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TBS Family Camp
Enjoy a weekend away with other TBS families, including outdoor fun, Shabbat learning, family activities, and smores and singing around the campfire. Each family will have a private room with a private bath and all meals and snacks are included.  New this year, we are headed to Nature's Classroom, located about an hour away in beautiful Charlton, MA. Nature educators will lead us on a night walk to listen to the sounds of owls and coyotes, a ropes course experience, and more! Family Camp is designed for families with children ages 2-11, with older and younger siblings welcome. Space is limited to 30 families, and registration is first come, first served.   Reserve your tickets online. We will then bill your account: $125 for adults (ages 12+) $100 for children (ages 3-11) $75 for children 2 and under

When: May 5, 2018 10am in Charlton, MA

Veterans Inc. 21st Annual Best Ball Charity Golf Classic

Support our Veterans and Their Families! Golf, Become a Sponsor, and/or Donate a Raffle Prize.Wednesday, May 9th, 2018Heritage Country Club, Charlton, MAShotgun Start at 9amFor more information,visit http://www.veteransinc.org/events/best-ball-charity-golf-classic/or contact (508) 791-1213 ext. 1162 or Golf@veteransinc.org

When: May 9, 2018 9am to May 9, 2018 4pm in Charlton, MA
Cost: $175 Register to golf$50 for meal onlyDonations gratefully accepted!

Kanai Sensei 2018 Memorial Seminar (Aikido)

