Calendar…May 6, 2016

| May 9, 2016

NEW TO DO AT THE LIBRARY
The Bolton Public Library will offer the following activities during the month of May. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.boltonpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, May 7: Mothers’ Day Crafts MakerDay—Drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to make spa gifts like bath salts and potpourri.

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.: Buzz Lightyear will be visiting the library for a special storytime! This program is made possible by the UFUND “Start U Reading” series and is for all ages.

CHILDREN’S DAY EARLY CHILDHOOD FAIR
Nashoba Regional School District Integrated Preschools will hold the 18th annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emerson School, Route 117, 50 Mechanic St. in Bolton. Free Admission! The Fair will feature Chuck & Peter Allard family music entertainment, Baby Farm Animals, Scholastic Book Fair, Teddy Bear Clinic, Ambulance and Fire Departments, arts and crafts, an opportunity to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, and more. Healthy snack offerings will be available.

SOLAR TOUR IN BOLTON MAY 7
Solarize Bolton is sponsoring a self-guided tour of residential solar installations on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to visit any or all of the sites where the owners will explain their systems and answer your questions.

From East to West, the neighbors who have volunteered are Doug and Kim Storey, 89 Spectacle Hill Rd. (10kW barn roof mount); Tony Jagodnik (Solarize Bolton Solar Coach), 115 East End Rd.(8.3kW roof mount—with all the data an engineer could want); Betsy Taylor-Kennedy and Gordon Taylor, 313 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (4kW garage mount); Rick and Annelisa Brown, 378 Still River Rd. (10kW ground mount—self-designed); Dan and Faith Senie, 324 Still River Rd, (3.3 kW ground mount + roof mount).

Solarize Bolton, a volunteer group of neighbors, in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Department of Energy Resources, is bringing the lowest cost, highest quality solar PV systems to Bolton homes and businesses.

NRHS AFTER-PROM PARTY FUNDRAISER
The NRHS After-Prom fundraiser will offer a night of music and dancing to hits from the ’60s and ’70s by the Bare Hill Band on Saturday, May 7, from 7 to 10 p.m., Upstairs at the Harvard General Store. The band is donating its time to help raise funds for the After-Prom Party. Tickets are $20 each. For more info go to: www.Nashobaafterprom.weebly.com.

BOLTON FARMERS’ SOCIAL
The Bolton Agriculture Commission will host a get-together on Monday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Houghton Building for Bolton farmers and those interested in local farming to meet and chat. As the 2015 growing season gets under way, this is a great chance to get answers to your own questions and share your interests in local agriculture. Light refreshments provided by the Bolton Agriculture Commission. Call Jan Johnson for a reservation at 978-779-2724.

WORKSHOP FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS
The Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop on communication strategies for dementia caregivers Friday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon  at the Public Safety Building, 15 Wattaquadock Hill Road in Bolton. The workshop is free and open to the public.  “Effective Communication Strategies” will explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia, teaches strategies to decode verbal and behavioral messages, and will help caregivers connect and communicate through all stages of the disease. To register, or for more information, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/MANH.

CUB SCOUT REGISTRATION AND WATER BOTTLE ROCKET LAUNCH
Anyone interested in Cub Scouts is invited to come to the sheep field behind Florence Sawyer Elementary School on Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. for the annual water bottle rocket launches. There will be materials for kids to build their own water bottle rocket, as well as registration information for the fall scouting program. Any boy between the ages of 7 and 10 can participate in the Bolton Cub Scouts. For more information, contact the pack secretary at SecretaryPack37@gmail.com.

BOLTON REPAIR CAFÉ
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will host the next Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. n the cafeteria of the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton
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, where 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.

SHOP FOR FREE AT TRINITY
Trinity Church Congregational, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. in Bolton, will host an indoor yard sale Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers can find household goods, toys, books, movies, sporting goods, clothing, and more—all free! Complimentary refreshments will be available as well. For more information, visit www.trinitybolton.org or call 978-779-5517

SWIM LESSON SIGN-UP NOW OPEN
There are still openings in the Bolton Town Beach Red Cross swim lessons. To sign up for any of the classes, see Linda Day at Town Hall or call 978-779-2297. The schedule can be found online at townofbolton.com/Pages/BoltonMA_Recreation/index.

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN BOLTON
Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures 2016 is a region-wide celebration of the natural, cultural and historical “treasures” located within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Bolton, which is part of that area, will display as its Hidden Treasure the town clerk’s recording of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This historic document will be on display Tuesday, May 17, through Saturday, May 21, at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St., as Bolton celebrates the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The display can be viewed at the library Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Bolton Historical Society at 978-779-6392 or mary@boltonhistoricalsociety.org. Visit the Historical Society at Boltonhistoricalsociety.org and on Facebook.

