May 1, 2015
(Clockwise from top) Hudson High School students Nayiri Bekiarian, Amanda Lattanzi and Zack Carme in “The Book Thief.” Photo/submitted
Hudson – “The Book Thief,” based on the award-winning book by Markus Zusak, will be performed Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m., in the Intel Mini Theatre at Hudson High School (HHS), 69 Brigham St. This show is written, produced and directed by students from the Advanced Theatre Studies class at HHS.
The story centers around a young orphan named Liesel who arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa, in 1938. When Hans learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. All proceeds directly benefit the HHS Drama Society. This show is PG rated and recommended for all ages. Call 978-567-6250 ext. 0131 for more information.
Princeton – The Princeton Arts Society’s 24th Annual Spring Show & Art Sale: Joyful, Varied, Evocative will be held May 1-3. The opening reception is Friday, May 1, from 6:30-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, 12-4 p.m.
Art lovers, save the dates. Artists, check out the call for artists at www.princetonarts.org, or call 978-464-2051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. New members are welcome. The Princeton Arts Society is located at 18 Boylston Ave., the Princeton Center Building.
May 2, 2015
Grafton – The 26th Annual Grafton Gazebo Road Race will be held Saturday, May 2. The 5-mile wheel-measured run starts at the Grafton Police Station, 28 Providence Rd., and follows scenic roads and a gradual uphill ascent through the Grafton Common and then downhill to the finish at the Grafton Municipal Center (rear of Police Station), 30 Providence Rd.
Those who pre-register by April 10 are guaranteed a free t-shirt. T-shirt/number pick up and race day registration (for an additional $10) will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Parking is available at the Grafton High School, 24 Providence Rd.
Cost is $25 per person through April 30, and $35 day of race. To register or for more information, visit www.racereach.com/r/grafton-gazebo-road-race. Proceeds will benefit the Grafton Recreation Children’s Scholarship Fund.
Marlborough – Celebrate the “Fabulous Fifties” Saturday, May 2, at St. Matthias Parish, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the parish hall. The evening will include a three-course sit-down dinner catered by Buffet Way Catering, dancing to 1950s tunes with DJ Gary, and a round of “Name that Tune.” Come dressed in costume and win a prize. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle to win an iPad Air.
Dinner tickets are $30 and are available after weekend Masses or through the parish office. Dinner includes steak tips or herb salmon, appetizers, salad, coffee and dessert. Cocktails and soft drinks are available for purchase. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Drawing will take place the evening of the Spring Fling and the winner need not be present to win.
The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Credit Union and AAA of Southern New England. Contact the parish office at 508-460-9255 for more information or to become a sponsor.
Clinton – Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900, featuring 48 icons and artifacts from the renowned British Museum, will be on view Saturday, May 2 through Saturday, May 12 at the Museum of Russian Icons.
The exceptional, compelling selection of icons and artifacts traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.
Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors age 59 and up, $5 for students and children ages 3-17, and free for children under age 3 and museum members. The Museum of Russian Icons is located at 203 Union St., Clinton, and can be visited online at www.museumofrussianicons.org or call at 978-598-5000 for more information.
Westborough – Westborough singer/songwriter/humorist Tom Potosnak will be performing his one-man show, “Subject To Change,” Saturday, May, at 7:30 p.m., at the Westborough Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. The show will benefit In Your Shoes Westborough, and is an entertaining and thoughtful show about growing up and growing older through songs and stories/monologues.
Tickets are $10 each and be purchased at the door, at the In Your Shoes table at the Westborough Spring Festival on May 2, from Tom Potosnak at the Spring Festival (he will be performing there are 11 a.m.), or by email at email@example.com.
For more information about the show, visit www.tompotosnak.com. For more information about In Your Shoes, visit www.inyourshoeswestborough.com.
Westborough – The inaugural Westborough Youth Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., during the Rotary Club Spring Festival at Bay State Commons.
Free bicycle helmets, donated by Breakstone, White & Gluck, will be given out and bike safety checks will be conducted. There will also be a practice bike course. The event is sponsored by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee of Westborough and Landry’s Bicycles.
For more information, call 508-446-7790.
Shrewsbury – An indoor Thrift Sale and Bake Sale will take place Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main St. There will be a large selection of items at thrifty prices, including household items, attic treasures, furniture, linens, games, toys, books, gently used clothing, and shoes for all ages. All are welcome.
Visit www.trinityshrewsbury.org to find out more about Trinity Episcopal Church.
Marlborough – Dental Associates of Marlborough, Office of Dr. Sanjiv Nehra, will be hosting a free dental clinic at the office located at 222 Bolton St. Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic has been organized to assist children in the area ages 2-18.
The hygienists and doctors will be providing dental education, exams, and x-rays when necessary. The clinic is intended for members of the community who are not able to access dental services due to financial constraints. Parents are encouraged to call the office for more details.
Appointments will be given priority over walk-ins, so please call the office’s front desk at 508-485-1800 to schedule your time and to verify eligibility.
Westborough – All are invited to St. Stephen’s Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough. There will be used furniture, tools, toys, housewares, knickknacks, dishes and books, as well as many other items.
Call 508-366-4134 or go to www.ststeph.com for more information or directions.