Kanai Sensei Memorial Seminar - a weekend Aikido retreat where you can develop a new appreciation of Aikido training while sharing all the good times with friends. Don't just practice Aikido, for three days - live it! Framingham Aikikai will host its third Kanai Sensei Memorial Seminar over the Memorial Day holiday weekend with a lineup of senior instructors and fun activities at affordable prices. Join us as we celebrate Kanai Sensei in a special setting that recalls the early days of Aikido! Robert Zimmermann - Shihan, 7th Dan - Toronto Aikikai David Farrell - Shihan, 7th Dan - Commonwealth Aikikai David Halprin - Shihan, 7th Dan - Framingham Aikikai Barbara Britton - Shihan, 6th Dan - Framingham Aikikai Fiona Blyth - Shidoin, 5th Dan - Boston Aikikai and more instructors to come...Experience - a large group of senior instructors will be on the mat to celebrate the influence of Kanai Sensei, review his singular techniques and learn something new. Though Kanai Sensei is our focus, other teachers influenced by Kanai Sensei will also be present.Celebration - the celebration of Kanai Sensei doesn’t end on the mat. The seminar will provide daily opportunities to relax, socialize and have fun.Pricing - the aim is to give more people access to practice and have fun whether they are attending for one, two or all three days. We've worked to make travel and seminar costs reasonable, or even low (if you want to rough it by bringing your camping gear!) NOTE: If you would like to be co-located with your dojo in the same lodging area, please let us know when you register.  You must bring your own linens (meaning a towel and either a sleeping bag or twin sheets and pillow). We will have a very limited number of linens available for rental subject to a deposit. Class Schedule FAQs Q. Are there day rates available with and without food options? Yes, we will be offering day-only rates for people coming for one day. These will be available after the early bird rates end on March 24. Walk-in registrations (on-site) will only be eligible for day passes without meals.  Q. Are families welcome? And what's the minimum age requirement for practicing Aikido on the mat? The seminar is open to families and children of all ages. There is no charge for children three years and under. However, if children want to join us on the mat, they need to be 13 years old. Q. What should I bring to the event? At the very least, please bring a towel, linens or sleeping bags, toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste), your Aikido weapons, and your gi. Sunblock and/or insect repellent will be helpful if you plan on spending time in the outdoors. Plan ahead! If it's warm, you may want to bring a fan. If it's rainy, you might want to bring an umbrella and boots. You can always bring things to make your stay more enjoyable such as a cooler filled with drinks, a coffee maker, or even a ball for the basketball/volleyball court. Use your imagination! Q. What are my options if I don't bring my own linens? Please try to bring your own linens if possible! If necessary, we will have a limited supply of linens available for rental. You will be able to rent: Twin Fitted Bed Sheet Twin Sheet Pillow Case Pillow Blanket Towel A full set (all items) requires a $40 deposit on-site. When you return all the items (undamaged), we will refund $20 back. If you only need a partial set (any 3 items), you can pay a $20 deposit on-site, with $10 refunded on return. Note that the price is the same for 1 night or 2 night stays. Supplies are limited, and availability is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are unable to bring your own linens (possibly due to travel limits), let us know ahead of time and we'll reserve a set for you (subject to the same deposit prices). If we run out of supplies, you can visit the WalMart at 100 Charleton Road shopping center to get what you need. Q. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us through email at: KanaiSenseiSeminar@gmail.com. Q. What kind of lodging is available? Each lodge at Prindle Pond has two wings that each consist of a common bathroom and a group of rooms. Most rooms have two bunk beds (i.e. four beds).  A very limited number of rooms have a private full bathroom, and most rooms with a private bathroom are single occupancy. Though the venue is private property and quite safe, please make an effort to secure your own belongings while you are there. Rooms types fall into five categories: Double Room (2 bunk beds), No Bath: 2-4 people Single (single bed), No Bath: 1 person Single (single bed), Full Bath: 1 person Double Room (2 bunk beds), Full Bath: 2-4 people Double Room (1 bunkbed), No Bath: 1-2 people We will try our best to accommodate lodging requests, but can't guarantee placement. Also, single rooms are in very limited supply, so if you request one, we will put you on the waitlist, but we will disclose more details of the waiting list as the rooming assignments become clearer. Most single rooms will be sold out during early registration.  Q. How do room assignments work? We will make room assignments based on several factors. We generally assign two people to a room. If you register for a private bathroom, we will likely assign one person to a room. If you have any preferences for roommates or neighbors, please let us know when you register. If you registered for a private bathroom, please let us know if you want a single- or multi-occupancy configuration. We will make every effort to accommodate your requests when making room assignments. Please contact us with lodging requests at KanaiSenseiSeminar@gmail.com. Q. How do I register for a private bathroom? While there are rooms available with a private bath, they sold out very quickly during the "early bird" promotion and during open registration.  Please contact us directly, if you have specific lodging requests at KanaiSenseiSeminar@gmail.com. Q. How does dining work? The camp will provide 6 meals for full weekend attendees and 3 meals for one night attendees. These meals are already a part of the full weekend and one night packages. Day passes normally do not include any meals, but if you pre-register your day pass, you can buy a meals add-on. The venue needs a head count to make sure they prepare enough food for everyone. Participants who stay a single night will get dinner on the first day and breakfast and lunch on the second day. In other words, Friday/Saturday attendees will get Dinner on Friday and Breakfast/Lunch on Saturday, while Saturday/Sunday attendees will get Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast/Lunch on Sunday. The dining hall will be open at all times, but the venue will serve food at specific times: Friday Dinner: 5:30pm-6:30pm Saturday Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am Saturday Lunch: 12:30 pm-1:30pm Saturday Dinner: 6:30pm-7:30pm Sunday Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am Sunday Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know at KanaiSenseiSeminar@gmail.com. Q. What are the amenities at the venue? Attendees will have access to the camp property, which includes a basketball court, sandy volleyball court, and a soccer/softball field. A large pond bearing the venue name is available for boating or swimming. Nature trails and bike paths crisscross the wooded area. WiFi is available in the main dining hall area.  Housing will be in lodge-style buildings.  Each wing of a lodge has a large common bathroom with numerous shower stalls, sinks, and toilets. A limited number of rooms have private baths. Each lodge is unique, and have accessible and pleasant common areas for sharing good times. The rooms are simple; they contain bunks and possibly some storage space. You will need to bring a towel plus linens (twin sheet, pillow, and blanket) or a sleeping bag. A limited number of linen packages will be available for rent on-site if you are unable to bring your own. Remember that this is a retreat, so the amenities are comfortable, yet simple. That said, the camp provides everything you need to enjoy a weekend away from the rat race. We want to encourage people to unplug and relax as much as possible. Q. Where can I find out some more information about the venue? We are thrilled to host this seminar at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA, which is conveniently located minutes from the MA Turnpike and Interstate 84. This beautiful facility sits on 500 wooded acres. For students and non-students alike, it offers recreational activities such as bonfires, softball, and beautiful nature walks. For those wishing to venture outside of Prindle Pond, you are only nine miles to historic Sturbridge Village. Trip Advisor - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g41854-Sturbridge_MA-Vacations.html Sturbridge - http://www.sturbridge.com/ Q. What's the refund policy? Refunds will be available subject to EventBrite policy. Full refunds are available up to the end of pre-registration. Just request a refund through EventBrite. After pre-registration ends, you will need to contact us about refunds, which may be subject to fees. If you have questions, please send us an email at KanaiSenseiSeminar@gmail.com. Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No need. We will be able to check you in once you visit the registration desk in the main dining hall.   

When: May 25, 2018 1pm in Charlton, MA

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About Charlton, MA
The Town of Charlton Massachusetts was founded in 1755 and is located in the south-central portion of Worcester County and is less than 50 miles away from Boston. Search CharltonMA.com to find local businesses, event listings, Charlton homes for sale and local town resources.

History of the town includes James Capen Adams also known as "Grizzly Adams" who was one of the last mountain men. Adams spent eight years in the Rocky Mountains. He became a friend and slayer of grizzly bears as well as having several hand to fang encounters with the bears. In 1860 Adams died with his boots on and was buried in the Old Burying Ground in Charlton.

History of the town also includes that of Dr. William Thomas Green Morton whose experiments with ether first made anesthesia possible during surgical operations. Visit the cemeteries for a closer look at both the head stones of Grizzly Adams and Dr. Morton as well as a peek into your own family roots!