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March 9, 2014
Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue and the Boroughs JCC, 45 Oak St., will co-host the Yad b’Yad (Hand in Hand) program for infants, tots, preschoolers and their caregivers Sunday, March 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Lisa Volpigno and Jonathan Rappaport will read a story and lead children and parents in “aleph bet” yoga and creating a craft linked to the theme of Jewish values. The event is free and open to the public.
March 1, 2014
Shrewsbury – Democrats in Shrewsbury will hold a caucus Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the Shrewsbury Fire Station, 11 Church Road, to select delegates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Participants will elect 18 delegates and three alternates.
The convention will be held Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at the DCU Center in Worcester, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. Democratic candidates for statewide office, including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state treasurer must secure the votes of at least 15 percent of convention delegates in order to earn a place on the September primary ballot.
All registered Democrats in Shrewsbury may run for delegate or vote at the caucus, provided that they were registered as such by Jan. 31, 2014. Those wishing to run or vote must arrive prior to 10:15 a.m., when registration will close. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate at the caucus, but who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in a variety of categories; more information is available at www.MassDems.org.
Any interested member of the public may attend the caucus to observe or learn about the process. For additional caucus information, contact Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee Chair Jason Palitsch at ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com.
The caucus is organized by the Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee, which is the local Democratic Party entity in Shrewsbury, and functions to support Democratic candidates running for area offices. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the committee may visit www.ShrewsburyDemocrats.org, or contact the chair via email at ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com.
February 27, 2014
Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue and the Boroughs JCC, 45 Oak St., has been hosting a series of workshops that touch on different aspects of Jewish life and practice. The dates and topics of the remaining workshops are Wednesdays, March 5, (Jewish traditions, practices and terminology), March 26 (Pesach), and April 30 (to be determined).
Workshops begin at 7 p.m. and run about 90 minutes. The cost is $10 per person for each workshop. To register, send a check made out to Beth Tikvah Synagogue to: Beth Tikvah Synagogue, PO Box 1042, Westborough, MA 01581, ATTN: Judaism 101.
This joint program of Beth Tikvah Synagogue and the Boroughs JCC is open to the public and funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org or email Wendy Gonsenhauser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21, 2014
Southborough – Southborough Recreation is offering seasonal job opportunities. Jobs include summer camp counselors, assistant supervisors, counselors-in-training (CIT) supervisor, and aquatics instructor. Interested applicants should fill out and application or send a resume to: Southborough Recreations, 21 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772. Applicants may also send an email to Doreen Ferguson at email@example.com or Jenn Hom at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Wednesday, April 30. For forms, visit www.southboroughma.com.
February 18, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough North Star Youth Forum will host a “Skate with the Sharks” event Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6 – 8 p.m.
The Worcester Sharks will hold a team practice from approximately 6 – 7 p.m. Following practice, fans will have the opportunity to skate with the team and their mascot Finz.
During that time, fans of all ages can also receive autographs, take photos, and get to know the players. During the two hour session, members from the Sharks staff and the Star Hawks Youth Hockey Association will be holding raffles to win Sharks prizes. Sharks merchandise will also be available for purchase.
The event is free and open for all Sharks fans. Helmets are required.
February 14, 2014
Northborough – The Northborough Free Library is participating in a statewide collection of new pajamas for children ages birth to 12 through the end of February. They will be sent to the organization Cradles to Crayons. There is a collection box in the lobby at the library, 34 Main St. For more information, contact 508-393-5025, ext. 4.
February 9, 2014
Westborough – Hastings Elementary School will hold a Chinese New Year Celebration Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the school, 111 E. Main St.
Participants will learn about Chinese culture and language while celebrating Chinese New Year with Central Mass Chinese Language School (CMCLS) students. There will be singing, dancing, Chinese Yo-Yo, and performances, followed by dinner and raffles. Dinner is $8 for adults; $4 for children.
To sign up for a donation, visit http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0C44ACAA23A02-donation1/7348873. This link also has more information about the celebration, dinner, and raffle tickets.
February 8, 2014
Westborough – Hastings Elementary School will hold its seventh annual Winter Festival Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Hastings Parent Group is sponsoring a visit by the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy Monday, Feb. 17, and will be raffling off a chance to be one of the first five families in line at the festival.
The festival will also feature games, crafts, food, a silent auction, magic show, and basket and 50/50 raffles.
One of the highlights of the festival is the cupcake baking competition. The 2014 theme is the Sochi Winter Olympics. Entrants should bring 12 homemade cupcakes to the school along with a $10 entry fee and ingredients list (no nuts) by noon Friday, Feb. 7. Entries will be judged on appearance, theme, and taste. Winners will be announced at the festival and presented with a medal and an Amazon gift card.
Entrance to the festival is $5 per person or $20 maximum per family. Money raised at the festival event will go toward enrichment programs such as field trips, guest speakers, and additional tools for Hastings students and staff.
Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School PTO will hold an electronics recycling collection event at the school, 33 Howard St., Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snow date March 1. Proceeds will benefit Project Adventure and the Environmental Club. Recycling fees range from $1 for keyboards or toner cartridges to $20 for large televisions and monitors. For more information, contact Principal Susan Whitten at 508-351-7048 or email@example.com.
Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center in Westborough is again offering support groups in the following areas: divorce support, caretakers support, grief and loss support, and a women’s spirituality group. All groups are small and begin when filled; daytime and evening possibilities exist. For questions or to sign up, call Mary Taber at 508-366-4000 at the center.