31 Friday SELCO & AMC Fearfest Blood Drive The Glavin Regional Center, 214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All donors will receive Halloween treats and a drawing will be held at 3 p.m. for an iPod Touch. Sponsored by SELCO and AMC Fearfest. For an appointment or info, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org. Shrewsbury Seniors Halloween Costume Party Representative Karyn E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury, will host a Halloween Costume Party for seniors at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Festive desserts will be served and entertainment will be provided by Magic by Walter. To RSVP or to request a ride to the event, call the Shrewsbury Senior Center at (508) 841-8640. 1 Saturday Author Event – Stephanie Peters Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, will host Stephanie Peters, author of “A Princess Primer,” from 2-4 p.m. Peters will discuss and sign copies of “A Mermaid’s Treasure,” the companion volume to “A Princess Primer.” For info, call (508) 366-4959 or visit www.tatnuck.com. Marlborough Halloween Family Fair Join in the fun from 12-3 p.m. at the Marlborough Halloween Family Fair, to be held in the Allstar Auto Sales parking lot, 329 Maple St. (Route 85), Marlborough. Free admission. Includes rides, games, safe trick or treating, petting zoo, face painting and, live and in person, Rex Trailer. The fair will benefit Sophia’s Fund for pancreatic cancer. Visit www.sophiasfund.com for info. Divine Kitchens Bath Design Seminar Award-winning designer Mariette Barsoum will host a free seminar, “How Much Will My Dream Bathroom Cost?” 10:30 a.m.-noon, at Divine Kitchens Showroom, 40 Lyman St., Westborough. The seminar is free, but space is limited and reservations required. Call (508) 366-5670 or visit www.divinekitchens.com for info or to register. Hudson Senior Center Quilt Gallery Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., will host a Quilt Gallery from 9 a.m.-noon, offering quilts, aprons, bags and table runners. The items are all made by the Silver Threads group, which meets Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the center. For info, call (978) 568-9638. NSC “Friends” Country Store Fair The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will hold their Country Store Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center, 1 Centre Dr. Includes cookies, cakes, jams and jellies; Grandma’s Attic table; Country Café; and more. For info, call (508) 393-5035. Armstrong School Autumn Benefit Armstrong Elementary School’s Parent Group is hosting its 6th annual Autumn Benefit at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Meadows Country Club in Westborough. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, DJ and entertainment by comedian Johnny Lampert, and guests will be able to bid on raffles, a silent auction and live auction items. For tickets and info, contact Jennie Bogaert at Jbog618@gmail.com or Julie Squires at firstname.lastname@example.org. Artist Guild Shrewsbury Opening Reception The Artist Guild Shrewsbury will be holding an Opening Reception Nov. 1, from 1-3 p.m., for a display of members' work at the Gale Free Library in Holden. Work in various mediums will be on display through Nov. 22. Gale Library is located at 23 Highland St., Holden. For info on this free event, call (508) 829-0228. WCLT Charm Bracelet Work Party The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) invites volunteers to a work party from 9 a.m.-noon to extend the Charm Bracelet Trail from the Headwaters Conservation Area to Jasper Street. Meet at Mill Pond School at 9 a.m. to help build a trail from Mill Pond School to Nourse Farm. A variety of volunteers are needed to nail up trail signs, cut brush, haul boards and move rocks. Rain date: Nov. 8. For more info, e-mail email@example.com or call (508) 366-6458. Friendship Village Fair The First Parish Church, 24 Central St. in Berlin, will hold its Friendship Village Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes handmade crafts and teddy bears, hand-knit items, baked goods, fudge, jams, jellies, and a 48 lb cheese wheel. Luncheon served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Morning Bird Walk for Adults Explore the grounds of Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester from 7-9:30 a.m. in search of birds during this program for adult casual and novice birders alike. Come discover the immense variety of birdlife that exists at the large urban sanctuary and learn the basics of birding and bird identification during an easy-to-moderate walk along the trails. Free for members. Bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them. Wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle. For more info and to register, call Broad Meadow Brook at (508) 753-6087. Free for MA Audubon members, $5 non-members. Colonial Spirit Chorus presents “The Sky’s The Limit” The sky certainly is the limit for those who enjoy barbershop, jazz and bluegrass music. The Colonial Spirit Chorus will present their annual Cabaret Show, “The Sky’s The Limit,” at the Tewksbury Elks Club, 777 South St. