October 4, 2014
Region – The fifth annual Dismas Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 12-4 p.m., at the Dismas Family Farm, 687 Lincoln Rd. in Oakham. The festival will be a celebration of another year at the farm, with kids’ activities, pony rides, hayrides, pumpkins and more. The residents of the farm will display their wares.
Admission is a suggested gift of $10; $6 for seniors; free for kids under 4. For more information, call the Dismas Family Farm at 508-579-9249. A flyer for the festival can be found at?http://dismashouse.org/fall-festival/.
Marlborough – Children in grades K-5 are invited to the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., for a Totem Pole Art Workshop for Kids Saturday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m. Join artist Sue Champeny to create life-sized totem pole sculptures from recycled materials.
Register online at www.marlboroughpubliclibrary.org or call 508-624-6902.
October 5, 2014
Marlborough – The 19th Annual Marlborough Heritage Festival has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the downtown Main Street area.
Marlborough – A Marlborough Girl Scout registration, open to all girls in grades? kindergarten and up, will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Heritage Festival in Marlborough.
For further information, email Info_MarlboroGirlScouts@yahoo.com.
Worcester – Preservation Worcester will host its Better Than Your Average Yard Sale, a sale of 18th, 19th and early 20th century restoration and home improvement architectural salvage, antiques, reproductions and decorative accessories, Sunday, Oct. 5.
The event is free and open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. at Preservation Worcester's headquarters, 10 Cedar St. For discerning customers, there will be a preview from 11 a.m. to noon. In order to participate in the preview, a $10 donation is required.
There will be a unique assortment of unusual and hard to find items. The items will be large and small, including stained glass windows, old wooden doors, fine furniture, exquisite lamps, glass door knobs, artwork, and much more.
All sales benefit Preservation Worcester. For more information, call 508-754-8760, visit www.preservationworcester.org, or find them on Facebook (Preservation Worcester's Annual Better than your Average Yard Sale).
Region – The New England Association for College Admission Counseling will hold a college fair Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester. Over 150 colleges and universities will be in attendance.
For more information, visit neacac.org. For directions and parking information, visit www.wpi.edu/+directions.
Boylston – The opening reception for “An Autumn Fable,” Patch NYC’s newest collection, will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, from 3-5 p.m., at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr. The exhibition will be on view during regular Tower Hill hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, through Oct. 26.
For more information on this and other events at Tower Hill, call 508-869-6111 or visit www.towerhillbg.org.
October 6, 2014
Northborough – Children ages 6 and up are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for Chess & Checkers Monday, Oct. 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Game knowledge is required. A snack will be provided.
To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
October 7, 2014
Ashland – Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Ashland Business Association (ABA) meeting for members and their guests will include a presentation by publisher Charlie Russo from “The Little Green Phone Book,” print and online green pages.
ABA meetings are held in the community room at the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Early networking takes place from 6:30-7 p.m., with the meeting and presentations from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information on the ABA, email email@example.com, call 508-380-0555, or visit www.ashlandfirst.com.
Southborough – Southborough seniors are invited to join Mary Ann Anderson and Bill Harrington for a walk along the Breakneck Hill conservation land Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a pleasant morning walk with beautiful views of the land, which is particularly well known for the Belted Galloway cows that graze there during spring through autumn.
Participants should wear comfortable sturdy sneakers/shoes, long pants, T-shirt with long shirt over, and hat, and should bring insect repellant/bug spray, camera, sunscreen and snack. Water will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, stop by the front desk at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd.