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Last Day to Register to Vote: within the June three annual Town Meeting and June 10 city election is Tuesday, May 14. The Town Clerk’s workplace, Town Hall, 242 Church St., can be open from Eight a.m.-Eight p.m. To see in case you are registered, name the city clerk’s workplace at (978) 365-4119.

Community Wide Diaper Drive: throughout May. Drop bins can be situated at Church of the Good Shepherd, Union St., Presbyterian Church, Chestnut St., The Clinton Public Schools Play School, 150 School St., The Item Office, 156 Church St., Clinton Public Library, Walnut Street, NRSD Community Partnership for Children, Emerson School Building, Bolton, First Congregation Church of Boylston, 10 Church St., Boylston, Boylston Public Library, 695 Main St., Boylston, First Church, 6 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling. For data, name Lisa Bergman at (978) 855-4496.

Library Events: Bigelow Library, 54 Walnut St. To register or for data, name (978) 365-4160. Open Mic Night, 6:30 Friday, May 10. Performers might cease by and join a spot beginning at 6:30 p.m. Do you sing, play an instrument, or recite poetry? New performers, seasoned performers, first timers and experimentalists are all are welcome. Snacks can be offered by the Friends of the Bigelow Library. Registration required. Ukelele Scramble, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The Ukelele Scramble, a musical duo from Western Massachusetts, performs Renaissance music, 19th-century parlor songs, artwork songs, jazz favorites, swing requirements and even some rock ‘n’ roll. Registration required.

Scholarships: provided by the CHS class of 1957. Two $1,000 scholarships can be awarded to Clinton High School college students from the graduating class of 2019. Applications can be found on the Clinton High School steering workplace, and have to be accomplished and returned to the steering workplace by 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Programs and Events: Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. For data or to register, name (978) 733-4747. All packages happen on the Senior Center, until specified in any other case. Fraud Brigade, Support for seniors focused by fraud. RSVP on the heart. “Cinderella” on the Boston Ballet, Saturday, May 11. Cost is $52 per individual. Includes roundtrip luxurious motorcoach and tickets to efficiency. A particular meet the performers will happen prior to point out. Call the middle for extra data. Veterans breakfast buffet and social, 9 a.m. Friday, May 17. Amish Trip, Tuesday, May 21, to Friday, May 24. Cost is $548 per individual, double occupancy, single, $748. admission to 2 reveals, meals and rather more. Everyone welcome. Call the middle for extra data. SHINE appointments, free counseling on all elements of medical insurance for seniors. Call for an appointment. Mind Over Matter, weight reduction assist group, Thursdays. Call for data. Chair Yoga, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays; Wachusett Wellness Center (decrease stage), 150 School St. Free to Clinton seniors, $5 for nonseniors and people from out of city. Office hours with Sen. Tran, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Mission SLIMpossible Weight loss assembly, 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Confidential weigh-in, Four:30 p.m. Tai Chi, 11 a.m. Tuesdays; Clinton Parks and Recreation Building, 560 High St. No charge for Clinton and Lancaster senior residents. Attendees should check in and supply data. Cost is $5 for different individuals. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Strength and Balance Class, 9 a.m. Mondays and eight:30 a.m. Thursdays. No charge for Clinton and Lancaster senior residents. Attendees should check in. Cost is $5 for different individuals. Meditation, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, New Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. Fridays. No charge for Clinton and Lancaster senior residents. Attendees should check in. Cost is $5 for different individuals. Art Program, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Knitting, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Walking Club, midday Mondays, meet on the heart, Spanish class, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Meditation, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Wellness Checks, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Cribbage, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Beginners English, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Mah-jongg, 1 p.m. Fridays, Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, Art Group, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Healthy Habits, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Beginners English, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. SHINE , Wednesdays, by appointment solely. Call the middle to register.

Hibernians of Our Lady of Knock: assembly, 7 p.m. Mother’s Day Rose Sale, Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12. Volunteers are wanted to promote roses at every Mass at St. John’s Parish. Ice cream social, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13; St. John’s Parish Hall.Call Janice Donahue at (508) 648-4510.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Saturday, May 11. The National Association of Letter Carriers, along side the U.S. Postal Service, can be accumulating nonperishable meals gadgets to assist households locally. Place meals donations at your mailbox earlier than your letter service arrives. The service will ship the donation to the native meals financial institution at WHEAT. No perishable gadgets.

