October 25, 2014
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant, the Marlborough Board of Health, and the Marlborough Medical Reserve Corps have announced that the city will be holdings its annual city-wide flu clinic Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Whitcomb Middle School. The flu clinic will provide flu shots for ages 2 years old and above. Spanish and Portuguese translators will be available for those who need assistance.
The clinic will operate by appointment only from 9 a.m. until noon. Reservations can be made by going to www.MyLocalClinic.com. Look for the information for the Marlborough Clinic. Follow the instructions to make an appointment and fill out the screening form, print it, and bring it to the appointment. Residents are asked to bring health insurance information. All residents are eligible to receive a flu shot regardless of their ability to pay.
Registration for flu shots will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15 and will close Thursday, Oct. 23 or when the clinic appointments are full, whichever comes first. Further information is available on the Marlborough City webpage and Marlborough City’s Facebook page, or by contacting the Marlborough Health Department at 508-460-3751.
Shrewsbury – An indoor Thrift Sale and Bake Sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main St. There will be a large selection of items at thrifty prices, including household items, attic treasures, furniture, linens, games, toys, books, gently used clothing, and shoes for all ages.
All are welcome. Visit www.trinityshrewsbury.org for more information.
Westborough – The Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St., will hold a free program on meeting college costs Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tim Higgins, a certified financial planner, will educate participants about paying for college.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling Sherry or Susan at 508-898-3490 ext. 2023.
Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library will host the Fall One Day Book and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium and the lower level outer lobby at 35 W. Main St. Adult hardcover books will be $1; paperbacks and young adult and children hardcover books, $.50; and children’s soft cover books, $.25.
Lunch at The Friends Cafe includes sandwiches, chili, coffee, soda and water, along with delicious baked goods. Call Bake Sale Chair Teresa Stefanski at 508-485-4204 or 508-485-4334 to donate baked goods.
To volunteer or for further information regarding any of the Friends programs, call 413-648-9663, email email@example.com or visit www.mpl-friends.org.
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 will be holding a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 East Main St. To donate items, call 508-870-1895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 West Main St. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is hoping to collect 30 pints of blood at this blood drive. Donors will receive free T-shirts (while supplies last).
The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
Hudson – The Harvest Craft Fair in Hudson will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson.
Visit www.ucmh.org to find out more.
Northborough – Lincoln Street Elementary School, 76 Lincoln St., will hold a Fun Day “Spooktacular” Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature fun for the whole family, including a haunted cake walk, candy corn relay, bounce house and a “Creative Claws Salon.” New to the event is a silent auction. Special guest actor John Barmon of “Caddyshack” will be the emcee. Tickets are available at the door.
Westborough – Paul Czajak, author of “Monster Needs a Costume” and “Monster Needs His Sleep,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Oct. 25, from 12-2 p.m., for a story time and craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and are invited to wear a Halloween costume.
Monster Needs a Costume (1st book series) – It’s almost Halloween and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options – a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja – how will he ever decide? In the playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions.
Monster Needs His Sleep (2nd books in series) – It’s time for bed and Monster needs to go to sleep, but he just keeps finding more things to stay awake for! It isn’t until Monster admits he is afraid of the dark that he finds a glowing solution to his nighttime problem. Young readers will learn that with a little help from a friend, the dark isn’t so scary after all.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Hudson – The Hudson Park Commission has announced that the 17th annual Pumpkin Fest, the town’s premier fall community event, will be taking place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3:30-8:30 p.m., at the Morgan Bowl on Chapin Road.
Events will include magician Fran Flynn, moon bounces, trackless train rides, pony rides, games, clowns, live music by Mr. Vic, master chainsaw sculptor Jesse Green, and a fireworks display to end the night. Also, local non-profits will be on hand to offer food and beverages for sale, as well as a variety of activities for everyone.
Admission is $5 for adults age 18-59 and $1 for children and seniors (please note that canned food donations for the Hudson Food Pantry WILL NOT be accepted this year; instead, a portion of the funds raised by Pumpkin Fest will be donated to the food pantry).For more information, visit www.hudsonrecreation.org.