26 Friday Northborough Historical Society Opens Season The Northborough Historical Society will hold its first monthly meeting of the season starting with a Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. at 50 Main St. (corner of Main and School streets). Members and the public are invited to bring their favorite dish and gather for an old-fashioned supper. The meeting will begin following the supper at 7:30 p.m. Program: Hurricane Havoc Here. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Psychometry & Energy Readings Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed., a spiritual teacher and psychic medium, will be offering psychometry and energy readings from 7-9 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott in Westborough. Learn how to give a reading, as well as sharpen and fine-tune your own sensitivity through experience. Cost: $35. For more info or to register, visit www.jennymetevia.com. Circle at Mothers & Company A Birth Circle will be held at Mothers & Company in Boylston starting at 7 p.m. For info or to register, call (508) 869-6666 or e-mail info@mothersandcompany.com. Low-fee. Last minute registrations welcome. Business Network Breakfast The next Business Network Breakfast is slated from 8-9 a.m. in the Leahy Conference Room at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St. After a quick muffin and cup of coffee, participants give a two-minute presentation about their organization and distribute materials. Cost is $10 for members and their guests and $15 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Contact the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce at (978) 568-0360 or e-mail info@assabetvalleychamber.org for info. Central Mass PCC Golf Tournament The Central Mass Postal Customer Council will hold its 4th annual golf tournament 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. 27 Saturday Tatnuck Bookseller Author Event Dr. Nicholas Dodman, author of “If Only They Could Speak: Understanding the Powerful Bond Between Dogs and Their Owners,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, from 1-3 p.m. to discuss and sign his book. For info, call (508) 366-4959 or visit www.tatnuck.com. Autumn Harvest Fund-Raiser Dance Celebrate the fall season at the Autumn Harvest Fund-Raiser Dance from 7 p.m.-midnight at Holiday Inn, 265 Lake St., Marlborough. To benefit the Central Mass. Limb Loss Support Group, the event includes door prize, raffles and music by DJ Mike. Tickets are $15pp or $25 per couple. For info or tickets, call Rose Bissonnette at (978) 365-2580 or visit www.centralmalimbloss.org. 5K Road Race and Fun Walk The 12th annual 5K Road Race and Fun Walk will be starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at Dean Park in Shrewsbury. Entrance forms are available at www.spiritofshrewsbury.com and Shrewsbury Park and Rec, 100 Maple Ave. Fees: $12 pre-event, $15 race day; walkers/under 18 are $6 pre-event or $10 race day. For info, visit the web site or call Tom Ryan at (508) 755-5022. Décor Celebrates New Location Décor Custom Interiors & Gifts is celebrating its new location at 26 South St., Westborough from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy wine and cheese, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, live music and discounts. For info, call (508) 898-3169 or visit www.decorcustominteriors.com. Friends of Shrewsbury Seniors Jail and Bail Once again, the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. are sponsoring its Jail and Bail during the Spirit of Shrewsbury weekend. Look for the "jail" at the Oak Street Expo and either volunteer to be "jailed" (hoping someone will bail you out) or donate some money to keep you out of "jail." Checks are payable to The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. Author P.D. LaFleur at HPL Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. at the rotary, will host local author P.D. LaFleur as he discusses his new book, “Mill Town,” from 2-3 p.m. For info, visit www.hudsonpubliclibrary.com or call (978) 568-9644. St. Stephen Fall Yard Sale Household items and gifts, children’s toys and games, small appliances, books, sporting equipment, glassware, jewelry, and videos and CDs will be among the items available at the 2008 Fall Yard Sale, to be held 8 a.m.-noon at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St. (Route 85), Marlborough. Proceeds will benefit church programs. For info, call (508) 485-9585 or visit www.saintstephenlutheran.com. Multi-Family Church Yard Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 West Main St. (Route 30), Westborough, will hold a multi-family yard sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 4. Individuals are invited to rent a space for $15 to display and sell their own yard sale items. Tables are available on a first come basis.  Reserve a table now by contacting the church office at office@gs-lc.org or (508) 366-7095. FUMC Marlborough Yard Sale The Youth Group of First United Methodist Church of Marlborough, 52 Church St., will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Coffee and light lunch available during the sale. For info, call (508) 485-1980. Artist Guild of Shrewsbury Exhibit The Artist Guild of Shrewsbury will be holding a one-day exhibit in conjunction with the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oak Middle School. For info on the guild, visit http://www.artistguildshrewsbury.com. Jamie Eldridge Voter Outreach Forum State Representative Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has organized a "Meet and Greet" event from 12-1 p.m. at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. Eldridge will discuss his background, accomplishments and vision for the Middlesex and Worcester State Senate district. Voters will also be able to discuss issues of concern with the candidate. