There will be a meeting of the ComiKids Graphic Novel Book Club on Friday, Dec. 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room of the Milton Public Library. This club is for students in grades 3-5 who enjoy reading and discussing graphic novels and sequential art. Students will have time to socialize and draw some sequential art as well. They are to bring a copy of their favorite graphic novel to discuss. Registration takes place at http://www.miltonlibrary.org
There will be a ‘Family Animal Tracking Adventure” taking place on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Canton Ave, Milton. This event, suitable for children ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult allows them to become a “Nature Detective and learn about “stories in the snow” and many other signs that wildlife leave behind as clues as they find shelter, food, water and adapt to their environment.
This program begins in the auditorium with a hands-on investigation of animal specimens and artifacts. Then there is a hike into the forest around Trailside to look for tracks and signs of local wildlife. Please wear sturdy winter boots and weather-appropriate, layered clothing. The cost is $8 each child and adult who are members of the Mass Audubon Society, and $10 per person who are not members
The Milton Public Library will be hosting a “Winter Carnival Party” on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 4 and up with a parent of caregiver. Children may make a craft, play games or dance. Please register at http://www.miltonlibrary.org
Start the New Year off on the right foot with a hike along the paths of the Blue Hills. First Day Hikes are taking place on Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 between noon-2 p.m. Hikers will meet at the Houghton’s Pond parking lot, 840 Hillside Street and may choose any of the trails, from beginner to the more advanced. Venture Crew members will be on hand to sell hot chocolate and snacks. This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Friends of the Blue Hills.
The Milton Junior Woman’s Club along with the Student Nursing Association of Laboure College is sponsoring an American Red Cross Milton Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college located at 303 Adams St., Milton MA.
To make your appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process.
And as a perk for donating, a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card will be given to each donor who gives blood at the Milton Junior Women’s Club Community Blood Drive.
The Winter Solstice will be celebrated at Governor Hutchinson’s Field on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6-8p.m. Revelers may gather around fires to make s’mores, tell stories, and watch a talented fire dancer perform to music. This event is for all ages.
Come and usher in 2019 with flair and fun at either Abby Park or Novara restaurants. Fixed price menus, music and dancing are all part of what is offered at these East Milton eateries. Their websites are listed under “Dining”on this website with the ability to make reservations quickly and easily. Milton is the place to be to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another.
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills of twill be assembling 75 bag lunches at the synagogue for Father Bill’s Place, a homeless shelter located in Quincy on
Thursday, December 20th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All members of the community are invited to volunteer, helping to provide a meal for those in need in our communities.
The Mitzvah Program of Cong. Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills, operating under the Jewish tenet
that “doing good deeds is an obligation,” provides service to the community by both congregants and
community members. It includes and welcomes other participants, including individuals, schools,
houses of worship and community organizations.
To volunteer for the “Lunch Bag Assembly” or for more information about the synagogue’s
“Third Thursday Community Service Mitzvah Program,” please call 617-698-3394, email
office@BethShalomBlueHills.org, or visit www.BethShalomBlueHills.org.
Tis the season for Holiday Crafts and Storytime at the Eustis Estate. Children ages 5-12 are invited to make a festive craft suitable for gift giving and then hear a story with a member of the Eustis Estate staff. These event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. For more information go to http://www.historicnewengland.org
The next Parent Speaker Series event is a showing of the acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere”. This showing will take place on Mon. Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton High School Auditorium. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.