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BERLIN

Pizza Nights at First Parish Church: 24 Central St., Route 62. Second Friday, September to June, 5-7 p.m.; next one is Friday, March 13. Cost for eat-in buffet is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 65), $5 for children 5 to 12. Take out boxes are $5. Whole, 14-inch baked or unbaked pizzas can be ordered by calling (978) 838-2964, between 3 and 6 p.m. or in person between 5 and 6:30 p.m.: $15 monthly special; $14 pepperoni or veggie; $13 cheese.

Library Programs: Berlin Public Library, 23 Carter St. For information or to register, email sfoster@cwmars.org or call (978) 838-2812. The Berlin Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. Drive runs through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. Participating libraries will compete with other organizations for special Bruins prizes including a street hockey clinic with Bruins Mascot Blades and autographed Bruins items.

Rabies immunizations: Saturday, March 28, 8:30-10 a.m.; Highway Barn, 112 West St. The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in cooperation with local veterinarians, will provide rabies immunizations for dogs and cats. Cash only. Rabies immunization for dogs and cats over 6 months old, not previously immunized, and those with a (2017) rabies tag must be immunized. The vaccine provided at Nashoba Clinics is effective for three years for dogs and cats over one (1) year of age and currently immunized. Dogs and cats between the ages of 6 and 12 months and those who have let their immunization lapse must receive a booster within one year of the initial inoculation. They are then protected for three years. The charge per immunization is $15. All pet owners must present, to participating veterinarian, proof of current vaccination to receive a three-year rabies vaccination. Cats must be brought in cages or closed boxes during the last half of any clinic.

Emergency Preparedness Care Packages: for Berlin seniors. The Berlin Council on Aging is putting together care packages, including nonperishable food, water bottles, batteries and flashlights, hygienic supplies, blankets, first aid kits and non-skid socks. For information, contact Emily Thompson at Emac4787@hotmail.com, or call the council at (978) 838-2750.

Cardio Fusion: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays; 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. This high-energy class blends plyometric cardio circuits, free weights and core-sculpting moves. Bring a mat, a pair of 5 pound dumbbells and water. For information, contact Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or stavalone@comcast.net.

Mat Pilates: 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. For information, call Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or email stavalone@comcast.net. This class requires a thick yoga or Pilates mat, water, and a yoga strap if you have one. Work the body through a series of core exercises executed both standing and on the mat. No experience necessary.

Structural Yoga: Tuesdays, 10-11:15 a.m.; 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Free, donations requested. Stretch the front body and strengthen the back. For information, contact Pat Lebau at (508) 393-5581 or patricialebau@gmail.com.

Barre Body Shaping: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fridays, 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave. Drop-in fee, $15. This body-shaping class is designed to strengthen the entire body with compound movements using free weights, bands, balls and Pilates. Circuits using chairs as a personal ballet barre make the workout fun while improving balance. Bring a mat and water. For information, contact Sabrina Tavalone at (978) 337-8580 or stavalone@comcast.net.

Many Hands Thrift Shoppe: First Parish Church of Berlin, 24 Central St., Route 62. Cash only. Donation drop-off and hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month.

Special Education Services Child Find: is an effort to identify and provide services to Berlin and Boylston children with special education needs. Direct written inquires to Karen Molnar, director of Pupil Personnel Services, Berlin and Boylston Public Schools, 215 Main St., Boylston, MA 01505, or call (508) 869-2837, ext. 1106. The Berlin and Boylston Public School Systems invite parents of public and private school-age children, ages 3-21, to contact the schools' special education office for information regarding the special education screening referral process, eligibility criteria for special education and special education services.

BOLTON

Bolton Access TV: March 8 to 14: At 8 p.m. nightly, watch the Agricultural Lands Workshop. The workshop, held in Bolton by the Conservation Commission, discussed soil health and planning for the future. At 10 p.m., watch the Concord Band Winter Concert, led by composer and conductor Andrew Boysen. You can watch Bolton Access TV anytime only at boltonaccess.tv, click the "watch" tab.

Dollars for Scholars: meetings, Monday, March 9 and April 13, 7 p.m.; media center at Nashoba Regional High School. The organization that provides scholarships to Nashoba seniors needs volunteers to continue. Currently seeking treasurer, awards chairperson and committee members, members-at-large and scholarship readers. For information, see the Facebook page or http://www.nashobaregional.dollarsforscholars.org. Without more volunteers, the committee may not be able to award scholarships in the future.

Nashoba Baseball Clinic: Saturday, March 14 (snow date, March 15), Nashoba Regional High School, Route 117. Two sessions available, sign up for one or both: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Registration a half hour early if not preregistered. Age groups: 5-7; 8-10; 11-13. Goal is to help development of young players. Staff includes Chuck Schoolcraft, Jim Rivella, Don Martin and Charlie Tinschert, from the Nashoba baseball squad, and a certified athletic trainer. Cost is $40 for one session and $65 for both if pre-registered (includes T-shirt; or $45 and $70 day of clinic (cannot guarantee a spot if not pre-registered). Drinks will be available for purchase or bring your own. Bring your own lunch if attending both sessions. For information, contact Schoolcraft at (508) 561-4268 or cschoolcraft@nrsd.net.

Tuesday Connections: March 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St., hosted by the Friends of Bolton Seniors. Irish Step Dancing with the Beirne Family celebrating St. Patricks Day. An Irish themed lunch of shepherds pie will be served after the program. For information, contact Mary at (978) 779-5145.

'Hello Dolly!': Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.; Nashoba Regional High School auditorium, 12 Green Road. Tickets will be available for pre-sale through the Nashoba Drama website, http://www.nashobadrama.com; $14 general admission; $10 students and seniors.

