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January 31, 2015

Shrewsbury: Public yard sale of Shrewsbury Library surplus

Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury will be holding a public yard sale Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 609 Main St. The sale will include used office furniture, shelving and other surplus items from the Shrewsbury Public Library. A listing of the items can be found at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/1421432367_521331.pdf. The items are generally in fair to poor condition. All sales will be cash only and all items must be removed by the buyer during the sale hours.

 

 

Start: January 31, 2015 9:00 am
End: January 31, 2015 12:00 pm
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609 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

February 1, 2015

Grafton: Historical Society hosts talk on kitchen and ornamental gardens

Grafton – Christie Higginbottom, costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village since 1981, will discuss both kitchen and ornamental gardens Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Grafton Historical Society. She will cover historically documented plant varieties and 19th century garden practices. The snow date is Feb. 8.

 

The talk is a joint presentation by the Grafton Garden Club, held in the annex room of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, lower level of One Grafton Common. Handicapped accessibility parking and entrance can be found in the rear of the building. A donation of $5 is requested. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 508-839-0000.

 

 

Start: February 1, 2015
End: February 1, 2015
Venue: Grafton Historical Society
Phone: 508 839 0000
Address:
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One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA, United States, 01519
Cost: $5 per person

Westborough: Historical Society holds open house

Westborough – Who were some of Westborough’s founding families? What industries did people in town work in? Come to the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m., at Sibley House, 13 Parkman St., and learn about the town’s history. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Start: February 1, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 1, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Sibley House
Address:
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13 Parkman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

February 2, 2015

Marlborough: Friends of Marlborough Public Library’s annual Photography Show

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library’s Photography Chair Jim Nims and the Assabet Valley Camera Club’s Photo Show Co-Chairs Todd and Maureen Mathieson announce the 2015 Friends’ annual Photography Show will be held from Monday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 8 in the Marlborough Public Library’s Bigelow Auditorium, 35 W. Main St. All interested area photographers are invited to enter.

 

Entry forms are available at area libraries or online at www.assabetvalleycameraclub.org or www.mpl-friends.org. For further information, call 978-562-7241, 508-329-1119, or 413-648-9663, or email avccphoto@comcast.net, jbnims@aol.com, or rajohnson736@gmail.com. There is an $8 entry fee for one or two works.

 

Gallery hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 12-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The gallery is open to the public and there is no admission charge. If interested in working on the show, call 508-485-4204 or 413-648-9663.

 

A reception and open house will be held Monday, Feb. 2, from 6-8 p.m., in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium. Awards presentation ceremonies will take place at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by pianist Kim Ward.

 

 

Start: February 2, 2015
End: February 8, 2015
Venue: Marlborough Public Library
Phone: 978 562 7241
Address:
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35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

February 3, 2015

Northborough: Garden Club meeting

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northborough Senior Center, 117 Bearfoot Rd. Club member Carolyn Squillante will present a program on “Garden Trivia.” The public is invited.

 

 

Start: February 3, 2015
End: February 3, 2015
Venue: Northborough Senior Center
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119 Bearfoot Rd., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Ashland: ABA meeting to include ‘Constructive Criticism’ talk

Ashland – The featured speaker for the next Ashland Business Association (ABA) meeting, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, will be Alex Carleton, from SHIFT Coaching of Ashland. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Early networking takes place from 6:30-7 p.m., with presentations from 7-8:30 p.m. ABA members and guests are invited to attend.

 

Carleton will present “How to Give (and Receive) Constructive Criticism.” Participants will learn the qualities of good constructive criticism and how to communicate it in a way that motivates change and leads to improvement. Whether reviewing an employee, vendor, family member or friend, participants will feel more confident delivering better feedback the next time they are presented with the opportunity.

 

For more information or to join the ABA, email info@ashlandbusinessassociation.com, call 508-380-0555, or visit www.ashlandfirst.com.

 

 

Start: February 3, 2015 6:30 pm
End: February 3, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Ashland Library
Phone: 508 380 0555
Address:
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66 Front St., Ashland, MA, United States, 01721

February 4, 2015

Westborough: Community Tu Bishvat Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

A community Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Photo/submitted

A community Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, will hold a community Bishvat Seder Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m.

 

Tu Bishvat literally means the 15th day of the month of Shvat. It is the new year for trees. Originally, the date was used to mark the ages of trees so that farmers would know when the tree was 4 years old, the age at which the farmers would bring their first fruit offerings to the Temple. After that, the fruit of the tree could be eaten. During the 16th century, the Kabbalists in the city of Safed, Israel, created a new ritual to observe Tu Bishvat, the Tu Bishvat Seder. In more modern times, the holiday has become associated with the planting of trees. It is traditional for children in Israel to plant trees on Tu Bishvat and for American religious school students to purchase trees for planting in Israel.

 

To attend, RSVP to EJ Dotts at ejdotts@gmail.com.

 

 

Start: February 4, 2015
End: February 4, 2015
Venue: Beth Tikvah Synagogue
Address:
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45 Oak St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: RSVP requested

February 5, 2015

Westborough: MassDOT public hearing to discuss Route 9/Lyman Street project

Westborough – A Design Public Hearing will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., by MassDOT to discuss the Intersection and Signal Improvements at Route 9 and Lyman Street project in Westborough. The hearing will take place at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd.

 

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection and Signal Improvements at Route 9 and Lyman Street project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

 

The proposed project is to improve traffic operations, air quality and safety while reducing traffic delays and congestion. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a usable shoulder have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.

 

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of the public hearing notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

 

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 604864. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

 

The location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

 

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway.

 

 

Start: February 5, 2015
End: February 5, 2015
Venue: Westborough Senior Center
Address:
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4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Bolton: Mom to Mom program begins at Trinity Church

Bolton – The Mom to Mom program will be offered in Bolton on Thursdays, starting Feb. 5. Mom to Mom is a program designed to encourage and support all mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers with biblically-based teaching on parenting, women’s health, and relationships.

 

The program will continue through April 9, from 9:15-11 a.m., upstairs in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Church in Bolton, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (just off of Route 117). The program starts with refreshments and coffee, followed by a guest lecturer and small group discussion.

 

Nursery care is available for infants through kindergarteners, but moms can also keep their child with them in the meeting. There is no charge for this program. Visit www.trinitybolton.org/momtomom.htm to find out more.

 

 

Start: February 5, 2015
End: February 5, 2015
Venue: Trinity Church
Address:
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14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton, MA, United States, 01740
Cost: There is no charge for the program

Northborough: Lego afternoon at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a Lego afternoon Thursday, Feb. 5, from 3-4:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join the library for some fun construction time.  Duplos will also be available for younger children.

 

No registration is necessary. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.

 

 

Start: February 5, 2015 3:00 pm
End: February 5, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532