REHOBOTH HAS TALENT!  COME TO THE BIG SHOW!

GREAT ACTS TO COMPETE IN 375 TALENT SHOW

You don’t want to miss the big Rehoboth 375 Talent Show to be held on Saturday, May 5 starting at 6:30 PM in the auditorium at DRRHS. 15 acts of very talented people will perform for prize money: Breanna Guay, Jacob Calamar, Lindsay Carlson, Avery Thomas, Jay Cunningham, Counterfeit Cash  (Rodney Bruelle and Jim Sequin), Salvador Lopez, Katie Calverley, Benjamin Foss, Zachariah Padin, David Falcon, Bill Maiorano, Richard Barrett, Magic Eye (Matthew Earle, Matthew Little, Ethan Votalato, Conor Harrington and Kyle Kelly), and the duo of Charles and Christopher Pike. Cash prizes will be awarded to two categories (age 17 and under, age 18 and over) with first place prizes of $500, second place prizes of $250 and third place prizes of $100.  Tickets are $5 per person, $20 for a family up to five, children five years and under admitted free. Tickets available at the door.  No assigned seating, so get there early.  Refreshments and 375 commemorative items will also be available for purchase.  This is a fundraiser for the Rehoboth 375 Parade.


NEWS FROM THE REHOBOTH GARDEN CLUB

On April 2 at the Rehoboth Garden Club’s annual meeting, Susan Thayer was installed as president, Sally Phillips as first vice president, and Janice Grochmal as treasurer. The club will host a special event fundraiser on Monday, May 1 at 6:30 PM at Goff Memorial Hall. “Jewelry the Garden” will be presented by Blakely Szosz, President of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs, and Head Gardener at RI Country Club. She will demonstrate how to create perfect planters to enhance your outdoor space. 100% of the guest fees will go to purchase a flowering tree to commemorate the town’s 375th anniversary year. The tree will be planted at the Blanding Library in a ceremony held in June. Tickets for this special event are $10 per person including the planter design demonstration, dessert buffet, and a drawing ticket to win a planter. Another club event in May will be their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM in the shed behind Goff Memorial Hall.  Club members will contribute perennials from their own gardens to the sale. Annuals, herbs, vegetables and shrubs will also be available.  All sale proceeds fund the club’s annual scholarship, civic beautification, and educational programs.


OFFICIALS BID FOND FAREWELL TO SELECTMAN PIMENTAL

Town officials, past and present, paid tribute to Selectman Susan Pimental on Monday, March 26 during what was her last meeting as a selectman. The first 30 minutes of the meeting included testimonials and presentations to Pimental who decided not to run this year for another term on the BOS. Along with her multiple terms as selectman, she previously served for many years on the town’s finance committee. Both Representative Steven Howitt and Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson presented Pimental with certificates, as did the BOS. Following many tributes and kind words, the meeting adjourned for a short time to allow the gathering to thank Pimental and wish her well.  (Photo by M. Deignan)    


DIGHTON-REHOBOTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

This year’s combined town Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28 in Dighton beginning at 10 AM.  The starting point will be at Georgio’s Restaurant at 1881 County Street (Route 138).  Rehoboth groups and organizations are invited to participate in the parade.  Please contact Jake Kramer, Veterans Services Officer, as soon as possible by calling 508-252-4467 or email: veterans@town.rehoboth.ma.us


BECKWITH EIGHTH GRADER NAMED SEMIFINALIST

The National Geographic Society has notified local eighth grader Samuel Brown that he is a semifinalist in the 2018 Massachusetts National Geographic State Bee at Elms College in Chicopee, MA on Friday, April 6.  Sam, son of Lynda and Thomas Brown, will compete for the state championship where the winner will receive $200 and a trip to Washington, DC to represent Massachusetts in the national championship in May. The first place national champ will receive a $50K college scholarship, an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor II, and other prizes. Good luck to Samuel!

STUDENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR RAS SCHOLARSHIP

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society (RAS) will award a scholarship to one or more students accepted by or enrolled in a post-secondary program related to museum or library studies. This may include museum or library science, history, archeology, anthropology, conservation, restoration, preservation, etc.  Applicants from the greater Rehoboth area may apply, and the funds will be applied to the second semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline to submit application is April 30. The award of up to $1,000 is a one-time commitment by the RAS and all applicants will be informed of the Scholarship Committee’s decision by July 31, 2018. Additional information and an application may be found on the RAS website.


