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December 3, 2014

Marlborough: ‘Business after Hours’ and Holiday Shopping Galleria

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its “Business after Hours” and Holiday Shopping Galleria Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Stephen Anthony’s Restaurant, 999 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough.


Vendors selling their products and services include Art by Susan Alatalo, Mary Kay, Stella & Dot, Thirty-One Gifts, Forever Slender, Countryside Florist, That’s A Wrap, Hop N Jump, Engraveables, and Breathe Wellness. Chocolates by Lynn and Cheesecakes by MaryAnn will be handing out samples and the Plum Tomato, a new restaurant and pizzeria in Marlborough, will present a food tasting of items from their hand-tossed pizza and pasta menu.


A special feature will be East Coast Gold Parties. Visitors can bring unwanted gold and silver jewelry as well as silver forks, spoons, tea sets, platters, candlesticks to sell for cash. A driver’s license or proof of identification is required.


In addition, there will be a cash bar of wine, beer and soda and complimentary refreshments. A raffle will be held that evening featuring items generously donated by participating vendors.


Admission is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food product to be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard. Free parking is available in the adjacent covered lot.


Gift certificates will be available for purchase from the vendors.


For more information, please contact the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce at 508-485-7746.



Start: December 3, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 3, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Stephen Anthony's Restaurant
Phone: 508 485 7746
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999 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Admission is free and open to the public.

December 4, 2014

Marlborough: Senior Center trip to Wright’s Farm and La Salette Lights

Region – The Marlborough Senior Center will be offering a trip to Wright’s Farm and La Salette Lights Thursday, Dec. 4. The holiday tour will combine a full-course luncheon at Wright’s Chicken Farm Restaurant and then travel on to the LaSalette Shrine to view the magnificent Christmas lights display. The cost is $59 per person.


The trip will leave the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St., at 10 a.m. and return by 7 p.m. Call 508-485-6492 to register or for more information.



Start: December 4, 2014
End: December 4, 2014
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
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250 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $59

Westborough: ‘The Wretched Road to Success’ author at Tatnuck Bookseller

Wretched Road to Success coverWestborough – Matthew Krumsiek, the author of “The Wretched Road to Success,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5-8 p.m. Having an understanding of the “Big Picture” can make the difference between success and failure in business. Krumsiek shares business secrets formerly only revealed to his clients.


The Wretched Road to Success is a well-crafted read that will challenge your mind and motivate your entrepreneurial spirit. Business is defined, structured and explored. This exposé provides the reader a capability to make educated decisions in business. By utilizing innovative ideals and techniques, it will further one’s knowledge in business.


All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.



Start: December 4, 2014 5:00 pm
End: December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

December 5, 2014

Hopkinton: Storytime at Hopkinton Library with Dr. Cathy MacLeod

Hopkinton – HPLF and the Hopkinton Public Library will host Hopkinton School Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod as the special guest during the 10:30 a.m. storytime scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5. The event will be held in the Main Reading Room at Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St.



Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 5, 2014
Venue: Hopkinton Public Library
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13 Main St., Hopkinton, MA, United States, 01748

Westborough: Annual Holiday Show presented by Westborough Community Chorus

Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus, Inc. will present its annual Holiday Show Friday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Gibbons Middle School, 6 Olde Hickory Path. The show, entitled “Icicles and Holly Berries,” features singing, dancing and skits, including an appearance by a special personality associated with the holidays. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 & 6 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 7.


Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and children. For group sales or ticket information, contact Ellen Kluge at 508-485-4469. Visit for more information.



Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 7, 2014
Venue: Mill Pond School
Phone: 508 485 4469
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6 Olde Hickory Path, Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and children

Princeton: Princeton Arts Society’s annual art exhibit, gift sale

Princeton – The Princeton Arts Society’s Annual Holiday Small Works Exhibit and Sale will take place Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-9 p.m. (opening reception with refreshments) and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gallery open), at Princeton Center Building, first floor, 18 Boylston Ave. The exhibit and gift sale will also take place Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Hundreds of original, handmade, affordable gifts and works of art will be available just in time for the gift giving season. Free gift wrapping will be available. For more information, email


Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 6, 2014
Venue: Princeton Arts Society
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18 Boylston Ave., Princeton, MA, United States, 01541
Cost: Admission is free

Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury Woman’s Club meeting to include ‘Tiny Treasures’ auction

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club meeting, to be held Friday, Dec. 5, will start at 12 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., and will be followed by a “Tiny Treasures” Chinese Auction at 1 p.m. Good things come in small packages! Also, a food collection for Shrewsbury Human Services will take place.


Members and guests are welcome, and attendance is free. Proceeds will go toward funding 2015 scholarships for Shrewsbury residents.



Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 5, 2014
Venue: First Congregational Church
Phone: 508 845 7286
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19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Marlborough: ‘Home for the Holidays’ on Union Common

Marlborough – Celebrate the start of the season Friday, Dec. 5 during “Home for the Holidays” on Marlborough Union Common. The schedule of events includes a tree lighting with Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus at 6 p.m., followed by performances by the Marlborough High School String Ensemble at 6:45 p.m. and the Marlborough High School Jazz band at 7:30 p.m. Home for the Holidays also includes popcorn, hot chocolate, balloons, barn animals, candy canes, and, of course, Santa!


Union Common is located at the intersection of Route 20 and 85.



Start: December 5, 2014
End: December 5, 2014
Venue: Union Common
Intersection of Routes 20 & 85, Marlborough, MA, United States

December 6, 2014

Hudson: River’s Edge Arts Alliance holds auditions for Young Artist Competition

Region – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Community Band has announced its first annual Young Artist Competition for students in 12th grade and younger who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. The auditions will be held by appointment Saturday, Dec. 6 for a performance with the Community Band on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The winner will be chosen by a panel consisting of River’s Edge Community Band members, music educators and the River’s Edge Community Band Director.


The application guidelines are as follows: The student must be in grade 12 or younger at date of performance; reside in the town of Hudson, one of its surrounding towns -or- be a student or child of a River’s Edge Art’s Alliance member; present a letter of application signed by parent/guardian; present a letter of recommendation from private instructor or school band/orchestra director and submit a $25 fee with application.  Applications must be received by Nov. 29, 2014. Audition time will be arranged upon receipt of application.


Musical guidelines are as follows: audition piece shall be that of intended performance; should be memorized at time of audition; should be one with existing band/wind ensemble accompaniment; and the applicant should provide his/her own accompanist.


The winner will perform with the River’s Edge Community Band Sunday, March 29, 2015. The first runner-up will be given the opportunity to perform in the lobby prior to the concert.


The application, further information, and audition materials are available at the River’s Edge Arts Alliance office at 155 Apsley St., Hudson, or at  For additional information, call 978-562-1646 or email Lynne Johnson at



Start: December 6, 2014
End: December 6, 2014
Venue: River's Edge Arts Alliance
Phone: 978 562 1646
Hudson, MA, United States

Northborough: Annual Tree Lighting in Northborough

Northborough – The Northborough annual Tree Lighting will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 5 p.m., at the corner of Blake Street and Route 20. This year’s celebration will feature the Hundredth Town Chorus singing holiday carols, holiday bells for the children to ring, hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last), and local merchants.


The annual tree lighting began in 1968 in honor of the memory of Neil Ellsworth, an Army private first class, who was killed in Vietnam in 1967 at the age of 19.


This event will be the grand finale to The Northboro Holiday Trolley. The trolley rides up and down Main Street from 12-5 p.m., sponsored by local merchants and small businesses. A raffle will be held at the tree lighting for those patrons who participated in the trolley and had their trolley express ticket punched by retailers along the route.


The event is sponsored by the Northborough Community Affairs Committee, Dunkin’ Donuts and Wegmans. Northborough House of Pizza will be serving pizza.


For more information on the trolley, visit  For more information about the Northborough Community Affairs Committee, visit or on Facebook.



Start: December 6, 2014
End: December 6, 2014
Venue: Corner of Blake Street & Route 20
Northborough, MA, United States