25 Friday Shrewsbury Public Library “Governor’s Tour” Following on the footsteps of Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent tour of the Shrewsbury Public library, 609 Main St., the Trustees and staff invite the public to attend a similar tour of the library building at 3:30 p.m. Subsequent tours will be July 28 at 7 p.m., July 30 at 1 p.m. and Aug.1 at 9 a.m. The tours are open to all and no pre-registration is required. For info, contact the library at (508) 842-0081 ext. 3. Stephenie Meyer Event at SPL Deadline to register for a special event to be held Aug. 1, 10:30 p.m.-12:01 a.m., at Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., to celebrate the release of “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. For grades 7-12, participants can design a T-shirt, enjoy snacks and buy a copy of the book for $10 just after midnight. For info or to register, call Daniel Barbour, young adult librarian, at (508) 842-0081 ext. 5. 26 Saturday Author Event at Tatnuck Bookseller Dr. Nicholas Dodman will discuss his book, “The Well-Adjusted Dog,” from 4-6 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. Free and the public is welcome to attend. For info, call (508) 366-4959. Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song The Saturday Morning Discovery Series invites the public to enjoy songs, stories and music starting at 11 a.m. in “Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song” with Mary King and Friends on Union Common, corner of Bolton (Route 85) and Main streets, Marlborough. Rain location: the Walker Building, 3rd floor auditorium, 255 Main St., Marlborough. To learn more, visit www.upwitharts.org or call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646. Hudson Rec Junior Tennis Tournament The Hudson Park Commission/Division of Recreation has announced it will be sponsoring a Junior Tennis Tournament (also July 27) at Riverside Tennis Courts, Chapin Rd. Divisions: ages 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under. Cost is $30pp. To register, visit www.townofhudson.org and click on the Recreation home page. For info, call (978) 568-9642. 27 Sunday Blessing of the Animals Service Join Rev. Cynthia Maybeck for a Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. at the Ellsworth-McAfee Park pavilion, Route 135, Northborough. All pets must be leashed or contained. For info, call the Trinity Church at (508) 393-8156. St. Luke's Free Community Supper St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hudson will be hosting a Community Supper from 5-7 p.m. Meals are prepared with the season in mind, so come on down and experience what's on the menu for the Community Supper. St. Luke's is located at the rotary in Hudson. Parking is available behind the fire station or on the street. For more info, visit www.stlukeshudson.org. 55th Annual Native American Fair The Nipmuc Nation presents its 55th annual Native American Fair at 80 Brigham Hill Rd., Grafton. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Admission: $3, $1 children. For info, contact Chief Natachaman Walter Vickers at (508) 393-8860. Early Morning Fitness Wildlife Walk Adults are invited to join Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester, from 7-8:30 a.m. for a brisk walk along the sanctuary trails. Participants will travel three miles at an accelerated pace, but still take time to look for signs of wildlife and natural activity along the way. Fee: $4 members, $5 non-members. For more info and to register, call (508) 753-6087 or visit www.massaudubon.org. 28 Monday “Explore the Night Sky” at HPL The Children’s Room at Hudson Public Library, Wood Square, will hold “Explore the Night Sky” at 7 p.m. For info or registration, call Deborah Backman, children’s librarian, at (978) 568-9645. Stage Two Theater Drama Workshops, Productions Through Aug. 8, children entering grades 1-5 have the opportunity to write, craft and stage their own play under the guidance of three skilled instructors, experienced in theater arts. While sampling many aspects of drama, students will utilize both writing and acting skills. They will work with a group of area children on an exciting, fun collaboration, and then show their families, friends and neighbors their creative production. “New Work by Stage Two Theater” will be presented Aug. 8, at 1 p.m., in Hudson High School auditorium, 69 Brigham St. The public may attend the performance. Advance seats cost $5. To order tickets or for workshop info, call (978) 562-1646. Electoral College Program at NSC Join the Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr., at 1 p.m. as Dr. Gary Hylander presents “The Electoral College,” why the framers of the Constitution chose the Electoral College over direct election by the people. Ice cream will follow program. Cost: $7. For info or to register, call (508) 393-5035. 