October Mission Retreat at Fatima Shrine

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The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine in Holliston are offering day Retreats each month on themes for the celebration of Consecrated Life, called by Pope Francis as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mission Document from Vatican II Ad Gentes. These retreats will take place at the Shrine on the Second Sunday of each Month, giving those who come an opportunity to celebrate the many ways that Mission can be expressed and lived.

The next retreat will be Sunday, October 11th, with the first reflection given during the 11:00 AM Mass.

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Video: Question of the Week: What is your favorite band or musician?

HCAM News has started a "Question of the Week" segment, in which we ask people around town their opinion on various topics. This week we asked what is your favorite band or musician?

We want to know your response! Comment below!

The Hopkinton Garden Club Presents "Sequence of Bloom"

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The Hopkinton Garden Club continues its Speaker Series with "Sequence of Bloom", presented by Laura Bilber. The presentation will be given on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 PM at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton, in Room 213. The presentation is free and open to the public. Visit the Hopkinton Garden Club website for more information.

Let Students Treat Themselves After Hard Work

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Many students can get overwhelmed at times with homework assignments, especially when homework involves large projects or the teens’ “worst” subjects.
To lessen procrastination and stress, encourage your teen to promise herself a reward when she finishes a hard task. Knowing she has a treat waiting for her will make her more eager to get the job done.

The reward could be playing a game, reading a book or chatting on the phone with a friend. You could promise her a treat as well. But she knows best what will get her motivated.

ESBC Information Sessions Scheduled Ahead of Hopkinton’s Special Town Meeting

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With a warrant article for Special Town Meeting on the calendar for October 26, Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee has created multiple venues to raise awareness of the school building project, and encourage the community to participate in the vote.

“Our goal is to pass this with overwhelming endorsement from a broad crosssection of the community," said ESBC Chairman Joe Markey. "We believe we have crafted a solution that the community will recognize and can embrace."

Hopkinton Awarded $14M Grant for New Center Elementary School

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BOSTON—State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts
School Building Authority (MSBA), and MSBA Executive Director Jack
McCarthy today announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a
grant of up to $14 million to replace the existing Center Elementary School in
Hopkinton with a new facility. One of the next steps is for the District and the
MSBA to enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which will detail the project’s
scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the Town will receive its
MSBA grant.

Friends of Whitehall Eleventh Annual Fall Lake Cleanup

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On Saturday, October 17, the Friends of Whitehall will be holding their eleventh annual Fall Lake Cleanup. Cleanup is from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. We will meet at the state boat ramp on Wood Street (Rt. 135) in Hopkinton, where trash gathered from around the lake can be brought to the receptacles throughout the weekend.

Trash, recycling bins, maps, bags, hand tools, water, coffee, cocoa and snacks will be provided. Please bring hiking boots, work gloves, and your family. Boats for cleaning the islands are optional.

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Video: Baypath Humane Society Opens "Real Life Room"

The Baypath Humane Society hosted the grand opening for their brand new "Real Life Room". The addition will allow further interaction with the animals with potential adopters, increase training areas for the animals and increase space available to the staff. President of the Baypath Board of Directors, Susan Rossnick mentioned this is the first time since the late 1970's space has been added to Baypath.

To hear more and view the space check out the video below!

To see more information about Baypath Humane Society:

Third Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the Hopkinton Public Library

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The pumpkin decorating contest for Middle & High School students returns to the Hopkinton Public Library! The decorating will take place on Friday, October 9 at 2:30 PM, and you must be registered by October 7 to participate. Decorated pumpkins will be on display at the Library. Library patrons will vote on their favorites, and prize winners will be announced on Friday, October 30.

Thanks to Weston Nurseries & Webster First Federal Credit Union for providing the pumpkins and prizes.

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Video: Golden Pond hosts "Dance for our Aging Population" at town common

Golden Pond Assisted Living hosted the "Dance for our Aging Population" also known as the "DAPpers Movement" program at the town common. The class is instructed by Rachel Balaban. Balaban serves as the Regional Coordinator for "Dance for PD" and is assisted by Brown University Students. Canadian born Hare Krishna Monk Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk) also stumbled upon the class and joined the "DAPpers Movement."

The monthly class has a number of goals including:
● Increase coordination and flexibility while releasing body tension
● Improve balance and gait, strengthen your core, feel power and grace in your movements
● Enhance awareness of your body and aliveness through movement
● Breathe more deeply and vocalize more fully
● Experience different types of music that can affect you in different ways
● Feel supported as you explore in a safe and comfortable environment
● Socialize within a friendly and supportive community

For more information you can contact the below:
Rachel Balaban: [email protected] 401.261.7062
Lisa Mancuso [email protected] 508.435.1250 ext. 21
Kelly Grill [email protected] 508.435.9222

Check out some scenes from the "DaPpers" and hear from instructor Rachel Balaban in the video below.

Coming soon you can see an HCAM news interview with Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk)


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