The Mother Brook Community Group, started five years ago, will celebrate its most recent accomplishments next Tuesday at the location that has figured so prominently in its plans – the former Avery School.
The group’s annual meeting will be in the gymnasium and feature a formal presentation to transform the building into the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, starting on March 1.
There will also be an update on other improvements in the East Dedham neighborhood and the association’s plans for the year.
“It is a significant investment by the town in the future of East Dedham,” said Mother Brook Community Group Chairman Dan Hart about the new arts center. “Our hope is that, along with the new school, the new playground that was installed by the Parks and Recreation Department at Condon Park, and the new park we are helping to build on Mill Pond, the center will provide a further incentive for homeowners and merchants to invest and re-invest in our neighborhoods.”
State Representative Paul McMurtry, D-Dedham, will provide the opening remarks at the meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Following McMurtry’s introduction, the center’s staff will provide floor plans and details of the new center. There will also be a special recognition of Dedham artist Gints Grinsberg, who created the fish sculpture at the Mill Pond park.
East Dedham Plaza, an arts overlay zoning district, and a Dedham Conservation Commission will also be subjects of discussion at the meeting.
The meeting will be held at the former Avery School at 123 High St., using the side entrance into the gymnasium.