Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Sunday, July 13th at 5:00 pm

The Arlington Center for the Arts, with support from FoMRP & FoRF, has engaged The New Rep summer troupe to perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Mark your calendars!

Spooky Walk 2013!

Spooky Walk 2013!

Saturday, October 26, at 6:30pm

Spooooky Walk is coming! When darkness descends on Saturday October 26, put the kids in the costumes and head over to Menotomy Rocks Park. You’ll see spine-tingling stations along the candle-lit path around the pond, and   finish up with donuts on the Jason Street field. Entrance will be at the Jason Street gate, and please bring a flashlight.

If you want to exorcise your creative spirit and set up a spooky, but family-friendly area, please let us know. The more spooky areas, the more fun the event. Be as bare bones or elaborate as you want. Set up time starts at 3:00 that afternoon.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Carol Band (band_carol@hotmail.com) or Judy Weinberg (judylynnweinberg@gmail.com).

 

Volunteer Work Day

Sunday October 20th, 1-3pm

Last year, with the help of a local Girl Scout troop and other volunteers, we started to tackle the invasive ENGLISH IVY that has migrated from adjacent yards into the Park. We’d like to take a second stab at that. The major problem is in the woods on the Spring St./Old Spring St. side of the Park. The ivy is climbing up the trees, and will eventually kill them.

We’ll meet at 1:00 at the Jason St. entrance and walk to this area. If you are able to come after 1:00, please look for us in the woods in the Old Spring St. area.

Please wear work gloves and old clothes. Loppers and pruning shears would be helpful. Thanks so much for your help.

Volunteer Work Day

SUNDAY, JUNE 16th  10:00 am – noon

Hopefully, everything will have dried out by Sunday —  and once again, we’ll be working on removing and cutting back INVASIVE PLANTS in the Hills Pond area – on the banks of the pond and on the adjacent hillsides.

Please wear work gloves and old clothes and bring a lopper, pruners, saws.

Thanks so much for your help.

Wisteria in full bloom at the park.

Spooky Walk

Saturday, October 27, at dark - approximately 6:30pm

Spooooky Walk is coming! When darkness descends on Saturday October 27, 
put the kids in the costumes and head over to Menotomy Rocks Park. 
You'll see spine-tingling stations along the candle-lit path around the 
pond, and finish up with donuts on the Jason Street field. Entrance will 
be at the Jason Street gate, and please bring a flashlight.

If you want to exorcise your creative spirit and set up a spooky, but 
family-friendly area, please let us know. The more spooky areas, the 
more fun the event. Be as bare bones or elaborate as you want. Set up 
time starts at 3:00 that afternoon.

Rain date is Sunday October 28. Any date change will be posted here no 
later than 2:30pm.

Volunteer Work Day

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY,  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

We’ll be working on removing and cutting back INVASIVE PLANTS near the Spring Street side of the Park.

In case you’re not familiar with that part of the Park, let’s meet at the Jason Street entrance at 1:00 and walk the main pathway through the Park to Spring Street or meet us there any time between 1:00 and 3:00.

Please wear work gloves and old clothes and bring any tools you like to work with (loppers, pruners, shovels, small saws).  We’ll have weed-wrenches available.

Thanks so much for your help.

Bring the whole family to Field Day at Menotomy Rocks Park!

Bring the whole family to Field Day at Menotomy Rocks Park! Sunday, June 17th 1:30-4:30pm

  • Old fashioned games, races, scavenger hunt and more.
  • Sing along with Hugh Hanley – 2:30pm
  • Bike Swap – bring your old bike. Get a “new” one.
  • Food, fun and a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

For more information, to volunteer or to donate your old bike call 617-930-2067

NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT HILLS POND/ARLINGTON

Hills pond in Menotomy Rocks Park will be chemically treated with a USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides/algaecides on Tuesday, May 29th to control non-native growth of curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus).  Hills Pond will be closed to all water uses, (including, swimming, fishing and boating) on the day of treatment.  These uses may resume on Friday morning, May 30th.   Use of the pond water for irrigation (watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) is prohibited for 3 days post treatment.  Use of the pond water for drinking and watering livestock (i.e.; cattle, horses, etc.) is also prohibited for 3 days following the day of treatment. Printed posters warning of these temporary water use restrictions, will be posted around the lake shoreline in advance of treatment.  This work at Hills Pond is being performed for The Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park, pursuant to a License to Apply Chemicals from MA DEP (#12046) and an Order of Conditions (#91-152) permit from the Arlington Conservation Commission.  The work is being performed by the state licensed firm, Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., of Sutton.

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi for Strength and Balance

Please join us for a fun workout at Menotomy Rocks Park at the Jason Street Field sponsored by the Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park through the auspices of the Arlington Recreation Department. Classes will be taught by DORRI LI and will be held on:

THURSDAY mornings
from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
starting MAY 3rd and continuing through JUNE 21st.
Classes are FREE
Registration: www.arlingtonrec.com
or register at any class

When it comes to reducing the physical and mental tensions that we encounter in our daily lives, slow is the new fast! Tai chi is meditation in motion. It is the practice of moving calmly with awareness and ease. Classwork will be based on Yang Style Tai Chi Eight Movement Form, an easy-to-learn, introductory set of tai chi hand techniques, stances and footwork.

Instructor Dorri Li is a martial artist and fitness professional based in the Boston area. With over 30 years of experience, Dorri has devoted her practice to helping students of all ages feel more focused, calm and strong.