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Kane Elementary Fall Fun Day Kane Elementary School, 520 Farm Rd., Marlborough, will be hosting its annual Fall Fun Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a moonwalk and obstacle course, face painting, arts & crafts, exotic animals from Animal Adventures, and plenty of food and refreshments. Admission is $5 for adults and children (3 and older). Children 2 and under are free. Maximum donation per family is $20. Mothers and Company Programs A Gay Parents Lunch will be held at 12 p.m. at Cyprian Keyes, 284 E. Temple St., Boylston, and a Dad & Baby Snack Time will start at 4 p.m., also at Cyprian Keyes. To register or for info on either event, contact Mothers & Company at (508) 869-6666 or info@mothersandcompany.com. Cost: $15 for snack time, menu pricing for the parents lunch. Last minute registrations welcome. Painting Autumn Joy Workshop This adult workshop, sponsored by the Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, will be held 1-4 p.m. for beginning and intermediate artists, focusing on techniques and media (pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, or water-mixable oils) used to express the beauty and variety of fall subjects. Participants will start indoors, exploring composition, proportion, tones and values in the various media before going outside (time and weather permitting). Also Oct. 4. Fee: $18 members, $24 non-members. For info and to register, call (
508) 753-6087. 28 Sunday CSF Scholarship Motorcycle Ride Attention all motorcycle riders, Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of Marlborough, “Dollars for Scholars” is sponsoring a scenic motorcycle ride 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. Beth Tikvah’s Great Shofar Blow-Out From 10-11:30 a.m., the Great Shofar Blow-out will be taking place at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough. Join Beth Tikvah for a fun-filled morning of Rosh Hashanah activities. Call (508) 616-9087 or visit www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org for more details. “Cirque du Soleil – Kooza” Tickets The Hudson Parks Commission/Division of Recreation has announced that tickets ($75pp, includes transportation to and from the theater) are available for “Cirque du Soleil – Kooza.” The performance will start at 5 p.m. at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston. The bus will leave the Hudson Senior Center at 3 p.m. For info or reservations, call (978) 568-9642. 10th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer The 10th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer will be held 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. Tents of Hope in Westborough As part of a national project to raise awareness about Darfur, youth and adults of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Congregation B'nai Shalom, First United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Society, Evangelical Congregational Church and Beth Tikvah Synagogue will join together to paint three tents on the lawns of the first three named religious organizations. The public is welcome to view the tent painting, which will be 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and 1-4 p.m. at both Congregation B'nai Shalom and First United Methodist Church. For info, call Ann-Louise at (508) 887-8719. St. Luke's Free Community Supper St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hudson will be hosting a "Community Supper" on from 5-6 p.m. The meatloaf dinner will include mashed potatoes, green salad, a vegetable and dessert. 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. SVT 55th Annual Meeting Sudbury Valley Trustees will recognize four community leaders at its 55th Annual Meeting starting at 1 p.m. with refreshments and a guided walk at the Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Rd., Sudbury. The business meeting with awards starts at 2 p.m. For more info or to register, visit www.svtweb.org and click on the calendar section. Recovery Day 2008 Join the Voices for Recovery for Recovery Day 2008 1-4 p.m. at AdCare Outpatient Services, 95 Lincoln St., Worcester. Enjoy food, fellowship and info on Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Women for Sobriety, MOAR and more. 29 Monday Temple Emanuel High Holiday Services Temple Emanuel of Marlborough, 150 Berlin Rd., will hold services for Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. (also Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m.). Yom Kippur services will be Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. For ticket info, contact Penny Letichevsky at (508) 839-1785. 30 Tuesday Hudson Historical Society Trivia Night “Hudson Trivia” will be the subject of the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. Vic Rimkus, retired Hudson High School social studies teacher, will present the program and conduct a question and answer forum. