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September 10, 2015

Framingham: Hammered Dulcimer concert at Friends Meetinghouse

Jon Weinberg. Photo/Submitted

Jon Weinberg. Photo/Submitted

Framingham – The public is invited to a concert of Hammered Dulcimer music Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse, 841 Edmands Rd. Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $15 per family (parents and their children). Doors will open at 7 p.m. and seating is limited.


The featured performer of the evening will be Jon Weinberg, who has been playing guitar and hammered dulcimer for contra dances, wedding ceremonies, concerts, and coffee houses throughout New England for over 20 years. He teaches hammered dulcimer lessons to students both in person and online via Skype, and is a regular workshop leader and performer at dulcimer festivals across the country. Jon is a founding member of the contra dance bands Allemande North and Wild Card, and released his first CD “About Time” in 2013. On this evening he will be playing both solo and with other musicians on acoustic instruments.


The concert is being held in conjunction with an annual week-long hammered dulcimer workshop Weinberg leads and which brings experienced dulcimer players from around the country to New England. Several of the musicians will also be performing.


Additional information about Jon Weinberg and the hammered dulcimer can be found at



Start: September 10, 2015
End: September 10, 2015
Venue: Framingham Friends Meetinghouse
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841 Edmands Rd, Framingham, MA, United States, 01702
Cost: $5 per person with a maximum of $15 per family (parents and their children). Seating is limited.

Shrewsbury: Cruzzin’ Dreams cruise night at Hebert Candy Mansion

Shrewsbury – Cruzzin’ Dreams cruise night will be featuring all cars year 2000 and newer (other cars are still welcome to participate) Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m., at the Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Tpke. (Route 20), Shrewsbury. Come take a look at the polished cars 2000 and newer. Observe the engines, interior and the flamin’ exteriors!


Free, with donations accepted to help run the cruise nights. To find out more, visit



Start: September 10, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: The Hebert Candy Mansion
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575 Hartford Tpke., Sherwsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Free, with donations accepted.

Westborough: New England Celiac Organization support group meets

Westborough – New England Celiac Organization (NECO), formerly the Healthy Villi, will be holding small group meetings for the Westborough area Thursdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the conference room at Roche Bros., 1100 Union St.


The goal of the meetings is to foster open conversation and sharing in an intimate surrounding. There are no set agendas, and NECO members will be there to share concerns and answer questions.


For more information, contact Mary Sevon at or 215-859-8637 or Tammy Wyatt at or 774-287-8246.



Start: September 10, 2015 6:30 pm
End: September 10, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Roche Bros. - Conference Room
Phone: 215 859 8637
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1100 Union St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

September 11, 2015

Region: Golf outing to support Northborough’s 250th at historical Juniper Hill course

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer

Juniper Hill Golf Course Manager Dudley Darling (l) and longtime employee Paul Kane. Photo/Liz Nolan

Juniper Hill Golf Course Manager Dudley Darling (l) and longtime employee Paul Kane. Photo/Liz Nolan

Northborough – Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Committee is gearing up for its golf outing Friday, Sept. 11, at Juniper Hill Golf Course. This is a fundraiser which will help to defray costs of upcoming events and activities being planned to celebrate Northborough’s milestone throughout 2016. The cost of the golf outing is $125 per person and the price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, breakfast, dinner and various awards. The awards presentation, dinner and auction will be held directly after golf. Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner for $30 per person.


Online registration and payment is recommended at The registration form is also available online to print and submit to Town of Northborough – 250th Committee, 63 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. and only cash or money order will be accepted for payment. Tee time is 9 a.m.


Juniper Hill Golf Course is an important part of Northborough’s history. It’s General Manager and Vice President Dudley Darling shared some of the history of the golf course. His grandfather was the original owner and it was a farmhouse that was later converted. Darling’s grandparents lived there as well as running the business and small pro shop.


The current pro shop is located in the original section of the farm house. The oak posts and beams as well as the stone fireplace are still intact. Bricks from the original chimney were used to construct the fireplace in the newer Juniper Grille area. An old sign that used to be in front of the club house in the 1940s is now hung above that fireplace.


According to Darling, when Juniper Hill Golf Course opened in 1931, golf courses were a rarity. It had only nine holes. About 20 years later, another nine holes were added and in 1991 the second 18-hole course was constructed.

Paul Kane, an employee who has worked at Juniper Hill Golf Course for almost 30 years, has been a part of the changes in history at Juniper Hill Golf Course and Northborough in general. Kane remembers that the second hole on the old course became the second hole on the new course.


“Changes make things more interesting,” he said.


There have been a lot of changes in the game, too. Darling said he saw a popularity increase for the game in the late 1990s fueled by Tiger Woods. He also sees more women and kids play now.


“There has definitely been a turnaround for interest,” he said.


Other changes witnessed by Darling include improvements made to the equipment used to maintain the green and the materials used to manufacture golf clubs and balls.


Darling said learning the game of golf can be frustrating. His advice is to take a couple of lessons to build a good framework and form good habits.


