March 25, 2015
Shrewsbury – A WIN (Work Initiative Network) meeting will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Shrewsbury public Library, 214 Lake St. In Mastering The Seven Wonders of the Social Media World, Alicia Williams of Aliste Marketing arms you with the necessary tools to expertly navigate the seven most popular social media networks, optimize frequency of social posts, and consistently create effective messages that cultivate lasting engagement. The seven social media networks she will be highlighting are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram.
Registration is required by going to the Calendar link on the library website or calling 508-842-0081 ext. 2 or ext. 3.
Marlborough – Immaculate Conception School will be holding an open house Wednesday, March 25, from 6-7 p.m. Tours will begin in Meehan Hall in the Middle School at 6:15 p.m. The Middle School is located on the corner for Prospect and Washington streets, Marlborough. For more information, contact Mrs. Foster at 508-460-3405.
Southborough – What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Find out Wednesday, March 25, from 3:45-5 p.m., as Hands On Nature hold a presentation at the Southborough Library to help children discover the differences. The exciting program includes live butterflies in a “butterfly tent.”
The program is for children ages 5-8 years old, and registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., or call 508-485-5031. Supported by the Southborough Community Fund, a Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest.
Shrewsbury – “Fashions in Flowers: Ornamental Gardens in the Early 19th Century” will be presented Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Rd. The speaker will be garden historian Christie Higginbottom.
The PowerPoint presentation features garden styles and flower varieties appropriate to early 19th century rural New England homes. Higginbottom will use research and documentation from the collections at Old Sturbridge Village and gardens at the Village’s historic residences as examples of the practices of gardeners in this historic period.
The presentation is free and open to the public, with refreshments served. To find out more, call Erik at 774-230-5826. Visit www.shrewsburyhistoricalsociety.org for more information on the Shrewsbury Historical Society.
Sudbury – Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist Eileen McGourty and MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Habitat biologist Marianne Piché Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., for a presentation about the conservation strategy for the New England cottontail rabbit. The event will be held at the Visitor Center of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury.
As the New England cottontail rabbit is a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife to implement conservation efforts. The talk will include details about McGourty’s work within the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex related to rabbit surveys, and a trapping and tracking project in Mashpee where both Eastern and New England cottontails were tracked in order to determine habitats being used by the rabbits, and to determine home range size. Piché will also discuss habitat management techniques taking place on federal, state, tribal, and private land in areas where New England cottontail occur.
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other programs at the Assabet River NWR, visit www.farnwr.org.
Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club invites you to “Green Cleaning” Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., with Leslie Reichert, a green cleaning coach. The talk will be held in the downstairs meeting room of the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St. Reichert, “The Cleaning Coach,” is a nationally-recognized green home keeping expert dedicated to educating people on keeping their homes, schools and work areas “green.”
Marlborough – The Friends of Marlborough Public Library will present “Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit” Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. Combining history, drama and fun, actor and author Ted Zalewski will give voice to many of Roosevelt’s own words, writings and beliefs. Admission is free and open to the public.
March 24, 2015
Marlborough – Do you need money for college? Applications for the 2015 Scholarships of CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars®, a local chapter of Scholarship America, are now open. The Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., will be hosting CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars information sessions to discuss the application process and to answer any questions. The sessions will be held Tuesday, March 24, from 7-8 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, from 2-3 p.m. The application process is a fully online process accessible through www.marlborough.dollarsforscholars.org.
All current graduating high school students, college students and graduate students, who currently reside in Marlborough are encouraged to create the necessary profile needed for the application process. The profile process can be found on the Students and Parents tab on the website. Once completed, the profile will match the applicant to any CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars scholarship for which the applicant is eligible as well as any national or regional scholarships across the Scholarship America network. The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2015.
If you have any questions concerning the application process, contact CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars at email@example.com or Diane Cronin at 508-481-5682.
Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library, will the present The Mechanical Universe: Fundamental Forces (60 min) Tuesday, March 24, from 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free. Viewers are invited to stay for discussion. This film was postponed from January due to snow.
Benjamin Franklin thought electricity was a fluid with positive and negative charge. In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted performed an experiment that showed there was a connection between electricity and magnetism. Later, Scottish mathematician James Clerk Maxwell formulated the theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism and light.
This film series demystifies physics by showing what it looks like. Inventive graphics illustrate abstract concepts while historical reenactments help trace the evolution of theories.
The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed. For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.
Northborough – Children ages 2-5 are invited to Science Session Jr. – Sink or Float! Tuesday, March 24, from 1:30-2 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join Ms. Tracey for science experiments using pompoms, spoons, foil, and more that explore buoyancy. Children will also make a sin or float bottle to take home.
Registration is required. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information or to register.