In the Community: Soup for Syria, Coffeehouse in Belmont

Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington will host a special event on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00pm to benefit the Syrian American Medical Association.  Soup for Syria will be a benefit supper offering soups from around the world and will feature a presentation from the Syrian American Medical Society.

Come in from the Winter Cold for an evening of warmth, community and support for the Syrian American Medical Society. Admission is Free, and all donations will go to the Syrian American Medical Society.

“Soup for Syria”, a beautifully photographed cookbook with recipes from world-renowned chefs will be offered in a raffle.

Since 2011, civil war has devastated Syria — more than 11 million people have been displaced from their homes and over 13 million have needed emergency humanitarian assistance.  The largest refugee crisis of our time, the conflict has destroyed healthcare and created some of the worst medical conditions in the world.  A representative of the Syrian American Medical Society will share their life-saving story and how they have delivered over 5 million medical services during the last year alone.

For more information about Syrian American Medical Society, go to:

This Event is handicap accessible.

Soup for Syria Benefit Supper

Saturday, February 32018 at 6:00pm

Park Avenue Congregational Church

50 Paul Revere Road at Park Avenue in Arlington Heights.

Admission is Free.  Plenty of free parking is available.

For event information, contact:  Rev. Leah Lyman Waldron


Telephone:  781-643-8860



with featured act Dean Stevens

The Second Friday Coffeehouse at First Church Belmont is super excited to announce our first OPEN MIC NIGHT! Bring your instrument, your song, your poem, your story and come perform for an appreciative, supportive audience. At the halfway point, we will be treated to a set of fantastic, socially- aware music by legendary troubadour Dean Stevens!

Dean is a formidable creator and interpreter of a wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish. His own material explores a variety of personal and social topics, paints sketches of people and places, celebrates the Earth, and annoys the narrow minded. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean is a lifelong student of Latin America. He travels frequently to Central America and has become known for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees returning to their homes in El Salvador and Guatemala. He has four highly acclaimed recordings to his credit.

So come on down and let the world hear your song! Sign up and play!


Friday February 9

7:30 PM (sign up at 7pm)


The Second Friday Coffeehouse

First Church in Belmont, Unitarian-Universalist

Parish Hall

404 Concord Avenue, Belmont MA 02478


$12/adults • $8/students and seniors • performers free




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The Second Friday Coffeehouse is Greater Boston’s first, all-benefit coffeehouse, currently in its 32nd year. Profits benefit a specified group of charities.


Izotalillo Village

Educational and practical aid for a small mountain community in El Salvador