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September 8, 2015

Shrewsbury: Library announces fall children’s programs

Shrewsbury – Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, fall programming for families gets under way at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St.

 

“Book Beats,” music- and movement-themed story time, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. This program is recommended for ages 2-5 with a caregiver, but all ages are welcome. No registration is required and the program is free but requires a ticket for admittance that will be available at the main circulation desk at 9 a.m. on the same day.

 

“Wiggle Words Storytime” for 2-year-olds meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for 3- and 4-year-olds. This program includes a variety of stories, songs, and activities including crafts. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

“Babies, Books, and Bubbles” story time, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy simple books and songs with your baby. Socialize with other caregivers. No registration is required.

 

“Kindergarten Lunch Bunch” will meet Mondays starting Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. This program is for children who have afternoon kindergarten (homeschoolers welcome). There will be an activity and stories while children eat their lunches before school. Also Mondays at 9 a.m., there will be “Yoga for Kids” with Claudia Cottier, certified children’s yoga instructor. This program is for ages 2 and up. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required for these programs.

 

Register online at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/library (“events and passes” link) or call the library at 508-842-0081, ext. 4.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015
End: September 8, 2015
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Phone: 508 842 0081 x4
Address:
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214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Westborough: Westborough Woman’s Club kicks off new season

Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will hold its first event of the new season Tuesday, Sept. 8, starting 6 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. A kick-off potluck supper will begin the evening, followed by the introduction of new members and a presentation by MassSTAR award winner Meghan O’Keefe.  Martha Convers will introduce members and attendees to Zumba.

 

Membership in the Westborough Woman’s Club is open to all women who are at least 18 years of age and have an interest in contributing to the better of our community.

 

Since this event includes a potluck supper, interested attendees are asked to call 508-366-0902 if desiring to attend.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015
End: September 8, 2015
Venue: First United Methodist Church
Phone: 508 366 0902
Address:
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120 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: If planning to attend, please call 508-366-0902

Marlborough: All Seasons Tennis Academy hosts Youth Tennis Open House

Marlborough – The All Seasons Tennis Academy at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, 80 Broadmeadow St., is hosting a Youth Tennis Open House Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Come by and learn all about the All Season’s Tennis Academy’s programs and have your child’s tennis abilities evaluated for proper placement.

 

For further information, contact Bill Hamilton at bill@allseasonstennisclub.com or call 508-481-1797.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015
End: September 9, 2015
Venue: Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
Phone: 508 481 1797
Address:
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80 Broadmeadow St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Clinton: New England Amputee Association holds meeting

Clinton – The New England Amputee Association (NEAA) will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 6-8 p.m., at Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. Rose Bissonnette, founder of the New England Amputee Association, will be the  guest speaker on the Amputee Coalition Conference/Medicare Proposal.

 

Bissonnette attended the Amputee Coalition conference in July of this year, and has a wealth of information about the conference including new vendor items for amputees. NEAA will update everyone on the Medicare propose changes that will impact lower limb amputees.

 

NEAA meetings are free and open to all amputees, their families, and healthcare professionals. To contact the group, call 978-365-2580 or email info@newenglandamputeeassociation.com. For more information on NEAA programs, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015 6:00 pm
End: September 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Clinton Hospital
Phone: 978 365 2580
Address:
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201 Highland St., Clinton, MA, United States, 01510

Shrewsbury: Book talk by Dr. John Collins hosted by Shrewsbury Library

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library, at its temporary 214 Lake St. location, will host a drop-in book talk by Dr. John Collins Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 7-8 p.m. Shrewsbury resident Dr. John Collins, aka Jack Collins, will talk about his new book, A Korean War Memoir.

 

Collins is a retired educator who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from jump school in June 1951 and was assigned to the 508th Regimental Combat Team. During a regimental jump, he was injured and assigned to the Eighth Army in Korea for eighteen months. After the army, he finished college and received three graduate degrees, including a PhD from Boston College. After 37 years in public and private schools, he retired as a school superintendent and served as a faculty member for fourteen years at Worcester State University, College of the Holy Cross, and the International Education Program Inc.

 

He has published a monthly newspaper column for 11 years and has published many religious and literary articles related to Thomas Merton in scholarly journals. He has also contributed chapters for two books. John facilitated an International Thomas Merton Society Chapter at St. Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury for 11 years and currently is the facilitator of an ITMS Chapter at Shirley Correctional Institution. Jack is a co-producer of a cable TV program on Thomas Merton.

