Milton native and recent transplant to the LA music scene Jenna Lotti, along with her husband and writing partner Chris Facey will be performing with modern folk indie group Kuinka at the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday, June 23. Jenna and her husband have a new EP dropping soon, singles “Dangerous” and “Warning Signs” are part of the set list for this event. Tickets can be purchased either at the door for $15 or in advance at http://www.musichallbrighton.com
Readers’ Theatre is a a type of drama performed by “readers” who read from a script and do not have to memorize lines. Performed with minimal costumes, sets and props, readers’ theatre can be not only a great introduction to theatre for kids, but it’s also a great way to practice one’s oral reading skills, build confidence, and have fun with friends at the same time!
This summer, Miss Sara is leading a Readers’ Theatre Club for students entering grades 2-4. Each week participants will play theatre games, tackle different scripts based on well-known children’s books, and make crafts to supplement the stories we’re telling together. The Club will meet five times over the course of the summer, and each meeting will culminate with a performance for family and friends. While this is a drop-off program, parents/caregivers are asked to return 15 minutes before the end of each class (at 3:45) so they can see the show!
Students must be fluent readers who have completed first grade. Registration is required , please contact the Childrens’ Librarian, Miss Sara to sign up your child.
There will be a guided walk along the Lower Neponset River Greenway that focuses on the geology of the area on Saturday, June 30 from 10am-Noon. Les Tyrala, registered geologist will be the tour guide. Examine sedimentary bedrock evidence of ancient mountains, shallow seas and lava flows plus the more recent glacial features. Co-sponsored by DCR and Neponset River Watershed Association. Space is limited. For ages 12 and up. This event is free, please be sure to wear sturdy footgear on all hikes.
The Milton Fruit Center Marketplace, a purveyor of craft beer and wines will be hosting a tasting with Greta Schindler of Briggs Boston of their Cranberry Hard Seltzer on Friday, June 22 from 4-6pm. Neil Denninger of Ruby Wines will be there to provide tastings of his wine portfolio on Friday, June 29 from 4-6pm.
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Milton Parks and Recreation will be offering a Summer Adult Golf Clinic from June 27-July 25 at Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton. There will be four lessons for one hour and a half each for ages 18 and over. The last clinic will be held on the golf course, Lesson Times: 10:00am – 11:30am or 6:15pm – 7:45pm. The total cost for the four lessons is $150. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clubs, however they can be rented at the club. Ponkapoag Golf Club will provide all golf balls. In the event of cancellations due to weather, please contact Mickey Folan @ 617-501-2265 If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Milton Parks and Recreation office at 617- 898-4940. Milton Parks and Recreation is only accepting online registrations at http://www.townofmilton.org
The Eclectic Book Club will be meeting at the Milton Public Library on Wednesday, June 27 from 7-8pm. This group is led by Library Director Will Adamczyk to explore the title: American War by Omar El Akkad (This is an audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle — a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sara Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only 6 years old when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war — part of the Miraculous Generation — now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past, his family’s role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others. You may reserve a copy of the book either by going to our website which is www.miltonlibrary.org or by calling the Reference Department at (617) 698-5757, x. 3 for staff help to place a reserve. ! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.
She will give a reading about an orphaned Mallard Duck who learns to be strong against insurmountable odds, and the little girl who witnesses his experience. This setting of this true story is the Merrimack River in Massachusetts. This program is best suited for school-aged children (ages 5-8).
Space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and will open two weeks in advance of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
The fourth annual Debra Davis Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, July 27 at George Wright Golf Course, 420 West Street, Hyde Park. Onsite registration takes place at 7am with a shotgun start at 8am. A luncheon will follow at the clubhouse. The cost per player includes a light breakfast and a gift bag as well as the luncheon. There will be raffle prizes, a silent auction and a DJ for entertainment. For information or to register please contact Steven Davis at 617-275-3038 or visit http://www.debradavisfoundation.com
In conjunction with “We Are Milton,” the Forbes House Museum is planning an outdoor historical Treasure Hunt on Saturday, June 24 from 2-4pm. There are prizes for those who finish the hunt. The Lincoln Cabin will also be open for visitors. The museum will also be having guided tours between 11am-2pm, so call ahead at 617-696-1815 to make reservations as space is limited.