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 p.m. with the Wolverine Jazz Band. Includes cash bar, refreshments, raffle prizes. For tickets, call (978) 692-2270 or (978) 658-5083. 2 Sunday Author Signing – Christopher Klofft An engaging and dynamic presentation by Christopher Klofft, professor of Theology at Assumption College, will start at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, lower level coffee shop, 353 Grove St., Worcester. Klofft will speak on "Living the Love Story" and sign copies of his new book. Refreshments will be available. St. Matthias Wine Tasting Benefit An exciting evening of wine and cheese tasting to benefit St. Matthias Parish will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Vin Bin in Marlborough. Enjoy a selection of unique red and white wines and select cheeses from around the globe as wine expert Rick Lombardi guides you through each new taste. Tickets are $15pp or $25 for two. To purchase tickets or for more info, contact St. Matthias Parish at (508) 460-9255. “Open Microphone” at Mulligan’s Got Talent? Then share it during Mulligan’s “Open Microphone,” which will be hosted by blues guitarist JBB and friends from 5-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. All styles are welcome, including acoustic, blues, folk, alternative, country, Celtic and spoken word. Mulligan’s is located on Route 30 at the Westborough Country Club. For info, call (508) 361-4111. Special Shrewsbury Blood Drive A special community blood drive in honor of 5-year-old William Plourde will be held 9 am.-2 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Plourde has Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare disease that prohibits his body from producing enough red blood cells. For an appointment or info, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www.givelife.org. WCLT Lee Property Hike Discover the beauty of the Westborough’s newest open space parcel, the Lee Property off West Main Street, starting at 1:30 p.m. with the Westborough Community Land Trust. Walk the Malley Trail along the south shore of Mill Pond, from the Mill Pond boat ramp to the Lee Property, and back again. Wear appropriate footwear if the weather has been wet. Participants should meet at the Mill Pond boat ramp. For more info, contact Annie Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 366-8429. Shrewsbury Veteran’s Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk At 1 p.m., the 4th annual Veteran’s Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk will be held in Shrewsbury to raise funds for the Central Mass. Veteran’s Homeles
s Shelter in Worcester. The event, co-sponsored by Karyn Polito Golf Tournament and the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, will start at Sherwood Middle School, 30 Sherwood Ave. Registration is from 10 a.m.-noon and the cost is $20 dollars day-of-race; $10 dollars for veterans. There will be a special salute to veterans at 12:45 p.m., and a Kids Fun Run will also be held prior to the 5K. Registration forms are available at the Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation Department at Town Hall and at www.massveterans.org.Â Â WPL Hosts Great Depression Lecture Series The Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., will present the first in a four-part video lecture series on the Great Depression at 2 p.m. Also Nov. 9, 16 and 23. The program includes a 50-minute video with an introduction and lecture by Professor Daniel Breen of Newbury College. Free and open to the public. For info, call (508) 366-3050. Fall Habitat Walk at BMB Join Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester for a free fall habitat walk from 2-4 p.m. Participants will explore the changes in the sanctuary brought about by shorter days and cooler nights. Meet at the end of Polar Spring Road, Route 9 (watch for Spencer/Leicester sign; the dirt road is adjacent to the Spencer Country Inn). Rain date is Nov. 9. For ages 6 and older. For more info and to register, call Broad Meadow Brook at (508) 753-6087. 