September 7, 2014
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society museum will open for the season Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., with a concert of patriotic songs and other pieces performed by organist Glen Campbell on the society’s restored 1874 George Stevens pipe organ. The society’s collection of colonial-era artifacts will also be on display.
The program commemorates the 240th anniversary of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 as well as the town’s role in the uprising and the later American Revolution. The Worcester rebellion drew more than 4,500 militiamen from 37 area towns to Worcester on Sept. 6, 1774, where they successfully protested British authority for the first time in the American colonies by shutting down the Crown-controlled county courthouse. Several Northborough militiamen joined the march.
The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. Revolutionary period costumes welcome. The museum, located at 50 Main St., at the corner of Main and School streets, will be open from 2-4 p.m. Sundays in September and October. For more information, contact Info@NorthboroughHistoricalSociety.org or 508-393-6298.
Hudson – On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to join a joyful, fun-filled welcoming celebration to kick off the new church year at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. The family worship service will celebrate coming together after the summer months.
The service will also feature the Pan Loco Steel Band, an authentic, mixed ethnic ensemble consisting of two steel drummers, a bass player and a percussionist. They bring a mix of calypso, reggae, and island music.
For more information, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office at 978-562-9180.
Westborough – On Sunday, Sept. 7, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC), and Congregation B’nai Shalom will hold a communitywide High Holy Day Happening from 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The event is an interactive educational and fun experience for children, teens and adults.
The morning will feature numerous activities for children of all ages to learn about and explore the Jewish High Holy Days using all their senses. Participants will make New Year’s cards for Israeli soldiers, blow a shofar, learn fun songs, bake challah, and more. This event is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts with support from Congregation B’nai Shalom, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and the Boroughs JCC.
The High Holy Day Happening is open to the entire community of Greater Boroughs/Central Mass. Although reservations are not required, reservations would help to ensure enough supplies for all the children. Contact EJ Dotts at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation or sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c49a5a92ba13-high.
Marlborough – The Original Wedding Expo will be hosting an event featuring 65 exhibitors Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Best Western Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A professionally choreographed fashion show featuring gown, tuxedo and floral styles reflecting the four seasons of weddings will be held at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 at the door and $7 at www.originalweddingexpo.com. Future events will be held Sept. 21 in Sturbridge, Nov. 9 in Lincoln, R.I., and Jan. 11, 2015 in Leominster.
Westborough – Andra Watkins, author of “To Live Forever,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1-3 p.m. Explorer Meriwether Lewis has been stuck in Nowhere since his mysterious death nearly two centuries ago. His last hope for redemption is helping nine-year-old Emmaline Cagney flee her madam mother in New Orleans and find her father in Nashville. To get there, Merry must cross his own grave along the Natchez Trace, where he duels the corrupt Judge, an old foe who has his own despicable plans for Em.
All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
September 8, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus will hold its first fall rehearsal and get-acquainted meeting Monday, Sept. 8, at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Regular rehearsals run from 7:30-9 p.m., and prospective singers are welcome to drop in any Monday thereafter.
The chorus of over 80 members performs two programs a year at the Gibbons Middle School, a holiday show in December and a spring show in May, each with three performances. Productions feature singing, dancing, special numbers and skits.
The proceeds from performances, an annual yard sale and other fundraisers provide scholarships for students in the Westborough school system for private lessons in their instrument of choice.
The group is always looking for people who love to sing, especially those oriented toward tenor. The ability to read music is not necessary, and there are no auditions.
For more information, visit www.westboroughchorus.com; contact Director Deb Lukey (508-366-6364, email@example.com) or President Bill Harrington (508-485-8737, firstname.lastname@example.org); or send a note to Westborough Community Chorus, P.O. box 702, Westborough, MA 01581.
Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will kick off the new membership year with a potluck supper Monday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St.
The speaker will be Ira Bryck, radio talk show host, playwright and director of the UMass Family Business Center at UMass Amherst Continuing and Professional Education.
Guests are invited to join the fun evening. Reservations should be made by calling 508-366-6222.
The club is in its 98th year of service to the community. Monthly meetings and presentations are held the second Tuesday from October to April. Membership is open to any woman 18 years and older from any community. For membership information, call Kathie at 508-366-0902.
Shrewsbury – The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury will start its monthly 2014-2015 program schedule Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., with a presentation by JoEllen Reinhardt, in which she will create a charcoal portrait from life.
Reinhardt’s work has been shown in many museums, prestigious galleries, and exhibitions throughout the Northeast. An award-winning artist best known for her still life paintings, she is also an accomplished portrait painter having received many notable commissions. She lives and works in Worcester, and is an instructor at the Worcester Art Museum. Works can be seen at her website, joellenreinhardt.com.
The event will be held in the community room at Southgate Living Center, 30 Julio Dr. All are welcome, but there will be a $5 fee for non-members. Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and schedule of other events.
Marlborough – The Quinsigamond Community College/Assabet Adult Education Program offers free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes. The next ESOL registration will take place Wednesday, Sept. 8. Subsequent registration dates in 2014 are Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10 10/8/14, with 2015 dates of Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, and May 13. ASE registration dates for 2014 are Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, with 2015 dates of Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 16 and April 10.
The registrations will be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. To find out more, call 508-263-9673.
Shrewsbury – An orientation/registration meeting for the Pack 114 Cub Scouts will be held for parents and their grade 1 boys at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, Monday, Sept. 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come learn about scouting, meet the leaders, and get involved.
Can’t attend Sept. 8 meeting? The come to the first Pack meeting, which will be held Monday, Sept. 15, from 7-8 p.m., at the First Congregational Church. For more information, email Cubmaster Stephen Hess at Hess@townisp.com. To find out about Cub Scout Pack 114, visit www.cubscoutpack114.org.