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November 2, 2014

Westborough: ‘Court-Martial of Paul Revere’ author Michael Greenburg at Tatnuck Bookseller

The Court Martial of Paul Revere coverWestborough – Michael M. Greenburg, the author of “The Court-Martial of Paul Revere, A Son of Liberty & America’s Forgotten Military Disaster,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a riveting chronicle of Paul Revere’s only military service during the Revolution – a major, but disastrous episode in his life.

 

At the height of the American Revolution in 1779, Massachusetts launched the Penobscot expedition, a massive military and naval undertaking designed to force the British from the strategically important coast of Maine. What should have been an easy victory for the larger American force quickly descended into a quagmire of arguing, disobedience, and failed strategy. In the end not only did the British retain their stronghold, but the entire flotilla of American vessels was lost in what became the worst American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor.

 

In the aftermath, the already famous Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere was charged by fellow officers with neglect of duty, disobeying orders, and cowardice. Though not formally condemned, he was still surrounded by rumors about his role in the disaster, and so he spent the next several years trying to recover his reputation.

 

Michael M. Greenburg is also the author of “Peaches and Daddy,” a story of the Roaring Twenties, the birth of tabloid media, and the courtship that captured the heart and imagination of the American public, and “The Mad Bomber of New York,” the extraordinary true story of the manhunt that paralyzed a city.

 

All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.

Start: November 2, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Westborough: Trolley line hike with Westborough Community Land Trust

Westborough – Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1:30-3 p.m., a trolley line hike will be held by Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT). This not your usual hike by WCLT: follow the old trolley route through woods, along roadsides, across developed and undeveloped land. The route will explore part of the planned bicycle trail.

 

The 2.5-mile hike will begin at Westborough Office Park on West Park Drive and ends at Julio’s Plaza. Drive to the end of West Park Drive; WCLT will shuttle most of the cars to the shopping plaza. To find out more, email events@westboroughlandtrust.org or visit http://westboroughlandtrust.org/.

 

 

Start: November 2, 2014 1:30 pm
End: November 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Westborough Office Park to Julio's plaza
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Westborough, MA, United States

Westborough: Open house at Westborough Historical Society

Westborough – When is Westborough celebrating its 300th anniversary? Who were some of the founding families in the town? Come to the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., and learn about the town’s history.

 

The Westborough Historical Society is located at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Start: November 2, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: The Sibley House
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13 Parkman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Free and open to the public.

November 3, 2014

Region: Westborough Education Foundation seeks sponsors for annual trivia bee

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) seventh annual Trivia Bee will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive. More than 600 people attended last year’s bee and the WEF expects another record turnout.

 

The Westborough Education Foundation is currently recruiting teams and planning for a fun-filled event that will challenge teams to bring forth their best and brightest to compete in the contest. As in past years, the bee will feature questions about New England sports, popular culture, government, science, arts and literature, and Westborough history. In addition to the trivia bee entertainment, there will be kids’ activities, silent auction items, raffles, food and music.

 

The Trivia Bee is the WEF’s largest single fundraiser. Last year, the event raised more than $16,000 to support educational grants to teachers and administrators from across all six of Westborough’s public schools. WEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support to foster excellence and innovation in education in Westborough.

 

WEF organizers are seeking sponsors for the event. Sponsors can use their own trivia buffs or request a team from the schools and community to represent them. Neighborhood groups, local businesses, and nonprofit community organizations are all welcome and encouraged to sponsor a team. For information about teams, contact Maureen Johnson at maureenj1@verizon.net.

 

For more information about the WEF or the trivia bee, go to www.westborougheducationfoundation.com.

 

 

Start: November 3, 2014
End: November 3, 2014
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel
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5400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Shrewsbury: Artists Guild of Shrewsbury hosts plein air painter Laureen Hylka

Plein air painter Laureen Hylka. Photo/submitted

Plein air painter Laureen Hylka. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The November meeting of the Artists Guild will feature a painting demonstration by Laureen Hylka, a plein air painter from Dudley. Hylka is a full-time plein air and studio painter focusing on the New England landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Germany, and Japan. Examples of her work can be seen at www.laureenhw.com.

 

The event is Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., in the community room at Southgate Living Center, 30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury. All are welcome ($5 fee for non-members). Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and a schedule of other events.

 

 

Start: November 3, 2014
End: November 3, 2014
Venue: Southgate at Shrewsbury
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30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $5 fee for non-members

Shrewsbury: American Red Cross blood drive

Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross mobile bus blood drive will be held Monday, Nov. 3, from 1-6 p.m., at Walgreens, 225 Boston Tpke. 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 18 pints of blood at this blood drive.

 

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.

 

 

Start: November 3, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 3, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Walgreens
Phone: 800 733 2767
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225 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Northborough: Chess & Checkers at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children ages 6 and up are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for Chess & Checkers Monday, Nov. 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Game knowledge is required. A snack will be provided.

 

To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.

 

 

Start: November 3, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 3, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Registration is required.

November 4, 2014

Northborough: Northborough Garden Club meeting

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The program will be “Tulip Mania,” presented by Ila Cox, horticulturist and flower arranger. Husbands interested in hearing  the program from a historical viewpoint are welcome to attend.

 

 

Start: November 4, 2014
End: November 4, 2014
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Framingham: Gateway Camera Club hosts Mike Milica

Framingham – Mike Milica will be speaking at the Gateway Camera Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. He will present a selection of his bird images along with commentary intended to inform, entertain, and inspire. Using example photos for illustration, he will discuss the many elements that need to come together to make a good bird photograph. The goal is to provide some insight into all of the different aspects that must be addressed to create compelling photographs of birds. There will also be a brief discussion and demonstration of his post-processing workflow.

 

Gateway meets at St. Andrew’s Church at 3 Maple St. in Framingham. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information, visit www.gatewaycameraclub.org.

 

 

Start: November 4, 2014
End: November 4, 2014
Venue: St. Andrew's Church
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3 Maple St., Framingham, MA, United States, 01702
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Northborough: Color Me a Story at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children up to age 5 are invited to take part in Color Me a Story, to be held Tuesdays, Nov. 4 & 18, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join the library for a fun story or two and some coloring at either morning session.

 

No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.

 

 

Start: November 4, 2014
End: November 4, 2014
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
Address:
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532