Cultural Council

The Rowe Cultural Council is the town's appointed committee charged with receiving applications for cultural grant money allocated by the state.  Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve three-year terms from the date they're appointed, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms or hold an elected office during their tenure.  They typically meet in November or December to decide on grant applications, and as needed throughout the rest of the year.

Meeting Schedule: Meets as needed.

No meetings currently scheduled.


5 of 5 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Alana Calhoun. June, 2027.
  • Barbara Gottesman, Member. December, 2026.
  • Kelle Quist, Member. December, 2026.
  • Felicity Pickett, Member. June, 2027.
  • Susan Tomlinson, Member. June, 2027.

Previous meetings:

Chair Yoga with Kate Peppard, via Zoom or video

Chair Yoga - Sponsored by the Rowe Cultural Council

Join Kate Peppard and your community members for a chair yoga series that focuses in on the elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Chair yoga is an excellent way to gain flexibility, strength and balance, and to enhance your sense of wellbeing with breath centered movement.
This six class series will run FRIDAYS 9:30 - 10:30 AM, 10/15 - 11/19. This class is free thanks to the support of the Rowe Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
New to chair yoga? Check out the intro video (and any of the others from the spring series) on Kate's website:

Zoom Login:

Meeting ID: 862 0452 6980

Passcode: 336385


Looking for activities for the kids?

The Cultural Council has funded Hilltown Families, an award-winning local organization that curates a weekly list of educational, recreational and arts activities for families in the area. Take a look at their weekly listings and make a date.

Birdwatchers find much to see in Rowe

Early Saturday morning, May 15, 2021, nine enthusiastic birders joined photographer and naturalist John Green for a successful morning of learning about birds and bird sightings. The event was funded by the Cultural Council and organized by the Park Commission, with special thanks to Laurie Pike. The group trekked along the Babbling Brook and Meadow trails with sightings of blackburnian warblers, veery, and American redstarts. The journey started at the Park Meadow, where a variety of warblers and other songbirds were enjoying the spring warmth and ample insects.

Down the trail, broad-winged hawks were spotted riding the currents, a loon was seen diving for fish at the lake and a pair magnolia warblers nearly flew into group members oblivious to their surroundings during a territorial dispute. In all it was a most successful day, satisfying for both expert birders and novices.

Green gave the group a well-rounded introduction to the world of the birds in our own backyard. He covered everything from taxonomy and recent phylogenetic changes in family arrangements to of course, identification of songs, visual field markings and habitat preferences.

A total of 30 different species were sighted and Selmi's bird list tracked during the event is published on the Park Commission Facebook page.

Thanks to the Park Commission, which organized this event! Happy birdwatching in Rowe.

Watch for information about the upcoming Wetlands Ecology Program: Summer Pond Creature Exploration for Families, which will also be hosted by the Park Commission this spring.

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