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October 23, 2014

Shrewsbury: Stargazing at the Shrewsbury Library

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.



Start: October 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union
Phone: 508 842 0081
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489 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Hudson – Rep. Kate Hogan to hold office hours

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 Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at



Start: October 23, 2014 5:30 pm
End: October 23, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Ariba Coffee
Phone: 617 722 2692
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246 Main St., Hudosn, MA, United States, 01749

Ashland: SolarFlair Energy holds job fair in Ashland

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, or visit



Start: October 23, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: SolarFlair Energy
Phone: 508 293 4293
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190 Pleasant St., Ashland, MA, United States, 01721

Bolton: American Red Cross blood drive at Trinity Church

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 to make an appointment.



Start: October 23, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Church
Phone: 800 733 2767
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14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton, MA, United States, 01740

Shrewsbury: Senior Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

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 to schedule an appointment to donate.



Start: October 23, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Senior Center
Phone: 800 733 2767
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98 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Southborough: NY Times bestselling author Christopher Golden at Southborough Library

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.



Start: October 23, 2014
End: October 23, 2014
Venue: Southborough Library
Phone: 508 485 5031
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25 Main St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772

Shrewsbury: Annual Penny Sale held by Daughters of Isabella

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.



Start: October 23, 2014
End: October 23, 2014
Venue: Knights of Columbus Hall
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206 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

October 22, 2014

Shrewsbury: WIN meeting to host Sarah Kipp on ‘Communicate to Connect’

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.



Start: October 22, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Fire Station
Phone: 508 841 8531
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11 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Registration is required.

Marlborough: Spaghetti supper at First Church in Marlborough

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.



Start: October 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: First Church in Marlborough, Congregational
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37 High St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more.

Northborough: Drop-in Legos at Northborough Library

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.



Start: October 22, 2014 3:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532