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March 7, 2015

Westborough: Fales 2015 Auction

Westborough – Save the date of Saturday, March 7 as the Annual Fales Auction takes place from 7-10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St.  The event includes a 50/50 raffle, live and silent auctions, appetizers, and dancing to the rockin’ tunes of No Alibi. A cash bar will be provided.

 

 

Start: March 7, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Knights of Columbus Hall
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17 Willow St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

March 8, 2015

Framingham: Metrowest Symphony Family Concert to include Esther Pak

Easther Pak, winner of the MSO Young Artist Competition. Photo/Submitted

Easther Pak, winner of the MSO Young Artist Competition. Photo/Submitted

Framingham – Westford Academy student Esther Pak, the winner of this year’s MSO Young Artist Competition, will join Maestro Peter Cokkinias and the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra as part of MSO’s annual Family Concert. The concert will take place Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., in the Joseph P. Keefe Tech High School, 750 Winter St., Framingham. Pak recently won this honor after competing with several other excellent young musicians, and she will perform the Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra by Camille Saint-Saens in its entirety.

 

The orchestra encourages the attendance of children – they may be inspired to become musicians after hearing this young prodigy. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors or students, and free for children under 12, and are available via www.metrowestsymphony.org or at the door. Group discounts are also available.

 

 

Start: March 8, 2015
End: March 8, 2015
Venue: Joseph P. Keefe Tech High School
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750 Winter St., Framingham, MA, United States, 01702
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for seniors or students, and free for children under 12.

Southborough: Assabet Valley Mastersingers to present ‘Annelies’

The Assabet Valley Mastersingers. Photo/submitted

The Assabet Valley Mastersingers. Photo/submitted

Region – This March will mark the 70th anniversary of Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank losing her life at age 15 in a Nazi concentration camp as a Jewish victim of the Holocaust. On Sunday March 8, at 3;45 p.m., the Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) will present “Annelies” at St. Mark’s School in Southborough. The choral work with a libretto by Melanie Challenger is based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.”

 

AVM is a regional chorus of about 75 vocalists representing over 20 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough. Leading the chorus is Robert P. Eaton, AVM founder and artistic director, who served for 30 years as choral director at Algonquin Regional High School in the public school district of Northborough and Southborough.

 

Among the vocalists participating in the upcoming production is Alene Cole, publicity chair, who has been involved with AVM since it was founded in 1978. She appreciates Eaton’s unique direction.

 

“He’s quite a treasure,” she said. “He has a particular skill in finding the characteristics of individual voices. You would think with a chorus of 75 or so that we’d all be indistinct, but not with him.”

 

Susan Consoli, a soprano soloist with Boston Emmanuel for 13 years, will be featured in “Annelies.”

 

“Her role in this production is the voice of Anne,” Cole explained. “When she’s singing, it’s Anne’s words from her diary to set the mood.”

 

Also performing in “Annelies” will be the Shir Joy Chorus of Massachusetts, based in Westborough. Dedicated to sharing Jewish music primarily in central Massachusetts, the chorus is conducted by Wendy Damoulakis, Cole noted.

 

“This collaboration reflects our goal of trying to reach out to the groups that would find the subject matter most compelling, namely the Jewish community,” she said. “It’s an artistic collaboration; plus, we know that anything Wendy is involved with is high quality.”

 

Damoulakis was an original member of AVM and has directed the Westborough’s Hundredth Town Chorus since 1982. She taught elementary music in several communities including Grafton before retiring in 2012.

 

Also featuring an orchestra of about 30 instrumentalists, the concert will begin at 3:45 p.m. At 3 p.m., a pre-concert talk will be delivered by Dr. Joshua Jacobson, an authority on Jewish choral music.

 

“Dr. Jacobson’s knowledge of the subject will enhance the program notes that are in there, and will add to the experience,” Cole said.

 

Jacobson is a professor at Northeastern University and Hebrew College, and founder and artistic director of Zamir Chorale of Boston. He’s also an author and composer.

 

The concert is being produced with the support of grants from the Southborough Community Fund, a town fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, as well as the Avidia Charitable Foundation of Avidia Bank. Partial funding has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local arts councils of Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough.

 

The handicapped-assessable auditorium at St. Mark’s School is located at 25 Marlboro Rd. in Southborough. Alternative parking will be available at Woodward Elementary School, 28 Cordaville Rd., with a free shuttle service. Large-print programs will also be available.

 

Concert tickets can be purchased at several locations: Serendipity in Hudson; Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough; Shattuck Pharmacy in Northborough; English Garden Florist in Southborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury; and Robinson Music Company in Westborough. Advance sale discounts are available at these sites through Thursday, March 5.

 

General admission is $25, and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can also be ordered online at avmsingers.org. For more information, call 978-562-9838.

 

 

Start: March 8, 2015
End: March 8, 2015
Venue: St. Mark's School
Phone: 978 562 9838
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25 Marlboro Rd., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772
Cost: General admission is $25, and $20 for students and seniors.

Westborough: Author event to support Brain Injury Association of MA to be held at Tatnuck Bookseller

Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soup-BIA-MA1Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host several of the contributors who participated in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work.” They will be at the bookstore Sunday, March 8, from 1-3 p.m.

