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Texas Barbecue May 18

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The Woodville Rod and Gun Club is having a Texas Barbecue on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. There will be Barbecued Ribs, Brisket, and Chicken, with chili, fritters and much more. There will also be a live band called "The Road Dawgs."

Ticket donations are $20.00 for adults and kids only pay $15.00. Tickets are available at the club at 252 Wood Street. For more information go to www.woodvillerodandgun.com.

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April 2013 in Photos

Typically, April is one of the busiest months in Hopkinton and this year, was no exception. As thousands of runners, spectators, and media descend upon the town for the start of the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton becomes the focal point in the week leading up to the race. For the 21st year, Elmwood School hosted several elite Kenyan runners for the Scholars and Stars event where students got a chance to interact with the runners. Tom Keane's third grade class performed in Boston at the Dinner With Champions sponsored by Run With Kenyans. And marathon team Dick and Rick Hoyt cemented their place in Hopkinton history before running in their 31st Boston Marathon with the unveiling of a bronze statue celebrating their "Yes You Can" attitude.

And although Marathon Monday started out like any other race day, Hopkinton came together in the days following the tragedy at the finish line to honor those affected by it, as well as to reflect upon the town's indelible connection to the race.

In school news, the boys track team finished April with a perfect 6-0 record. Four High School students were honored for their achievements and service to the community by the Women's Club. And Juniors completed their Local Government Project by interacting with local and state officials at the Student Government Breakfast.

Schools and town government also came together for the State of the Schools on the 9th, the Women's Club "Meet the Candidates Night" on the 24th, and the Chamber of Commerce sponsored State of the Town on the 25th.

To see and read about many of these stories, plus more, in greater detail, explore the HCAM website for more Hopkinton. And to see more photos from around Hopkinton, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

Teachers and Students Shaving Heads for Dana Farber

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Save the Day, Friday, May 3rd at Hopkinton High School.

In honor of Hopkinton High School senior Emily Day and her fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the class of 2013 is hosting Save the Day. Friends of Emily's have sold over 650 Save the Day t-shirts to raise money for Dana Farber in support of a road race that they will be running in June.

On Friday, hairdresser Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, owner of Ann-Michele's Uptown Hair Design in Hopkinton will be volunteering her time to give a few folks a new look.

HHS Peer Leaders Warn Parents About Hosting Parties

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Dear Parent or Guardian,

As you know, many special events are coming up for you and your child, such as Prom and Graduation. If you plan on hosting a party to celebrate these events, please be aware of the Massachusetts Social Host Law.

This law indicates that whoever furnishes alcohol for a person under 21 years of age shall be punished by;

-Fine of up to $2,000
-Imprisonment for up to a year
-Or both

“Furnish” shall mean to knowingly or intentionally ;

Educate Hopkinton "Know Your Vote" Forum - LIVE Tonight

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In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, or the HCAM

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry at Night at Amazing Things!

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This is not an April Fools joke. Actually this is a true and exciting opportunity and invitation to join Wake up and Smell the Poetry taking the night-time stage Saturday night, May 4th at Amazing Things Arts Center. This center is located at 160 Hollis Center in Framingham MA. As host, I have been invited to bring a sampling of the many highlights of past 7 seasons to the stage at Amazing Things.

Phil Powers Jr. Deployed to Afghanistan

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On April 20, 2013 Philip Powers Jr. of 44 Grove Street, Hopkinton was deployed with the 344th Military Police Company Army Reserve unit. A deployment ceremony was held in Hartford, CT and upon departure, the unit traveled to Ft. Bliss, TX for preparedness training until departure in June to Afghanistan.

Philip is a graduate of Hopkinton High School, Class of 2009 and this spring, completed his junior year at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA where Philip is studying Criminal Justice.

News from the Hopkinton Middle School Green Team

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In April, members of the Hopkinton Middle School Green Team were recognized at the State House for their efforts to make Middle School and the community a greener place. After receiving a Green Difference Award, students had the opportunity to meet with Representative Carolyn Dykema. Representative Dykema praised the team for its commitment to the environment and spoke with students about the importance of sustainable living.

May will be another exciting month for the Green Team. We will run a small electronics recycling drive. From May 6 – May 10, we will be collecting:

Sharing Support for Scordino for School Committee

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I write to share our support of Ellen Scordino for the open seat on the School Committee.

With young children in Hopkinton’s school system, we have a dedicated interest in selecting the right person for the school committee position. We need a person with foresight who can best fulfill the needs of our community to ensure Hopkinton continues to grow as a top notch school system by the time today’s Center School students reach high school.

Volunteers Needed for Timlin Race

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The Sharon Timlin 5k Race to Cure ALS is looking for VOLUNTEERS! Help us to Celebrate and participate in our 10th anniversary!

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 7:00am-12:00 pm - volunteer hours are broken up into 2 hour shifts -

The Timlin Race is in need of volunteers on and/or before RACE DAY. Please click on the link below to register to volunteer TODAY!

http://sharontimlinrace.org/volunteers/

This is a great opportunity for students who need community service work.

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