A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear members and friends,

I don't know about you, but the month of October seemed to fly by!  We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by our table at Pumpkinfest in Hudson earlier this month.  We also had a great time handing out candy at the Hudson Downtown Trick or Treat event this year.  We'd like to thank the Hudson Recreation Department and the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring these events.

We have been busy planning some exciting events over the next several months.  I hope you all find something in this newsletter that interests you and your family.  Is there something you'd like to see added to our events or programs?  Let us know by sending us an e-mail at:

Thank you for your time and support!  

Warm Regards,
Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President



Tickets will go on sale November 1st!
Program Updates:
River's Edge School of Music

We will be accepting new students for the Spring semester beginning December 1st.  
For more information on this program, please visit our RESOM website:

River's Edge Chorale

REAA Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 10 at 3pm at First United Methodist Church in Hudson
Tickets: $10 REAA members / $15 REAA members

This concert is being sponsored in part by Avidia Bank

The River's Edge Players 

The Caroler's
- This is a small group of a cappella singers who come together and rehearse traditional 3-4 part carols.  The singers then perform during the Holiday Stroll, the REAA holiday concert and more.  Sarah Worrest will be directing this group again this year.
Auditions will take place Monday, November 6th at 7pm at Hudson High School

Coming in 2018...  Theater for Children and One Act Play Festival  

Do you want to participate in this event?  Contact us at:
for more information.
Solo Exhibit Opportunities

Now showing at  Cafe 641!

We are so grateful for our members!  Joining is easy!

All members receive:
  • Membership card which can be used for discounts at many participating businesses. 
  • Reduced ticket prices to River's Edge Arts Alliance performances:
    • This includes the Holiday Concert, our Winter Concert series, and more!
  • Reduced participation fees for programs including Art in the Hall, River's Edge School of Music, and River's Edge Choral
  • E-newsletter featuring upcoming River's Edge Arts Alliance activities
  • Invitations to FREE exclusive Members Only Events
  • Personal satisfaction that comes from supporting the arts in your local area!
Personal Membership ($50/year)
Business Memberships ($75/year)
Arts Organization / Non-Profit Memberships ($60/year)

For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
You can also renew your membership right on the site!  

New discounts for REAA Members...
Mullahy's Artisan Cheeses and Specialty Foods
10% discount off purchases (excludes special orders)

C.A.S. Handmade
10% discount off purchases

Questions? Please e-mail:

THANK YOU to those of you who recently joined or renewed your membership.  We could not run this organization without your financial support!

River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
Lisa Schliker- President
Karen Bishop - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Ellen King - Secretary
Karen Bishop
Julie Bolduc
Anna Klashka
Danielle Neuffer
Blane Stanczak - Junior Board member
Maya Levine - Junior Board member
Interim Chief Administrative Officer - Debra Vanderwerf

River's Edge Arts Alliance Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the arts and want to help make a difference in the community, a BOD position may be for you!   As a board member, you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, attend some of our programs, and provide support throughout your term.  Our current board has a variety of experience in the arts, education, business and more.

There is NO financial commitment to join our board, just a love of the arts and a passion to make the organization even stronger!  Please e-mail us at: for an application or for more information.
Volunteer e-mail list

Are you part of our volunteer e-mail list?  We have several opportunities for volunteers throughout the year.  Volunteer duties can include selling tickets at an event, light office duties, helping to hang artwork at an art show, and more.  If you would like to be added, please send your name and e-mail to the office at: 


Cyber Monday is November 27th.  

If you are planning on doing your holiday shopping online, please consider using Amazon Smiles.  Click on the link below and begin shopping!

Below is a listing of November events sponsored by REAA members:

Decision Height presented by the Westborough Players Club - 
November 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm and November 12 at 2pm
Several REAA members, including BOD member Karen Bishop and Sarah Worrest, are participating in this play.  Follow the journey of six women as they leave home to join the United States Women's Air Force Service Pilots program during the height of WWII.
For more information, visit the Westborough Players website:  

Nov 3 2017 - Ribbon Cutting Celebration at CAS Handmade 15 Washington St  in Hudson. Event is from 11:45am to 1pm with the ribbon cutting at noon and a light lunch to follow. Free, but reservations for food count appreciated.

Nov 17 2017 - Coffee Connections at The Creative Underground, 43 Broad St., Hudson. 7:30 to 9 am. with round-the-room introductions at 8 am. $5 for members. $10 for future members.

Wednesday, November 1 - Art Vaughan, Vice-President and Master Member of the NECCC and its current Print Competition Director.  Vaughan will present "The Best of the NECCC Prints," a program showing all the award-winning color and black-and-white prints from this summer's annual New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) Conference.

AVCC meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Meetings are held in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center at 7:30 pm.   Meetings are free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, November 1 - Weird Massachusetts with Jeff Belanger

Saturday, November 4 - Friends of the Hudson Public Library Book Sale from 9am to 4pm

Tuesday, November 7 - Author Discussion with Michael G Walling who is the author of  Bloodstained Sands: US Amphibious Operations in World War II

Thursday, November 16 - Author Discussion with Ali Hosseini who is the author of The Place of Stones

Monday, November 6 - "First Lady's Reception for the Arts" from 6 to 8 PM with the Awards Ceremony taking place at 7 PM.  The show will  run from Monday, November 6th thru Sunday, November 12th at The Friends Art Gallery, Bigelow Auditorium, Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street, Marlborough.

Want to include your event or announcement here?  Become an REAA member today!  Click here to join: Link to online membership form

If you are a current member of the REAA, we will post your events in future newsletters.  Submissions for our December newsletter are due Friday, November 24