29 Tuesday Westboro Dance Academy Registration In-studio registration will be held 6-8 p.m. at Westboro Dance Academy, 3 Summer St. Registration will also be held Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m., and Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m. For info, call (508) 366-7401 or visit www.westborodanceacademy.com. Museum of Russian Icons Trip The Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., invites town seniors on a trip to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton. Cost is $5 for admission. For reservations or info, call the senior center at (978) 568-9638. Mystery Nite for High Schoolers Northborough Free Library, 71 Main St., will hold a Mystery Nite for High Schoolers from 9-11 p.m. Whodunit? Want to play? Role playing mystery nite after hours at the library. Registration is mandatory. The mystery nite is for teens going into grades 9-12. Call (508) 393-5025 for info. Vacation Bible Club at First Federated Church The First Federated Church of Hudson will host its Vacation Bible Club through July 30, from 6-8 p.m., at the church location at 200 Central St., Hudson. All community children ages 4 and older are invited. To sign up, call (978) 562-9207 and leave your name and phone number and how many will be attending. Reception for “You and Me and What Was Missed” A reception for “You and Me and What Was Missed,” an exhibit of conceptual photography, will be held at 5 p.m. The exhibit features the photography of Gregory Seward, MSHCA, director of Tobacco-Free Initiative & Tobacco Consultation Service and Tobacco Research coordinator at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. The free exhibit will be on display on the first floor of the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, through Sept. 5. For info, contact Nancy Harger at (508) 856-3334 or nancy.harger@umassmed.edu. Wayside Inn Strawberry Concert Series Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, concludes its 2008 Strawberry Concert Series with The Jolly Rogues from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Martha-Mary Chapel. Tickets are $15, with special packages available. For info, call (978) 443-1776 or visit www.wayside.org/events. Worcester Chorus Auditions Worcester Chorus is auditioning for all voice parts. Appointments can be arranged through auditions@worcesterchorus.com to schedule times or for more info. Day and evenings are also available July 30 and 31 and Aug. 13 and in early September. Worcester chorus in 149th season, performing annual Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, "Water Music" Spring Concert throughout the year in Mechanics Hall and other Worcester venues. Visit www.musicworcester.org for info. Mothers and More Meeting The Assab
et Valley Chapter of Mothers and More will meet at 7 p.m. at Whitney Place, 238 West Main St., Northborough. Topic: "Cooking Tips." Visitors are welcome for information, refreshments and an evening out. Mothers and More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers. For info, call (508) 936-6882 or visit www.mothersandmoreassabetvalley.org. 30 Wednesday Marlborough Movie Nights Marlborough 2010 Corp, in conjunction with the Marlborough Recreation Department, starts its free, outdoor downtown movie series at dusk, a little after 8 p.m. Also Aug. 6, 13 and 20. The movies will be shown on an inflatable movie screen on the sloping front lawn of the Walker Building, 255 Main St. Bring beach chairs or blankets. Visit www.marlborough-ma.gov for info on each week’s movie. Water Matters Family Workshops The Organization for the Assabet River is sponsoring “Water Matters” family night from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mill Pond in Westborough. Following family nights will be July 31 in Marlborough, Aug. 6 in Concord and Aug. 13 in Stow. These are free evening events to educate families about wise water use and conservation habits in the watershed of the Assabet River. To register, call OAR at (978) 369-3956 or visit www.assabetriver.org for info. PwPwP Informational Meeting People who Play with Pups (PwPwP) will hold an informational meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Trombetta's Farm Creamery, 655 Farm Rd., Marlborough, concerning the creation of off-leash dog recreational areas in Northborough. Movie Time at HPL Stop by the Children’s Room at Hudson Public Library, Wood Square, at 2 p.m. for a movie and popcorn. For more info, contact Deborah Backman, children’s librarian, at (978) 568-9645. Willows at Westborough Concert Series The Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St., continues its summer concert series at 7:15 p.m. with the Fantasy Big Band. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking is available across the street at Hastings School. Free, but donations are accepted for local charities. For info, call (800) 464-4730. Marlborough Blood Drive The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 2:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marlborough Masonic Hall, Main/Newton streets. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a grill and Red Sox tickets. For info or an appointment, call (800) 448-3543. 31 Thursday Author Event at WPL Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., will host Diane Rapaport, author of “The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England,” at 7 p.m. Book copies will be available for purchase and signing. The program is free and open to the public. For info, call (508) 366-3050. Go Fishing! With NFL The Children’s Department at Northborough Free Library will present Go Fishing! with Jim Legacy of MassWildlife from 1-3 p.m. at Lake Chauncy. Recommended for ages 7+ with parent(s). Registration is required. For info or to register, call the Children’s Room at (508) 393-5025 or stop by. NACC Summer Concert As part of its summer concert series, Northborough Community Affairs Committee will present Chicken Slacks starting at 6 p.m. at Ellsworth-McAffee Park, Route 135. