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End April with four days of fun events

At Waterstone at Wellesley, we’re fresh off of the excitement of cheering on participants of the Boston Marathon, which runs through Wellesley. It’s been an annual tradition for our residents to cheer on participants as they near their last 10-mile stretch and we were out again on Monday in full force despite the rain. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the marathon, it was an impressive showing!

With April almost over, we’re ready to end the month with a line-up of four diverse events, including a visit from everyone’s favorite local historian Gary Hylander, a craft beer tasting, a discussion on illusion in art and a performance by the musician Michael Dardis.

The events start on Sunday when Hylander visits to discuss the Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States. The landmark case questioned the constitutionality of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 which ordered Japanese Americans to report to internment camps during World War II. The case centers on Fred Korematsu, an American-born citizen of Japanese descent, who ignored the order and was eventually arrested and convicted for the offense. The Supreme Court upheld his conviction in a 6-3 vote.

Hylander visits Waterstone routinely to lecture on important historical events. His lecture will be followed by a craft beer tasting on Monday. Craft beer fans are invited to sample an array of delicious craft beers at our community.

Then, on Tuesday, Art Matters owner Jane Blair is visiting to discuss the history of illusion in art, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Anamorphic art, Op art and the Magic Eye. Blair will bring several examples of illusion in art on enlarged posters created for easy viewing.  An artist and educator, Blair visits monthly to spread her knowledge of the fascinating world of art.

Finally on Wednesday, performer Michal Dardis is visiting to play the piano and guitar. Dardis plays a wide variety of artists from Billy Joel to the Everly Brothers.

For full details of each event, see below:

Gary Hylander discusses Korematsu v. United States
Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.
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Craft beer tasting
Monday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m.
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Art Matters presents illusion in art
Tuesday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.
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Michael Dardis performs
Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m.
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