November 1, 2014
Region – Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester, will host the Bancroft Young Writers Conference Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1–2. The event is open to all aspiring writers and poets in grades 8 through 12. This weekend of learning is a wonderful opportunity for young wordsmiths to develop their craft as they interact with and learn from professionals, including performance poets, novelists, a playwright, a creative writing professor from a local college and a journalist.
Registration is $85, which includes a light breakfast, full lunch, and snacks both days. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 17. For more information, visit www.bancroftschool.org/writers or email Director Martha Fortier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson – The Hudson Board of Health has announced a flu clinic for Hudson residents only will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. Register online at www.mylocalclinic.com. Registration closes Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Please bring your Health Insurance information to the clinic if applicable.
For more information, contact 978-562-2020.
Shrewsbury – All towns are welcome to participate in an electronic recycle day at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 34 Gold St., Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Accepted electronics include monitors, computers, computer games, stereo equipment, copy and fax machines, printers and TVs. Appliances, such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snow blowers (with the gas removed), exercise equipment and grills will also be accepted. Costs will range between $5 and $30. Cell phones, car and truck batteries, and scrap metal may be dropped off free of charge.
Unwanted bicycles, in any condition, will also be collected at no cost to be reused. Those who need to have a bicycle picked up may call 508-277-6728 or email J.email@example.com.
Shrewsbury – Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, textiles and electronics will be accepted for disposal for nominal fees at Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. The general public is welcome.
Recycle all your old clothing, bedding, curtains, bound rugs, stuffed animals, purses, belts, shoes (please tie laces together), etc. Everything textile will be taken, and electronics recycling will be available, too, with details to follow in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact PTO members Sue Nerkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lauren Schmautz at email@example.com.
Hudson – A clean-up day at the Hudson Community Garden on Port Street will be held Sunday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to join gardeners – dress for outdoor work and bring work gloves. All gardeners must clear their beds of non-producing vegetation by Nov. 1.
Members planning to winter garden should email HudsonMaCommunityGarden@gmail.com and install hoop houses by Nov. 1. Gardeners in good standing will be eligible to apply for 2015 beds in the near future.
The Hudson Community Garden was established in 2012 as a public agricultural space run by volunteers and located on town land on Port Street. For more information, visit http://hudsoncommunitygarden.org/ or email HudsonMaCommunityGarden@gmail.com.
Northborough – The 37th Annual Harvest Craft Fair, sponsored by the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, Lincoln Street. This juried show will feature over 60 professional crafters with a variety of crafts, a crafters’ raffle, and a lunch cafe. The fair’s proceeds are donated to many projects and programs in Northborough and surrounding communities.
Admission is $4 for adults, $2.50 for senior citizens, and free for children under 12. For More information ,visit NJWC’s web site at www.northborojuniors.org.
Westborough – Gayle Suzanne, the author of “It’s in the Little Things,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1-3 p.m. It’s in the Little Things is a book about loving God, loving yourself and loving others. Through personal experiences, stories are shared that can transform your life. Some stories are lighthearted and others are more emotional and deep. Most have messages of how to appreciate seemingly insignificant events in life and how to take small steps to improve your circumstances. These little things can have a profound impact on your life.
All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
November 2, 2014
Worcester – Business Gives Back Expo will be held at Union Station in Worcester Sunday, Nov. 2, from 12-5 p.m. Local businesses will display and sell their wares, network with others in the community, and enjoy a fun family friendly expo with free photos, treats, and many take-aways.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two nonprofits. To find out more, visit www.BizGivesBack.com. Union Station is located at 2 Washington Square.
Westborough – Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1:30-3 p.m., a trolley line hike will be held by Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT). This not your usual hike by WCLT: follow the old trolley route through woods, along roadsides, across developed and undeveloped land. The route will explore part of the planned bicycle trail.
The 2.5-mile hike will begin at Westborough Office Park on West Park Drive and ends at Julio’s Plaza. Drive to the end of West Park Drive; WCLT will shuttle most of the cars to the shopping plaza. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://westboroughlandtrust.org/.
Westborough – When is Westborough celebrating its 300th anniversary? Who were some of the founding families in the town? Come to the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., and learn about the town’s history.
The Westborough Historical Society is located at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. The event is free and open to the public.