April 21, 2015
Marlborough – Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism will be presented Tuesday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Rory Raven, mentalist and mindbender, will be providing an interactive mindreading show in which spoons are bent and volunteers may test their own powers. The program, which is free and open to the public, is intended for an audience of adults and high school-age teens.
Space is limited and registration required. Visit the Marlborough Public Library at http://marlboroughpubliclibrary.org/ to register.
April 22, 2015
Northborough – “Grow into Gardening” at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., as the Tower Hill Botanic Garden presents two sessions Wednesday, April 22. The first session, for children ages 4-6, will be held from 10-11 a.m. Plant your choice of flower or vegetable seed to take home and watch grow. The second session for ages 7-10 will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find out how you can tell a seed by its package, then plant your choice of flower or vegetable seed to take home and watch grow.
Registration begins April 1. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to find out more or to register.
Shrewsbury – In celebration of Earth Day, a bird walk for seniors will be held by the Shrewsbury Senior Center Wednesday, April 22, at 8 a.m. This year, participants will meet at the senior center, 98 Maple Ave., before going to Dean Park and possibly other locations in town, weather and time permitting. Mike Bellows will lead the walk.
Wear comfortable shoes, clothing and outerwear, and bring field glasses/binoculars if you have them. To register or for more information, call 508-841-8640.
Sudbury – Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., “Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch: Conservation and Preservation of Hawks by Monitoring Migration in Massachusetts” will be presented by Shawn Carey at the Visitors Center of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd.
Carey, from the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch, an all-volunteer, member-based organization whose mission is to promote the study, conservation and preservation of hawks, will share information about EMHW and the monitoring of hawk migration in Massachusetts. He will also show a short video “Looking Skyward, A Passion for Hawkwatching” by Shawn Carey and Jim Grady. The video examines why people watch hawks, explains some of its long, storied history, and explores some of the prime locations for viewing hawk migration (Hawk Mountain and Cape May). Video footage includes a wide range of raptors in flight as well as interviews with Pete Dunne, Bill Clark, and others.
Founded in 1976, EMHW is an all-volunteer, member-based organization whose mission is to promote the study, conservation and preservation of hawks locally and on a continental scale by monitoring migration in Massachusetts; to share data for research and conservation purposes; to promote education and awareness of the identification of hawks and the issues related to migrating hawks and to instill an appreciation for hawks in general.
This is a presentation of the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, which holds its monthly speaker series at the US Fish and Wildlife Services’ Eastern Mass. Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information about programs, membership and the Refuge, visit www.farnwr.org.
Marlborough – Wednesday, April 22, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., is inviting teens to a meeting to help plan events. Help the library select prizes for Summer Reading. What should the grand prize options be? Gift cards and small prizes? Programs for fall will also be discussed. What would you like the Teen Room to offer during the school year?
The meeting is open to teens in grades 6-11. Register at the Marlborough Public Library website at http://marlboroughpubliclibrary.org/.
Marlborough – As part of April vacation week at the Marlborough Public Library, Eyes on Owls will be presented Wednesday, April 22, from 2-3 p.m. Have you ever seen a live owl? Marcia Wilson has been taking care of owls for 20 years, and she’s coming to visit the library… bringing six of her feathered friends with her! Join the library for a chance to meet some of these beautiful birds.
Space is limited, so pick up free tickets at the Children’s Room desk starting at 1 p.m. The Marlborough Public Library can be visited online at http://marlboroughpubliclibrary.org/.
April 23, 2015
Southborough – Mr. Vinny’s Lil’ Puppet Show for children will be at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Listen and learn with Mr. Vinny’s puppets and stories. All are welcome, and registration is not required. Sponsored by Fay School.
Northborough – April is Autism Awareness Month! A storytime designed especially for children with sensory integration challenges will be held Thursday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The storytime combines books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning.
Registration begins April 1. For more information or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Northborough – Children ages 8-10 who like to game are invited to a Wii U gaming program Thursday, April 23, from 2-4 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. There will be several games to try, so partner up with a new friend and have some fun! Registration begins April 1. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Marlborough – As part of April vacation week at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 Main St., a Big Bang Theory program for youth in grades 6-12 will be offered Thursday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. Watch Big Bang Theory, make artwork with quotes from the TV Show, and pose in a picture with the cast, using the library’s green screen! Register online from the Marlborough Public Library’s website at http://marlboroughpubliclibrary.org/.