Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Connecting the Present with the Past - Page 24

Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-5517 www.mountauburn.org 617-547-7105 NON-PROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE P A I D LEOMINSTER, MA PERMIT NO. 17 Upcoming Events Here is a sampling from our exciting schedule of upcoming programs. Visit us online today to register for any of these programs or to get a complete list of other events on our calendar. eyes on owls Saturday, April 13, 1 & 3:30 PM Join us in Story Chapel for a special presentation by teacher naturalist Marcia Wilson and wildlife photographer Mark Wilson. Marcia and Mark will introduce visitors to the owls of New England and beyond. Learn the field marks, signs, and naturalist’s skills that you can use to find owls without disturbing them, then meet some live owls up close! Adults: $15, Members $10 Children: $5, Members $3 Children under 3 Free service of commemoration Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 PM We invite you to join us for our annual Service of Commemoration on Bigelow Chapel Lawn. Words and music will help us to remember those who have gone before us during this Memorial Day service. free 22 the nature plays: a series of new site- specific works by playwright patrick gabridge, mount auburn cemetery artist-in-residence June 1 & 2, 1 & 5:00 PM; June 8 & 9, 1 & 5:00 PM This series of one-act plays will explore the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn Cemetery. The plays will touch on topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Audiences will experience the performances at various spots across the grounds, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world. $35 General Admission $30 Members bigelow chapel open houses Sunday, May 26, July 28, September 29, 1–4:00 PM Originally built in the 1840s, Bigelow Chapel has been revitalized to meet the changing needs of families and the visiting public. A new entrance providing universal access graciously welcomes everyone arriving to attend a private family service or a public event. New multi-use gathering spaces provide numerous options for intimate memorial services in a non-denomination setting, informal receptions following services or burials, and a host of public events. A new state-of-the-art Crematory, replacing its previous facility, has prepared Mount Auburn to meet the growing public interest in cremation and positioned the Cemetery as a 21st- century leader within industry. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Chapel and point out some of its most interesting features. free and open to the public!