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October 31, 2014

Boylston: Orchid show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston – The Massachusetts Orchid Society will present Orchid Passion: Yesterday and Today at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr. Show hours are Friday, Oct. 31, from 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The show is free with general admission to Tower Hill. To find out more, visit or call 508-869-6111.



Start: October 31, 2014
End: November 2, 2014
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Phone: 508 869 6111
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11 French Dr., Boylston, MA, United States, 01505
Cost: Free with Tower Hill admission

November 1, 2014

Boston: March of Dimes? to host Black Ties for Babies fundraiser

Boston – Saturday, Nov. 1, the March of Dimes? will host their annual night of giving, Black Ties for Babies, at Laugh Boston in the Westin Hotel located in the heart of the Seaport district.


There are several ways to become part of this wonderful evening that supports newborn health. Sponsorships are available at several levels, you can donate to the live auction or you can purchase VIP tickets to the event. If you cannot attend the event and would like to support the March of Dimes mission you can contact them directly at 978-559-7067.


For more information about the event, visit or call 978-559-7067.



Start: November 1, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
Venue: Laugh Boston in the Westin Hotel
Phone: 978 559 7067
Boston, MA, United States

Worcester: Young writers conference hosted by Bancroft School

Region – Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester, will host the Bancroft Young Writers Conference Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1–2. The event is open to all aspiring writers and poets in grades 8 through 12. This weekend of learning is a wonderful opportunity for young wordsmiths to develop their craft as they interact with and learn from professionals, including performance poets, novelists, a playwright, a creative writing professor from a local college and a journalist.


Registration is $85, which includes a light breakfast, full lunch, and snacks both days. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 17. For more information, visit or email Director Martha Fortier at



Start: November 1, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
Venue: Bancroft School
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110 Shore Dr., Worcester, MA, United States, 01605
Cost: $85. Registration deadline is Oct. 17.

November 2, 2014

Worcester: Business Gives Back Expo to be held at Union Station

Worcester – Business Gives Back Expo will be held at Union Station in Worcester Sunday, Nov. 2, from 12-5 p.m. Local businesses will display and sell their wares, network with others in the community, and enjoy a fun family friendly expo with free photos, treats, and many take-aways.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two nonprofits. To find out more, visit  Union Station is located at 2 Washington Square.



Start: November 2, 2014 12:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Union Station
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2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA, United States, 01604

Westborough: ‘Court-Martial of Paul Revere’ author Michael Greenburg at Tatnuck Bookseller

The Court Martial of Paul Revere coverWestborough – Michael M. Greenburg, the author of “The Court-Martial of Paul Revere, A Son of Liberty & America’s Forgotten Military Disaster,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a riveting chronicle of Paul Revere’s only military service during the Revolution – a major, but disastrous episode in his life.


At the height of the American Revolution in 1779, Massachusetts launched the Penobscot expedition, a massive military and naval undertaking designed to force the British from the strategically important coast of Maine. What should have been an easy victory for the larger American force quickly descended into a quagmire of arguing, disobedience, and failed strategy. In the end not only did the British retain their stronghold, but the entire flotilla of American vessels was lost in what became the worst American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor.


In the aftermath, the already famous Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere was charged by fellow officers with neglect of duty, disobeying orders, and cowardice. Though not formally condemned, he was still surrounded by rumors about his role in the disaster, and so he spent the next several years trying to recover his reputation.


Michael M. Greenburg is also the author of “Peaches and Daddy,” a story of the Roaring Twenties, the birth of tabloid media, and the courtship that captured the heart and imagination of the American public, and “The Mad Bomber of New York,” the extraordinary true story of the manhunt that paralyzed a city.


All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.

Start: November 2, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Westborough: Trolley line hike with Westborough Community Land Trust

Westborough – Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1:30-3 p.m., a trolley line hike will be held by Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT). This not your usual hike by WCLT: follow the old trolley route through woods, along roadsides, across developed and undeveloped land. The route will explore part of the planned bicycle trail.


The 2.5-mile hike will begin at Westborough Office Park on West Park Drive and ends at Julio’s Plaza. Drive to the end of West Park Drive; WCLT will shuttle most of the cars to the shopping plaza. To find out more, email or visit



Start: November 2, 2014 1:30 pm
End: November 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Westborough Office Park to Julio's plaza
Westborough, MA, United States

Westborough: Open house at Westborough Historical Society

Westborough – When is Westborough celebrating its 300th anniversary? Who were some of the founding families in the town? Come to the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., and learn about the town’s history.


The Westborough Historical Society is located at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. The event is free and open to the public.



Start: November 2, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: The Sibley House
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13 Parkman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Free and open to the public.

November 3, 2014

Region: Westborough Education Foundation seeks sponsors for annual trivia bee

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) seventh annual Trivia Bee will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive. More than 600 people attended last year’s bee and the WEF expects another record turnout.


The Westborough Education Foundation is currently recruiting teams and planning for a fun-filled event that will challenge teams to bring forth their best and brightest to compete in the contest. As in past years, the bee will feature questions about New England sports, popular culture, government, science, arts and literature, and Westborough history. In addition to the trivia bee entertainment, there will be kids’ activities, silent auction items, raffles, food and music.


The Trivia Bee is the WEF’s largest single fundraiser. Last year, the event raised more than $16,000 to support educational grants to teachers and administrators from across all six of Westborough’s public schools. WEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support to foster excellence and innovation in education in Westborough.


WEF organizers are seeking sponsors for the event. Sponsors can use their own trivia buffs or request a team from the schools and community to represent them. Neighborhood groups, local businesses, and nonprofit community organizations are all welcome and encouraged to sponsor a team. For information about teams, contact Maureen Johnson at


For more information about the WEF or the trivia bee, go to



Start: November 3, 2014
End: November 3, 2014
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel
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5400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Shrewsbury: Artists Guild of Shrewsbury hosts plein air painter Laureen Hylka

Plein air painter Laureen Hylka. Photo/submitted

Plein air painter Laureen Hylka. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The November meeting of the Artists Guild will feature a painting demonstration by Laureen Hylka, a plein air painter from Dudley. Hylka is a full-time plein air and studio painter focusing on the New England landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Germany, and Japan. Examples of her work can be seen at


The event is Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., in the community room at Southgate Living Center, 30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury. All are welcome ($5 fee for non-members). Visit for more information and a schedule of other events.



Start: November 3, 2014
End: November 3, 2014
Venue: Southgate at Shrewsbury
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30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $5 fee for non-members

Shrewsbury: American Red Cross blood drive

Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross mobile bus blood drive will be held Monday, Nov. 3, from 1-6 p.m., at Walgreens, 225 Boston Tpke. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is hoping to collect 18 pints of blood at this blood drive.


The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days. Call 800-733-2767 or visit to schedule an appointment to donate.



Start: November 3, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 3, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Walgreens
Phone: 800 733 2767
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225 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545