Mother’s Day Tea: 1-three p.m. Saturday, May 11; Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. To register or for data, name (978) 598-5000, ext. 121. Members and nonmembers, $30 every or two for $50. Registration required by Saturday, May Four. Participate in a day of conventional Russian tea service with Russian hostess Larissa Dyan. Discover the necessary position of tea in Russian tradition by exploring the historical past and social elements of having fun with tea in Russia, and see examples of its depiction in Russian artwork. Experience tea service from a samovar, apply some Russian vocabulary and interact in vigorous dialog whereas having fun with two totally different teas and conventional Russian accompaniments. Guests are welcome to convey a particular teacup and saucer or use one in every of ours.

Clinton Dam Day: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Clinton Dam, Route 70. The walkway throughout the highest of the Dam can be open for having fun with the view of the reservoir. DCR Watershed Rangers and workers can be readily available to reply questions and to offer data on DCR’s watershed safety program. For data contact the Wachusett Reservoir Ranger Station at (978) 365-3800. Due to elevated safety, backpacks, briefcases and different giant luggage is not going to be allowed at this occasion. All different gadgets dropped at the occasion could also be topic to go looking.

Mother’s Day Breakfast: Eight a.m.-noon Sunday, May 12; Clinton Elks, 128 School St. Adults $6, kids youthful than 12 $Four. Mothers are free and can obtain a flower.

CHS Class of 1979: 40th reunion planning assembly, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16; Clinton Lodge of Elks, 128 School St. For data, e mail

Free Community Breakfast: Eight:30 a.m. Saturdays, May 18; Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St. For data, name (978) 365-5169.

Spaghetti Supper and Raffle: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18; United Church of Clinton, 159 Haskell Ave. Vegan and gluten-free meals can be accessible. Cost is $6 per individual, $24 for a household of 4.

Clinton Cleanup Day: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 18. Rain or shine. Individuals and teams wishing to take part will meet at 9 a.m. on the Police Station. The subcommittee seeks scholar and grownup teams, athletic groups, service golf equipment and Scouts to hitch on this undertaking to wash up the city in preparation for the Memorial Day parade. The essential focus of the cleanup would be the enterprise district and the parade route. The Police Department and DPW will present trash luggage and gloves; anybody wishing to convey push brooms or sticks might achieve this. Individuals or groups might signal as much as help at Sponsored by the Marketing and Communication Subcommittee of the Clinton Board of Selectmen.

Spring Bird Walk: Eight-10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, rain date Sunday, May 19; Rauscher Farm, 29 Clamshell Road. Free. Meet within the parking space beside the barn. Bring binoculars and cameras. Local hen professional David Cowell will lead a guided stroll to identify everlasting and seasonal hen residents. For data, go to or e mail

Hooray for Hollywood: doorways open 6 p.m., program 7 p.m. Monday, May 20; Strand Theatre, High Street. A salute for Clinton High School graduates and veterans will play a 6:45 p.m. The program will function music, movie clips, pictures and tales that remember the Clintonians that made an affect on Hollywood. Special visitor can be movie historian and writer Diana Altman. Altman is the daughter of Al Altman, an MGM East Coast expertise agent. Snack bar opens at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Due to restricted seating, advance ticket gross sales can be accessible 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays previous to the even at Holder Memorial, 210 Church St. For data, name (978) 368-0084. Presented by the Clinton Historical Society.

Caregiver Connect: The Clinton and Sterling Senior Centers are providing a month-to-month assembly to offer a welcoming place to debate caregiver points. Monthly conferences can be held the final Monday of every month from 9:30-11 a.m., utilizing an alternating schedule, as follows: Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St.; Mondays, May 20, July 29 and Sept. 30. Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, Sterling; Mondays, June 24 and Aug. 26. No registration required. Light refreshments served. For data, name (978) 422-3032.

Diaper-A-Day: Diaper pantry, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 21; Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St. For data, name (978) 365-5169. Receive 30 free diapers a month in your baby, new child as much as third birthday, dwelling in Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Sterling or West Boylston. If enrolled in WIC, convey your WIC Household ID quantity. All others ought to convey the kid’s delivery certificates to the primary pickup. Donations of diapers welcome. Drop off on the church 9-11 a.m. Monday by means of Thursday.

The Clinton Democratic Town Committee: caucus for all registered Democrats, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23; Presentation Apartments, 309 Church St. Delegates can be elected to the Democratic State Convention on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Springfield. All registered Democrats can run for delegate. Sixteen- and 17-year-previous highschool college students who preregister to vote on the caucus can run for delegate seats. Must be 16 previous to Saturday, May 11. Voter preregistration and registration will happen at 6:30 p.m. one half hour previous to voting at caucus location. Volunteers to work on the conference are additionally wanted. Youth, disabled and minority add-on delegates slots can be found. Park on Church Street. Handicapped parking accessible in lot behind essential constructing. A committee enterprise assembly will observe. New members welcome. For data, contact Chairman Mary Richards at or (978) 365-2318.

