Posted: 10/01/2021 08:43:24 AM
Hopkinton Historical Society presents its eighth cemetery walk to Clement Hill Cemetery on October 16 and 17 at 1 p.m. Visitors will hear 27 of Hopkinton’s former residents, performed by local actors in period costumes. This small cemetery was part of a once vibrant community tucked away in the northwest corner of Hopkinton. Its residents will tell stories of how the community went from farms to summer camps to summer residences; soldiers from all wars, from the American Revolution to the Civil War; and thieves and murderers. The event is not scary; rather, it is a glimpse into Hopkinton’s rich heritage through the lives of its citizens. The fully local distribution is led by Beth Spaulding and includes Connor Allen, Elissa Barr, Roxanne Benzel, Jean Buck, Neal Cass, Nancy Jo Chabot, Dan Coen, Jeff Dearborn, Joanne Debold, Ingrid Dinter, Ko Dustin, Sylvia Dustin, Nadine Ferrero , Carrie Flaherty, Sherry Gould, John Hardenbergh, Lissa Jones, Susan Lawless, Pete Mosseau, Mike Metcalf, Gabe Nelson, Jim O’Brien, Caleb Parsons, Paul Piecuch, Steve Shurtleff and Jim von Dongen. The research and writing of the screenplay was carried out by Lynn Clark and Beth Spaulding. The event will take place at Clement Hill Cemetery, which is located on Clement Hill Road between Sandy Beach Campground and Bass Lane in Hopkinton. Visitors are encouraged to bring a folding chair and to wear comfortable shoes. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets cost $ 10 for members and $ 15 for non-members and can be purchased at the event or in advance at the Society during normal business hours. Proceeds from the cemetery walk will benefit the Hopkinton Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1859. The company’s 2019 Putney Hill Cemetery Walk received a National History Award from the American Association for State and Local History. For more information, please contact Hopkinton Historical Society at 603-746-3825, [email protected], or visit the hopkintonhistory.org website.
On October 20 at 2 p.m., local children’s author Mary Lyn Ray will visit the Wilmot Library and read her latest book, The house of grass and sky. Louisiana-born Mary Lyn Ray is an environmentalist who has worked in museums for 15 years and as a professional consultant in land protection and historic preservation. She is also the author of several picture books for children including Christmas farm, Pumpkins and Stars. Danbury resident Mary Lyn continues to regularly publish a variety of children’s books. For more information, please visit the library’s website at wilmotlibrary.org or call Glynis at 546-6804 or email her at [email protected]
Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center is hosting a Halloween and Fall festivities event on October 22 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. , face painting, games, bonfire and s’mores, pumpkin painting and lots of fun all around! Tickets can be pre-purchased online by texting Fall4Fun to 91999, or on the day of the event. Proceeds from this event will be used to support a recent BITS program, “Hope for Young Heroes,” a program designed to help strengthen families facing challenges (such as cancer, disability, mental illness, etc.) by providing them with opportunities to connect in meaningful ways. Come support this program while having fun during our Halloween and Fall Festival!