REHOBOTH 375 COMMEMORATIVES

The 375 Committee is now selling three types of commemorative shirts, tee-shirts, polo shirts in two fabrics, and denim shirts (short and long sleeve).  The shirts are are available for purchase at Anawan Pharmacy and at selected 375 Anniversary events.  A big thank you to Anawan Pharmacy for graciously helping the 375 Committee by stocking and selling the shirts and other commemorative items including stemless wine glasses etched with the 375 logo.  All types of payment are accepted at the pharmacy including credit cards or check payable to: Rehoboth 375 Committee.

 
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VACATION WEEK FUN AT THE BLANDING LIBRARY

Looking for things to do during vacation week?  The Blanding Library will offer “Hooray for Game Day” from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, April 17 featuring all kinds of games and puzzles for the whole family.  Also on Tuesday, April 17, a Penny Whistle Workshop will be held from 1 to 3 PM. 

A beginner’s workshop will be held from 1 to 2 PM for both adults and kids from age six up. A second workshop will be held from 2 to 3 PM to teach more intricate tunes and techniques characteristic to Celtic music.  Penny whistles will be available to borrow during the workshop or to purchase.  On Wednesday, April 18, the library offers Pizza and Poetry for Kids from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Drop by the library or call to reserve your place at these vacation week events. The library also hosts a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall. Everyone is invited to attend a  FREE screening of the Academy Award-winning Disney Pixar animated film, Coco. Popcorn provided, but bring your own beverages.


SHOW PRIDE IN YOUR HOMETOWN, PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP - APRIL 22 THROUGH 28

All residents are encouraged to help clean up roadside debris and litter during this year’s Roadside Clean-Up week, April 22 through 28.  This town-side campaign is brought to you the Rehoboth 375 Committee, Rehoboth Litter Prevention Initiative, and the Rehoboth Business Association.  Get free trash bags with instructions at these convenient locations:  Town Office, Chartley’s Country Store, Manny & Sons Auto Repair, J & J Materials, Rehoboth Highway Department, Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, Century 21 David Smith Real Estate, Blanding Public Library and WasteTech.  Registered participants will receive a free tee-shirt while supplies last.  Register online.  During the clean-up week, pick up the bags with roadside litter and then call for bag pick-up.  Working together, we can make a difference and clean up the vast amount of litter on our roads.  Find all the details here.


ARTS IN THE VILLAGE PRESENTS HAVEN STRING QUARTET

The last concert of this season will be presented on Saturday, April 28 at Goff Memorial Hall. First come, first seated. Doors open at 7 PM. Violinists Yaira Matyakubova and Gregory Tompkins, violist Annalisa Boerner and cellist Philip Boulanger will take the stage at 7:30 PM.  Tickets: $18 general; $16 seniors; $8 children and students; cash and checks only. Tickets available at door. For more information, please call 508-463-5384. rehobothantiquarian.org.   HSQ


JEWELRY FOR THE GARDEN DEMONSTRATION FUNDRAISER

The Rehoboth Garden Club hosts this event on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 PM in Goff Memorial Hall. This event will raise money for the purchase of a flowering tree to be planted at the Blanding Library/Goff Hall in honor of Rehoboth’s 375 Anniversary year.  Blakely Szosz, President of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs and Head Gardener for the RI Country Club will present ‘Jewelry for the Garden‘ and demonstrate how to create the perfect planters to highlight your yard. Drawings will be held for all her designs!  $10 per guest fee includes a dessert buffet and one opportunity drawing ticket. All are invited to attend.


D-R MARCHING BAND BOOSTERS YARD & BAKE SALE

This fundraiser supports the DRRHS Marching Band on Saturday, May 5 from 8 AM to 3 PM at Palmer River Elementary School.  If you have any donations for the Boosters, a non-profit organization, please contact Lori Rossi at president@DRMBboosters.org or call 774-254-6035.


REHOBOTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH MAY BREAKFAST

Enjoy a delicious May Breakfast on Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall at Rehoboth Congregational Church.  This fundraiser supports the Missions Committee’s community service.  Breakfast includes fresh scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and fresh fruit salad, plus coffee, tea and juice. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12 years.  No reservations required! 


REHBOTH GARDEN CLUB HOSTS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

The Rehoboth Garden Club will host their annual plant sale in the shed behind Goff Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Purchase annuals, herbs, vegetables and shrubs. Club members will be contributing perennials from their own gardens to the sale.  All proceeds fund the club’s annual scholarship, civic beautification and educations programs.

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