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Restaurant, salon, auto shop open for in-person services

The District Restaurant at Minuteman High School now accepting phone reservations for its traditional Thanksgiving buffet, set for Friday, Nov. 19.

The career technical education school’s student-run services -- which include a salon, automotive repair shop and preschool -- continue to welcome customers now that in-person services are fully resumed.

At District Restaurant

Cam Fox of Acton, a senior in Minuteman's Design and Visual Communications program, created the Thanksgiving "gif" animation seen above.Cam Fox of Acton, a senior in Minuteman's design and visual communications, created this Thanksgiving .gif animation.

The District Restaurant will hold its traditional Thanksgiving buffet for the public on Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Customers are required to make reservations by phone by calling 781-372-2985.

The cost is $10 per person. The menu features turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, salad and rolls. Desserts include apple and pumpkin pie.

The District Restaurant is open for in-person dining by reservation every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while school is in session. Phone reservations are required (call 781-372-2985.)

Masks are required indoors unless actively eating or drinking, per local mandate. Note the restaurant is closed Nov. 11 and 12 because of a holiday and an abbreviated school schedule.

In addition, the restaurant offers the Soup Group, a weekly to-go service in which customers can order soups, breads, and desserts each week. The online order form and menu is posted on Fridays at Customers pick up their food in their vehicles outside Minuteman High School on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, culinary arts students are preparing 150 Thanksgiving meals for people who are food insecure through a partnership with Food Link MA

The Salon @ Minuteman

Students in Minuteman’s high school and adult evening cosmetology programs are taking reservations for hair, nail and skin care services at The Salon @ Minuteman in the daytime and evenings. You can view a list of services and prices at

Daytime appointments are available Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 781-372-2974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a daytime appointment.

Evening appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday from 4:30 to 8:45 p.m.. To make an evening appointment, call Minuteman Technical Institute at 781-861-7151.  

Auto-repair shop

Students in the automotive technology program provide general automotive maintenance services for the public as the curriculum schedule allows. Services include oil changes, tire work, and safety checks. To schedule an appointment, call 781-372-2994 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit

Colonial Children’s AcademyPreschool students in Colonial Children's Academy at Minuteman High School in October 2021. (Photo by Reba Saldanha/Minuteman High School)

Students in Minuteman’s early education and teaching program work alongside professional staff at Colonial Children’s Academy, a preschool for children ages 2.9 years to 5 years old. The preschool is at capacity for the current 2021-22 school year.

The Colonial Children’s Academy curriculum features STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, outdoor and indoor recreation, music, literacy, and cooperative play. The Academy is located in a state-of-the-art childcare space with accompanying outdoor playground inside the new Minuteman building, which opened in 2019. For more information, visit

This news announcement was published Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

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