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served. Special Exercise Program Begins Arthritis Foundation Exercise ProgramSM, a free low-impact class designed specifically for those with arthritis, begins its six-week course with a kick-off class at 3 p.m. at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., Shrewsbury. For additional info or to register, call (508) 845-2100) or visit www.arthritis.org. Diabetes Support Group The Diabetes Support Group at the Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr., begins its 4th year at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. The support group is open to all those living with diabetes, as well as relatives, friends and caregivers. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you are invited to come to the meeting to learn and share information about new drugs for treating diabetes, testing blood sugar, eating healthy and portion control, getting active and burning calories, and more. For info or to register, call (508) 393-5035. 1 Wednesday Free Parenting Series Begins The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson’s Spiritual Growth Center holds the first session of its free parenting series from 7-8 p.m. The topic will be “Nutrition: Basics for Your Children,” with Dr. Johanna Sagarin leading the session. Free and includes childcare, but pre-registration is required (please note the number and ages of your children who will be attending). E-mail administrator@ucmh.org or call (978) 562-9180 for info or to register. AV Chamber Women’s Business Council The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a Women’s Business Council Meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Harvest Café in Downtown Hudson. The guest speaker is Cathy Buday, editor of the Enterprise-Sun. Cost is $15 for members and their guests, and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. For more info, call (978) 568-0360 or e-mail info@assabetvalleychamber.org. 2 Thursday Arts Alliance Fall Art Exhibit Opening Reception The Arts Alliance Fall Juried Art Exhibit will hold its opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at Citizens Bank, 17 Pope St., Hudson. Prizes donated from area businesses will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the four categories of drawing/prints, photography; painting and three-dimensional/mixed media. Most works may be purchased and the exhibit will be on view through Oct. 31. For more info, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646. Northborough Garden Club Meeting The Northborough Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr. Russ Cohen, author and Rivers Advocate, MA Dept. of Fish and Game, will present a program on Edible Wild Flowers. Cohen is one of the foremost wild edible experts in New England, and has been foraging and teaching about wild edibles of New England for over 30 years. Guests are welcome to attend for a $3 fee. Further information may be found at http://gardencentral.org/clubs/october/. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, which will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m., starts in Marlborough. For more info, contact Donna Deleo at (774) 452-3923 or Tammy Pozerycki at (508) 335-1968. WPL Family History Month Program The Westborough Public Library, West Main St., presents the first program in its Family History Month series, “Investigating the Dash: (1842-1929) Following an Ancestor from Cradle to Grave” at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For info, call (508) 366-3050. Friends of MPL Super Book, Bake Sales T
he Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., announce their 39th season Super Book Sales and Bake Sales through Oct. 4. The Oct. 2 sale, from 6-8:30 p.m., is the Friends Members Night Book Sale for Friends of the MPL only (non-members can join at the door); Oct. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will be the public Super Book Sale; and Oct. 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will be the Super Book and Bake Sale. For info or to donate books/baked goods, call (508) 485-0290, (508) 485-4204 or (413) 648-9663 or e-mail rajohnson36@verizon.net. SVT Low Carbon Diet Workshop Are you one of the many people who want to do something about Global Warming, but are unsure of how to get started? Maybe you need to try the "Low Carbon Diet." Sudbury Valley Trustees will hold the first of a four-part workshop on this subject from 7-9 p.m. at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. No charge for program, but all participants are encouraged to buy David Gershon's "Low Carbon Diet: A 30-Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds," which costs $12.95 and will be available at the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will take place Oct. 16 and 30 and Nov. 20. Visit www.svtweb.org and click on the calendar section for more info. 3 Friday Shrewsbury Woman’s Club Meeting The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club will hold its first meeting of the new club year at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. Dessert will be served from 12:15-1 p.m. and, following the business meeting, entertainment will be provided by Mel Simons’ (“You Ain’t