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August 23, 2014

Ashland: Dragonfly Festival at Mill Pond Park

Ashland – Ashland’s first Dragonfly Festival, to be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m. to dark, at Mill Pond Park and on the grounds of the Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle St., was conceived as a way to bring the Ashland community together to celebrate arts. Dragonfly lanterns and floating lanterns will be lit at dusk. Parking is available at 30 Main and 60 Pleasant streets. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24. There will also be a related Dragonfly photo exhibit at noon and a dragonfly lantern-making workshop at 1:30 p.m. at Ashland Library, 66 Front St.

 

The festival is a free event for all ages, and performers include Perry Desmond-Davies, Seth Connelly, and Barbara Kessler. There will also be Indian music and dance, improv theater, drummers, dragonfly crafts for kids by artist Suzie Meeker, artisans, and food by The Carve, Kabob House, and Anna Banana’s Homemade Goodness.

 

For more information, find the Dragonfly Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DragonflyFestivalAshland, or visit http://bit.ly/dragonflyfestashland.

 

 

Start: August 23, 2014
End: August 23, 2014
Venue: Mill Pond Park/Ashland Historical Society
Address:
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2 Myrtle St., Ashland, MA, United States, 01721

August 22, 2014

Grafton: American Red Cross blood drive

Grafton – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 1-7 p.m., at the American Legion Post, 69 Worcester St./Route 140, Grafton. The blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. Donors can register for a chance to win Red Sox tickets.

 

The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days. Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

Start: August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Grafton American Legion Post
Phone: 800 733 2767
Address:
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69 Worcester St., Grafton, MA, United States, 01519

Shrewsbury: Life’s a Beach Party dinner and dance

Westborough – Blue Slipper Court No. 18, Order of the Amaranth is hosting a dinner and dance Friday, Aug. 22, from 6-11 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 206 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. The event is open to the public with a DJ and a cash bar.

 

Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple before Aug. 20, and $25 per person or $40 per couple at the door. For information and tickets, contact Christina or Steve Qualey at 508-887-8817. Proceeds to benefit Blue Slipper Court’s Ways and Means, which supports the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.

 

 

Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
Venue: Knights of Columbus Hall
Phone: 508 887 8817
Address:
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206 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $20 per person or $35 per couple before Aug. 20, and $25 per person or $40 per couple at the door.

Northborough: Serenity Coffeehouse meets for worship

Worcester – The Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Aug. 22 at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St., Worcester, with worship at 7:15 p.m., followed by the coffeehouse at 8 p.m. and a potluck buffet at 9 p.m. Jim Scott, guitarist and singer, will present “A Pete Seeger Songfest” during the coffeehouse.

 

For more information, visit www.serenitycoffeehouse.org.

 

 

Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
Venue: Salem Covenant Church
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215 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA, United States, 01606

Westborough: Registration deadline for Westborough Little League and Softball

Westborough – It’s time to register for Fall Ball with Westborough Little League and Softball. The season runs early September through the end of October. Develop your skills, make new friends and have fun! First‐time players are welcome.

 

The deadline to register is Aug. 22. Visit www.westborolittleleague.org for more information and to sign up.

 

 

Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
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Westborough, MA, United States

Marlborough: Senior ‘Diner’ Doo Wop Sock Hop

Marlborough – Come down to the Senior “Diner” Friday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center for burgers and more and a Doo Wop Sock Hop! Cost is $10 per person or $15 per two people. Bring a friend of any age and  join the senior center Staff, Mayor Vigeant, Fire Chief Fortin and Police Chief Leonard, Commissioner of Public Works John Ghiloni, and more special guests as they flip burgers, serve up french fries and milk shakes.

 

Call 508-485-6492 to register. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 250 Main St.

 

 

Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
Address:
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250 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $10 per person or $15 per two people. Call to register.

Natick: The Love Encounter Women’s Conference

Natick – Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23, join women from all over New England at The Love Encounter Women’s Conference with international speaker and missionary to Southeast Asia Lesley-Anne Leighton of New Zealand, pastor and prayer leader Bethany Yeo Temple of Boston Justice House of Prayer, and worship with recording artist Melissa Parrick of Texas.

 

Come to The Bridge Metrowest in Natick and don’t miss this special opportunity to hear dynamic speaking and draw near to God and be transformed by the power of His Love. For more information or to register, visit www.bridgemetrowest.com or call 508-651-0277.

 

 

Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 23, 2014
Venue: The Bridge Metrowest
Phone: 508 651 0277
Address:
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7 Strathmore Rd., Natick, MA, United States, 01760
Cost: There will be a fee to register.

August 21, 2014

Marlborough: Mayor’s 2014 Concert Series presents The Missy Maxfield Project

Marlborough – The Mayor’s 2014 Concert Series will present The Missy Maxfield Project Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m., at Union Common in Marlborough, located on the corner of Main Street and Route 85. Admission is free. There will be no rain date in case of inclement weather.

 

 

Start: August 21, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Union Common
Address:
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91 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Westborough: Open house at Congregation B’nai Shalom

Westborough – Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., will hold a Prospective Member Open House Thursday, Aug. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. B’nai Shalom is a Reform Jewish synagogue with 400 households from diverse backgrounds from over 20 towns. Meet Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz.

 

For more information, call 508-366-7191, email administrator@cbnaishalom.org, or visit www.cbnaishalom.org.

Start: August 21, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Congregation B'Nai Shalom
Phone: 508 366 7191
Address:
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117 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Southborough: Summer Concert Series concludes with Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

Southborough – The 2nd annual Southborough Summer Concert Series concludes with a bluegrass concert by Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Neary School, 53 Parkerville Rd. The rain date is Aug. 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. To find out more, call 508-229-4452 or visit http://southborough.rec.desk.com/recdeskportal.

 

 

Start: August 21, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Neary School
Phone: 508 229 4452
Address:
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53 Parkerville Rd., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772