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Please join us Sat., Sept. 21 

Tell your story / Listen to others / Share the Journey

Arlington's True Story Theater presents:

"Standing up to Climate Change: 

Stories of Environmental Activists"

sponsored by Sustainable Arlington

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

7:30 -- 9:15 pm

Arlington Center for the Arts

20 Academy St.,

3rd floor gallery (above the Senior Center)

Part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can

Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance:
Tickets also available at the door.


 1. "Dare to Repair!

Stories of preserving treasure and preventing waste"

with True Story Theater

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 - 8:45 pm

Robbins Library, Community Room, Arlington Center


Join other members of Arlington and surrounding communities for an evening of entertainment around the theme of what happens next when stuff we use breaks.  Does it have to be thrown out?  Can it be fixed? Who can repair it?   Bring your stories of success, frustration and failure with fixing things and discover the different ways that an improv/playback theater troupe can present them.  

RSVP and share on Facebook

 2. Fix-It Clinic

with Sustainable Arlington, Sustainable Belmont, Robbins Library, Arlington Recycles and the Arlington Zero Waste Committee 

(tools and repair experience providedby our Fix-It Coachs)

Sunday, July 14, 1-4 pm

Thompson School Gym, 187 Everett St., East Arlington


Building resilient communities through conveying basic troubleshooting skills and celebrating repair, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who generously share their time, tools and expertise to consult with you on the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of items.

So bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Fixit Coaches (and helpful neighbors) will be available for consultation on broken items: we'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether you fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked, ready to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large. (Hopefully you’ll be inspired to become a Fixit Coach yourself.)

3. Pop-Up Playground Concert for the Climate

with Arlington Mothers Out Front and Tardigrade Stage musicians

for famlies with kids and kids at heart

Sunday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 pm

at Thompson School picnic area, North Union St., East Arlington


Bring a picnic, enjoy a free concert and face painting, and learn about actions to take to support a livable climate. 

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Air Quality Report Permit Hearing for Weymouth Compressor Station

Support Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) and Weymouth residents at the appeal of the air quality permit for the Enbridge/Spectra compressor station planned for Weymouth. 

1) Pack the hearing! Wed, May 15, 9 am, DEP, 1 Winter St, Boston.

Join FRRACS at the hearing at 9am and the Mothers Out Front press conference at 11:55 am in front of the DEP on Winter St. RSVP here. 

2) Call Governor Baker’s office on May 15 and demand he stop the Weymouth Compressor Station. Here's all the info and a sample script.

Wed., May 29th, 7:00 pm

free screening of the NatGeo documentary

Paris to Pittsburgh

with Arlington Mothers Out Front 

Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington 


Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, Paris to Pittsburgh captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.

Read more: [film]  PARIS TO PITTSBURGH -- free screening at Robbins Library, Arlington

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