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Oct
3
Thu
2019
Special 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Canton Town Club
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm –  Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street, Canton

Help us mark this special 40th Anniversary by joining us at our Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 3. We will celebrate the Blue Hills, our members and friends, and everything we have accomplished together over the past 40 years!

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Our Keynote Speaker will be New York Times Best-Selling Author Tom Ryan, whose book Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship tells the heart-warming story of this newspaper reporter and his relationship with his beloved dog Atticus M. Finch as they hike the mountains of New Hampshire together.  You will also be able to purchase signed copies of the book at the event, thanks to an Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe of Plainville.

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction and much more! Tickets are $35 each if purchased by September 30 and $40 each at the door.

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2019 Honorees  This year, as part of our 40th-anniversary celebration, we will be acknowledging, with a ‘Legacy Award,’ those partners and individuals who have made a significant impact on the organization over the years.  We are also celebrating our community partners who have been working to improve the Blue Hills and our natural environment.
Legacy Awards 
REI
Norman Smith
Bob Flagg & Caleb Blankenship 
Community Partner Awards
Steve Cobble – New England Mountain Bike Association
Many thanks to our general sponsors!
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Milton
Fruit Center Marketplace
Dedham Savings
Success! Real Estate
Elaine Louise Miller

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Boots ‘n’ Brews @ TBD
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Boots 'n' Brews @ TBD

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet other people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! After a 2-3 hour hike along popular Blue Hills trails, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. This is a free event.  Beer may be purchased at the brewery.

Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: bnb@friendsofthebluehills.org for RSVP. Meeting location and trail TBD. Heavy rain cancels.

Sign the electronic waiver here.

Jan
1
Wed
2020
First Day Hikes
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet Blue Hills Wildlife from 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 fire. Then stretch your legs on one of three easy to moderate 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 617-698-1802 x 4.

Please arrive early. This is a very popular event and parking is limited.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Members Only Boots ‘n’ Brews @ Ponapoag Pond
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Members Only Boots 'n' Brews @ Ponapoag Pond

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Members Only Hiking Boots and Brews” event! If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! After a 2 hour hike around Ponkapoag Pond, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. Beer may be purchased at the brewery.

This is a free event for our members. If you are interested in becoming a member, more information can be found here.

Heavy rain cancels. Traction cleats or snowshoes may be recommended depending on trail conditions.

Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: bnb@friendsofthebluehills.org to RSVP

Sign the electronic waiver here.