October 19, 2014
Hopkinton – Come hear and see the Metrowest Symphony kick off its new season with a concert – and movies! – Sunday, Oct. 19. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Hopkinton Middle School.
During the Oct. 19 concert, the audience will be able to watch Harold Lloyd’s immortal silent classic “Safety Last” and other silent flicks while listening to the MSO play music written especially for the movies, as well as Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and “Maple Leaf Rag,” and some bluesy themes in William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony. The “soldier’s tale” is Prokofiev’s evocative Lieutenant Kije Suite.
Tickets are available for $20 adults, $15 for seniors and students (12 years and older), and free for children under 12. Donations are also welcomed. Admission may be reserved online at www.metrowestsymphony.org or at the door. Hopkinton Middle School is located at 88 Hayden Rowe St. (Route 85). Parking is free, and the auditorium entrance is from the parking lot.
October 18, 2014
Northborough – First Parish Church Unitarian, 40 Church St., will be hosting the Northboro Contra Dance Saturday, Oct. 18. All are welcome and no experience is required. Live music will be provided by the Full Tilt Band for the dance from 8-11 p.m.
All dances are taught, and Tod Whittemore will provide pre-dance instruction for beginners on the basic steps at 7:30 p.m. Come with or without a partner, but please wear clean, soft-soled shoes.
Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students. For additional information, visit http://northborocontra.com/ or www.facebook.com/groups/155077963529.
Richard Hughes. Photo/Submitted
Hudson – All are welcome to attend an Evening of Arts featuring silent film pianist Richard Hughes Saturday, Oct. 18, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson.
Hughes has performed hundreds of concerts over the past decade using authentic and improvised music set to films. These include comedies starring Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd and romantic comedies with Clara Bow and Mary Pickford. He will present a compilation of classic silent films set to live music at the church’s location at 80 Main St. in Hudson.
For more information on the free event, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office at 978-562-9180.
Salisbury – Mark your calendars for the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s 20th annual Fur Ball Live and Silent Auction, to be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6-10 p.m., at the Blue Ocean Music Hall on Salisbury Beach. As always, there will be delicious appetizers, and amazing auction items to bid on during the silent auction and live auction, hosted by Randy Price and Frank Bertolino. All proceeds will benefit cats and kittens in need.
For more information, visit http://mrfrs.org/.
Westborough – Susana K. O’Hara, Ph.D, author of “Love and Marriage for a Lifetime, Why it is Important and How to Do it,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m.
Are you having problems in your marriage or know someone who is? Did you know that new research shows that divorce is harmful to men, women, and children and is to be avoided whenever possible? Did you also know that most marriages can be saved and made better?
In Love and Marriage for a Lifetime, Dr. O’Hara cites the high divorce rate and its harmful effects. She then offers expert advice on how to stay married through the hardest of times. She shows in detail how couples can successfully overcome fighting and financial problems, work together like a team, and understand women’s and men’s different sexual and emotional needs.
All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Marlborough – Children of all ages, with a caregiver, are invited to a Halloween craft Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Drop in for a haunted house craft!
Westborough – The Westborough High School Orchestra will hold its second annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale Saturday, Oct. 18 at the school, 90 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save 30-60 percent off retail on brand new, quality brand name mattresses with full factory warranties, including pillow-top, orthopedic, latex and Memory Foam.
Free layaway and delivery is available; cash, checks and all credit cards accepted. Profits go directly to support the award-winning Westborough High School Orchestra.
Boston – Raun K. Kaufman, author of “Autism Breakthrough,” will hold a free author lecture and book signing Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Tower Building at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Registration is required at www.AutismBreakthrough.com.
As a boy, Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, destined to spend his life in an institution. Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, he graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition.
Autism Breakthrough presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped Kaufman and thousands of other families with special children. A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately, Autism Breakthrough breaks all the rules and shows how joining children in their own unique worlds before asking them to join us in ours makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses.
The Tower Building at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is located at 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. Visit www.AutismBreakthrough.com for more information on the event.
Marlborough – St. Matthias Parish, 409 Hemenway St., is hosting its Annual Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come take advantage of the great prices on a wide variety of quality used goods, including furniture, jewelry, vintage collectibles, gently used and new clothing, and household and children items, as well as books, DVDs, and CDs, and much more. Admission is free.
Enjoy a grilled lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as snacks and an array of home-made baked goodies and a fresh hot coffee at the indoor Bake Sale Café.
Have gently used items to donate? Drop-off times for donations are Tuesday, Oct. 14 through Thursday, Oct. 16, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. For further information, call the parish office at 508-460-9255.
Southborough – Southborough’s Electronic and Appliance Recycle Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Saint Anne, 20 Boston Rd. All towns are welcome to participate.
Accepted items are electronic items including computers, scanners, copiers and VCRs ($5 each); appliances such as dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, A/Cs, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items and snow blowers ($10); TVs ($10-25); and monitors ($10). Cables, keyboards, cell phones, car batteries are free to recycle. In addition, unwanted old or new bicycles or sewing machines may be dropped off at no charge.
If you are unable to transport a bicycle, call to arrange a pickup time. Contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.