July 7, 2015
Ashland – The Ashland Day Committee will host a concert series at the Stone Park Gazebo and a family film series at the Stone Park Pavilion throughout the summer. Both concerts and films are free of charge.
The June and July concerts will run Tuesdays, from 7-9 p.m., with the August concerts running from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Group Therapy July 7, Lights Out Blues Band AKA Gary Barth Band July 14, Railroad House Band July 21, Beatles Band Studio Two July 28, MetroWest Community Band Aug. 4, Show Cause Band Aug. 11, Mason Tyler Trio Aug. 18, and Songs for Ceilidh Aug. 25. Bring a blanket or folding chair.
Family films are rated G or PG and will be held rain or shine Thursday evenings, at 7 or 7:30 p.m. (depending on when it gets dark), at the Pavilion through Aug. 27. Popcorn is free for kids.
For more information, email email@example.com, or visit www.ashlandday.com or www.facebook.com/AshlandDay.
Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury, 30 Julio Dr., opens its summer concert series with the Tom Nutile Big Band Tuesday, July 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. The schedule also includes the Point ‘n’ Swing Big Band July14, the Dave Whitney Band July 21, Beatles for Sale July 28, Dan Gabel and the Abletones Aug. 4, and the Reminisants Aug. 11.
Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside the Flanagan Theater for Southgate residents and their guests only.
Northborough – A storytime and craft will be held for children ages 4-6 Tuesday, July 7, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Come recognize assistance dogs during the library’s animal heroes week by listening and making a superhero dog!
Registration is required. To find out more or to sign up, call the library 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) will hold a summer open house Tuesday, July 7, from 6-8 p.m., at 126 Self Storage, 162 Pond St. All ABA members and their guests are welcome. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be served.
The ABA is a member association that meets every other month in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., to provide networking opportunities and informational programs to business owners. On the off months, the ABA often holds networking socials at businesses around town.
The Aug. 4 members’ meeting will feature ABA member Genevieve Kohn, a social media expert in health care who will speak about the importance of social media for business owners. ABA member Susan Atherton, Esq, will also speak about online safety and security.
For more information, call 508-380-0555, email info@AshlandBusinessAssociation.com, or visit www.ashlandfirst.com.
Northborough – A Graphic Novel Book Talk & Activity for children going into grades 2 or 3 will take place Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. As part of the fun book talk that incorporates reading, engineering, and art, participants will read Kung Pow Chicken Let’s Get Cracking by Cyndi Marko and then construct and decorate a clucker cup.
Registration is required. To find out more or to sign up, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
July 8, 2015
Westborough – The outdoor Summer Concert Series at The Willows, 1 Lyman St., continues Wednesday, July 8, starting at 7 p.m., with the Wolverine Jazz Band. Admission is free, with donations accepted for local charities. In case of rain, indoor seating will be exclusively for residents of the Willows and their guests.
The series continues July 15 with the High Society Orchestra, July 22 with the Tom Nutile Big Band, July 29 with Dan Gabel & the Abletones, and Aug. 5 with the Reminisants.
Ample free parking is available at the nearby Hastings School, and refreshments will be available for purchase. No pets, please. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends!
Grafton – The free 2015 Concerts on the Common in Grafton start Wednesday, July 8, at 7:05 p.m., with Josh Briggs and Friends. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. The rain location is the Grafton Municipal Center.
The concert schedule includes the acoustic rock and pop of Blue House Between July 15, 1960s tribute show band Throw Back to the ‘60s July 22, the funk and hip-hop with 1970s and 1980s favorites of Infractions July 29, Pallet House Aug. 5, the acoustic Americana of Slo Grass Aug. 12, and the youth orchestra Claflin Hill Wind Ensemble Aug. 19.
Hudson – The Wood Park 2015 Summer Concerts continue Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m., with the River’s Edge Arts Alliance’s Arts in the Park Summer Fun Celebration Concert. Wood Park is located on Park Street. The rain location is Hudson High School auditorium, 69 Brigham St.
The concert schedule includes the New England Banjo Orchestra July 15, the Paul Rodriguez band July 22, the Workingman’s Band July 29, and Flashback Aug. 5. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled unless otherwise noted.
Southborough – The Southborough Senior Center will be holding a trip to Twin River Casino Wednesday, July 8, with the bus leaving the senior center at 9:45 a.m. and returning at approximately 4:30 p.m. Those who sign up for the trip will receive a $17 package ($10 in free bonus play and $7 toward a restaurant meal). A TR Rewards Club Membership is required, so make sure to have your ID with you that day.
Suggested donation is $10 for Friends members and $20 for non-Friends members. For more information or to sign up, stop by the Southborough Senior Center’s front desk at 9 Cordaville Rd. or call 508-229-4453.
Framingham – The grand opening of the Children’s Grove at Cushing Memorial Park, Dudley Road (use Keefe Technical High School’s entrance parking lot), will be held rain or shine Wednesday, July 8, from 12-2 p.m. There will be music and refreshments following the opening.
For more information, call the Framingham Parks & Recreation Department at 508-532-5960.