Julius Quartet Concert: 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, Linden Street, Boylston. This all-ages family hosted by the Berlin Public Library.
Southcoast Troubadours return: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; 19 Carter. Neal McCarthy and Ken Richards are guitarists, singers and songwriters who play as solo artists, lead their own bands and perform as a duo. They are joined by Seth Asser on mandolin and harmonica. Tickets are $10 available online at 19Carter.org/tickets or at the door.
Library Programs: Berlin Public Library, 23 Carter St. For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 838-2812. Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28. STEM Beginnings, 1 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 19, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, for children 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Class size limited. Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28. First Friday Improv Workshops with Meredith Charles of Drama Out of the Box, 8-9 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 11 and Dec. 6; 19 Carter. Free.
First Parish Church Activities: 24 Central St., Route 62, Berlin. Visit www.fpcberlin.org for more information. 70th annual Friendship Fair, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Harmonie Transverse Flute Concert, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
Babysitting Basics/Safety Savvy: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3; 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward St. American Red Cross' Babysitting Basics class covers a wide range of information that can help new babysitters gain the skills and confidence needed to care for infants and children. The recommended age group is 11-15 years old. The course takes approximately four hours to complete. Cost is $68 and sign-up required. Register at the library or email email@example.com.
Veterans Day program: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7; First Parish Church, 24 Central St. Guest speaker John Mollica will present "The Greatest Generation and How It Relates to Today." Meal is $6 for non-veterans, free for veterans and includes Swedish meatballs, rice, carrots and autumn pumpkin pie. RSVP to (978) 227-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza Nights at First Parish Church: 24 Central St., Route 62. Second Friday, September to June, 5-7 p.m.; next one is Friday, Nov. 8. Cost for eat-in buffet is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 65), $5 for children 5 to 12. Take out boxes are $5. Whole, 14-inch baked or unbaked pizzas can be ordered by calling (978) 838-2964, between 3 and 6 p.m. or in person between 5 and 6:30 p.m.: $15 monthly special; $14 pepperoni or veggie; $13 cheese.
Wine and Beer Tasting: 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8; 1870 Berlin Town Hall. The Wine Cellar of Berlin is sponsoring the event. There will also be a raffle and light refreshments. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Tickets are available at the door and at Bridge Realty, 223 West St., during business hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the Berlin Family Food Pantry.
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: noon-1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9; Berlin Council on Aging, 12 Woodward Ave. An education program presented by the Alzheimer's Association. RSPV to Hollie Lucht at the Council on Aging, (978) 838-2750 or email@example.com.
Berlin Senior/Veteran Tax Work-Off Positions: There are several available: Conservation Commission, clerical; Highway/facilities, clerical, Wednesday mornings; Council on Aging, transportation dispatcher, 1-3 varied hours per week; 1870 Town Hall, event/building assistant, 1-3 varied hours per week. Contact Hollie Lucht at the Council on Aging, (978) 838-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Help a Senior Stay Warm: Donate blankets to the Berlin Council on Aging at the Berlin Town Offices, Room 118 (downstairs), 23 Linden St. Donations accepted all year.
Gifts for Seniors: The Berlin Council on Aging is seeing donations to make sure seniors are not forgotten at the holidays. All items should be new with tags. Suggestions include: Holiday cards, non-skid socks, flashlights, sugar free candy, adult coloring books, soft granola bars, cookies or crackers, large-print crosswords or word search books, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, coin purse, stuffed animal, toothbrush, toothpaste, throw blanket, mittens, hats, combs, brushes and shower caps. All donations can be dropped off to room 118 (downstairs) in the town offices, 23 Linden St., no later than Dec. 3. For information, contact Hollie Lucht, director, at email@example.com or (978) 838-2750.
Cardio Fusion: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays; 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. This high-energy class blends plyometric cardio circuits, free weights and core-sculpting moves. Bring a mat, a pair of 5 pound dumbbells and water. For information, contact Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mat Pilates: 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. For information, call Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or email email@example.com. This class requires a thick yoga or Pilates mat, water and a yoga strap if you have one. Work the body through a series of core exercises executed both standing and on the mat. No experience necessary.
