Arts and Literature in Milton

Band concerts return

Opportunities to party like it’s pre pandemic times will be returning this month with the return of a full-out summer concert series that began June 9 at the Town Hall green.
The parks and recreation concerts begin at 6 p.m. The schedule of Wednesday concerts (and one that happens on a Thursday) will include:
June 16: Double Eagle Oktoberfest Band, sponsored by James G. Mullen Jr.;
June 23: Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Band, sponsored by Alfred Thomas Funeral Home;
June 30: Black Velvet, sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton;
July 7: Riverside Theatre Works, sponsored by Dolan Funeral Home and Cremation Services and Dolan & Chapman Funeral and Cremation Services;
July 14: Erin’s Melody, sponsored by Dan Tarpey Jr. and Celtic Monument;
July 21: Tempo International, sponsored by Fuller Village;
July 28: Curragh’s Fancy, sponsored by state Sen. Walter Timilty;
Aug. 4: Neville Sisters – Kelli & Kaitlin, sponsored by Town Clerk Susan Galvin and the Town Clerk’s staff.

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Visit the MAC virtually

Milton Art Center is planning a nature-inspired virtual open house filled with artwork, activities and fun for all ages on Saturday, October 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Teacher Camille DeMarco will walk students through how to create an environmental art piece inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy’s work.
This is the perfect activity to get outside and enjoy this beautiful fall weather and create art! Drop in to Zoom for an exciting virtual experience filled with creative family fun!
The event is free and open to the public.
Please register at by Thursday, Oct. 1. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting when you fill out the registration form.
Materials You’ll Need:
Any natural materials you can find like acorns, leaves, rocks, sticks and flowers.
If you can’t find any of these you can use water and a brush or a sponge.
Your parents phone (so they can take a photo of your art piece and email it to us so we can post it on our social media channels!)
Parents can also post it to Facebook or Instagram with the #miltonartsvoh.
MAC staff will be available to answer questions and talk about our programs.
The staff looks forward to seeing you (virtually) soon!

Fitness Wellness

Events are coming back

Fitness Unlimited, which is owned by Beth Whitney and Cindy McCarthy, is now offering indoor and outdoor classes as well as open gym.
Obviously things have changed at the women’s fitness club to keep the members and staff safe. Reservations for open gym times are required and workouts are limited to one hour, due to the capacity regulations.
Cleaning happens constantly in the indoor space.
“It’s more like a boutique now,” explained Whitney.

Past events

Happy Easter

Several Interfaith Social Services’ Bunny Basket program volunteers stand in front of a wall of finished baskets after the volunteer event last month before pub gatherings were banned. Two dozen volunteers from Milton and other communities assembled nearly 500 baskets to be distributed to the children of Interfaith’s food pantry clients.

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Fruit Center hours

The Fruit Center at 10 Bassett Street is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The staff is limiting the number of people inside the store at one time due to COVID-19.
Supplies remain available. The store opens at 7 a.m. for those over 60.

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Diverse Reads Family Book Club

The Milton Public Library will be hosting a Diverse Reads Family Book Club for ages 8 and over on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Skype conversation with Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly as the group discusses her book “Lalani of the Distant Sea.”

Please contact Sara Truog at 617-898-4951 or by e-mail if there any questions in regards to this event.


Courageous Conversations: “Looking at the Family”

Courageous Conversations which was to meet Tuesday, March 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, like most other events, has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Topics related to families of color and health care were to be discussed.


Milton Public Library

No events are being held at the Milton Public Library due to the Coronavirus. The library has online access to parts of its collection. Please call the Reference Desk @ 617.698.5757 with any questions.

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Brookwood Farm

Maple Sugar Days is cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Brookwood Farm has some events on its calendar in May.
Reach out to Brookwood Community Farm for current information.


Milton Times cancels it party

The 25th anniversary of the Milton Times was an event the staff of the newspaper planned to mark with a party that was to have benefitted a drive to digitize the earlier copies of the paper.
The paper has been digitized for the last 10 years but the first issues are beginning to crumble.
Due to the Coronavirus the party has been cancelled.