2017

Date

Event

Information

Jan. 1 2017

Dam Closing

The dam which was opened on November 1, 2016 will be closed by January 1, 2017.

Jan. 6

BALA Holiday Party

7-10 PM at Rapscallion Brewery - prizes, apps, and a gift exchange.  For more information, contact Marni Treitman at masea@me.com.

April 29

2017 Boaters'
Safety Course

SLAC will sponsor a boating safety course which will be open to anyone over 12 years of age.  The course will be held at the Sturbridge Host from 8:30 to 4:30.  Go to the MA Environmental Police web site to register.

May 20

Executive Board Meeting

The first BALA Executive Board Meeting will be held at 10 AM at Joel Casaubon's home.

June 9
6:00

BALA PAL

The first Pontoons Across the Lake event will take place on June 9 to coincide with the full moon.  Sail out and join your neighbors  for fun in the middle of the lake.

June 17

Executive Board Meeting

The second BALA Executive Board Meeting will be held at 9:45 AM at Joel Casaubon's home.

June 19

Weed Treatment

Solitude Lake Management will be chemically treating the lake to control weeds and nuisance aquatic vegetation.  Do not use the water for the following purposes until the dates noted here:  drinking and cooking 6/23, boating 6/20, fishing and swimming 6/20, watering of livestock 6/21, irrigation 6/25.

July 1 10:00

BALA Meeting

The first BALA meeting of the 2017 season will be held at 10:00 AM at St. Anne's Parish Center, Fiskdale.

July 2
2:00

Boat Parade

Decorate your boat, meet at Casaubons' house, and join the parade.

July 2
Dusk

Lights on the Lake

To celebrate Independence Day, join your neighbors in lighting the shoreline of Big Alum with Tiki torches, outdoor candles, strings of lights, etc.  Lighting will begin at dusk.

July 8

PAL #2

The second Pontoons Across the Lake event will take place on July 8 to coincide with the full moon.  Sail out and join your neighbors in the middle of the lake.

July 16
9:00

Kayak Ride and Breakfast

Meet at the Trail Road Beach for breakfast and then go for a kayak ride around the lake.  
Ages 12-18 - Bring your cell phone and take selfies at "Selfie Spots" on the tour.  2:00 PM.  Details to follow.
Little Kids - Trick or Treat in July - 2:00  More info coming soon.

July  29

2017 Boaters'
Safety Course

SLAC is sponsoring a second Boating Safety Course at the Sturbridge Host.  See our Home Page for details.

Aug. 4

BALA Gala
6-10 PM

The fourth annual Beer and Wine Fest will be held "Under the Stars" at Hyland Orchards.

Aug. 9

PAL #3

The third Pontoons Across the Lake event will take place on Aug. 9 to coincide with the full moon.  Sail out and join your neighbors in the middle of the lake.

Aug. 12

BALA Community
Golf Outing

Friends and Family of all ages - 9 hole event at Hemlock Ridge Golf Course, 220 Holland Rd., Fiskdale. BRAMBLE format with the 2 best balls included in scoring.  $26 Greens fees including cart, $18 Greens fees only.  Contact Barbara Hitchcock at bhlake8@aol.com with questions.

Aug. 19

BALA Annual Meeting

The annual BALA meeting will be held at 10:00 AM. at St. Anne's Parish Center.

 Sept. 3

PAL #4

The fourth Pontoons Across the Lake event will take place on Sept. 3 to coincide with the full moon.  Sail out and join your neighbors in the middle of the lake.

Sept. 16

Executive Board Meeting

A BALA Board Meeting will be held at 10 AM at Joel Casaubon's home.

Sept. 30 -Oct. 1

Bocce Tournament
(cancelled0

Hosted by the Lomascolo Family and BALA - 238 Roy Road, Fiskdale.