October 23, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Aldrich Astronomical Society and the Friends of the Shrewsbury Library will sponsor a Stargazing program Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. The Shrewsbury Public Library is part of the first group of eight Massachusetts libraries to partner with the Aldrich Astronomical Society in their Library Telescope Program. There will be an hour-long introductory program indoors at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike, before going outside to the temporary library site at 214 Lake St. to observe the stars through telescopes and binoculars.
All are welcome to attend this fun and entertaining program, which is part of the Outside the Box grant that the library received a few months ago.
Hudson – State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Hudson Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Ariba Coffee, 246 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.
Rep. Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Hudson, Bolton, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Rules, and on both the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus and Chair of the Library Caucus.
No appointment is necessary and meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For any questions or additional information, contact Rep. Hogan at 617-722-2692 or at Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kate.hogan.948.
Ashland – SolarFlair Energy, Inc. will hold a job fair for licensed electricians and installers Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 pm, at its new facility on 190 Pleasant St., Ashland. Candidates will meet the team, tour the facility, and be treated to a steak tips dinner and a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
To sign up for the job fair, call 508-293-4293. Walk-ins are welcome. For more on SolarFlair Energy, Inc., call 508-293-4293, email email@example.com, or visit www.SolarFlair.com.
Bolton – The American Red Cross will be at Trinity Church in Bolton Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-7 p.m., for a blood drive. Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.
The blood drive will take on the second floor in Trinity Church’s Fellowship Hall, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (Route 117 to Wattaquadock Hill Road, with the church on the left). Walk-ins are welcome, or call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is hoping to collect 30 pints of blood at this blood drive.
The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
Southborough – New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden will be joining the Southborough Library Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., for an evening of horror and literary delight as he discusses his extensive array of novels, including Snowblind.
Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St. Call 508-485-5031 for more information.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual Penny Sale Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 S. Quinsigamond Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., with drawings at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go to charity.
October 22, 2014
Shrewsbury – The WIN (Work Initiative Network) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8 p.m., will host Sarah Kipp as she presents “Communicate to Connect.” The meeting takes place at the Shrewsbury Fire Station, 11 Church Rd.
Kipp has over 20 years of experience as a writing coach, educator, and speaker. She holds a Master of Science in Education and coaching certificates from the International Coach Federation and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). In 2007, she founded Express Yourself Write, a coaching and advising firm for leaders. Her company teaches communication methodologies designed to accomplish transformative work in schools, universities, and businesses.
Through this interactive workshop, Kipp will focus on the three elements that have the greatest impact on our ability to communicate our message: clarity, confidence, and connection. Join WIN for a lively presentation filled with stories, strategies, and solutions that deepen the ways we use communication as a vehicle for connection.
To register, go to the Calendar link on the Shrewsbury Public Library website or contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8531.
Marlborough – A spaghetti supper, put on by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m., in the Parish Hall of the church, located at High and Bolton (Route 85) streets, above Union Common. The menu is spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dessert, and beverage. For those who prefer or require “meatless” sauce, it will be available by request.
The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. Join your neighbors and friends for good food and fellowship. The public is invited to attend.
Northborough – Children of all ages are invited to stop by Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3-5 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for drop-in Legos. The library has lots of Legos to use, including Duplos for younger children.
No registration is necessary. To find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.