2017 Program Grantees
The Cultural Council of Randolph has funded the following programs for 2017:
- Baby Birds and Their Nests: Conducted by the Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art in conjunction with Randolph Public Schools, this program provides an immersive science, nature and art program into Randolph's kindergarten classrooms.
- Spiritualism and Occult in Massachusetts: A program by Maggie Dalton with the Randolph Senior Center, this October program will provide an illustrated talk and discussion of spiritualism and occult with a focus on Salem and Massachusetts.
- Core Borings and Geology: The Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum will partner with Randolph Public Schools to provide cut and polished core geologic samples from MWRA and DOT for discussion of the underlying geography in our region.
- Hofbrauhaus Bavarian Band: Alpine tunes, polkas, marches and waltzes provided by an accomplished Bavarian music band conducted with coordination of Randolph Recreation.
- Night Before the Fourth Parade: Sponsorship of marching bands and parade acts for the July 3, 2017 parade.
- Main Street Marketplace: Sponsorship of musical and cultural acts/activities to take place at the Main Street Marketplace held at Powers Farm from June-September.
- Yo-Yo People: Massachusetts organization that has traveled the world and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Discover Channel brings high-energy music, hula hoops and yo-yo tricks to Randolph. Hosted by Randolph Recreation during school vacation week.
- Prometheus Dance - Elders Ensemble: Post-professional dancers ages 60 to 89 perform movement theatre that tells the stories of their lives as dancers, daughters, others and friends. Includes a post-performance discussion with the audience. Hosted by the Randolph Senior Center.
- Senior Prom: Traditional prom night for Randolph residents aged 60-plus years old. Conducted by the Randolph Senior Center in conjunction with Randolph high school youth, the event features music, dancing, food and fun.
- Performance - Amelia Earhart: Conducted by and at St. Francis of Assisi School in Braintree, this is a curriculum-based program promoting character education through a full-life portrayal of Amelia Earhart.
- Mass Audubon Wildlife Talk: Coordinated by the Randolph Senior Center, a teacher/naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum will provide current information about the status of wildlife in the ares, bring a few live animals to meet and discuss conservation challenges for wildlife in eastern Massachusetts.
- Love on a Broadway Platter: Delvena Theatre brings the subject of Love and Broadway together in a performance at St.Mary's Parish Hall.
- [SENSE]ation Days: Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton hosts free access to the Museum with guided tours of exhibits led by trained Museum Educators. The day includes multiple hands-on craft activities.
- New England Swing Orchestra: The sounds of the big band era come to life in Randolph at a swing concert.
- Teen Spirit/I Am: Randolph artist Jamaal Eversley brings his vision of teen spirit through art to Randolph through the creation of an exhibit created with Randolph teens in grades 9 to 12.
- Thingamajig Invention Convention: The South Shore Natural Science Center hosts a single-day program of inspiration, invention and innovation for youth ages 5 to 14. STEAM education activities will challenge kids to create objects that benefit human and native animals using only recyclable materials. Includes a team "on-the-spot" challenge with prizes.