May 9, 2015
Northborough – The second Annual Miles for Matt 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd., in honor of the late Matt Bruce of Northborough.
Bruce was only 26 when he passed in March 2014 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). All proceeds from the May 9 event will benefit Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), a nonprofit organization that offered support to Bruce and his family during his terminal illness.
“Matt never once complained after receiving the most horrific diagnosis anyone could ever face. Instead he lived his life to the fullest and taught all of us to never give up,” said his friend Jen Gauvin.
“Matt was and always will be an inspiration to anyone he ever met. As a community we would like to keep his memory alive and run for those who are unable to run and provide comfort and dignity to those who are living with ALS today, which is exactly what the proceeds from this benefit will do,” she added.
The cost to participate is $40. To pre-register visit http://miles-for-matt-benefit-5k-run–walk.sportssignup.com/site or through Facebook (2nd Annual Miles for Matt 5K Run/Walk). Participants may also register the day of the event starting at 8 a.m. The race will start at 9:30. A cookout will follow the event at the school.
Hudson – The Sunflower Girls and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson are presenting the Seventh Annual Bellies for Breasts family-friendly belly dance fundraiser Saturday, May 9 to support their walkers in the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. The workshop and vendor/bake sales will start at 2:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 4 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. The site is wheelchair accessible.
The family-friendly event celebrates women of all ages. There will be dance performances, a beginner dance workshop, vendors from local businesses, a raffle for items from local crafters and businesses, and a bake sale. Proceeds will go to the Just ‘Cause 3-day walk (www.justcausewalk.org).
General admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Admission includes both the show and the workshop. Visit www.bellybration.com/belliesforbreasts.html to find out more.
Hudson – The Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will hold a beginner’s Zentangle workshop Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. Join certified Zentangle instructor Laurie Patterson for an introduction to this fun, relaxing art form. Zentangle is an abstract drawing method created by using repetitive patterns.
The cost of the program is $20 due at sign-up. For more information, call 978-568-9644.
Grafton – A fun family day on the Common, the Grafton History Day celebration of the town’s incorporation will be held Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include fife and drum music, antique autos, farming tools, food concession, pony rides, and plant sales. The Grafton Historical Society Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit the Grafton Historical Society site, www.graftonhistoricalsociety.org, as the date approaches for more information. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Garden Club.
Marlborough – The Immaculate Conception School 8th Grade is hosting an indoor yard Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Meehan Hall at 119 Washington St., Marlborough. The event will also include a bake sale.
Vendors, reserve your 8-foot table for $25 and the school will handle all the advertising, flyers, and outside signage. To reserve your table, call 978-562-3773 or visit www.icschool.net for details.
Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc. are sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 pm., at the Tufts Machine lot, 55 East Main St. “The Friends” will be selling gently used items, and individuals/organizations can rent a space for $10. Tables are not provided. Items may be sold out of your car trunk.
Space is limited, and reservations and payments must be received by May 5. For reservations, call 508-870-1895 or email TheFriendsofWestborough@gmail.com. Donations of gently used items, books, etc. are appreciated. Call 508-870-1895 to donate any items.
The Friends of Westborough, Inc. were organized in 1986 to provide help for community members. Referrals are made through the Westborough Youth and Family Services, community outreach organizations and individuals.
Bolton – Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton (just off of Route 117), will be sponsoring a free, indoor yard sale Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether household goods, toys, books, movies, sporting goods, clothing, and more, all items will be free. Complimentary refreshments will be available, as well. For more information on Trinity Church, visit www.trinitybolton.org.
Grafton – If you are passionate about gardening and love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season is not complete without a visit to the Grafton Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale and Raffle on Grafton Common, to be held Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In its 76th year, the plant sale has become a Grafton tradition, with proceeds supporting scholarships and grants for Grafton residents and teachers.
This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before! The Grafton Garden Club has assembled a wide variety of annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables for you. There will also be perennials to keep your garden in bloom from April through October. Experienced garden club gardeners will answer your questions and assist you in choosing the right plants for your site. Also, back by popular demand, there will be a truckload of composted manure from Ridge Valley Stables. In addition, there will be pony rides, a Mother’s Day craft and gift table, a children’s table with lots of free activities, and a variety of tasty treats at the bake table.
There are many other activities planned around Grafton Common that day, such as the celebration of Grafton History Day with a fife and drum presentation and a story hour hosted by the Grafton Library.
The Grafton Garden Club is a non-profit organization that has members from many area towns. The garden club provides scholarships and grants to area students and schools for the educational pursuit of horticulture, plant/soil science and ecology. For information on the Grafton Garden Club, events and membership, visit www.graftongardenclub.org.
Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club will hold its 20th annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St. Plants will include perennials, annuals, edibles, shrubs, house plants and trees. There will also be garden-themed crafts and a free plant for children 12 and under. Horticultural experts will be available to answer questions.
Proceeds from this sale will help fund the club’s beautification and conservation efforts throughout the city and scholarships for local high school seniors pursuing environment-related careers.
The club holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June at 7 p.m. at the Charles Jaworek Elementary School, 444 Hosmer St. Prospective members are always welcome to attend. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Region – Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is offering a paddle from Hopkinton to where the Sudbury River begins, Cedar Swamp Pond, Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join experienced guides and SVT members Simon Vos and Jim Lagerbom, twisting and turning through the narrow stretches of the Sudbury to the breathtaking headwaters. Participants must provide their own boat and proper paddling equipment.
This program is for experienced paddlers only, and registration is required. The cost is free for SVT members and $10 for non-members. For more details and to register, visit www.svtweb.org/programs or call 978-443-5588, ext. 123.