Heard Nothin Yet!”) anecdotes and songs. Members and guests are encouraged to attend for a great afternoon. Family Fun Night at UCMHS The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson, will hold its first Family Fun Night from 7-9 p.m. Theme: “Sing Out.” Bring your musical instruments, including your voices, and come join to an evening of singing songs from the popular songbook “Rise Up Singing.” All ages and all levels of singing ability/musical talent welcome. For the next three months on the first Friday, families will gather for a variety of simple, healthy, fun activities appropriate for all ages. For more info, visit www.ucmh.org, e-mail administrator@ucmh.org or call (978) 562-9180. Northborough Blood Drive An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 1-7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For info or an appointment, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org. First Parish Church of Berlin Spaghetti Supper The First Parish Church of Berlin, 16 Central St., Route 62, Berlin center, will hold a Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 p.m. Offering spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread and apple crisp, the dinner is eat-in or take-out. Advance tickets are $6 adults, $4 kids 10 and under; tickets at the door are $7 adults and $5 kids 10 and under. Tickets available in advance, call the church office at 978-838-2575. 4 Saturday Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Massachusetts Society of Genealogists’ State President Sandy Goodwin and Worcester Chapter President Pat McGrath will be conducting a Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop at Westborough Public Library from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It is free, but registration is required. A brown bag lunch is necessary as there will only be a half hour lunch break and genealogy topics will be addressed during the lunch break. For info, call (508) 366-3050. Bay State All Stars Open House Bay State All Stars Cheer & Dance will be holding a Dance Open House from 1-4 p.m. at its new location, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave. in Shrewsbury. Visit www.baystateallstars.com for info. Waste Watchers of Shrewsbury Meeting The next meting of Waste Watchers of Shrewsbury will be at 3 p.m. at Green Hill Farm, a Shrewsbury Community Supported Agricultural Farm (CSA) on Green Street, just off of Route 20. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Bring your own chair and there will be a tour of the farm (dress accordingly with appropriate footwear). For more info, contact Missy Hollenback at melisahollenback@hotmail.com. Chiropractic Care for Parents & Children Workshop A Chiropractic Care for Parents & Children Workshop will start at 10:30 a.m. at Mothers & Company, 284 E. Main St., 2nd floor, Boylston. Cost: $10. For info or to register, call (508) 869-6666 or e-mail info@mothersandcompany.com. Last minute registrations welcome. Maynard Fest Maynard Fest will be held Oct. 4 in and around downtown Maynard, starting at 9 a.m. While the Maynard Fest closes at 3:30 p.m., the Maynard Rotary Club’s Oktoberfest opens at 7:45 p.m. at Clock Tower Place and features a beer and wine garden and spectacular fireworks. For more info, call the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce at (978) 568-0360 or visit www.assabetvalleychamber.org. Saturday Morning Bird Walk for Adults Explore the sanctuary grounds of Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester, from 7-9:30 a.m. during this program for casual and novice birders alike. For adults. Bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them. Also, please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle. For more info and to register, call (508) 753-6087. St. George Campers Association Square Dance The St. George Camper’s Association will host its 1st annual Square Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. at Bay Path Barn, 119 Central St., Boylston. Tickets: $10 per person for first 4 family members, $5 each member after that. For advance tickets, call Judy Shaughnessy at (508) 752-7358. The ABC's of Fungi Learn the “ABC’s of Fungi” from 1-4 p.m. at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. For beginners, the program will include a review of field guides and identification tips. Please note: the program does not cover the edibility or collecting of mushrooms. For adults. Cost: $9 members, $12 non-members. To register or for info, call (508) 753-6087. 5 Sunday Church of the Nativity Blessing of the Animals The Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough, will mark the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with its annual blessing of animals beginning at 7 p.m. The service is open to people of all faiths and, at 7:30 p.m., optional healing prayers will be offered. Smaller animals may be brought into the church, while larger ones should be taken to the door at the front of the Nave. For info, visit, www.churchofthenativity.org or call (508) 393-3146. Rockstars-R-Wee Kickoff Event Rockstars-R-Wee, a club dance party for families with kids ages 0-7, will hold its kickoff event  2-5 p.m. at Fusion in Worcester. Tickets are limited. For more info, visit www.rockstars-r-wee.com or stop by Rockstars-R-Wee’s booth at the Maynard Fest Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in downtown Maynard. MHS at Heritage Festival Stop by the Marlborough Historical Society’s booth at Marlborough’s 13th annual Heritage Festival to learn more about the many services MHS offers. There will be unique items for sale, including the 2009 Historical Calendar. For info on MHS, visit www.HistoricMarlborough.org, call (508) 485-4763 or e-mail info@HistoricMarlborough.org. Tents of Hope Interfaith Service At 3 p.m., an interfaith service for the blessing and dedication of the thre
