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November 25, 2014

Northborough: Thanksgiving service in Northborough

Northborough – The Northborough Interfaith Clergy Association (NICA) will hold its annual Thanksgiving service Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 7-8 p.m. This year’s service will be held at St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough. Ronald Falco, pastor of St. Bernadette Church, will deliver the Thanksgiving message titled “Remember and Give Thanks.”

 

The service will be followed by refreshments in the church hall. All are welcome.

 

 

Start: November 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Bernadette Church
Address:
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266 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Ashland: Doc Film & Discussion Series presents Paleo Diet, Part 2

Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a film, Does Evolution Science Support the Paleo Diet?, Part 2, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 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.

 

Part 2 closely examines several tenants of “Paleo-logic,” including the idea that hunter-gatherer populations are appropriate models of diet and health for the rest of us. The widely held belief in Paleo literature that the last ice age would have required humans to eat mostly meat is also examined.

 

What does nutrition science tell us about the role of meat in gout, diabetes, colon health, urea production and water loss? Join in for the concluding look at evolution science and Paleo diet.

 

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.

 

 

Start: November 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Ashland Library
Phone: 508 881 0134
Address:
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66 Front St., Ashland, MA, United States, 01721

November 26, 2014

Westborough: Annual Westborough Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Westborough – The Annual Westborough Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 East Main St. Please bring a generous food donation for the Westborough Food Pantry (only unopened and unexpired items will be accepted).  For more information, call 508-366-7191.

 

 

Start: November 26, 2014
End: November 26, 2014
Venue: Congregation B'nai Shalom
Phone: 508 366 7191
Address:
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117 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

November 27, 2014

Southborough: Gobble Wobble 5K steps off Nov. 27

Southborough – The Friends of Southborough Recreation will hold the annual Gobble Wobble Thursday, Nov. 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd. The event includes a 5K run, a two-mile walk and three kids’ races in age groups 3-4, 5-8 and 9-11 years. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners: $300 for first place; $200 for second place; and $100 for third place.

 

Registration fees are $25 for the 5K and two-mile walk and free for all kids races. Child care is available for $5 per family. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register and for course information, visit Southborough Recreation at http://southborough.recdesk.com/.

 

 

Start: November 27, 2014
End: November 27, 2014
Venue: Trottier Middle School
Address:
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49 Parkerville Rd., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772
Cost: $25 for the 5K and two-mile walk and free for all kids races. Space is limited and pre-registration required.

Westborough: Free Thanksgiving dinner for Westborough community

Westborough – The 44th annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Once again, a free Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served to all members of the community who might otherwise not enjoy this traditional meal with friends and family.

 

This year’s event is again sponsored by many Westborough civic and community organizations, businesses, and private citizens, including the Knights of Columbus, the Westborough Council on Aging, American Legion – Post #163, In Your Shoes, the Siloam Lodge – AF & AM, Lions Club of Westborough, the Westborough Athletic and Social Association (WASA), Westborough Civic Club, Westborough Girl Scouts-Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass., the Westborough Rotary Club, the Westborough Professional Firefighter’s Association, and the Westborough Superior (Police) Officer’s Association. The Women’s Club of Westborough will again be providing dessert.

 

Volunteers are needed to help with the event. For information or to sign up to help, contact Joe or Anne Pucciarelli at 508-366-2852.

 

Because seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 508-366-3000 to make a reservation and schedule transportation.

 

Start: November 27, 2014
End: November 27, 2014
Venue: Knights of Columbus Hall
Phone: 508 366 3000
Address:
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17 Willow St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Reservations are required

Shrewsbury: Annual Turkey Trot at Shrewsbury Town Common

Racers at last year’s Turkey Trot for the Memory. Photo/submitted

Racers at last year’s Turkey Trot for the Memory. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The fourth annual Turkey Trot for the Memory will be held Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m. in Shrewsbury at the Town Common. Last year, approximately 1,000 walkers and runners of all ages participated in the 5-mile and 2-mile event. Over the course of the past three years, significant funds have been raised for the Alzheimer Association’s MA/NH Chapter. This year’s goal is to raise $25,000.

 

Interested participants may register online at turkeytrotforthememory.org. Registration will also take place the day before the event, Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 3 – 6 p.m. in Gifford Hall at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd. in Shrewsbury Center. Registration will continue Nov. 27, beginning at 6:45 a.m. and ending by race time. Pre-registered runners may pick up their bib numbers during the Wednesday and Thursday times stated above.

 

Long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered racers who also donate $20 to the cause. Additional shirts will be available on race day. First come, first served.

 

Pies made exclusively for the Turkey Trot will be given to winners of the different gender and age groups.

 

The Turkey Trot for the Memory Board of Directors includes Jane and David Lizotte, Jim Heald, Glen Lucchese, Dana Canzano, Amy Kotsopolous, Liam Davidson, and Leigh O’Connor.

 

 

Start: November 27, 2014
End: November 27, 2014
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Common
Address:
Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA, United States

Northborough: Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot at Zeh School

Northborough – The seventh annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Marion E. Zeh Elementary School, 33 Howard St. Pre-register at www.thecoreconnection.com.

 

Registration is $5 for ages 6 to 12, $10 for ages 13 to 18, and $20 for adults. Registration by cash or check will be accepted that morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Zeh School, with the event starting at 8 a.m.

 

Start: November 27, 2014
End: November 27, 2014
Venue: Marion E. Zeh Elementary School
Address:
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33 Howard St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: $5 for ages 6 to 12, $10 for ages 13 to 18, and $20 for adults.

November 28, 2014

Worcester: Serenity Coffeehouse presents ‘Masters Singers to Go’

Worcester – Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Nov. 28, with worship at 7:15 p.m., at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. (go in the back door), Worcester. At 8 p.m., Christmas music will be presented by “Master Singers to Go.” For more information, visit www.serenitycoffeehouse.org.

 

 

Start: November 28, 2014
End: November 28, 2014
Venue: Salem Covenant Church
Address:
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215 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA, United States, 01606

November 29, 2014

Grafton: Operation Friendship annual Ski Swap

Region – The annual Operation Friendship Ski Swap will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New England’s Strands & White ski shops will be on hand with new and used equipment. In addition, drop off your lightly used ski equipment to sell on consignment beginning at 8:30 a.m.

 

This year, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted along with cash payment for all sales. For more information, go to www.ofgrafton.com or call Vicki Triola at 508-783-0310.

 

 

Start: November 29, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Congregational Church
Phone: 508 783 0310
Address:
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30 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA, United States, 01519

Princeton: Princeton Arts Society wine tasting & meet the artists

Princeton – The Princeton Arts Society’s latest group show is on display at the Mountainside Market, 23 Hubbardston Rd., Princeton. The exhibit, “Artist’s Choice: A Variety Show,” features the work of 24 PAS artists. Stop by Saturday, Nov. 29, from 3-5 p.m., for a wine tasting and an opportunity to meet the artists. The show will be on display through Jan. 13, 2015.

 

For more information, email contact@princetonarts.org.

 

 

Start: November 29, 2014 3:00 pm
End: November 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Mountainside Market
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23 Hubbardston Rd., Princeton, MA, United States, 01541