October 9, 2015
West Boylston – An Evening of Comedy, a benefit to help amputees, will be presented by the New England Amputee Association Friday, Oct. 9 at the Manor, 42 West Boylston St. (Route 12). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the evening includes raffles and prizes.
Tickets, at $30 per person, can be purchased at the door or at www.newenglandamputeeassociation.com.
Marlborough – Seniors are invited to a Blue Cross BlueShield Health Plan Options for 2016 seminar Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. A Blue Cross/Blue Shield representative will be presenting an overview of how Medigap plans and Medicare Advantage plans work with Medicare. Members of (non-group) Medex, Blue MedicareRx, Medicare HMO Blue, Medicare PPO Blue will also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding any 2015 changes.
Call the senior center at 508-485-6492 for more information.
Northborough – Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to a Toddler Time Fridays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10-10:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Enjoy age and developmentally appropriate stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays to help build your child’s early literacy skills.
No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
October 10, 2015
Marlborough – All are welcome to a solo performance by world-renowned Ugandan percussionist Bakkabulindi Samuel, to be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m., at First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St. Free-will donations will be accepted.
Bakka has performed in over 40 countries around the world engaging audiences with his dynamic compositions featuring traditional instruments of Uganda. This is an opportunity to share an up close and intimate experience of cross cultural praise and worship through music, to support Bakka2thesource’s Bambi Uganda Project which sends orphans and other vulnerable children to school in Uganda.
For more information, contact First Church at 508-485-6297.
Shrewsbury – First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury will host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in concert Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. In “500 Years of Music for Guitar,” Griggs will perform music for the classical guitar from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, including works by J.S. Bach, Ferdinando Carulli, and Django Reinhardt, as well as jazz, blues, Flamenco, Brazilian music, and several of Griggs’ own compositions.
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury is located at 19 Church St. Admission is free and open to everyone in the community, though donations will be accepted. For more information, call 508-845-7286 or visit www.fccsm.org. To hear music by Peter Griggs, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2lFywZSjhI.
Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will hold a “crafternoon” with PYOP Studio to make a leaf-print plate Saturday, Oct. 10, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. The class, sponsored by The Friends of the Northborough Free Library, is for adults only (18+) and costs $5 payable at the time of the class.
Registration is required online at www.northboroughlibrary.org, click on “Calendar of Events,” and scroll down to the event date; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by calling 508-393-5025, ext. 5; or by visiting the information desk on the second floor of the library.
Stow – All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Minute Man Airfield, 302 Boxboro Rd. Registration takes place next to Nancy’s Airfield Café. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
For more information, go to www.eaa196.org/eagles.htm, call 978-212-9196, email email@example.com.
Northborough – A storytime especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10-10:45 a.m., for children age 1 through 7 at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities will be combined to stimulate all five senses and promote learning.
Registration is required. To sign up or for more information, stop by the library or call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Fire Department will be holding an open house Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Central Fire Station, 215 Maple St. Sponsored by Papa Gino’s, Trombetta’s Creamery, Price Chopper, Hannaford’s.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department will welcome local families to an open house Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free Papa Gino’s pizza. The open house, aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices, will be held at Fire Headquarters, 11 Church Rd.
The Fire Department will also be giving away fire helmets, coloring books, and stickers for the kids. Fire engines and antique pumpers will be on display. Fire station tours will also be provided by Shrewsbury firefighters. Additionally, participants will receive safety informational handouts identifying home hazards, home escape plans, how to escape a fire and other emergencies.