Mental Health First Aid Training: Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nashoba Regional High School Media Center. Snow date, Saturday, April 4. Cost is $20 per person. After the training, person will be able to identify when a young person might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem, and connect with appropriate support and resources. For information or to register, check under Important Updates on the district website (www.nrsd.net) or contact instructors Katie Abruzzese and Diana Durr at MentalHealthFirstAid@nrsd.net.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference: The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley seeks qualified candidates to apply for this years conference, June 26 28 at Fitchburg State University. The program is designed to challenge participants to use and improve their leadership skills. There is no charge to students who participate. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley will sponsor four students at this years conference. Applications are due March 31 and are available from http://www.nashobarotary.org. For information, contact Robert Johnson at johnson@itesafety.com or (978) 875-3143.

Financial Reality Fair: Wednesday, April 8, 7-11:30 a.m.; Nashoba Regional High School. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley will host the fair for sophomores to learn financial literacy. Volunteers needed; contact info@nashobarotary.org or (978) 627-4135 to sign up.

Library Programs: Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. For information or to register, visit http://www.boltonpubliclibrary.org/calendar or call (978) 779-2839. Tail Waggin' Tutors, first and third Thursdays of the month, 4-5 p.m. Practice your reading by reading to Pippin, a basset hound certified by Therapy Dogs International. Register for your 15-minute reading session.

Bolton Community Garden: registration open for the 2020 growing season. Full or half plots available. All skill levels; organic. All who work or live in Bolton invited. Grow your own food, flowers or herbs. Groups, troops or clubs welcome. Go to http://www.BoltonLocal.org for more information and application, or all Lynn at (978) 779-6225 or email ldischler@comcast.net.

Nashoba Symphonic Band Concerts: Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium, 12 Green Road. Under the direction of David W. Bailey. Free. Public is welcome. Italian Classics, Sunday, May 3. Spanish Flair Concert, Thursday, June 11. The final concert will feature castanets, student soloists and highlights from "Man of la Mancha. For information, visit http://www.nashobamusic.com.

Tom Denney Nature Camp: Registration open at tdnc.boltonconservationtrust.org. The nonprofit camp is for students entering kindergarten through high school. There are five weekly sessions at Bolton's Bowers Springs conservation area. There are no residency requirements. See the website for details: tdnc.boltonconservationtrust.org.

Bolton Council on Aging Activities: at the senior center unless noted. To register or for information, call or email Heather at (978) 779-3314 or hgoodsell@townofbolton.com: Senior Art Class, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; Houghton Building. Instructor is Ellen Caless; cost for two-hour session is $6. Call to sign up. Gentle Yoga, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., for all levels, in a chair or standing; $3 per class. TaijiFit Class, Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m.; Bolton Public Library. TaijiFit incorporates Tai Chi, strength, balance and stretching; $3 per class.

Discover and Learn Playgroups: forming Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m., in the Emerson wing of the Florence Sawyer School, hosted by the Nashoba Regional School District's Community Partnership for Children. Register by Jan. 17. Email edumas@nrsd.net for registration links.

Donations Needed: for the senior fuel assistance program. Seniors 60 and older who meet financial criteria can be approved to receive 100 free gallons of heating oil. The town needs donations to keep this program operating. Send donations to Ninotchka Rogers, accountant, Town Hall, 663 Main St., Bolton, MA 01740. Make checks payable to The Town of Bolton. For information, contact Heather Goodsell, outreach coordinator at the Bolton Council On Aging, at (978) 779-3314 or hgoodsell@townofbolton.com.

Registration: is open for free weekly parent-child playgroups for residents. Only 15 children per location, priority to new applicants. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Email edumas@nrsd.net to request a link to register online. Offered by the Nashoba Community Partnership for Children.

Ongoing Library Programs: Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. For information or to register, visit http://www.boltonpubliclibrary.org/calendar or call (978) 779-2839. Rhythm Reads music and movement program for ages 2 and older every Tuesday; session 1 is 10:30-11 a.m., session 2 is 11:15-11:45 a.m. This is a drop-in program, but space is limited. Collect an entry ticket from the front desk before the start of the program. Storytime and Craft, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays. Themed stories and crafts. Age 2 and older. Babies, Books and Buddies, Session 1: 10:30-11 a.m. Session 2: 11:15-11:45 a.m. first and third Friday of every month. Come enjoy stories, action rhymes, songs and social play. Infant to age 2. LEGO Club, third Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Structures will be displayed in the Children's Department all month. For ages 5-12 (caregivers must remain in library).

Disposal of Bulk Waste: Bolton Transfer Station and Recycling Center, 95 Forbush Mill Road. Regulations set two fees for disposal of bulk waste: $30 for a full trunk load, $100 for a full pickup truck load. For information, visit https://www.townofbolton.com/transfer-station-recycling-center or call (978)779-6402.

Health and Wellness Classes: Bolton Senior Center, 600 Main St. For information, call (978) 779-3314. Gentle Yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Mats provided if you dont have one. This class can be adapted to all skill levels. Bamboo Fusion, with Kristin Higgins, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bolton Public Library. This intergenerational class is open to all adults. Under 60 is $30 for the whole session, $7 drop in; 60-plus is $20, drop in $5. Bamboo Fusion incorporates strength and balance, tai chi and yoga.

Preschool Screenings: The Nashoba Regional School district is scheduling developmental screenings for all children 3 and 4 years old. This screening is a brief assessment of developmental milestones. Call Judy Lipka at (978) 779-2821, ext. 5334, to schedule an appointment at the Emerson Site, 50 Mechanic St.

The Nashoba Regional School District: needs help to identify all children in the community, ages 3 to 21, who may require special education or 504 services. If you are aware of a child who has or may have an educational disability and who may not be known to the district, call the Special Education Department at (978) 779-0539, ext. 3013.

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