November 20, 2014
Westborough – The Literary Arts Open Mic is proud to showcase poet Tasha Halpert as the featured artist Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery & Café, 18 Lyman St., Westborough Shopping Center.
Poet, mother, and grandmother Tasha Halpert writes a weekly Internet column as well as one for her local newspaper and has produced and hosted a variety of local cable shows. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications. She is Staff Poet for The Unicorn. Her book, Heartwings: Love Notes for a Joyous Life, is available from the publisher, Galde Press, on Amazon.com and from her web site, www.heartwingslovenote.com. She is married to artist and writer Stephen Halpert and lives with him in North Grafton.
To participate in the Literary Arts Open Mic event, contact Zorina Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough – The Westborough Newcomers Club has announced its annual Westborough Night of Holiday Shopping will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-10 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. For more information on vendors – or a sneak peek at some of the items available for purchase – find “Westborough Night of Holiday Shopping” on Facebook.
All proceeds from the event will be placed in the Westborough Newcomers Club’s giving fund and donated throughout the year to a variety of causes within the town.
Northborough – Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., to make Fall Fairy Houses Thursday, Nov. 20, from 2-4 p.m. Make a creative fairy house out of fun fall materials. Registration begins Nov. 1. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to register or for more information.
Worcester – UMass Memorial Medical Center and the New England Amputee Association (NEAA) have announced they have joined forces to provide resources and informational meetings for amputees and their families. Amputees will have a place to go each month to gather information, share experiences and meet other amputees. The meeting is free of charge and open to all amputees and their families. Valet parking is free and refreshments will be provided. This will be a Meet & Greet meeting – a time to learn about our programs and share insights to living a full life as an amputee.
The first meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, 55 N. Lake Ave., Worcester, in the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building on the first floor; valet will start at 5:45 p.m. (Campus map is at www.umassmed.edu/about/directions/campusmap).
The NEAA organizes regular meetings, schedules guest speakers, hosts meet-ups, cookouts and other events, conducts peer visits, and provides education and demonstrations. For more information or to get involved, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.
Southborough – The Southborough Genealogy Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Call the library at 508-485-5031 to find out more.
Marlborough – Over a dozen faith communities in Hudson and Marlborough are offering the public an hour of music, readings, and reflections, followed by refreshments and fellowship Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The celebration will take place at the new location of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 472 Lincoln St., Marlborough, and will also include a talk by Fr. James Kodera of St. Luke Episcopal Church. A collection will be taken for Our Father’s Table.
Marlborough faith communities participating are the Baha’i Community; Church of the Nazarene; First Church of Christ, Scientist; First Church of Marlborough, Congregational; First United Methodist Church; Saint Matthias Church; Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church; Temple Emanuel; and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Hudson churches include First Federated Church, First United Methodist Church, Good News Christian Church, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Saint Michael’s Parish, and the Unitarian/Universalist Church.
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.