May 17, 2015
Northborough/Southborough – The fourth annual Algonquin 5K will be held Sunday, May 17, at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. Registration begins 8 a.m.; the one-mile race at 8:30 a.m.; and the 5K at 9 a.m. Awards and raffle will follow the race.
Entry fee is $15 before April 20; $20 after. The one-mile run fee is $5. All proceeds will go to Algonquin Regional Teachers’ Association (ARTA) scholarships, the Jeanne Arathuzik travel scholarship and the Global Learning Initiative Club. T-shirts to all pre-registered runners. Send check payable to Algonquin Regional Teachers’ Association to Gina Johnston, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough MA 01532, or register online at www.active.com.
For more information, contact Karla Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrewsbury – The Merrimack Valley Ringers will perform Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m., as part of Arts on Green at First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd.
Founded in 2002, the Merrimack Valley Ringers are an auditioned community handbell ensemble sharing the art of handbell ringing throughout New England. MVR’s members delight audiences with their infectious joy, captivating their audience from the first note with their gusto and warmth in a varied program sure to please all ages.
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.
May 16, 2015
Westborough –Peg Jones, ALC, author of “Living in the Heart Place with Your Angels,” a book of daily angel messages to help to communicate with your angels, will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, May 16, from 1-3 p.m. Jones has known angels in one way or another from the time she was a young child. After many years, she reconnected with her angels through a chat site and was shown how to connect with them and tap into her creativity through writing and painting.
She teaches angel communication through individual and small class settings. She’s also an Angelic Life Coach and mentors others interested in receiving angelic guidance with life issues, career goals and self-empowerment. And, she is part-owner and a columnist for Off the Cuff e-zine.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Experienced tour guide Jennifer Lecesse will lead a Historical Walking Tour through downtown Ashland on Saturday, May 16. photo/submitted
Ashland – The Ashland Historical Commission will host a Historical Walking Tour Saturday, May 16, from 1-3 p.m. (light rain or shine), led by experienced tour guide Jennifer Lecesse. Residents will learn about a potential downtown National Register of Historical Places district and the important role it plays in a downtown renaissance, as well as about the many community-oriented families that contributed to Ashland’s rich history.
The tour will start at the Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St., continue up, down, and around the downtown streets and conclude at Stone’s Public House for light refreshments. Walkers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring water to drink.
For more information, contact Historical Commission chair Maureen Assencoa at email@example.com. The walk is sponsored in part by the Ashland Historical Society, which provided access to historical records, and by a grant from the Ashland Board of Selectmen/Boston Athletic Association.
Northborough – Children ages 4-11 are invited to a Garden Club program Saturday, May 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Pick your seeds and get your hands dirty as you plant them yourself. Learn some gardening basics and take home your own pot with planted seeds.
Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Grafton – A clean-up day will be taking place Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common. Help mulch, weed, and clean up the grounds. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. To find out more or to sign up, visit http://graftonlibrary.org/garden/ or call 508-839-4649.
Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St., will hold its Kidzfest Sports Zeh-tacular Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fun family event is free; tickets may be purchased to play sports-themed games, bounce in the bouncy house, enter to win a raffle basket, participate in the popular Cake Walk and buy food. There will also be a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Auction items include club a South African safari trip, club memberships, Disney passes, jewelry and more.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will be holding its annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Senior Center parking lot, 98 Maple Ave., rain or shine. All proceeds go to town beautification and junior membership activities. Those who bring a donation to the St. Anne’s Human Services Food Pantry will receive a free plant.
Wellesley – The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s annual Gardeners’ Fair will be featuring Allandale Farm and the Herb Society of America Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special member’s hours will be 8-9 a.m. Join Mass Hort at Elm Bank Reservation, 900 Washington St., for garden tours, special lectures, food, and fun for children.
Admission is free for Mass Hort members (with valid membership card) and $5 per car for the general public. To find out more information, such as times for tours and workshops, visit www.masshort.org.
Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 16, from 9-11:30 a.m., rain or shine, at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 East Main St. A wide variety of perennials, herbs, annuals, and more will be available. All plants are locally grown. Come early for the best selection.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Garden Club’s beautification, education and scholarship programs.