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September 22, 2020

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The Growing Center has a new song! “Growing at the Growing Center” was written especially for us by the Salvadoran singer, Maura Mendoza.

Maura is known in our community for her beautiful voice and fun shows. Whether she is singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Hi...

August 17, 2020

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The Growing Center’s Summer Music Series went virtual this year when Mayor Joe cancelled all events city-wide. I asked the Arts Council if we could record some of our scheduled performances and make a series of “virtual concerts.”

The Arts Council consented, so we ask...

July 20, 2020

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ArtBeat 2020 took to the neighborhoods this summer when Mayor Joe cancelled all city events due to COVID-19.

Inspired by ArtBeat 2020’s theme of CHANCE, I created an installation on the Growing Center’s Vinal Avenue fence which explores the role that chance plays in P...

March 30, 2020

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A week ago, not long after Somerville got directions to stay put in our homes, I looked out my kitchen window and saw my neighbors on the front porch banging on pots and pans. I opened my window (at a safe distance of 6 feet) and asked them, “What are you doing?”


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Maura Mendoza is "Growing at the Growing Center!"

September 22, 2020

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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