September 19, 2014
Northborough – Children ages 3-5 are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Friday, Sept. 19, from 10:30-11:15 a.m., for a scarecrow story and a fun scarecrow craft.
Registration is required and begins Sept. 2. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Upton – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 2-7 p.m., at St. Gabriel the Archangel, 151 Mendon St. 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.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
September 20, 2014
Marlborough – The Citizens Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of Marlborough, Inc., a chapter of Dollars for Scholars, will hold its eighth annual CSF Motorcycle Ride Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning and ending at the Moose Lodge, 67 Fitchburg St., Marlborough.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; kickstands up at 11 a.m. Pre-registration by Saturday, Sept. 13, is $20 per rider; day of event, $25 per rider. Passengers cost $10. Cost includes ride, entertainment by Flashback, and dinner. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 21. Non-riders may join the festivities beginning at 12:30 p.m. with a $10 donation.
For more information, registration forms, or to purchase tickets, contact Deb Giroux at email@example.com or 508-481-0056.
Northborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 21st Annual Applefest 5K Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 10 a.m. The start/finish is at Zeh School, 33 Howard St. To register or for more information, visit www.corridornine.org/race.php.
Northborough – Come visit Trinity Church’s two booths at Northborough’s annual Fall Applefest Saturday, Sept. 20. A craft fair at the church, 23 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will offer a variety of crafters selling unique crafted items, such as table runners, tote bags, and other items. At the Street Fair, located at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., from 10 am – 3 pm, take a ride on the Roaming Railroad Train, enjoy homemade cookies, and shop for craft items.
For more information, visit www.northboroughapplefest.com or contact Dave or Sharon Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boylston – Presented by the Buxton Branch of the American Begonia Society and the New England Chapter of the Gesneriad Society, a Begonia and Gesneriad Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr. Show hours are 12-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
See splendid examples of a huge variety of begonias and gesneriads sporting a range of color, leaf texture, and patterns in this judged show. Discover a rare find or new variety. Enter your own plants for exhibition. Lectures and programs will run throughout the weekend. Get tips for growing these favorite houseplants, and select from a wide variety of plants for sale.
The show is free with regular admission. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr., Boylston.
Westborough – Siloam Lodge and Benjamin Franklin DeMolay will be holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8-11 a.m., at Siloam Lodge of Masons, 12 Church St., Westborough. The monthly event is offered as a community service and is an opportunity for those interested to learn about DeMolay & Masonry.
The breakfast buffet is offered for free, however donations from anyone wishing to help support DeMolay and Masonic charities will be accepted. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Westborough Food Pantry will also be collected.
Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) will once again participate in Ashland Day at Stone Park, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, mini golf, and a Playdough table. A free Playdough recipe will be available for pick up at the ABA booth.
For more information on the ABA, contact email@example.com, call 508-380-0555, or visit www.ashlandfirst.com.
Westborough – Teens at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., Westborough, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals are invited to rent a space for $15 to display and sell their own yard sale items. Tables are available on a first come basis. Residents may also donate items for the youth to sell. Donations may be placed in the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday, Sept. 14.
This is an annual fundraising event for youth ministries at Good Shepherd. Reserve a table by contacting the church office at 508-366-7095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region – OARS will hold its 28th Annual River Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. OAR volunteers will wade into the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers and tributaries to continue the effort to restore the beautiful rivers. Trash, tires, bottles, car parts, bicycles – whatever is found that shouldn’t be there – will be collected for more appropriate disposal.
OARS will be working this year in Westborough, Northborough, Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Concord, and Billerica. The cleanup will be followed by a pizza lunch and celebration along the rivers.
For more information and to volunteer, contact the OARS office at 978-369-3956 or email@example.com.