30 Saturday Street Fair on French Hill The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of family fun from 12-8 p.m. at the French Hill Neighborhood Street Fair all along Lincoln Street from Broad Street to Cross Street, Marlborough. Includes live music, international barbeque, a dunk tank for local celebrities, children's activities, entertainment and food. Vehicular traffic will be blocked from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Lincoln Street from Broad to Cross Street. Parking is available at Stevens Park in the Martin and Arnold Street lots, as well as along side streets as marked. Free admission and everyone is invited. For info, e-mail frenchhillneighbors@gmail.com. Saturday Morning Discovery Series Popular songs performed in an innovative a cappella style will be sung by a collegiate men’s ensemble from Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 11 a.m.-noon at Union Common, corner of Main and Bolton (Route 85) Sts., downtown Marlborough. Free admission. For more info, visit www.upwitharts.org or call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646. CCC Leominster Yard Sale The Congregational Church of Christ, 583 Main St., Leominster, will holding a yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon. All are welcome. 31 Sunday St. Stephen’s Summer Service St. Stephen’s Episcopal St., 3 John St., Westborough, will hold its last summer schedule service starting at 9 a.m. As of Sept. 7, St. Stephen’s will hold its fall service schedule: 8 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist; 9:30 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist with music; and 9:30 a.m. church school with nursery care. For info, call (508) 366-4134. 1 Monday GMPI Family and Friends Day Deadline Deadline to RSVP to Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc.’s 2nd annual Family and Friends Day (to be held Sept. 13, 1-5 p.m., at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club, 1 Muddy Ln.). Rain or shine. Tickets: $10, $5 kids ages 5-10. For info, visit www.gmpinc.org or call Sharon at (508) 485-4227 ext. 104. 2 Tuesday Assabet Valley Mastersingers Open Rehearsals The Assabet Valley Mastersingers, under the direction of Dr. Robert Eaton, will hold open rehearsals from 7:30-9:45 p.m. at St. Mark’s School, Marlboro Rd. (Route 85), Southborough. Also Sept. 8. New members are welcome. For info, call (978)-562-9838 or (508) 869-0438 or visit www.avmsingers.org. GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club Meeting The next meeting of the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club will start at 7:30 p.m. at New Horizons, 400 Hemenway St, Marlborough. Community projects for the upcoming year will be planned, starting with "Deal or No Deal-Marlborough Style" Oct. 17. If you are a new or interested member who would like to attend or need more info, e-mail join@marlboroughjuniors.org or visit www.marlboroughjuniors.org. 3 Wednesday Southborough Library Adult Book Review Book Review for adults meets at 10 a.m. at Southborough Library, Route 85/Main St. The Book Review is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Books to be discussed are “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver and “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. For info, call (508) 485-5031. Celestial Stitchers Exhibit To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA), the Celestial Stitchers Chapter will be stitching and showing finished pieces during the evening at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St. Also Sept. 6.  Girl Scouts Recruitment Come join the Northborough Girl Scouts, which is forming new troops and filling existing troops for girls in kindergarten through high school seniors, at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Church in Northborough. The Girl Scouts is a values-based organization that provides activities in the worlds of arts, out-of-doors, science and technology, cultures, and health and safety. For info, contact Elaine Fite at fitefamily@charter.net or (508) 393-9927. Digital Television Switch Program Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., will present a program offered by the National Association of Broadcasters at 7 p.m. to discuss the upcoming switch (February 2009) from analog to digital television. The program is free and open to the public. For info, call the library at (508) 366-3050. 4 Thursday Ice Cream Social/Meet & Greet Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., will host an Ice Cream Social and Meet & Greet at 1 p.m. with Michael Moore, candidate for state senator, 2nd Worcester District. Stop in for an opportunity to meet the candidate and discuss your concerns. For info, call the Moore election headquarters at (508) 756-4740. DivorceCare and DivorceCare4Kids Seminars The first session of the 13-week DivorceCare Seminar begins at Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. The video series will be held every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register or for info, contact Jean Coyne at (978)-562-8550 ext. 114 or jcoyne@gracehudson.org. Registration fee is $20 (includes workbook and covers all 13 sessions). 