Social Event: Paint & Sip

posted May 15, 2017, 6:04 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Join us for a fun paint and sip night at Palettes located at 29 Main Street in Natick on Friday, May 19th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. These seats often sell out so please register through the link below and note Holliston Newcomers in the "Seating Preference" section.

The cost is $35 and no painting experience is necessary. Hope you can attend this creative and fun night out!


HNC Grant Awards Night

posted Apr 28, 2017, 3:52 PM by Holliston Newcomers

by Fran Pleska

The Board and Committee Members of the Holliston Newcomers Club hosted their annual Grant Awards Night at the Holliston Historical Society Thursday evening. We celebrated a successful fundraising year and presented awards to many wonderful recipients within our community. The hard work and dedication of the Newcomers Club members made the donations possible. Awards were given to the Holliston Police Department, the Food Pantry, Holliston High School Senior Night, the Holliston Library, Culture Connection, Friends of the Community Farm, and Holliston in Bloom.

The Holliston Newcomers Club is a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable, social, civic, and educational events and activities in the town of Holliston, Massachusetts. Our goal is to encourage association among community members and to foster community spirit. Our membership is open to residents and non-residents of Holliston, and you need not be new to the area to join.

Please join our next fun family event on Saturday June 10th Touch-a-Truck will be held at Sam Placentino Elementary School from 9:30 to 1:00 pm. Come explore your favorite vehicles – climb aboard, honk the horn, and talk to the drivers! Then take a ride on the roaming railroad, get your face painted, and grab a bite to eat! Rain Date: June 11 Price: $5/person over age 1 or $20/family. For more information visit the Touch-a-Truck page.

Easter Baskets Update

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:42 PM by Holliston Newcomers


Friday, April 7th 5-6pm
Saturday, April 8th 3-5pm

Please attach the number
given to you to the Basket/Gift Card

My address was emailed out, but please contact me if you need it 
(baskets/gift cards do not get dropped off at the food pantry) 

Thank you for donating and supporting the Holliston Newcomers Club Easter Basket Event with the Pantry Shelf!

This year we continued our partnership with the Holliston Pantry Shelf to fulfill requests for Easter Baskets for children ranging from a few months old to teenagers. We were able to get volunteers assigned to all 71 requests!

This event would not have been able to take place without the support of the community. Families, individuals, businesses and local organizations participated to make Easter even better for children of all ages! Individuals got creative and had raffles and collected donations to cover even more baskets. Volunteers went above and beyond and put so much love and thought into each donation!

Many sincere thanks to all who volunteered we cannot thank you enough for supporting the food pantry!

Also, a special thanks to Fiske's General Store for offering a discount and putting together some of the Easter Baskets, we received great feedback on how easy it was and how wonderful they looked!

Melissa Marien
Food Pantry Chair

Mosaics Night

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:40 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Please join us Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm for a fun and crafty Ladies Night Out at Cheryl Cohen Mosaics Art Center. You will have the option of making a coaster/decoration, light switch cover, or up to two pendants. Together, we'll learn to cut, glue and shape glass pieces. Bring your favorite wine to share!

You can sign up by clicking the link below. When you sign up, please write HNC AFTER YOUR NAME (i.e. Mary Smith HNC) so that Cheryl can seat us all together. Seats are limited, so sign up ASAP to get your spot! After you register, please email Melissa at and Erica at to let us know you'll be joining us!

Can't wait to get crafty with HNC ladies - see you April 7th!


Open Board Positions 2017 - 2018

posted Mar 20, 2017, 3:05 PM by Holliston Newcomers

The Holliston Newcomers Club is looking to fill positions for the 2017 - 2018 season.

All interest sheets must be received as soon as possible. Please email your completed sheet (fill out the FIRST page only) to The HNC Executive Board at Please note you must be a current, active member (dues paid) to hold a position.

A joint Board meeting of current and new Board members will be held in June, and the new board is installed in June. 

You can find the interest sheet (first page) along with descriptions of the positions (pages 2-3) in the linked files, below. 