3 Monday Artist Guild of Shrewsbury Workshop Christopher Whitehead, painter and photographer, will present a lecture and workshop on "Alternative Media – Beyond Classical Painting" at 7 p.m. in the community room at Southgate at Shrewsbury, Julio Rd., Shrewsbury. Whitehead is an avid and broadly skilled artist, as well as an instructor and the Director of Youth and Family Class Services at the Worcester Art Museum. A pair of passes to the Worcester Art Museum will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Cost: free for Artist Guild of Shrewsbury members, $10 for non-members (the fee can be applied to a membership). Women of Note Performance At 7:30 p.m., Women of Note, a fun and dynamic 21-member woman's a cappella chorus in Hudson, will be giving a small performance in the back hall of the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson, as a dress rehearsal for their upcoming Harmony, Inc. International Chorus Contest to be held Nov. 15 in Appleton, Wis. For info, visit www.womenofnote.org. 4 Tuesday 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. The GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club is a non-profit civic organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteerism. New or interested members who would like to attend or need more info can e-mail email@example.com. Flu Clinic at NSC The Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr., will be holding a flu clinic from 1-4 p.m. Seniors should bring their Medicare or insurance card as the cost is taken care by either one. Registration forms will be available at the senior center the week before the clinic. For info, call (508) 393-5035. Those who need transportation should call the Northborough COA van services at (508) 752-9283 as soon as possible. 5 Wednesday Hastings Parent Group Scholastic Book Fair The Hastings Parent Group in Westborough will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair and Ice Cream Social from 5-8 p.m. at Hasting School, East Main Street. Back by popular demand, educational games from the Gamewright Company will be available for purchase. This year’s event will also feature Hastings School Spiritwear. Hudson Catholic High School Open House Hudson Catholic, 198 Main St., Hudson, will be holding an Open House for new enrollment from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call Kathy Peters, Director of Admissions, at (978) 562-6701 ext. 105 for more info. 6 Thursday Avidia Bank Home Buying Seminar Join Kelly Tierney and David Silvester of Avidia Bank, 23 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, from 7-9 p.m. as they discuss first-time home buying. Space is limited and reservations required. For info or to register for the free seminar, call Tierney at (978) 567-3619 or Silvester at (978) 567-3681. Northborough Garden Club Meeting The Northborough Garden Club will meet at the Northborough Senior Center, 1 Centre Dr., off Hudson Street. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with a program at 7:30 p.m. by Paulette Hein on “Cutting Gardens.” Ms. Hein is a Master Gardener from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley. Guests are welcome to attend for a $3 fee. Sports Parenting Presentation With Dan Doyle Saint John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury, proudly presents “An Evening with Dan Doyle ‘67” at 7 p.m. Doyle will speak on sports parenting, leadership and honorable competition. For info or to register, contact Bob Foley at (508) 842-8934 ext. 224. Psychometry & Energy Readings Spiritual Teacher and Psychic Medium Jenny Lynn Metevia, a regular guest on WBZ Radio, will facilitate a free class on intuitive/psychic development from 10-11:45 a.m. at Grafton Senior Center. Seniors from all towns are invited. For more info, visit www.jennymetevia.com. To register, call the Grafton Senior Center at (508) 839-9242 7 Friday Author Event – Tomie dePaolo Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, is proud to host beloved children’s book artist and author Tomie dePaolo from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. as he presents his new book, “Brava, Strega Nona!” For info, call (508) 366-4959 or visit www.tatnuck.com. MHS “Salute to Marlborough Veterans” A “Salute to Marlborough Veterans” special exhibition will be presented at 7 p.m. by the Marlborough Historical Society, 377 Elm St. (Peter Rice Homestead), to honor all those from Marlborough who proudly served. Also Nov. 8 and 9. Visit www.HistoricaMarlborough.org or call (508) 485-4763 for info. Games Night! at UCMH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 562-9180. Shrewsbury Woman’s Club Meeting The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Congregational Church on the Common. Dessert will be at 12:15 p.m., followed by a business meeting. Program: antiques appraisals by Bill Lapan of Gina’s Antiques. Appraisal cost: $5 for one item or $10 for three. Guests are welcome. 8 Saturday Craft Fair, Coffee House at Mount Olivet From 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., there will be a craft fair and coffee house at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, corner of Prospect and Spring streets, Shrewsbury. Includes hand-crafted holiday and household items, flower arrangements, jewelry, collector’s nook, homemade baked goods and an all-day coffee house. For more info, call (508) 842-2731 or e-mail email@example.com. “Alice in Wonderland” Performance A non-musical version of “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St. Also Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee will be followed by a “Meet and Greet the Characters.” Tickets ordered in advance are for reserved section seating, while tickets at the door are for general admission. Tickets are $12, $9 for senio
