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Town of Halifax - Calendar of Events - May 4 - June 6
The Silver Lake High School PTO will meet on May 4, 2015 at 4pm at the school library.

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TRIAD will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am with guest speaker Fire Chief Jason Viveiros who will discuss how one becomes a Fire Chief and the educational requirements of the position.

The Silver Lake Middle School Parents Teachers Organization will meet on Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm in the Middle School Library. All are welcome to attend.

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The Halifax Board of Selectmen has placed the following non-binding referendum of the ballot for the Town Election on Saturday, May 16:

Question 1:    Do you request that the State Legislature nullify the 2010 decision of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks which incorporate the Common Core State Standards, and returning the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to the pre-2010 Massachusetts State Standards?

Yes ___                       No ___

Please note that the question is non-binding and since it is on the ballot and is not an article at the Special or Annual Town Meetings in May, the question will not be debated at the Town Meetings.

There will be two forums in Halifax on the subject.

The first will be held on Wednesday, April 29 beginning at 7pm the Halifax Elementary School and will feature presentations by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with information about the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and PARCC. Speakers include Marilyn Decker, Director, STEM, ESE; Elizabeth Gonsalves, PARCC Fellow and Department Head, English Language Arts, Abington High School; Maureen LaCroix, Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, ESE; Heather Ronan, PARCC Fellow and Coordinator of Mathematics and Science, PreK-5, Brockton Public Schools; and Jass Stewart, Special Assistant to the Sr. Associate Commissioner, ESE.

The second will be held on Thursday, May 7 from 7pm to 9pm in the All-Purpose Room of the Halifax Elementary School and will feature presentations by Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Jaimie Gass. More information about the event is available at this Facebook posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/820807728001108/

In addition, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a series of public forums across the Commonwealth on the upcoming decision on whether to sunset the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and adopt the Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC). Members of the public will be invited to attend and offer their perspectives on the PARCC assessments at sessions across the state. More information about these sessions is available at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=17901

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The Halifax Congregational Church will be hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. There will be men's, women's, and children's clothing, kitchen and housewares, jewelry, small appliances, small furniture, ceramics, glassware, knick knacks, books, toys, games and much more! At noon there will be a Bag Sale where you will have the opportunity to buy a small bag for $1 or a large bag (trash bag) for $5 to put as many remaining non-sold items as possible into your bag. We will be serving hot muffins made from scratch and baked in the church kitchen the morning of the sale along with coffee or tea. If you have gently used items you would like to donate to the Rummage Sale, they can be dropped off at the church on Friday, May 8 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  If you need to have items picked up, please contact Susan Mahan at 781-293-0422 to make arrangements. Please come and enjoy getting a great bargain or two!

The Monponsett Watershed Association will hold its annual Pond Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 9 rain or shine. Meet at 9am at the West Pond Boat Ramp off Route 58.

The Halifax Board of Selectmen will host the Town's annual clean-up day on Saturday, May 9 from 9am to noon. Participants should meet in the Town Hall parking lot before 9am. Garbage bags will be available and there will be some light refreshments served before the event. Community groups interested in participating should contact the Board of Selectmen's office at 781-294-1316 and pick an area for clean-up work before Saturday, May 9.

The Halifax Historical Society will hold its spring plant sale from 9am to 1pm on the Town Hall Green on Saturday, May 9.

Watch teapots get shaped on a pottery wheel right before your eyes at Spouting Off!:Teapots from Around the World on Saturday, May 9, at 11am, presented by Rick Hamelin, a master potter from Warren, Massachusetts. He will make several types of teapots on the wheel, employing various techniques for forming clay while discussing traditions and use of unique teapots from Asia, Lebanon, England and  Massachusetts. Spouting Off! will be followed by a Books in Bloom tea to recognize library volunteers. All are welcome! Bring your mom for Mother’s Day!

