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ABCC Past Events

The ABCC is generously supported by both Acton and Boxborough town funds which are designated on an annual basis for Council-originated programming. Thes ABCC uses these local funds to produce exciting events and programs which benefit the Acton and Boxborough communities.

Sculpture Naming Ceremony
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Grantee Reception 2014
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ESSENCE OF INDIA 2013, Timeless Art, Vibrant Culture
On Aug 17th Saturday at Nara Park 25, Ledge Rock Way, Acton MA-01720
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Our World in Film
Friday night Spring foreign Film Series
A free event presented by Acton Boxborough  Cultural Council on May 3rd, May 10th and May 17th
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2013-Short Film Night
at Acton Town Hall, April 26th 2013
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2013 Grantee Reception
5th April 2013 at the Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough
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Acton Chinese Music Night
2nd Dec Sunday 2012  6:30pm to 8:30pm, ABRHS Auditorium,36 Charter Road, Acton
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Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony
22nd September 2012, 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Sargent Memorial Library Boxborough
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May–Movie Month
Fridays May 4th, 11th and 18th at 7:00pm, Acton Town Hall. Free showings of outstanding international films.
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The Art of Recycling
Sat 15th October 3:00pm–5:00pm
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Bluegrass Festival
Sat 11th June Noon- 10:00pm
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Our World Film Series–ABCC Event
May 6th thru May 30th 2011
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Grantee Reception 2012
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Grantee Reception 2011
April 8th 2011
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Acton's 275th Year Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 19th Feb 2011 Chinese New Year
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Longwood Opera's production of Hansel and Gretel 
Fri Oct. 22 (evening), Acton Congregational Church.
Dessert Cabaret celebrating the Fitzgerald piano at Acton Memorial Library.
Sat Oct 16 (evening).
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Oktoberfest in West Acton
Sat Oct 2 (rain date Oct 9) Oktoberfest in West Acton
Grant Applicants Workshop
Tue Sep 14th, Acton Memorial Library. Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Acton Chinese Culture Day
on Saturday, June 5th 2010
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The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council Presents Our World Foreign Film Evenings
The 2010 Our World foreign film series consisted  of four movies from four different countries. There was no admission charge. All films were suitable for teens and adults.
  • Thursday April 29th at ABRHS - Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi, Israel; Hebrew with English Sub-Titles).
  • Thursday May 6th at ABRHS - When Did You Last See Your Father?, (British).
  • Thursday May 20th at the Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough - Ahlaam, Iraq ; Arabic with English Sub-Titles).
  • Thursday May 27th at the Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough - Departures, (Japanese with English Subtitles), an Oscar winner in the Best Foreign Film Category.

Acton Story Slam on May7th 2010
Grantee Reception on April 9th 2010
The ABCC celebrated the 2010 grantee receception on April 9th 2010. The event was well attended and was a huge success.

The event included performances, displays, refreshments, and  was an opportunity for networking among local artists, organizations and community leaders.We also celebrated our local winner of the 2010 Massachusetts Cultural Council's Gold Star Award, the project "Re-Visioning Acton" completed by Ann Sussman of Acton in collaboration with several local and regional partners.

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Acton Chinese Music Night
Sponsored by Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council- at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium, 16 Charter Rd, Acton on Sat, Nov 14th 2009 at 8:00pm

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Acton Open Studios
October 23rd and 24th Noon through 5:00
Long wood Opera
Sponsored by Acton Boxborough Cultural Council- at Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Rd, Acton. Friday October 23 at 8:00pm
Fifer's Day Puppet Show by Khelmel
June 20th Saturday 2009
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Wildest Dreams Family Concert
June 16th Tuesday 2009-  6:45pm -  8:30pm
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ABCC's OUR WORLD International Film Festival, March - May 2009

OUR WORLD International Film Festival was presented on the  selected Thursday evenings through May 15, 2009 with the following international films: Brazil  Central Station / R (March 26);China Raise the Red Lantern / PG (April 2); Russia Ballad of a Soldier / Unrated (April 16); ndia  Om Shanti Om / PG-13 (May 7),Sort Film Festival  (May 15).
All films were presented at the Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough

The Storyteller's Tent at Fifer's Day in Boxborough, June 17
The ABCC sponsored a new Storyteller's Tent at the annual Fifer?s Day fair in Boxborough. This event, run by the Boxborough Minutemen, honors Boxborough fifer Luther Blanchard who marched at Concord bridge at the start of the American Revolution. In keeping with the theme of Fifer's Day, the ABCC sponsored two costumed storytellers Merrill Kohlhofer and Andrea Lovett, who brought to life original tales from the American Revolution. The Storyteller's Tent welcomed children and adults of all ages. Click here to see news clipping from this event.


Arts Alive!, May 13,
ABCC in conjunction with the Arts Process Network
The ABCC collaborated with the Arts Process Network to present an interactive, arts-education event for adults. The theme of the event was the relationship of people to their towns, and centered around a mural created by participants depicting feelings about the towns where we live, work and play. Panelists from the Arts Process Network discussed ways that arts and arts processes can be used to gather data in all aspects of life and our communities. Click here to see news clipping from this event.


Verdi's La Traviata at St. Matthew's Hall, November 4, 2005
Longwood Opera Company
This concert, held at Acton's St. Matthew's Fellowship Hall, was a sell-out with about 125 people. The concert drew people from Acton, Boxborough and many neighboring towns,along with the troupe?s season ticket holders. For more information on Longwood OperaCompany, visit their Website. Click here to see news clipping from this event .

Emily Dickinson Rock, May 29, 2005
Nannette Perrotte Combo at Sargent Memorial Library
The ABCC used our Boxborough grant funds to produce this show in honor of the library's opening. This original rock composition brought the enigmatic poetry of Emily Dickinson to life. The Boxborough Library set up a tie-in exhibit of Emily Dickinson literature. For more information visit their Website. Click here to see news clipping from this event.
Grand opening of Sargent Memorial Library, May 22, 2005
Alla Breve Chamber Music
The new Boxborough library requested ABCC's help in obtaining and funding music for this opening event.
From Mozart to Gershwin, March 20, 2005
Air Force Band of Liberty New England Winds
The ABCC sponsored a free concert by the US Air Force Band of Liberty's woodwind quintet at the RJ Grey Auditorium in Acton. For more information visit their Website. Click here to see news clipping from this event.
Concert, Bill Harley, December 4, 2004
With twenty-five recordings of songs and stories and five children's books to his credit, Bill's humorous yet meaningful work chronicles the lives of children at school and at home. Visit Bill Harley at Click here to see news clipping from this event .
Puccini's La Boh, at St. Matthew's Hall, November 5, 2004
Longwood Opera Company
For more information on Longwood Opera Company, visit their Website.

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