Calendar… March 25, 2016

| March 28, 2016

SPRING SERVICE CLOTHING DRIVE
Students at Emerson and Florence Sawyer Schools will hold a clothing drive between March 27 and April 8 to benefit the organization Cradles to Crayons as part of “Project 351,” a statewide youth-driven service organization that “unites an eighth-grade ambassador from every city and town in Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development, enrichment, and impact.”

The beneficiary of this clothing drive, Cradles to Crayons, is a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that “provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school and at play.”

Residents can support the clothing drive by donating children’s gently used or like-new clothing and shoes at the Florence Sawyer/Emerson School lobbies (100 Mechanic St., Bolton). Alternatively, clothes can be picked up at your residence. For more information or to arrange a pick-up, email cole.clericuzio@gmail.com.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION TO OPEN
Registration for swim lessons at the Bolton Town Beach will take place Tuesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library. Lessons will be held in two sessions: Session 1 will be from July 5 to 15; Session 2 will be from July 18 to 29. For more information see the Bolton Parks and Recreation Facebook page or the Bolton town website (townofbolton.com) under ‘Parks and Recreation.’

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE
On Friday, April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Florence Sawyer School gym will be the scene of some bling and swing at the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance. Girls of all ages are invited to bring an adult of their choice for a special night of dancing and fun. Photography, flowers, treats, pizza and grilled hot dogs will be available for purchase. Tickets are $3 per person, $10 maximum per family, and can be purchased at the door or in advance from any Girl Scout Leader. Contact Susan Unger for more information at susanunger@me.com.

PARENTING PROGRAM AT FLORENCE SAWYER SCHOOL
Continuing its monthly parenting series, Nashoba Community Partnership for Children will present “Active, Overactive or Hyperactive?” Thursday, April 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton.

The rise of ADHD diagnoses raises many questions. What role does the marketing of drug companies play in this phenomena? How do the educational structures influence attention? This session, presented by certified Human Behavior Consultant and Specialist Jeanine Fitzgerald, examines what is the legitimate diagnosis from the effects of our culture. In addition, a full prescription of evidenced-based interventions is offered. To register, send email to cmaxfield@nrsd.net or call 978-779-2821, ext. 2041.

FLORENCE SAWYER SCHOOL MUSICAL
The Florence Sawyer School Drama Society will present “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical based on “The Princess and the Pea” story, on April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at the school’s auditorium, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton. Tickets are $7 at the door, or they can be reserved by email at sawyerdrama@gmail.com. The show intermission will feature concessions and a raffle.

Free Tickets Available for April 15 Chamber Concert
Bolton residents have access to a limited amount of free tickets available for the Worcester Chamber Music Society’s performance of “Madness in Reason,” on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road, in Harvard. A 7 pm talk will precede the concert. Twenty tickets are available at the Bolton Public Library on a first-come, first-served basis, with 10 reserved for senior citizen residents. The free ticket program was developed to create accessibility for students, senior citizens, and low-income families with funding provided in part by a grant from the Bolton Cultural Council. The Bolton Cultural Council is a municipal committee whose volunteer members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. For more information, visit our page on the town website at http://townofbolton.com/Pages/BoltonMA_BComm/culture or email boltonculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

NRHS VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Nashoba Regional High School will hold a volleyball clinic for boys and girls grades 7 to 10. Anyone interested in trying the sport or looking to brush up on some skills is encouraged to attend. The clinic will run Monday, April 18, through Wednesday, April 20 at Nashoba Regional High School, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 for those who preregister; $45 for those who register at the start of the clinic. For more information, visit the NRHS Athletics webpage at http://nrhs.nrsd.net/athletics or send email to Kristen MacDonald at kmacdonald@nrsd.net.

~ IN SURROUNDING TOWNS ~

QUILTING PROGRAM IN LANCASTER
Mothertown Quilters Guild’s April program, “Preparing your Quilt Top for Long-Arm Quilting,” with Candy Baril, will be held Tuesday, April 12, in the Fellowship Hall of the Village Church, South Lancaster. A social starts at 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7 p.m. (Park in the fenced lot at the corner of Sawyer and Prescott and come in the back door.) $5 guest fee. For more information, visit www.mothertownquilters.com or send email to mothertownquilters@gmail.com

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