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Calendar… Jan. 16 2015

This week, the Bolton Town Common Project Team will convene a charrette for the design of the Town Common, and will subsequently be seeking public comment on the results of this intense, collaborative planning process that will include representatives from a wide range of stakeholder groups. The charrette will involve two workshops, between which members of the public will be asked to comment on alternative designs. Based on public comment and additional analysis, the preferred alternative will be selected, and a final design and cost estimate will be produced.

Members of the public are invited to view the various proposals in the Program Room at the Bolton Public Library during January and February. The product of the first workshop will be available for viewing Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Jan. 22 and 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. The results of the second workshop will be available on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Feb. 24 and 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. For more information visit

The 13th Just ’Cause Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk is scheduled for May 29 to 31. An informational/orientation meeting about the event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at the Bolton Public Library Program Room.

All monies raised by this walk support the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard and the Mass General Hospital Breast Cancer Research Fund. Funds are raised through the walkers’ registration fee and in-kind donations from local residents and businesses.

Leaders at the January meeting will address fundraising and training activities, and walkers from previous years will be available to share their tips. For more information, visit

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will hold the next Bolton Repair Cafe on Saturday, January 24, from 9am to 1pm. The event will be held in Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church, 673 Main St. Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, and clothing. 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 Cafe to save time. For more information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or [email protected], or visit www.nashobarotaryorg.


Nashoba Unified Sports, the local program pairing special athletes with typical age-mates invites student volunteers and special athletes to participate for the 2015 winter season. The program begins Jan. 11 and meets Sunday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. through March (excluding February vacation and the Martin Luther King weekend) at the Hale Middle School in Stow. Weekly attendance is not required. For registration forms or more information contact Joan Finger by email at [email protected] or by phone at 978-337-5132.

Historical fiction novelist Laura Anderson, author of “The Boleyn King,” “The Boleyn Deceit” and “Boleyn Reckoning,” will be at the library Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. to speak about her inspirations and research when writing her historical novels.

Local author Joe Bebo will be at the library Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. to speak about the historical and genealogical research he did while writing his book, “Family Legends-The Charbonneau Letters.”

Auditions for the River’s Edge Players production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,  by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey, will be held at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St., on Tuesday and Thursday, January 20 and 22,  from 6:30 – 9:30pm. All auditionees must be over the age of 18. Character descriptions can be found at Auditions will consist of cold readings.

Performances are Friday – Sunday, April 10 – 12. Please call 978-562-1646 or email [email protected] for more information.

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