Elephant talk by author

April 12, at Milton Library at 7 p.m. author Carol Bradley, “Last Chain on Billie” spoke about the history of elephants in America, their cruel treatment as circus animals, and their intelligence, and deep emotional life. Meanwhile Therese Desmond, cemetery superintendent, has installed life-sized elephant topiaries installed at the duck pond in the cemetery. Bradley’s point is that while Ringling Brothers is stopping its operations, it still owns elephants. And there are smaller circuses that continue to perform.

Easter egg hunt

TF124012Saturday, March 12, 2016 11:00 am sharp!

Meet at DCR Pope John Paul II Park at 763 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.
Call the DCR at 617-333-7404, ext 104 or visit DCR on the web at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-boston/pope-john-paul-ii-park-reservation.html

Join the DCR and Phillips Candy House in a wonderful spring tradition. Celebrate the 24th annual Kids Spring Egg Scramble at DCR Pope John Paul II Park on 763 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester Ma. Children ages 4-8 can join in the scramble for toy and candy filled plastic eggs scattered across the field at DCR Pope John Paul II Park. It’s a fun way to welcome springtime in the great outdoors. Please arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking.

The Kids Spring Egg Scramble starts at 11 am sharp and it takes only minutes for the children to gather all those eggs.

Dress for weather and mud season and call 617-333-7405, ext. 104 for weather updates.

Party in Milton raises playground $$$

Milton Playground Planners Inc., a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization seeking to revitalize the town’s community spaces, will hold a kickoff fundraiser at Steel & Rye, 95 Eliot St., on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature a raffle including prizes such as a lottery basket, food baskets and gift cards to retail stores.
Proceeds from the event will go toward renovating the four existing town playgrounds located at Andrews Park, Kelly Field, Mary C. Lane Park and Shields Park with the goal of making them safe and accessible to children and families of all ages and abilities, including those with physical limitations.
Proposed renditions of the playgrounds will be on display at the event. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com and cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Multiple playground contractors have submitted designs for each playground and MPP is hoping to raise more than $750,000 by the end of this year, with the hope of beginning construction in 2017. The budget includes a small maintenance fund to assist with annual upkeep.
While MPP is working with Milton officials, the town has limited financial resources for this endeavor; therefore MPP was founded by residents with the purpose of raising funds, community awareness and sponsorship of fundraising initiatives to support this project.
Visit www.miltonplaygroundplanners.com for information about future events, to get involved or donate.

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Joke of the Day

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An atheist buys an ancient religious lamp at an auction, takes it home, and begins to polish it. Suddenly, a genie appears, and says, “I’ll grant you three wishes, Master.” The atheist says, “I wish I could believe in you.” The genie snaps his fingers, and suddenly the atheist believes in him. The atheist says, “Wow. I wish all atheists would believe this.” The genie snaps his fingers again, and suddenly atheists all over the world begin to believe in genies. “What about your third wish?” asks the genie. “Well,” says the atheist, “I wish for a billion dollars.” The genie snaps his fingers for a third time, but nothing happens. “What’s wrong?” asks the atheist. The genie shrugs and says, “Just because you believe in me, doesn’t necessarily mean that I really exist.”