e painted tents, created by youth and adults at the below-named religious organizations, for the Tents of Hope national project will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 64 W. Main St., Westborough. Officiating will be Rev. Cynthia A. Frado, Unitarian Universalist Society; and co-officiating will be Rabbi Laurence Milder, Congregation B'nai Shalom; Reverend Leigh Dry, First United Methodist Church; and Vicar Sandy D'amico, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. All welcome. For more info, call (508) 366-2635. Upcoming GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club Meeting The next meeting of the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club will be Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., at the clubhouse at Applebriar, 20 Applebriar Ln., Marlborough. Join the group for its annual Soup and Salad meeting. Bring your muffin tins to sample all the wonderful dishes the club members have whipped up and hear about the community projects MJWC has planned for the upcoming year. If you are a new or interested member who would like to attend or needs more info, e-mail join@marlboroughjuniors.org. Marlborough Blood Drive An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Oct. 8 (also Oct. 22), from 2:30-7:30 p.m.) at Masonic Hall, Main/Newton sts., Marlborough. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred. For info or an appointment, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org. Digital Television Switch Program Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will be hosting a free program Oct. 8, from 7-8:15 p.m., on the upcoming switch to digital television. By law, full-powered television stations nationwide must stop using the old method of transmitting TV signals, known as analog, and begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format Feb. 17, 2009. Topics will include why the switch is occurring, who will be affected, how to make sure you’re prepared and how to participate in the federal converter box coupon program. For info, call (978) 568-9644.                 October GED Testing Registration                                             Individuals interested in obtaining a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) should register Oct. 8 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough, from 4-7 p.m. Bring a photo ID, a money order for $65 made out to Assabet Valley (no cash or check accepted), and, if you are between 16 and 18 years old, a letter from your high school stating the date of withdrawal. The GED test will be given at Assabet Valley on Oct. 21, 22 and 23. For more info, call Andrea Cronin at (508) 485-9430 ext. 216. Massachusetts Energy Summit 2008 The Massachusetts Energy Summit will be held Oct. 9, starting with 7 a.m. registration, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. The summit provides a forum to educate business owners, executives, municipal leaders and others interested in learning about the Green Communities Act; the competitive energy marketplace and renewable energy; green building; best practices in energy efficiency, conservation, and energy supply purchasing; innovative energy programs, as well as how energy related jobs impact the Massachusetts economy. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit booth displays from a variety of energy related firms. Cost: $55 (includes networking breakfast and lunch). Register online at wbjournal.com. For info, call (508) 755-8004 ext. 286 or e-mail kprosser@wbjournal.com. Fall Foliage Paddle on the Blackstone Sponsored by Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Oct. 11, from 2-4 p.m., participants will put in at the Tri-River Family Health Center in Uxbridge and paddle upstream into the Blackstone Canal and Rice City Pond, where wildlife abounds. Open to families with children ages 10 and older. For info and to register, call Broad Meadow Brook at (508) 753-6087. Cost: $10 adult members, $12 adult non-members, $7 child members, $9 child non-members. Boylston Historical Society Appraisal Fair, Silent Auction The Boylston Historical Society will host its annual fund-raising event Oct. 