February 18, 2015
Northborough – Children of all ages are invited to a pajama party Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 6-7 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Join Ms. Tracey for an evening of PJs, stories, songs, activities, and a snack. The evening is seeking to support the Cradles to Crayons/Boston Bruins 8th Annual Pajama Drive, so participants are asked to bring newly purchased pajamas if they are able to.
Registration is required. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
February 19, 2015
Northborough – Children ages 4-6 are invited to a drop-in digital storytime Thursday, Feb. 19, from 10-10:30 a.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. In this storytime presented in a digital way, you will have lots of fun with apps while actively participating in several stories.
No registration is necessary. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Bolton – A blood drive will be hosted Thursday, Feb. 19, from 2-7 p.m., at Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. (across from the fire station, just off of Route 117). There is plenty of parking.
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Schedule an appointment at www.redcross.org/blood.
Worcester – UMass Memorial Medical Center and the New England Amputee Association will hold a group meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at UMass Memorial Hospital, 55 Lake Ave., in the main level of the Lazare Building. Free valet parking in front of the Lazare building is available for meeting attendees.
Hannah Rice, Post-doctoral Fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Cambridge, will be attending the meeting. She will give an overview of their research study which aims to improve the walking and/or running gait in individuals with a unilateral transtibial amputation, through the use of real-time feedback. Her research team is looking for volunteers to be part of this project.
Join the New England Amputee Association for a very informative evening. Meetings are free and open to all amputees and their families. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.
February 20, 2015
Northborough – Children ages 6-8 are invited to participate in a Cupcake Challenge Friday, Feb. 20, from 3-3:30 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Who will design the most creative cupcake and other cupcake challenge categories? Cupcakes and toppings will be provided. Please alert the library staff about any food allergies upon signing up.
Registration begins Feb. 2. For more information, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Northborough – Children who are practicing reading on their own will have a chance to read to Finnegan, a read dog, Friday, Feb. 20, from 4-4:45 p.m. (15-minute time slots), at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Finnegan is specifically trained to help kids practice reading out loud, and is a very gentle, good listener. Reading to this special dog improves a child’s reading and communication skills. Bring a book from home or choose one at the library.
Registration is required. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to find out more or to register.
February 21, 2015
Hudson – Local certified Zentangle teacher Laurie Patterson will host a relaxing introduction to Zentangle Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. Learn the basics and enjoy a peaceful afternoon creating interesting Zentangle drawings.
Sign-up is required; a $10 refundable cash deposit is required at sign-up. For more information, call 978-568-9644.
Dennis Fenton. Photo/submitted
Westborough – Supporters of the Westborough Senior Center will sponsor “Wearin’ of the Green,” an evening of Irish humor and song, Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7-10 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance Monday through Friday at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. In addition, a delicious corned beef sandwich plate can be purchased for $5. There will be a cash bar and complimentary light snacks available.
“Hey, it’s a night out in the middle of the winter, it raises money for a great cause and you can buy dinner for $5!” said Dennis Fenton, who has worked at the senior center for two years and will provide the entertainment with a little help from some friends. “Folks should know that 100 percent of the money raised will go to the supporters group. They, in turn, work directly with the administration to help finance programs and assistance for our seniors.”
February 24, 2015
Hudson – The presentation, “On Silent Wings: The Magic of the Snowy Owl,” will be held Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St. The snow date is Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. During the winter of 2013-2014 award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spent 10 full days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to the beaches of Salisbury, Hampton and Plum Island. He was able to capture rare and intimate photographs of the snowy owls taken in their winter habitat.
For more information, call 978-568-9644.
February 25, 2015
Westborough – Not Your Grandmother’s Hosta will be presented by the Westborough Garden Club Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. The talk is open to the public.
Hostas are the #1 selling perennial in the United States today. If you only grow “the green one”and the “green and white one” you are missing out on the huge variety of colors, sizes, and shapes of today’s hostas. The talk will help you identify some new plants that you will absolutely have to have, identify the best places to buy them, and teach you how to make them look their best.
Master gardener Stephen Shaw will be presenting this talk. He has been gardening for over 40 years, beginning by watching both Thalassa Cruso and Jim Crockett on PBS as a youngster. He has collected many different kinds of plants over that time, including lilacs, peonies, and daylilies and, of course, hosta. His one-acre garden in Millbury includes over 300 named varieties of hosta, as well as a growing number of seedlings of his own creation.