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February 2, 2015

Marlborough: Friends of Marlborough Public Library’s annual Photography Show

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library’s Photography Chair Jim Nims and the Assabet Valley Camera Club’s Photo Show Co-Chairs Todd and Maureen Mathieson announce the 2015 Friends’ annual Photography Show will be held from Monday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 8 in the Marlborough Public Library’s Bigelow Auditorium, 35 W. Main St. All interested area photographers are invited to enter.


Entry forms are available at area libraries or online at or For further information, call 978-562-7241, 508-329-1119, or 413-648-9663, or email,, or There is an $8 entry fee for one or two works.


Gallery hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 12-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The gallery is open to the public and there is no admission charge. If interested in working on the show, call 508-485-4204 or 413-648-9663.


A reception and open house will be held Monday, Feb. 2, from 6-8 p.m., in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium. Awards presentation ceremonies will take place at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by pianist Kim Ward.



Start: February 2, 2015
End: February 8, 2015
Venue: Marlborough Public Library
Phone: 978 562 7241
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35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

February 3, 2015

Northborough: Garden Club meeting

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northborough Senior Center, 117 Bearfoot Rd. Club member Carolyn Squillante will present a program on “Garden Trivia.” The public is invited.



Start: February 3, 2015
End: February 3, 2015
Venue: Northborough Senior Center
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119 Bearfoot Rd., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Ashland: ABA meeting to include ‘Constructive Criticism’ talk

Ashland – The featured speaker for the next Ashland Business Association (ABA) meeting, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, will be Alex Carleton, from SHIFT Coaching of Ashland. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Early networking takes place from 6:30-7 p.m., with presentations from 7-8:30 p.m. ABA members and guests are invited to attend.


Carleton will present “How to Give (and Receive) Constructive Criticism.” Participants will learn the qualities of good constructive criticism and how to communicate it in a way that motivates change and leads to improvement. Whether reviewing an employee, vendor, family member or friend, participants will feel more confident delivering better feedback the next time they are presented with the opportunity.


For more information or to join the ABA, email, call 508-380-0555, or visit



Start: February 3, 2015 6:30 pm
End: February 3, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Ashland Library
Phone: 508 380 0555
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66 Front St., Ashland, MA, United States, 01721

February 4, 2015

Westborough: Community Tu Bishvat Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

A community Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Photo/submitted

A community Seder at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, will hold a community Bishvat Seder Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m.


Tu Bishvat literally means the 15th day of the month of Shvat. It is the new year for trees. Originally, the date was used to mark the ages of trees so that farmers would know when the tree was 4 years old, the age at which the farmers would bring their first fruit offerings to the Temple. After that, the fruit of the tree could be eaten. During the 16th century, the Kabbalists in the city of Safed, Israel, created a new ritual to observe Tu Bishvat, the Tu Bishvat Seder. In more modern times, the holiday has become associated with the planting of trees. It is traditional for children in Israel to plant trees on Tu Bishvat and for American religious school students to purchase trees for planting in Israel.


To attend, RSVP to EJ Dotts at



Start: February 4, 2015
End: February 4, 2015
Venue: Beth Tikvah Synagogue
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45 Oak St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: RSVP requested

February 5, 2015

Westborough: MassDOT public hearing to discuss Route 9/Lyman Street project

Westborough – A Design Public Hearing will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., by MassDOT to discuss the Intersection and Signal Improvements at Route 9 and Lyman Street project in Westborough. The hearing will take place at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd.


The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection and Signal Improvements at Route 9 and Lyman Street project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


The proposed project is to improve traffic operations, air quality and safety while reducing traffic delays and congestion. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a usable shoulder have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides.


A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of the public hearing notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.


Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 604864. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to


The location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email ( Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.


In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at



Start: February 5, 2015
End: February 5, 2015
Venue: Westborough Senior Center
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4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Bolton: Mom to Mom program begins at Trinity Church

Bolton – The Mom to Mom program will be offered in Bolton on Thursdays, starting Feb. 5. Mom to Mom is a program designed to encourage and support all mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers with biblically-based teaching on parenting, women’s health, and relationships.


The program will continue through April 9, from 9:15-11 a.m., upstairs in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Church in Bolton, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (just off of Route 117). The program starts with refreshments and coffee, followed by a guest lecturer and small group discussion.


Nursery care is available for infants through kindergarteners, but moms can also keep their child with them in the meeting. There is no charge for this program. Visit to find out more.



Start: February 5, 2015
End: February 5, 2015
Venue: Trinity Church
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14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton, MA, United States, 01740
Cost: There is no charge for the program

Northborough: Lego afternoon at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a Lego afternoon Thursday, Feb. 5, from 3-4:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join the library for some fun construction time.  Duplos will also be available for younger children.


No registration is necessary. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.



Start: February 5, 2015 3:00 pm
End: February 5, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

February 6, 2015

Westborough: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Child’ author at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – Barbara J. Hansen, the author of “Listen to the Cry of the Child,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 & 7, from 1-4 p.m. each day.


“Victims of abuse often conceal their pain as they carry their scars. Chained as prisoners of their past, many hide in secrecy, afraid of the consequences of revealing the horrors of childhood experiences. On the surface they may seem carefree and happy, yet inside, a festering wound exists. The only road to freedom from this prison requires confronting the past and revealing its pain in the light of God’s love.” – Barbara J. Hansen, member of RAINN (Rape And Incest National Network).


Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.



Start: February 6, 2015
End: February 7, 2015
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Shrewsbury: UMass cardiologist to speak at Shrewsbury Woman’s Club

Shrewsbury – In recognition of February as Women’s Heart Health Month, Cynthia Ennis, DO, will speak on “Women and Heart Health” Friday, Feb. 6 at the First Congregational Church, Gifford Hall. Hospitality begins at 12 p.m., with the program starting at 1 p.m.


Ennis, a Shrewsbury native, is director of the UMass Medical Center Women’s Heart Health Program, a multidisciplinary clinic that provides unique cardiology care for women. She is a cardiologist, electrophysiologist and assistant professor of medicine at UMass Medical School. She also currently serves as president of the American Heart Association in Central Massachusetts. If time allows, Ennis will provide a brief CPR refresher.


The program, sponsored by the Shrewsbury Woman’s Club, is free and is open to members and their guests. Gifford Hall, at 19 Church Rd,, is handicapped accessible.



Start: February 6, 2015
End: February 6, 2015
Venue: First Congregational Church
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19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Free and open to all Shrewsbury Woman's Club members and their guests

Northborough: Yoga for the Young at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children ages 3-5 are invited to Yoga for the Young Friday, Feb. 6, from 10-10:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join yoga instructor Linda Davis for some relaxation and stretching time. Registration begins Feb. 2. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.



Start: February 6, 2015 10:00 am
End: February 6, 2015 10:30 am
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532