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Video Segment: Check out the Hopkinton Center for the Arts Renovations

Chuck Joseph gave HCAM News a look at the renovations so far at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The renovations feature a new performance center for concerts and other various events, a class area for various performance art classes, a gallery section which features enough space for art exhibits and additional space for poetry readings, choral groups and various large classes.

The Main Gallery is a walk through section with access to the High School parking lot on one side and the HCA parking lot on the other. The Gallery will feature art exhibits, a ticket booth, catering kitchen, control room, restrooms and administrative offices. The Performance Center will host various functions such as lecture series, music concerts and theatrical performances. The backstage of the performance center can also be used as a set shop and for larger functions.

The interior of the barn will be a learning center featuring visual arts classrooms, dance studios, 3 music studio rehearsal rooms. The 2nd floor of the barn is a large open space that could be used for acoustical shows, poetry readings, large classes and choral groups. There is also capability to subdivide the 2nd floor of the barn.

For more information: www.hopartscenter.org

Free Community Concert at St. John's

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Free Community Christmas Concert at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street in Hopkinton at 3:00 PM. The Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band and the St. John Children’s Choir will perform. Everyone, especially families and young ones, are welcome. Donations will be accepted for Project Just Because: hats/gloves for children age 10 and over and toiletries for teens.

Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Photography Contest

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Submissions should reflect some aspect of the 300th Anniversary theme: Celebrating our Past, Embracing Today and Inspiring our Future.

• Photographs are due to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) at 98 Hayden Rowe Street by January 17, 2015

• Drop offs may be made Friday, January 16, 4 - 6 pm and on Saturday, January 17, 2:00-4:00 PM.

• Submissions are limited to 2 pieces per entrant.

• Photo Specifications: Maximum height and width, 42 inches; please mount and wire for hanging.

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents "A USO Christmas"

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Enter Stage Left Theater has announced performances of A USO Christmas, a tribute show that pays homage to the USO shows of the 1940s. Performances take place December 5-7 at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium at 90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA. The show features Big Band classics, Christmas favorites, patriotic tunes and energetic dances, all inspired by the era’s greatest names in entertainment.

A Note from Hopkinton's 4H Clubs

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The Woodville Trailbusters 4H Horse Club and Woodville 4H Crafty Cats would like to thank all who helped to make our 7th annual Haunted Trail Walk successful.

Our clubs are now working on holiday crafts to sell at Hopkinton's Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 6. We will have a booth with homemade ornaments at Colella's Supermarket and Vinny's N.Y. Pizza. Come celebrate the start of the holidays!

Holiday Stroll Returns to Downtown Hopkinton

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Businesses and organizations in Hopkinton have come together once again to present the Hopkinton Holiday Stroll in downtown Hopkinton on December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The Holiday Stroll includes myriad events and activities, including charitable drives, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, traveling carol singers, a visit from Santa, music and theater performances, food tastings, specialty sales and family activities.

10th Annual Holiday Celebration at the Hopkinton Public Library

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On Saturday, December 6, come enjoy fun for all ages before heading to the Common for the tree lighting!
- 10:30 am: Storytime with Mrs. "K"
- 11:15 am: Visit from Princesses Anna and Elsa of Frozen - get your picture taken with them!
- 2 pm: Holiday music with Brian Best
- 3 pm: "A USO Holiday Show" featuring "Bob Hope" and the Treblemakers

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents a USO Christmas

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Enter Stage Left Theater has announced performances of A USO Christmas, a tribute show that pays homage to the USO shows of the 1940s. Performances take place December 5-7, 2014 at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium (90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA). The show features Big Band classics, Christmas favorites, patriotic tunes and energetic dances, all inspired by the era’s greatest names in entertainment.

HHS Drama Ensemble presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

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The Hopkinton High School drama troupe will present the musical comedy, “Singin’ in the Rain,” November 20 through 23 at the Middle School Auditorium.

Upcoming Boutique Showcases Artisan Crafters

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts has announced the annual Holiday Boutique, running December 5-7, 2014 at the HCA Farmhouse (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA). The Holiday Boutique showcases wares by local and regional artisan crafters. Hours of operation are December 5 from 3:00-7:00 pm; December 6 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm; and December 7 from 12:00-3:00 pm. Members of the public are invited to attend the Holiday Boutique throughout the weekend to view the wares, enjoy refreshments and/or to find out more about the arts center and its upcoming programs.

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