Past Activities

Our own Shirley Holdman was honored with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Bankers' Volunteer Award for Lifetime Achievement! Click here to see the article in the Lowell Sun

Another more recent article in the Lowell Sun 2 May 2015


Shirley Holdman and Neelam Wali of Printing and Graphic Services featured in Lowell Sun article, 4 October
"Author Pens Free Book to Help Kids amid PandemicClick to view article : (Opens in new window)

Second printing of I'm Not Afraid for distribution to K - grade 2 classrooms in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut and Lowell schools - October

Spoke to Billerica Rotary about current activities and projects - October

Publication of I'm Not Afraid - August

5 Kids Talk videos being aired on BATV:

Let's Dance

Kindness in Our Community

Bullying Prevention

Girl Scouts & Conservation

Stranger Danger


Yankee Doodle – September 15 – BASC History Event
Yankee Doodle – September 14
Stand Up Kids – 2019 – May


Five $150 grants awarded - November
Inter-Generational Event
Nov. 3rd, 10th & next on the 17th at the Billerica Senior Center, grandparents and grandchildren enjoyed pizza parties after each Saturday get-together for the attendees.  The children read from the book series "The Adventures of Giggles and Owen," played with the hand puppets and met Giggles, the Bichon Frise in the book series. Mason & Rowyn Arbogast, below, had a great time with the one and only Giggles.

Council on Aging - Book Readings - November

Kids Talk!

Billerica Public Library
Sept 8, Literacy program with KIDS TALK puppets

Yankee Doodle Weekend and Yankee Doodle Parade
Saturday, September 15, 10am - 4pmBillerica’s 2018 Yankee Doodle celebration and Billerica Adventures was there!

Bedford Rotary
June 5
Spoke to group about project and events being accomplished by BASC

Stand Up Kids! 3rd Annual Celebration 
May 4
The following students were honored at the 3rd Annual Stand-up Kids event:
Colby Sullivan, Grade 4, Ditson
Sophia Jannoni, Grade 5, Ditson
Christopher Hamilton, Grade 5, Ditson
Dominic Chaffee, Grade 5, Kennedy
Ife Iwuchukwu, Grade 5, Kennedy
James Tildsley, Grade 5, Kennedy
Jaidya Porter, Grade 5, Kennedy
Michael Hillson, Grade 5, Kennedy
Jillian Swinford, Grade 5, Parker
Gianna Nalumansi, Grade 5, Parker
Jayson Dube, Grade 5, Parker
Joseph Vazquez, Grade 5, Parker
Ian Thoms, Grade 5, Locke Middle School

Kaitlyn Goodwin, Senior Achiever
Kaitlyn lives in Billerica, graduating from Concord Academy. Group Discussion with Students
Billerica Rotary
February 20
Spoke to group about project and events being accomplished by BASC


Kids Talk! First episode filmed at BATA October
Billerica Substance Abuse Prevention Committee 
Wednesday, October 18, 5 - 6:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Billerica Access Television Celebrates 
Saturday, October 14 on Billerica Common 11am - 4:30pm
Billerica Authors
Saturday, September 23, 10am - 1pm at Billerica Library, 15 Concord Road 
Four Paws in Action
Saturday, September 17, 10am - 3pm 
Yankee Doodle Weekend
Saturday, September 16, 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Kingston Collection, Kingston, MA - The Billerica Adventure Series Corporation will have a booth and be presenting at Kingston Collection (a mall in Kingston, MA) selling the book series, The Adventures of Giggles and Owen - A True Story. We will also be representing Billerica for the Wicked Local Newspapers' Funcation and presenting two Pawductions with audience participation with hand puppets in the amphitheater. 


