We’re very pleased to let you know that three teachers from Quezalguaque arrived late Sunday afternoon  and will be staying in Brookline for three weeks as part of the Brookline Sister City Project’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.

NicaraguansPictured are Eddy Calderon, Fabio Borda and Maryuri Ulloa on arrival at Logan Airport yesterday.  All were here for one week last year and are very excited to return and looking forward to engaging with the Brookline educational and larger community.  They will be staying with host families in Brookline and spending time at Brookline High and other schools.


Special Pre-Sister City Week Program
Thursday, October 12, 7 pm
Experiencing Aging in Quezalguaque & Brookline Panelists discuss the differences & similarities for the elderly & contrast the aging experience in Brookline & Quezalguaque.
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline
Sponsored by BrooklineCAN, the Brookline Senior Center, Center Communities of Brookline & the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project
This is a free event.

Sunday, October 15, 3:30 pm
Multilingual Celebración of Latin American & American Poetry with Brookline’s Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling & Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges Center Communities of Brookline, The Goldman Family
Residences, 1550 Beacon St., Brookline
This is a free event.

Monday, October 16, 7pm
Science on Screen, Coolidge Corner Theatre
Scientific Presentation: The Threat of Insect Borne Illnesses (Zika, Lyme disease, malaria, chikungunya, dengue etc.) by Jerome Klein, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, Boston Medical Center
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. Brookline
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Wednesday, October 18, 7pm
Safe Drinking Water: The Sister City-Quezalguaque Initiative
Presentation by Betsy Reilley, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Quality, Mass. Water Resources Authority (MWRA) with special guest Edipcia Roque, Laboratory Director, Centro de Investigación, Trabajo y Ambiente (CISTA), Faculty of Medical Sciences, Leon, Nicaragua
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Boston
For more info: or
This is a free event.

Thursday, October 19, 5:30-8:30 pm
30th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser, Sister City “A Taste of Brookline”
…..Meet guests from Quezalguaque & Leon,
…..Sample from Brookline’s favorite restaurants
…..View a mini-documentary on the history of the Brookline Sister City Project
…..Guest of Honor: Maxine Shaw, one of the founders of Brookline Sister City
Temple Ohabei Shalom, Penn-Spero Hall, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline
Suggested minimum contribution $60/person

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