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Boylston Town House, Main Street (next to Fire Station), with an antique appraisal and silent auction. Cost for appraisal: $5 per item. Free refreshments will be available. Bring your antiques for appraisal or simply come and browse the silent auction. Model Aircraft Demonstration Did you ever wonder what it might be like to fly a radio-controlled model airplane? The Milford Parks Department and the Millis Model Aircraft Club have teamed up for the fifth year in a row to provide a free day of flying, introductory lessons, demonstrations and just “plane” fun Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Plains Park/Route 85 in Milford. For info, call (508) 473-4441 or visit the events link at www.millismodelaircraftclub.com. Singers Invited to Join River’s Edge Chorale The River’s Edge Chorale begins its fall season with Tuesday rehearsals Oct. 14, from 7-9 p.m., at Hudson High School’s Choral Room, C110, 69 Brigham St. Any area adult or high school student interested in group singing is invited to join. The Chorale will rehearse a variety of songs in preparation for its winter holiday concert Dec. 13 in conjunction with the River’s Edge Community Band and Pro Musica Youth Chorus. To learn more, visit www.upwitharts.org, where a registration form can be downloaded. A registration fee helps support the program. For info or to register by phone, call (978) 562-1646. Daughters of Isabella Penny Sale The Daughters of Isabella – Shrewsbury Chapter will be having its annual Penny Sale Oct. 16 at the Fr. Smith Center at St. Anne's Church, 130 Boston Tkpe., Shrewsbury. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the drawing will be at 8 p.m. Coffee and light refreshments will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the organization's charitable works. All are welcome. Mothers and More Open House Come for an evening of great fun and fellowship Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at Whitney Place, 238 West Main St., Northborough, and learn what makes Mothers and More different from other area groups. The group welcomes mothers working for pay as well as those staying at home. Mothers and More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers. For more info, visit www.mothersandmoreassabetvalley.org. “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. Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook At sundown Oct. 17, Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester will transform into a magical, slightly haunted forest. Encounter old favorites and new characters on your walk as you learn about some of the creatures of New England and their many fascinating habits. Small groups leave about every 10 to 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. (times cannot be reserved). Also Oct. 18. For more info and to register, call (508) 753-6087. Fee: advance registration $5 adul
t members, $6 adult non-members, $5 child members, $6 child non-members. Admission at the door is $8pp. Hudson Pumpkin Fest 2008 The Hudson Park Commission/Recreation has announced that Pumpkin Fest 2008 will take place Oct. 18, from 3:30-8:30 p.m., at the Morgan Bowl/Riverside Park facilities. Events include live music, moon bounces, trackless train ride, pony rides, raffles, clowns and a fireworks display to end the evening. Admission: $3 ages 18-59, $1 for kids under 18 and seniors age 60 and up. A crafter’s café/craft show will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hudson High School cafeteria, 69 Brigham St. Admission: $1. For info, call (978) 568-9642 or visit www.townofhudson.org. Francis Gardens Bazaar A bazaar will be held Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Francis Gardens Community Room, 24 Francis Gardens Ct., Shrewsbury. Includes home baked goods, crafts, jewelry, “elegant junk,” plants, books and raffle prizes. Westborough Police Union 10K Road Race The 1st annual Westborough Police Union 10K Road Race starts at 11 a.m., Oct. 18, at Westborough High School (lower lot). Registration cost: $15 before Oct. 11, $20 after Oct. 11. Awards will be given for top male and female times. Visit www.westboroughpolice.com for info. Northborough Fire Prevention Fair, Open House The Northborough Fire Department will be holding its annual Fire Prevention Fair and Open House Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the 11 Pierce St. fire station. Includes popcorn, balloons and fire hats for kids; Sparky the Fire Dog; sprinkler trailer; fire prevention literature; and fire department apparatus to view and sit on. Bay State All Stars Informational Meeting Bay State All Stars will be holding an informational meeting on cheering for ages 9-14 Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m., at its Worcester gym, 11 McKeon Rd. Visit www.baystateallstars.com or call (508) 754-0632 for info. FUMC Hudson CROP Walk The First United Methodist Church of Hudson will be taking the lead in organizing this year’s CROP Walk (five miles) Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. For more info or to volunteer, contact Rosanne Roberts at Rosanne@hudsonfumc.com or visit www.churchworldservice.org/CROP/. DAV Wine and Cheese Party On Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m., the Vin Bin, located at 27 South Bolton St. in Marlborough, will host a wine and cheese party on behalf of Chapter 82 Disabled American Veterans. There will be live entertainment, and raffle prizes have been donated by Marlboro Wellness Center, Sandwich Company, Milwaukee Job Site Radio, Big Apple Deli, Ron's Barber Shop, Kraft Tire, Family House of Pizza, as well as Vin Bin. Come prepared for a good time. Raffle tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10. For more info or raffle tickets, call Ron Dalbec at (508) 481-2709 or John Manning at (508) 624-9735 or e-mail davchapter82@yahoo.com. Shrewsbury Woman’s Club Fall Fashion Show The Shrewsbury Woman's Club will present its 