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

Letter from the BOD President:
All members and friends,

August was a busy month for the REAA!  The River's Edge Players had 3 successful productions of "Disney's The Little Mermaid".  We also sponsored our 3 week Fun Family Nights events on Wednesdays in Marlborough.  I'd like to thank everyone who participated in and/or attended our programs in August.

I cannot believe that the month of September is right around the corner!  Local schools begin classes this week and with Labor Day taking place next weekend, it is the unofficial end of summer.

Although summer is almost over, we have some wonderful programs kicking off this month.  Registrations for River's Edge School of Music are now open.  The River's Edge Chorale will be starting rehearsals in late September.  We have also announced our Art in the Hall calendar for the next year.  We are now accepting registrations for our next exhibit; Animal Adventures.  Read on for details on these programs and more.

Looking ahead into the fall, we are planning a fundraising event at the Hudson Speakeasy, Less Than Greater Than, on the evening of Monday, October 30.  Be watching for more information on this event in the coming weeks.

Warm Regards,
Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President

Program Updates
 River's Edge School of Music

Registrations are now open for our after school music program!   In addition to traditional band instruments, w e have added violin and viola to our program.  We also offer voice lessons and piano lessons.

For more information or to register, visit our RESOM website:

 The  River's Edge Players  

Thank you for coming to our production of  Disney's The Little Mermaid !

Be watching for more programs that are sponsored by The River's Edge Players in the coming months.  We will be presenting Theater for Children and A One Act festival in early 2018.
River's Edge Chorale

Rehearsals for our Holiday Concert will begin in September.  All singers (8th grade+) are invited to join.  There are no auditions for this group.  If you'd like to check out the chorale, we invite you to attend our open rehearsals:
Tuesday, September 19 - 7 pm through 9pm 
Tuesday, September 26 - 7pm through 9pm 

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:

Art in the Hall
Registrations are now open for our next Art in the Hall exhibit.  Click here to register:

Here is our Art in the Hall schedule for the next year:
Solo Exhibit Opportunities

Now showing at  Cafe 641!
Are you a member?  If not, join us today!

The REAA is a non-profit organization with a mission to "enrich lives and create community through the arts".  
M embership fees help support the REAA and all of our programs.

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!  

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
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Ellen King - Secretary
Karen Bishop

We'd like to welcome the following new directors to the board:

Julie Bolduc
Anna Klashka
Danielle Neuffer
Blane Stanczak - Junior Board member

The board would like to thank outgoing BOD member Maria Davis for serving on the board for the past year.
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: 


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

Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce
16th Annual Harvest Golf Classic - Monday, September 18th, 2017
For more information, please visit the Chamber website:

Assabet Valley Camera Club:
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 or contacting John Gill, club president, at 978-293-5192 for more information.

Hudson Public Library events:
Tuesday, September 12 at 7pm - Ted Reinstein discusses his new book, New England's General Stores.

Wednesday, September 13 at 2pm - Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Saturday September 23rd at 2pm - Stained Glass Mosiac Sun Catchers
Join the artists from the Ways of Color studio to create stained glass mosaic sun catchers.  This is open to anyone ages 8 and up.

Rhythms of Reflection 
This is an exhibit featuring REAA member and photographer Linda DeStefano Brown.
Linda's photography will be on display along with Collage and Artist Books by Gail Coito.  This exhibit takes place between August 22 through September 30 at 6 Bridges Gallery in Maynard, MA.  For more information, please visit the gallery's website at:

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If you are a current member of the REAA, we will post your events in future newsletters.  Submissions for our September newsletter are due Friday, September 29.