5 Friday Foothills Theatre Volunteer Open House The Foothills Theatre Company, located at 100 Front St., Worcester, will hold a Volunteer Open House from 5-7 p.m. Also Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m. Stop in to learn about the exciting volunteer opportunities that Foothills Theatre has to offer. For info, visit www.foothillstheatre.com. “Dancing With Friends” Benefit The 3rd annual “Dancing With Friends” to benefit for the Walk to Cure Cancer will be held at Maironis Park, 52 S. Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. Afternoon dance sessions are from 2-6 p.m. and the evening event starts at 7:15 p.m. For schedule of events and dance session costs, call (508) 856-2293 or (508) 517-8720. St. Bernadette Community Festival The St. Bernadette 16th Annual Community Festival will be held 5-10 p.m. at 266 Main St., Northborough. Also Sept. 6, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Family fun for all ages, including games and activities for kids & adults, prizes, sweet treats, flea market, bingo, auctions, $10,000 Mega Cash drawing, sweepstakes, sports raffle, teen dance, food and more. All-access ride passes, dinners and tickets for special events can be purchased in advance by calling (508) 393-2838 or e-mailing stbernadetteparish@charter.net. Visit www.stb-parish.org for a complete schedule of events. Westborough Players' Club Auditions The Westborough Players' Club will hold auditions for its children's musical theater production of "Anne of Green Gables" from 7-9 p.m. Also Sept. 6, from 12-4 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Westborough Players Club's headquarters on Phillips Street (off Route 135, near downtown Westborough). There are a variety of roles for young actors ages 8 through 15. For character descriptions, visit www.westbroughplayers.com. Performance dates are November 21, 22 and 23. For more info, call (508) 842-5593. 6 Saturday Northborough DTC Breakfast Residents are invited to breakfast with the Northborough Democratic Town Committee and candidates for election 2008 from 8-9:30 a.m. at First Parish Hall, 40 Church St., Northborough, to honor Senator Pam Resor. Includes buffet breakfast, presentation, and introduction of candidates. Suggested donation: $15. Please park in the Howard Street lot indicated for First Parish. Hudson Senior Center Meat Raffle The Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., will hold its Meat Raffle at 10 a.m. Tickets are $1 each and must be present to win. Also, the Quilt
Gallery will run from 10 a.m.-noon. The Gallery will offer for sale quilts, aprons, table runners, bags or wall hangings, all made by the Silver Threads group. For info, call (978) 568-9638. Shrewsbury Shockers Tryouts The Shrewsbury Shockers will be holding tryouts for the 2009 season at upper Dean Park. Times are as follows: U-14 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; U-12 1-3 p.m.; and U-10 3-5 p.m. The Shockers are dedicated to developing competitive girl's fastpitch softball teams. All girls interested in further softball development and tournament play are encouraged to attend the tryouts. For info, e-mail shrewsburyshockers@hotmail.com. Tufts Annual Open House Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, will hold its annual Open House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop in for self-guided hospital tours, veterinary exhibits, a teddy bear clinic, K-9 rescue leagues, farm animals, canine demos, and information for respective students. For info, call (508) 839-5395 ext. 84899 or visit www.tufts.edu/vet/openhouse/. Karaoke Night at Hudson Elks Enjoy a fun night of karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at the Elks Pavilion, 99 Park St., Hudson, with DJ Tess playing all your favorites! Bring a blanket or chair and get ready to belt out your favorite songs. Admission is $2. Parks and Rec Fall Registration Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation will open fall registration from 8-10 a.m. at Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave. A variety of programs are offered and the schedule can be found on the town web site at http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/parkrec/brochure.asp. It will also be sent home through the public schools in September. For more info, contact (508) 841-8503. Abby’s House September Sale Abby’s House annual September Sale will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the thrift shop location, 52 High St., Worcester. Includes household items, linens, jewelry, furniture and clothing. For info, call (508) 756-5486 ext. 35 or visit www.abbyshouse.org. Historical Society Walk Through History The Shrewsbury Historical Society presents its 4th annual “A Walk through History” 6:30-9 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Cost is $5. Tours start at the 1830 Schoolhouse on the Town Common, next to the First Congregational Church. Participants should bring a flashlight. Complementary desserts and refreshments will be served. Shrewsbury Library “Buds” What do librarians do before the library is open? Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., is giving “Library Buds,” kids in grades 4-7, the opportunity to find out at 8:30 a.m. Also Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. Registration is required. For info, call (508) 842-0081.  