March Stone Soup and Speaker event: Sharing Anecdotes from Family History

The March Stone Soup and Speaker event will take place on March 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m . in the Isaac Davenport Mansion of the Wakefield Estate. The discussion will feature Mark Smith on the eleven generations of one interrelated family that lived at the Wakefield Estate for nearly three hundred years. Smith will share some anecdotes and records unearthed among the families’ records now housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Donations are welcome; please rsvp by calling 617-333-0924 x22 as space is limited. The program starts at 6:00 p.m. when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup before settling in to enjoy the speaker’s remarks.

Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) has announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This is open for submissions from all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District and entries must be received by April 30. A panel of local art experts will review submitted artwork, select the top 10 entries, and then vote on the winning submission. The winner will have his or her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Entries should be sent to Lynch’s Boston, Quincy or Brockton office and addressed to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng. For more information about the competition, call 617-428-2000 or visit https:lynch.house.gov/serving-you/art/competition.

Summer Archaeology Institute at the Wakefield Estate

The Wakefield Estate’s Summer Archaeology Institute is designed for high school students interested in an unusual outdoor summer experience, or enjoy learning about history or archaeology. Participants conduct an archaeological excavation on site under the direction of graduate students from UMass/Boston. The institute is a two-week course that includes a field trip to visit other active archaeological sites in the Boston area. Participants are welcome to attend back to back sessions.

There are two sessions offered for the summer of 2019:

  • Session I:  July 8 -July 19; M-F 9am-3pm
  • Session II: July 22-August 2; M-F, 9am-3pm

For more information, call 617-333-0924 or email Erica Max at wakefieldtrust@dogwoodlanefarm.org

20th Annual Easter Egg Festival to take place at Cunningham Hall

The Milton Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the 20th Annual Easter Egg Festival, rain or shine on Saturday, April 13 at Cunningham Hall. Activities such as photos with the Easter Bunny and face painting will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The egg hunt will not take place if field conditions are unsatisfactory. The cost of admission for photo with the Easter Bunny is $5 per child, $10 per family.

New England’s Sparkling Past: A Jewelry History Workshop

Curator Laura Johnson will be giving a tour through Historic New England’s jewelry collection on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton. Spanning nearly 400 years, this illustrated talk and hands-on workshop highlights major styles and materials from costume jewelry to horsehair,  Victorian to mid-century Modern, with images of jewelry along with portraits, photographs, and textiles. Participants will be able to handle pieces of historic jewelry. There will be wine and cheese served after the talk. Advance tickets are required, please call 617-994-6600 for more information or purchase on line at http://www.myhistoricnewengland.org


Milton Public Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Milton Public Library invites the public to join the celebration marking ten years since the renovated and enhanced building reopened in 2009.
“We are excited to show off our beautiful Library”, commented Milton Public Library Director William Adamczyk .
The 10th Anniversary Celebration is free and open to all on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, and includes music, mini golf, behind the scenes tours, crafts, cake, and more.  Additional details with specific events and times, are available on the Library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org

Karen K and the Jitterbugs Concert

Come celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Sunshine School with a concert by Karen K & the Jitterbugs on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $30 per family and will be sold at the door. The Sunshine School is a preschool for students ages 2.9 to 5 serving the South Shore area. It is located at 610 Adams Street, Milton.

Gentle Flow Yoga with Fran Karoff and Martha Susi, Sound Healing with Tony Menotti

Santosha Yoga Studio owner Fran Karoff, along with instructor Martha Susi will be holding a special Gentle Flow Yoga class incorporating Sound Healing with Tony Menotti on Saturday, March 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. Sound Healing is the ancient practice of bringing harmony to the mind, body and spirit through vibration. Participants are invited to lie down with closed eyes to experience the vibrations. During the sound bath there is deepening of the breath, softening of the body and a relaxing slowing of the thoughts. This special class is suitable for all yoga levels. The cost is $35 per person, please register at fran.karoff@gmail.com. Santosha Yoga is located at 60 Adams Street, Milton

Challenger Division Baseball registration is taking place

The Challenger Division  of the Milton Little League is a league  that enables boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 (if still enrolled in high school), to enjoy the game of baseball .  Registration for the Milton Challenger Division Little League is now open for all Milton residents until April 12.
Please go to the Milton American League baseball website to register.