August 25, 2014
Westborough – Monday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., the Children’s Room of the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., invites boys and girls entering kindergarten in fall to come listen to stories that celebrate going to school.
Sign-up for this popular annual program begins Monday, Aug. 11; call 508-366-3050 or visit the Children’s Room to register.
Shrewsbury – A community blood drive in Shrewsbury will be held Monday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Fallon Health Information Center, 50 Boston Tpke. (Route 9), White City Shopping Plaza (near Dress Barn). To schedule a time, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 11248. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Marlborough – Enjoy the 7th Annual Taste of Marlborough Monday, Aug. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Marlborough. Admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the event, $5 discount for senior/child. There will be 25-plus establishments taking part, as well as strolling entertainers and 10-plus entertainment venues. parking is free.
To find out more, visit www.oldemarlborough.org.
Region – Assabet Valley Mastersingers will hold open rehearsals Monday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Sept. 2; and Monday, Sept. 8, from 7:30-9:45 p.m., at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough.
Rehearsals will be held in preparation for a Sunday, Nov. 9 concert featuring Durufle’s “Requiem Opus 9” and Gounod’s “Messe Solennelle de Ste. Cecile.” New members are welcome. Regular practices are held Mondays from 7:30-9:45 p.m.
In the past three-and-a-half decades, the 75-member Assabet Valley Mastersingers chorus, directed by founder Dr. Robert P. Eaton, has gained a reputation for musical excellence and unusual programs. For those who enjoy a cappella singing in a small group there is the opportunity for participation in the Chambersingers, a community outreach ensemble.
For information, call 978-562-9838 or 508-869-0438, or visit www.AVMsingers.org.
August 26, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Senior Center at 29 Church St. invites all seniors – and “not yet” seniors – to a Get Acquainted Day Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Meet the staff and instructors, watch demonstrations, pick up information, and find about health and fitness programs, such as aerobics exercise, yoga, tai chi, and stress reduction. Also find out about social services, including the S.H.I.N.E. Program, public benefits, homecare referrals, case management, and legal referral. Social activities at the senior center include local events, fun trips, a camera club, chess, bridge, mah jong, line dancing, music jam, and bingo. Finally, learn about the many educational programs, including legal presentations, genealogy, learn to paint, educational trips, and nutritional programs.
Come see what the Hudson Senior Center has to offer and join in on the fun. For any questions, call 978-568-9638.
Northborough – Kids ages 3 – 5 are invited to participate in Yoga for Kids Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 10-10:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. This class for little ones is a great way for your child to give yoga a try. Join Linda Davis for this fun, yet relaxing program.
Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Ashland – The 2014 Ashland Summer Concert Series will conclude Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., with Songs for Ceilidh. The concert will be taking place at the Stone Park Gazebo on Summer Street. To find out more, visit www.ashlandday.com.
August 27, 2014
Marlborough – Join Marlborough Community Development Corporation at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St., Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. as to watch a 60-minute documentary followed by a discussion of help with hoarding behavior. “My Mother’s Garden” is the story of Eugenia Lester whose hoarding disorder has entered a dangerous and life-threatening stage. Directed by her daughter Cynthia, it documents how one family comes together to cope with their mother’s disorder and rebuild a lost sense of family.
For more information, email ClearPathMA@gmail.com.
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will show the movie “Non Stop” Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., as the monthly movie for adults. The movie stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn’t pay a hefty ransom.
The movie is free and open to adults over the age of 18. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050.
Grafton – The 2014 Summer Concerts on the Grafton Common concludes Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., with Claflin Hill Wind. The rain location is the Grafton Municipal Center, 3 Providence Rd. Donations of non-perishable food and school supplies will be collected. To find out more, call 508-839-5335 ext. 1156 or visit www.grafton-ma.gov/Public_Documents/GraftonMA_Recreation/index.