Programs at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester, will hold a Saturday Morning Bird Walk for adults from 7-9:30 a.m. (free for members, $5 non-members, Take a Hike! from 1-3 p.m. (free) and Tag Monarchs for all ages ($6 adults members/$8 non-member, $4 child member/$5 non-member). For info or to register for a program, call (508) 753-6087 or visit www.massaudubon.org. “How the West was Sung!" Annual Show "Women of Note" will be putting on their annual show "How the West was Sung!" starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Bromfield School, 14 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, $20 special reserved seating. For ticket info, contact Jean at (978) 263-7962 or visit www.womenofnote.org. Worcester Chorus Open Rehearsal Worcester Chorus will begin the new season with an open rehearsal from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The rehearsal is open to anyone interested in learning more about the chorus and for singers interested in joining. Music Director Andrew Clark will provide an overview of the music and President Ginger Vaughan will discuss organizational goals. Participants will also sing through some of the repertoire from the upcoming season. To learn more, visit www.worcesterchorus.com. 7 Sunday FUMC Westborough Anniversary First United Methodist Church of Westborough will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a tent revival service, starting at 10:30 a.m., with Bishop Peter Weaver. A BBQ, fun and games, and music by the Point ‘n Swing Band will follow the service. Parking is at Westborough High School, West Main St., with shuttle service to the church. For info, call (508) 366-4910 or e-mail Pastor Taylor at pastor@firstumchurch.com. FUMC Hudson Open House First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 34 Felton St., will hold an Open House starting with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by a visitor-friendly worship service, tours and demonstrations. The Open House takes a break after lunch (12 p.m.) and resumes at 5 p.m. with a BBQ ($5) followed by water volleyball and an outdoor sing-a-long and worship with the Sunday Night Alive! Band at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call (978) 562-2932 or visit www.hudsonfumc.com. St. Luke’s Registration, Welcoming Festivities St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Hudson will hold Children's Christian Education Program Registration and Welcoming Festivities following its 10 a.m. service. Activities include class registration, open classroom visits for parents/children, and information regarding curriculums offered and class structures. St. Luke's Sunday School will officially open Sept. 14 and Sunday School classes will officially begin Sept. 21. All families are welcome. For info, visit www.stlukeshudson.org. Sudbury Parks & Rec Open House The Sudbury Parks & Recreation Department and the Atkinson Pool will be holding an Open House 1-4 p.m. at the Fairbank Community Center, Fairbank Rd. The event is an opportunity for residents and prospective members to view the facility. For info, call Sudbury Parks & Rec at (978) 443-1092. Upcoming Fall Energy Workshop Series The grassroots group Hudson Climate Action Network (HCAN) will offer three energy-saving workshops to citizens of Hudson and surrounding towns Sept. 8, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10, from 7-8:15 p.m., at Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. The workshops are designed to help people understand energy and environmental challenges that are driving up fuel costs while also helping them learn ways to save energy dollars. In addition, attendees will learn how conservation helps stabilize our climate by reducing global warming pollution. Donations accepted. For more info, visit www.hudsoncan.org. “Ask The Doctor” Information Seminar “Ask the Doctor,” a community service educational night, will be held Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. The seminar will focus on non-invasive, revolutionary treatments for neck and back pain. Dr. Fran DeFalco, DC from Dunsky Rehabilitation and Spine Center will be discussing new options for suffering patients or loved ones. Free, but seating is limited. Call (508) 651-8900 for reservations or more info. Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Info Session Individuals interested in volunteering at the local level with Habitats for Humanity are invited to an information session Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 111 Park Ave., Worcester. Volunteers of all skills and abilities are needed for on-site construction and committee work. For info, call (508) 799-9259 or visit www.gwhfh.org< /a>. “The 39 Clues” at Shrewsbury Public Library Children grades 3 and up are invited to Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., to find out about “The 39 Clues,” an exciting new series and online treasure hunt. Includes food and prizes. Registration is required. For info, call (508) 842-0081. Annual Orchid Auction The Massachusetts Orchid Society will hold its annual orchid auction Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m., at the UMass Suburban Experimental Station (Waltham Field Station), 241 Beaver St., Waltham. For more info or directions, visit www.massorchid.org. NACC Open Rehearsals Open rehearsals for