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August 8, 2014

Northborough: Summer reading finale at Northborough Library

Northborough – Participants in Northborough Free Library’s summer reading program are invited to the finale, Drum Away the Blues, Friday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Celebrate your summer eating accomplishments by joining Craig Harris in a fun, multicultural, participatory concert for music lovers of all ages.

 

Kids must have logged summer reading time online in order to join at the event. To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4. Northborough Free Library is located at 34 Main St.

 

 

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Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Registration is required.

Shrewsbury: Regatta Players Theater Group presents ‘Godspell’

Shrewsbury – The Regatta Players Theater Group is proud to present its fourth annual summer production, “Godspell.” Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell focuses on a small community of people who explore different parables through an eclectic blend of songs and storytelling techniques. Set on a Cape Cod-esque beach, this production will bring a contemporary and sunny spin to this staple piece of American musical theater as it features a number of popular songs, including, “Day By Day,” “O Bless the Lord, “ “Turn Back, O Man,” and “All Good Gifts.”

 

Show times are Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., at the Flanagan Theatre of Southgate at Shrewsbury, 30 Julio Dr. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for students and seniors.

 

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 508-450-2865 (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), email tickets@regattaplayers.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit www.regattaplayers.com.

 

 

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End: August 10, 2014
Venue: Flanagan Theatre at Southgate at Shrewsbury
Phone: 508 450 2865
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30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $15 for general admission, and $12 for students and seniors.

Marlborough: Painting with grandchildren at Marlborough Senior Center

Marlborough – Looking for quality time with the grandkids? Friday, Aug. 8, starting at 1 p.m., there will be a Paint-a-Painting Day at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. No experience is required as artist and instructor-in-residence Lavonne Suwalski leads you and your grandchildren step by step through painting a picture.

 

See the greeter at the Marlborough Senior Center or call 508-485-6492 for more information.

 

 

Start: August 8, 2014
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Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
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250 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Marlborough: Yoga on the Common benefits food pantry

Marlborough – Local yoga instructor Tory Nash will conduct a yoga class at Union Common in downtown Marlborough Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The class is free but donations are encouraged and will be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard that provides food to the needy. All levels are welcome.

 

In the event of rain, the class will be held in Nash’s yoga studio in the Corey Building, 186 Main St.

 

 

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Venue: Union Common
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91 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Free, with donations accepted.

August 9, 2014

Westborough: Author K.A. Harrington at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – K.A. Harrington, author of Forget Me, will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4 – 6 p.m.

 

Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed. Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy…now rotting away.

 

Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only photo of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye, but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. She’s never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn, only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

 

All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.

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Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Hudson: ‘Meet Julia Child’ at the Hudson Library

Hudson – The Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will present “Meet Julia Child!” – a live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child, Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. Learn more about her life – from her privileged childhood in California to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of “The French Chef” television show, and, after the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child.

 

For more information, call 978-568-9644.

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Venue: Hudson Public Library
Phone: 978 568 9644
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3 Washington St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Marlborough: Family Fun Festivals continue at Union Common

664Marlborough – Looking for great summer fun for the whole family? Four Family Fun Festivals on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, & 23, hosted by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, are coming to Union Common in Marlborough and all are free to the public. These family friendly-themed festivals will take place from 1-4:30 p.m., with an exciting line up of performances and activities.

 

Aug. 9 will be a Kids Fun Festival with Mystic Paper Beasts performing at 1p.m., The Stupendous Mr. Magichead at 2:15 p.m., and a thrilling Vegetable Circus performance at 3:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 16 will be a Storytelling Festival that begins with African drumming and storytelling with Sidy Maiga at 1 p.m., Rosalita’s Puppets at 2:15 p.m., and storytelling with Len Cabral at 3:30 p.m.

 

The final festival, to be held Aug. 23, is a Summer Music and Dance Festival beginning with the Pan Neubean Steel Band at 1 p.m., Origination getting everyone up and dancing at 2:15 p.m., and ending with a 3:30 p.m. performance of “Trash to Tunes,” a demonstration of homemade instruments.