October 22, 11 am - 4 pm - Octoberfest at the Whiffle Tree

October 15 - St. Mary's Women's Club - 2016 Autumn Craft Fair - Book Signing and Sales

Friday, Sept 23 - Billerica Library - morning program
September 17 - Yankee Doodle - Book Signing and Sales
July 18 - Farmers Market - Book Signing and Sales 
June 27 - Farmers Market - Book Signing and Sales 

November 7th from 1-4 pm - Celebration of Success: celebrating the completion of the 5-book series 
“The Adventures of Giggles and Owen” at Billerica Elks Lodge
September 26 from 10 am to 3 pm - Pet Wellness Festival at 14 Tenney Street, Pelham, NH
September 19 & 20 - Yankee Doodle Weekend 
September 8 thru 19 - Enterprise Bank Spotlight - Pinehurst and North Billerica Locations
September 7 - Farmers Market - Billerica Center 
August 31 - Farmers Market - Billerica Center 
August 26 at 3 pm - Event for all ages: Readings, interactive scripts with puppets “Pawduction” at Moody Beach Resort, Wells, Maine
August 13 at 10 am - Event for all ages: Readings, interactive scripts with puppets “Pawduction” at Billerica Library
July 29 from 3-9 pm - Book & Authors Event at Danversport Yacht Club
March 21 - Book Sales and Signing - Pet Supplies Plus - Pinehurst 
March 21 thru 28 - Enterprise Bank Spotlight - Pinehurst location
March 14 - BATV Open House - Meet and greet Illustrator of Adventure 4 and 5

December Thursday's and Saturdays - Book Sales and Signing at Whiffle Tree Shop
November 22 - Book Sales and Signing at Middlesex Community College: Bedford Campus
September 13 - Book Sales and Signing at Yankee Doodle Home Coming Weekend
August 25 - Billerica Farmer's Market
June 7 - Meet the Billerica Authors at Billerica Library
April - Appearance by Author Shirley Holdman and Giggles of BATV's Cosmo's Journal
April 12 - Book Sales and Signing - Billerica Health Fair
April 12 - Book Sales and Signing - Liberty Bell and Sweet Liberty Charity Group Reward Day (10% of sales donated to BASC)
March 1 & 2 + 15 & 16 - Book Sales and Signing at Pet Supplies Plus
March 5 - Book Sales and Signing at Charlotte M. Murkland Elementary School, Lowell (See photos here)
February 9 - Book Sales and Signing at Middlesex Canal Museum

December 3 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Garden Club
November 23 - Book Sales and Signing at Craft Fair - Middlesex Community College - Bedford Campus
November 9 - Book Sales and Signing at Craft Fair - First Parish Church
October 30 - Greater Lowell Community Foundation Bankers' Volunteer Award for Lifetime Achievement - Shirley Holdman
October 19 - Book Sales and Signing at Craft Fair - Billerica Moose Lodge
October 5  - Book Sales and Signing at New Hampshire Pet Wellness Festival
September 21 - Book Sales and Signing at New England Authors Expo - Haverhill High School
September 13 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Yankee Doodle Weekend - Parade participant
September 9 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Farmers Market
July 29 - Kennedy School Recreation Camp 
July 15 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Farmers Market
June 6 - School Visit - St. Charles School, Woburn, MA
April 13 - Clarendon Family Daycare
April 29 - School Visit - Hajjar Elementary School, Billerica
March 15 - School Visit - Dutile Elementary School, Billerica

December 4 - Presentation at Lion's Club
November 29 - Presentation at Boys and Girls Club
November 20 - Presentation at Billerica Rotary Club
September 15 & 16 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Yankee Doddle Weekend (See photo here)
July 18 - Book Sales and Signing at New England Book Expo - Danvers
April 28 - Book Sales and Signing at Girl Scouts Pet Fair - Dunstable
April 21 - Book Sales and Signing at Billerica Historical Fair
April 16 - School Visit - St. Margaret School - Lowell (See photo here)
March 2 - School Visit - Kennedy Elementary School - Billerica
Feb 12 - Presentation at Middlesex Canal Museum - Billerica