Burlington Community Calendar
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Dancing with the Burlington Stars: Friday, April 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Burlington Marriott. Dancing with the Burlington Stars is an annual event where six Burlington Celebrities compete in a number of dances and try to win it all for the mirror ball trophy. The proceeds for the event will benefit the American Cancer Society, and Relay for Life of Burlington. There will also be appetizers, dessert, cash bar and more. Everyone is welcomed. The event is $40 per person. For more info on the event and for tickets email Cheryl Shafman at cheryl.shafman@ verizon.net or firstname.lastname@example.org you can also visit the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce.org
Spring Fever with Bert Ford: Wednesday, April 26 at 7 to 9 p.m. at the United Church of Christ Congregational 6 Lexington St. Burlington, MA 01803. The Burlington Garden Club is having an event called “Spring Fever” with Bert Ford. Bert Ford is a renowned New England Florist Designer; A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Plant Science, he is the owner of Ford Flower Company in Salem, New Hampshire. He has extensive and broad-based experience in the floral industry, blending strengths in design, buying and selling techniques, and floral shop operation and management to present the full spectrum of floral design. Everyone is welcomed. The event is free. Space is limited so you must register at EventBrite.com for your free ticket. For more info on this event please call Ruth at 781-272-7630 or Carolyn at 781-272-6896.
Harold Dulong Scholarship Luncheon: Thursday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at L’Andana, 86 Cambridge St. Harold Dulong was an attorney and a partner at Riemer & Braunstein LLP from 1973 until his untimely death as a result of a bicycling accident in Italy in 2004. He was also active in numerous other civic and charitable activities. After his death, the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation renamed its annual scholarship in his memory.Riemer & Braunstein continues to support that scholarship fund, the Burlington Business Roundtable Scholarship established in his memory, and other civic and charitable activities in Burlington as part of honoring Harold's commitment to the Town. The scholarship event will have special guest Bill Poehler, longtime Burlington resident, speaks about raising children through the Burlington School system, both of whom work in the show business industry including actress/comedian Amy Poehler. Everyone is welcomed. The event is $ 50 per person. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 19. The proceeds will go to the Harold Dulong Scholarship fund for the BHS Graduating Class. For more info visit Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce.org or call Janet Bucceri at 781-273-2523.
Ted Talks: Overcoming Adversity: Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Burlington High School. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The discussion there will be talking about is overcoming adversity. Students from Burlington High School will be speaking at this TED Talk event. The event is free. Everyone is welcomed. If you would like to register for this event please visit EventBrite.com For more info visit ted.com
Annual Book Sale: Friday, April 28 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29 from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Friends of the Burlington Public Library are having their annual book sale on weekend of April 28. Thousands of "previously read" books, audio books, DVD's and music CDs are offered for purchase at a very modest price. Choose from general fiction, history, biography, travel, health, computing, home-improvement, hobbies and more. There is also a collection of books, puzzles, music and films for children as well. Everyone is welcomed. Please bring money to the event. For info on the event visit Burlington.org or call 781-270-1690.
Household Hazardous Waste Day: Saturday, April 29 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Francis Wyman Elementary School on 41 Terrance Hall Ave. Do you have any Hazardous Waste lying around in your house that you don’t need anymore? Then bring them to Francis Wyman Elementary School for their Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, April 29. For more info and for a complete list of items you can bring and not to bring then visit Burlington.org.