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper. Rain date: August 3, 4-6 p.m. Shrewsbury Blood Drive The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 2-8 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors will receive a free Red Sox T-shirt and be entered into a raffle to win Red Sox tickets. For info or an appointment, call (800) 448-3543. 1 Friday Felton Conservation Land Walk As part of Nature Walks Summer 2008, a walk of the Felton Conservation Land in Marlborough will start at 6 p.m. Come and walk at one of the few grass lands in Marlborough. Very diverse land with forests, fields and wetlands, this area is home to many different species of birds and mammal. Participants should meet at the Elm Street parking area just after Muddy Lane. For info, call the Conservation Office at (508) 460-3768. Westborough Players' Club Presents “The Fantasticks” The Westborough Players' Club is presenting “The Fantasticks” through Aug. 3 at The Willows of Westborough, 1 Lyman St. The Aug. 3 performance will be at 2 p.m., while the others are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved online at westboroughplayers.com or by calling (508) 842-5593. Vampire Party for Teens The Northborough Free Library, 71 Main St., will hold a Vampire Party  from 10 p.m.-12:05 a.m. to celebrate the release of “Breaking Dawn.” Enjoy red velvet cake, cookie decorating, vamp music, vampire transformation and quizzes before checking out the libraries 4 new copies of the book at 12:01 a.m. Registration is required. For info, call (508) 393-5025. Northborough Senior Center Craft Class A free craft class on making floral arrangements will start at 11:15 a.m. at the Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr. To register or for info, call (508) 393-5035. Northborough Blood Drive An American Red Cross blood drive runs from 1-7 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors will receive a free Red Sox T-shirt and be entered into a Red Sox ticket raffle. For an appointment or info, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org. 2 Saturday “Tribute to Seniors” Picnic Sheriff Guy Glodis has announced that the 4th annual “Tribute to Seniors” Picnic will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at SAC Park, 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury. Admission is free for all seniors. The event includes a BBQ menu, live entertainment, cash bingo games, raffles, door prizes, an antique car display and info on the new TRIAD programs implemented by the Sheriff’s Office. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For info, call (508) 854-1801. ARHS Class of 1993 Reunion The 15-year reunion of Algonquin Regional High School’s class of 1993 will be held at the Hudson Elks Pavilion, 99 Park St., Hudson, from 3-8 p.m. A casual, outdoor event, the reunion will feature music, food and a cash bar. Families are welcome! Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple, and free for kids. For more info, contact Jenn Shea at jsshea@yahoo.com. Saturday Morning Discovery Series Come laugh at exotic masks and comic portrayals by performing artist Henry Lappen and relax on downtown Marlborough’s grassy Union Common when “Birds in their Habitat” is presented from 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Bring a blanket, snacks, lawn chairs and friends and stop by the Union Common, corner of Main and Bolton (Route 85) streets. Rain location: Walker Building, 255 Main St., in the 3rd floor auditorium. For info, visit www.upwitharts.org or call (978) 562-1646. 149th Wheeler Family Reunion The 149th Wheeler Family Reunion will be held at Balance Rock Farm, 104 Highland St., Berlin. Set up starts at 10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., with dinner to follow. Bring food and lawn chairs. Upcoming Landscape Show 2008 Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, is seeking artists for its Landscape Show 2008, to be held in August. All artists are welcome to enter and prizes will be awarded. Elizabeth Geller, Exhibitions Manager, Corporate Program DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, will be judging. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 4-8 and the opening reception is Aug. 14, 5:30-8:30. For more info or registration forms, visit www.postroadartcenter.com. Women of Note Summer Sing Fling Call
ing women of all ages! Come and sing with "Women of Note," a dynamic woman's 4-part a cappella harmony chorus based in Hudson. The program starts Aug. 4 and runs for four weeks. Participants will learn three songs to sing with the chorus at one of their upcoming performances in September. Women of Note rehearses in the back room at the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. Program runs from 7-8:30 p.m. For info, visit www.womenofnote.org. Red Cross Babysitting Certification Westborough Youth and Family Services will be offering a session of the American Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course Aug 5-7, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Forbes Municipal Building. The course, taught by a Red Cross Certified instructor, is open to participants 11 years and older. Students must attend 9 hours of instruction to become certified, and will learn about supervising children, basic first aid and making responsible decisions. Cost: $45. Checks should be made out to Town of Westborough and mailed or dropped off at the WYFS office, Forbes Municipal Building, 45 W. Main St. Enrollment is limited. For registration forms or info, call WYFS at (508) 366-3090. Diane Cournoyer Open House, Registration Diane