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Student Chefs Serve Lunch

School lunches sometimes tend to get a bad rap, but on the Elmwood School lunch menu May 29th was another sort of wrap; turkey made to resemble a worm with carrot eyes, a cucumber nose, and a red pepper mouth. And this clever concoction was not created using canned food, or even by a lunch lady, but instead by second graders Kate Dion, Grace Joy, and Hannah Hutchins as part of the first ever student recipe contest.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training Classes Offered in June

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DUE TO CUTBACKS IN COMMUNITY POLICING GRANT FUNDING R.A.D. CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED ON A MORE LIMITED BASIS IN THE FUTURE

  • R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (12-16 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…)

Register Now for the Sharon Timlin 5K Race to Cure ALS

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The 9th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race to Cure ALS will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Hopkinton High School. The 5K Online registration is open now! The 2012 race is limited to 1,800 participants and spaces are filling up quickly. Register by midnight on June 6, 2012.

The 5K race begins at 8:30 am. There is no race-day registration! Race is strictly limited to 1,800 participants. Registration will be closed when that number is reached or after June 6 at midnight.

Epcot "Land Exhibit" Designer to Present at Water Fresh Farm

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Dr. Merle Jensen, designer of the hydroponic displays in the Land Exhibit at Epcot and consultant to Water Fresh Farm since its inception, will be speaking at Water Fresh Farm at 11am on Saturday, May 26th. The subject of his talk will be Hydroponic Growing, Past, Present, and Future, including projects that have brought fresh vegetables to the food deserts of the world, the new hydroponic greenhouse in the Antarctic and the work being done in the lab geared toward growing on the moon.

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Relay for Life Raises Over $150,000

Relay for Life is a event that happens in many communities across the world to raise awareness and to celebrate the lives of those who have battled and/or have lost their fight with cancer. And under sunny, but cold skies on May 11th, Hopkinton kicked off their relay at the High School. Over 700 participants consisting of over 80 teams, attended the all-night event, which raised over $150,000, about $20,000 more than last year's total. During the event, members of each team take turns walking laps around the track. There are also two special laps throughout the course of the night; the survivors lap, which honors those who have overcome the disease, and the luminaria ceremony, a lap of silence dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away from cancer.

For those not walking the track, there were plenty of activities during the night, including live music, an opportunity to get science teacher Michael Graeber wet in the dunk tank, food from Snappy Dogs, and games around the field.

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Highlights from Talent Show at Hopkins School

On Friday, May 4, 2012, students at Hopkins School held a Talent Show in honor of Allison Lundy, a 5th grade student who lost her battle with brain cancer earlier this year. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the event which not only paid tribute to Lundy, but also raised money for pediatric brain cancer research at Dana Farber.

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Winner of Kindle Fire Announced

Last October, the new Hopkinton tobacco by-law voted at Town Meeting, became effective. It prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from possessing tobacco products in public areas. In order to illustrate this message, HCAM, in conjunction with the Hopkinton Youth Commission and the beFree Project, produced a 30 second public service announcement which shows the consequences for not obeying the by-law.

Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol - April 23

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On Monday, April 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics of focus for this small group-style discussion include how to talk openly to teens about substance use, identifying signs of teen substance use, age of onset for using, effects that drugs and alcohol have on adolescents' physical and emotional well-being, parenting/caretaker suggestions and guidelines and local/community resources and support.

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Yoga Reaches Out Benefit Class at Absolute Yoga

On April 20th starting at 6:15pm, Absolute Yoga will be hosting a special class that will have participants posing for a good cause. All the money raised from the night goes to Yoga Reaches Out, a national organization founded in Massachusetts that is dedicated to bringing the yoga community together in order to create selfless service and raise money for children's charities.

Win a Kindle Fire!

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If you are a student at the Hopkinton Middle School or Hopkinton High, here is your chance to win a Kindle Fire. There is a new Tobacco By-Law in Hopkinton, and members of HCAM have created a 30-second Public Service Announcement to present our Middle and High School students with information concerning this new law.

To encourage students to view the PSA, the beFREE! Project is sponsoring a contest, and the prize is a new Kindle Fire! At the April 24th beFREE! Project Coalition meeting, a winner will be selected at random. Winners will be notified via email.

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