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September 26, 2014

Shrewsbury: 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – The 2014?Spirit of Shrewsbury will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28. Visit or find Spirit of Shrewsbury on Facebook for more information as the date approaches.



Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
Shrewsbury, MA, United States

Northborough: Northborough Historical Society holds talk on 19th Amendment

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The evening's program will be “The Nineteenth Amendment: 1912 to 1920,” presented by Mark Bashour.


This lecture will cover the events that took place from 1912 to 1920 and highlight the main figures involved in passing the amendment that gave women the right to vote.


Bashour has taught history and government at Quinsigamod Community College for the past 16 years. Originally from Northborough, he has been a member of the Northborough Historical Society for 12 years.


The evening will begin with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Members and the public are invited to bring their favorite dish and gather for an old-fashioned supper. The society's meeting will begin following the supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by the evening's program.


Meetings are held at the Historical Society building, 52 Main St. (corner of Main and School streets). There is no charge to attend. All are welcome.


For more information, email, call 508-393-6298, or visit



Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 26, 2014
Venue: Northborough Historical Society
Phone: 508 393 6298
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52 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Marlborough: Special Olympics race offers workday break for a great cause

Marlborough – Special Olympics Massachusetts, a leader in providing healthy lifestyles through year-round sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, will host its 4th annual Friday 5K road race at the Yawkey Sports Training Center, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, Friday, Sept. 26.


Registration for runners/walkers will be at 12 p.m. The race will start at 12:30 p.m. and finish before 2 p.m. Participants who sign up will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Awards will be given to the top female and male runners. All runners will be given bib numbers and the event will be timed. Registration is $25 per runner. Runners can register online or by calling 508- 485-0986. Registration is available now and at the day of the event.


To register and see a full map of the course, go to


Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 26, 2014
Venue: Yawkey Sports Training Center
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512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $25 per runner

Westborough: Fall rummage sale at First United Methodist Church

Westborough – The First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., will host its fall rummage sale Friday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Items include anything from electronics to clothing.


Donations can be left in the church hallway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, Sept. 22. The proceeds will go to charitable organizations such the Appalachia Service Project.



Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 27, 2014
Venue: First United Methodist Church
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120 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Marlborough: ‘Presidential Elections: Sixties Style’ lecture at Marlborough Senior Center

Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center will host Dr. Hylander Friday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., as he presents “Presidential Elections: Sixties Style.” This is the second part of a series on the politics, personalities, and issues of the presidential elections of the 1960s. In the 1964 election, Lyndon Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater as his supporters roared “all the way with LBJ!”


For more information or to sign up, stop by the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St., or call 508-485-6492.



Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 26, 2014
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
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250 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Registration is required.

September 25, 2014

Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief fundraiser at Ski Ward

Shrewsbury – This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival will begin earlier than usual with a first-time fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7-10 p.m., at Ski Ward to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). “Let Your Spirit SOAR” will raise funds to help residents in need of an emergency oil delivery this winter.


Admission is $50 per person; $75 per couple. Reservations must be made in advance. Names will be added to the guest list; no paper tickets will be mailed. Make check payable to Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief and mail to: SOAR, PO Box 595, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.


For questions about the fundraiser, contact Hannah Kane at or Beth Casavant at Ski Ward is located at 1000 Main St.



Start: September 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Ski Ward
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1000 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Admission is $50 per person; $75 per couple. Reservations must be made in advance.

Bolton: Rep. Hogan holds office hours at Bolton Public Library

Bolton – State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Bolton Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.


Rep. Kate 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.


No appointment is necessary and meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis.? For any questions or additional information, contact Rep. Hogan at 617-722-2692 or Information is also available on Rep. Hogan's Facebook page at



Start: September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Bolton Public Library
Phone: 617 722 2692
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738 Main St., Bolton, MA, United States, 01740

Shrewsbury: Senior Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, from 2-8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. 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.


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.


For an appointment or more information, call 800-733-2767 or visit


Start: September 25, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Shrewsbury Senior Center
Phone: 800 733 2767
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98 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Northborough: “On My Own” storytime at Northborough Library

Northborough – “On My Own” storytime is a monthly program at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for 3- to 5-year-olds who participate “on their own” – adult caregivers remain outside of the library's story room. The theme for the month of September is “Eggciting,” with egg-themed stories and crafts. A storytime will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10:30-11 a.m.


Registration is required. Call the Northborough Free Library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to register or for more information.



Start: September 25, 2014 10:30 am
End: September 25, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Registration is required.

Marlborough: MEDC workshop helps businesses access financing

Marlborough – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) have teamed up to help local business owners secure financing for their new or existing ventures.


MEDC and MRCC will be hosting a free “Access to Financing” workshop Friday, Sept. 25, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., at The Campus at Marlborough, 110 Campus Drive, UCLA Room.


A panel of industry experts will be providing tips on how companies of all sizes can gain access to more capital. Panelists include business professionals with various financial sector backgrounds, including Paula Camara, senior business advisor, financial specialist for Clark University Small Business Development Center; Larry LaChance, president of Bankers Capital; Thomas Allain, senior VP/commercial loan officer at Avidia Bank; and Angela Knight, business assistance officer, South Eastern Economic Development Corporation.


The event will include a full complimentary buffet breakfast. Registration is free and open to all business owners. Contact the MRCC at 508-485-7746 or Registration closes Friday, Sept. 19.



Start: September 25, 2014 7:30 am
End: September 25, 2014 9:15 am
Venue: The Campus at Marlborough
Phone: 508 485 7746
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110 Campus Dr., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Free. Register by Sept. 19.