October 15, 2015
Marlborough – Are you wondering how to get started dealing with a home that is overloaded with possessions? ClearPath, a Marlborough Community Development Corporation program, will provide you with a list of places to turn if you are facing eviction due to hoarding, if you are wondering about local self-help options, or if you want to hear where to turn to find reputable literature on the topic.
Join ClearPath Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Bigelow Auditorium of the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Learn about the good work of the Marlborough Community Development Corporation at www.strongcommunity.org.
Northborough – The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) will host “Basic Rights in Special Education” Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-9 p.m., in the library at Algonquin Regional High School 79 Bartlett St., Northborough.
Presented by Attorney Daniel Perlman, the Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Civil Rights. The presentation is designed to help parents/guardians learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. For planning purposes, RSVP at www.nspac.org by Oct. 12.
October 16, 2015
Hudson – All are welcome to join in the October film series being held at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. The month’s theme is multiculturalism and diversity, and the films have been chosen because they are thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes heartwarming. After each movie participants will have a brief period of discussion as they seek to deepen their learning and understanding of the major themes presented.
Movies will be shown on a (relatively) big screen in the church’s Sanctuary. On Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be shown for adults. On Sunday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., older teens are invited for pizza and discussion of a viewing of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Seniors are invited to watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m.
For more information, visit www.ucmh.org or call 978-562-9180. The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson is located at 80 Main St., Hudson.
Marlborough – Dental services will be offered Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. Donna Paschalides, certified public health dental hygienist, will help provide solutions to your dental needs and act as an advocate for you. Services provided include dental cleanings, fluoride varnishes, denture maintenance and oral cancer screenings.
For more information or an appointment, call the senior center at 508-485-6492.
Northborough – Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to a Toddler Time Fridays, Oct. 16, 23, and 30, from 10-10:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Enjoy age and developmentally appropriate stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays to help build your child’s early literacy skills.
No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Northborough – Children ages 5 and up are invited to join Linda Davis for some stretching and yoga movement Friday, Oct. 16, from 4-4:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Registration is required. To sign up or for more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Westborough – Asylum: A Center Stage Haunted House fundraiser will take place Friday, Oct. 16, from 5-8 p.m., at Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. Tickets are $5 per person. The Haunted House is recommended for people ages 12 and up, and the entrance will be at the upper parking lot entrance of the high school.
October 17, 2015
Westborough – The Friends of Westborough will sponsor a bus trip to Wright’s Chicken Farm in Harrisville, R.I., Saturday, Oct. 17. The trip is open to all. The bus will leave from Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School parking lot, 111 E. Main St., at 4 p.m. and return about 7:30. The $30 cost includes bus and meal of all-you-can-eat chicken, salad, pasta, rolls, coffee and dessert. All taxes and gratuities are also included.
Reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 12. For information, contact Judy at 508-870-1895 or TheFriendsofWestborough@gmail.com. Payments with name, phone number, and email (if applicable) should be sent to The Friends of Westborough, P. O. Box 1072, Westborough, MA 01581.
Hudson – Hudson High School Peru Crew 2016 students will host the 3rd annual Run for the Rainforest 5K Saturday, Oct 17. Participants may sign up by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/run-for-the-rainforest-2016-tickets-18540989599 or register the morning of the event at the Hudson High School riverside parking lot. The race schedule is from 8-10:30 a.m.
Registration in advance is $20 and on the day of the event it will be $20. The 5K will help raise money for students to embark on a journey of community service and self-discovery in the Peruvian Amazon in April of 2016.
Peru Crew 2016 is a group of dedicated students traveling to Iquitos, Peru and the Amazon rainforest during April vacation. Students will work together for eight months prior to traveling to Peru. Before leaving, members will be working with second grade classes at Farley Elementary School in Hudson. They will teach community children about the rainforest and conduct a cultural exchange between Farley students and the children of the Yagua community of Urco Murano, Peru. The Peru Crew students will work with Farley Elementary students to create picture books that describe their everyday life, then the students in Peru will do the same. The final phase of the project will be when the Peru Crew students share the books between the two schools.
For more information, contact June Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association will host its annual All-Class Reunion Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Italian American Victory Club (IAVC), 26 Dewey Rd. Shrewsbury High grads and their guests are invited to stop in between 7 and 11 p.m.
Admission is free, and there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Any donations at the door will support the association’s grants to student groups at SHS. For details and photos from past events, visit www.shrewsburyalumni.org/shsalumnisocial.html.