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October 21, 2014

Hudson: Town of Hudson holds workshop on pedestrian roadway improvements

Hudson – Hudson residents are invited to the town’s “Complete Streets Bike/Pedestrian Mobility” workshop and open house Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Town Hall auditorium, 78 Main St., second floor.

 

Hudson has many great pedestrian and cycling assets including the Assabet River Rail Trail and its dense, walkable downtown. Complete streets are roadways that are safe for all users. By identifying Hudson’s high-volume origin areas, destination points and traveling routes, town officials can prioritize where roadway improvements are needed.

 

 

Start: October 21, 2014
End: October 21, 2014
Venue: Hudson Town Hall
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78 Main St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

October 20, 2014

Natick: Occupy Natick hosts screening of ‘Shift Change’

Natick – Occupy Natick invites the public to a free screening and discussion of the documentary “Shift Change,” by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, Monday, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m., at Common Street Community Church, 13 Common St., Natick. The group is screening the film as part of its monthly “What Went Wrong” film and discussion series. There is ample parking in the adjacent lot, and light refreshments will be served.

 

The film highlights stories of successful employee-owned businesses that operate as democratic workplaces, offer job security and worker dignity while still remaining competitive in today’s economy.

 

The group hosts regular meetings that are open to the public, along with the free monthly film series. For a meeting schedule and more information, visit www.occupynatick.org or contact occupynatick@gmail.com.

 

 

Start: October 20, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Common Street Community Church
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13 Common St., Natick, MA, United States, 01760

Marlborough: PJ Story Time at Marlborough Library features Halloween stories

Marlborough – Children ages 3-7, with a caregiver, are invited to listen to Halloween tales during PJ Story Time Monday, Oct. 20, from 6:30-7:15 p.m., at Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Join Meredith for stories, songs and rhymes in your pajamas!

 

No registration is required.

 

 

Start: October 20, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 20, 2014 7:15 pm
Venue: Marlborough Public Library
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35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Southborough: MWRTA info session at Southborough Library

Southborough – Do you have questions about MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus schedules, fixed routes, shuttles, or how to get from point A to point B using its fixed route bus system? If so, then attend an informational session Monday, Oct. 20, from 3-4 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., and have all your MWRTA public transportation questions answered.

 

Representatives from the MWRTA will give a short presentation about the MWRTA fixed route system followed by a Q&A session. Charlie Cards, route schedules, system maps, and shuttle information will be made available. Also, there will be a $5 preloaded Charlie Card giveaway for one attendee!

 

To find out more, call the library at 508-485-5031.

 

 

Start: October 20, 2014 3:00 pm
End: October 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Southborough Library
Phone: 508 485 5031
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25 Main St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772

Westborough: Senior Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Westborough – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, Oct. 20, from 2-8 p.m., at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. This 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 is hoping to collect at least 30 pints of blood at this drive.

 

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 to schedule an appointment to donate.

 

 

Start: October 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Westborough Senior Center
Phone: 800 733 2767
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4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Region: Registration for Adult Secondary Education, ESOL classes

Marlborough – The Quinsigamond Community College/Assabet Adult Education Program offers free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes.

 

The ASE registration dates for 2014 are Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, with 2015 dates of Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 16 and April 10. The ESOL registration dates for 2014 are Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, with 2015 dates of Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, and May 13.

 

The registrations will be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. To find out more, call 508-263-9673.

 

Start: October 20, 2014
End: October 20, 2014
Venue: Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Phone: 508 263 9673
Address:
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215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Shrewsbury: Artists Guild of Shrewsbury presents ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ at movie night

Shrewsbury – The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury will be showing “Tim’s Vermeer” Monday, Oct.  20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Southgate Living Center theater , 30 Julio Dr. In the film, Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: how did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically?

 

Following the movie, there will be a discussion. All are welcome to this free event. Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and a schedule of other events.

 

 

Start: October 20, 2014
End: October 20, 2014
Venue: Southgate at Shrewsbury
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30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

October 19, 2014

Northborough: Annual ‘Table at Romaine’s’ to benefit Northborough Senior Center

Northborough – The public is invited to gather with family, friends and neighbors at the 5th annual “Table at Romaine’s,” when the local restaurant again supports its community by partnering with the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center. Reservations should be made well in advance for Sunday, Oct. 19, from 5-8 p.m., at Romaine’s Wood Grill & Bar, 299 West Main St. Call Romaine’s at 508-393-8889 or visit www.romainesrestaurant.com.

 

Diners are asked to tell their server that they are there to benefit the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, and a generous percentage of all such tabs will go to the Friends to support programs and services at the Senior Center.

 

For more information about the Northborough Senior Center and Council on Aging, visit www.friendsofnorthboroughseniors.org.

 

 

Start: October 19, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Romaine's Wood Grill & Bar
Phone: 508 393 8889
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299 West Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Reservations are required

Milford: Thanks to Yanks to host Family Fun Walk

Milford – Thanks to Yanks, a local service organization that supports our military members, veterans and their families, is hosting a Family Fun Walk Sunday, Oct. 19, from 12-4 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 26. Walk along the beautiful Upper Charles River Bike path, beginning and ending at the Italian American Veteran's Club in Milford. The event includes food, surprises and prizes, and entertainment provided by DJ Paulie.

 

Registration before Oct. 11 will be $10 per individual and $25 per family; after Oct. 11, the cost to register will be $15 per individual and $30 per family. Register at www.thankstoyanks.org.

 

Direct any questions to info@thankstoyanks.org or call Donnalee Shain 508-523-6682.

 

 

Start: October 19, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Italian American Veteran"s Club
Phone: 508 523 6682
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4 Hayward Field, Milford, MA, United States, 01757
Cost: Registration before Oct. 11 will be $10 per individual and $25 per family; after Oct. 11, the cost to register will be $15 per individual and $30 per family.

Worcester: Diamond is the Sky to host Halloween Festival, 5K Run and Walk

Worcester – Sunday, Oct. 19 at May Street Elementary School in Worcester, Diamond Is the Sky will hold its inaugural Halloweenfest and 5K for families and runners in the Greater Worcester community. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m. on a relatively flat course and will be professionally timed by Racewire. Cash prizes will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age category. In addition, every participant who wears a costume during the race will be eligible to win the Ultimate Halloween Prize Pack.

 

To pre-register, runners and walkers should visit https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4039. Day-of registration will also be available.

 

A festival will follow the 5K at 11 a.m. and will feature over 20 games and crafts suitable for all ages with many prizes. Costumes are encouraged throughout the day and will be recognized. The purchase of a $5 activity bracelet provides unlimited participation.

 

For information on Diamond is the Sky, which seeks to provide affordable social opportunities and resources to people with special needs and their families, educators, and greater communities in the state of Massachusetts, visit http://diamondisthesky.org/.

 

 

Start: October 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: May Street Elementary School
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265 May St., Worcester, MA, United States, 01602