Liberty Arnold-Simon Memorial Award for Bravery: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Clinton High School. Nominations can be accepted till Monday, June three. The award is given yearly by the Nashua Clan Girl Scout Service Unit to a registered Girl Scout or Juliette from Clinton in recognition of the good braveness and power she has exhibited at residence and in her neighborhood. Girl Scouts who’ve been beforehand nominated could also be nominated once more. Send letters of nomination to lisamlarson1@comcast.internet.

Museum of Russian Icons Events: 203 Union St. To register or for data, name (978) 598-5000, ext. 121. Take it to the curator, 11 a.m.-Four p.m. Friday, June 14. Want to know extra about your icon? Bring your objects in for an evaluation clinic offered by the members of the Museum’s curatorial staff. $20 per object, restrict 4 objects per 20-minute time slot Registration required. Summer Solstice Concert and Celebration, 2-Four:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Internationally famend cellist and Tchaikovsky prize winner Yosif Feigelson brings his artistry to the Museum of Russian Icons with a large-ranging program for solo cello. Wine reception follows. Concert 2 p.m., reception three:30 p.m. MoRI and BRAI members $25 earlier than Sunday, June 16, $30 after. Nonmembers $30 earlier than Sunday, June 16, $35 after. At the door $40. To buy tickets, go to

Clinton Dull Man’s Club: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays; Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. Tuesday, June Four, Family Vacations, adventures and misadventures.

Introduction to Traditional Zhostovo Painting: 10 a.m.-Four:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, by means of Sunday, June 9; Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. Members $125, nonmembers $150, plus $80 provide charge. Registration required by Friday, May 31. Learn to color within the Zhostovo type from Tricia Joiner, one of many world’s main authorities and academics. The class charge consists of full written directions, line drawings, coloured worksheets of every stage and three days of classroom instruction. Students may also be given entry to a recorded model of the category in Tricia’s on-line classroom. There is a further floor charge, plus the brushes and the entire provides wanted could also be bought in school (apart from a brief record of home items). Students should have the required sable brushes, or purchase them in school. The class is designed for grownup painters, and a few earlier portray expertise or instructor permission is required. To register or for data, name (978) 598-5000, ext. 121.

The Feel Good Foundation Trivia Night: 7 p.m. Friday, June 28; Spruce Street Tavern, 68 Spruce St. Hosted by native musician Ron Boston, with assist from city historian Terry Ingano. The Feel Good Foundation is a corporation that helps individuals scuffling with sickness, loss, or monetary hardship.

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred within the Profane, by means of June 30; Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. Simun sees religious photos in on a regular basis plastic gadgets, drawing surprising connections between iconography and client merchandise. Famous all over the world for his monumental sculpture The Broken Ring, a memorial to the top of the siege of Leningrad throughout World War II, Simun is understood domestically for his charming memorial to puppeteer Igor Fokin in Harvard Square and works exhibited on the deCordova and Fuller Craft museums.

Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky prints from the Christina and George Gamota assortment, by means of Sunday, July 7; Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. For data, name (978) 598-5000, ext. 121. The exhibition consists of woodcuts, linocuts and etchings of the artist’s iconic prints depicting animals, crops, metropolis scapes, and narrative scenes, alongside an early oil portray and a number of other not often seen early works.

CHS Class of 1964: 55th reunion, midday-Four p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10; Turner Hall, 60 Branch St. Cost is $25 per individual. Reservations needs to be obtained by Saturday, July 6. For data, e mail or name (978) 460-0335.

Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey: by means of Sunday, October 20; Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. A mini-exhibition of trays and bins painted within the conventional Zhostovo-style can be on view within the foyer. These treasures are created by American ornamental painter and instructor Tricia Joiner, and Zhostovo Master Painter Vyacheslav (Slava) Letkov. The artists mix conventional Zhostovo tray-portray strategies with American instructional strategies and supplies.

Matchstick Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each Sunday; 55 Sterling St. A altering line-up of curated distributors consists of native farms, small companies, artists, authors, makers, neighborhood teams, meals and different handmade items. For data, go to or search for @matchstickmarket on social media.

Health Class Series: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Bigelow Library, 54 Walnut St. To register or for data, name (978) 365-4160. “Yoga and Ayurveda,” co-led by Julianna Record and Mary Sullivan. This 4-week collection will introduce you to the sciences of Ayurveda and yoga.

