September 8, 2015
Northborough – Open rehearsals will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 14 by the Assabet Valley Mastersingers. The rehearsals will be taking place 7:30-9:45 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough.
New members are welcome as the Assabet Valley Mastersingers prep for a Nov. 23 concert. For more information, call 508-869-0438 or 978-562-9838 or visit www.AVMsingers.org.
September 9, 2015
The Hundredth Town Chorus. Photo/submitted
Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 9. The HTC is a dynamic organization of enthusiastic women who enjoy singing in four-parts in a relaxing and fun environment. The chorus was founded in 1949 by the Westborough Women’s Club, with a mission to share the joy of music by singing and entertaining at area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers.
Today’s chorus is made up of members from all over Worcester County, including Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Grafton, Millbury, and Uxbridge. HTC also performs at area events, including Westborough’s Arts in Common and Northborough’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Music includes holiday classics, Broadway favorites, popular music, and folk songs.
HTC is searching for new female singers to join the chorus. No auditions are required. There is a need for new voices of all ages and in all parts. Rehearsals run Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The chorus is not affiliated with the synagogue. There are no night or weekend rehearsals or obligations. All performances are also held on Wednesday mornings. Come to rehearsal and join right in or come to observe what we are all about. No fundraising or ticket selling is asked of its members.
For more information, visit www.hundredthtownchorus.com or find Hundredth Town Chorus on its Facebook page. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the director, Wendy, at 508-366-0662.
Shrewsbury – “Babies, Books, and Bubbles” story time, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet Wednesdays at the Shrewsbury Public Library starting Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy simple books and songs with your baby. Socialize with other caregivers. No registration is required.
Also, “Kindergarten Lunch Bunch” will meet Mondays starting Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. This program is for children who have afternoon kindergarten (homeschoolers welcome). There will be an activity and stories while children eat their lunches before school. And, Mondays at 9 a.m., there will be “Yoga for Kids” with Claudia Cottier, certified children’s yoga instructor. This program is for ages 2 and up. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required for these programs.
Register online at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/library (“events and passes” link) or call the library at 508-842-0081, ext. 4.
Quintessential Brass. Photo/submitted
Marlborough – The Friends of Marlborough Public Library will hold the first concert of the 2015-2015 season Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium, 35 West Main St.
The featured performer is Quintessential Brass, a brass quintet comprised of Mike Peipman and Dave Burdett on trumpet, Robin Milinazzo on horn, David Lindsey on trombone and Leslie Havens on bass trombone and tuba. The group performs classical, jazz, rock and pop as well as music from TV, movies and Broadway. Admission is free and open to the public and the auditorium is fully handicapped accessible.
For more information, visit mpl-friends.org or contact Leslie Havens, Friends Concert Series chair, at 617-524-3775 or email@example.com or Ray Johnson, Friends president, at 413-648-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northborough – Join the Northborough Girl Scouts for a Girl Scout Information Night Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The evening is open to all girls in grades K-12. Bring your daughter along for fun activities while you learn about getting her involved in Girl Scouts.
If you are unable to attend this event, contact Karen Clarke at email@example.com. Additional information about Northborough Girl Scouts can also be found at www.northboroughgirlscouts.org.
September 10, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Democratic Town Committee will host a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., on affordable housing. The discussion will take place in the Community Room of the Northborough Fire Station, 11 Pierce St. The panel will consist of Senator Harriet Chandler, Majority Leader of the MA State Senate; Rick Leif, Treasurer of the Northborough Affordable Housing Corporation; and George Pember, member of the Northborough Planning Board.
The panel discussion is open to anyone interested in learning more about the affordable housing issue.
Shrewsbury – Cruzzin’ Dreams cruise night will be featuring all cars year 2000 and newer (other cars are still welcome to participate) Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m., at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Tpke. (Route 20), Shrewsbury. Come take a look at the polished cars 2000 and newer. Observe the engines, interior and the flamin’ exteriors!
Free, with donations accepted to help run the cruise nights. To find out more, visit www.cruzzindreams.com.
Westborough – New England Celiac Organization (NECO), formerly the Healthy Villi, will be holding small group meetings for the Westborough area Thursdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the conference room at Roche Bros., 1100 Union St.
The goal of the meetings is to foster open conversation and sharing in an intimate surrounding. There are no set agendas, and NECO members will be there to share concerns and answer questions.
For more information, contact Mary Sevon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-859-8637 or Tammy Wyatt at email@example.com or 774-287-8246.
September 11, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough 250th Celebration Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Juniper Hill Golf Club. Time TBD. Cost per golfer is $125. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hopkinton – From Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13, the town of Hopkinton will be celebrating its 300th anniversary. Sept. 11 will feature the Claflin Fountain restoration and ribbon cutting/town seal presentation at Town hall and the Town Common, and Light Up the Night Sept. 12, from 4-8:30 p.m., with live entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks, community photo project, scavenger hunt, and more. Finally, enjoy the 300th anniversary parade Sept. 13, from 1-4 p.m.
Show your town pride and wear white and green the whole weekend! To stay up to date or for more information, visit www.hopkintonma300.com or find Hopkinton300 on Facebook.