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Calendar…Oct. 14, 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 [email protected] or by phone at 508-735-5941.

The Bolton Public Library will offer the following activities during the month of October. For more information, visit the library’s website at
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Spell Books MakerDay (drop in). Bring your own hardback composition notebook and make spell books with us in the Program Room. All ages are invited, but this craft involves paint and hot glue.      Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Lego Club (drop in), for children ages 5 to 12.  Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.: High School Book Club; participants can pick up a copy of “A Monster Calls,” by Patrick Ness, at the front desk.   Friday, Oct. 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m.: NRSD Early Release Day Movie—Hocus Pocus (rated PG)

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.

The seventh annual Bolton Town-Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bolton yards, driveways, and garages, as well as at two group locations, Slater’s, 356 Main St., and the Bolton Town Common, Main Street at Wattaquadock Hill Road. More than 40 sellers are expected. For a map of sale locations and a list of items for sale, go online to the day before, or pick up a free map at Slater’s, Bolton Town Common, or Bolton Orchards. Pouring rain date is Sunday, Oct. 16.

Golfers are invited to join Jimmy Fund Golf for the inaugural Sunrise to Sunset tournament on Monday, Oct. 17, at the International Golf Club in Bolton. The all-day golf fundraiser will offer individuals, twosomes or foursomes the opportunity to play on the International’s two premier, exclusive courses: The Oaks and The Pines. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow shortly after 8 a.m.
The top 10 fundraisers and top 3 performing golfers will receive prizes. All proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  For more information, visit

At the Oct. 18 Tuesday Connections luncheon, hosted by Friends of Bolton Seniors, Larry Parker, AKA Mr. Magic, will present a visual, colorful, and amusing magic program. The program, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St. in Bolton, will include the show, followed by a lunch of baked ziti, salad, apple crisp and ice cream. Guests are invited to celebrate Halloween early and come in costume! For more information, call Mary at 978 779-5145.

The Nashoba Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will host the presentation, “Making Sense of Your Child’s Neuropsychological Evaluation,” Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton.

Nashoba SEPAC welcomes Dr. Joseph Moldover, Clinical Psychologist & Board Certified Neuropsychologist to lead the program, which will focus on issues and strategies for bridging the clinical and educational worlds and on strategies for getting the most out neuropsychological evaluations, which are often difficult to understand and fail to mesh well with the educational system.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

State Representative Kate Hogan will host “Senior Cider with Kate” at the Bolton Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 4 p.m. Seniors are invited to come by, say hello, and enjoy a cup of apple cider and fall treats. Kate and staff will be around to discuss issues of the day. Mark your calendars and be sure to invite your neighbors and friends.

For additional information, or to RSVP, call 617-722-2130.

The Nashoba Regional High School Guidance Office will host a Mass. state college fair and seminars on college admissions and financing on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nashoba Regional High School auditorium and gymnasium

State Representative Kate Hogan will host office hours in Bolton on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. in Bolton. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.
No appointment necessary; meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone unable to attend is invited to call the State House at 617-722-2130 to schedule an appointment with Kate. For more information, call Kate at 617-722-2130 or send email to [email protected]. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at

The Nashoba Community Partnership for Children will present “Discipline Matters” as the topic for October’s installment of its Monthly Parenting Series. The program will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Florence Sawyer School Library, 100 Mechanic St. in Bolton.

“Discipline Matters” will examine behaviors that challenge parents, as a function of the interaction between a child’s nature and the demands of an environment. This session discusses a behavior management technique approach that empowers others through our own influence. For more information, send email to [email protected] or call 978-779-2821, ext. 2041.

The Florence Sawyer School Drama Society will present its fall production, “Ax of Murder,” on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., in the school’s auditorium. Set in a theater, the mystery promises twists, turns and action on and off the stage. The players will also perform a short comedic skit, “The Future is in Your Tiny Hands.” Admission is free, with donations gladly accepted.

Bolton Loco, with the support of the Bolton Parks and Recreation Commission, will host a Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The event will start with a Spooky Story Time, hosted by the Bolton Public Library, from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. The parade will start promptly at 3 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library and will march kids down Main Street and Mechanic Street. The parade will end at the Florence Sawyer School, where members from Bolton’s local businesses and community groups will line up along Trick-or-Treat Lane with buckets of candy and trinkets so kids can collect all their goodies along the way! Trick-or-Treat Lane will lead revelers to the Emerson School gym, where parents and kids will be treated to a Halloween party before the prizes for several best-costume categories are announced. Visit the Bolton Loco Facebook page for updates and news on the event.

The Nashoba Symphonic Band, under the direction of David Baily, will perform its premiere concert on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium. The 80-piece band will play Halloween-themed favorites, featuring Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” and “The Carnival of the Animals,” as well as “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance and highlights from “The Wizard of Oz.” No admission is charged (good-will donations are gratefully accepted). The concerts are family-friendly, and the afternoon performance time should allow you to get home well before the witching hour! For more information, visit and click on the Nashoba Symphonic Band tab.