March 1, 2015
Westborough’s Boy Scout Troop 100 will hold its 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. This is Troop 100’s only fundraiser for the entire year. Everyone is welcome.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 per person ($4 for senior citizens and per person for families of four or more). Also, breakfast items for the Westborough Food Pantry will be collected during the breakfast.
Region – March will be here before you know it, but it’s never too early to sign up for Sunshine Club trips, including a March 1 show, “I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” at the Stageloft Theatre in Sturbridge. Lunch will be held at the Publick House before the show. The price is $69, with a choice of baked scrod or Yankee pot roast for lunch. March 18 features a trip to Providence to tour the John Brown House and then have a grilled pizza demonstration at Geppeto’s on Federal Hill. There will be time for a little exploring to some of the other places there after lunch. Space is limited to 40 people and the cost is $63.
The Sunshine Club trips are run by the Douglas Senior Center, but the bus also picks up at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., and the trips are open to everyone. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.
Westborough –An organ rededication concert will be held Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 64 West Main St. Music Director Leonardo Ciampa will play a varied program on the recently renovated historic 1895 George F. Ryder Pipe Organ, Opus 180. Featured singer will be soprano Maria Ferrante.
The public is invited and free-will offerings will be accepted for the Organ Maintenance Fund. For information, call the church office at 508-366-2635. Handicap accessible.
Region - The 11th annual American Cancer Society’s Pedal to End Cancer, a three-hour spinning event in which participants solicit sponsors and test their endurance to raise funds for cancer research and patient services, will be held Sunday, March 1 at health clubs across New England.
Since Pedal to End Cancer began as Spin for Hope in New England in 2005, close to $3 million has been raised for the fight against cancer. What started with six clubs raising $100,000 has grown to more than 60 clubs raising nearly $325,000 in 2014. Funds raised from Pedal to End Cancer contribute to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work in the areas of research, patient services, education and advocacy.
For more information on Pedal to End Cancer and to find a participating club, visit www.pedaltoendcancer.org, or contact Melissa Kosman at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 28, 2015
Westborough – Join the Siloam Lodge Association Saturday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-8 p.m., for a Pasta Supper Extravaganza at 12 Church St., Westborough. The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, coffee, and more!
Tickets – $7 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under – will be available at the door. Proceeds will be used for the lodge’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Shrewsbury – Paint poppies like Georgia O’Keeffe with Greg Maichack will be hosted by the Shrewsbury Public Library Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Sheer beginners and advanced students will focus on O’Keeffe’s famous poppy paintings and Maichack’s pastel versions, and work in tandem with the artist utilizing techniques O’Keeffe used in her paintings.
Maichack, nominated twice for a Massachusetts Gold Star Program Award, will demonstrate the essentials of painting with pastels. Scumbling, feathering, blending, slurring, edges, and layering will be taught in this direct tactile medium of pure and nuanced color. All take home their original pastel painting.
Limited spots are available, so register by going to the Calendar link on the library website or by calling 508-842-0081. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust will host a maple syrup discovery event Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1:30-3 p.m. Ever wonder if you could make maple syrup in Westborough? Making syrup from the sugar maple tree in your own yard, evaluate a sugar maple tree, buy the necessary equipment for a few dollars at your local hardware store, tap the tree, collect sap, and boil it to make syrup.
Reconnect with a sweet early spring New England tradition – samples will be given! Limited to 20 participants; pre-register to receive directions by emailing email@example.com.
Westborough – Janet Singer, the author of “Overcoming OCD, a Journey to Recovery,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a mother’s account of the courage and perseverance of a young man who at times was hindered by the very people who were supposed to help him.
Janet Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, with the goal of spreading the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. At the age of 18, her son Dan suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not even eat. Today, thanks to exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, he is a young man living his life to the fullest.
Singer writes regularly for Psych Central as well as Mentalhelp.net, and has been published on many other web sites including Beyond OCD, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and Mad in America. She has also been an invited speaker at OCD conferences. She started her own blog, ocdtalk (www.ocdtalk.wordpress.com) in 2010 and it currently reaches readers in 162 countries.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Northborough – Families are welcome to a winter teddy bear picnic Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10:30-11 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Ms. Tracey and the Children’s Room teddy bears are hosting the indoor picnic for families with young children. Bring a blanket and a stuffed animal to have a snack, listen to some stories, and sing a few songs.
Registration begins Feb. 2. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Southborough – Lucky Bob will amaze and amuse you with his magic & juggling show Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Come and be a part of non-stop action, awesome magic, and cool juggling stunts! All are welcome, and registration is not required. To find out more, call the library at 508-485-5031.