 

Signed copies of the book will be sold for a discounted price of $10. Collins is very generously donating the proceeds from the book sale to the Shrewsbury Public Library.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Address:
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214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Books available for purchase at $10 each

Northborough: Assabet Valley Mastersingers hold open rehearsals

Northborough – Open rehearsals will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 14 by the Assabet Valley Mastersingers. The rehearsals will be taking place 7:30-9:45 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough.

 

New members are welcome as the Assabet Valley Mastersingers prep for a Nov. 23 concert. For more information, call 508-869-0438 or 978-562-9838 or visit www.AVMsingers.org.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2015 7:30 pm
End: September 8, 2015 9:45 pm
Venue: Church of the Nativity
Phone: 508 869 0438
Address:
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45 Howard St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

September 9, 2015

Westborough: Fall session of Hundredth Town Chorus to begin

The Hundredth Town Chorus. Photo/submitted

The Hundredth Town Chorus. Photo/submitted

Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 9. The HTC is a dynamic organization of enthusiastic women who enjoy singing in four-parts in a relaxing and fun environment. The chorus was founded in 1949 by the Westborough Women’s Club, with a mission to share the joy of music by singing and entertaining at area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers.

 

Today’s chorus is made up of members from all over Worcester County, including Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Grafton, Millbury, and Uxbridge. HTC also performs at area events, including Westborough’s Arts in Common and Northborough’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Music includes holiday classics, Broadway favorites, popular music, and folk songs.

 

HTC is searching for new female singers to join the chorus. No auditions are required. There is a need for new voices of all ages and in all parts. Rehearsals run Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The chorus is not affiliated with the synagogue. There are no night or weekend rehearsals or obligations. All performances are also held on Wednesday mornings. Come to rehearsal and join right in or come to observe what we are all about. No fundraising or ticket selling is asked of its members.

 

For more information, visit www.hundredthtownchorus.com or find Hundredth Town Chorus on its Facebook page. For questions, email htc.chorus@gmail.com or call the director, Wendy, at 508-366-0662.

 

 

Start: September 9, 2015
End: September 9, 2015
Venue: Congregation B'nai Shalom
Phone: 508 366 0662
Address:
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117 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Shrewsbury: Library holds fall children’s programs

Shrewsbury – “Babies, Books, and Bubbles” story time, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet Wednesdays at the Shrewsbury Public Library starting Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy simple books and songs with your baby. Socialize with other caregivers. No registration is required.

 

Also, “Kindergarten Lunch Bunch” will meet Mondays starting Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. This program is for children who have afternoon kindergarten (homeschoolers welcome). There will be an activity and stories while children eat their lunches before school. And, Mondays at 9 a.m., there will be “Yoga for Kids” with Claudia Cottier, certified children’s yoga instructor. This program is for ages 2 and up. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required for these programs.

 

Register online at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/library (“events and passes” link) or call the library at 508-842-0081, ext. 4.

 

 

Start: September 9, 2015
End: September 9, 2015
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Phone: 508 842 0081 x4
Address:
Google Map
214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Marlborough: Friends of Marlborough Library kicks off season with Quintessential Brass

Quintessential Brass. Photo/submitted

Quintessential Brass. Photo/submitted

Marlborough – The Friends of Marlborough Public Library will hold the first concert of the 2015-2015 season Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium, 35 West Main St.

The featured performer is Quintessential Brass, a brass quintet comprised of Mike Peipman and Dave Burdett on trumpet, Robin Milinazzo on horn, David Lindsey on trombone and Leslie Havens on bass trombone and tuba. The group performs classical, jazz, rock and pop as well as music from TV, movies and Broadway. Admission is free and open to the public and the auditorium is fully handicapped accessible.

 

For more information, visit mpl-friends.org or contact Leslie Havens, Friends Concert Series chair, at 617-524-3775 or quintbrass@earthlink.com or Ray Johnson, Friends president, at 413-648-9663 or rajohnson736@gmail.com.

 

 

Start: September 9, 2015
End: September 9, 2015
Venue: Marlborough Public Library
Phone: 617 524 3775
Address:
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35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Northborough: Girl Scouts to hold information night

Northborough – Join the Northborough Girl Scouts for a Girl Scout Information Night Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The evening is open to all girls in grades K-12. Bring your daughter along for fun activities while you learn about getting her involved in Girl Scouts.

 

If you are unable to attend this event, contact Karen Clarke at registrar@northboroughgirlscouts.org. Additional information about Northborough Girl Scouts can also be found at www.northboroughgirlscouts.org.

 

 

Start: September 9, 2015 6:30 pm
End: September 9, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Address:
Google Map
34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532