The Milton Foundation for Education (MFE) is planning it’s fundraiser “Beyond the Books, Bringing Our Libraries to the 21st Century” to benefit the libraries of the Milton Public Schools on Saturday, April 6 at Lombardo’s in Randolph. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please drop an e-mail to MFEcelebration2019@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more details that will be published on the Milton Insider website.
Storyteller Eshu Bumpus will be entertaining young and old alike with his telling of multicultural tales from around the world at the Milton Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and in part by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, This event is free and open to the public.
Abby Park and Novara restaurants, all part of the bustling Milton restaurant scene, are taking part on Boston Restaurant Week 2019. This event takes place on March 3-8 and 10-19, with three course fix prixe menus for both lunch and dinner. The price for the lunch menu is $20, with the three course dinner set for $33 per person. Taxes and gratuities are not included, parties of ten or more persons are exempt from this pricing.
Teaching artist Jay Mankita offers a family program called “Playful Engineers” that is educational and fun! In his Chain Reactions & Creative Contraptions workshop, participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines”. There will be a number of activities to choose from, and there will be plenty of opportunities for making connections between play, and serious science. Participants will have an opportunity to work with Jay, a multi-faceted teaching/performing artist and engineering enthusiast, and learn through demonstration and play, exploring the basic materials and techniques of domino walls and rallies, exploding popsicle stick snakes, ping pong ball direction changers, and so much more. Registration is not required. This event is for children in grades K-4 and their interested adults.
The Milton Young Musicians Festival, the annual event for musicians from grades 1-12 is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 31 from noon- 5 p.m. at East Congregational Church, 610 Adams Street. This festival offers students a chance to perform and be evaluated by professional musicians. Applications are available from the students’ music teacher. For more information, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milton Art Center will be offering “Storytelling Through Yoga” during February school vacation week. Children learn through visualizing . Using stories by showing yoga moves allows the child to learn. Classes for children ages 6-9 take place on Monday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 2- 3 p.m. Classes for children ages 3-5 take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2-3 p.m. The cost per child is $25, registration is now open at http://www.miltonartcenter.org
The next meeting of the Knitting Club at the Milton Public Library takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m.
This group is for knitters of all skill levels. Bring a project to work on and expert knitter Nina Zonneyville will be there with advice and assistance. The first 20 minutes of the meeting are for advice and help, the rest is for chat and social knitting.
The worksop on creating a fascinator as part of the Head to Toe exhibit at the Eustis Estate scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the same time. Get inspired by the special exhibition Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Create your own fashion masterpiece. Get an exclusive after-hours look at the galleries and then enjoy wine and snacks in the historic kitchen while making your own fascinator headpiece.
Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.
The Milton Parent Speaker Series will be presenting “Drug Story Theater”with Dr. Joseph Shrand on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Winchester Auditorium, Milton High School. The actors in Drug Story Theater are teens who are recovering from substance abuse. Drug Story Theater (DST) takes teens in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol, teaches them improvisational theater, and helps them craft their own unique stories into a play about their seduction of, addiction to and recovery from drugs and alcohol. They then perform this play to middle, high school and college audiences so “the treatment of one becomes the prevention of many.” Incorporating brain science with slides in between scenes, DST teaches how young people get addicted and how the adolescent brain is neurologically wired for addiction. This is a multi-community event.
The Milton Art Center will once again be hosting a :Kids Night Out” on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event is a “Edible Snowball Competition” where aspiring Cake Bosses can decorate their own cake balls into their own creations. The cost is $22 per student and advance registration is required at http://www.miltonartcenter.org