rs/students/children (save $2 by purchasing tickets in advance). For more info, call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646 or visit ww.upwitharts.org. SELCO Municipal Light Energy Expo SELCO and seven other municipally-owned electric utilities will be hosting a Municipal Light Energy Expo from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Thomas Prince School located on Route 62W in Princeton. The free event will bring together different vendors from throughout Central Massachusetts to provide a forum in which municipal electric customers can ask questions about alternative methods of heating your home, the value of adding insulation, installing solar hot water, changing to Energy Star appliances and the impact on your electric use. SELCO's residential energy auditor will be on-hand to answer questions and to set up a free energy audit of your home. Westborough Newcomers Craft Fair Fund-Raiser The Westborough Newcomers’ 29th annual Craft Fair fund-raiser will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. General admission is $4 ($1 off with donation to the Westborough Food Pantry), $1 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. The fair will feature over 70 crafters, a raffle and bake sale, and free color photo IDs and digital fingerprinting for children. For more info on the club, visit www.westboroughnewcomers.org. Hudson Emblem Club Sponsors Psychic Fair Hudson Lodge of Elks, 99 Park St., will be the site of a Psychic Fair sponsored by the Hudson Emblem Club. Registration is from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with the fair running 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Readings are $15 for 15 minutes, and the fair will also have tables of jewelry, books, photos, psychic art, crystals and more, as well as free refreshments and tables to sit, relax and share experiences. Profits from the event will benefit Hudson Emblem Club charities. For info, call Beverly Beyloune at (978) 568-3632 St. Anne’s Church Holiday Fair Stop by St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke. (Route 9) in Shrewsbury, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for its Holiday Fair. Includes holiday items, raffles, food court, gifts, crafts, fall harvest area, cakes, Kid’s Korner with face painting and activities, and more. For info, call (508) 799-4169. St. Stephen's Fall Marketplace All are invited to St. Stephen's Fall Marketplace from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Marketplace will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, opposite the high school. There will be handmade crafts, baked goods, children’s activities, a silent auction and a large yard sale and refreshments. Animal Shelter of Sterling “Fur-Raiser” The Animal Shelter of Sterling, 17 Laurelwood Dr., will hold a “Fur-Raiser,” a pets and their people photo fund-raiser, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Have a Santa photo of your pet or you and your pet done by a professional photographer, with all proceeds going to benefit the shelter. For an appointment, call Melissa at (978) 422-8585 ext. 114 or visit www.sterlingshelter.org. 9 Sunday St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Organ Recital Joshua Lawton, the son of the late Rev. Jack Lawton of Westborough, will give an organ recital at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, at 3 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Lawton has studied organ under Peter Sykes, a leading American organist, and has worked on the staff of the New England Conservatory of Music and has been the bass section leader in the choir of the First Unitarian Universalist Parish in Framingham. Cats Plain and Fancy, Half Moon Cat Club Cat Show Cats Plain and Fancy and Half Moon Cat Club will be holding a joint CFA Allbreed Cat Show from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Riverview at the Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. Household pets are welcome. Cat trees, furniture, supplies and holiday gifts will be available for purchase. Admission: $6, $4 kids 12 and under. For more info, call Rose at (617) 247-1151. Upcoming Fall Energy Workshop Series The grassroots group Hudson Climate Action Network (HCAN) will offer the last of three energy-saving workshops to citizens of Hudson and surrounding towns 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. First Church in Marlborough "Simple Supper Plus" First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St., will be holding a "Simple