September 30, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library presents “Food, Glorious Food: Exploring the Exciting World of Food Blogs” Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m., as part of the Discover Your Next Chapter: Lifelong Learning project.
Shelley Quezada, consultant for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, adjunct professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, lifelong gardener, and enthusiastic cook, will explore the history of blogging and how the food blog has developed over time. She will share numerous examples of successful and varied food blogs and explore how blogging and food blogs in particular have been a back door into publishing for many; several successful cookbook writers started out by writing food blogs.
This program is being funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act, a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Registration is required by calling 508-366-3050. The Westborough Public Library is located at 55 West Main St.
Marlborough – Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., the Marlborough Senior Center will be holding an afternoon of good old-fashioned laughs by showing great silent film comedies, complete with live piano accompaniment.
Sign up at the Senior Center, 250 Main St., or call 508-485-6492 for more information.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2014 MRCC Business Expo Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Felton St., from 4-7 p.m.
Attendees will find many new products and services, meet regional area business and community leaders, and enjoy delicious hors d'seuvres and desserts. They will also receive a complimentary event bag.
Sponsors for this year's expo are Hologic, Boston Scientific, the MetroWest Daily News, DCU, WCRN Radio, Visual Images, Doctor's Express, VIP Freelance Studios, and the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott. Walmart Supercenter in Hudson is giving away a large screen HDTV at this year's expo. Stop by their booth to enter the drawing.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Bring business cards for registration and raffles.
For more information, call 508-485-7746.
October 1, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will hold a presentation, “Five Steps to Social Media Success for Small Businesses,” Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Participants will learn real strategies for using social media in their own businesses.
Registration is required for this program by calling 978-568-9644.
October 2, 2014
Marlborough – The Marlborough Education Foundation will be holding its Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Marlborough High School Media Center, 431 Bolton St. The public is invited.
Hudson – On Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will hold a presentation, “Maximize Your Social Security Income.” The Spartan Group will discuss ways to maximize social security income and answer questions.
For more information, call 978-568-9644.
Marlborough – A trip to the Huntington Theater Company to watch “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” will be held by the Marlborough Senior Center Thursday, Oct. 2. The bus will leave the senior center at 1 p.m. Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The Cosby Show”) makes his Huntington debut in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
The cost is $44, and includes transportation and ticket. Space is limited. Sign up at the Senior Center, 250 Main St., or call 508-485-6492 for more information.
October 3, 2014
Hank Phillippi Ryan. Photo/Submitted
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman's Club will meet Friday, Oct. 3, at 12 p.m., followed by featured speaker Hank Phillippi Ryan at 12:45 p.m. The group meets in Gifford Hall of First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd. Members and their guests are welcome.
Hank Phillippi Ryan, on-air investigative reporter for NBC Boston affiliate?WHDH-TV (Channel 7), has won 50 awards from news organizations all over the world, including 32 Emmy's and 12 Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in electronic journalism. The best-selling author of six mysteries, she has also won three Agatha (Christie) Awards, including the 2013 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel and the 2013?Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Post meeting, Ryan's books will be available for sale; proceeds of which will?go to the New England Mobile Book Fair. For more information, call 508-845-7286.
Region – Oct. 3-5, a Women Veterans Retreat will be held at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, 167 Prescott St., Groton. The retreat is free, the only expense is transportation. To register or for more information, visit www.projectnewhopema.org/retreats/women-veterans-retreat.
Southborough – Friday, Oct. 3, the Southborough Senior Center will be holding a foliage tour of the Quabbin Reservoir area with a meal at West Brookfield’s Salem Cross Inn. The bus leaves the senior center, 9 Cordaville Rd., at 9 a.m. before returning by approximately 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $35 per Southborough Senior Center Friends member or $50 per non-member. To sign up or for more information, stop by the senior center or call 508-229-4453.