LOCATION: Unionville Courts, Next to Buddy’s Union Villa
DAYS: Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday
DATES: April 29, 2019 – October 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
SEASON PRICE: $25
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Easton Chamber Music Festival presents outstanding performances at the Immaculate Conception Church and the historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall on June 28 – 30. Free admission.
The Easton Chamber Music Festival comes back to Easton for the 4th season. Our renowned international faculty members perform magnificent Schubert’s Octet in the concert on Friday, June 28 at 7:30pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main St. The second concert features chamber music by Devienne, Moszkowski, and Dvorak, and is on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30pm at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows St. The ECMF students perform in a showcase on Sunday, June 30 at 3pm at OAMH. All concerts are free. ECMF is supported in part by a grant from Easton, Brockton, Norton, and Sharon Cultural Councils, by the generosity of Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, Shovel Town Cultural District Performance and Event Center, Mansfield Bank, and members of local communities.
For more information see eastonchambermusicfestival
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames chronicles the remarkable life of a society woman who was determined to change American society. Blanche Ames wrote, marched, and organized. A talented artist and birth control maverick, she drew political cartoons in support of women’s suffrage that both inspired and enraged. Her fiercest supporter was her husband Oakes, renowned Harvard botanist and president of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. Together, the couple worked side-by-side from the home they called Borderland to advance the rights of American women so a new society could be born.
We look at the battles of yesterday and the continued struggle today and celebrate the life of this unsung hero who accomplished so much. And yet, when Blanche Ames died in 1969, the headline of her obituary identified her as “Mrs. Oakes Ames, Botanist’s Widow,” as if her life’s work as an artist and activist were an afterthought—or worse, a wasted effort.
Blanche Ames knew differently, of course. Now, so do we.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS FILM.
To donate by credit card, click the link below. To donate by check: Please make your donation payable to the “The Center for Independent Documentary” and put “Borderland” in the memo line. Please mail your check to: The Center for Independent Documentary 1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #5 Boston, MA 02135.
Filmmaker: Kevin Friend is a videographer/producer/editor/director who has been creating cultural and social documentaries for the past 30 years, most recently co-producing the full length documentary feature Kings of Cape Cod and the award winning Sacred Ground. Kevin has also been lead producer/director/editor of over 110 episodes of two current television travel series: Golfing the World and The Mountain Report.
Writer: Kate Klise (kateklise.com) is a former People magazine correspondent turned award-winning author of more than 30 books for young readers. Klise first learned about Blanche Ames while serving as writer-in-residence for the Ames Free Public Library in North Easton, Mass.
Executive Producer: William Ames, a distant cousin of Oakes Ames, has produced many historical documentaries. A resident of North Easton, Bill bring his enthusiasm, local knowledge of the Ames family and his expertise of many years in the investment business.
- Great Irish bites from local restaurants
- Irish whiskey tasting
- Cash bar including Shovel Town Brewery beers, wine, water and soda