The John and Son's Barber Shop Golf Tournament to benefit Halifax in Lights (Halifax Fireworks) will be held on Monday, May 11 starting at 7am at the Halifax Country Club. Cost is $125 per person or $500 per team. Registration is at 7am and there will be a shotgun start at 7:30am. Dinner, awards, and prizes to follow the tournament. Scramble format (all hit, play best ball). Contests include longest drive, closest to pin, and closest to line. To participate or sponsor a hole ($100), contact John and Son's Barber Shop.

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The 2015 Halifax Annual Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 11 at 7:30pm at the Halifax Elementary School. The warrant for the meeting is available.

A Halifax Special Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 11 at 8:000pm at the Halifax Elementary School. The warrant for the meeting is available.

The Halifax Annual Town Election will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 10am to 6pm at the Halifax Elementary School Gym. The sample ballot for the election is available.

Salon Serenity, 590 Monponsett Street will be holding "Haircuts for HOPS" on Sunday, May 17 from 1pm to 4pm. They will have wet cuts for $15, a bake sale, and raffle. All are welcome: men, women, children of all ages. Let's help build our kids a new play space.

The Halifax Board of Selectmen will host a presentation of the results from the Town's participation in the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT), a program run through Northeastern University, on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall. The EDSAT helps cities and towns analyze their capacity for economic development. Municipalities start by identifying and promoting their “deal makers” that foster economic growth and opportunity and surmounting the “deal breakers” within their control that have been working against their efforts. EDSAT enhances the power of local officials to affect positive change in policies and procedures and to better enable these communities to compete for critically needed private sector investment – that is, EDSAT is one of the first steps mayors and boards of selectmen can take to becoming the “CEO of Economic Development” for their communities. Barry Bluestone, of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University will lead the presentation. This project is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts District Local Technical Assistance Program and completed with the assistance of the Old Colony Planning Council. All residents, businesses, and local officials are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.

The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Wednesday, May 20 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.

The Halifax Elementary School PTO will meet on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm at the Halifax Elementary School.

The Town of Halifax will hold its annual Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 25. Parade marchers should gather at Shelby Plaza, just south of the intersection of Routes 58 and 106, starting at 9:00am. The parade will start at 9:30am and go from Shelby Plaza to the Halifax Town Hall. At approximately 10:00am, the ceremonies will begin including speeches, the reading of the winning essays from students at Halifax Elementary School, and the laying of the wreaths. All are invited to attend.

The Halifax Highway Department at 60 Hemlock Lane will accept brush at this location from 8am to noon on Saturday, May 30 from Halifax residents. No bags/piles of leaves or grass clippings. No large trees.

The Friends of the Holmes Public Library will hold their annual Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs are welcome during the month of May. Please bring donations during regular library hours, and remember to come back and shop the sale! This year, whatever is left after the day of the sale will be made available for sale during regular library hours the following week, so come back and browse again for even bigger bargains! The Friends will also be looking for donations of baked goods on Friday, May 29, and the morning of the sale. If you would like to bake something for the sale, please email the Friends at friendsoftheholmeslibrary@gmail.com or call the library at 781-293-2271 to get on the bakers' list.

The Halifax Council on Aging will hold a "Go the Distance" 1 mile walk challenge on Wednesday, June 3, beginning at 3:30pm. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Once walkers have finished the route, they will be invited to the Turkey Burger Cookout Party.

The Silver Lake Middle School Parents Teachers Organization will meet on Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm in the Middle School Library. All are welcome to attend.

The Halifax Recycling Center will hold its monthly hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, June 6 from 7:30am to 12:30pm at the Recycling Center, 917 Plymouth Street. All household hazardous waste must be in the original labeled sealed container; container cannot be leaking or rusted. No Exceptions.

Register this 5-K race/walk fundraising event for the HOPS playground on Saturday, June 6. In addition, they will also be holding a Kids 1K Fun Run/Walk afterwards @ 11 AM at the track behind the Halifax Elementary School.




 
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