February 26, 2015
Southborough – Library Director Ryan Donovan will be conducting an eBook help session Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 6 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Registration is not required. Bring in your device and Donovan will do his best to help you check out books electronically! Call the library at 508-485-5031 for more information.
Marlborough – Living with Chronic Lung Disease will be presented Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 11 a.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center. The speaker is Cheryl Burgess, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Refreshments will be available.
Space is limited to 20, so sign up soon by stop by the senior center, 250 Main St., or calling 508-485-6492. The presentation is sponsored by the Better Breathers Group, Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, and the American Lung Association.
February 25, 2015
Northborough – Calling all baseball fans in grades 3-5! Ms. Tracey will be holding an information night Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., on the Fantasy Baseball Club at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Baseball season is right around the corner and the Children’s Room will have its own fantasy baseball league.
Please come with your grown-up to hear about the details of the program. A snack will be provided. Registration begins Feb. 2. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.
Shrewsbury – “The Stories We Choose To Tell” by Sarah Kipp will be presented Wednesday, Feb 25, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St. In the interactive workshop, Kipp explores the three essential elements we use to share knowledge and experience through stories: intentionality, content, and authenticity. Join in for a lively evening that illustrates how much we can create and achieve by choosing the stories we tell.
To register, visit the Calendar link on the Shrewsbury library website or call 508-841-8531. To check for program cancellations due to inclement weather, check the library website or call 508-842-0081.
“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD Photo/submitted
Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.
Art and Frame Emporium of Westborough will be hosting an opening reception Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibit will then run through Tuesday, March 31. The Westborough Public Library is located 55 West Main St.
Westborough – Not Your Grandmother’s Hosta will be presented by the Westborough Garden Club Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. The talk is open to the public.
Hostas are the #1 selling perennial in the United States today. If you only grow “the green one”and the “green and white one” you are missing out on the huge variety of colors, sizes, and shapes of today’s hostas. The talk will help you identify some new plants that you will absolutely have to have, identify the best places to buy them, and teach you how to make them look their best.
Master gardener Stephen Shaw will be presenting this talk. He has been gardening for over 40 years, beginning by watching both Thalassa Cruso and Jim Crockett on PBS as a youngster. He has collected many different kinds of plants over that time, including lilacs, peonies, and daylilies and, of course, hosta. His one-acre garden in Millbury includes over 300 named varieties of hosta, as well as a growing number of seedlings of his own creation.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center has announced its February trip to the Newport Playhouse will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25. The play will be “Lie, Cheat, Genuflect,” which tells the story of a very rich uncle who leaves his considerable estate to his niece who is a nun and whom he has never seen. After his death, a nephew dressed as a nun shows up to claim the estate and then the fun begins.
The cost is $85, including lunch and the performance. The trip will be shared with two other councils on aging, so sign up early. For more information, call the Marlborough Senior Center at 508-485-6492.
Southborough – Wednesday, Feb. 25, starting at 11 a.m., seniors are invited to paint a piece of ceramic (choose from a pitcher/vase, cookie jar, plate, or tea pot) which will then be fired at another location before being returned to the senior center for pick up by each participant. The suggested donation is $10 for Southborough Senior Friends or $20 for non-Friends.
To register or for more information, call 508-229-4453. The Southborough Senior Center is located at 9 Cordaville Rd.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Rd., will present “On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde” Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. This one-hour presentation will tell the well-known story through period photographs and movies plus modern photographs and video of the sites of their homes, murders, robberies, shootouts and hideouts taken by presenter Christopher Daley as he traveled over 4,000 miles in search of the real Bonnie and Clyde.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Erik at 774-230-5826.
Sudbury – “Protecting Massachusetts Streams: What will the New Water Rules Mean for the Towns Surrounding the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge?” will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at the ARNWR Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd.
Despite the fact that Massachusetts receives 44 inches of precipitation a year, about a fifth of the Commonwealth’s streams suffer from unnaturally low flows during dry summers, a condition that could worsen with climate change. This is particularly true in the I-495 region, due in part to a combination of thirsty lawns and municipal reliance on local water supplies. In an effort to curb the overuse of water, ensure water is available for future generations, and leave flow enough in the streams to keep them healthy, the Patrick Administration recently changed the way the state will allocate its water, beginning in 2015.
What are these changes and why are they necessary? What will they mean for the towns along the Sudbury and Assabet rivers, and for local rivers and streams? Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, will take guests through the innovative – and somewhat controversial – new policy, with a focus on local streams and towns in the ANWR area.
The Friends of the Assabet River NWR hold monthly speaker series at the US Fish and Wildlife Services’ Eastern Mass. Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information about programs, membership and the Refuge, visit www.farnwr.org.