DCR: Holiday Toy Drive & Mountain Bike Ride or Hike @ Houghton's Pond
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the DCR and the New England Mountain Bike Association for a holiday toy drive collection.  Bring a new unwrapped toy, then go on a guided or self-guided mountain bike ride or hike.  All toys will be donated to Interfaith Social Services which help families in need during the holidays. Gifts for children ages 11-16 are most needed and appreciated. Call 617-727-4573, ext. 4 for more info. Meet at Houghton’s Pond Visitor Center at 840 Hillside Street in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.

Registration 9 am – 11 am

Toy Drop 9:30 am – 1 pm

DCR Adult Walking Club @ Trailside Museum NORTH parking lot
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Moderate walk, rugged and rocky terrain, 3 miles. Walk the green dot loop via Wolcott, Puddle and Border Paths. Meet at the Trailside Museum NORTH parking lot at 1904 Canton Avenue in Milton. For more info, call 617-727-4573, ext. 4.

DCR First Day Hikes @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meet Blue Hills Wildlife        Noon – 1 pm

Hot cocoa & snacks for sale

Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes start at 1 pm

Join the tradition and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From noon to 1 pm, visit with live wildlife from the Trailside Museum, purchase a cup of hot cocoa or a snack from the Venture Scouts, and share some holiday cheer by the warming fire. Then stretch your legs on one of three easy to challenging guided hikes which all depart at 1 pm. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. For more info, call 617-727-4573, ext. 4.

Free Smart Phone Photography Clinic @ L.L. Bean at Legacy Place
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you want to take even better photos?  You can sharpen your photography skills with a special FREE clinic on smartphone photography.   Their expert staff will cover topics like lighting, composition, digital zoom, resolution, editing, and stabilizing your shot.  Because the best camera to use is the one that you always have on you – your phone!