December 6, 2014
Southborough – A Christmas tree decorating party will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Children’s Room at Southborough Library. Make ornaments, decorate the library’s Christmas tree, and enjoy refreshments!
For more information, call 508-485-5031. Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St.
Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will kick off the holidays with the 36th annual Pear Tree Boutique Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., Marlborough.
The event features original, hand-crafted creations, a wide array of fresh-baked holiday treats, and a luncheon menu that includes homemade soup, sandwiches, apple crisp and more. Club members have been working to create a huge assortment of beautiful fresh green arrangements, wreaths, kissing balls, mantel pieces, gift baskets, hand-made ornaments, and more.
The Pear Tree Boutique is a fundraising tradition that supports the club’s many philanthropic activities, including its scholarship program and city beautification efforts.
Southborough – On Saturday, Dec. 6, Santa Claus will fly into Southborough for Kindergroup’s 37th Annual Santa Day. The jolly old Santa will land his helicopter on the front field at St. Mark’s School in Southborough (on the corner of Route 85 and Main Street) at noon. Accompanied by his elves, Santa will head to the Southborough Community House from 12-3 p.m. where children can have their picture taken with Santa, sit on his lap and share their Christmas wish lists.
The entrance fee to see Santa at the Community House event is $5 per child or $10 per family, photo included. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry to help those in need this season. While awaiting their turns, children will have the opportunity to participate in crafts, listen to live holiday music courtesy of Mr. Dave of Garden Music Together, enjoy refreshments, enter to win some amazing raffle prices, and visit with Olaf the Snowman!
The annual event is organized by Southborough Kindergroup and sponsored by local businesses. Southborough Kindergroup is a cooperative play group for preschool children and their parents. For more information regarding membership, visit www.kindergroup.com.
Northborough – Families are welcome to visit the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for a drop-in craft Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12-4:30 p.m., during the town’s Holiday Trolley event. Enjoy a fun family craft and a sweet holiday treat!
No registration is required. For more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Westborough – W. Thomas Burns, author of “A Holiday Tale, the Magical Christmas Tree Room,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. The Christmas novel is a memorable tale filled with scores of vintage holiday images, and is sure to captivate the imaginations of the young and the not-so-young holiday reader.
A Holiday Tale is a heartwarming holiday classic that chronicles the rise of an immigrant family from the depths of poverty to the pinnacle of success in America. The now prominent family has, for generations, hosted an annual Christmas Eve celebration at their Vermont country home, a charming Victorian estate that is nestled among the snow covered mountains of a winter wonderland.
All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Hudson – All are invited to the Holiday Swap and Shop to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2-4 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St. Everything is free. Give, take, or give and take for no cost. Bring something you don’t need or take something you do.
Donations of nearly new clothing, sports equipment, baby items and small household treasures will be accepted at drop-off baskets at the Marlborough and Hudson food pantries. For more information, please call the church office at 978-562-9180 or visit www.ucmh.org.
Hudson – The Hudson Business Association in conjunction with other Hudson-area businesses and organizations will host the 12th annual Hudson Holiday Stroll Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3-8 p.m., at a host of locations throughout downtown Hudson. There are many activities planned including Santa at the Hudson Senior Center, a tree lighting in the Rotary of Downtown Hudson, Marshmallow roasting from the Hudson Rotary Club and holiday performances by The River’s Edge Players at Hudson Town Hall.
Other area businesses will host fun holiday activities including crafts, cookie and cupcake decorating, signing cards for troops overseas, art exhibits and much more. Many activities will be held in and around Hudson Town Hall.
At 6 p.m., the Rotary Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place, led by Santa, Hudson High School and Hudson Youth choruses and lights sponsored by Dave’s Landscape Management Company.
Lead Sponsors for the Holiday Stroll include Avidia Bank, Hudson Appliance, Murphy Insurance Agency, Randal Properties and Robinson’s Hardware. Other sponsors include Yates Law Offices, PC, and Better Accounting Services.
A complete and up-to-date list of activities can be found at www.HudsonStroll.com.
Marlborough – The Church Dinner and Holiday Vendor Fair at the First United Methodist Church in Marlborough, 52 Church St., will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3-6 p.m.
Wreath-making will be from 3-4 p.m.; the cost is $12 for a 12-inch decorated wreath. The dinner starts at 4 p.m. for both dining in and taking out. The menu will be chili, corn bread, salads and desserts for $8 per person or $20 for a family of four. Vendors and crafters will feature items such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Thirty-one Gifts and Party Lite Candles, as well as holiday crafts, cards and prints, handmade gifts and ornaments.
Proceeds will benefit the First United Methodist Church of Marlborough.
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is offering babysitting Saturdays, Dec. 6 & 20, from 5-9:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for one child; $3 for each additional child. Children must be age 3 and older, and toilet trained.
Reservations should be made by calling 508-870-1895 or emailing GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.com.
Worcester – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance will present a “Graphic Art” exhibit at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, with the opening reception to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5-7. The event includes wine, beer and appetizers. Gallery hours are Saturdays, Dec. 13 & 20, from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Sprinkler Factory is located at 38 Harlow St. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.