Annie, The Role You Were Born to Play: Saturday April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. the Burlington Mall will be having auditions for Annie. Singers ages 8 and up are invited to perform a song from the acclaimed Annie the Musical in front of a panel of judges. Two finalists from each participating mall with advance to compete in the Finals for a chance to win an 'Annie for a Day' prize package. The 10 finalists from April 29 will be invited to perform on Saturday, May 6th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Burlington Mall center court and compete for a grand prize. Walk on's are welcome, but please secure your spot by registering in advance at burlingtonmall.eventbrite.com to guarantee a chance to sing. For more info on the event and grand prizes please visit the Burlington Mall website at Simon.com
“From the Wild West to the Movies”: Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging. Grab your bucket of popcorn and head for the Burlington Historical Society for a journey through the exciting early years of films and Hollywood with Anne Barrett, Vice President of the Topsfield Historical Society. She will be discussing an insight into the fascinating evolution of the movie industry in Hollywood, USA. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former Mr. Essex County. Doors open at 6:30 with the presentation at 7:30 p.m. This will also be refreshments, a short business meeting and a raffle. Everyone is welcomed to attend the event. For more info call the Council on Aging 781-270-1950.
Burlington Health Care Fair: Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burlington High School Gymnasium. The annual Burlington Health Care Fair will be held at B.H.S on Saturday, May 6. There will be Health Education demonstrations and local services vendors. Some of these vendors at the fair will be Therapy Dogs, Oral Health, Blood Pressure Screenings, Nutrition, and much much more. There will also be free yoga demonstrations and free raffles. Everyone is welcomed. The event is also free. For more info visit Burlington.org or call the board of health at 781-270-1955.
BCAT Annual Meeting and Appreciation Awards: Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Park Baptist Church Hall on 129 Lexington St. BCAT will be hosting their Annual Meeting and Appreciation Awards Night on Friday May 19 at the Heritage Park Baptist Church Hall. Come mix and mingle with the staff of BCAT Board, Staff, volunteers, producers, town officials and community members. There will also be food from generous donations from local restaurants. There will be giveaways along with special BCAT gifts for all the nominees and award recipients. The event is free. The event is open to all. For more info visit BCATTV.org.
The Great American Barrel Company: Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Town Hall Parking Lot. The town of Burlington is having a Community Rain Barrel Program on May 20. Rain Barrels are used to collect rainwater, they are useful to conserve energy, reduce storm water runoff pollution and it may help you save money on your water bill. Each barrel can hold up to 60 gallons of water and are available in 3 earth tone colors and unpainted. Residents are eligible to purchase rain barrels at the discounted rate of $69 for green, brown, and gray and $64 for unpainted (saving over 40% off the retail price). If you would like to order your rain barrel the deadline is by May 13 at 5 p.m. To order your rain barrel visit www.tgarb.com then search community programs for your town or city or call 800-251-2352. Please remember to pick up your barrel at the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5K Road Race and Family Fun Run: Sunday May 21 at 9 a.m. at Burlington High School 123 Cambridge St. Burlington Education Foundation’s 13 annual 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run will be held at the Burlington High School on Sunday May 21 starting at 9 a.m. There will a ½ mile family fun run for all ages at 9 a.m. Then there will be 5K run beginning shortly after the Family Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. There will also be food, drinks, provided by Kings Bowl, Harvey’s Ice Cream Truck and Wegmans, as well as games and much much more. Check in begins at the high school at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcomed. Pre- Registration is required. Online Registration ends on Thursday, May 18. For more info on the event and to register visit Burlington Education Foundation.org.
[UPDATED] Blood Pressure Screening: First and third Wednesdays of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library. The American Heart Association says high blood pressure can be deadly if left undetected and untreated. Because it has no symptoms, it is important to get periodic blood pressure screenings. These screenings by the Burlington Board of Health Nurse and the Burlington Medical Reserve Corps are free and open to all. For more information call the Board of Health office at (781) 270-1955.
Adult Coloring: Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library. Adult coloring has taken off recently and many say it is a soothing activity for those looking to take a break from the fast pace of modern life and now you have a chance to give it a try. This will be an evening of relaxed creativity and camaraderie. There will be light refreshments and a free drawing for a coloring book at their first meeting on January 25th. No need to register, just drop in. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
Teen Lounge: Fridays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. beginning January 8 at the Burlington Public Library. Drop-in and “lounge” in the meeting room every Friday after school. They’ll have snacks, games, and crafts available or just drop-in to hang out with your friends. Stay for five minutes or the whole time, it’s up to you.