October 28, 2014
Hudson – “Community Conversations: Raising Healthy Teens” will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. The panel discussion will be hosted by Rep. Kate Hogan and facilitated by Dr. Jodi Fortuna, Superintendent of Hudson Public Schools.
The purpose of discussion is to help community members understand challenges facing our youth today and discuss the role family, schools, and the community play in raising healthy teens. Topics covered will include the developing teen brain, teen stress, negative peer pressure, mental health promotion, and substance use prevention. Panelists will discuss these topics and provide parents and community members with tools and resources to support healthy teen development.
Northborough – Children ages 3-5 with an adult are invited to participate in a Preschool Book Group Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10:30-11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Registration is required. To find out more, stop by the library or call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Framingham – Gateway Camera Club will hostRobert Moll as its special guest speaker for Tuesday, Oct. 28. He will present his “Flor-Illusions” images and describe the techniques he uses to achieve his unique artistic results, which have been shown in exhibitions nationwide. Free to the public, the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Maple St., Framingham.
A graduate of UCLA and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., Moll worked as a Madison Avenue photographer for more than 25 years, and another 15 years in Concord, Mass. doing advertising and catalog photography. He teaches photography at Chelmsford High School’s Community Education division, Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, and at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.
Founded in 1962, Gateway Camera Club serves the greater MetroWest area and welcomes everyone interested in photography, regardless of experience. The club organizes numerous photographic field trips, holds evenings of hands-on shooting with instruction, hosts internationally known photographers as guest speakers, holds monthly competitions, and competes nationally, winning numerous awards.
Marlborough – “Get in the Swing,” a lecture by retired music educator and award winning Choral Director Richard Travers , will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m., the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. The lecture will look at the significant composers and performers of the heyday of Jazz: the Swing Era, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, and Miller and more. Call the senior center at 508-485-6492 to sign up.
October 27, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society will hold an evening of appraising antiques and collectibles Monday, Oct. 27, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. Appraiser Ron d’Autiel of Old Thyme Stuff in Worcester, an experienced appraiser/auctioneer and graduate of the Yankee School of Auctioneering, will lend his expertise.
One item per person will be appraised on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Limited seating.
Marlborough – Yoga for Preschoolers begins Monday, Oct. 27, from 10-11 a.m., at Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Join Mandy Roberge in the first of three fun classes for children ages 3-6 with a caregiver.
Call 508-624-6902 to register starting Oct. 1.
Hudson – State Representative Kate Hogan will be holding a Coffee & Conversation with Seniors Monday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m., at Ariba Coffee, 246 Main St., Hudson. 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.
RSVP by calling 617-722-2692 or emailing Jordan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopkinton – From Monday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Nov. 17, a free zentangle class for adults will be held at Water Fresh Farm in Hopkinton. The classes take place on Mondays, from 6-7:30 p.m. All are welcome, and no experience required. Zentangle is a mindful drawing that reduces stress, increases focus, and is a lot of fun.
To find out more, visit www.jackirose.com or www.meetup.com/rejuventangle.
October 26, 2014
Arlington – Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3-5 p.m., Music to Cure MS will be presented at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd. Enjoy opera, songs, and chamber music to support the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Also, at 2:45 p.m., there will be a special early bird treat: a pre-program cantata, Vivaldi’s “in furore iustissimae irae,” performed by Seele Musicale.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students, seniors, and those with MS. To find out more, visit www.singtocurems.org or email email@example.com.
Southborough – A mushroom walk for adults will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Town Forest on Walnut Drive. Join the Stewardship Committee and Open Space Preservation Committee as they host the walk led by author-mycologist Lawrence Millman. Learn how to identify mushrooms, how mushrooms relate to their particular habitats, and why they are essential for almost every habitat. The walk will be held rain or shine. Please note: the focus will be ecological, not culinary.
Those interested in participating should meet at the Town Forest trailhead at the end of Walnut Drive, off Oak Hill Road. There may be some off-trail travel, so dress appropriately and bring bug spray for tick and poison ivy prevention. The walk will continue until 4:30 p.m. for the more interested participants. Also, bring cameras and magnifying loupes if you have them. Autographed copies of Fascinating Fungi New England will be available for purchase at $17 (cash or checks only).