Structural Yoga: Tuesdays, 10-11:15 a.m.; 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Free, donations requested. Stretch the front body and strengthen the back. For information, contact Pat Lebau at (508) 393-5581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barre Body Shaping: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fridays, 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. This body-shaping class is designed to strengthen the entire body with compound movements using free weights, bands, balls and Pilates. Circuits using chairs as a personal “ballet barre” make the workout fun while improving balance. Bring a mat and water. For information, contact Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or email@example.com.
Many Hands Thrift Shoppe: First Parish Church of Berlin, 24 Central St., Route 62. Cash only. Donation drop-off and hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month.
Special Education Services Child Find: is an effort to identify and provide services to Berlin and Boylston children with special education needs. Direct written inquires to Karen Molnar, director of Pupil Personnel Services, Berlin and Boylston Public Schools, 215 Main St., Boylston, MA 01505, or call (508) 869-2837, ext. 1106. The Berlin and Boylston Public School Systems invite parents of public and private school-age children, ages 3-21, to contact the schools' special education office for information regarding the special education screening referral process, eligibility criteria for special education and special education services.
Bolton Access TV: Oct. 7-Nov. 2: Watch the Nashoba Girl's field hockey vs. Algonquin at 8 p.m. Tune in at 10 p.m. for the West Cemetery Tour, where residents of Bolton and surrounding towns will learn about the history of the area. Watch programs on Video On Demand at BoltonAccess.TV. Click on the “Watch” tab.
Bolton Council on Aging Activities: To register or for information, call or email Heather at (978) 779-3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Leave Your Legacy, an opportunity to document your life story, with the interview uploaded and given to you for a family heirloom. Girl Scout Colleen Henderson will conduct the interviews as part of her Gold Award projects. Available dates are Oct. 24, 25 and 30. Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 779-3314 to schedule an appointment. Halloween Sing Along, 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31; preschoolers from Children's Horizons Preschool will serenade attendees with Halloween songs. They will come in costumes. Comedy Show Fundraiser, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, hosted by the Bolton Senior Center to support the Senior Fuel Assistance Fund, at Turner Hall, 60 Branch St., Clinton. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 night of the show.
Mom to Mom: 9:15-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17; Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road. Brian Henderson, a family therapist and mental health counselor, will discuss understanding depression in children and adults. Questions and discussion follow the talk. There will be coffee and refreshments. The program, as well as childcare, are free. For information, call (978) 779-5517 or visit www.TrinityBolton.org.
Library Programs: Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. For information or to register, visit www.boltonpubliclibrary.org/calendar or call (978) 779-2839. Painted Pumpkins MakerDay, Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; all ages, drop in. Family Movie, "Hocus Pocus," Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2-3;30 p.m., Nashoba district's early release day. Teen Drop-in DIY, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30-5 p.m. for students in grades 6 and over, to make Halloween perler bead designs and spooky spell books.
Music for Halloween: Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; First Parish of Bolton, 673 Main St. Organist Alexander Lane will present the third annual concert of music for the season, including Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" and the theme from "The Addams Family." Costumes are encouraged.
Nashoba Symphonic Band Concerts: Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium, 12 Green Road. Under the direction of David W. Bailey. Free. Public is welcome. "Look to the Autumn Sky,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Music by Walter Piston, Gustav Holst, John Williams and John Philip Sousa. Holiday Pops Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5; Solomon Pond Mall. Enjoy selections from "The Nutcracker," "Rocket Sleigh, "Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral" and a variety of seasonal favorites. “The Heart of America,” Thursday, Feb. 9, with music by American composers. Italian Classics, Sunday, May 3. Spanish Flair Concert, Thursday, June 11. The final concert will feature castanets, student soloists and highlights from "Man of la Mancha.” For information, visit www.nashobamusic.com.
The Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3; Houghton Building, 697 Main St. Over 10,000 gently used items. Proceeds supplement the library's programming, events, summer reading programs and other offerings.