Al-Anon: meets 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays; Clinton Hospital, second flooring, Room A and B, 201 Highland St. For mates and households of alcoholics. For data, name (508) 366-0556 or go to

Support Group Therapy: for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) of North Central Mass., 6:30-Eight:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month; Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. Free. For data, name Jean at (978) 365-4841. Refreshments offered.

A Memory Café Break at Tiffany’s: 10 a.m.-noon the final Friday of the month; Bigelow Public Library, 54 Walnut St. For people with cognitive reminiscence loss and their care companions, household or mates. Enjoy interactive social and sensory-stimulating actions and residential-cooked refreshments. Activities embody puzzles and reminiscence video games, dominoes, Uno and different card and board video games, watercolor or finger portray, artwork initiatives of the individuals’ selecting, laughter yoga, bubbles, music and singing, phrase video games, bingo, bean bag toss, visitor audio system and extra. For data, name (978) 365-4160 or go to

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St. A palms-on, kilos-off method to weight reduction. A nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss assist group. Low price and inexpensive, first assembly is free. For data, name Ann at (978) 368-1620.

Adult Pickleball: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; St. John’s Gym, 149 Chestnut St. All ranges of play. Beginners welcome. An straightforward sport to study and many enjoyable to play. Paddles and balls offered. Cost is $three. For data, name (978) 733-1969 or e mail

Bible Classes: Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 250 Church St. For ages Eight to 12, three:45 p.m. Thursdays. For ages 13 to 18, three:45 p.m. Tuesdays. For data, name Nelson E. Guaman at (978) 855-6469.

Clinton Public Schools: is looking for dad and mom and neighborhood members to serve on the District Environment Committee. The objective of this committee is to outline and develop a welcoming setting within the faculties. The dedication is roughly 4 conferences per 12 months. If thinking about serving, contact Superintendent Steve Meyer at or (978) 365-4200.

Volunteers Needed: for the Clinton Cultural Council, to serve a 3-12 months time period to ensure that Clinton to proceed to be eligible for state funds. Send a letter of curiosity to Town Administrator Michael Ward, Clinton Town Hall, 242 Church St., Clinton, MA 01510. By state regulation, every native council should have a minimal of 5 appointed members who’ve an curiosity in supporting the humanities and humanities inside the neighborhood.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program): assist at Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. SNAP is a authorities program that gives seniors with further means to assist with the excessive price of meals. The senior heart can help with SNAP purposes. For data or to make an appointment, name (978) 733-4747, ext. 303, or ask for Donna.

Friendly Visitor Program: If you’re a senior or know of a senior who lives alone and would get pleasure from a pleasant go to as soon as every week, name the Clinton Senior Center at (978) 733-4747, ext. 303, or ask for Donna. This program gives socialization to Clinton seniors and helps to stop loneliness and social isolation.

Overeaters Anonymous: Eight:30 a.m. Sundays; HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St., convention room A and B (second flooring). For data, name Shawna at (617) 697-9872.

Item Appeal Representatives: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays; St. John’s church, 80 Union St. Volunteers accessible to assist residents fill out purposes for help.

Home-Schooled Children: State regulation requires dad and mom to register with the native college system. Home-school purposes could also be requested from the Superintendent’s Office, 150 School St., or by calling (978) 365-4200.

Advanced Spanish Class: with Marita, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. For these thinking about studying conversational Spanish. Open enrollment has been prolonged. For data, name (978) 733-4747.

Play School Program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; Clinton Early Childhood Resource Center, 150 School St. For infants to age 6. For data, contact Laura Taylor at (978) 365-4218, ext. 231,, on Facebook at Clinton Community Partnerships for Children or on-line at and click on on the Early Childhood tab.

The Parent Child Home Program: residence-primarily based early literacy and parenting assist program to households with kids who stay in Clinton and Lancaster. For ages 16 months to Four years. For data, contact Linda Weene, PCHP coordinator, at (978) 365-4217 or

Mother’s Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; First Concern PRC, 116 Union St. For data, name (978) 365-9817. Small kids welcome.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. the primary and third Fridays of the month; Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. For data, contact Bill at (978) 534-3708 or This small dialogue group gives actual-life methods and ideas.

Veterans’ Exemption: Any veteran with a 50 % or greater service-linked incapacity is eligible for a discount in his or her month-to-month garbage and recycling charge. For data, name the Department of Veterans’ Services at (978) 365-4112.


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