the Northborough Area Community Chorus begins Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Algonquin Regional High School, Bartlett Street. The schedule consists of a Christmas concert in early December and a spring concert in May. For more info, call (508) 393-8943 or (774) 249-2497. MASOG Genealogy Talk The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists will present Dr. Carol McCoy on "Finding Your Family Roots in New England" Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at Auburn Public Library, Southbridge St., Auburn. Learn tips and tactics for locating your ancestors with New England roots. Free refreshments after the talk. For info, call Janet Bessette at (413) 477-6972 Auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” “Alice in Wonderland” auditions for area performers 17 years and older will be held Sept. 9 and 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. The River’s Edge Players production will be presented Nov. 8 and 9 at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St. For more info, visit www.upwitharts.org or call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646. Northborough Woman’s Club Meeting Northborough Woman's Club will be holding its meeting at the Northborough Fire Station Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mrs. Jane Maney on the subject of Genealogy. Master Singers of Worcester Open Rehearsal On Sept. 9, starting at 7:15 p.m., the Master Singers of Worcester will hold open rehearsals at Shrewsbury Congregational Church, 19 Church St., Shrewsbury. Rehearsals will continue on Tuesdays throughout September. Interested singers are encouraged to visit and audition. For info, call Malcolm Halliday, artistic director, at (508) 842-1349 or visit www.mswma.org. Marlboro Lions Membership Drive The Marlboro Lions Club kicks off its annual Membership Drive with a free event on Sept. 10 at the Main Street Café. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Lions organization is invited to come join current members for an evening of food and information. Reservations are required for dinner and hors d’oeuvres. To reserve a space at the kick-off dinner, contact Sarah Geraghty at (508) 439-0164 or Charlie Painton at (508) 485-8986. WAM Adult Open House Join Worcester Art Museum Sept. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m., for an Adult Open House of upcoming classes (beginning Sept. 22). Visit www.worcesterart.org/Education or call (508) 793-4333/4334 for info. AV Chamber Women’s Business Council The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Women’s Business Council Meeting Sept. 10, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., in the Avidia Bank Board Room, 2nd floor, 42 Main St., Hudson. Guest speaker Candy Szymanski, COO of Marlborough Hospital will discuss “Women & Healthcare.” Cost: $15 for members and their guests, $20 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Reservations are required. For more info, call (978) 568-0360 or e-mail info@assabetvalleychamber.org. Southborough Library Foreign Film Discussion Group New this fall at Southborough Library, Route 85/Main St., the Foreign Film Discussion Group will hold its first meeting Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. View a selection of films and come to the library to discuss them with group leader Lauren Taylor Fernandes. Discussions will be held in French and English, based on abilities of members. For info, call (508) 485-5031. Trout Unlimited Meeting Nationally known fly-fishing writer, editor and publisher Tom Pero will speak at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Central Massachusetts Chapter of Trout Unlimited, held at the Mass. Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Preserve, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. Non-members are welcome. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. There will be raffles and door prizes and refreshments. Call Larry Bush at (508) 755-4645 for directions and info. PWPWP Meet & Greet People Who Play With Pups, a group dedicated to the creation of off-leash areas in Northborough, will hold a Meet & Greet Sept. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough. Learn more about PWPWP and sign your dog up for the Sept. 20 Applefest Parade. For info, e-mail pwpwpnb@gmail.com. MetroWest Humane Society Craft Fair The MetroWest Humane Society’s 2nd annual Craft Fair will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 13, on the Framingham Village Green, Edgell Rd. (near the intersection of Route 9), Framingham. Includes over 80 crafters and artists, bake sale, information table, lunch and kettle corn. For info, visit www.webpaws.com/mwhs or call Jeanne at (508) 787-0069. Charles River Sinfonietta Family Concert On Sept. 13, at 8 p.m., St. Mary's Church, 20 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will host a family concert by the Charles River Sinfonietta. The music will range from pops music by Leroy Anderson, a Tango and Czardas by Michael McLean, and Copland's Hoe Down from Rodeo, to slightly more classical repertoire. Free, with free-will donations accepted. For more info, contact Jacob Litoff at (508) 376-4761 or jlitvlnvla@aol.com. Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary Flea Market On Sept. 13, the Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its 16th annual flea market on the grounds of Marlborough Hospital, Union St. Besides a large range of items and crafts, there will be gently read books, a bake table, attic treasures and a concession stand. The flea market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Come early for the best choices. GLC Celebrates National Gymnastics Day Sept. 13 is National Gymnastics Day and the Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St. in Shrewsbury, will celebrate from 2-4 p.m. with an afternoon of fun. Children ages 4 and up are invited to participate in an Open Gym with staff and team members available to assist. There will also be a team exhibition. 100 percent of admission donations will go to the Children's Miracle Network. For info, call (508) 792-1551. Russian Language Study Group The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton announces an eight-session Russian Language Study Group for beginners, led on Saturdays, from 9-11 a.m., from Sept. 13-Nov. 1. The course is designed to introduce beginners to conversational Russian, with instruction from Russian native Larissa Dyan. Space is limited and cost is $120 for members or $140 for nonmembers. Call (978) 598-5005 or visit www.museumofrussianicons.org for info, to register. 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: $55. Checks should be made payable to Hudson Emblem Club #227 and sent to Barbara Sawyer, 7 Baben Rd., Hudson, MA 01749. Call Sawyer at (978) 568-9291 for info. 16th Annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Join the 16th annual Alzheimer’s Association Central Massachusetts Memory Walk Sept. 14, beginning with 8:30 a.m. registration at the Worcester Senior Center. Form a team or walk as an individual. Money raised by Memory Walk helps provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s. Volunteers are
also needed. For more info, contact Christine Brown at (508) 799-2386 or Christine.brown@alz.org or visit www.memorywalkma.org. Outdoor Service at St. Luke’s Hudson St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hudson will be having an outdoor service Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. The service will feature lively singing accompanied by a guitarist, as well as great fellowship in the beauty of an outdoor setting. There will be refreshments served in the church after the service. Everyone is welcome. St. Luke's is located at the rotary in Hudson. Additional parking is available behind the fire station. For more info, visit www.stlukeshudson.org. UUCS Presents Darfur Documentary Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, 64 West Main St., will present "The Devil Came on Horseback," an award-winning 90-minute film, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. It is narrated by Marine Capt. Brian Steidle, who in 2004 went to southern Sudan on a peacekeeping mission unrelated to Darfur. The film is considered appropriate for teens 14 and over. Refreshments will be served. Free. For info, call the church office at (508) 366-2635 or Al Selim at (508) 887-8719. Falconi Family Golf Tournament The 17th annual Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Southborough Senior Center will be held Sept. 15 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. Cost is $125 per person and the tournament includes prizes, tee gift, raffles, dinner and awards banquet. For more info or to obtain a registration form, call the Senior Center (508) 229-4453. Southborough Library Storytimes Storytime for children age 0 – 5 will begin the week of Sept. 15 at Southborough Library, Route 85/Main St. The schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 years. Each group will run for 6 weeks. To register for info, call (508) 485-5031. Toddler time for children ages 0-24 months will be held Thursdays at 11 a.m. No registration necessary. Nordic Walking Classes in Hudson The Hudson Division of Recreation will start its Fall Session One of Nordic Walking classes Sept. 17, from 5-6:15 p.m. No experience is necessary and all ages of adults and fitness levels can participate. Class fees vary and poles are available for purchase. To register, call (978) 568-9642. For info, contact Kathy Ekdahl at (978) 562-0377 or Sheri Rohr at (978) 365-5673. PCMS 2008 Annual Meeting Pakachoag Community Music School, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn, winds up its 25th anniversary year Sept. 18, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., with a Year in Review during its annual meeting. Breakfast will be served and PCMS students and faculty will perform. Open to the public, but RSVP required. For info, visit www.pakmusic.org or call (508) 791-8159. Northborough Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 1 of Northborough will host its annual Pancake Breakfast Benefit Sept. 21, 7-11 a.m., at American Legion Post 234, 402 West Main St. Cost: $5 per person, $20 family maximum, free for kids under 5. The scouts will be selling tickets the week before the breakfast outside CVS, Rocky's in Northborough and Lyman Street Stop & Shop in Westborough. Worcester Art Museum Classes Classes begin Sept. 22 for adults and Oct. 7 for youth at Worcester Art Museum. Choose from hundreds of opportunities for creativity in