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Cookie Decorating with Karen Collins of Bisousweet Confections
Cookie Decorating -with Karen Collins of Bisousweet Confections  Make this year the year you learn how to make cookies for your family and friends. During this hands-on class, we will discuss how to make and roll cookie dough, will learn the tricks to making perfect royal icing, and will explore and practice decorating techniques to create your own decorated cookies. Everyone will leave with a box of cookies, recipes and new decorating skills!. Date of class:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm Cost:               $85 each student Karen Collins owns Bisousweet Confections, a wholesale bakery located in Shirley, MA. She is a self-taught pastry chef with over 23 years of experience working in commercial bakeries. Her favorite place to be, when she's not with her family, is in the middle of a kitchen surrounded by butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour   Cancellation policy: We understand that plans change, and things come up.  We offer a full refund if class registration is cancelled up to 2 days prior to class.  If cancelled within 48 hours of class, your refund, less a $25 fee, will be returned in the form of original payment.

When: Oct 18, 2017 6:30PM in Acton, MA
Native American Toolbox: Children's Program
Join Craig Chartier, archaeologist and educator from the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project, for this introduction to the technology of flint knapping (stone tool production) as represented at Acton’s own Pine Hawk site. Participants will get the chance to see a demonstration by Craig and to participate in hands-on activities related to geology and stone tool-making and use. Acton Memorial Library; free.  

When: Oct 19, 2017 3pm in Acton, MA
Nara Park MONSTER BASH
MONSTER BASH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 7pm - 9pm (NO RAIN DATE) NARA PARK IS LOCATED AT 25 LEDGE ROCK WAY, ACTON, MA 01720 TICKETS - $5.00 PER PERSON - ALL AGES - BLACK LIGHT DJ DANCE PARTY FUN & GAMES FLASHLIGHT CANDY HUNT (BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHT) COSTUMES OPTIONAL

When: Oct 20, 2017 12am to Oct 20, 2017 12am in Acton, MA
Take Aparts Art!

Get ready to turn trash into treasure! We’ve been collecting some of the interesting inner workings discovered inside electronics during our popular monthly Take Aparts program. We’ll combine these with other recycled and repurposed materials to make one-of-a-kind sculptures and collages.

Our mission: to inspire enduring curiosity and love of learning. At the Discovery Museums, children discover open-ended, interactive activities that encourage exploration and imagination.



When: Oct 20, 2017 2pm in Acton, MA
Cost: Event included in admission, $12.50.
Kid Disco!
Grab the kiddos and your dancing shoes . . . It's a Kid Disco in West Acton! The Acton-Boxborough Family Network, True West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Kid Disco Night in The Gallery!  Bring your kids to takeover the dancefloor with DJ Dazza, while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West.  The Gallery will be transformed into a kid-friendly colorful disco party. We'll have a designated dance area, surrounded by lounge-style tables, so you can relax while keeping an eye on your kiddos out there bustin' a move. If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.  Tickets & Info Preschool through 6th Grade - $8 general Admission / $5 for ABFN Members Adults - Free! (Must attend with at least 1 child) ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today! Interested in becoming an ABFN memeber? Go to www.abfamily.org to join!

When: Oct 20, 2017 6:30PM in Acton, MA
Edward Lodi: The Pequot War
In 1637 the Puritans of MA and the fledgling colony of Connecticut declared war on the Pequot Indians—the most powerful of all the New England tribes. What had the Pequots done to incur the wrath of the English settlers? Why did the Narragansetts and Mohegans side with the English? What role did the Dutch play in the war? Why did the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony refuse MA’ request for assistance? Author Edward Lodi provides answers to these and other questions. Acton Memorial Library; free.

When: Oct 21, 2017 2pm in Acton, MA
American Nations: History of the 11 Rival Cultures - Book Discussion
Colin Woodard takes readers on a journey through the history of this fractured continent and the rivalries and alliances among its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why "American" values vary sharply from one region to another. Copies of the book will be available for loan at the circulation desk in late September. Acton Memorial Library; free.

When: Oct 23, 2017 7pm in Acton, MA
"Perfect Bites" for Holiday Entertaining with Mill City Cheese Mongers
" "Perfect Bites" with Local Cheese for Holiday Entertaining - with Beth Falk of Mill City Cheesemongers The Fall and Winter holiday seasons are full of opportunities to share food with people you love. Learn how to create simple, eye-catching, and delicious bites with local cheese and accompaniments. The class will taste cheeses with a variety of pairings and then design some of their own "perfect bites" using both sweet and savory ingredients. We will be sure to include at least a few different ideas for melted cheese bites with raclette and fondue as well as some not-so-common dessert bites!  On the Menu: A dried pear topped with creamy blue cheese and drizzled with honey apple vinegar and roasted garlic olive oil, Potato crisps topped with melted Gruyere, crispy pancetta and roasted peaches, White chocolate and Castelvetrano olive bark with bloomy rind goat cheese and figs, Sesame brittle with aged sheep's milk cheese, orange marmalade and strips of roasted nori.   Date of class:   Tuesday, October 24, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm Cost:                $75 each student Beth Falk is the executive director of the MA Cheese Guild and the owner of Mill City Cheesemongers, a specialty cheese shop at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA. Her cheese platters have been featured in local and national media. www.millcitycheese.com Cancellation policy: We understand that plans change, and things come up.  We offer a full refund if class registration is cancelled up to 2 days prior to class.  If cancelled within 48 hours of class, your refund, less a $25 fee, will be returned in the form of original payment.   

When: Oct 24, 2017 6:30PM in Acton, MA
Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres With Mark Valentine
Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres -with Mark Valentine Hors d’Oeuvres for holiday parties are delicious, and fun to make.  Learn to make a selection of hors d’Oeuvres perfect for the holidays, or any time of year. Chef Valentine will share recipes for Lobster Wontons, Prosciutto-fig grilled canapes, Garlic Shrimp, Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls, and a modern take on Beef Wellington.  Chef Mark Valentine:  personal chef, party planner, cooking instructor, and caterer. Date of class:   Wednesday, October 25, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm Cost:                $75 each student Mark Valentine is a personal chef in the Metrowest area. Mark combines his classical French culinary training with Asian and Southwestern influences to create a cuisine that is uniquely American and distinctly his own. E-mail markscooking@verizon.net. Cancellation policy: We understand that plans change, and things come up. We offer a full refund if class registration is cancelled up to 2 days prior to class. If cancelled within 48 hours of class, your refund, less a $25 fee, will be returned in the form of original payment.

When: Oct 25, 2017 6:30PM in Acton, MA
Nashoba Hill: Vision Quest and Nashobah Plantation
A very special local hill roars! The Indians thought the winds were pent up inside, the Colonials said it sounded like cannons, some folks climbed it to await “the rapture,” and others erected a stone altar atop it. Its history is even stranger than anything that has swooshed down its slopes or taken its chair-lift up. Gather ‘round the ski lodge fire, friends, and hear Dan Boudillon recount the strange tale of Nashoba Hill—of a dark king under the mountain and an island village of vision quests and shamans. Boudillion has presented and written on the history of the Nashobah Plantation area since 1999. Acton Memorial Library; free.

When: Oct 25, 2017 7pm in Acton, MA