“It’s one of the greatest games and a game that multi-generations in a family can play together,” he said.


For more information about Northborough’s 250th anniversary, visit, follow on Twitter @Northborogh250 or join the Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Celebration Facebook page.






Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 11, 2015
Venue: Juniper Hill Golf Course
Phone: 7746964599
202 Brigham St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: $125 per golfer

Hopkinton: Town holds 300th anniversary celebration

Hopkinton – From Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13, the town of Hopkinton will be celebrating its 300th anniversary. Sept. 11 will feature the Claflin Fountain restoration and ribbon cutting/town seal presentation at Town Hall and the Town Common, and Light Up the Night Sept. 12, from 4-8:30 p.m., with live entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks, community photo project, scavenger hunt, and more. Finally, enjoy the 300th anniversary parade Sept. 13, from 1-4 p.m.


Show your town pride and wear white and green the whole weekend! To stay up to date or for more information, visit or find Hopkinton300 on Facebook.



Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 13, 2015
Venue: Town Common
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2 Main St., Hopkinton, MA, United States, 01748

Westborough: Westborough to hold ceremony commemorating those lost in 9/11 attacks

Westborough –  A ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m., in front of  the Forbes Memorial Building (FMB), 45 West Main St., to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


The event is being organized by Westborough High School freshman Abby McLucas as part of her involvement with Project 351, an initiative that selects student ambassadors from each community across the state who works towards the goal of implementing positive changes in their community.


“Abby and her peers were, for the most part, born in 2001, and I am humbled by their interest in keeping the memory of 9/11 alive,” said Brent French, the chair of the town’s veterans’ advisory board.


The ceremony will be held in front of the Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom Memorial located in front of the FMB. It will start at 3 p.m. and be held rain or shine.


The program includes a wreath laying, honoring veterans, firefighters, and police officers (all three groups will be present) plus comments and reflections offered by several community leaders.



Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 11, 2015
Venue: Forbes Municipal Building
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45 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Marlborough: New season starts at Marlborough Senior Center

Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center is back from summer vacation, and some sessions resuming for seniors in the coming weeks include the Computer Club Friday, Sept. 11, from 1-3 p.m., and every Friday thereafter. No sign up is necessary; just come in to the Computer Room at the senior center, 40 New St.


Zumba is also back in session Mondays and Wednesdays, at 11 a.m. No sign up is necessary for these sessions.


Also Friday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, MWRTA will be offering a transportation education session on Travel Training and Senior/Disabled Charlie Cards.  Carl Damigella from MWRTA will give an educational session on the services offered by MWRTA. The session will familiarize you with Public Transportation and how to sign up for the discounted Charlie Cards. Seniors will also have the opportunity at the end of the session to sign up for a bus adventure. Call the senior center to register.


For more information on these programs, call 508-485-6492.



Start: September 11, 2015
End: September 11, 2015
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
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40 New St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Marlborough: Marlborough Chamber hosts Women’s Business Council Luncheon

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) will hold its Women’s Business Council Luncheon, sponsored by Al Brodeur’s Auto Body, Inc., Friday, Sept. 11 at Embassy Suites, 123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Amy Diamond of the FBI will be the guest speaker. Diamond began in the Boston Field Office in 2009 and has investigated financial crimes involving advance fee matters, insider trading and corporate fraud. She is now assigned with the counterterrorism squad and worked on the Boston Marathon bombing, and Usaama Rahim and Alexander Ciccolo investigations. She is also a representative for the Special Agents Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the FBI, Diamond worked as an attorney and investigative consultant.


Tickets are $28 for pre-registered members and $40 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting the MRCC at 508-485-7746 or register online at



Start: September 11, 2015 11:30 am
End: September 11, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel
Phone: 508 485 7746
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123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $28 for pre-registered members and $40 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Northborough: Apple picking time craft at Northborough Library

Northborough – An apple picking time craft for children ages 2 and up will take place Friday, Sept. 11, from 12-2 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Stop by the Children’s Room to do some cutting and pasting to create your own red, green, or yellow apple.


Registration is not necessary. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.



Start: September 11, 2015 12:00 pm
End: September 11, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

September 12, 2015

Westborough: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Child’ author at Tatnuck Bookseller

Barbara Joy Hansen (Photo/submitted)

Barbara Joy Hansen (Photo/submitted)


Listen to the Cry of the ChildWestborough – Barbara J. Hansen, the author of “Listen to the Cry of the Child,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 & 13, from 1-4 p.m. each day.


During painful circumstances and seasons of her life, God has brought Barbara J. Hansen through “the valley of the shadow of death” into the light of God’s love and joy. In seeking the courage to face her fears, she was carried out of the darkness into the place of becoming a “victorious survivor!” A victim of sexual abuse, infertility & marriage betrayal, Barb has been called into an intense ministry with love and deep empathy for those who have been brutally wounded by this world.


Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.



Start: September 12, 2015
End: September 13, 2015
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581