MAY TUESDAY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
The Friends of Bolton Seniors will host the next Tuesday Connections get-together on Tuesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St. in Bolton. We’re celebrating Senior Appreciation Month! Join in a fun scavenger hunt as we discover new ways to reinvent ourselves through new work and passions, engaging in the community, and blazing a trail of positive impact. There will be prizes!  For more information, contact Mary at 978 779-5145.

Nashoba Youth Field Hockey
Registration is Open for the Fall Junior Development Program (Grade k-8) and the Middle School Program (6-8). All practices will be played at Derby Field, behind Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton. For more information, go to www.nashobayouthfieldhockey.com.

BOLTON GERANIUM SALE
The Bolton Historical Society will hold its annual Bolton geranium sale at Sawyer House, 676 Main St. in Bolton, on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until they are all sold out. This is a once-a-year opportunity to own this unique geranium that is a link to Bolton’s past. For more information, contact the Society at 978 779-6392 or mary@boltonhistoricalsociety.org. Visit us at Boltonhistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook.

CAR WASH TO SUPPORT DI STATE CHAMPS
The Massachusetts first-place Structure Team will hold a car wash on Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Nashoba Regional High School to help fund the hometown Destination Imagination team on their trip to the Destination Imagination Global Finals Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. Meet the team, find out what DI is all about, and have your car washed and vacuumed. There will even be a few Instant Challenges for you to try while your car is getting spic and span!

Friends of the Library to hold Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will hold their semiannual book sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 from 11-2.  Location is the Houghton Building, 697 Main St. There are over 10,000 books sorted and “not picked over.” Games, puzzles, LP’s, CDs and DVDs.

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

BOLTON YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Bolton Youth Baseball will hold its annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Monday, June 6, at 8:15 a.m., at Wedgewood Pines in Stow. The event will include exciting raffle prizes, such as TVs, tablets, golf gear, and gift certificates to local restaurants and stores, and will feature a 50/50 raffle, where you could take home half of the pot collected! A dinner will follow the tournament. The cost is $135 per golfer, $540 per foursome.
There is also a sponsorship opportunity for local businesses, at a cost of $100 to sponsor a hole. Your logo sign would be placed on the tee box of a golf hole for all the golfers to see as they tee off. Register at http://birdeasepro.com/boltonyouthbaseball. For more information, contact Mark Pavia by email at mpavia33@gmail.com or by cell at 774-285-1339.

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PILATES FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT PEDIATRIC CANCER
Body by Sabrina, a personal training business in Bolton, will offer a Pilates  event, “Reach up to Rise Up,” at the 1870 Berlin Town Hall at 12 Woodward Ave. in Berlin on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from this 90-minute event will benefit Reach.org, which helps families that are dealing with pediatric cancer. Registration for the event is $25, and can be done online at https://fundraise.familyreach.org/berlin/events/reach-up-to-rise-up-pilates-event-for-family-reach/e74531.

EYE WITNESS GAZA: KEEPING HOPE ALIVE
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard will host the presentation, “EyeWitness Gaza: Keeping Hope Alive Friday, May 20, in Fellowship Building at the end of the driveway next to the church. Doors open 7 p.m.; talk starts at 7:30 p.m.

The presenter, Nancy Murray, was the director of education for 25 years at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and recently returned from the Gaza Strip, which the United Nations has said will be “unlivable” within four years. Dr. Murray, who first visited Gaza in 1988 and co-founded the Gaza Mental Health Foundation in 2001, will describe the conditions she encountered this April and how people under siege are seeking to rebuild their lives. What responsibility do Americans share for what is happening to the people of Gaza? And what can we do to help keep people safe and keep hope alive? Admission is free; refreshments will be served.

HIDDEN TREASURES 2016
On Sunday, May15, the Friends of the Oxbow NWR will participate in the “region-wide celebration of the natural, cultural and historical ‘treasures’ located within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area” through activities, displays and information at the Refuge’s new pavilion on 80 Hospital Road in Devens. Hidden Treasures 2016 is organized by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. All the events are free of charge. For more information, contact Rona Balco from the Friends of the Oxbow at 978-779-5081.

PAVILION OPENING
All are invited to come celebrate the official opening and naming of the new Pavilion of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge at 80 Hospital Road in Devens on Friday, May 27. After some short presentations, starting at 11 a.m., visitors will have the chance to explore what this part of the Refuge has to offer, look at the new display boards, travel on some of the trails, go down to the canoe/kayak dock, meet new people and enjoy some refreshments.

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