General Meeting March 23

posted Mar 14, 2017, 11:41 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 3:01 PM ]

Please join us on Thursday, March 23 for the HNC General Meeting. We will be meeting at 7:00pm at the Holliston Historical Society House, located at 547 Washington Street. 

At this meeting, we will be discussing vital club business so it is imperative that every member attend if possible. Among the discussion topics:

  • Community Investments Committee (CIC); This year, we raised enough funds to cover all requested grants! The CIC is excited to share and discuss all of the grant applicants with membership and how your hard work fundraising will directly impact Holliston. 
  • Open Board Positions; As of now, ALL positions (Executive Board and Committees) are OPEN for next year. If we do not fill these roles, the club will not be able to continue. 

As you can see, there are several challenges the club is currently facing, and in order for us to continue to operate, give back to our community, and host fun social activities, we NEED active member participation. 

Please email the HNC Executive Board with any questions at

We hope to see you on the 23rd! 
The HNC Executive Board

Broadway in Boston

posted Mar 1, 2017, 6:44 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 6:49 AM ]

Holliston Newcomers Club is going to Broadway in Boston! Please join us on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 at the Boston Opera House to attend The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time inspired by a novel by Mark Haddon. This intriguing mystery has become a Broadway hit that has won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Please email if you are interested as soon as possible so we can book our group discounted tickets of $54 including fees by Sunday, March 5th. If we have 15 or more attending the price will be lowered to $51.50 per person including box office fees. Checks may be made out to Holliston Newcomers Club. If there is enough interest we may rent a limo, but if not we plan to carpool. For details you can visit Broadway in Boston for a preview.

We hope you can join us for this fun night out in Boston!

Christel DiPippo
2nd Vice President

Easter Baskets 2017

posted Jan 19, 2017, 1:03 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

Hi Everyone,

We have a timeline for the Easter Baskets! I will have a list of participants and basket ideas on March 27th.

How it works:
Families sign up with the Holliston Pantry Shelf and provide the child's gender, age and some ideas of what the child likes or specific interests. You let me know if you would like to participate in making a $25-30 basket and how many baskets or gift cards you would like to donate, then I will send you the information. Drop off will be at my home on Friday, April 7 in the evening, and on Saturday, April 8. I will post drop off times once I get the list (baskets/gift cards do not get dropped off at the food pantry).

We are also continuing our partnership with Fiske's in Holliston. You will be able to pick your basket at the store, get 20% off items and they will put your basket together! 
  • Ages 0-3 get a $25 gift card to either Babies R Us or Toys R Us
  • Ages 4-13 get a $25-$30 Easter Basket
  • Ages 14-18 get a $25 gift card to Target, Fiske’s or CVS

If you already know that you would like to participate you can email me ( the following information and I will follow up with you once I get the list:

  • Your name and best way to contact you
  • Number of Easter Baskets you would like to donate
  • If you prefer to donate a $25 gift card

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

Melissa Marien
Food Pantry Chair

Christmas Meals

posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:52 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Details will be coming shortly but we are partnering this year with the Holliston Lions Club to create and deliver Christmas Meals to seniors on Saturday December 24th!

Similar to the great effort at Thanksgiving, we will have a menu and let folks know the number of items needed to feed those who will be benefiting (approximately 40 seniors).

If you are interested, please email me at and I will send you the details/SignUpGenius as soon as we have it ready!


Tracey Geden

Ornament Exchange

posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:50 AM by Holliston Newcomers

We know this is a busy time of year for everyone but we are hoping that you can find some time in your schedule to attend our holiday ornament exchange. This is a fun opportunity to mix and mingle while getting to know some new people.

The event will be on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM at the home of Kimberly Adkin, 43 Kingsbury Dr. Please bring one wrapped ornament (cost $10 or less) with your name on it to the party. We will be playing a short right left exchange game that will still leave us with plenty of time to socialize.

Please RSVP to Kim at or respond to our Evite to let us know you will be attending.

We hope to see you on the 15th.

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