 

The Family Fun Festivals will take place at Union Common at 91 Main St. in Marlborough. In the case of rain, the Festivals will move to the Marlborough Senior Center at 250 Main St. Family Fun Festivals are sponsored by the City of Marlborough and the Ezra M. Cutting Trust.

 

For more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.

 

 

Start: August 9, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
Venue: Union Common
Phone: 978 562 1646
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91 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Hudson: Town of Hudson holds public auction

Hudson – The Town of Hudson will hold a public auction Saturday, Aug. 9, to sell approximately 40 bicycles as well as one push lawn mower, one weed trimmer and one push stroller. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Hudson Police Station, 62 Packard St. An opportunity to view the items will begin at 9 a.m. All payments are due on the day of the sale and must be paid for in full and in cash. Bicycles and equipment must be removed from the premises at time of sale.

 

For more information, contact the Executive Assistant’s Office at 978-562-9963.

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Venue: Hudson Police Station
Phone: 978 562 9963
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62 Packard St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Shrewsbury: Library goes “Outside the Box” to offer fun and free events

SH Lib event_ Build a Better...Shrewsbury – Residents of Shrewsbury will soon get the chance to have some outdoor fun at the current library, 609 Main St., and its temporary location at 214 Lake St. The library is partnering with Redbox, Project for Public Spaces, and Online Computer Library Center, Inc., (OCLC) to develop a public space for community events. The library was chosen for a grant through a competitive application process based on key characteristics such as geographic and ethnic diversity, local leadership, and innovative ideas for events and community activities. The grant will provide consultation and support on event and space design, event planning, and material selection, as well as a selection of reusable materials.

 

Through the “Outside the Box” program, the library, Parks and Recreation Department, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO), and the Lakeway Business District Association (LBDA) are working to plan and create fun events for the whole family to enjoy.

 

“This is an exciting opportunity for the library to partner with another town organization, the Lakeway Business District Association, to bring more events to the community,” Library Director Ellen Dolan said. “They have done such great job rejuvenating the Route 9 and lake area, so we are very proud to work with them.”

 

LBDA Chair Jay Thomas said the partnership is also welcomed by his association.

 

“We look forward to having the Shrewsbury Public Library join us as a new neighbor in the district, when they move to their temporary site this fall,” he said. “We expect we’ll enjoy many partnerships together.”

 

The following are upcoming programs:

“Build a Better Lunch,” hosted by Healthy Eating Specialist Dawn Berthelette from Whole Foods in Bellingham, will be held on the library lawns Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to pack healthy lunches at home with recipes such as simple smoothie, not-tuna salad and healthy cookies. Limited spots available. Register by going to www.shrewsbury-ma.gov. under departments go to “library” and “calendar,” or call 508-842-0081, ext. 2 or 3.

 

A Pete Seeger Songfest by Shrewsbury resident Jim Scott is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. on the Town Common. Scott collaborated on many projects with the folk legend and will lead a celebration of many songs by Seeger and others. A prolific composer and guitarist, he compiled the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” 110 songs of earth by many contemporary composers. No registration is required. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

More programs are being planned, including a stargazing event, in collaboration with the Aldrich Astronomical Society in Worcester, in October.

 

 

Start: August 9, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Phone: 508 842 0081 x1
Address:
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609 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Registration is required.

August 10, 2014

Westborough: Author Briana Sasso at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – Briana Sasso, author of Elisabetta: A Novel, a Tale of Two Generations Sewn Together, will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1 – 3 p.m.

 

Sadie, a 16-year-old girl who has just experienced a life-changing tragedy, finds herself forced into a relationship with her paternal grandmother. As Sadie spends time with her, she realizes that there is more to Nonna than meets the eye. As her grandmother recalls the events of her life, a bond deepens and Sadie transforms and grows with the retold memories.

 

All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.

 

 

Start: August 10, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
Address:
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581