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

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear members and friends,

The River's Edge Board of Directors and Staff have been busy planning a bunch of events for the fall season and beyond!  Our CAO Debra has been out on the streets networking with a variety of businesses and organizations looking for opportunities to expand the arts in the area.  We are rolling out several new events and programs in the coming months that I am really excited about.  Read on for details.

We also kicked off our Fall membership campaign earlier this month.  The membership fees we collect are what help us to keep our doors open and support the organization.  Members get discounts to most of our programs and events.  Local businesses also offer discounts to our members.  Please consider becoming a member today!  

Thank you for all that you do to help us achieve our mission: "To enrich lives and create community through the arts".  I hope to see you at a future event!

Warm Regards,
Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President

Hudson Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 14th at Morgan Bowl
(Sponsored by the Hudson Recreation Department)

Join us for Hudson's 20th Annual Fall Community Festival aka Pumpkin Fest. Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Morgan Bowl.  The REAA will have a tent at the event.  We will be selling Glitter Tattoos, Glow sticks, and more!  
While you are there, please visit Veebop's Ice Cream truck for a treat.  A portion of the sales will go towards our organization.



J oin us for this exciting fundraiser!  Tickets are now open to the general public!  Click here to purchase tickets: https://fs8.formsite.com/REArtsAlliance/form19/index.html

Ticket sales end on 10/9, so purchase yours today!



Save the dates!
Tickets will go on sale November 1st!

Program Updates
River's Edge School of Music

Lessons began this week for our RESOM students.   Registrations are now closed for the fall semester, but 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

Rehearsals for our Holiday Concert have begun.  We are still accepting singers for the season.   All singers (8th grade+) are invited to join.  There are no auditions for this group.

Come to our next rehearsal on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm.  We rehearse in the Hudson High School Chorale room.
Basses and Tenors needed!  

Concert dates:
Hudson Holiday Stroll - Saturday, December 2 (time TBD)
Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 3 at 3pm at First United Methodist Church in Hudson
Outreach Concert - date and time TBD

Click here for more information on the chorale including a link to register:
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. 
Auditions will take place Monday, November 6th.  Be watching for more details in the coming weeks.

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

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

Now showing at  Cafe 641!

Fall Membership Drive

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 (excludes fundraising events)
  • 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: info@upwitharts.org

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 (joined September)
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: bod@upwitharts.org 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: info@upwitharts.org 


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

Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce
October 7th, 9 am. to 3:30 pm.
25th Annual Maynard Community Fest
Downtown Maynard
Over 100 Vendors, Sidewalk Sales, Ethnic Food, and Free Family Entertainment.

October 26th, 4 to 6 pm.
Downtown Trick or Treats in Hudson & Maynard

The Assabet Valley Camera Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from September through May.  AVCC meetings are held in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are free and open to the public. Consider checking out the AVCC website at assabetvalleycc.com or contacting John Gill, club president, at 978-293-5192 for more information.

Hudson Public Library events:
Saturday, October 14th at 2pm - The Paul Speidel Jazz and Blues duo.
Saturday, October 21 - Meditation for Stress Free Living with Dr. Allan Hughs
Wednesday, November 1 - Weird Massachusetts with Jeff Belanger

The Friends of Marlborough Public Library
The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library are pleased to announce that art show entry forms are now available for their 46th Annual Regional Juried Art Show to run from Monday, November 6th thru Sunday, November 12th at The Friends Art Gallery, Bigelow Auditorium, Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street, Marlborough.

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce
Halloween Business After Hours - Business After Hours with a Halloween theme!
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm
Hosted & Sponsored by:
Bell Marlborough Apartments
20 Applebriar Lane | Marlborough, MA 01752

Free to Chamber Members | $10 for Non-Members and Guests
Advance Registration and Payment Requested (RSVP for Chamber members)

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 October newsletter are due Friday, October 27.