3, 2009 Fall Festival on the Town Common.
August 14, 15, 21, 22, 2009 Summer Theatre, August 2009 show "I Love You Because"
Summer 2009 Arts Rock Summer 2009 Concert Series
July 23, 2009 Stiles Room, Beaman Library, Baseball Authors Double Header
May 23, 2009 Tinsmith and Blacksmith Workshops.  Two workshop sessions, from 10am – noon and noon – 2pm, held at the West Boylston Historical Society
May 15, 16, 2009 The Flight of the Lawnchair Man at 7:00 P.M. in the West Boylston Middle/ High School Auditorium.
May 5, 2009 Spring Art Show at the West Boylston High School 
May 1, 2009   WBAF Talent Show, Major Edwards Stage
April 17, 2009   WBAF "Deep Waters" Coffeehouse, 7PM, April 17, 2009 at The Manor Restaurant

  Check out this video of the event.
April 11, 2009    Intro to African Drum, 12:30-2:00 PM at Beaman Memorial Library
March 11, 2009   Make a hypertufa planter with Lisa Terry of the Grafton Garden Club.   Beaman Public Library.
March 5, 2009   S.J. Wolfe, "The Mummy Lady", free lecture and slide show for childen and adults as a friend of the West Boylston Arts Foundation at the Beaman Public Library, 6:30PM.
 February 17, 2009   Needle felting with Lyn Slade at the Beaman Memorial Library.
January 24, 25, 2009

West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium, The Complete History of America (Abridged).

In the spirit of the Marx Brothers and Looney Tunes, with a dose of Saturday Night Live, the West Boylston Theater Foundation delivered an outrageous performance of The Complete History of America (Abridged).  Their youthful camaraderie was evident. It was apparent to all who saw their show that this band of very talented, young merrymakers truly enjoys hearing an audience roar with laughter. Who knows, you may well see one of these guys on SNL in a few years.

Even more importantly, all their hours of practice paid off, raising $1,958, to support the West Boylston schools’ arts and music programs. The WBAF thanks Jared Fancy, Jake Sanders, Connor Sampson, Matt Stoychoff, Emily Stark, Tom Canavan, and Lisa Sanders for their dedication and generosity. We hope to see more of the West Boylston Theater Foundation in the coming months (before they head off to college). Stay tuned.

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September 20, 2008
West Boylston Bicentennial Arts Festival was held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Goodale Park and the West Boylston High School Playing Fields.

Special thanks to all artists and exhibitors that donated their time and talent for this event.  The following links outline the participants of this successful event that raised money for our schools, and helped celebrate the birth of a great town.

Below are the links to the original pages describing the exhibitors:

Literary Arts Guests Exhibiting Artists
Music & Cultural Arts Guests Children's Activities
College & Career Arts Fair Workshops & Demonstrations

September 19, 2008  
Boston Pops Esplanade Beacon Brass Quintet and the Worcester Men of Song performed at the West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium
August 21, 22, 23, 2008

 7PM; matinee on August 23 at 2 p.m; The musical The Last Five Years performed at the West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium.

May 16, 17, 2008

 West Boylston High School Performing Arts Workshop presents

The Phantom of The Country Opera
at the West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium.

Check out info on the show:

April 4, 5, 2008

In the West Boylston Middle/High School Auditorium;
the West Boylston Middle School presents: "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” a musical by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip by Charles Shultz.  For more information, please read The Banner article of March 27.

January 26, 2008

WBAF Hosts the Girl Authority at the West Boylston High School Auditorium.
Special thanks to our sponsor, baystateparent magazine, and our generous performers, The Girl Authority, for making this fundraiser a success.

This performance was a show by kids, for kids.  The Girl Authority recognizes the impact of art education on young lives, prompting The Girl Authority to volunteer their performance to our cause. 

Please visit http://www.girlauthority.com and  http://www.baystateparent.com

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October 19, 20, 2007

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" featuring the cast (from left to right in the first picture) Connor Sampson, Matthew Stoychoff, Jake Sanders, and Jared Fancy.

Preserving Arts Education