Calendar…Sept. 16, 2016

| September 19, 2016

BOLTON LIONS DONUTS SALE
The Bolton Lions Club will be serving fresh donuts at Schartner Farms, 279 West Berlin Rd, every Saturday and Sunday from Sept 10 through Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is one of several fundraising activities that allows the Lions to help neighbors experiencing hardship, students seeking scholarships, doctors providing healthcare to the isolated and disadvantaged, and researchers seeking cures for Diabetes, glaucoma, and other diseases that rob people of sight. For more information, contact Terry Tvrdik by email at terryet@comcast.net or by phone at
508-735-5941.

SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
September’s Tuesday Connections seniors’ get-together and luncheon on Sept. 20 will be a celebration of William Shakespeare’s 400th birthday. The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St., will feature actor Stephen Collins, who will make Shakespeare’s words come alive—from the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff and the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Anthony. Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, histories and sonnets are all represented in this exciting show. Lunch, featuring sandwiches, sliced tomatoes, potato salad and pies, will follow. For more information, call Mary at 978-779-5145.

Gun Safety in the Home
When your children spend a night at your friend’s home would you consider asking – are their guns stored safely? Would your children tell you if they saw a gun in the open at their friend’s home?

Human Services and Safety and Chief Nelson are sponsoring a forum on gun safety in the home on Sept. 21 at the Public Safety Center from 7-9. All are invited especially your children.

If you have questions, concerns, topics you want discussed at the forum, please contact Pat Bensetler@comcast.net.

TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE SIGN-UP DEADLINE
Sign up now to be part of the seventh annual Bolton Town-wide Yard Sale. Participation cost is $8, and forms are available online at www.boltonlocal.org or at several locations around town. Choose to have your sale at home or a central location— at Slater’s or the Bolton Town Common, both on Route 117. Sign-up deadline is Sept. 24. Send completed forms with payment (checks made out to Bolton Local) to PO Box 92, Bolton, MA 01740.

BOLTON REPAIR CAFÉ
What do you do with a broken toaster or lamp? Or with a shirt or blouse with a seam that is ripped out? Toss it? No way! Bring them to the Bolton Repair Café. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will host the next Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton. (The school is located behind the Emerson School, which is on the same driveway/street.)

Bring items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as clean, mendable clothing; lamps; small appliances; computers and other electronics; bikes; toys; outdoor power equipment; and jewelry. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café to save time.

For more information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or ray.pfau@alum.mit.edu, or visit www.nashobarotary.org.

PMC KIDS RIDE
The Bolton Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Ride will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., at Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton. Riders choose from three bike routes for ages 2 to 14. There will be raffle prizes, face-painting, bike-decorating, free bike checkups by Landry’s Bicycles, music, food, ice cream and more. All donations fund cancer research and treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. There is a $10 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum. Register at http://www.kids.pmc.org/bolton.aspx by Monday, Sept. 19, to receive a PMC Kids T-shirt and goodie bag. PMC Kids Rides are sponsored by the Yawkey Foundation. For more information, email mortimer.sarah@gmail.com.

REP. HOGAN OFFICE HOURS
State Representative Kate Hogan will host office hours in Bolton on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.

Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as the House Chair on the Joint Committee on Public Health. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus and Chair of the Library Caucus.

No appointment is necessary, and meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone unable to attend office hours, or anyone with issues or concerns, can call the State House at 617-722-2130 to schedule an appointment with Kate. She can also be reached by email at Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov. Information is also available on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kate.hogan.948.

BOLTON 5K AND FAMILY FESTIVAL
Whether you’re a runner, a walker, or just someone who wants to support the Bolton community and the effort to build our Town Common, please join the Bolton Conservation Trust for the Bolton 5K and Family Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, starting at 10 a.m. at Schartner Farm. The 5K will be followed by the Common Craze Corn Maze, a one-mile race around Schartner’s Corn Maze for kids age 10 and under. The family festival will also begin at 11 a.m., with kids’ games, corn maze races, hay rides, petting zoo, music from DJ Joel Bates, and refreshments for all participants. To register or for more information, visit the Web at www.Bolton5K.com. The first 250 people to register for the 5K will receive a free Dri-Fit T-shirt. Even if you don’t want to run, there is plenty of fun for all. Road closures for the race will start around 9:45 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m., and will include portions of West Berlin, Wattaquadock Hill, and Sawyer roads. The full route map is available on the website.

SIGN UP NOW FOR TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE
Sign up now to be part of the 7th Annual Bolton Town-wide Yard Sale. Participation cost is $8, and forms are available online at www.boltonlocal.org or at several locations around town. Choose to have your sale at home or a central location – at Slater’s or Bolton Town Common – both on Route 117. SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 24. Send completed forms to PO Box 92, Bolton, MA 01740

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