Hopkinton Garden Club Speaker Series

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“Flowering Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape” With Suzanne Mahler Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Woody plants form the backbone of our landscapes. Explore the beauty of flowering trees and shrubs with a look beyond the fleeting flowers to varieties that provide attractive forms, colorful foliage, textural bark, and fruits for interest in more than one season. Discover new treasures to enhance your backyard retreats. 

FF Finneran Graduates Fire Academy

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The Hopkinton Fire Department is proud to announce the graduation of Firefighter Paul Finneran from the Massachusetts Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program on December 23, 2016. Paul was a part of 37 Graduates from 20 Fire Departments.

The graduates, 35 men and two women, represent the 20 fire departments of: Boxford, Devens, East Bridgewater, Everett, Falmouth, Hanson, Harwich, Holden, Hopkinton, Lakeville, Medford, Methuen, Newton, Norwood, Salem, Seekonk, Westwood, Weymouth, Winthrop and Woburn.

KeepSmilin4Abbie 4th Annual Toy Drive Huge Success

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On Monday, December 19, volunteers from the KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation® made their 4th annual delivery of toys to Boston Children’s Hospital, in honor of Abbie Benford. Abbie passed away at Children’s Hospital on December 18, 2013 after an anaphylactic reaction. Over the course of the three following years, thousands of toys have been donated in Abbie’s name and have brightened the holidays for the 300-400 children who spend their holidays in the hospital each year.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training for Women ONLY

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R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (15 hours)

 The program teaches and emphasizes awareness, avoidance and physical self defense with the tools we possess with us at all times (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head, etc…)

 All ages, sizes and physical capabilities are welcome (ages 14, 15 or 16; parental waiver will be needed – 13 and under is too young for this class)

 The class is sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Department and free of charge  Manuals are provided

Button Cell Battery Collection

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Button Cell Battery Collection

Bring your used Button Cell batteries to the Hopkinton Senior Center to be recycled.

Hopkinton Senior Center
28 Mayhew Street

Monday -Thursday 8:30 – 4 pm
Friday 8:30 – 2 pm

All proceeds to benefit Health programs at the Senior Center.

Additional Drop Box Locations: Town Hall, Woodville Post Office, Hopkinton Post Office, St. Johns Church, and St. Paul’s Church

Hopkinton Fire Department T-shirt Sale

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The Hopkinton Permanent Firefighters Local 3772 is selling fire department duty style T-shirts. The start of the Boston Marathon, Team Hoyt, and Boston Strong are highlighted features on these one of a kind T-shirts.

All proceeds will be donated to local community organizations.

Order your shirts today! Pre-sale orders will be placed February 14, 2017 with arrival March 2017

Seven Steps to Getting Organized

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Wednesday, January 11, 7 pm
To be held at the Senior Center
Registration requested: contact 508-497-9777 or

Join us to learn basic organizing techniques from a professional organizer. Marilyn Cruickshank will cover 7 steps to getting organized and reducing the overwhelm we all feel in today's fast paced world. You will leave the presentation ready to tackle your organizing challenges to kick off the new year.

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First Look: A New Episode of Wake Up and Smell the Poetry

Airing tonight, December 19 on HCAM-TV at 7:00 PM, John Schindler sings original songs inspired by his life on Wake Up and Smell the Poetry.

Check out the preview below!

A Fresh Take: New Work by HCA Members

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The new HCA Gallery rolls into 2017 with a wildly varied selection of work by area artists – from Lissa Banks’s painting of explosively blossoming parrot tulips to William Moser’s awestruck carving in koa wood of King Lohiau of Hawaii to Jean Cummiskey’s glittering miniature mosaic of Boston Harbor.

Women for Women Discussion Group

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Are you interested in joining a discussion that includes women at all stages of their careers? Then join us on Monday January 9 at 6:30 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Whether you are just starting out, mid career, or heading into retirement; whether you work as a volunteer, are a full time parent, or work out of the home - talking with and mentoring each other has proven valuable for women.

Modeled after the Lean In Circle program, this new group will support each of you in all phases of your life and career.


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