January 23, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s program will be “Wilder Bush: Combs and More,” presented by Norm Corbin.
Wilder Bush was an early entrepreneur in Northborough who had a significant impact on the growth of the town. He is primarily known as the first to bring comb manufacturing to Northborough in 1839 when he purchased 25 acres along Howard Brook where it intersects Whitney Street. As his comb business grew, he became a very wealthy man. In 1854, he was a member of a committee to organize the Northborough Bank. The following year, he was involved in bringing the Agricultural Railroad to town.
Norm Corbin’s interest in Wilder Bush began as a result of his residence over the last 30 years in the original home purchased by Wilder Bush in 1839. He and his wife are active members of the Historical Society.
The meeting will be held at the Historical Society building, 52 Main St. (corner of Main and School streets) in Northborough. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome.
Worcester – Canadian Brass will perform Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m., at Mechanics Hall as part of the 43rd season of Music Worcester. The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, and sold two million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide. Renowned for genre-bending versatility, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Tickets start at $49 for adults, $15 for college students, and $5 for youth – ticketing fees apply. Mechanics Hall is located at 323 Main St., Worcester. For more information, visit www.musicworcester.org.
Clinton – The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons exhibit will be on view from Friday, Jan. 23 through Saturday, April 18 at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St.
The visually stunning exhibition explores the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small-scale icons (approximately 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast-brass, hand-held, processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs from the museum’s collection, as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych that will be on display. The dates of the icons and objects range from the 16th century to the present.
Admission to the Museum of Russian Icons is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 59 and up, $5 for students and children ages 3-17, and free for children under age 3. For more information, call 978-598-5000 or visit www.museumofrussianicons.org.
Worcester – The Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Jan. 23 at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. (go in through the backdoor), Worcester. Worship starts at 7:15 p.m., followed by the coffeehouse at 8 p.m. Cameron Campbell, a 13-year-old pianist from Holden Christian Academy, will by the guest musician. There will also be a free potluck dinner.
For more information on Serenity Coffeehouse, visit www.serenitycoffeehouse.org.
January 22, 2015
Region – Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each day, auditions will be held by the River’s Edge Players for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The auditions will take place in the Hudson High School auditorium, 69 Brigham St., with the performances scheduled for April 10 – 12.
All auditionees must be over the age of 18, and the auditions will consist of cold readings. To find out more (including a list of character descriptions), visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.
Northborough – Adult English language learners can continue to practice speaking in English at Conversation Circle meetings this winter at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Upcoming Tuesday meetings take place Jan. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Upcoming Thursday meetings take place Jan. 22 and 29, from 10-11 a.m.
Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the one-hour group meetings benefit English language learners by providing a structured forum for purposeful and relevant discussion, and an opportunity to meet with other English language learners who are facing the same challenges. Conversation Circle meetings are free, no registration is required, and you may attend as often as you’d like.
For more information, contact Deborah Hersh at 508-393-5025 ext. 5.
Southborough – The Southborough Genealogy Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Call the library at 508-485-5031 for more information.
Westborough – B Fit Forever founder, future author Michael Bardellini and author Jan Krause Greene will collaborate as January’s Literary Arts Open Mic featured artist Thursday, Jan. 22, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough.
While riding his bike in 2010, Bardellini was left for dead by a hit and run driver. He suffered severe brain injury, including paralysis. His story is one of struggling to survive and then learning to thrive. He founded B Fit Forever as a way of spreading his message of fitness as preparation for life’s challenges. He hopes his memoir will help the general public understand the struggles and the strengths of the thousands of people who live with brain injury.
Greene is an author of the visionary novel, I Call Myself Earth Girl, the host of the Literary Arts Open Mic and an editor of 45 Magazine, a new online and print magazine for women based out of Miami, Fla.
The Literary Arts Open Mic is a free bi-monthly event open to authors, artists, and musicians. To participate in the Literary Arts Open Mic event, contact Zorina Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlborough – A Safety and Fire Prevention seminar will be presented by members of the Marlborough Fire Department Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., the Marlborough Senior Center. In addition to helpful information, there will be refreshments and the chance to win fun prizes. Registration is required. Call 508-485-6492 to find out more. The senior center is located at 250 Main St.
Hudson – The Town of Hudson will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. Recently appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the Sesquicentennial Committee (Hudson150) will hold its next meeting Thursday, Jan. 22, in Conference Room B, 3rd Floor, of the Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St. The committee is currently exploring ways to celebrate the occasion; all feedback is welcome.
To follow the group’s activities, visit the committee’s Facebook page – “Hudson 150.” For more information, contact Hudson150@gmail.com, or call 978-568-9615 or 978-568-0360.