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
This workshop uses strategies and activities that complement the character of the season, safeguarding your physical energy and mental well-being. The first part of this workshop takes place outdoors so that the body can learn to enjoy the peacefulness winter brings to the landscape. The program then moves indoors for a session of restorative, gentle yoga appropriate for all levels of experience. The instructor will lead a learning session discussing Ayurvedic techniques (yoga’s sister science) for total body care, how to keep up our “happiness quotient,” and strategies for coping with winter’s unique challenges. We’ll wrap up the program by practicing deep relaxation. The Blue Hill Trailside Museum is located at 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton.
If you, a loved one, or a neighbor are struggling with drug or alcohol problems, Milton Cares is a new program in Milton that will confidentially and discreetly send over a team of specialists who will come to your home and provide your family with help. A Substance Abuse Counselor and Recovery Coach will be accompanied by a plain-clothed Milton community officer to offer your family support, advice and resources for how to access life-saving medically assisted treatment, rehabilitation, or just support about how to handle a family member or friend at home struggling with addiction. Email Milton Cares at anytime for assistance.
Interface Referral Service – Call the William James College INTERFACE Helpline
Milton Residents can now get free referrals to help for children, adults and seniors struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression, family crises, behavioral and substance abuse problems, etc. Call 888-244-6843 for confidential resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional.
There will be a workshop on creating custom slippers at the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Crafters may spend an enjoyable evening making their own custom pair of slippers in connection with the special exhibition Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Get an exclusive after-hours look at the galleriesWine and snacks will be served.
Advance tickets recommended. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.
The talented students of Pierce Players will be singing and dancing their hearts out as they present the Disney smash hit “High School Musical Jr” on Thursday, Jan 17, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Middle School Auditorium. The snow date for a missed performance is Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and will go on sale, Thursday, January 3 when classes commence after the holiday break.
This is a must-see show, support the students of Pierce Players and their outstanding efforts!
Milton author Kevin Walsh will be discussing his book “57 Balloons” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7p.m. at the Milton Public Library. Walsh’s story happened in 1984 when he was just 24 years old and a licensed parachute rigger. He fastened himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and soared one mile into the air at dawn on New Year’s Day. Wash will relay the highlights of his adventure and how it became a well-received book. He will also have copies available for sale. This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
The “Drama ‘n Droolz Baby Program” will be taking place on a weekly basis in the Story Hour Room of the Milton Public Library beginning Friday, Jan. 11 from 10-10:45 a.m.. Songstress and drama instructor Mel Gillespie will lead the class. Infants and toddlers ages 0 to 36 months (with a caregiver) will be immersed in song and sign language in a fun environment. Registration is required, please go to http://www.miltonlibrary.org
Take time with the family to explore the world of the owl at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7-9 p.m. This program is geared for children ages 6 and up and their families. Participants are led by knowledgeable guides so that they may discover some of the unique ways that owls survive in the wild. Meet some of the museum’s owl residents and go on a night hike to practice owl calls that are taught beforehand. Participants need to dress warmly and wear appropriate foot gear suitable for trail walking and the weather. Registration is taking place, go to Registration Required: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=1:program_code=62563
The cost per person is $8 (Mass Audubon Members,), $10 for non-members. In the event of the weather being too fowl for man or avian, the date for this program is Saturday, February 2.