Cournoyer Dance Center, 329 West Main St., Northborough, will be holding its Open House and fall dance registration Aug. 6, from 4:30-7 p.m., and Sept. 7, 1-4 p.m. For info, call (508) 393-9697 or visit www.dcdancecenter.net. The Willows Summer Concert Series The Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St., concludes its summer concert series Aug. 6, at 7:15 p.m., with Quintessential Brass. Parking is available at Hasting School and donations will be accepted for local charities. For info, call (800) 464-4730. Tufts Summer Sunset Lecture Series The Tufts Summer Sunset Lecture Series 2008 will present “Tick Talk” Aug. 6 at TCSVM in North Grafton. Open to the public. For info, contact the Continuing Education Department at (508) 887-4723; vetCEinfo@tufts.edu or www.tufts.edu/vet/continedu. NCAC Summer Concert The Northborough Community Affairs Committee will present Party of 9 Aug. 7 as part of its summer concert series. The concert starts at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth-McAffee Park, Route 135. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic supper. Hot Air Balloon Festival The Hudson Elks Club, in association with the Hudson Public Library, will host the annual hot air balloon festival Aug. 9 and 10 at 99 Park St., Hudson. On Saturday and Sunday morning, the balloons are scheduled to ascend at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Also on Saturday afternoon, some of the balloons will offer tethered rides to the public, and there will be a “balloon glow” on the field at dusk. The field will reopen at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of festivities for the entire family. Shrewsbury Post Office Passport Day A Passport Day will be held Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Shrewsbury Post Office, 43 Maple Ave. For info on fees or to download an application, visit www.usps.com/passport. Starfest 2008 The Aldrich Astronomical Society presents Starfest 2008 Aug. 9, starting at 7 p.m., at Anna Maria College, Science Building, Paxton. Rain or shine. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For directions, visit www.annamaria.edu. For info, visit www.aldrichastro.org. Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary Flea Market The Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 13th annual Flea Market Sept. 13 on the grounds of Marlborough Hospital, Union St. There still is some vendor space, and interested vendors should contact Peg Gilroy at (978) 562-7682 or Susan Weber at (508) 486-9565. Hudson Emblem Club Mystery Ride The Hudson Emblem Club will hold its annual Mystery Ride Sept. 14, with the bus leaving the Elks Lodge at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50 by July 31, $55 after July 31. Checks should be made payable to Hudson Emblem Club #227 and sent to Barbara Sawyer, 7 Baben Rd., Hudson, MA 01779. Call Sawyer at (978) 568-9291 for info. GFWC “Deal or No Deal” Following the success of "Dancing with Celebrities-Marlborough Style," the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club will be holding their fall fund-raiser, "Deal or No Deal" Sept. 19 at the Marriott Courtyard. Businesses interested in sponsoring a "Prize Case" are encouraged to contact Theresa Frias or Elizabeth Young at dond@marlboroughjuniors.org. The GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club is a non-profit civic organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteerism. For more info, visit www.marlboroughjuniors.org . 10th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer The 10th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer will be held Sept. 28 at UMass Medical School in Worcester. The walk starts at the Lazare Research Building at noon and activities end at 3 p.m. Arrive between 10 a.m. and noon for registration and a performance by Michael Damian. For more info, call (508) 856-5512 or visit www.walktocurecancer.com. Ongoing FUMC Agape Café Every Thursday evening, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the Agape Café at First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St., Hudson. The doors to Lamson Hall open at 4 p.m. for coffee, tea, cribbage and visiting with friends or meeting new folks. A hearty three-course dinner is served from 5-6:30 p.m. and the menu varies weekly. Everyone is welcome, from young families to seniors and in-between. All meals are free and guests are encouraged to bring family and friends. For info, call (978) 562-2932. Fountains at Dean Park The summer schedule of the fountains at Dean Park in Shrewsbury is Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-2 p.m. and 4-9:45 p.m. Music to accompany the fountains can be heard on 91.7 FM on your car or portable radios. The colored lights can be seen from 9-9:45 p.m. Listen to the classical, patriotic, and popular tunes, watch the movement of the graceful fountains, and see the spectacular colors dance to the music. Young at Heart Group Branson Trip The Young at Heart Group is planning a trip to Branson, Missouri from Sept. 26 – Oct. 5. There will be 11 shows and a day at Silver Dollar City. Pick up will be at Westborough Senior Center and Faith Fellowship Church in Uxbridge. For more info, call Sue at 476-3438. Red Devil Football, Cheering Registration Football and cheering begins Aug. 1. Boys and girls ages 7-15 interested in participating are encouraged to register. Registration forms are available at www.reddevilpopwarnerfootball.com. For info, call Todd Chuma at (508) 366-2721, Mike Freitas at (508) 769-9670 or Brian Heffernan at (508) 287-4517. Northborough Free Library Summer Reading Program “Wild Reads” is the theme of the Summer Reading Club at the Northborough Free Library, 71 Lyman St. Kids who read by themselves and kids who enjoy having someone read to them are all invited to join! Stop by the library through Aug. 16 to register. For info, stop by or call (508) 393-5025. Many fun programs and activities are planned. Check out the Calendar of Events at www.town.northborough.ma.us/library/library.htm. Sweet Summer Nights Music Concert Series Sweetwilliam Farm, l53 North St, Upton, will hold weekly outdoor concerts featuring fine local and regional performing artists. The series will be held Fridays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
