UPDATED: Milton Hospital Fundraiser: A Swinging Success
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Take a breather
Andrew Kelley, a Chopra Center Certified Instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation, gives a 90-minute meditation training for beginners and experienced ommmm-ers alike. Kelley promises to answer any questions and to lead the group in a guided meditation exercise. Tomorrow, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Keys Community Room, Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue.
Any homeowner knows that sooner or later, something will need to be fixed. Before you pick up that hammer or head to the home-improvement store, drop into the Keys Community Room at the Library to hear a talk by Peter Hotton, the Boston Globe's "Handyman on Call." Hotton, whose talk is titled "The Hazards and Hilarities of Fixing up an Old House," has been the Globe's fix-it man for more than 30 years, and when he's not replacing floorboards or caulking windows, he's writing a weekly column for the Style & Arts section. Get your how-to questions answered, too. Sunday at 3:00.
Find a Healthy Weight
Concerned about weight loss, diabetes, menopause, high blood pressure or coronary health? Come to a free session based on Dr. Wayne Andersen's "Dr. A's Habits of Health" led by Milton residents Mindy Mazur, MPH, and Tricia Stanton, certified cosmetologist and health coach. Healthy snacks will be served. Monday, October 18, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Call Mazur at 617-780-5368 for more information.
Don't Be Tee'd Off
Milton Hospital's recent "Tee Off" golf event raised more than $103,000 for hospital programs and technology. The tournament, held on September 27 at Wollaston Golf Club, attracted 144 golfers and numerous sponsors from the local and medical communities.
The winning team, with a score of 59, was Fran and Tom McKinnon, and Mike and Catherine O'Toole. The longest drive and closest to the pin contests were won by Ned Havern and Peter Bradley, respectively.
No, we're not talking about bartering. Swap-it is the annual yard sale extravaganza at the Milton Academy ice rink, where smart shoppers can find all manner of clothing, household goods, toys and other stuff they didn't know they needed, at a fraction of what they would cost new. And, lucky you, it starts today. Bring your reusable bags and pack mules to carry home your loot.
Friday (that's today, all you swappers out there), 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Milton Academy ice rink, 170 Centre Street
Blue Hill Section Hike
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills in a 7-mile hike on a variety of trails tomorrow at 10:00. Some steeper trails, including the Skyline Trail with panoramic views, will be included in the 6-hour event. Wear your hiking boots and meet at the Houghton's Pond lot. For more information contact Steve Olanoff, 781-326-6585.
Buy a pumpkin
Bring the kids, bring your wagons, and get ready to celebrate fall with the Milton Junior Woman's Club 4th Annual Pumpkin Sale. Sip on some warm cider while the kids decorate pumpkins, Halloween cookies and more. Demonstration by Ginny's Art School from noon-1:00, pumpkin decorating and all-day bake sale. Tomorrow, 11:00 – 2:00, Town Common and Gazebo, 525 Canton Avenue.