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Love music, but HATE cancer? A Cappella Defeating Cancer (ACDC)

A benefit concert to raise awareness & program funding for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project 


Friday, November 3, 2017 – 7 to 9 PM

Wellesley Hills Unitarian Church – 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA

 The ACDC concert will feature three of Boston’s coolest a cappella groups:

Founded in 2009, Tonehenge is made up of eight “mostly clean-shaven” businessmen from the greater Boston area. Tonehenge’s uniquely cool rock-solid performances have ranged from a soaring national anthem at the Pawtucket Red Sox, to opening for audience faves Ball in the House and the Hyannis Sound!!

The WorksThe Works
Since 1994, The Works have performed for audiences ranging from performances at Disney World; to intimate private parties, schools, fundraisers, festivals and corporate functions.  Member of the American A Cappella Alliance’s Spring Sing, The Works deliver fun combos of eclectic repertoire and witty repartee!

You can listen to audio clips of The Works @

None of the AboveNone of the Above
Celebrating 10+ years of music-making, None of the Above (NOTA) is a mixed a cappella octet that performs a broad mix of pop tunes, jazz standards, folk, spirituals, and non-traditional music. A finalist on the inaugural season of WGBH’s Sing that Thing! and the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, NOTA has performed all across New England!!

Tickets:  Suggested contribution: $10/Adult, $5/Child under 13. Cash or check at the door.

Additional donations welcomed! All profits from ticket & concession sales go to funding programs and lectures tailored to meet the specific needs of our community and our interests in the area of disease prevention and wellness.

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(3) nonprofit focused on raising awareness for MetroWest residents on how lifestyle, diet and the environment contribute to the incidence of cancer and other health risks. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the WCPP is conducting public events & educational programs all year long (including yoga sessions, lectures and research on disease prevention and wellness, movie screenings, and the November concert).

More Info: Patrick Rafter for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & The Works, or 617-901-2697

Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise

Are you feeling like you could use a little self-nourishment?

Gearing up for the Holidays and anticipating the busyness of the season? Come join us for an evening of self-care, self-nourishment and fun with Debbie Lyn Toomey who will help us all to enjoy ourselves through Laughter Yoga®!! Laughter is a wonderful way to naturally de-stress and heal our minds and bodies. Recent research has supported the power of laughter to help with stress, heart health, weight loss, relaxation, socialization and so much more.
By joining us for this “Laughter Yoga®” class, not only will we learn about the benefits of laughing for our health but Debbie will lead us through 40 minutes of these exercises so that we can experience for ourselves their beneficial effects. You can leave the night feeling refreshed, reenergized and more ready for your week and the Holidays!

This class will be done sitting or standing. Bring an open mind and water and wear comfortable clothes. There will be extra water available and healthy snacks.
Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise
November 15, 2016 7-8:15 PM
Wellesley Community Center, Henderson Hall
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Healthy Land

And oldy but a goodie…from Wellesley Weston Magazine, Summer 2013

W h e n  i t  c o m e s  t o  w a t e r  q u a l i t y,  a n  o u n c e  o f  p r e v e n t i o n
i s  w o rth a  p o u n d  o f  c u r e .

Over a hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote a letter posing a question still relevant today: “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” This naturalist foresaw the importance of protecting our earth to protect ourselves. Nothing speaks to the interdependence of nature and humans more than the water that sustains us. Do you know where your drinking water comes from? In Weston, more than 90 percent of residents get their water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) system that supplies 61 metropolitan Boston communities, 2.5 million people, and more than 5,500 large industrial users. Weston’s water originates in the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts and, through a series of intricate tunnels, makes its way to town. The remaining Weston residents get their water from private wells. The overwhelming majority of Wellesley’s drinking water comes from the town’s nine wells that tap into the Waban Brook and Rosemary Brook aquifers, with virtually all the rest purchased from the MWRA. A very small percentage of Wellesley residents depend on private wells for their water.

Full Article here Suneby-Healthy-land-water-people