UPCOMING SEPAC MEETINGS
The Nashoba Regional School District’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), along with the district’s Special Education Dept., are sponsoring a workshop on “The Roadmap to CBHI and Applying for MassHealth and Accessing Services” on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. will be led by Bonnie Thompson, Family Leader at Mass Family Voices, who will speak on a topic that many parents have questions about with the newly enacted legislation (MA Autism Bill of 2014). Topics such as accessing autism related services through ARICA will also be covered.
The meetings will be held at Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd. in Bolton, in Room 216. For more information email Isabel Wells at [email protected].
FOBPL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Bolton’s new library is five years old! The Friends of the Bolton Public Library invites all to a town-wide celebration on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FoBPL will honor two special anniversaries: the fifth anniversary of the new library and 20 years since the FoBPL was founded to support the library. To celebrate, entertaining activities are planned for everyone. Get ready to be baffled by the magical brilliance of Fran Flynn, magician extraordinaire, at 11a.m.; enjoy a reading from local children’s author April Jones Prince at 12:30 p.m.; test your wits on our library-wide scavenger hunt; learn about Bolton’s past from local historian Roger Breeze; and explore the new items purchased by the Friends for all library patrons to enjoy. Refreshments will be served.
FRIENDS OF THE BOLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKSALE
The Friends of the Bolton Public Library book sale will be held at the Houghton Building, 697 Main St. in Bolton, on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special preview for FOBPL members only will be held on Friday, May 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All materials are new this year, since FOBPL recently reorganized all the donations. Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. may be deposited in the collection box outside the Houghton Building or at the Bolton Public Library.
Book sale proceeds help the Friends fund library programs for all ages, museum passes and weekly emails.
17th Annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair
The Nashoba District Community Partnership for Children will host the 17th annual Children’s Day Early Childhood Fair for families of young children on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emerson School, 50 Mechanic St. in Bolton. The fair will feature Chuck & Mudd family music entertainment, baby farm animals, Scholastic Book Fair, teddy bear clinic, ambulance and fire departments, a family barbecue, and much more. Admission is free.
BUZZTONES RHYTHM REVIEW AT NRHS
The Nashoba Regional High School Music Program, in association with the Nashoba Friends of Music, will present The Buzztones Rhythm Review—with some surprise special guests—on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the NRHS auditorium on 12 Green Rd. in Bolton. All proceeds from the event will support the purchase of new marching percussion equipment as well as new marching band uniforms.
The Buzztones’ repertoire comprises familiar obscurities and tasty R&B nuggets, broadly summarized as a “roots, rock, and soul stew with a side order of blues and funk.” Music performed will span the decades from the 1950s through the 1970s. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students (student ID required). Learn more about the Nashoba Friends of Music https://nashobamusic.wordpress.com. For more information, email [email protected].
Nashoba Youth Football and Cheer
Nashoba Youth Football and Cheer announces that registration is now open for Spring Flag Football (coed) and Fall Tackle Football and Cheerleading. Spring flag football is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Instructional practice and games will start May 3 and run for six weeks. Fall football and cheer is a recreational program open to children who will be in grades one through eight (second grade for football) in September, from the surrounding towns of Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster and Stow, regardless of size or ability. To register now to see all the fun to be had with Nashoba Youth sports, visit website www.nashobayfc.com.
‘THOREAU’S COUNTRY’ AT THE LIBRARY
The Bolton Public Library will host a slide lecture of selected Concord images by photographer, Thoreauvian, and environmental activist Herbert Wendell Gleason (1855-1937) on Tuesday, May 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is jointly sponsored by the Bolton Public Library, Concord Public Library, and Bolton Historical Society.
This is the Thoreau Centenary slide lecture delivered by Gleason in 1917 in Concord’s Town Hall, following personal recollections by Edward Waldo Emerson. Selected, introduced, and presented by Leslie Perrin Wilson, curator of the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, and an author on local historical and literary topics. The Concord Free Public Library holds not only the photographer’s slides but also the accompanying notes for his program. The digital slides were made from Gleason’s beautifully hand-colored original glass lantern slides.
This presentation is part of Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s “In Thoreau’s Footsteps” series. Visit freedomsway.org to learn about upcoming Thoreau programs.
NRHS TOURS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN
Nashoba Regional High School will hold a guided tour for incoming freshmen and their parents on Tuesday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. Guests should assemble just inside the front entrance of the high school; each tour will head out into the building promptly at 3:30. This will be an opportunity to see the high school, receive general information about the school and the eight-to-ninth-grade transition, and to ask questions. Repeat visitors are welcome to attend. There is no need to RSVP, simply show up by 3:30 p.m. on one of the two days.”
Join Town Moderator Richard Fly and the candidates for the town’s contested race at the Bolton Public Library on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s contested race is between Nancy Federspiel (incumbent) and Neal Darcy, who are vying for a position on the School Committee. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bolton Public Library.
Consigners Wanted for First Parish Annual Clothing Sale
The First Parish of Bolton invites all Bolton residents to participate in the church’s annual clothing sale on Friday, May 8 from 10am-6pm, and Saturday, May 9, from 9am-3pm. We accepted gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as shoes and accessories. Household goods such as small appliances, china, and decorative items also sell well.
Support the Play for Will Fundraiser
The 3rd Annual Play for Will basketball game is between the Central MA Spartans Special Olympics program out of Bolton, and staff from Nashoba Regional High School. This year’s game is on Friday, May 15, at NRHS, 12 Green Rd., Bolton. The game raises money for the Tecumseh Foundation and the Jimmy Fund, while our athletes experience the once-a-year opportunity to showcase their skills for a large crowd.
This year we’re adding a dinner and silent auction at The International on Friday, May 8, at 6pm, with a buffet, cash bar, and dancing. Along with the silent auction items there will be a raffle for a 6-night stay at a 3-bedroom house in Costa Rica.Tickets for the dinner and silent auction are $60 per person. For more information on purchasing tickets for the event or for the separate raffle, please contact Brendan Aylward at [email protected] or 978-855-9141.
FREE INDOOR YARD SALE
Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. in Bolton (just off of Rt.117), will sponsor a free, indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items are free, and will include household goods, toys, books, movies, sporting goods, clothing, and more. Complementary refreshments provided. For more information, visit www.trinitybolton.org.
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FOOD CO-OP INFORMATION SESSION
Residents of Harvard and surrounding towns are invited to join the Assabet Village Food Co-op organizers at the Harvard General Store (1 Still River Road, Harvard) on Sunday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Co-op wants to know what is important to you, and invites attendees to share questions and ideas about what will be the area’s only store-front food co-op.
STOW GARDEN CLUB’s ANNUAL PLANT SALE
The Stow Garden Club will be on the Lower Common (in front of the shopping center) for the annual plant sale on Saturday, May 9, from 8am-12noon. You will be able to purchase many varieties of established plants, both for shade and/or sun, young trees, and ground covers. These are not “box store” plants. They are local plants that thrive in Stow, and some heirlooms and unusual plants that may not be available commercially. They are safe for pollinators – no bee-killing neonicotinoids. The inventory is totally managed and donated by Garden Club members and has been known to sell out before closing. Come early and reap the items that will make your garden look wonderful. For questions, contact MariePatrice Masse at 978-579-0897.