2008 fall fashion show, “RED CARPET RUNWAY,” Oct. 19 at the Wachusett Country Club, 187 Prospect St., West Boylston. Fashions will be from Ike's Den. A boutique marketplace will be open from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with luncheon and fashion show to follow. Tickets are $40. Call Carolyn for further ticket info at (508) 842-8733. Master Singers of Worcester Mostly Mozart Concert The Master Singers of Worcester will celebrate the opening of the 10th anniversary season of Malcolm Halliday as artistic director with an Oct. 19 concert at First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St., Worcester. Featuring mostly works of Mozart with orchestra and soloists, the concert starts at 4 p.m. A gala reception will follow. For tickets (adults $20, students/seniors $18), call (508) 842-1349 or visit www.mswma.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. Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center Afternoon of Jazz Everyone is invited to an afternoon of jazz and popular music provided by Ethan and Richard Stone Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave, as the father and son combo entertains guests with piano and vocal music. Bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing, entertaining afternoon with music and refreshments. 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 Oct. 27, from 7-8:15 p.m., at Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. Also  Nov. 10. 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. George Winston Performance A lovely event is shaping up Oct. 28 in Worcester to benefit Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts with George Winston performing at The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St. Tickets are $26 and $32 ($5 of every ticket sold will go to Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.thehanovertheatre.org or by calling (877) 571-7469. Tickets for a pre and post-performance reception (including a meet and greet with George Winston at the post-performance reception) are available for $100. Games Night! at UCMH On Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m. it’s “Games Night!” at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. Bring your favorite board/card game and join the fun for word challenges, trivia, strategy games and more. For more info, visit www.ucmh.org, e-mail administrator@ucmh.org or call (978) 562-9180. Good Shepherd Harvest Craft/Book Faire Crafters are needed for the annual Harvest Craft/Book Faire at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 West Main St., Westborough. The faire will be held Nov. 22, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For info, contact Claire Paquette at (508) 366-7095. Ongoing Wayside Inn Photo Exhibit “Healing & Resiliency,” an exhibit by artist Madeline Fine will run through Oct. 31 at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury. Visit www.wayside.org or call (978) 443-1776 for info. Westborough Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour The Westborough Woman's Club is finalizing plans for their annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 13. Each year 4-5 homes are featured on the tour, and for the second year a local religious building will be included. The house tour committee is looking for another home to feature in December. If you would like your home to be included or need info, call Priscilla at (508) 366-4538 or Judy at (508) 870-1895. Tickets for the tour will be available beginning in mid October. For info on the club or membership, call (508) 870-1895. Hudson Garden Club Print Still Available The Hudson Garden Club still has limited edition prints availa
ble of Ferjulian's Farm. The original watercolor was done by Molly Stone, a 2007 graduate of Hudson High School. The prints are $25 for the small and $35 for the large. The proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund for Hudson students and teachers. The prints can be seen and purchased at Ferjulian's, All Occasions Hudson Florist, Apple Valley Flower Shoppe, Serendipity and Harvest Café. St. Stephen’s Children’s Clothes Collection St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, is holding a summer clothing drive for Iraqi children. The new or slightly clothes should be for 3-8 year olds with no political or religious symbols on them. The most requested items are sandals with straps, croc style sandals, shorts and T-shirts. The clothes should be lightweight and for summer as the temperature in Iraq reaches 115 degrees. The clothing will be given to the children by American soldiers who patrol the streets. The clothes drive will stop the end of September. Artist Guild of Shrewsbury Meetings The Artist Guild of Shrewsbury meetings are held the first Monday of each month (if a holiday, the meeting will be held the second Monday) at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Southgate, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. Meetings are held September through May and new members are always welcome. Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more info. Colonial Spirit Chorus of Sweet Adelines End your summer 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. F
or 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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