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Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival events for Sept 18-19 

September 7th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – There are a number of events leading up to the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival’s main weekend, Saturday, Sept 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. Three of those events – A Romantic Splendor Concert, the Paw Spa Pet Festival and Kids’ Fun Run/Walk, will take place on the prior weekend.

Westborough’s Arts in Common to be held Sept. 24

September 7th, 2016

Singing the Broadway tune “Oklahoma” at the 2015 Arts in Common are members of the Southborough Senior Songsters, directed by Jim and Linda Duncan of Westborough. File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The eighth annual Arts In Common will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bay State Green in Westborough. Created and produced by the Westborough Cultural Council, the event features local performers on its two stages, area artisans selling their hand-made crafts, and foods from several area restaurants.

Region hosts Special Olympics Massachusetts tournament

September 7th, 2016

The New England Baseball Complex is host to hundreds of softball players. Photo/submitted

Region – Hundreds of athletes from across the state traveled to Marlborough, Northborough and Stow Aug. 27-28 to participate in the Special Olympics Massachusetts 2016 Tournament of Champions.

Local motorcyclists ‘Crusading for Sadie’

September 7th, 2016

(l to r) At last year’s ride (l to r) Sophia, Joel, Sadie and Amanda Laflamme. Photo/submitted

Region – The third annual Ride for Sadie will be held at the Shrewsbury Scandinavian Athletic Club (SAC), 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury, Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is a fundraiser for Crusading for Sadie, which was started by Joel and Amanda Laflamme of North Grafton in honor of their daughter who suffers from a debilitating genetic disorder.

Concert and picnic to celebrate ‘Life in the Huguenot Settlement’

September 7th, 2016

Huguenot Fort

Oxford – A concert and picnic will be held at the Huguenot Fort, Fort Hill Road, Oxford, Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon to celebrate “Life in the Huguenot Settlement.” Festivities will include a concert by local artists, Huguenot settlement narratives, exhibits and historical displays, presentations, Huguenot essay readings and awards, prizes, and a tour of […]

The case for and against the legalization of recreational marijuana

August 22nd, 2016

Region – Massachusetts voters will be facing a ballot question this about whether the recreational use of marijuana should be legalized. The push for legalization is being driven by the Yes on Four Campaign, a group advocating in support of a 2016 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. In order to best prepare for this possibility, the Massachusetts State Senate formed a Special Committee on Marijuana last year to take a look at the public policy implications.

Open rehearsals for Assabet Valley Mastersingers

August 20th, 2016

Region – Potential members of Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) will be welcomed at open rehearsals Monday, Aug. 29; Tuesday, Sept. 6; and Monday, Sept. 12. Rehearsal times for these dates and all regular Monday practices to follow will be from 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., in Northborough. Preparation […]

Big Brothers get more than they give

August 17th, 2016

Brian Thomson (Photo/submitted)

Region – For the past 12 years, almost every week, Brian Thomson, 57, of Hopkinton, a software project manager at BOSE, has volunteered with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBS of Central Mass/Metrowest). First with Jesse and then Jon, Thomson has fulfilled the organization’s mission: “… to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

Boys & Girls Clubs to hold gala Oct. 27

August 17th, 2016

Region – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest will hold its 11th annual Bids for Kids Auction & Gala Thursday, Oct. 27, at beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event, held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, will benefit the 3,500 youth served annually at the organization’s three clubhouses in Framingham, Hudson […]

Eighth Annual Briarwood Golf Outing to benefit transport van

August 16th, 2016

Worcester – The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its 8th Annual Golf Outing that will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. Proceeds from the event will benefit a 14-seat, wheelchair-accessible van.

The festivities will include a Florida Style Scramble tournament, a cocktail hour and gala dinner, and silent and live auctions and raffle drawings. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

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