December 23, 2014
Shrewsbury – Join your neighbors and friends Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m., for a community sing of carols the night before Christmas Eve on the town common of Shrewsbury. A favorite holiday tradition for many years, this annual carol sing with the Worcester Brass Consort and hot chocolate takes place on the town common regardless of the weather. Be sure to bring a flashlight light to read the carols and dress warmly! In the event of extreme winter conditions, this event will be moved into the fellowship hall of the adjoining First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd.
Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted to support the Worcester County Food Bank.
Northborough – Children up to age 5 are invited to take part in Color Me a Story, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join the library for a fun story or two and some coloring at either morning session.
No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Southborough – The Senior Songsters will perform a holiday sing-along Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd. Refreshments will be available after the performance. To sign up or for more information, stop by the senior center’s front desk or call 508-229-4453.
Northborough – Children ages 4 and up are invited to come “ride” the Polar Express Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., with “train conductor” Ms. Tracey. As Ms. Tracey reads, the classic Christmas story will come to life with its illustrations projected for all to see. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be served. Please note: participating children should be able to act independently.
Registration is requested (please note any food allergies upon registration). For more information, stop by the library or call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
December 24, 2014
Hudson – The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson will hold its Christmas Eve service Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of the season in a family worship service that honors the life and teachings of Jesus. Sing your favorite Christmas carols, listen to guest harpist Molly McCaffrey, a member of the New England Philharmonic, and experience the beauty and peace of the annual candle-lighting ceremony which concludes the service.
The church is located at 80 Main St. in Hudson. For more information, call the church office at 978-562-9180 or visit www.ucmh.org.
Hudson – Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson, will hold Christmas Eve services Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit www.gracehudson.org or call the church at 978-562-8550 for more information.
Hudson – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington St., will hold its Christmas Eve service Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 5-6:45 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be held Thursday, Dec. 25, from 10-11 a.m. For more information, visit http://stlukeshudson.org or call the church at 978-562-2701.
Marlborough – A Christmas Eve Vesperal Liturgy will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., at Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., Marlborough. The Christmas Day Liturgy will be held Thursday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.stsanargyroi.org or call 508-485-2575.
Marlborough – First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St., will hold its Christmas Eve services Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. (family service) and 11 p.m. (candlelight service). On Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, worship will be held at 10 a.m. Visit www.firstchurchnet.com or call 508-485-6297 for more information.
Northborough – Trinity Church, 23 Main St., will hold Christmas Eve services Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. (for all ages, with stories and music for children and adults) and 11 p.m. (a service of lessons and carols). For more information, visit http://trinitynorthborough.org or call the church at 508-393-8156.