Supper Plus," a community event that focuses on children and family, Nov. 12. Part 1 at 4:30 p.m. is a family event focusing on children under age 8. Topic is Play and Prayer. Part 2 is a spaghetti supper at 5:30. Price is $5 for adults. Part 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., will have Reverend Sarah leading all ages in acting out Jonah and the Whale. Guests can come to all or any of the parts. For further info, call (508) 485-6297. Healthy Paws Open House Healthy Paws Veterinary Center, 6 Old Flanders Rd., Westborough, will hold an Open House Nov. 13, from 4-8 p.m. Stop in to view the state-of-the-art facility and learn about its pet care services. Refreshments will be served. For more info, call (508) 475-5051 or visit www.healthypawsvetcenter.com. Grafton Country Store Trunk Show A John Medeiros Trunk Show will be held Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m., at the Grafton Country Store, 2 Grafton Common. Join the Grafton Country Store and the local John Medeiros representative as she shows the entire jewelry line, including those items that are not available locally. The event will also have refreshments and prizes for a special night out. For info, call (508) 839-4898. Mothers and More Meeting The Assabet Valley Chapter of Mothers and More will Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., at Whitney Place, 238 West Main St., Northborough. Topic: "Starting Your Own Business.” Stop in to learn the ins-and-outs of starting a business while enjoying refreshments and fellowship with other area mothers. For more info, visit www.mothersandmoreassabetvalley.org. “Golden Days of Television” at Boylston Historical Society Entertainer Mel Simons will present “Golden Days of Television” Nov 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Boylston Historical Society, 7 Central St. (behind the deli). Open to the public and all are welcome. Admission: $3. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For info, visit www.boylstonhistory.org or call (508) 869-2720. Renovo MD Open House Renovo MD, a leading-edge medical aesthetics practice, will hold an Open House Nov. 14, from 5-9 p.m., at its state-of-the-art facility at 512 Main St., Shrewsbury. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and exclusive offers while learning about Renovo MD. Please RSVP by calling (508) 842-6898 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 7th Annual New England Crime Bake Northborough author Cathy Cairns will be on hand, along with international best-selling author Harlan Coban and a line-up of mystery and crime writers, forensic experts, agents and editors, at the 7th Annual New England Crime Bake – “Playbook for Murder” – Nov. 14-16 at the Hilton Boston in Dedham. The event is open to the public with pre-registration. For more info on Crime Bake’s program and presenters or to register, visit www.crimebake.org. BMB Hosts MassWildlife Program The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuar
y in Worcester will host MassWildlife’s Tom French Nov. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m., as he discusses “Wildlife Once Lost, Now Back in Central Mass.” Come hear uplifting conservation success stories from French, who has been integral in the peregrine falcon and bald eagle restoration programs. Free for WOO Card members, $5 for adult Audubon members, $7 adult non-members. For more info and to register, call Broad Meadow Brook at (508) 753-6087. Southborough Friends Autumn Fair Southborough Friends of the Council on Aging will be holding their “Autumn Fair” Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd. Tables will include white elephants, knitted goods (hats, mittens and scarves, and much more) and scrubbies, as well as medallions sold at half price, jewelry, baked goods, raffles, and coffee. Northborough Garden Club Holiday Enchantment The Northborough Garden Club will present “Holiday Enchantment,” featuring Bill Graham from Beautiful Things in Salem, Nov. 15, starting at 12 p.m. at Peaslee School, 31 Maple St., Northborough. One of New England's leading floral design professionals, Graham delights in creating traditional floral expressions and exploring new and innovative designs. Advance tickets are $8 by calling Cessy at (508) 393-8464. Admission at the door is $10. A light luncheon will be served. High Hopes Gala Joslin Diabetes Center's 9th Annual High Hopes Gala, the Center's signature black-tie event, will be held Nov. 15, from 6 p.m.-midnight, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. WROR-FM morning favorites Loren and Wally will emcee the evening, featuring gourmet dining, a silent and live auction, and dancing to Flipside. Tickets now available at $400 each. For info or tickets, call (617) 732-2513 or visit www.joslin.org. GMPI Workshop Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc. will present a workshop on “Legal Issues and Future Care Planning for your Relative with a Developmental Disability” Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Employment Options, 82 Brigham St., Marlborough. Cost: $15 for GMPI families, $25 non-GMPI families, $35 professionals. For info or to download a registration brochure, visit www.gmpinc.org or call (508) 485-4227. Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center Performance “Gypsy and Her Exotic Dancers” will perform Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Bring a friend and enjoy an entertaining afternoon with fun, friendship and food, sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. 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. B’nai Shalom 2008 Coffee House Dan Nichols, a nationally known entertainer specializing in Jewish-style music, will perform during a coffee house Nov. 22, at 8 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., when desserts will be served. Tickets, which range from $8/10 for children and youth groups to $15 and $20 for adults, can be obtained in advance by calling the temple at (508) 366-7191, visiting www.cbnaishalom.org/news/dannichols.php or at the door. Women of Note Open Rehearsals Starting Nov. 24, Women of Note will be having open rehearsals for a holiday chorus for anyone who would like to sing with them for their holiday season, as well as in any of their performances in December. Come and join the chorus for their holiday season and sing your favorite holiday tunes such as “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and more. Visit www.womenofnote.org for more info or stop on by a Monday night rehearsal from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. Ongoing “Illuminations” Opening Reception The opening reception of "Illuminations," new work by portrait and landscape artists Jeanne Smith, will be on exhibit through Nov. 26 at the Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post Rd. East, Marlborough. Gallery hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For info, call (508) 485-2580 or visit www.PostRoadArtCenter.com. GFWC Westborough Woman’s Club Abby’s House Collection The Westborough Woman's Club invites the community to participate in the collection of new socks and underwear for women, children and men, as well as new towels, face cloths, and kitchen supplies to Abby's House. Donations may be left at the Westborough Town Hall with Town Clerk through Nov. 4. GFWC Westborough Woman's Club members may bring the items to the monthly meetings. For info on the collection or club membership please call Judy Wilchynski at (508) 870-1895. “Transitive” Exhibit at Hudson Town Hall “Transitive,” an exhibit of very recent work painted by Randi Isaacson of Post Road Art Center in Marlborough is currently on display throughout the first floor of Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St.. The public is invited to enjoy viewing the Marlborough resident's acrylics and oil pastels weekdays during regular Town Hall hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through November. For more info, visit www.upwitharts.org or call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646. 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. For 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. Mount Olivet Play Group A drop-in play group for children up to grade 1 (accompanied by a parent, guardian or caretaker) is held Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Prospect/Spring Sts., Shrewsbury. The free play group includes light refreshments, toys, games, music and arts & crafts. For info, call (508) 842-2731 or e-mail email@example.com. 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. ACONE Support Groups Adoption Community of New England (ACONE) offers monthly support groups for all those touched by adoption, including adult adopted persons, birth families, adoptive parents and those waiting to adopt. Groups are free of charge, but RSVP is requested. The meetings are held at ACONE, 45 Lyman St., #2, Westborough. For info, call (508) 366-6812, e-mail info@AdoptionCommunityofNE.org or visit www.AdoptionCommunityofNE.org. Colonial Spirit Chorus Do you like to sing and dance? Are you looking for an educational experience that will stretch your mind and body while having fun? Join the Colonial Spirit Show Chorus each Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. at the Church of The Good Shepherd on Newtown Road (off Route 27, Acton. For further info, call (978) 692-2270 or (978) 263-05
62 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Tuesd
ay of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers & Cafe, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. For info, e-mail Merle Portnoy at email@example.com 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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