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Video Segment: Martin Luther King Day Activities take place throughout Hopkinton

The American Federal holiday of Martin Luther King Day is to honor a man who took a stand for equality and wanted nothing more than peace and for people to be kind and help each other. Many students throughout the Hopkinton School system and community members represented what Martin Luther King J.R. stood for as they took their day off and made it a "Day On", Chair of the Hopkinton Youth Commission Margie Wiggin explained; "These kids could be at home sleeping...hanging out with their friends at the mall but they're here, they're volunteering, giving service, making fleece blankets, writing valentines for seniors in town, writing letters to service men and women, serving at the historical society building, cleaning trash in the school parking lots, they're giving back, they're making it a day on instead of a day off because they're volunteering their time."

The Day On program hosted by the Hopkinton Youth Commission has existed for more than 4 years, Wiggin explained it used to be more of an in-house activity but they expanded the program to further help the community. Activities that took place during the "Day On Program" Martin Luther King Day included; A Red Cross Blood Drive at the Middle School Cafeteria. In the Brown Gymnasium at the Middle School activities included; Blanket Making and Valentines Day Card making for Seniors, writing letters to troops serving in the military, creating mittens for wounded animals, volunteering at the Hopkinton Historical Society, cleaning school grounds and making various artwork, necklaces and other jewelry for charitable causes.

Watch the videos to hear the interview with Margie Wiggin and see the volunteers in action.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Library Hosts Song Circle Dedicated to Martin Luther King J.R.

The Hopkinton Library hosted a song circle in honor of Martin Luther King J.R. Many local musicians gathered to play tunes about peace and equality. Musicians included Amanda Maffei, Members of the Hopkinton High School Chorus, Steve Spector and FUZE. A full house was on tap for the event.

You are invited to celebrate Hopkinton Library’s 120th Birthday!

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The event will be on Saturday, January 24 starting at 10:30 AM. Come and join us as we look back at how it all started in 1867, how it grew and where its heading! We would love to hear your fond memories of the library! Events for all ages, all day long!
10:30 AM: Celebration with music by the HHS beFree Performers, cake and memories
1:00 PM: Cupcake decoration for children with the Hopkinton Library Foundation

Local Youth Take the Stage to Present Shrek the Musical Jr.

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Enter Stage Left Theater presents Shrek the Musical Jr. featuring a cast comprised of its youth company members. The production runs January 23-25, 2015 at the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium (88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton). Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and may be purchased online at www.hopartscenter.org or at the door.

On Silent Wings: The Magic of the Snowy Owl at the Library

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During the winter of 2013-2014, award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spent 14 full days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to the beaches of Salisbury, Hampton and Plum Island. They flew quite a distance from their home on the frozen tundra in the high Arctic and Peter was there to capture these rare and intimate photographs of the snowy owls taken in their winter habitat.

Learn more about the snowy owls on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM.

Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Photo Contest

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“Hopkinton: Past, Present, Future.”
A FREE photo contest open to all artists of all ages

January 24 – February 26, 2014
Reception: Sunday, January 25, 2 – 4pm

Stage 3250 Returns Thursday the 22nd

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Coming January 22nd, Stage 3250 returns to HCAM-TV.

Would you believe that slaves lived in Hopkinton?
Would you believe that the media holds back young girls?

Golden Pond Invites You To Laugh In the New Year

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Let's Laugh in the New Year!

Foundation for MetroWest Supports Arts Programming in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $7,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest (FFMW). The grant will support the administration of the HCA’s growing music program, which offers private and group lessons and classes for students of all ages and levels of ability.

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Video Segment: Treblemakers perform Holiday Tunes at Doughty Hall

The Treblemakers, connected with Enter Stage Left Theater recently packed Doughty Hall at the Masonic Lodge and the place was rocking with Christmas and holiday tunes.

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