Blandford Walking Map & Event on 10/9

The Town of Blandford, collaboratively with Healthy Hampshire, has created a walking map that highlights the best routes and loops in town for walking – with levels ranging from easy to challenging and terrain that includes sidewalks, roadside shoulders, dirt paths and dirt roads. With funding from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Healthy Hampshire, the map was created as part of an effort to support people of all ages and abilities to take advantage of one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise: walking. The map features historical, cultural and ecological points of interest in addition to the walking routes.

Blandford will be hosting an event in conjunction with the Hilltown Mobile Market on Oct. 9 to showcase the maps to town residents.

BLANDFORD WALKS WITH THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9 from 2:00-3:30pm
WHERE: We will meet in parking lot of Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA.
WHAT: Town Administrator Joshua A. Garcia, will host a walk around the center of town – what’s called the Kaolin Loop identified in the Walking Map. Join him for informal conversation, snacks and a stop at the Country Store for some apple cider donuts. While you’re there, pick up a copy of the Blandford Walking Map, as well as some fresh, Hilltown-grown produce at the last day of the Hilltown Mobile Market! We ask that all participants follow Covid-19 safety protocols by wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

You can also download a copy of the Blandford Walking Map here.

Blandford Cultural Council First Annual Arts Exhibition

The Blandford Cultural Council is pleased to invite local artists to submit their work for consideration in our First Annual Arts Exhibition.

DATE: August 29, 2020
PLACE: Blandford Country Club, North Street, Blandford, Massachusetts

PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for area residents to enjoy the visual arts and to promote the regional Artisans.

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA: The juried exhibition is open to fine arts, fine art crafts (sculpture, pottery, woodwork). Originals, limited editions, and open editions are allowed.

Click here to download complete rules of entry and entry form.

Halloween Party & Trunk-or-Treat on 10/31/19

Grab Your Favorite Costume and Join us for our Annual Halloween Party and Trunk-or-Treating
Thursday, October 31, 2019
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Blandford Town Hall
• Make your own hot chocolate
• Candy apples
• Popcorn
• Games & prizes
• Cider, donuts, cookies, snacks & more
• Bonfire – toast marshmallows and make s’mores!

PARENT, NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS:
We are looking for volunteers to set up for Trunk-Or-Treat in the Town Hall Parking lot. We’re looking for volunteers to (A) help with Trunk-or-Treating and will set up by 4:45pm and/or (B) help with donating a snack. Please contact:
Joann Martin: jpmartin1231@gmail.com OR Keri Morawiec: clayben75@gmail.com