The LIVE FOR LIV FOUNDATION honors the memory of Olivia Marchand by raising awareness and providing support for those affected by domestic violence. Please join us for our Live Free Ride & Run on Sunday September 17th at the 4H Fairgrounds, 55 South Chelmsford Road, Westford, MA.
AB PIP STEM is a parent-led volunteer group that hosts and sponsors free K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational events in Acton and Boxborough, MA. Recent events include Night of Code, nature walks, and an after-school makerspace for children in the community. We are purely a volunteer run group and depend on fundraising, including the sale of Acton Nature Guides, to host our events.
Proscenium Circus is the student-based theater at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Promoting student expression of creativity, PC opens up leadership positions to the students for anything from designing lighting schemes to assisting in directing productions, under the guidance of the theater program’s director, Maggie Maguire, and the creative team. Enjoyed by the community for over fifty seasons, Proscenium Circus is pleased to present its 2022-2023 theatre season, set in motion by its production of Urinetown the Musical (showing Dec 9-17), a musical that explores a Brechtian take on what it means for society when large corporations manage the people’s access to and expression of basic human rights in the midst of a public health and environmental crisis.
We are Resource Force: a student-led organization dedicated to fighting climate change with equitable local and state-level policies. In the fall of 2021, our group partnered with Acton’s sustainability director to offer student input on the Acton Climate Action plan. And recently created and advocated for our plan to reduce Acton’s electrical reliance on fossil fuels through changes to the Acton Power Choice Program, which will go into effect in September.
Acton-Boxborough United Way mobilizes the caring power of community to drive positive, lasting change. By pooling your donations, ABUW makes significant grants to 21 incredible organizations, attracting the quality services necessary for all residents to belong and thrive. Stop by our tent at ABFM to learn about our new site, A-B Volunteer Central (www.myABUW.org) — a hub for volunteer opportunities with dozens of local organizations here in Acton and Boxborough.
We serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of Acton residents of all ages and backgrounds. Recognizing the diversity of the community and the high level of demand, the Library develops collections in a variety of formats to meet known and anticipated community needs; we strive to make residents aware of our services and collections, and to make those resources as accessible as possible.
The Friends of the Acton Libraries is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for the town’s elementary, middle, and high school library budgets. We also provide support to the Acton Memorial Library and West Acton Citizens’ Library for programming, museum passes and more. The Friends additionally present scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors.
The Acton Water District is a community public water system that delivers high quality drinking water to the majority (about 95%) of the residents of the town of Acton, Massachusetts. All the water provided by the District comes from 24 wells located within town. The District’s system consists of approximately 135 miles of water main, four storage tanks, and four treatment facilities that assist in the production of high-quality finished water. The Acton Water District is a municipal entity separate from the Town of Acton chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Acts of 1912.
My turning philosophy is to create high-quality, hand-made wooden bowls to demonstrate the beauty of the internal wood grain patterns of native hardwoods. My bowls are low-profile to allow inspection of the wood grain patterns. They are utilitarian and useful in the Kitchen and for decorations. All are unique. All are finished in food-safe oil finish.
Elders Climate Action Massachusetts is a Chapter of the national ECA organization. We are a group of committed activists determined to do everything we can to combat climate change. We reach out, teach and organize in our communities, advocate for key climate legislation, and build networks with other individuals and organizations that share our commitment.
ECA Mass helps concerned citizens to be effective climate change activists. We share skills, and expertise in ways that are open, collaborative and fact-based. We use our policy and advocacy skills to foment real change.
The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) is one of 329 all-volunteer local cultural councils serving every municipality in Massachusetts. The legislature appropriates funds annually to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), which then allocates funds to local councils. Local councils use funding guidelines and priorities established by the MCC and may add local guidelines and priorities as well. ABCC then distributes these funds to support performances and cultural activities in and around our towns
The Acton Conservation Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to the preservation of open space in Acton. As a land trust, we can hold permanent conservation easements, accept gifts of land, accept tax-deductible gifts to be used for open space preservation, and purchase land for conservation purposes. We also provide education to landowners about various options for preservation. Founded in 1962, ACT has 8 trustees and over 300 member families.
The Massachusetts Healthy School Lunch Coalition (MHSLC) is a non-profit and evidence-based advocacy group working directly with policymakers in Massachusetts to improve the healthfulness of public-school lunches. Our coalition is bringing together students, parents, teachers, school leaders, nutrition and sustainability experts, and community members to make sure every child is nourished now and set up for the healthy future they deserve.
The LWV-Acton Area is a non-partisan, grassroots organization in Massachusetts that supports and opposes issues, but not candidates or political parties. Our charter is to protect voters, educate and engage voters, reform money in politics and defend the environment. The League is open to women and men over the age of 16 who want to make democracy work. The League works at national, state and local levels to influence policy through civic education and advocacy.
EnergizeActon.org is dedicated to helping the community implement a clean energy future and ensure a healthy, resilient environment through education, support, and website resources that offer Acton residents concrete ideas to reduce carbon emissions. Co-sponsored by the Town of Acton Sustainability Office and the Acton Climate Coalition, the interactive website allows you to mark climate efforts already taken, learn about other actions, and connect with support people such as Acton’s free Clean Energy Coaches.
The Acton Dog Park Committee is leading the effort to build an enclosed, accessible dog park at 348 Main Street, Acton. We envision positioning two enclosed dog parks — one for small dogs and one for all dogs. The remaining land will utilized for a small parking area and otherwise remain as open space, with potential for walking trails, pollinator gardens and picnic tables. The Friends of Acton Community Dog park is raising funds to help cover the design costs and to provide additional amenities not covered by the construction grant.
Eighty-Eight years after its inception, the Acton Garden Club continues to follow the traditions and goals of its founding members. The Acton Garden Club shares its love of gardening and civic pride by maintaining three historic gardens in the Town. There are also seasonal plantings done each year that are provided and maintained throughout Acton by the Club.
Volunteers, under the auspices of the South Acton Congregational Church, work with local Social Services Agencies, Clergy and School Counselors in Acton, Boxborough and Maynard to help individuals and families who are experiencing critical financial needs. Illnesses, accidents, loss of job can create situations in which people are unable to pay rent, utilities, car repairs, etc. A Friend in Need can step in quickly and provide help until the family can receive more substantial aid from other resources.
Construction is underway on the Assabet Co-op Market, a full-service, community-owned grocery store in Maynard that prioritizes local farms and food producers. Everyone is welcome to shop, and anyone can become an owner and get great owner benefits. Stop by the Co-op’s table to ask questions and join more than 2,000 proud Co-op owners!
Boston Area Gleaners is a regional food systems organization working at the intersection of farming, food waste, and hunger relief. We organize volunteer projects to harvest, sort, and pack surplus food from farms across Eastern Massachusetts for distribution to local food banks, pantries, and meal services. Our goal is to bridge food distribution gaps, improve healthy food access, prevent on-farm food waste, and create new markets for locally grown produce. Volunteer with us and help get healthy produce from farms to families!
At Shriver Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.