November 20, 2014
Marlborough – “The Original Mrs. Drinkwater Presents – A Comedic One-Woman Show” by Laura Bellusci will be presented Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. Meet Mrs. Drinkwater, a delightful character living in Boston’s Little Italy in the 1950s, as actress and writer Laura Bellusci draws on her experience growing up in an Italian-American family in East Boston.
For more information or to reserve your spot, call the senior center at 508-485-6492.
November 19, 2014
Hudson – Join the River’s Edge Arts Alliance Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 7:30-10 p.m., for Broadway by the River’s Edge. The Broadway open mic night will take place at Harvest Café, 40 Washington St. The last date for 2014 will be Dec. 17.
For more information, call 978-562-1646 or visit www.upwitharts.org.
Northborough – A Barrett Wellness Center Preschool Sensory Integration Program for preschool-aged children and their caregivers will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9:30-11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Fun sensory stations known to stimulate both occupational and speech learning in preschool-aged children will be set up. Children can squish shaving cream, search for treasures in rice and beans, fish from a rocking board dock, crawl through tunnels, and do an apple craft.
No registration is needed – just stop in. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Hopkinton – Join Hopkinton Drug’s 4th annual Free Health & Wellness Lecture Series Wednesday, Nov. 19 for a discussion with Dr. Patricia Jay on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Discover how BHRT is used to treat symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and loss of libido.
The lecture starts at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. For more information and to RSVP, call 508-435-4441 ext. 111 or visit www.rxandhealth.com.
Northborough – Peter D. Stoner will present “Master the Medicare Maze” Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Whitney Place Assisted Living in Northborough, 238 West Main St.
Medicare offers so many options that deciphering them can be bewildering. Join Peter D. Stoner as he leads you through the rules and regulations, discussing the impact of the Affordable Care Act and clarifying the similarities between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.
Tours and light refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6-7 p.m. To register, call Trish Pope at 508-351-9013 ext. 4261.
Sudbury – Wildlife biologist Ken MacKenzie will present “The Loons of Massachusetts” Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd. The common loon is the voice of the wilderness. Its haunting call echoes through the forests surrounding the lakes and ponds of northern New England, but did you know that these iconic birds are living and breeding right in our own backyards?
The summer of 1975 marked the official return of the common loon to Massachusetts. Loons were extirpated from the state in the early 1900s until a nesting pair on the Quabbin Reservoir successfully produced two chicks. Today, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) watersheds are breeding areas for the largest concentrations of Common Loons in Massachusetts. The DCR has an active monitoring program which keeps track of loon breeding activity on the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs.
This is a presentation of the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, which holds monthly speaker series that are free and open to the public. For more information on the program, membership, and the Assabet River NWR, visit www.farnwr.org.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will hold a presentation on “King Philip’s War” by author Michael Tougias Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society, 17 Church Rd.
Tougias will give a slide presentation on the war between the Colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76. Tougias is the author of “Until I Have No Country (A novel of King Philip’s War),” and co-author with Eric Schultz of “King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict.” Book signing and questions follow.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Erik at 774-230-5826.
November 18, 2014
Northborough – A “Scribble Night” workshop with Carolyn McCubrey and Genny Grenier will be presented during the Northborough Art Guild meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7:30-9 p.m., at Northborough Historical Building, 50 Main St. Bring pencil, pen, charcoal, crayon or marker along with your enthusiasm and try your hand at the Art of Scribbling and Gesture Drawing. This is a great way to loosen up your drawing style.
Free to the public, with donations welcomed. Refreshments will be served. The workshop is sponsored by Northborough Art Guild.
Northborough – Children in grades 4-6 are invited to participate in a Poetry Program for Kids to be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6:30-7:15 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Want to create poetry in some fun and interesting ways? Each month, the library will have a new way of writing and building poems – come and find out how!
Registration begins Nov. 1. To register or for more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Northborough – The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) has announced that an “Ask the Advocate” panel discussion will take place Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. (parking on Patty Lane). The panel will feature three special education advocates, Ellen McGee, Elaine Rabbitt, and Jacqueline Geer Murphy.
To protect your privacy, questions may be submitted in advance of the event via email to NSPAC1@gmail.com. The audience may also submit confidential questions during the event. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit www.NSPAC.org.