February 6, 2015
Southborough – The Southborough Recreation Department will be holding a Toddlers Valentine’s Day Party, “Share the Love,” Friday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Recreation Department, 21 Highland St. Children ages 5 and under, with their caregivers, are invited to run, jump, and tumble in the gym, along with taking part in special Valentine’s Day activities! David Garden of “Garden Music Together” will provide music and movement for all children. This event is free to Southborough residents.
For information on this and other events through the Southborough Recreation Department, visit http://southborough.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/.
February 7, 2015
Southborough – The Steeple Coffeehouse is pleased to welcome back the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St.
Located in the heart of central Massachusetts, exposure to the heavy metal content of the Blackstone River has produced a copious amount of fine bluegrass pickers. Most notably are the Dick brothers from Sutton. Renowned musicians and celebrated recording artists, this brother combo will wow you with their award winning picking. The Taylor-Nowlan bass/mandolin combo has been together in numerous bands since 1989. With their own distinctive style, these two crank out solid rhythm, and like to have a little fun, too!
Tickets are, in advance, $15 general and $12 for students/seniors. At the door, tickets are $18 general and $15 for students/seniors. Admission is free for children under 5. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.steeplecoffeehouse.org or call 508-281-9995.
Southborough – The Annual Cub Scout Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Bingo for Southborough seniors will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 12 p.m., at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd. Cub Scout Pack 26 is sponsoring the event.
For more information or to sign up, call the senior center at 508-229-4453.
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will present “New Year, New You through Meditation” by Dr. Allan Hughes Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Hughes has been meditating for over 30 years and has been offering workshops and lectures on meditation and personal transformation. As a chiropractor, Hughes uses meditation with his patients for stress relief.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050.
Shrewsbury – Boy Scout Troop 114 will hold a redeemable bottle and can drive Saturday, Feb. 7. The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave. Proceeds raised at the upcoming drive will help send members to a scouting back-country high adventure trip in Northern Maine this year.
Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School will host its annual Electronic Recycling Day Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Zeh is partnering with Metech Recycling. Over 95 percent of all materials will be securely recycled for re-manufacture.
Prices for recycling items vary based on item: $1 for cell phones, keyboards; $5 for laptops, DVD players and game systems; and $10 for printers, monitors and microwaves. TV recycling prices are based on size. Checks can be made payable to Zeh PTO. Proceeds will benefit classroom grants and the Environmental Club at the school.
February 8, 2015
Westborough – The community is invited to discover “Westborough’s Forgotten Documents” Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St. The snow date is Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. The event, sponsored by The Friends of Westborough, Inc., is free and open to the public.
Program presenter Anthony Vaver is a consulting archivist for the Westborough Public Library. He has written two books on early American crime and is the former Special Collections and Humanities Librarian at Brandeis University. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University, and lives in Westborough with his wife and children. He will be showing and discussing some of the unique and important historical items that were discovered in the town hall vault.
Before the Westborough Town Hall was closed for renovations, a number of items from our town’s history were found in the vault – some dating back to Revolutionary War times, and some that pre-date the founding of Westborough in 1717. Many of the items in the collection will be digitized in the coming months by the Digitization Lab at the Boston Public Library, and this is the first public showing of the documents.
For more information, contact Judy at 508-870-1895.
Shrewsbury – Arts on the Green at First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., will present a Four-Hand Piano Concert Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. Pianists Malcolm Halliday and Olga Rogach will join forces to play a delightful program of piano duets, including works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Schubert, and a rarely performed sonata by Hermann Goetz (1840-1876) which considered one of the finest works for piano duet of the nineteenth century.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
Westborough – Come share the joy of Jewish music with Shir Joy Chorus in concert Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St. Admission for adults is $10, and $5 for seniors and children.
Westborough – Joseph W. Bebo, the author of “Family Legends…The Charbonneau Letter,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1-3 p.m. Not only is The Charbonneau Letter a rousing adventure tale, but a story of how a family spans the gulf of time with their memories and their dreams, to build a country and a legacy – a family’s history brought to life.
The Charbonneau Letter is a historical fiction of Bebo’s ancestor, Toussaint Charbonneau, who was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and his wife, Sacagawea. Based on actual events that took place during the famous expedition of 1804 – 1806, the book explores the relationship between Charbonneau and his young wife, recounting their journey together across the great unknown, and it follows the lives of their descendants, fictional and real, through modern times.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.