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Video: Director Thomas Kee previews "Taming of the Shrew" Live at Hopkinton Town Common this Weekend!

Shakespeare under the Stars "Taming of the Shrew" Will take place this weekend. This is a free event! Times are listed below.

Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

About the Play: The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" "Petruchia and Kent are not your average couple. She’s the driven career woman who’s used to having her orders followed YESTERDAY. He’s the smart-aleck man-child living in his parent’s basement. Taming HIM is the challenge of this gender reversed romp through Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes! The Play is Directed by Thomas Kee." See more Hopkinton Center for the Arts events here -

Watch the video below to hear Director Thomas Kee preview the play and view some scenes from the dress rehearsal.

Art on the Trail

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Sunday August 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the Opening Ceremony at the Center Trail Parking Lot across from Hop Lumber. Art will be on the Center Trail throughout
August and September for public viewing. Featuring art created by the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, Senior Center, Golden Pond, Serenity House, Girl Scout Troop 85290, and many local artists and poets.

Poetry on the Trail will take place Sat. September 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A group of local writers will read poems inspired by the sculptures and the trail.

17th Annual UMass Medicine 5K Cancer Walk and Run

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Registration is now open for our UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run taking place on September 27. Run registration is 7:00 AM and run start is 8:00 AM. Walk registration is 8:00 AM and Walk Start is 10:00 AM. The event will be held at UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester. People can register or donate by visiting our website.

National Night Out with the Hopkinton Police Department

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Join the Hopkinton Police Department for National Night Out August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm) at Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

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Video: Hopkinton Public Library Digital Magazine Service Demonstration

Hopkinton Public Library, Adult Services Librarian Heather Backman gave HCAM news a demonstration of the Library's digital magazine services. The Library offers a service called "Zinio" on their website which grants access to cardholders for 50 popular magazines, Zinio can also be used on tablets and smart phones.

Another services the library offers is a digital periodical service called "Overdrive" which can be used on the "Nook" tablet. You can find more info at the following link:

Watch the video below to see a better view of the services at the Hopkinton Library.

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Video: Camp Bailout Hosts 5th Straight Year

Camp Bailout took place for the 5th straight year in Ashland. The camp allows teenage girls between 12 and 19 to explore what it's like to work in the fire and emergency medical service professions. Participants in the camp had the opportunity to learn and use equipment, talk to industry professionals and had the chance this year to travel to the Massport Fire-Rescue Headquarters at Logan Airport. Participants in the camp have nearly doubled from last year and many Hopkinton residents were in attendance.

Videos Below include:
In the 1st video: Highlights and Interview with Head of the Camp Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan

In the 2nd video: Highlights and interviews with students in the camp.

In the 3rd video: Highlights and interviews with Carly Falone of the Fire Explorers Program and Sara Jordan of the Hopkinton Fire Department

To see more about the camp: ClickHere.

Chris Barry at the Train Depot: An Eagle Scout Project Revisited

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Come and meet Chris Barry on July 19 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM as he talks about his Eagle Scout project that was responsible for the renovation of the Train Depot. Chris will be on hand to share his story while the Friends of Hopkinton's Anniversary Celebrations will be selling commemorative items to help support the upcoming 300th celebration events. Only a few months before the celebration weekend on September 11-13.

Please stop by to meet Chris, learn about his Train Depot project and help support the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary!

4th Annual Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fundraiser for Aubriana Navarro

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On July 18 at the Star Drive-In in East Taunton, a fundraiser will be held from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM to benefit Aubriana Navarro, a girl with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is the #1 genetic killer of infants and young children. There is no treatment and no cure for this disease. 1 in 40 people carry the gene and they don't even know it. It affects the ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe and swallow own their own. Twenty percent of the total sales on this day will go right back to the fundraiser.

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Enter Stage Left is looking for singers and actors

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--The Hopkinton-based Treblemakers Choir, a program of Enter Stage Left Theater, invites singers of all levels to join this adult choral ensemble. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, with the first rehearsal taking place Sept. 9 from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton). Residents of Hopkinton and surrounding MetroWest towns are encouraged to join.

Tony-Award Winning Thoroughly Modern Millie in Hopedale

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Audiences are invited to Enter Stage Left Theater’s production of the Tony-Award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The story centers on a small town girl searching for a new life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City. This production features bright costumes, love triangles, miscommunications, and toe-tapping musical numbers. New music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for Universal Pictures Filmoan. Directed by Kelly Grill and Emily Grill.


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