, through Aug. 29. For info or directions, visit www.sweetwilliamfarm.biz. AV Pastoral Counseling Support Groups Are you looking for support, a listening ear, compassion from someone coping with a similar situation? Join a small group of others who come together to share and receive leadership and perspective. The new spring support groups available at Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center in Westborough include a caregivers group for anyone feeling overwhelmed while taking care of another; a divorce group for anyone considering or going through separation or divorce or have been legally divorced; and a grief and loss group. For info, call Mary Taber at (508) 366-4000. Colonial Spirit Show Chorus Rehearsals Sing into summer with the Colonial Spirit Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines. All women who enjoy singing are invited to attend the open rehearsals at 7:15 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Newtown Rd. (off Route 27), Acton. Discover the fun and harmony of four-part a cappella music – barbershop style. Vocal instruction and learning CDs are provided and no experience is necessary. For info, call (978) 692-2270 or Noreen at (978) 263-0562 or visit www.colonialspirit.org. Safe Place Support Group Safe Place, a free, confidential support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd., Framingham, starting May 14. For info or directions, call Kim Kates at (617) 536-2460. Westborough Fibromyalgia Support Group The ongoing support group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Plaza), at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome  (people with fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, as well as family and household members) for discussion, coping tips and understanding. For more info, call Diana at (978) 568-0566. Free GED Classes in Hudson The Hudson Maynard Adult Learning Center offers a free GED preparation program in Hudson, including ABE classes in Basic Skills, pre-GED and GED. Registration is ongoing. Classes run through June at the Hudson High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Practice GED testing is also offered year-round. For more info, call (978) 567-6250 ext. 0137. Route 9 Business Builders Membership Route 9 Business Builders, an established business networking organization, is looking for energetic, like-minded individuals with experience and an interest in growing their business to become members. The organization meets every Thursday at Reliant Mortgage, Route 9 in Westborough. For info, call Mark at (508) 826-7347 or visit www.rte9bb.com. New Daisy Girl Scout Troop Forming Daisy Girl Scouts is open to all Westborough girls in kindergarten. Daisy Girl Scouts meet in small groups with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on local trips, do crafts, hike and explore Westborough, and work on service projects that benefit the community. Daisy Girl Scouts also earn patches through a variety of activities. A new troop is forming that meets Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30. For more info, contact Jill at (508) 836-5495. Conservation Volunteers Wanted The Conservation Department of New England Wild Flower Society seeks volunteers to join the Society’s award-winning conservation programs. No previous experience is necessary and comprehensive free training will be provided. Volunteers are needed in central and western Massachusetts. For more info, visit www.newenglandwild.org, contact jburns@newenglandwild.org or call (508) 877-7630 ext. 3203. MAB Car Donations MAB Community Services (formerly the Massachusetts Association of the Blind) is accepting the donation of unwanted cars to benefit its services and programs. Free tow and quick pick up. Boats, trailers, campers, motorcycles, jet skis and snowmobiles also accepted. For info, call (888) 613-2777 or (508) 854-0700. Refuge Fledglings Nature Programs The Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 73 Weir Hill Rd., Sudbury, will offer a new nature program series for ages 2-5 years (siblings welcome) the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-11 a.m. Includes crafts, stories, and games or songs that relate to each month’s topics. For info, call (978) 443-4661. Home School Social Held at Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. (at Wood Square) on the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Come discuss common issues/interest, meet other home school parents, and let the kids play board games together. No sign up is required. For info, contact Children’s Librarian Deborah Backman at (978) 568-9645. Westborough Seniors Cribbage Group The Westborough Seniors Cribbage Group welcomes new members at its Tuesday get-togethers, held 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. For info, call (508) 366-3000. Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center Support groups for caregivers, divorce and post-divorce are available at the Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center. For info or to sign up, call Mary Taber at (508) 366-4000. Rice Memorial Baptist Church Morning Prayer Morning prayer at 85 Lincoln St., Northborough, is held 6:30-7:30 a.m. Spend a few moments of quiet time before beginning the day. Christian/non-denominational, all are welcome. Call the church office at (508) 393-3481 for info. Whitney Place at Northborough Offers free support groups for people with early-stage memory disorders and their care partners. Groups meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 10:30 a.m.-noon, at 238 W. Main St., Northborough. All meetings open to the public and other support groups are available. For info or to reserve a space, call Aimee at (508) 393-5655 ext. 256. Toastmasters Meets every Thursday from 7:45-9 a.m. in the Hanover Insurance Building, 440 Lincoln St., Worcester. Call (508) 756-5677 or visit http://earlyrisers.freetoasthost.org/ for info. The Couples Project for Women CPW offers free treatment for women with alcohol dependence who are married or live with a male partner. Weekly one-on-one outpatient therapy for 5 to 6 months promotes women’s recovery. Some women also receive couples counseling to promote recovery and improve communication. The study is conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and AdCare Hospital. For info, call AdCare Hospital of Worcester at (800) 345-3552 ext. 4043. Horizons for Homeless Children Seeking volunteers to help out 22 family homeless shelters in Central Massachusetts. A commitment of 2 hours a week is required for at least 6 months. Day and evening hours are available. For info or to register for training, visit www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org or call (508) 755-2615. VNA Care Hospice Grief Support Group Free grief support group for adults coping with the death of a loved one. The group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at Whitney Place Assisted Living at Northborough, 238 West Main St. To register or for info, call Susan Tarantino at (800) 521-5539 ext. 5624, e-mail starantino@vnacarenetwork.org or visit www.vnacarenetwork.org. Road to Recovery Drivers are needed in the greater Westborough area to transport local cancer patients to treatments. For info on volunteering, call the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345. American Lung Association Seeks the donation of unwanted cars to help support its lung health programs. Call (800) 577-LUNG or visit www.donateyour
for info. Worcester Animal Rescue League Now open for adoptions until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at 139 Holden St., Worcester. Visit www.worcester-arl.org for info. Overeaters Anonymous Now meets at St. Luke the Evangelist Church’s Parish Center, 1 Ruggles St., Westborough, at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening. Boys & Girls Club Car Campaign Seeking the donation of unwanted cars to benefit local clubs. Call (800) 246-0493 for info. No restrictions. S.T.A.R.S. Students Teach and Reach Seniors invites Westborough seniors to learn the computer from high school students every Monday 2:15-3:15 p.m. at the high school library. Free, all levels of experience welcome. For info or to register, call (508) 366-3000. Crossroads FM The fibromyalgia/CFS support group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers & Cafe, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. For info, e-mail Merle Portnoy at meport@charter.net or call (508) 366-7998. Marlborough Hospital CPR Classes Offered to the community on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Heartsaver CPR classes cost $45 per participant ($55pp for Heartsaver and automatic electronic defibrillation classes). Call Michael Sawtelle at (508) 486-5465 for info or to register. Elder “Keep Well” Clinic The Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr., holds an Elder “Keep Well” Clinic the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Call (508) 393-5035 for info. NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support meetings are held 7-9 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 373 Plantation St., 2 Biotech Park, 3rd floor, Worcester. The New Parent Group For first-time parents with a child under 6 months, the group meets at Assabet Valley Area Family Network, 169 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Call (508) 485-0085 for meeting times, dates or other info.   Women in Transition A mutual support group for women that meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Church of the Nativity in Northborough. For info, call Jenny Church at (508) 393-5447. MetroWest Parent Support Group For parents of kids/adolescents with behavioral, emotional or mental health special needs. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Wayside Youth & Family Network, 75 Fountain St., Framingham. Free, confidential. For info, call Lois DeRusha at (508) 620-0010 ext. 342. Parents Helping Parents Offers free, confidential and anonymous weekly support groups throughout Massachusetts. Volunteers are also being sought as group facilitators. For info, call (800) 882-1250.

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