'A Midsummer's Night Dream': the fall production of Nashoba Drama, will be held Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Nashoba auditorium, 12 Green Road. Tickets are $14, $10 for students and seniors. To order tickets in advance, visit www.nashobadrama.com.
Holiday Village Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23; First Parish of Bolton. Breakfast, lunch, or a snack at the Village Café features homemade coffee cakes, soups, sandwiches, chili, and apple crisp. Sample other First Parish creations at the Candy Shop Kitchen Nook and The Cookie Jar. In the Bake Shop, purchase apple and pumpkin pies, apple dumplings, and an assortment of other homemade treats. The popular “themed” basket raffle returns again this year. Visit the craft area and Nana’s Attic. For information, contact Holly Ventura at (508) 308-6324 or email email@example.com.
Ongoing Library Programs: Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. For information or to register, visit www.boltonpubliclibrary.org/calendar or call (978) 779-2839. Rhythm Reads music and movement program for ages 2 and older every Tuesday; session 1 is 10:30-11 a.m., session 2 is 11:15-11:45 a.m. This is a drop-in program, but space is limited. Collect an entry ticket from the front desk before the start of the program. Storytime and Craft, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays. Themed stories and crafts. Age 2 and older. Babies, Books and Buddies, Session 1: 10:30-11 a.m. Session 2: 11:15-11:45 a.m. first and third Friday of every month. Come enjoy stories, action rhymes, songs and social play. Infant to age 2. LEGO Club, third Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Structures will be displayed in the Children's Department all month. For ages 5-12 (caregivers must remain in library).
Disposal of Bulk Waste: Bolton Transfer Station and Recycling Center, 95 Forbush Mill Road. The transfer station regulations set two fees for disposal of bulk waste: $30 for a full trunk load, $100 for a full pickup truck load. For information, visit https://www.townofbolton.com/transfer-station-recycling-center or call (978)779-6402.
Health and Wellness Classes: Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St. For information or questions, call (978) 779-3314. Gentle Yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Mats are provided if you don’t have one. This class can also be adapted to all skill levels. Bamboo Fusion, with Kristin Higgins, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bolton Public Library. This intergenerational class, is open to all adults. Under 60 is $30 for the whole session, $7 drop in, 60-plus is $20, drop in $5. Bamboo Fusion incorporates strength and balance, tai chi and yoga.
Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3; Houghton Building, 697 Main St. There are over 10,000 books, games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. The book sale is the Friends' largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale support programs, events, online magazines, museum passes and the online newsletter, Wowbrary.
Cabin Fever Winter Festival: noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, on the Bolton Town Common. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is running the event and all net proceeds will benefit the towns of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow. There will be a chili challenge from local residents, a pull-a-person sled race, a sled parade, touch a fire truck, decorate a snowperson, scavanger hunt, winter corn hole contest and other activities. For information on events or tickets, contact Nanci Bishop, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, at (978) 479-1603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Needed: for the senior fuel assistance program. Seniors 60 and older who meet financial criteria can be approved to receive 100 free gallons of heating oil. The town needs donations to keep this program operating. Send donations to Ninotchka Rogers, accountant, Town Hall, 663 Main St., Bolton, MA 01740. Checks should be payable to The Town of Bolton. For information, contact Heather Goodsell, outreach coordinator at the Bolton Council On Aging, at (978) 779-3314 or email@example.com.
Registration: is open for free weekly parent-child playgroups for residents, 9-10:30 a.m.; Emerson Wing of Florence Sawyer School, 50 Mechanic St. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link to register online. Offered by the Nashoba Community Partnership for Children.
Preschool Screenings: The Nashoba Regional School district is scheduling developmental screenings for all children 3 and 4 years old. This screening is a brief assessment of developmental milestones. Call Judy Lipka at (978) 779-2821, ext. 5334, to schedule an appointment at the Emerson Site, 50 Mechanic St.
The Nashoba Regional School District: needs help to identify all children in the community, ages 3 to 21, who may require special education or 504 services. If you are aware of a child who has or may have an educational disability and who may not be known to the district, call the Special Education Department at (978) 779-0539, ext. 3013.