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Town of Halifax - Calendar of Events - March 21 - April 21
The Halifax Congregational Church will be hosting a two hour Zumba-thon on Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 am to12:00 noon.  It is open to all ages. For those who would like to participate in this event, each participant will need to have a Sponsor Sign-up Sheet and a HCC Liability Release Form which are available at the church or they can be e-mailed to you directly by contacting Susan Mahan.  Sponsors and their donations can be listed on the back of the Zumba-thon information sheet you receive.  Donations can be made in cash or by check payable to: HCC.  Please bring your sponsor sheet and donations with you the day of the event. If you are not able to participate, you can still make a donation by sponsoring someone. Donations can be made by contacting Susan Mahan.  For those who would like to join us from the sidelines to cheer us on, there is a $10 per person contribution fee. There will also be delicious smoothies available from our snack bar that you can purchase during the event. Please join us for an energizing morning of dance, exercise and just plain having fun!

The Halifax Youth and Recreation Department will hold a dance at the Halifax Elementary School on Saturday, March 21 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Students from Silver Lake and Pembroke are welcome. Cost: $8.00 with registration form; $10.00 at the door without form. Drop off and pick up children in the gym lobby, parents please be prompt. Proper dress is required. chaperones are CORIed and are teachers. Concession stand: pizza $2; gatorade and water $1.50; candy $1.50 (all proceeds benefit the Halifax Youth & Rec dept.) Raffle, dance contest, prizes!!!

The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Monday, March 23 at the Halifax Town Hall from 11:00am to noon. They will also answer questions about medications. Please call the Board of Health at 781-293-6768 for more information.

The Halifax Genealogy Club will meet at the Holmes Public Library on Wednesday, March 25 from 1pm to 2pm. This is a collaborative group for beginner, intermediate, and advanced family historians that meets monthly at the library. New members welcome!

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library will occur on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm at the Library. New members always welcome! Web site: http://holmespubliclibrary.org/Friends.html

The Old Colony Planning Council, the planning agency for the region, is holding a series of workshops in connection with its proposed Regional Transportation Plan. Workshops will be held at the Brockton Library's West Branch, 540 Forest Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301 on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Plymouth Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and at the Brockton Library's Main Branch, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 20301 from 1pm to 3pm. For more information, visit the OCPC Moving U 2040 web site. For those who cannot these meetings, an on-line survey is available.

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From Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr:

I would appreciate your help in sharing this event. Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders will be joining me, Judge Rose Mary Minehan, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter and other members of the Governor's Opioid & Addiction task force. This is one of 4 opportunities to attend a "Listening Session" by the committee and the only time the group will be in the Southeast & Cape area. If you can not attend you can email your testimony. We want to hear from you. Your input will be instrumental on the final recommendations we make to Governor Baker. Thank you.

Nomination papers for positions to be elected at the Annual Town Election will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning on Monday, January 12, 2015 and can be obtained up through March 26, 2015. All papers must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by 5 p.m on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

[Link]Silver Lake Youth Cheerleading will be holding a meat raffle fundraiser on Thursday, March 26 at Damien's, 279 Spring St, Hanson, Massachusetts 02341.

The Halifax Congregational Church, at 503 Plymouth Street, will be hosting Chowder Luncheons each Friday during the Lenten Season, February 20 through March 27, from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. The luncheons will consist of your choice of Clam, Corn or Seafood chowders, dessert and a beverage.  The donation per person is $7.50. Take-out is also available. Please come and join us for a wonderful luncheon and fellowship!  All are welcome.  

Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett Street, hosts a Lenten Chowder Supper on Friday, March 27, beginning at 5pm.  Offered will be corn chowder, clam chowder, baked macaroni & cheese and a weekly special. All for $5.00.

The Halifax Highway Department at 60 Hemlock Lane will accept brush at this location from 8am to noon on Saturday, March 28 from Halifax residents. No bags/piles of leaves or grass clippings. No large trees.

