February 7, 2015
Shrewsbury – Boy Scout Troop 114 will hold a redeemable bottle and can drive Saturday, Feb. 7. The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave. Proceeds raised at the upcoming drive will help send members to a scouting back-country high adventure trip in Northern Maine this year.
Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School will host its annual Electronic Recycling Day Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Zeh is partnering with Metech Recycling. Over 95 percent of all materials will be securely recycled for re-manufacture.
Prices for recycling items vary based on item: $1 for cell phones, keyboards; $5 for laptops, DVD players and game systems; and $10 for printers, monitors and microwaves. TV recycling prices are based on size. Checks can be made payable to Zeh PTO. Proceeds will benefit classroom grants and the Environmental Club at the school.
February 8, 2015
Westborough – The community is invited to discover “Westborough’s Forgotten Documents” Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St. The snow date is Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. The event, sponsored by The Friends of Westborough, Inc., is free and open to the public.
Program presenter Anthony Vaver is a consulting archivist for the Westborough Public Library. He has written two books on early American crime and is the former Special Collections and Humanities Librarian at Brandeis University. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University, and lives in Westborough with his wife and children. He will be showing and discussing some of the unique and important historical items that were discovered in the town hall vault.
Before the Westborough Town Hall was closed for renovations, a number of items from our town’s history were found in the vault – some dating back to Revolutionary War times, and some that pre-date the founding of Westborough in 1717. Many of the items in the collection will be digitized in the coming months by the Digitization Lab at the Boston Public Library, and this is the first public showing of the documents.
For more information, contact Judy at 508-870-1895.
Shrewsbury – Arts on the Green at First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., will present a Four-Hand Piano Concert Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. Pianists Malcolm Halliday and Olga Rogach will join forces to play a delightful program of piano duets, including works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Schubert, and a rarely performed sonata by Hermann Goetz (1840-1876) which considered one of the finest works for piano duet of the nineteenth century.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
Westborough – Come share the joy of Jewish music with Shir Joy Chorus in concert Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St. Admission for adults is $10, and $5 for seniors and children.
Westborough – Joseph W. Bebo, the author of “Family Legends…The Charbonneau Letter,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1-3 p.m. Not only is The Charbonneau Letter a rousing adventure tale, but a story of how a family spans the gulf of time with their memories and their dreams, to build a country and a legacy – a family’s history brought to life.
The Charbonneau Letter is a historical fiction of Bebo’s ancestor, Toussaint Charbonneau, who was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and his wife, Sacagawea. Based on actual events that took place during the famous expedition of 1804 – 1806, the book explores the relationship between Charbonneau and his young wife, recounting their journey together across the great unknown, and it follows the lives of their descendants, fictional and real, through modern times.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
February 9, 2015
Northborough – Children ages 8-11 are invited to learn how to arm knit a scarf Monday, Feb. 9, from 4-6 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Participating children must bring their own “bulky weight” yarn. Registration begins Jan. 26. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
February 10, 2015
Clinton – Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb. 10 as the New England Amputee Association holds its annual Valentine’s Day potluck celebration at 6 p.m. at Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. Enjoy good food and the company of good friends! For more information on this or other upcoming events with the New England Amputee Association, visit www.newenglandamputeeassociation.com.
Westborough – “Health from the Heart” will be presented by Karen McKenzie, B.S., S.F.S., Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, 5 Lyman St. McKenzie, the personalized exercise program director at the Willows at Westborough and host of Westborough TV’s “Seniors on the Move,” will discuss how proper nutrition, stress management, and movement can help strengthen and protect your heart – at any age.
Tours and light refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6 p.m., with the program following from 6-7 p.m. Reservations are required by calling Karen Corcoran at 508-898-3490 ext. 5050.
February 11, 2015
Northborough – Children in grades 2-4 are invited to participate in the Science Session – Slime! Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. This session is all about slime: snow slime, spaghetti slime, magnetic slime, so come create and investigate slime.
Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.