February 27, 2015
Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will hold its first annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser at the temporary library site, 214 Lake St., Friday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, for families, teens and adults, will include indoor mini-golf in the stacks, raffles, refreshments and a children’s craft. Mini-golf will be $5 per person with a family cap of $15, cash and checks only. Special tee times will be Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., for teens and Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m., for families with children five and under. No pre-registration is required.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library in support of library programs, museums passes and more. For further information on the event, contact Carol Geary at firstname.lastname@example.org or Claire Nagle at email@example.com.
February 28, 2015
Southborough – Lucky Bob will amaze and amuse you with his magic & juggling show Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Come and be a part of non-stop action, awesome magic, and cool juggling stunts! All are welcome, and registration is not required. To find out more, call the library at 508-485-5031.
Westborough – Join the Siloam Lodge Association Saturday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-8 p.m., for a Pasta Supper Extravaganza at 12 Church St., Westborough. The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, coffee, and more!
Tickets – $7 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under – will be available at the door. Proceeds will be used for the lodge’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
March 1, 2015
Region – March will be here before you know it, but it’s never too early to sign up for Sunshine Club trips, including a March 1 show, “I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” at the Stageloft Theatre in Sturbridge. Lunch will be held at the Publick House before the show. The price is $69, with a choice of baked scrod or Yankee pot roast for lunch. March 18 features a trip to Providence to tour the John Brown House and then have a grilled pizza demonstration at Geppeto’s on Federal Hill. There will be time for a little exploring to some of the other places there after lunch. Space is limited to 40 people and the cost is $63.
The Sunshine Club trips are run by the Douglas Senior Center, but the bus also picks up at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., and the trips are open to everyone. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.
Westborough –An organ rededication concert will be held Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 64 West Main St. Music Director Leonardo Ciampa will play a varied program on the recently renovated historic 1895 George F. Ryder Pipe Organ, Opus 180. Featured singer will be soprano Maria Ferrante.
The public is invited and free-will offerings will be accepted for the Organ Maintenance Fund. For information, call the church office at 508-366-2635. Handicap accessible.
Region - The 11th annual American Cancer Society’s Pedal to End Cancer, a three-hour spinning event in which participants solicit sponsors and test their endurance to raise funds for cancer research and patient services, will be held Sunday, March 1 at health clubs across New England.
Since Pedal to End Cancer began as Spin for Hope in New England in 2005, close to $3 million has been raised for the fight against cancer. What started with six clubs raising $100,000 has grown to more than 60 clubs raising nearly $325,000 in 2014. Funds raised from Pedal to End Cancer contribute to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work in the areas of research, patient services, education and advocacy.
For more information on Pedal to End Cancer and to find a participating club, visit www.pedaltoendcancer.org, or contact Melissa Kosman at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough’s Boy Scout Troop 100 will hold its 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. This is Troop 100’s only fundraiser for the entire year. Everyone is welcome.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 per person ($4 for senior citizens and per person for families of four or more). Also, breakfast items for the Westborough Food Pantry will be collected during the breakfast.
Westborough – The town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2017. It was founded when it split off from the bordering town of Marlborough. Westborough’s most famous native son, Eli Whitney Jr., a Yale University graduate, invented the cotton gin in 1795. Attend the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, March 1, 2-4 p.m., at the Sibley House to learn more about the town’s history on Westborough.
The event is free and open to the public. The Sibley House is located at 13 Parkman St.
Westborough – Westborough Softball will be holding an open house Sunday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m., in the Westborough High School gym, 90 West Main St. Learn about the program and how girls can have fun playing softball while learning new skills, good sportsmanship, and making friends. Softball Board members, coaches, and players will be available to answer questions and demonstrate softball skills.
A Coaches Clinic will also be held in the adjacent gym from 6-7 p.m. for anyone interested in helping out or learning more about the role of the coach and some of the skills Westborough Softball will be focusing on this season.
Parents, players, and interested volunteers are welcome. Potential coaches are especially encouraged to attend. Registration at www.westborolittleleague.org is open until March 15.
March 3, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will meet Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd. Club member Lorraine Lee will present “Horticultural Therapy.” Throughout the presentation you will learn about the history of garden therapy, which used in treating numerous physical and psychological disorders, and current research validating the benefits to clients.