August 22, 2015
Northborough – An evening of fun and music to benefit Shine the Light Kenya will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7-10 p.m., at Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Rd., Northborough. The event will feature the Tobin brothers – Chris, Adam and Luke – and special guest Kenyan musician K-Nel. The full menu will be available; music starts at 8 p.m.
Shine the Light Kenya works with parents and teachers to ensure that Kenyan students are equipped with the tools to graduate from primary school and move on to high school and college. For more information, visit www.shinethelightkenya.org.
Shrewsbury – “Explore Your Happiness Quotient” will be presented Saturday, Aug. 22, from 3-4:30 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St. Admission is free and RSVPs are requested. Walk-ins are welcome.
To RSVP or for more information, call Rakesh at 508-614-0212, Arvind at 512-771-1587, or email ArtofLivingBoston@outlook.com.
Marlborough – The Family Fun Festivals in Marlborough, fun for ages 3-12, continue Saturday, Aug. 22, from 1-4 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. For more information, call the River’s Edge Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646 or visit www.upwitharts.org.
Natick – Saturday, Aug. 22, the Walk’n Mass Volkssport Club invites walkers to participate in either a 6km or 10km (3.7 or 6.2 mile) walk in Natick. The start point is the Natick Elks Lodge 1425, 95 Speen St. Registration is from 9-11 a.m., with finish by noon.
Both walk routes pass the 9-mile marker of the Boston Marathon route and explore downtown Natick and residential areas. The 10km route has an additional loop on natural trails through Tony Anniballi Park along Lake Cochituate’s Pegan Cove and then rejoins the 6km route downtown.
The 6k route is mostly on paved roads and sidewalks with a short stretch on the Middlesex Path and is suitable for baby strollers. The 10km is on sidewalks as well as natural paths with rocks and roots and is unsuitable for both strollers and wheelchairs. Leashed pets are welcome on the walk routes, but not in the Elks Lodge; clean-up laws apply.
After walking, stay for the Club Picnic provided by, and for, walk participants. The picnic will begin at noon.
The walk is sponsored by the Walk ’n Mass Volkssport Club and is not a fundraising event. Volkssporting events promote fun, fitness and friendship by providing non-competitive walking and other sporting events free to the public. Volkssporting also offers an achievement awards program.
For further information, call 508-429-3564, email email@example.com, or visit the club at www.walknmass.org.
August 21, 2015
Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center will be hosting a National Senior Citizen Day Cookout and Celebration Friday, Aug. 21, starting at 1 p.m. There is no cost for the event, which is being sponsored by the Marlborough Lions Club and Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. There will be plenty of games and surprises, and even a Marlborough celebrity or two.
For more information or to sign up, stop by the senior center, 40 New St., or call 508-485-6492.
Boxboro – Are you interested in giving synchronized skating a try? A free tryout will take place Friday, Aug. 21 and/or Friday, Aug. 28, from 8:45-10:15 p.m. Men and women over age 35 are welcome and should have basic skating skills of forward and backward crossovers, mohawks and three turns. Come and learn circle footwork, intersections, wheels, blocks, lines and presentation with the team.
The skating team is coached by former national champion, Amy Boucher. Practices are at Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink, Route 111 in Boxboro. The team competes locally and at Easterns with occasional travel involved.
For more information, contact Amy Boucher, coach, at 978-410-9410 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or team member Bonnie Linscott at 603-205-0985.
August 20, 2015
Marlborough – The Mayor’s 2015 Summer Concert Series will feature the Missy Maxfield Project Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7-9 p.m., on Union Common (the corner of Main Street and Route 85). The concert series concludes Aug. 27 with Dom V & the Swing Out Big Band. Admission is free. There are no rain dates.
Northborough – The Northborough Community Affairs Committee’s free Summer Concert Series for 2015 will conclude Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m., with a performance by Bad Reputation at Ellsworth-McAfee Park (Route 135). The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 23, from 5-7 p.m.
Bad Reputation is a high energy rock band that plays everything from ‘80s rock to songs of today. Northborough House of Pizza will be selling slices and subs, and Yummy Mummy Brownies will be selling baked goods.
Sponsors for the event are Marlborough Savings Bank and Carvalho & Roth. For more information about the Northborough Community Affairs Committee, visit www.northboroughcac.weebly.com or find them on Facebook.
Southborough – The 2015 Summer Concert Series in Southborough concludes Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m., with the 1950s to today’s hits of Hit the Bus. The rain date is Aug. 27. The concert takes place on the Neary School field by the tennis courts, and is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions and dinner will be available for purchase.
Neary School is located at 53 Parkerville Rd. For rain date information, call 508-485-0710 and press 8. The concert series is supported in part by a grant from the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council, a state agency.
Northborough – Finnegan the Read Dog will be at the Northborough Free Library Thursdays, Aug. 20, and 27, from 4-4:45 p.m. (15-minute slots). Finnegan, a gentle and good listener, is specifically trained to help kids practice reading out loud. Bring a book or choose one from the library.
Registration is required. To find out more or to sign up, stop by the library, 34 Main St., or call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.