Celebrate “Kindergarten Days” starting Aug. 26

The Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA) is offering rising Kindergarteners the opportunity to celebrate their entry into the Milton public school system with  “Kindergarten Days”.  This event goes from Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, where participating businesses such as Mr. Chan’s, Ichiro’s,  Mackie’s Barber Shop, Starbucks, The Fruit Center Marketplace,  The Nutshell, Historic New England, the Icecreamsmith and the Milton Public Library will have special treats at the ready for those students-to-be who wear their yellow “I’m Going to Kindergarten” t-shirt.

Shop the Cue for a Cause

Fitness Unlimited will be hosting “Shop the Cue for a Cause” to benefit DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended) on Tuesday, Sept.  19 from 9am -12 noon.  The Cue of Dorchester will be hosting a pop-up shop filled with the latest in Fall trends, with ten percent of it’s sales to benefit this organization that has supported battered and abused women and their families for decades.

Cookbook Club with Connie Spiros

There will be  a meeting of the Cookbook Club on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Milton Public Library.  This club is led by local chef Connie Spiros and Sara Truog, Assistant Director of the library.
Members of the club prepare one of the recipes from the selected cookbook, and bring it to share at the meeting. The cookbook chosen for September is “Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better”.
In order to participate, please take these simple steps: register through
the library events calendar at http: www.miltonlibrary.org as only registered cooks will be able to attend, then borrow a copy of the book from the library and choose a dish to make.  Once the dish is chosen, please notify Sara Truog  of what is being brought at struog@ocln.org or at (617) 898-4951.
Registration opens on September 3rd.

J. Courtney Sullivan discusses “Saints for All Occasions”

Local author J. Courtney Sullivan, author of such best-sellers as “Commencement” and her latest work”Saints for all Occasions”, will be discussing this work on Wednesday, September 12, 7pm in the Keys Room of the Milton Public Library.

Ms. Sullivan grew up in Milton, MA and attended Smith College in Northampton.  She has won several prizes for literature and this is her fourth novel.  She worked for Allure Magazine in NYC, and later moved to The New York Times.  Her writing has appeared in a great many publications and she self-identifies as a feminist, a stance that has been reflected in both her fiction and non-fiction work.

Hiking the Blue Hills: A Trail Guide

The hiking trails of the Blue Hills have something to offer everyone, from the novice to the expert climber to those who just wish to take a stroll and savor nature at its finest.  Chickatawbut is for families with kids who love scampering over rocks, while Rattlesnake Hill can be an eventful climb.  Skyline Loop Blue Blazes offers an amazing view of the Boston skyline.  The Friends of the Blue Hills website offers a trail map to download and an explanation of each hiking route.  Go to http://www.friendsofthebluehills.org/hiking-near-boston

Evan Murphy of Mile Twelve in Concert at the MAC

Evan Murphy  of Mile Twelve will be performing at the Milton Art Center on Friday, October 19 at 8pm.

Mile Twelve formed in the fall of 2014, and has  performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, including sets at major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each on the Milton Insider app, under Events.

Parent Speaker Series: Jane Harden

Jane Harden will be discussing “Social and Emotional Learning in the Home” on Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8pm at the Milton High School Auditorium. This is the first of the Parent Speaker Series which takes place during the school year.  Ms. Harden will discuss ways to help parents and guardians navigate some of the social and emotional challenges that their children and adolescents face on a daily basis. She will discuss strategies and provide concrete examples of how parents/guardians can develop constructive dialogues with their children in ways that foster essential social-emotional skills.

Dan Breen Red Shoe Run 2018

The Dan Breen Memorial 5k Run Shoe Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, September 8 at 10am, beginning at Cunningham School, 44 Edgehill Road, Milton.  Dan was a well-loved Miltonite who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2013.  The race is sponsored by BID-Milton Hospital, registration can take place at 9am the day of the race or at http://www.redshoe.racewire.com

Eustis Estate Landscape Tours

There will be one-hour guided landscape tours of the Eustis Estate on Sunday August 19 at 12:30pm and 3:00pm. This tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Registration is required. Landscape tour does not include admission to the house. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or purchase online.  $5 fee for Historic New England members,
$10 for  nonmembers.

“Chartres-Light Reborn” at the Milton Public Library

The documentary film ,“Chartres – Light Reborn”, will be shown in the Keys Room of the Milton Public Library on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30-8:30pm. Notre-Dame de Chartres is one of the most famous and beautiful Gothic-architecture cathedrals in the world.  This documentary discusses the extensive time and effort it took to restore this masterpiece of architecture.    The event will open with an  introduction about the project by Milton resident Enid Gamer.  This French production, with English subtitles, is rated as suitable for all audiences.