Announcements for Oct. 1, 2021

Published: 10/1/2021 8:43:24 AM
HopkintonCemetery walk

Hopkinton Historical Society presents its eighth Cemetery Walk at the Clement Hill Cemetery on Oct. 16 and 17, at 1 p.m. Visitors will hear from 27 of Hopkinton’s former residents, portrayed by local actors in period costumes. This small cemetery was part of a once vibrant community tucked into the northwest corner of Hopkinton. Its inhabitants will tell stories of how the community changed from farms to summer camps to summer residences; of soldiers from every war from the American Revolution to the Civil War; and of thieves and murderers. The event is not scary; instead, it is a glimpse of Hopkinton’s rich heritage through the lives of its citizens. The all local cast is directed by Beth Spaulding and includes Connor Allen, Elissa Barr, Roxanne Benzel, Jean Buck, Neal Cass, Nancy Jo Chabot, Dan Coen, Jeff Dearborn, Joanne Debold, Ingrid Dinter, Ko Dustin, Sylvia Dustin, Nadine Ferrero, Carrie Flaherty, Sherry Gould, John Hardenbergh, Lissa Jones, Susan Lawless, Pete Mosseau, Mike Metcalf, Gabe Nelson, Jim O’Brien, Caleb Parsons, Paul Piecuch, Steve Shurtleff, and Jim von Dongen. Research and writing of the script was done by Lynn Clark and Beth Spaulding. The event will take place at the Clement Hill Cemetery, which is located on Clement Hill Road between Sandy Beach Campground and Bass Lane in Hopkinton. Visitors are encouraged to bring a folding chair and to wear comfortable shoes. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and may be purchased at the event or in advance at the Society during regular business hours. Proceeds from the Cemetery Walk will benefit the Hopkinton Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1859. The Society’s 2019 Putney Hill Cemetery Walk received a national history award from the American Association for State and Local History. For more information, please contact Hopkinton Historical Society at 603-746-3825,, or visit the website

WilmotChildren’s author

On Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. local children’s author Mary Lyn Ray will visit the Wilmot Library and read from her latest book, The House of Grass and Sky. Born in Louisiana, Mary Lyn Ray is a conservationist who worked in museums for 15 years and as a professional consultant in land protection and historic preservation. She is also the author of several picture books for children including Christmas Farm, Pumpkins and Stars. A resident of Danbury, Mary Lyn continues to regularly publish a variety of books for children. For more information, please consult the library website at or call Glynis at 546-6804 or email her at

HopkintonFall festivities

Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center is holding a Halloween and Fall Festivities event on Oct. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. All in the community are welcome to join in the various fun activities planned: Trick or Treating with the horses, a Haunted Trail walk, face painting, games, bonfire and s’mores, pumpkin painting and lots of fun all around! Tickets can be pre-purchased online by texting in Fall4Fun to 91999, or day-of at the event. Proceeds from this event will go to support a recent program at BITS, ‘Hope for Young Heroes’, a program designed to help strengthen families facing difficulties (such as cancer, disability, mental illness, etc) by providing opportunities for them to connect in meaningful ways. Come support this program while having a blast at our Halloween and Fall Festival!


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