Word play fun for adults, seniors, and families with children ages 8 and up, and announcement of the short story contest results at the Holmes Public Library on Saturday, March 28 at 11:30am. Sponsored by the Friends of the Holmes Public Library. Join the library community to celebrate the start of spring!

The Old Colony Planning Council, the planning agency for the region, is holding a series of workshops in connection with its proposed Regional Transportation Plan. Workshops will be held at the Brockton Library's West Branch, 540 Forest Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301 on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Plymouth Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and at the Brockton Library's Main Branch, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 20301 from 1pm to 3pm. For more information, visit the OCPC Moving U 2040 web site. For those who cannot these meetings, an on-line survey is available.

The Halifax Board of Selectmen has set up a public forum for Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall on two proposed by-laws, one creating an Agricultural Commission in Halifax and the other establishing a "Right to Farm" in Halifax. Both articles will appear on the warrant of the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 11, 2015. While the Board is hosting the forum, the Board wanted to provide an opportunity for proponents of the two proposed by-laws to present information and answer questions from residents and other interested parties. Copies of the proposed by-laws are attached to this posting.

The Silver Lake Middle School Parents Teachers Organization will meet on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm in the Middle School Library. All are welcome to attend.

The Halifax Board of Health will hold a public hearing on its proposed regulations concerning barns and stables on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall. The revised set of regulations will be available by Wednesday, March 25.

The Town of Halifax is offering its annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at the Halifax Town Highway Barn on Hemlock Lane. This year’s clinic will run for only one (1) hour due to limited staffing availability. Clinic will administer rabies vaccination only: The one (1) year rabies vaccination or the three (3) year rabies booster. (Please bring proof that last year’s shot was less than a year ago (even one day) in order to be eligible for the three year booster.) Fee for each shot: $15.00. Senior Discount: $13.00.

The Holiday Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday April 4th from 11am to 1pm at the Halifax Elementary School. The Bunny will be there-Anna and Elsa from Arendelle, TWO balloonists this year, and SO MUCH MORE. We are so excited! Please visit www.halifaxyouthandrec.org for more information and a copy of the brochure!

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us on Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Holmes Public Library when Bridgewater poet Faye George will read from her new collection, World of Hard Use (WordTech, 2015). These poems are about work and workers, their ambitions and frustrations: blue, white, and pink collar workers; construction workers, factory workers, workers in offices, academies, kitchens. They are about the employed and the unemployed; the exploited, and the marginalized. They are about hope and despair, resilience and endurance.

The Halifax Elementary School PTO will meet on Friday, April 10 at 9am at the Halifax Elementary School.

Plop! for HOPS (Halifax Open Play Space) will take place on Saturday, April 11 from noon to 3pm on the Town Hall Green.

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Join South Shore Martials Arts as they hold a [Link]Break-a-Thon at their studio at 420 Plymouth Street in Halifax on Saturday, April 11 at 3pm to support fundraising for the HOPS playground.

The Zoning Board of Appeal's public hearing on the proposed comprehensive permit (Chapter 40B) for the Blackledge Farms development (52 single family homes) off Franklin Street will continue on Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall.

TRIAD will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 10am with guest speaker Susan Playfair, who has just written a book entitled "America's Founding Fruit: The Cranberry in a New Environment". This is her second book, and she will discuss the problems of growing berries and what must be done for their survival and future.

The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Wednesday, April 15 at the Our Lady of the Lake Church from 10:00am to 11:00am. They will also answer questions about medications. Please call the Board of Health at 781-293-6768 for more information.

Most Town buildings and services are closed on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 20, 2015.

You are invited to attend the annual Interfaith Service on Tuesday, April 21 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Halifax Town Hal. This event provides a time to meet others who are facing the day-to-day challenges of loss, grief and demands of the week. There will be a special service of restoration, healing and new beginnings led by Rev. Joseph Wadsworth of the Congregational Church and Father Hobson of Lady of the Lake Church. Please bring family members, a friend or neighbor to share in this event. There is an elevator to the Great Hall on the second floor, and there will be a light lunch following the service. Call the Halifax Council on Aging if you plan to attend so that the CoAging can plan accordingly.



 
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