Calendar… May 22, 2015

| May 27, 2015

The Bolton Trail Committee invites all to a series of walks that will be held on Fridays this month: May 22 and May 29. The walks will start at 9 a.m. from the upper parking lot of Town Hall, where directions will be given to the properties where the walk will take place. Walks will last from 1 to 2 hours and will be held in good and fair weather, but cancelled in the event of a steady, heavy rain. Parking may be limited in some locations and carpooling will be arranged.

May is a great time to see spring wildflowers, hear the bird songs of spring migrants, and get outdoors to experience Bolton’s trails and conserved open spaces. For more information or to register, contact Conservation Administrator Carol Gumbart at 978-779-3304 or

Pentecost Memorial Day Sunday
Sunday, May 24, 10 a.m.: We continue the eighteen-year-old tradition of assembling at church and walking to Memorial Field, led by members of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery with their Civil War era flags and uniforms. At Memorial Field, solemn exercises and a volley of musket-fire honor our dead.

Bolton Memorial Day Observance
On Monday, May 25, beginning at 9 a.m.: We encourage you to participate in our town’s Memorial Day observance. We leave from the Public Safety Building at 9 a.m. and travel in a convoy of cars to visit each of Bolton’s four cemeteries, where flowers are left and prayers are said. We conclude with exercises at the War Memorial around 10:20 a.m. Join us for this unique tradition!

In conjunction with Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, the Nashoba Regional School District will offer an  Underage Substance Use Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 7pm, at Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium. Underage substance use continues to be a major issue in our schools and communities. While street drugs are readily available in many communities, many teen drug users easily obtain over-the-counter or prescription medications from a variety of sources, including their family’s medicine cabinet. During this presentation, a drug and gang State Police Sergeant will illustrate the current state of youth drug use in Middlesex County, and the signs and symptoms that parents and other adults should be looking for regarding potential drug use.

If you have a broken toaster or some clothes that need mending, don’t throw them away—get them fixed at the Repair Café! The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will hold the next Bolton Repair Café Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church, 673 Main St. Park and enter at the rear of the building.

Knowledgeable volunteers at the Repair Café will try to fix items for free. They can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing, and outdoor power equipment 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

In partnership with the Bolton Council on Aging, Bolton Girl Scout Troop 30496 is hosting an event for Senior Citizens at the Bolton Public Library on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Senior citizens are invited to bring in their digital devices—phones, tablets, e-readers or laptops—for individual help with questions by knowledgeable Girl Scouts. All questions are welcome, and cookies will be served! For more information contact Girl Scout Bronze Award Coordinator Shandy Carpenter at 978-624-1622 or Council on Aging ctivities Director Erika Dow at 978-634-2022.

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers to be Honored at Relay For Life
Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bolton event on May 30 at Nashoba Regional High School.  The Relay For Life program is a community event where teams and individuals set up campsites at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. The money raised supports groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

We will begin with a Survivor Reception at 5pm that consists of enjoying dinner and mingling with other survivors. The Survivors Lap will start at 6pm, and anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part, visit register at or email to RSVP.

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