June 16, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
The Annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Pack 59 , Whitman

Scouts received badges they had earned; Webelos 2 scouts bridged into Boy Scouts troop 59 and were entertained as they learned a little about fighting with the medieval long sword from instructor Scott Ferguson of Swords of Chivalry a medieval martial arts studio located in Acton, MA.

Video courtesy of WHCA - TV
Historical Tidbit:
Whitman's first Town Historian

The first town historian of Whitman was Miss Leila Gurney. She was authorized by the town Selectmen to write a history of the town of Whitman. Unfortunately she passed away before she could complete it. Miss Gurney, who taught at the Reed School, would be proud to know that her student, Russell H. Gardner, took on the task of writing the history of Whitman. Miss Gurney passed away in 1945.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Information Credit: Historic Whitman, Massachusetts, by Russell H Gardner
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Join us to discuss Alan Moore's Watchmen!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Whitman Public Library

We'll be discussing the 1986-87 graphic novel, 2009 film adaptation, and cross-media adaptations as a whole while we gear up for the fall 2019 premiere of HBO's new TV adaptation of the series.

Teens and adults welcome.
Sock Hop at Whitman VFW
Saturday, June 22 from 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM at the Whitman VFW on Essex st in Whitman.
The WHRHS class of 1966 will be hosting the sock hop, which will include: music by DJ Joe Campbell, raffles, prizes, and contests. Those who are interested are encouraged to come dressed in fashions from the 50s and 60s. Tickets are $20 each, or reserve a table for 8 to 10 people for $150. For tickets, call Gail Fusco at 781-405-8146, or email gailfus1@aol.com. Public invited to attend. Respectfully submitted by Lorna Holbrook
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gift basket!

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Old Fashioned candy • Sugar, Gluten & Peanut Free selections • Jelly Belly jelly beans • and Ty Beanies!

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(781) 447-2639
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An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
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The Summer Reading Kick-off
Event at the Whitman Public Library
 is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Come and help us celebrate the arrival
of summer and the start
of our summer fun and programs
The Importance of Water Safety in the Summer
Water Safety: During the summer months, many families will spend a lot of time on the water. We live in an area that is close to a wide variety of water options including rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and the ocean, not to mention backyard and community pools. Whenever you are boating, kayaking, canoeing or using stand-up paddle boards, always remember to use approved personal floatation devices (PFD). For information on how to choose an appropriate PFD by the U.S. Coast Guard, visit: How to Choose the Right Life Jacket . Also, be sure to supervise children when they are in or near the water. Drowning does not always look like the splashing and noises that you see in movies and on television. To learn more, check out this article from Slate: Rescuing Drowning Children: How to Know When Someone is in Trouble in the Water

Respectfully submitted: Kimberly Davis, with information from South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection
Sail Away on the Craft of Pastel Painting
Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m.
at the Whitman Public Library—register online!
Feel the breeze and pastel paint it, too!

You’ll learn to make light luscious as you develop (or begin) your pastel painting skills with this 2-hour workshop. Using references and Maichack’s pastel version of Monet’s Impressionist painting, “Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers,” you’ll create your own 12″ x 18″ pastel painting to take home. Come and experiment with professional-grade pastels, pastel pencils and paper. You can make it in your own style, Realistic or Impressionistic. Beginner? Advanced? Welcome all adults and teens 18+! (Not a children’s program). Listen to captivating and funny anecdotes on Monet’s life and works.
Drop in Craft: Alien Finger Puppets
Tuesday, June 25th from 11AM-12PM at the Whitman Public Library. Stop by to color and create your own alien finger puppets! open to all ages.
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We're Open: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

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Whitman Think Tank TV
The latest episode features the founder of The Whitman Writer's Block group, Kathleen Evans and Tyler Vachon the assistant Director of the Whitman Public Library
Video Courtesy of WHCA-TV
Geronimo! at the Senior Center
Join us on Friday, June 28th at 10AM at the Whitman Senior Center.If you are looking to try something new, Geronimo is your answer. No skills are required to play, making it perfect for first time players! A hand of 5 cards are available to purchase for $1.00 each.The caller will call out one card at a time from a new deck of cards. When you turn over all 5 cards you win and shout Geronimo! Information retrieved from the Whitman COA.
To sign up, call extension 2 to 781-447-7619
Tech Help with Max
Tuesday evenings 6:00 and 6:30
(two half-hour appointments)
Max Elfman, our student volunteer from South Shore Vocational Technical High School, will be here to help with your technical needs. Want to learn about Facebook or other social media? Have a cell phone or tablet challenge? Let Max help.
Call extension 2 at the Whitman Council on Aging to make your appointment.
Whitman Council on Aging: (781) 447 - 7619
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