WAM’s adult and youth classes and workshops. To register or for the latest classes brochure, call (508) 793-4333/4334 or visit www.worcesterart.org/Education. The Jewish Women's Circle Chabad of Westboro has formed a new group called the Jewish Women's Circle, a bimonthly program for Jewish women. The first event, Challah, A Whole New Twist,” will be held Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Discover methods and techniques for extraordinary challahs just in time for the holidays. Cost is $10 for the event and $50 for a yearly membership. To register or for info, visit www.chabadwestboro.org or contact Dvora Green at (508) 366-0499 or dvora@chabadwestboro.org. Central Mass PCC Golf Tournament The Central Mass Postal Customer Council will hold its 4th annual golf tournament Sept. 26 at Juniper Golf Course in Northborough. For info or to register, call (978) 664-7605 or visit http://cma.newenglandpcc.com and follow the links. CSF Scholarship Motorcycle Ride Attention all motorcycle riders, Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of Marlborough, “Dollars for Scholars” is sponsoring a scenic motorcycle ride Sept. 28 to benefit the nonprofit organization. The gathering of motorcycles and passengers can register between 9-10 a.m. at the Moose Family Lodge on Fitchburg St., Marlborough, where the ride will also end. Registration fee: $25 for the driver, $10 for guests. Rain date is Oct. 5. For registration or more info, contact Deb at (508) 481-0056 or e-mail dag1973@aol.com. 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 5-mile 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. “Deal or No Deal” Fund-Raiser 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,” Oct. 17 at the Marriott Courtyard. Mark your calendars now to be sure you won't miss this exciting evening. Businesses interested in sponsoring a "Prize Case" are encouraged to contact Theresa Frias or Elizabeth Young at dond@marlboroughjuniors.org. For more information, visit www.marlboroughjuniors.org . 8th Annual Harvest Golf Classic The Assabet Valley Chamber’s 8th annual Harvest Golf Classic is scheduled for Oct. 20 at the prestigious Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson. Cost is $225 per golfer or $900 for a foursome. Format is modified best ball and the day boasts a $10,000 putting contest, Gina Cigars, Bacardi USA, Wachusett Brewing Company, Par 3 Poker and fabulous raffles. For more info, visit www.assabetvalleychamber.org or call (978) 568-0360. Ongoing Northborough “Fall-Ball” Registration Registration is now open for Fall Baseball and Softball in Northborough. "Fall-Ball" is a developmental league running from the first week of September to the last week of October that allows youth players to extend their seasons and enhance their skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Fall baseball is available for players in age groups 9-11, 12-13 and 14-15, and softball is available for players entering grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. To register, visit the Northborough Baseball & Softball Association website at www.eteamz.com/northboroughbaseball. Photography Exhibit at Wayside Inn The nature photographs of Steve McGrath and Roseann McGregor will be on display through Aug. 31 at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. everyday. For info, visit www.wayside.org. Colonial Spirit Chorus of Sweet Adelines End your s
ummer singing with the Colonial Spirit Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines! All women who enjoy singing are invited to attend open rehearsals on Thursdays, at 7:15 p.m., at Church of the Good Shepherd, Newtown Rd., Acton. Discover the fun and harmony of four-part a cappella music – barbershop style. Vocal instruction and learning CD's are provided. No experience is necessary. The chorus is preparing for its annual cabaret show Nov. 1. Call Norma at (978) 692-2270 or Noreen at (978) 263-0562 or visit www.colonialspirit.org. 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. 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. MWHS Adoption Hours The MetroWest Humane Society, 30 Pond St., Ashland, holds regular adoption hours Sundays, 1-4 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit www.webpaws.com/mwhs or call (508) 375-3776 for info. Women For Sobriety Self-Help Group Women For Sobriety, Inc announces a new self-help group for women with substance abuse issues. This group will practice the “New Life” Program that teaches women ways to cope with life's problems and live a life free from substances of abuse. Meetings are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 90 Holden St., Worcester, weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. Call Becky at (508) 853-3413 for info and to receive free program literature. 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. Alcohol Dependence Counseling for Women The Couples Project for Women (CPW) offers free treatment for women with alcohol dependence that 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 more info, call AdCare Hospital of Worcester at 1-800-345-3552 extension 4043. 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.donateyourcar.com 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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