October 28, 2014
Marlborough – “Get in the Swing,” a lecture by retired music educator and award winning Choral Director Richard Travers , will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m., the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. The lecture will look at the significant composers and performers of the heyday of Jazz: the Swing Era, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, and Miller and more. Call the senior center at 508-485-6492 to sign up.
Northborough – Children ages 3-5 with an adult are invited to participate in a Preschool Book Group Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10:30-11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Registration is required. To find out more, stop by the library or call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Hudson – “Community Conversations: Raising Healthy Teens” will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. The panel discussion will be hosted by Rep. Kate Hogan and facilitated by Dr. Jodi Fortuna, Superintendent of Hudson Public Schools.
The purpose of discussion is to help community members understand challenges facing our youth today and discuss the role family, schools, and the community play in raising healthy teens. Topics covered will include the developing teen brain, teen stress, negative peer pressure, mental health promotion, and substance use prevention. Panelists will discuss these topics and provide parents and community members with tools and resources to support healthy teen development.
Northborough – Children in grade 5 are welcome to join the 5th Grade Book Club at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and “Anything But Typical” by Nora Raleigh Baskin will be read. Do a book-related activity and enjoy a fun snack!
Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a symposium on film, “The Evolution of Human Nutrition, Part 3,” Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free, and viewers are invited to stay for discussion.
The University of California San Diego symposium presents what is known about the evolution of human nutrition. In this third and final part of the UCSD series, three speakers present brief but provocative talks:
* Peter Ungar talks about the early part of the human fossil record – Australopith. He asks, “What is the actual hard evidence for the diets of human ancestors from millions of years ago?”
* Professors Alison Brooks and Margaret Schoninger tell us what is known about Neanderthal diets. Neanderthals are extinct while Homo sapiens rule the earth. Did diet have anything to do with it?
* Mary C. Stiner will address archaic human diets with emphasis on what early diets tell us about social life and organization
The film is presented by the Friends of the Ashland Library and co-sponsored by the Ashland Farmers’ Market. The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed.
For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.
Northborough – The Northborough Art Guild has announced that its October meeting will sponsor a “Specialist in Cut Paper Collage and Mosaic Painting” presentation/demo by Len Haug Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Northborough Historical Building, 50 Main St. Meet the artist, see his thought process, and the resulting artwork of a master’s imagination made out of paper from whatever source (photos, magazine, wallpaper, etc.).
The meeting and presentation is free to the public, with donations welcomed. Refreshments will be served.
October 29, 2014
Shrewsbury – On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will present “Lords, Ladies & Mummies, The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey.” Architectural historian Curt DiCammilo will explore Highclere Castle, linking it to other historic houses, and explain how the fictional Downton plotline has unexpected echoes to Highclere’s history.
The program will be held at the Southgate Theatre, 30 Julio Drive, beginning with a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the special program at 7 p.m. This program is free, but seating is limited. All are welcome to attend.
Region – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance has announced that registration for a Photography Exhibit co-hosted with the Assabet Valley Camera Club is now open. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 29, with art drop off Nov. 1, between 10 a.m. to noon. The exhibit will take place at Citizen’s Bank, 17 Pope St. in Hudson, through Jan. 3 and can be seen during regular business hours. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, and is free to the public.
For additional information and registration forms, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society will present a history of the well-known city landmark “The Rock,” Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. Bruce Caissie will share the history of “The Rock,” which sits on a hill on the Marlborough and Hudson city/town line.
Around 1965, teenagers and young adults began to express their feelings by painting on this rock. School pride, good wishes and prom date requests along with memorial and rest-in-peace messages, are some examples of the art left by community members. The Facebook page, “The Rock,” is the only known history of this unique historical landmark.
The event is free and open to the public.
North Grafton – Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Center: Animal-Assisted Interventions That Benefit Both Humans and Animals will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12-1 p.m., in the Varis Lecture Hall at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton. The speaker will be Michael Kaufmann, Director, Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Center/Sam and Myra Ross Institute.
Members of the public are invited to the free seminar. Joining remotely is possible. To find out more, contact: Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy at 508-839-7991 or email@example.com, or visit http://vet.tufts.edu/capp/animal_matters/.