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2015 Dog Licenses
Remember to license your dog(s) for 2015. Deadline for registration is March 31st to avoid a fine.
The 2015 Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm at the DPW yard, 360 Taunton Street. There is a $15.00 fee. Massachusetts State Law requires that all cats and dogs be vaccinated against rabies. All cats must be in carriers and all dogs must be leashed.
Dancing with the Wrentham Stars
Wrentham Community Events, Inc. is please to announce the six organizations chosen to participate in, and benefit from, the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Wrentham Stars event on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Lake Pearl Lucianos. Click here for more information.
Everyone can support your favorite Nicky's waitress and donate to a great cause. Come hungry to Nicky's on Saturday, February 28th from 7 AM to 8 PM and a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to Wrentham Community Events to benefit Dancing with the Wrentham Stars and Paula Duduch for the Hollly Club of Wrentham.
King Philip Cultural Lecture Series
The King Philip Science National Honor Society will present a Cultural Lecture Series open to the public this March. Click here to view the Nature Talks . . . . . Are You Listening flyer.
Three different shows will be given by Brent Nixon from his Nature Talks....Are You Listening? series. These shows are both entertaining and educational, and will appeal to all ages. Shows are free but seats are limited.
On Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm in the middle school auditorium the show will be Alaska! This show will take you on a fantastic exploration through time and the fabled Inside Passage await you in this show. Meet the "rushes" that have shaped the land and the people you could meet during your travels here. Get a chance to look into this magnificent treasure chest and let your mind's fingers touch the gems that make this land so spectacular. Come fly with eagles, walk the forest with bears, and
swim the icy waters with whales in a show that will take you to this great land.
On Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium the show will be Brown and Black Bears of North America. During this show you will take a serious step into the world of this czar of the wilderness. Meet the Grizzly, also known as a coastal brown bear, and find out what it is capable of. This is a show of understanding how bears communicate and how to communicate with bears in a way that they understand. Learn how to tell Brown and Black Bears apart (hint: it is not the color!) and some of the behaviors that make them unique. This is a fun show for everyone even if you never plan on going into the woods.
On Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 am at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk, the show will be Coastal Bald Eagles. This show is an animated look into the life of one of our coastal raptors. From chick to old age, this show presents a light-hearted, fact-filled glimpse at this avian success story. High on the endangered species list for many years, the Bald Eagle has made an amazing comeback to most of the states in North America thanks to people who care about our planet.
Due to the intimate setting at Stony Brook you must pre-register for this show. Visit the Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary website or call 508-528-3140 to register for this show.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Plainville Cultural Council, Norfolk Cultural Council, and Wrentham Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, along with the Norfolk Community League, the King Philip Parents Network, and the Chieftain Yearbook.
Holly Club Hustle 5K Walk/Run - Update
The first annual Holly Club Hustle 5K Run/Walk is set for next month. The race is one of the fundraisers being held by the Holly Club in conjunction with Dancing with the Wrentham Stars. This year, Paula Duduch is dancing for the community group and the 5K is one of the fundraisers the Holly Club is holding.
All funds raised will be used to support the Holly Club's various programs such as scholarships to high school graduates, donated money and goods to New Hope Women's Shelter, Wrentham Food Pantry, Veterans, HESSCO, DARE, KP Parent Network, Wrentham Elementary Schools, Wrentham Nursing Homes, cookies for seniors, Fiske Library, American Cancer Society, and more.
The 5K is set for March 22, 10 a.m. at The Tavern, 263 Shears Street. The 5K is an USATF certified course that is mostly flat. The course will follow Shears Street, North Street, Emerald Street, then Shears Street. Race day registration and number pick up begins at 8 a.m. and promptly ends at 9:30 a.m. A raffle and awards ceremony will be at 11:15 a.m. Breakfast after the race $3 per person, FREE for first 100 registrants. A bake sale will also be held.
The entry fee is $25 per runner/walker. Register online by 3/1/15 to be guaranteed a T-shirt and receive 1 free raffle ticket for a choice of prizes. Click here to register.
After 3/1/15, participants will receive 1 raffle ticket. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers overall. Recognition to first place male and female finishers in age group: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
Raffle prizes will be drawn at the awards ceremony following the race. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Participants preregistered by March 1 will receive 1 free raffle ticket with their bib number. Must be present to win.
Olde Irish Pub Run (5k/10k)
The run will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9 am (finishing at approximately 10:15 am).
The course will be the same as last year - starting at Mr. Dooley's on Shears Street. heading toward Norfolk - right onto North Street, right onto Emerald Street, and right onto Shears Street (the 5k will be 1 loop and the 10k will be 2 loops)
Parking at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds lot. Spitler Race Timing Company will be taking care of course set up and start/finish safety. The Friends of KP Track Fundraising Committee will help with race day volunteers, set up, course sweep and clean up. We are antiicipating approximately 250-300 runners.
Contact Kathy MacDonald 508-341-7226 if you need any further information.
Living with Coyotes
The Attleboro Garden Club and the Attleboro Public Library will host a forum on coyotes presented by Furbearer and Black Bear Project Leader Laura Conlee of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (Mass Wildlife) on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 PM at the Library, 74 North Main Street. This free talk is open to residents of area communities. Conlee will talk about coyote behavior, ecology and recommendations for residents on how to live with and/or deter the animals from their properties. If you've had experience with, are concerned about or just want to know more about "life with coyotes," bring your questions. Please register for this program by calling the Library at 508-222-0157 or online at AttleboroLibrary.org/register. For information about the Attleboro Garden Club, visit gcfm.org/AttleboroGardenClub.
GATRA Tri-Town Connector
GATRA announced that the Tri-Town Connector began service on Monday, July 7, 2014. This new service provides expanded bus service to the towns of Norfolk, Wrentham and Foxborough and will also connect to the Franklin Area Bus (FAB) at the Big Y in Franklin. Click here to view the GATRA Schedule.
There will be several stops along the Tri-Town Connector route, including the Wrentham downtown municipal parking lot and senior center, Foxborough's Patriot Place marketplace and medical centers, and the MBTA station and Massachusetts Correctional Institution prisons in Norfolk.
The bus will operate Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here to view Quick Tips and Rates.
Except along Route 1, passengers may board the bus anywhere along the bus route by waving to the driver as the vehicle approaches. All GATRA transportation is equipped with accessibility for wheelchairs.
Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund
The Town has funds available to assist elderly and/or disabled Wrentham residents to defray the cost of the property taxes. Click here for more information.