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August 1, 2014

Leominster: Local youth to perform in Schoolhouse Rock

Region – More than 20 youth actors from central Massachusetts will appear in Crescendo Theatre Company’s production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! The Emmy award-winning 1970s Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage. The performances are free to the public (donations graciously accepted) and will be held at the Tata Auditorium, 25 West St., Leominster, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at 2 p.m. Running time is 60 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

 

For more information, visit www.crescendotheatrecompany.com, email crescendotheatrecompany@gmail.com or call 508-762-8957.

 

 

 

 

Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Tata Auditorium
Phone: 508 762 8957
Address:
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25 West St., Leominster, MA, United States, 01453
Cost: Free, with donations accepted.

Boylston: Herb Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Herb2Boylston – On Aug. 1 and 2, visitors to the nonprofit Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston will experience “The New England Herb Show: Herbs of Magic and Mystery” and discover the culinary, medicinal, and aromatic qualities of herbs throughout history to the present day.

 

On the first day, experts will share judging insights and herb highlights from this year’s show while guests learn facts and folklore of herbal medicines and magic. On day two there will be a family craft and speaker on the topic of aroma therapy.

 

This show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, and is free with admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr. For more information, call 508-869-6111 or visit www.towerhillbg.org.

 

 

Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Phone: 508 869 6111
Address:
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11 French Dr., Boylston, MA, United States, 01505
Cost: Free with general admission.

August 2, 2014

Marlborough: Family Fun Festivals begin at Union Common

664Marlborough – Looking for great summer fun for the whole family? Four Family Fun Festivals on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, & 23, hosted by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, are coming to Union Common in Marlborough and all are free to the public. These family friendly-themed festivals will take place from 1-4:30 p.m., with an exciting line up of performances and activities.

 

Aug. 2 will feature an Earth & Science Festival with a Fossil & Dinosaur presentation at 1 p.m., a visit by Animal Adventures at 2:15 p.m., and a Mad Science demonstration, “Eggbert ‘n’ Ice,” at 3:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 9 will be a Kids Fun Festival with Mystic Paper Beasts performing at 1p.m., The Stupendous Mr. Magichead at 2:15 p.m., and a thrilling Vegetable Circus performance at 3:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 16 will be a Storytelling Festival that begins with African drumming and storytelling with Sidy Maiga at 1 p.m., Rosalita’s Puppets at 2:15 p.m., and storytelling with Len Cabral at 3:30 p.m.

 

The final festival, to be held Aug. 23, is a Summer Music and Dance Festival beginning with the Pan Neubean Steel Band at 1 p.m., Origination getting everyone up and dancing at 2:15 p.m., and ending with a 3:30 p.m. performance of “Trash to Tunes,” a demonstration of homemade instruments.

 

The Family Fun Festivals will take place at Union Common at 91 Main St. in Marlborough. In the case of rain, the Festivals will move to the Marlborough Senior Center at 250 Main St. Family Fun Festivals are sponsored by the City of Marlborough and the Ezra M. Cutting Trust.

 

For more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.

 

 

 

Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Union Common
Phone: 978 562 1646
Address:
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91 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Hudson: POSTPONED Hudson Youth Fest to be held Aug. 2

Hudson – POSTPONED TO SEPT. 6 DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention organization will be hosting the Hudson Youth Fest Saturday, Aug. 2, from 1-5 p.m., at Wood Park, 65 Park St.

 

This free, youth-led event is being held to promote healthy decision making and to raise awareness about substance abuse.  The event will feature bands, dance performances, outdoor activities and games, and refreshments. The rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 6.

 

For more information, visit www.preventhudsonsa.org.

Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Wood Park
Address:
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65 Park St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Hudson: Cellucci’s fight against ALS continues in his hometown of Hudson

Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.

 

When ALS took his life at age 65 in 2013, the challenge of continuing the fund was accepted by his widow, Jan, and their daughters Kate Garnett Cellucci and Anne Cellucci Adams. Their first fundraiser for the renamed UMass ALS Cellucci Fund is the Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race to be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m., beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959.

 

The family has experienced their share of fundraisers throughout a 35-year career of public service, Jan noted.

 

“The girls were brought up attending more fundraisers at hotels than we would ever want to count,” she said. “We didn’t want to subject the grandchildren to that traditional kind of event. We thought a 5K would be a fun opportunity to honor Paul, raise money and continue the UMass Cellucci Fund in a whole new way.”

 

They’re following the example of a determined work ethic set by the fund’s founder.

 

“Paul took great pride and excitement in raising awareness of the UMMS,” Jan said. “He did television interviews as this disease was progressing. Paul worked until the day he passed.”

