September 14, 2014
Westborough – New York Times bestselling author Suzy Becker enters the popular world of illustrated novels with “Kate the Great, Except When She’s Not.” Becker will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1-3 p.m.
This humorous illustrated diary novel, one of the bestselling genres for middle grade readers, features more than 450 illustrations. Kate The Great, Except When She’s Not offers a smart heroine that readers will love and relate to as she tackles all the familiar school settings, including band, art class, lunch room, and the school bus, as well as beloved class assignments on Colonial America and Columbus Day. Watch out, Kate is sure to become a classic character on the middle school scene!
All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
North Grafton – The Annual Harvest Festival at Willard House & Clock Museum takes place Sunday, Sept. 14, from 12-4 p.m. The event is fun for the whole family, including a colonial muster reenactment, live music, demonstrations, children’s activities, refreshments, and much more.
Willard House & Clock Museum is located at 11 Willard St., North Grafton. Visit www.willardhouse.org or call 508-839-3500 to find out more.
Westborough – Join the Westborough Community Land Trust Sunday, Sept. 14, from 8-9:30 a.m., to look for resident and migrating birds on this walk near Lake Chauncy. Participants will keep an eye out for fall warblers, such as palm warblers and yellow rumps, as well as for great blue herons, green herons, kingfishers, and more. Bring binoculars and favorite bird guides if you have them.
Meet at the Lake Chauncy boat ramp (off Chauncy Street, past Swim & Tennis Club). Visit the Westborough Community Land Trust online at http://westboroughlandtrust.org/.
Hudson – First Federated Church in Hudson will begin its Christian education school year Sunday, Sept. 14 with a grand Sunday school kickoff for students and families.
Sunday school classes for children and youth in grades K-12 will be held during the regular Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, all parents, children, and teachers are cordially invited to a cookout on the church lawn.
First Federated Church is located at 200 Central St., 1 mile from I-495 and 1 mile from the center of Hudson. For further information, visit the church website at www.firstfederatedchurch.org or call the church office at 978-562-9207.
Hudson – Sunday, Sept. 14, children and teens have their own worship service, part of a program that will have one kid’s service each month, at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. Other ongoing activities for children include the Japanese Playgroup and for young adults there is Pagan Tween & Teen Esbats.
For more information on upcoming activities, visit www.ucmh.org or call 978-562-9180.
September 13, 2014
Marlborough – Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 p.m., the Marlborough Italian American Club on Neil Street will host a performance by Flashback. Stop in to enjoy good old rock`n roll music of the 1960s and 1970s.
Worcester – For 40 years, the UMass Memorial Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has cared for the tiniest patients… a good reason for a special celebration! The NICU has earned an international reputation for the TLC that helps these tiny miracles. More than 20,000 babies have been cared for in the last four decades, and the team has been a part of incredible advancements in how critically-ill babies are nurtured.
A celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to mark the event. If your child was one of the NICU babies, come celebrate with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The event will be held on the front lawn of the Medical Center’s University Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester. Families can enjoy cake, games, face painting, and fun. Free parking is available.
Sudbury – A bike tour of Sudbury Valley Trustee (SVT) conservation land will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dick Williamson, Sudbury resident and long-time SVT member, will lead this casual 15- to 20-mile bike tour. Beginning at Wolbach Farm, attendees will cycle to numerous SVT properties in Sudbury and Wayland, where they will be led on short walks. Bring a lunch for a noontime stop at Round Hill.
The program is open to riders of all abilities, including families with appropriate child carriers (seat or trailer). Helmets are required.
The bike tour is free for SVT members and $10 for non-members. To register or for more information, visit www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org or call 978-443-5588. Wolbach Farm is located at 18 Wolbach Rd., Sudbury.
Salisbury – The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) will hold a fall plant sale Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the front lawn of MRFRS Headquarters at 63 Elm St. Come check out an awesome array of gorgeous fall color for your home and garden, including tons of spectacular, top-quality mums.
All profits will go directly to benefit the cats and kittens of MRFRS. For more information on the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, visit http://mrfrs.org/.
Boylston – Dog owners are welcome to explore the beauty of Tower Hill Botanic Garden with their canine companions at the Tails ‘n Trails open house Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome, with regular paid admission, to see the property and chat with pet-friendly vendors.
Current members can purchase a Tails ‘n Trails Dog Membership any time for $25 for the first dog and $10 for the second with a maximum of three dogs. Dogs with memberships are welcome year-round on the dog-friendly woodland trails that wind through Tower Hill’s 132 acres, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9-11 a.m., and Tuesdays, from 3-5 p.m.
For more on Tower Hill’s dog policies, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111, extension 136. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr. in Boylston.