November 2017
Fall Events in the Cultural District!
The warm days continued in October as Natick Artists Open Studios celebrated art with two days showcasing artists in around the downtown. At Spooktacular families enjoyed the Halloween festivities on the common and children's parade.

November highlights our businesses with Small Business Saturday and the Holiday Lighting on the Common which marks the beginning of the Holiday Window Contest!

Be sure to check in with us on social media for all the latest events.
Artist, Denise Girardin's work on Adams St. during NAOS weekend, along with other artist's where the brick wall was the canvas!
(These artistic creations were a one-time event,
please do not draw on the brick buildings.)
Each week our popular Farmers Market is on the Natick Common with plenty of great food and craft vendors! Visit the Natick Farmers Market Facebook Page for weekly details.

Check out our complete list of cultural events and updates by visiting  natickcenter.org. 
Electrical Box Dedication
Fall 2017
The Natick Artists Open Studios weekend was the perfect day to celebrate the completed artwork on two electrical boxes. One by artist  Catherine Gruetzke-Blais  and the other by  Eddie Bruckne r. We are grateful  for their contribution to the ever growing Natick arts scene!
On hand for the event were friends, family, appreciators of art, Public Art Committee and Natick Center Associates Board members who applauded their efforts.

We also stopped along our route to recognize the skillfulness of the MIL ( Morse Institute Library) Stitchers as they 'yarn stormed' many of the Town Hall bollards. This, we hope, is the first of many efforts in the district. The yarn covered bollards all look graceful and at home in the their current location.

We are grateful to Catherine, Eddie and the MIL Stitchers for their artistry and dedication which all residents and visitors we hope will enjoy.

We are very appreciative to the Mass Cultural Council  for their financial support, the Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen, the Cultural District's Public Art Committee and NCA Board Members for their commitment to support the arts in Natick!
Catherine Gruetzke-Blais with her 'Red-tailed Hawk"
Electrical Box at 2 Washington Ave.
Eddie Bruckner  cutting the ribbon on his "Boston Marathon" themed electrical box.
One of the MIL Stitchers yarn covered bollards.
Small Business Saturday
It's time to shop local with Small Business Saturday on November 25th! In 2016, 112 million shoppers showed their love for their favorite spots, and spent a reported $15.4 billion at small businesses in the U.S.

Small Business Saturday in Natick center will be an event not to miss with a wine tasting, music and promotions. Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Often!

Look for our seasonal flyer soon on the NCCD  Facebook page  and begin your holiday shopping early in Natick Center!
Holiday Lighting on the Common
On Sunday, November 26th the Holiday Lighting on the common event, will bring a very special guest from the North Pole to visit and conclude with the holiday lights in the downtown being illuminated at dusk.

The afternoon will begin with the "Journey with the Nutcracker" at Impulse Dance and shortly after that Santa will arrive around 2:30 pm on the common via fire truck. Take your child's picture with Santa and enjoy the festive atmosphere. There will be Victorian carolers, ornament decorating, free refreshments and the lighting of the downtown at dusk.

Please visit our   Facebook page  for complete details on this during the upcoming weeks!
Visit Santa on the common & enjoy performances of 'Journey with the Nutcracker' at Impulse Dance.
The Farmers Market goes indoors at the
Common Street Spiritual Center
Farmers Market
Every week it's something new at the Natick Farmers Market located inside the Common St. Spiritual Center beginning the first week in November on Saturday's from 9-1:00 pm. Fresh produce, donuts, meat, cheese, great vendors, one-of-a-kind crafts and entertainment weekly, it's not to be missed!

Please visit  natickfarmersmarket.com  for more information and a weekly list of vendors.
Hamilton the Musical Trivia for Adults
At the Bacon Free Library on November 8th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm is Hamilton: The Musical! Trivia Contest
*For Adults!

Are you a Hamilton fan who knows every word to “Guns and Ships,” or just listening to the award-winning musical for the first time? Hamilton fans will gather at the library to answer trivia questions, play games and enjoy the music. 

This is a trivia contest for adults 18 and up only – we’ll have adult beverages for those 21 and over (and YA beverages for those not quite legal) plus some imaginative snacks! There will be prizes. Feel free to wear your Hamilton gear. Visit HERE to register.
Artists & Artisans Craft Show
November 18th at the Morse Institute Library is the Arts & Artisans Craft Show. Shop early and local for the holidays from 10-4 pm with free admission. This event helps raise funds for the local, non-profit, Kids' Connect.
Event Photos
Young and old enjoyed the day in costume with some games on the common followed by the children's parade!
October 21st & 22nd artists and artwork filled the town from the library, to the town hall including studios and streets!
Natick Center Cultural District
20 Main St., Suite 208
 natickcenter.org
 Natick, MA 01760 - 508-650-8848
Please check out our Events Calendar at our website for information on Natick Center activities and information! Also visit the business
directory for downtown information on local merchants, art classes,
organizations and much more!