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Video Segment: Library Hosts Magician Richard Potter

Many were in attendance as the Hopkinton Library hosted Robert Olson otherwise known as the Great magician Richard Potter on the Library's 120th anniversary celebration. The magician known as Richard Potter started his career as a magician when he received a magic set at 8 years old. "I got a magic set when I was 8 years old and I stuck with it..I've been doing the Richard Potter show almost 40 years." Olson has traveled all around the world doing the Richard Potter show and works through Old Sturbridge Village. Olson has continuously studied the former entertainer Richard Potter and is constantly doing research on his life.

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Baypath Humane Society's 3rd Annual Fur Ball

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Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton hosts its 3rd Annual Fur Ball on Saturday, March 14 from 6 PM until 11 PM at Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham. Tickets are $50 per person and $55 at the door. Premium tickets and sponsorships are also available. Proceeds will be used to assist the shelter animals.

Local Maple Syrup Producer to Talk at St. Paul’s March 1

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Sean Davan, owner of Woodville Maples of Hopkinton, will be coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on March 1 to share his experience and passion for making maple syrup. The talk, which begins at 4:00 p.m., will review the history of maple syrup, how it is made, and provide techniques to help people try their own backyard sugaring. All are welcome to attend this free event. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton

Tony-Nominated Actor Presents New Workshop in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announces a new Actors’ Monologue Workshop lead by Hopkinton resident and Tony Award Nominated actor Jere Shea. The workshop will give participants, high-school aged and older, the chance to improve their acting and auditioning techniques through the performance and development of a scripted monologue. The workshop runs March 7 and 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Hopkinton High School, 98 Rowe St. and the cost is $60. Register at or by calling (508) 435-9222.

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Video Segment: 300th Anniversary Photo Contest at Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosted the Hopkinton: Past, Present, Future photography show and contest. The event was hosted in partnership with the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee. Photos are currently on display until February 26th. The Gallery Hours are weekdays 11am – 5pm. HCA Artistic Director Kris Waldman stated all were invited to participate from amateur to professional photographers or people that have found photographs of Hopkinton. 300th Anniversary Committee volunteer Anne Mattina talked about how the photography show was based on celebrating the past, present and future of Hopkinton; "The 300th anniversary invited the HCA to sponsor this particular show focusing on the motto of the anniversary, the past, present and future of the town." She mentioned there were over 60 entries into the exhibit.

Prize Winners and information on the judges is below, for more information check out

PRIZE WINNERS with comments from the judges

1st Through the Stone – HCA at sunset, Tom Sloan
Dramatic composition that invites viewer to look closer, strong repeating triangles, dramatic lighting.

2nd Autumn Reverie, Girard D. Hottleman
Well framed image, pleasingly composed, crisp.

3rd Family, Cara Carrazza
Endearing image that feels like a natural moment, beautiful lighting and color.

HM Goat Farm, Colleen Roy
Wonderful period portrait showing a day in the life.

HM On Your Marks, Tom Sloan

A different look at a familiar subject. I enjoy the dramatic lighting, colors and twinkle.

HM Steps to Adventure, Ann Newberry
Peaceful image that drew me in. Subtle shades and shapes. Framing enhanced the repeating shapes of the stairs.

Lynne Damianos is the principal of Damianos Photography & Publishing. She is a photographer/teacher specializing in architecture/interiors, product and people photography for business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also sits on the board of Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham and the Friends of Saxonville, and has participated in the Leadership MetroWest Academy and the Women’s Enterprise Initiative. She is a past president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England and a former national board member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Carolyn Latourelle has taken part in a number of exhibitions, including ones held at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA, The Southern Vermont Art Center & Hildene in Manchester VT, as well as a web-based international photography exhibition, and twice with the travelling exhibition The Sketchbook Project by Art House Co-op. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art & American History from Franklin Pierce College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Latourelle has presented at Laguna College of Art & Design, CA as well as at St. Paul’s School, NH in conjunction with the exhibition for which she was a member of a small team of alumni organizing the exhibition. Latourelle was integral in organizing Objectified (2013) at Lesley University, in which over 100 artists participated. Currently working in Academic Affairs at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, as well as teaching summer and online courses in photographic portfolio preparation, Ms. Latourelle continues her photographic explorations building experimental cameras, using large format, alternative process, and blended process.

To see the honorable mentions and prize winners check out the videos.

Registration Now Open for the Sharon Timlin 5K

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The 12th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day event returns to Hopkinton on June 20! It's a fun day for the whole family! Get more information or register now here. The event will be at Hopkinton High School from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Honored Guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for Boston Red Sox. Enjoy a 5K race, kids 1 mile race, fun and games for kids, dunk tank, great raffles, live music and much more!

Student Poetry Cafe

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Hopkinton Middle and High School Students are Cordially Invited to a Poetry Cafe on Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Middle School library. The snow date is March 9.

Meet local poet Cheryl Perrault and experience poetry in a new way! Find what inspires you to write, and share your poetry in this interactive, relaxed workshop. Bring a picture or an object for writing inspiration. Several HMS English teachers will be present and refreshments will be served.

RSVP to librarian Diane Norby at

"Lean In" Book Discussion

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In honor of Women's History Month, Brandeis Professor Janet Giele will lead a discussion about the popular and controversial book "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. Get your copy from the library today!

Middle Eastern Music and Dance at the Hopkinton Library

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Head to the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM for a workshop on Middle Eastern music and dance! This participatory workshop features demonstrations of folk & classical instruments (strings, winds & percussion) from both Turkey and the Arab world. You will learn about the exotic sounding modes and scales of the region and then compare musical styles of the East and West. But the highlight of the workshop is when everyone joins in learning easy Middle Eastern folk dances. Fun for all ages!

Keefe Tech Drama Club Presents Peter Pan Feb 27 & 28

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The Keefe Regional Technical High School Drama Club will present their production of Peter Pan, based on the novel by J.M. Barrie and adapted by Craig Sodaro, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm and on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm in the school auditorium located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham.

The performance is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door at $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for senior citizens and children under 12.


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