October 23, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual Penny Sale Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 S. Quinsigamond Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., with drawings at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go to charity.
Bolton – The American Red Cross will be at Trinity Church in Bolton Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-7 p.m., for a blood drive. Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.
The blood drive will take on the second floor in Trinity Church’s Fellowship Hall, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (Route 117 to Wattaquadock Hill Road, with the church on the left). Walk-ins are welcome, or call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2-8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. 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 30 pints of blood at this blood 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.
Ashland – SolarFlair Energy, Inc. will hold a job fair for licensed electricians and installers Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 pm, at its new facility on 190 Pleasant St., Ashland. Candidates will meet the team, tour the facility, and be treated to a steak tips dinner and a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
To sign up for the job fair, call 508-293-4293. Walk-ins are welcome. For more on SolarFlair Energy, Inc., call 508-293-4293, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.SolarFlair.com.
Hudson – State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Hudson Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Ariba Coffee, 246 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.
Rep. Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Hudson, Bolton, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Rules, and on both the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus and Chair of the Library Caucus.
No appointment is necessary and meetings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For any questions or additional information, contact Rep. Hogan at 617-722-2692 or at Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kate.hogan.948.
Shrewsbury – The Aldrich Astronomical Society and the Friends of the Shrewsbury Library will sponsor a Stargazing program Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. The Shrewsbury Public Library is part of the first group of eight Massachusetts libraries to partner with the Aldrich Astronomical Society in their Library Telescope Program. There will be an hour-long introductory program indoors at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike, before going outside to the temporary library site at 214 Lake St. to observe the stars through telescopes and binoculars.
All are welcome to attend this fun and entertaining program, which is part of the Outside the Box grant that the library received a few months ago.
October 24, 2014
Region – The Young at Heart group from Faith Fellowship Church is taking a hiatus, so Sue L’Heureux is now organizing trips for the Sunshine Club in Douglas. There will still be a pick-up point at the Westborough Senior Center. The club holds are bus trips once or twice a month, and all the trips already planned for 2014 will still operate, just under the Sunshine Club, not Young at Heart. All trips are open to anyone who wants to join in on the fun!
There are several day trips coming up in the fall and also a 4-day overnight trip to New York City from Oct. 24 – 27. There will be 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners included in the NYC trip, along with two guided tours of the city. There will be time at the 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Wall Street, a harbor tour, and more, all for $459.
Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.
Leominster – Nearly 20 youth actors from Central Massachusetts will appear in Crescendo Theatre Company’s production of “Into the Woods Jr.” at the Tata Auditorium, 25 West St. in Leominster, Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
All of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch – meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Disney will also be releasing the film version of Into the Woods this Christmas, starring Meryl Streep.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors at the door. Advance tickets are $8/$6. For more information, visit www.crescendotheatrecompany.com, email email@example.com, or call 508-762-8957.
Worcester – Opening Night for Music Worcester always promises a capacity crowd. This year’s event, featuring both the Worcester Chorus and the Arcadia Players, will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., in Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. A special announcement will be made that evening to celebrate the Chorus, which has been integral to Mechanics Hall concerts and events since Music Worcester’s founding in 1858.
Tickets, at $49 per adult, $15 per student, and $5 per youth, are available at www.MusicWorcester.org, by calling 508-754-3231, and at door. Ticketing fees apply.
Marlborough – Crafts with Pam and Lisa is back at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St., Friday, Oct. 24, starting at 1 p.m. Signup is requested so that there will be enough supplies, seats, and snacks available. Call 508-485-6492 to register or for more information.