NEW TO DO AT THE BOLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday, July 15, 3:30 to 4 p.m.: Outdoor Squirt Gun Play for ages 3 to 8. (The library will provide squirt guns; please don’t bring your own)
Wednesday, July 20, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Lego Club for ages 5 to 12
Wednesday, July 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Teen Zentangle Class, grades 6 and higher. (Registration required.)
Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. to noon: Cupcake Wars for grades 5 to 8; no decorating experience necessary. Register your team of two.
MEET THE INSTALLER / SOLAR 101 PRESENTATION
SolarizeMass Bolton and the selected installer, SolarFlair, are sponsoring a “Solar 101” session at the Bolton Public Library on Saturday, July 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Childcare will be provided for this session.
SolarFlair will answer questions about how photovoltaic (PV) solar works to power your home or small business, the siting and installation process, installer provisions, and tiered pricing, and there will be an open Q & A period. For more information or to sign up for a free, no-obligation site evaluation, visit solarizebolton.org or SolarFlair.com/Solarize.
NASHOBA SUMMER THEATER PRESENTS ‘HAIRSPRAY JR.’
Nashoba Summer Theater 2016 presents “Hairspray Jr.” on Wednesday, July 27 & Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The musical, featuring students from Bolton and surrounding towns, will be performed in the auditorium at Mary Rowlandson Elementary School located at 103 Hollywood Drive in Lancaster. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Deep Sea Discovery Vacation Bible School (VBS) is being offered Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. in Bolton. This free program runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is for children age 4 through those entering eighth grade. There will be deep sea-themed activities, music, craft time, recreation, and snack time. Children will hear Bible stories about Jesus, who he is and why they need him. For more information or to register, call the church office at 978-779-5517 or visit www.trinitybolton.org.
FOBS SENIOR COOKOUT
The Friends of Bolton Seniors’ 16th annual Senior Cookout will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. at Davis Hall, 673 Main St. in Bolton. Guest can enjoy mouth-watering hamburgers, hotdogs and kielbasa grilled by Lions Club members; homemade salads provided by town residents; and ice cream and cookies for dessert. There will also be musical entertainment and Bingo. For MART van transportation to Davis Hall, call Sheila at 978-779-3313.
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FREE EVENT FOR LGBTQ FAMILIES
Framingham-based non-profit organization OUT MetroWest is teaming up with The Rainbow Initiative to offer a free event for LGBTQ families. The event will take place at NARA Park (25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton) on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Prior registration is not required.
The NARA Park event will be based out of the Bathhouse Pavilion. Families can enjoy many of the park’s amenities, and snacks will be provided. OUT MetroWest’s series of events for LGBTQ families is made possible by a grant from the Avidia Charitable Foundation.
CONCORD BAND CONCERTS AT FRUITLANDS MUSEUM
The Concord Band will continue its 31st season at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard on Thursdays through July. Remaining concerts are Broadway’s Best on July 21 and a retrospective concert on July 28. The parking fee at Fruitlands ($15/car, $10 for Fruitlands members) supports both The Concord Band and Fruitlands Museum. The Concord Band also plays its traditional July 4 concert in Concord as part of Concord’s Picnic in the Park at 3:00. The Concord Band at Fruitlands is supported by the Harvard and Bolton Local Cultural Councils. Concert information is available on the Concord Band’s Facebook page, web site at www.concordband.org , and concert phone 978-897-9969.
FREE SUMMER CONCERT IN MAYNARD
The Maynard Library is pleased to announce plans for the annual summer concert in Memorial Park. The concert will take place on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 pm and features American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus, appearing with Brian Stratton.
Siobhan Magnus is one of New England’s premier female vocalists. Many may know her as a 2011 finalist on American Idol where she interpreted the songs “Think” by Aretha Franklin and “Paint It, Black” by the Rolling Stones. After American Idol, Magnus performed with the American supergroup Boston as a vocalist on a tour that lasted through 2014. Siobhan was also the lead vocalist in the supergroup Doubtful Guest—a combination of multi-platinum artists including former members of Alice in Chains, Fuel, Everclear and Godsmack.
Brian Stratton is a New England based performer and record producer. He has produced and/or performed with such legendary bands as Chicago, Hootie and the Blowfish, Bonnie Raitt, and Paula Cole. Sratton’s productions have received critical acclaim throughout the musical community. He is also a popular radio talk show host in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The concert is free and open to all. People are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the park (located at the corner of Nason and Summer Streets.) In the case of rain, the show will be moved to Maynard High School on Tiger Drive and tickets will be required for admission. The free tickets will be available at the Maynard Library Children’s Desk.
This concert is made possible through generous donations by Middlesex Savings Bank, Bose Corporation, the Maynard Cultural Council and the Friends of the Maynard Library. For more information, see www.maynardpubliclibrary.org or call 978-897-1010.
THE BOLTON FAIR King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
The King Arthur Flour Co. is sponsoring a baking contest at the Bolton Fair exhibit tent. King Arthur has been an enthusiastic sponsor of regional and state fairs for years. The BF is excited to have this sponsorship with includes very generous prizes.
The recipes can be found on the Bolton Fair website in the exhibitor/ exhibit tent pdf pages along with the rules. The website is Boltonfair.org accessible from your desktop or iPad.
The recipe for adults is a Almond Galette made with a flaky turnover dough.
The recipe for the juniors (age 9-19) is a Black and White Biscotti.
All contributors must use King Arthur flour and bring your opened bag or the UPC label. Check in for exhibits is Thursday August 11 from 3-9pm at the Lancaster fairgrounds.For more info email Brenda Hoseason at [email protected] or call 978-779-6518.