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Dog Obedience Training: Thursday, June 22 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mary PC Cummings Estate. The training will be instructed by Mike Wagreich and Tyler Falconer. Trying to get your dog to sit, stay and roll over, no need to worry all your questions will be addressed. You will also be shown how to correct common problems such as jumping, pulling on the leash, barking, socializing, aggression, house breaking, etc. Participants may attend with or without a dog (limited to one dog per person). All they dog’s shots must be up to date and much be on a six foot leash. You get purchase training collars may be purchased for an additional fee. Please bring treats and a favorite toy as well as any training collars/aids that you use. The training session cost $20 per person. Pre registration is required. For more info visit burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695. 


St. Malachy's Yard Sale: Saturday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the St. Malachy’s Church in Burlington is having their annual yard sale. There will be many items to shop for at the yard sale that includes, Bicycles, cloths, shoes, books, small appliances, kitchen essentials, kids/baby clothes, toys and much more. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale. If you would like to rent a space the cost is $25 please bring your own table. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget to bring money to the event. the event is free. For more info visit St. Malachy.org or call 781-272-5111.


Day Trip: Saturday, June 24 The Burlington Rec. Department is having a day trip on a Thimble Island Cruise. The Thimbles have often been described as "a piece of Maine coast that drifted into the Long Island Sound..." Summer excursion vessels plied these waters during the 'golden age' of the Victorian Era. Twenty-three of the islands are large enough to be inhabited.  Approximately 80 homes, built mostly during the Victorian Era, are complete with widow walks, gingerbread trimmings, and genteel gazebos.  The trip includes a 45 minute tour of the Thimble Islands, a luncheon at the USS Chowder Pot III Restaurant and a stop at the Bishop’s Orchard and Farm Market. Everyone is welcomed. The trip cost $118 per person. Pre Registration is required. For more info and to register visit Burlingtonrecreation.org


5K Cancer Walk and Run: On Saturday June 24 at 8 a.m. Lahey Health is having their 12 annual 5K cancer walk and run. Every year, more than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Every year, thousands of them are treated at a Lahey Health Hospital. The event is always a joyful one, as walkers, runners and volunteers come together for such a worthy cause. During the past 11 years, thousands of people like you have raised $1.8 million to enhance cancer services at Lahey Health hospitals in Burlington, Peabody, Winchester, Beverly and Gloucester. Everyone is welcomed. Pre- Registration is required. For more info and to register visit support.lahey.org or call 781-744-8500.


Great American Campout: June 24-25 at 5 p.m. Burlington Recreation Department will be having their annual Great American Campout event at Simonds Park. Please bring your own tent. There will also be backyard games, dinner, a movie, and much much more. If you do not have a tent but would like to participate then please contact the Rec. Dept.  The event is for Burlington residents only. Pre Registration is required. For more info and to register please visit Burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695. 


Toe Jam Puppet Band: Monday, June 26 the Toe Jam Puppet Band will be performing at the town common at 6:30 p.m. the Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. Everyone is welcome. And the event is also free. For more info visit Burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695.


Family Movies on the Common: Wednesday, June 28 the Burlington Rec. Dept. is having the Family Movies on the Common. In the event of rain, the rec. Dept. will postpone the movie to the first available rain date. Everyone is welcome and the event is also free. The movie will begin at dusk, so please be on time. For more info visit burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695.



 JULY, 2017


Stand-up Paddleboard: Saturday, July 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the Burlington Rec. Dept. is having a paddleboard training session called, Stand-up Paddleboard. The session will teach you the basics of proper paddling and maneuver techniques. The cost of the session is $59 per person. The training session will be held at the Charles River Canoe and Kayak at 195 Moody St. in Waltham. The session is for ages 12 and older.For more info visit burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695.  


4 of July Parade: Tuesday, July 4 starting at 11 a.m. the American Legion hosts the annual Burlington 4 of July Parade. Grab your family and friends and join the fun as you’ll get to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave. The parade will begin on Cambridge St. and will proceed to Winn St. and ending at the Memorial Day School. There will also be fireworks at 9 p.m. The best place to see the fireworks is the Town Common or Simonds Park.  Everyone is welcome. The event is free. For more info visit burlingtonjuly4th.com or call Mike Runyan at 781-424-8039.


Summer Reading Kickoff: Thursday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Burlington Public Library is having a Summer Reading Kickoff. Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with face painting, raffles, activities and more. There will also be a Magic Show at 11 am. Everyone is welcome. The event is free. For more info visit Burlington.org or call 781-270-1690.

Day Trip: Saturday, July 8 the Burlington Rec. Dept. is having a day trip to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off of Cape Cod, features dune-backed beaches. It is marked by its unpainted cedar-shingled buildings, manicured privets, wharves and cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, steeple-topped churches and chic boutiques. Martha's Vineyard sits in the Atlantic just south of Cape Cod. This longtime New England summer colony, a favorite of celebrities, encompasses harbor towns, farmland, lighthouses, and sandy beaches. Everyone is welcome. Pre Registration is required. The cost of the trip is $143 per person. For more info and to register visit Burlingtonrecreation.org or call 781-270-1695.




[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 LibraryDrop-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.





Dads and Donuts Storytime: Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to noon the Burlington Public Library is having a Dads and Donuts Storytime. Fathers, Grandfathers, uncles, and other male caregivers are welcome to come. There will also be stories, and of course donuts. The event is for best for kids ages 2 through kids up to 2grade.  The event is free. For more info visit Burlington.org or call 781-270-1690. 

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