October 22, 2014
Southborough – “Taking Back Childhood: Helping Children Thrive in Challenging Times” with Nancy Carlsson-Paige will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Harris Theater at Fay School in Southborough. Carlsson-Paige is a child development expert and professor emerita at Lesley University and the author of Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids.
The presentation is the first event in Fay’s new series, Ideas&Insights at Fay School. The series will feature informative speakers, workshops, and presentations on topics that are relevant to parents today. Stay tuned for more events throughout the school year.
Free and open to the public, no registration is required. Park at Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd., or at Fay’s Office of Advancement, 31 Main St.
Sudbury – “A Painless Introduction to Fascinating Fungi” with Lawrence Millman will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Sudbury. Learn about the ecological role of fungi, and why our habitats would be even more unhappy without them, as they are the world’s best recyclers. You’ll also learn that all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms.
Lawrence Millman is a mycologist-Arctic explorer-author. His 16 books include such titles as Last Places, Lost in the Arctic, An Evening Among Headhunters, Hiking to Siberia, Fascinating Fungi of New England, and, most recently, Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer: Rambles in Kingdom Fungi. He will be available to sell and sign copies of his books.
The Friends of the Assabet River NWR holds its monthly speaker series in the Visitor Center at 680 Hudson Rd. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.farnwr.org.
Northborough – Children of all ages are invited to stop by Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3-5 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for drop-in Legos. The library has lots of Legos to use, including Duplos for younger children.
No registration is necessary. To find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Marlborough – A spaghetti supper, put on by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m., in the Parish Hall of the church, located at High and Bolton (Route 85) streets, above Union Common. The menu is spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dessert, and beverage. For those who prefer or require “meatless” sauce, it will be available by request.
The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. Join your neighbors and friends for good food and fellowship. The public is invited to attend.
Shrewsbury – The WIN (Work Initiative Network) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8 p.m., will host Sarah Kipp as she presents “Communicate to Connect.” The meeting takes place at the Shrewsbury Fire Station, 11 Church Rd.
Kipp has over 20 years of experience as a writing coach, educator, and speaker. She holds a Master of Science in Education and coaching certificates from the International Coach Federation and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). In 2007, she founded Express Yourself Write, a coaching and advising firm for leaders. Her company teaches communication methodologies designed to accomplish transformative work in schools, universities, and businesses.
Through this interactive workshop, Kipp will focus on the three elements that have the greatest impact on our ability to communicate our message: clarity, confidence, and connection. Join WIN for a lively presentation filled with stories, strategies, and solutions that deepen the ways we use communication as a vehicle for connection.
To register, go to the Calendar link on the Shrewsbury Public Library website or contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8531.
October 23, 2014
Southborough – New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden will be joining the Southborough Library Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., for an evening of horror and literary delight as he discusses his extensive array of novels, including Snowblind.
Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St. Call 508-485-5031 for more information.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual Penny Sale Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 S. Quinsigamond Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., with drawings at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go to charity.
Bolton – The American Red Cross will be at Trinity Church in Bolton Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-7 p.m., for a blood drive. Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.
The blood drive will take on the second floor in Trinity Church’s Fellowship Hall, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (Route 117 to Wattaquadock Hill Road, with the church on the left). Walk-ins are welcome, or call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is hoping to collect 30 pints of blood at this blood drive.
The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
Ashland – SolarFlair Energy, Inc. will hold a job fair for licensed electricians and installers Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 pm, at its new facility on 190 Pleasant St., Ashland. Candidates will meet the team, tour the facility, and be treated to a steak tips dinner and a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
To sign up for the job fair, call 508-293-4293. Walk-ins are welcome. For more on SolarFlair Energy, Inc., call 508-293-4293, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.SolarFlair.com.