June 11, 2015
Marlborough – Ghost Light Players of Metrowest will present a modern take on its 2015 Shakespeare production, “Romeo and Juliet” Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6, and Friday, June 12, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, June 7 and 14, at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at First Church in Marlborough, 37 High St.
According to Director Kat Alix-Gaudreau, the troupe will use the well-known play to explore the complex emotions and perspectives surrounding same-sex relationships.
“Same-sex marriage is part of today’s national conversation,” Alix-Gaudreau said. “Ghost Light Players is proud to contribute to that conversation through Shakespeare’s enduring love story. Whatever your perspective, this production will be a thought-provoking exploration of this much debated and very emotional social issue.”
The performance is free to the public with a donation of a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard. Last year’s Shakespeare production resulted in a donation of over 700 pounds of food, and Ghost Light Players is hoping to increase that to 900 pounds this year.
For more information on the theater company or the show, email email@example.com or visit www.ghostlightplayers.com.
Shrewsbury – Embroiderers, learn new stitching skills and techniques or just enjoy some time to stitch with new friends as the Celestial Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St. The program will be Basics of Blackwork.
Visitors and stitchers at all levels are welcome. For more information, call Donna at 508-560-9425 or visit www.newenglandregionega.org.
Southborough – The Southborough Library, 25 Main St., will host Janet Singer, author of “Overcoming OCD, a Journey to Recovery,” Thursday, June 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. In her book, Singer recounts how her family floundered and then fought their way through a disorienting maze of treatments and programs, trying to find the right help for her son, Dan, who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder so severe he could not even eat.
For more information, call the library at 508-485-5031 or visit the events section at www.southboroughlib.org.
June 12, 2015
Shrewsbury – Join the Gypsy Moon Dance Company as it presents Mystical Nights, a captivating evening of intriguing fusion dance, Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), at Maironis Park, 52 S Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury.
Cost is $7 at door or $5 in advance. For more information or advance tickets, contact Gypsy Phillips at 508-393-9371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopkinton – Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) will present “1776,” the Tony Award winning Broadway musical that follows our nation’s forefathers as they struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Paul Champlin from the book by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, performances are Friday and Saturday, June 12 &13, at 7:30, and Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m., at Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe St.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online by visiting www.hopartscenter.org/performances or calling ESL at 508-435-9222. 1776 is produced as part of the 300th Anniversary Celebration of Hopkinton. The ensemble cast includes Rob Mattson of Upton as John Adams and Phil Doherty of Milford as Benjamin Franklin.
Grafton – The Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, will be holding a “Technology Petting Zoo” Friday, June 12, from 2-5 p.m. If you received a new digital toy recently – or need help mastering your current eReader, phone, camera, tablet, or device – bring it to the library for a free trouble-shooting session.
Those who are unable to stop by during that time can schedule a one-on-one session with a staff member to learn how to manage your library card account, learn about a database, get homework help, or learn how to download free books. You can try a memory card reader, a quick charger, the telescope, or the Wii Mini.
The Technology Petting Zoo is held the second Friday of each month. For more information or to register, contact Beth Gallaway at 508-839-4649 or email@example.com.
Region – The Russian School of Mathematics will hold an open house Friday, June 12, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., at its locations at RSM Shrewsbury, 510A Boston Tpke., and RSM Metrowest, 5 Auburn St., Framingham. Free.
For more information, call RSM Shrewsbury at 508-925-5526 or visit www.russianschool.com/location/shrewsbury or RSM Metrowest at 508-283-1355 or www.russianschool.com/location/framingham/.
June 13, 2015
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 will hold a textile recycling event Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations of clothes, stuffed animals, material, sheets, comforters, scatter rugs, shoes, backpacks and other textile donations may be dropped off at the main entrance of Westborough High School, West Main Street. At noon, the truck from Bags2School will pick up the donations. For information, call 508-870-1895 or email GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.com.
Marlborough – Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13, from 1-5 p.m., as Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc. holds its 9th annual Community Fun Fest at the Moose Lodge, 67 Fitchburg St. Enjoy a barbecue cookout, entertainment by DJ Geraghty, Flippo the Juggling Clown, a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting, Zumba, karate exhibition, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle, kid’s games, arts and crafts, and more.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children age 5 and up, and free for children under 5. Call Joanne Paris at 508-485-4227 ext. 1000 to order your tickets, or visit www.gmpinc.org for more information.
Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will hold “A Path to Citizenship” talk Saturday, June 13, from 2-3 p.m. Learn about the U.S. naturalization process from Lynne Weintraub, ESL coordinator for the Jones Public Library in Amherst, who will present the steps needed to become a U.S. citizen. Topics discussed will include the benefits of being a U.S. citizen, eligibility requirements and the application process. Learn how free resources available from the library and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can support the journey to citizenship.
For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025.