May Day Celebration – 5/1/16

Thanks to Eloise, we have this information about an fun and informative day that is just around the corner. – Lil


Plans have firmed up for the May Day celebration at the Hooper Institute on Sunday, May 1st from 1 to 4 PM.  The theme of this event is “all things Hooper.” Perhaps you are curious about the Institute and its role in the education of the youth of Walpole?  Perhaps you have never been inside Hooper Hall? Maybe you would just like to come to a fun event? Please join us!  The schedule is as follows.

At 1:00 PM the Marlboro Women’s Morris team will perform their energetic dances to celebrate spring.  At about 1:30 PM, Kathy Torrey will lead participants in their own dances to weave the May Pole ribbons.  At 3:00 the Morris men’s and women’s teams from Harrisville will bring us more spring cheer.

Ongoing events include the creation of May baskets to take home.  The Farm & Forest Museum will be open with many activities for folks to do. Hooper Institute programs in the schools and community will be highlighted including summer camps and the high school work program.  The Hooper Scholarship Committee will profile their educational grants to all Walpole residents. The Friends of the Hooper Institute will share their efforts to extend the mission of the Institute.

People are invited to ramble about the grounds and learn about our new loop trail along the pond.  You can also visit the Community Garden and find out about its unique no-till practices. The Monadnock Conservancy will have information about the new conservation easement implemented for the golf course.  The Walpole Conservation Commission will have a display of its land conservation efforts in town.  Meeting House West LLC will be present and have information about golf club memberships.    Come to learn about “all things Hooper” and the many programs the Hooper Institute offers to the community of Walpole.

The Hooper Institute is located at 165 Prospect Hill Road in Walpole (across from the golf course.)  This event is free and open to people of all ages.  Refreshments will be served.  Questions, please call 756-4382.

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