September 24, 2014
Southborough – Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Southborough Senior Center will host David Polansky as he uses keyboard, trumpet, and vocals to bring alive the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershin, Hoagy Carmichael, and a host of others. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m., followed by the program.
Cost is $6 for Southborough Senior Center Friend members and $10 for non-members. To sign up or for more information, stop by the front desk or call 508-229-4453. The Southborough Senior Center is located at 9 Cordaville Rd.
Hudson – “Financial Seminar for Widows and Friends: Moving Forward on Your Own” will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 10-11 a.m., at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St. The informative presentation and discussion, led by guest speaker Pauline Correia of Murphy Investment Services, will cover such topics as the impact of grief and emotions, the three stages of widowhood, how to avoid common mistakes, and the next steps to take.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by Friday, Sept. 19, by calling the senior center at 978-568-9638.
Marlborough – A spaghetti supper, put on by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 5-7 p.m., in the Parish Hall of the church, located High and Bolton (Route 85) streets, above Union Common. The menu is spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dessert, and beverage. For those who prefer or require “meatless” sauce, it will be available by request.
The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. The public is invited to attend.
September 25, 2014
Region – Briarwood Senior Living Community will host its sixth annual Golf Outing Thursday, Sept. 25, at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. Proceeds from the event will benefit a campus-wide personal emergency response system.
The festivities will include a Florida-style scramble tournament, cocktail hour and gala dinner, silent and live auctions, and raffle drawings. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.
The outing will kick off with registration at 9:30 a.m. and an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Prizes for the golfers are announced during the evening festivities. Fees are $175 per golfer for the full day and $50 for the gala dinner only.
Download a brochure at www.BriarwoodRetirement.com. For more information, contact Susan Lemke at 508-852-9002.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) have teamed up to help local business owners secure financing for their new or existing ventures.
MEDC and MRCC will be hosting a free “Access to Financing” workshop Friday, Sept. 25, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., at The Campus at Marlborough, 110 Campus Drive, UCLA Room.
A panel of industry experts will be providing tips on how companies of all sizes can gain access to more capital. Panelists include business professionals with various financial sector backgrounds, including Paula Camara, senior business advisor, financial specialist for Clark University Small Business Development Center; Larry LaChance, president of Bankers Capital; Thomas Allain, senior VP/commercial loan officer at Avidia Bank; and Angela Knight, business assistance officer, South Eastern Economic Development Corporation.
The event will include a full complimentary buffet breakfast. Registration is free and open to all business owners. Contact the MRCC at 508-485-7746 or email@example.com. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 19.
Northborough – “On My Own” storytime is a monthly program at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for 3- to 5-year-olds who participate “on their own” – adult caregivers remain outside of the library’s story room. The theme for the month of September is “Eggciting,” with egg-themed stories and crafts. A storytime will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration is required. Call the Northborough Free Library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to register or for more information.
Bolton – State Representative Kate Hogan will be hosting office hours in Bolton Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. All are invited to stop by with any questions or ideas.
Rep. Kate 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 Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov. Information is also available on Rep. Hogan’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kate.hogan.948.
Shrewsbury – This year’s Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival will begin earlier than usual with a first-time fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7-10 p.m., at Ski Ward to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). “Let Your Spirit SOAR” will raise funds to help residents in need of an emergency oil delivery this winter.
Admission is $50 per person; $75 per couple. Reservations must be made in advance. Names will be added to the guest list; no paper tickets will be mailed. Make check payable to Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief and mail to: SOAR, PO Box 595, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
For questions about the fundraiser, contact Hannah Kane at Hannah@beatonkaneconstruction.com or Beth Casavant at BethCassavant@gmail.com. Ski Ward is located at 1000 Main St.
September 26, 2014
Shrewsbury – The 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28. Visit www.spiritofshrewsbury.org or find Spirit of Shrewsbury on Facebook for more information as the date approaches.
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s program will be “The Nineteenth Amendment: 1912 to 1920,” presented by Mark Bashour.
This lecture will cover the events that took place from 1912 to 1920 and highlight the main figures involved in passing the amendment that gave women the right to vote.
Bashour has taught history and government at Quinsigamod Community College for the past 16 years. Originally from Northborough, he has been a member of the Northborough Historical Society for 12 years.
The evening will begin with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Members and the public are invited to bring their favorite dish and gather for an old-fashioned supper. The society’s meeting will begin following the supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by the evening’s program.
Meetings are held at the Historical Society building, 52 Main St. (corner of Main and School streets). There is no charge to attend. All are welcome.
For more information, email Info@NorthboroughHistoricalSociety.org, call 508-393-6298, or visit http://northboroughhistoricalsociety.org.