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September 13, 2015

Hudson: Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson water communion, music service

Hudson – On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to join a joyful, fun-filled welcoming celebration to kick off the new church year at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. The family worship service will celebrate coming together after the summer months. Honor the waters that touch our lives: rivers, oceans, lakes, and tears of joy and sorrow during the water communion. Bring water from a source that you visited this summer or find sacred. The service will also feature the Pan Loco Steel Band, an authentic, mixed ethnic ensemble consisting of two steel drummers, a bass player, and a percussionist.


For more information, visit or call the church office at 978-562-9180. The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson is located at 80 Main St., Hudson.



Start: September 13, 2015
End: September 13, 2015
Venue: Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
Phone: 978 562 9180
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80 Main St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Westborough: Discovery Day to celebrate Bowman Conservation Area reopening

Bowman Conservation Area. Photo/submitted

Bowman Conservation Area. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The trails in Bowman Conservation Area have long been favorites of nature lovers, exercise fanatics, dog walkers, Scouts and fishermen. On Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-5 p.m., there will be a celebration of the reopening of Bowman trails after extensive trail and forestry work has been completed. This family friendly Discovery Day at Bowman Conservation Area is sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust.


The highlight of the day will be three hikes on recently renovated Charm Bracelet trails, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The longest hike will circumnavigate Sandra Pond, passing through oak and pine forests and skirting the shore of the pond. A shorter hike will explore a newly opened trail with breathtaking views of the pond. An even shorter hike on flat terrain suitable for young children and rugged strollers will follow a high ridgeline overlooking the pond.


A free make-your-own burrito picnic or bring your own picnic will be featured at 3 p.m.  Other highlights include games for kids of all ages on the lawn at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Internationally renowned drummer Otha Day will lead a participatory drumming circle at 2:30 p.m.   All activities begin at the pavilion near the Bowman Street parking lot. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs.


Due to the limited amount of parking in the Bowman Conservation Area lot, participants are asked to park on Upton Road and to take shuttles to the Bowman lot.


The event is open to Westborough residents and WCLT members. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 20.




Start: September 13, 2015 1:00 pm
End: September 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Bowman Conservation Area
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Bowman Street, Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Open to Westborough residents and WCLT members

Worcester: Art exhibit, opening reception at the Briarwood Community



Worcester – The Gallery at Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, will hold its fifth public art exhibit in a series of six for 2015. “Present Perfect Continuous: The Art of Irina Parfenova” will run Sunday, Sept. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 5, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The opening reception, with an opportunity to meet the artist, will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Groups and those wishing to visit on weekends may make arrangements by contacting Anita Thomas at 508-852-9007 or by e-mailing



Start: September 13, 2015 2:00 pm
End: September 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Gallery at Briarwood / Briarwood Continuing Care Community
Phone: 508 852 9007
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65 Briarwood Cir,, Worcester, MA, United States, 01606

September 14, 2015

Shrewsbury: ‘Kindergarten Lunch Bunch’ meets at Shrewsbury Library

Shrewsbury – “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 (“events and passes” link) or call the library at 508-842-0081, ext. 4.



Start: September 14, 2015
End: September 14, 2015
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Phone: 508 842 0081 x4
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214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

September 15, 2015

Clinton: Museum of Russian Icons hosts online travel presentation

Clinton – The Museum of Russian Icons will be hosting a special online travel presentation on Poland Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. A trip to Poland is planned for May 12-23, 2016 (12 days).


Embark on an in-depth journey through Poland. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw. Reborn after World War II, it is again one of Europe’s great cultural centers. Walk the meandering lanes of historical Krakow, where you will visit Wawel castle; once home to the kings of Imperial Poland. The somber history and tragic reality of Auschwitz is unveiled during a moving visit. Behold the Black Madonna on a tour of Jasna Gora Monastery.


Come to know the culture at a folklore dinner and show in Krakow. Make tasty gingerbread in Torun. Stand on the dock where union workers formed the Solidarity Anti-Communist movement in 1989 and spend time at the newly opened Solidarity Center in Gdansk. Explore the ancient city squares and UNESCO World Heritage sights of Torun, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Gdansk, and Krakow.


For more information, visit the Museum of Russians Icons at or call 978-598-5000. The museum is located at 203 Union St., Clinton.



Start: September 15, 2015
End: September 15, 2015
Venue: Museum of Russian Icons
Phone: 978 598 5000
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203 Union St., Clinton, MA, United States, 01510

Northborough: Color Me a Story at Northborough Library

Northborough – Join the Children’s Department at the Northborough Free Library Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29, at 10 a.m. (session 1) and 11:30 a.m. (session 2). Children of all ages are welcome to listen to a story and color a story-related picture. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.



Start: September 15, 2015
End: September 15, 2015
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Southborough: Girl Scouts hold registration night

Southborough – All girls interested in becoming Girl Scouts are invited to come to the Southborough Girl Scout registration night Tuesday, Sept. 15, between 7-8:30 p.m., at the Mary Finn Elementary School, 60 Richards Rd. For information, call 508-481-3022 or email



Start: September 15, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 15, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Mary Finn Elementary School
Phone: 508 481 3022
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60 Richards Rd., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772

September 16, 2015

Shrewsbury: Drop­-in gaming program series for teens and adults

Shrewsbury – In conjunction with the tabletop games collection, the Shrewsbury Public Library is offering an ongoing drop-­in gaming program series called “This Is How We Roll” for teens and adults. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and upcoming dates include Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 21.


The library’s tabletop game collection offers patrons the chance to check out 18 different games, including strategy games like “Settlers of Catan,” cooperative games like “Forbidden Desert,” and party games like “Quelf.” Library patrons in good standing may check out up to two games at a time, for a period of one week.


For more information, call the library at 508-841-8533.



Start: September 16, 2015
End: September 16, 2015
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
Phone: 508 841 8531
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214 Lake St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

September 17, 2015

Region: Sunshine Club announces fall trips

Region – It’s not too early to plan for the fall! The Sunshine Club of the Douglas Senior Center will be taking a 3-day trip to Long Island from Sept. 17 – 19. The trip is dubbed “The Great Gatsby’s Gold Coast” tour.


That area of Long Island was given its name for the lavish country estates built there during the early 1900s and immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, based upon his experiences while residing there. The trip will include admission to five Gold Coast mansions, two dinners and two breakfasts. The price is $445 per person.


And Oct. 12-15, there will be a 4-day trip to Lake George and Lake Placid. There will be three Adirondack buffet breakfasts and three dinners, including a dinner show. The trip also includes guided tours of Saratoga Springs, Lake Placid, and Lake George, plus a cruise aboard Lac Du St. Sacrement on Lake George. The price is $489 per person with a $10 discount if paid in full by June 21.


All Sunshine Club trips depart from the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., and also from the Job Lot in Whitinsville. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.



Start: September 17, 2015
End: September 17, 2015
Phone: 508 372 9266
Long Island, NY, United States
Cost: $445 per person for "The Great Gatsby's Gold Coast" tour

Westborough: Memory loss presentation at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences

Westborough – Gary Davis, LSW, CADDCT, CDCM, CDP, director of SALMON Health and Retirement’s Tapestry Program, will present “When you’re confused, can that be excused? Older adults face fears about memory loss,” Thursday, Sept. 17 at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, 5 Lyman St., Westborough. Tours and light refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6 p.m., with the presentation from 6-7 p.m.


Reservations are required. To register or for more information, call Karen Corcoran at 508-898-3490 ext. 5050.



Start: September 17, 2015
End: September 17, 2015
Venue: Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences
Phone: 508 898 3490 x5050
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5 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Reservations are required