Calendar…Sept. 23, 2016

| September 27, 2016

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 or by phone at 508-735-5941.

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 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.

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, or visit

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 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

The Bolton Police Department announces the promotion of Sergeant Luke Hamburger to Lieutenant, and invites the public to a pinning ceremony that will take place at the Bolton Police Public Safety Building, 15 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

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.

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 Information is also available on her Facebook page at

Singer/guitarist Dan Kirouac performs live
Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 PM at The Fireplace Room at the International Golf Club & Resort, 159 Ballville Rd., Bolton, MA. Admission is FREE.

Dan has been part of the regional music scene for over 30 years. When not busy with the tribute band BEATLES FOR SALE, his solo performances showcase vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 60s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie songs. More information at

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 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.

Head to apple country on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, for a “Bushel of Books” at the semiannual Friends of the Bolton Public Library Book Sale. The sale will take place at the Houghton Building, 697 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday There are more than 10,000 books sorted and “not picked over,” as well as games, puzzles, LPs, CDs and DVDs.

The book sale is the Friends’ largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale support programs, events, online magazines, and museum passes at the library, as well as the online newsletter Wowbrary.


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