 

It’s important to the family that the fundraiser is taking place in Hudson, where Paul Cellucci was first elected to public office as a member of the Charter Commission in 1970 and served as a selectman from 1971 to 1977. The Town Hall is one of several landmarks on the race route with connections to him and his father, Argeo R. Cellucci Jr.

 

The Elks lodge was the site where his father organized the annual Cellucci family picnic for many years. After leaving the lodge, the runners and walkers will pass Wood Park on Brigham Street where the reviewing stand was stationed for a parade in honor of Paul Cellucci as the new governor in 1997 upon the resignation of William Weld.

 

The route will continue onto South Street and pass Cellucci Park. At the park’s opening day in 2008, Paul Cellucci spoke about his father’s accomplishments as chair of the Hudson Economic Development Commission for 39 years.

 

As race participants travel on Main Street, they’ll pass the former Hudson Catholic High School building where Paul Cellucci graduated in 1966. They’ll also pass the diner at the rotary where the family went after casting their votes early morning on election days – as did media photographers.

 

“It’s important for the many people in Hudson who are signing up for the race to really celebrate the downtown,” Jan said. “Not only does the town have an extraordinary history of its own, but one of its citizens went from the Charter Commission to United States Ambassador to Canada. That doesn’t happen in every town. It also doesn’t happen everywhere that after all of that, the man moves back to his hometown.”

 

Awards will be presented in various age divisions, as well as a nod for the largest team. Each finishing runner and walker will receive a commemorative medal with an engraving: “Governor, Ambassador, Proud citizen of Hudson.”

 

“It summarizes Paul, to whom we are paying tribute,” Jan said of the inscription. “This is his last campaign that we are supporting.”

 

The registration fee for runners and walkers is $40, and will become $50 as of Monday, July 21. Registration closes midnight Wednesday, July 30. There’s no race-day registration.

For more registration information, visit www.racemenu.com/governorcellucci-5K.

 

 

Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959
Address:
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99 Park St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749
Cost: The registration fee for runners and walkers is $40, and will become $50 as of Monday, July 21. Registration closes midnight Wednesday, July 30. There’s no race-day registration.

Northborough: ‘EXTRA LARGE’ storytime at Northborough Library

NorthboroughAn “EXTRA LARGE” storytime will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., from 10:30 – 11 a.m. for families. What does it mean to have an EXTRA LARGE storytime? Families will have to attend to find out!

 

Registration is required. To find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.

Start: August 2, 2014 10:30 am
End: August 2, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Registration is required.

Shrewsbury: Taste & Tour open house series continues at Shrewsbury Crossings

Shrewsbury – The Taste & Tour open house series at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., concludes Saturday, Aug. 2, with an ice cream social from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. To find out more, call 508-845-2100.

 

 

Start: August 2, 2014 1:30 pm
End: August 2, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Crossings
Phone: 508 845 2100
Address:
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311 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

August 3, 2014

Westborough: Westborough Community Band end-of-season concert

Westborough – The Westborough Community Band will end its concert season Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m.  The concert will be held in the auditorium of the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. (enter the high school from the back parking lot), and is free and open to the public.

 

The band, in its sixth season, consists of over 70 members from Westborough and neighboring communities. The music will include World of Warcraft, Give My Regards to Broadway, 76 Trombones, Gazebo Portraits, Glenn Miller and patriotic sounds, and will also  include the premier of Air for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band. The piece is composed and will be conducted by Evan Cadavieco of Westborough. The saxophonist will be Anthony Cincotta. Both Evan and Anthony are Westborough residents and participated in the fine arts music program at Westborough High.

 

For information, contact Kathy at klcincotta@gmail.com. The band extends its thanks to the Westborough Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council for their financial support.

 

 

Start: August 3, 2014
End: August 3, 2014
Venue: Westborough High School
Address:
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90 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Free

Hopkinton: Summer Concert Series presents Summer Concert Band

Hopkinton –  The Summer Concert Series will present the Summer Concert Band Sunday, Aug. 3, from 5 – 7 p.m., on the town common at 2 Main St. A half-hour children’s performance will be followed by 90 minutes of great music!

 

To find out more, visit www.hopartscenter.org.

 

 

Start: August 3, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Hopkinton Town Common
Address:
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2 Main St., Hopkinton, MA, United States, 01748

August 4, 2014

Northborough: Math Mayhem at Northborough Library

Northborough – Math Mayhem continues at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., with Gummi Worm Measuring Monday, Aug. 4, from 6 – 6:45 p.m., for children ages 5 – 7. Why use feet and inches when you can use gummi worms?

 

Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.

Start: August 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 4, 2014 6:45 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Registration is required.