 

The book is a collection of 101 inspiring and encouraging stories, five of which were written by staff members at Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Several other stories were written by Mass. residents who have been affected by traumatic brain injury. BIA-MA contributors to be on hand to sign copies include Kelly Buttiglieri, Sandra Madden, Helen Stewart, and Barbara Webster.

 

All proceeds from this Author Event will help support BIA-MA in creating a better future for brain injury survivors and their families through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support.

 

Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., in the Westborough Shopping Center.

 

 

Start: March 8, 2015 1:00 pm
End: March 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

March 9, 2015

Westborough: Historical Society hosts ‘Tavern Life in Early New England’

Westborough – Taverns were as numerous as churches in early New England and played at least as large a role in the public life of the community. “Taverns and Tavern Life in Early New England” will be explored in an informal lecture by Tom Kelleher, historian and curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village. The program takes place Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough.

 

From describing food and drink to the topics discussed and kind of songs sung by the fireside, Kelleher will talk about at what it was like inside the “public houses” that dotted the highways and center villages of virtually every town in New England.

 

Westborough had six lively taverns. The earliest Forbush Tavern (c.1699), on the corner of the Boston-Worcester Turnpike and Lyman Street, was where the first Town Meeting was held in 1718. On East Main Street, the Bruce Tavern (c.1719) catered to cattle and sheep drovers on their way to market, while the Amsden-Gale Tavern (c.1720) was the site of the training grounds for Westborough’s militia. The Blue Anchor Tavern (c. 1732) on West Main Street was a hotbed for political activity during the American Revolution. The Gregory-Brigham Tavern (c.1749) on South Street boasted a grand ballroom. The Wesson Tavern (c.1825) on the Boston Turnpike was a thriving gathering spot that became a seminary for young women in 1840. Only the Blue Anchor Tavern still stands.

 

For more information on the Westborough Historical Society, find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Westborough-Historical-Society/191911210884196.

 

 

Start: March 9, 2015
End: March 9, 2015
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

March 10, 2015

Westborough: Community Harvest Project topic of Westborough Woman’s Club meeting

Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will hear Alicia Cianciola from the Community Harvest Project during the Tuesday, March 10 meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. The light luncheon will be at noon, followed by a business meeting at 12:30 p.m. The program will begin at 1 p.m.

 

Alicia worked at the Community Harvest Project, which provides a consistent supply of high quality, highly nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables distributed throughout hunger relief organizations, for a year through AmeriCorps VISTA as a Nutrition Education Coordinator. Currently, she develops educational programming for students and exploring the organization’s impact through their programs, including the distributions pilot program like Farm to Health Center Initiative.

 

Guest reservations are required and can be made by calling Kathie at 508-366-0902. Membership is open to any woman age 18 and over.

 

 

Start: March 10, 2015
End: March 10, 2015
Venue: First United Methodist Church
Phone: 508-366-0902
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120 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Guest reservations are required

Hudson: Online security presentation at Hudson Library

Hudson – The Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will present “Who’s Tracking You Online,” presented by the Merrimack Analysis Group, Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. During this interactive presentation, Greg Page will talk about the positive, negative, and uncertain implications of the era of Big Data; critical issues surrounding individual privacy and security; and ways that individual web users can minimize their online footprint.

 

For more information, call the library at 978-568-9644.

 

 

Start: March 10, 2015
End: March 10, 2015
Venue: Hudson Public Library
Phone: 978-568-9644
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3 Washington St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Northborough: Color Me a Story at Northborough Library

Northborough – Color Me a Story for children ages 5 and up will meet Tuesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library for Moo! by David LaRochelle. Listen to the story and color a picture of the story characters. The March schedule includes Green Shamrock by Eve Bunting March 17, Spring Song by Barbara Seuling March 24, and Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown March 31.

 

No registration is required. Northborough Free Library is located 34 Main St. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.

 

 

Start: March 10, 2015
End: March 10, 2015
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Bolton: State Rep. Kate Hogan holds office hours

Bolton – State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours Tuesday, March 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.

 

Rep. Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Hudson, Bolton, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Rules, and on both the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus and Chair of the Library Caucus.

 

No appointment necessary and meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For any questions or additional information, contact Rep. Hogan at 617-722-2130 or Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kate.hogan.948.

 

 

Start: March 10, 2015 5:30 pm
End: March 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Bolton Public Library
Phone: 617 722 2130
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738 Main St., Bolton, MA, United States, 01740

Clinton: New England Amputee Association group meeting

Clinton – The New England Amputee Association (NEAA) will hold its group meeting Tuesday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m., at Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. The special guest speaker will be Anibel O’Connor, an above-knee amputee who survived a horrific accident at the age of 19.

 

Today, O’Connor is an administrative assistant at Atlantic Union Conference, Advents Youth Ministries in Lancaster. She is a college graduate, wife, and working mom, and is very active in her church and community. Join NEAA as she shares her story of survival from the accident and recovery from the loss of her leg.

 

NEAA meetings are free and open to all amputees and their families. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.

 

 

Start: March 10, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Clinton Hospital
Phone: 978 365 2580
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201 Highland St., Clinton, MA, United States, 01510