Peace Day in Hopkinton

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Peace Day - September 21 - is an international day endorsed by the United Nations to raise awareness of global truce and world peace. What began as a single idea in 1999 is now a global event with millions of participants worldwide. In Hopkinton, a number of special events and programs have been planned to help recognize the importance of world peace.

Local events include:

    1. The Peace One Day film will be shown at the Hopkinton Public Library on the following dates: Monday, September 19th 3:00-4:00 pm and Friday September 23rd 7:00-8:00 pm.

    2. On September 23rd a folk music song circle will take place in Hopkinton 8:00-10 pm: Admission is free. Come and listen to a lineup of talented folk singer-songwriters who will share2- 3 songs related to peace . There will be time at the end for audience to share a song of peace as well so bring a guitar or sing acapella! For information call 508-435-8638 , location TBA.The public is welcome.

    3.Hopkinton Senior Citizen Veterans are participating in an ongoing filmed interview project for HCAM TV Studios addressing their experiences and consequent hopes for a more peaceful future.

    4. - Sparks Art Studio - hosting workshop to make cranes and pinwheels. Mon, Sept 19th, Tues, Sept 20th, and Wed, Sept 21st, from 3 to 5:00 without charge.

    5. Bonnie Muir - art teacher at Elmwood is making pinwheels for peace with her classes.

    6. A student poetry reading on Sept. 17, from 4 to 5pm at HCAM for students in grades 1 -8 from Hopkinton as well as neighboring towns of the Metrowest area. This reading will be televised and edited for later airing on cable tv. The public is welcome to join as listening audience members.

    7. Cheryl Melody will be offering a free children/family "Peace begins with you and me" Concert. She was invited to share part of this performance for the Boston City Council. This concert will be offered in mid October, location TBA. Please stay tuned to the Facebook page link for more information.

    8. Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will conduct a community talk with parents at the library on Sept. 26, 7 - 8 pm. The title of this first of an ongoing series of community forums is "How Can We Help Our Youth Live in a More Peaceful Home, School and Community?"

    9. Grace UMC will display a Peace Day banner and put out pinwheels for the week of Sept 17 - 24.

    For more details and events go to the Hopkinton Peace Day Facebook Page to facilitate the exchange of ideas or contact Donna Blackstone at [email protected] with any questions or for more information/updates on specific details for these upcoming events.