December 6, 2014
Shrewsbury – A bake sale and cookie walk will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St. Browse the pies, cakes, breads, bars, candy, etc. for sale. Fill up a coffee can with your choice of homemade cookies for a fixed price per can.
For more information, call the church office at 508-842-2731.
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633 will hold a textile recycling fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the main entrance of Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. The troop, comprised of 21 girls in grades 8 to 11, is earning money for a trip in June 2016.
Residents should place unwanted textiles in a clean garbage bag. These may include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes, boots, hats, belts, purses, backpacks and blankets, sheets, towels, pillows, curtains, tablecloths and stuffed animals. The Girl Scouts will accept items with rips, tears and stains, but they must be clean and dry.
For information, contact GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.comor call 508-870-1895.
Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society is collecting donations for its Holiday Boutique Sale, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. Holiday-themed items, jewelry, and other collectibles may be dropped off Monday, Dec. 1, between 1-5 p.m., at the Sibley House.
To arrange for your donations to be picked up, call Society President Cary Mulrain at 508-366-0975.
Southborough – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Homemade soups and sandwiches will be available at the café from 11:30 a.m. The event also features a bake sale, a White Elephant table, jewelry, toy, and craft sales, silent auction, games, live music, basket raffle, kids’ activity area and more. Returning this year is the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program, sponsored by the Mass. Freemasons, which provides tools to help law enforcement authorities find and identify a lost or missing child.
Proceeds will benefit the church’s Youth Group mission trip and the Southborough Food Pantry Fuel Assistance Program. For more information, call 508-481-1917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough – The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., is hosting its annual Holiday Gift Shop and Craft Fair, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gift and craft items include decorations, jewelry, pottery, fair trade candy, hostess gifts, and Cabot cheeses. There will be raffles and “Grandma’s Rings and Things” which includes gently used items and antiques. Baked goods and refreshments will be available at The Café at Good Shepherd.
The event is sponsored by TAGS (Teens and Good Shepherd) with proceeds supporting youth programming and outreach.
Southborough – A Christmas tree decorating party will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Children’s Room at Southborough Library. Make ornaments, decorate the library’s Christmas tree, and enjoy refreshments!
Also, on Dec. 6, the Friends of the Library will host a Holiday Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Browse for some holiday bargains! From 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., join the Friends upstairs for their annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy music, refreshments, and watching families trim the library’s Christmas tree.
For more information, call 508-485-5031. Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St.
Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will kick off the holidays with the 36th annual Pear Tree Boutique Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., Marlborough.
The event features original, hand-crafted creations, a wide array of fresh-baked holiday treats, and a luncheon menu that includes homemade soup, sandwiches, apple crisp and more. Club members have been working to create a huge assortment of beautiful fresh green arrangements, wreaths, kissing balls, mantel pieces, gift baskets, hand-made ornaments, and more.
The Pear Tree Boutique is a fundraising tradition that supports the club’s many philanthropic activities, including its scholarship program and city beautification efforts.
Southborough – On Saturday, Dec. 6, Santa Claus will fly into Southborough for Kindergroup’s 37th Annual Santa Day. The jolly old Santa will land his helicopter on the front field at St. Mark’s School in Southborough (on the corner of Route 85 and Main Street) at noon. Accompanied by his elves, Santa will head to the Southborough Community House from 12-3 p.m. where children can have their picture taken with Santa, sit on his lap and share their Christmas wish lists.
The entrance fee to see Santa at the Community House event is $5 per child or $10 per family, photo included. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry to help those in need this season. While awaiting their turns, children will have the opportunity to participate in crafts, listen to live holiday music courtesy of Mr. Dave of Garden Music Together, enjoy refreshments, enter to win some amazing raffle prices, and visit with Olaf the Snowman!
The annual event is organized by Southborough Kindergroup and sponsored by local businesses. Southborough Kindergroup is a cooperative play group for preschool children and their parents. For more information regarding membership, visit www.kindergroup.com.
Northborough – Families are welcome to visit the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for a drop-in craft Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12-4:30 p.m., during the town’s Holiday Trolley event. Enjoy a fun family craft and a sweet holiday treat!
No registration is required. For more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Santa will be arriving at the Sumner House via a Shrewsbury fire engine. Photo/Submitted
Shrewsbury – Heald & Chiampa’s annual “Santa at The Sumner House” event will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
For four years now, Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home has helped kick off the holiday season by welcoming a visit from Santa Claus to the Sumner House. Hundreds of area families have enjoyed this special holiday gathering and festive atmosphere on the grounds of the historic Sumner House which is located adjacent to the town common in Shrewsbury center.
Once again, Santa Claus will be making a special pre-Christmas trip to town via a Shrewsbury Fire Department fire engine. Santa will be arriving at approximately 1 p.m. Heald & Chiampa has arranged for him to pose for photos with all those who attend. Santa’s elves will be handing out coloring books to kids and serving hot chocolate, munchkins and much more to all the guests.
For more information call Jim Heald at 508-842-3700 or email email@example.com.