Calendar of Events
December 4, 2013
Dec. 4, from 9:30 – 11 a.m., Mark Perry, author of “Post Mark, Santa’s Misfit Postman,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St. (Westboro Shopping Center), Westborough.
As a young boy, Mark is deemed a “misfit” because his peers claim it is impossible to travel around the world and write stories about his adventures. Despite his classmates’ taunts, Mark makes his way to the North Pole where he finds a place to “fit in” as ‘Post’ Mark – The North Pole Postman. In this empowering story, one learns if they hold true
to their beliefs, dreams can come to life. (Ages Preschool-Grade 3).
Children ages birth to 2 and their parent/guardian are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for a Baby’s First Christmas Ornament program Dec. 4, from 10:30 – 11 a.m. Come make a keepsake ornament by capturing your child’s hand and foot prints in cinnamon clay.
Registration is required. To register or to find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Join in the spirit of giving as Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and St. Anne’s Church come together Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 4 – 6 p.m., to celebrate the season and to benefit The Giving Tree.
The Giving Tree is an annual holiday program sponsored by St. Anne’s to support children and families in need; 250 families will be the recipients of your generosity this year. The event will be held at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 40 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury.
Enjoy the Winter Wonderland display and nibble on hors d’oeuvres as Elaine LeBlanc, Human Resource Director at St. Anne’s, and Kerry Barbour, Giving Tree Coordinator, share stories of how this program has touched so many lives in the community.
Donations of gift cards suitable for a teen or family, such as supermarket gift cards, Wal-Mart or gas cards, are kindly requested. For questions or further information, contact Latasha Hughes at 508-845-6786.
Region – The annual Exhibit/Admissions Night open house at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The school opens the doors to the public, particularly families with eighth grade students, to visit the school, tour the building, explore the technical offerings, and to attend an information session about the admissions process.
For eighth grade students and their parents, there will be admissions information sessions in the cafeteria at 6 and 7 p.m. The Guidance Department will host a MEFA early college planning event in the Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The Westborough Garden Club presents its annual holiday program, “Holiday on Parade ~ The North Meets the South,” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Mill Pond School, 6 Olde Hickory Path, Westborough.
Floral designers Andrea Little and Lorene Junkin will create traditional and creative home floral designs. An intermingling of plant material that can be found in our local gardens mixed with plant material from the South, promises to be a program that is entertaining and informative.
This fun evening is open to the public, and will include a holiday boutique, shoebox raffle, and refreshments. Admission is $7, and tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.
Join OARS Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5 – 7 p.m., to congratulate the winners of its photo contest. The opening and reception will be held at ArtScape in the Wheelhouse, 43 Bradford St., West Concord.
Ninety photos taken by 27 photographers from along the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers were submitted to OARS 2013 Photo Contest. The winning photos will be on display Dec. 4 through Jan. 8.
To find out more, visit www.oars3rivers.org or call 978-369-3956.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd., will present “Jerry Atric…The Older I Get.” Lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m.
Steve Henderson, an award-winning playwright who has worked professionally in the theater, performs the funny show about an older gentleman and his experiences within the health care system. Enjoy great comedy with a positive message about aging and health care.
Sign up for this entertaining performance by stopping by the front desk at the senior center or by calling 508-229-4453. The show is approximately 40 minutes long.
The suggested donation is $6 for Friends members and $10 for non-members. Lunch will include a sandwich buffet platter, tossed green salad, homemade breads, and dessert.
December 3, 2013
Marlborough – Experts from UMass Memorial Medical Center and Marlborough Hospital will be leading a free class, “Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care,” in the Leahy Conference Room at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St., Dec. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call 508-486-5849 or email RSVP@umassmemorial.org for reservations.
Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) will hold its “Coffee and Connect” Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. (parking on Patty Lane).
This is an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. A specific topic of discussion is chosen by the participants and time is also set aside for sharing and brainstorming on challenges or unmet needs.
It is free and open to the public, with walk-ins welcome. To find out more, visit www.nspac.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m., Hands on Nature returns to Southborough Library, 25 Main St., to teach children ages 5 – 8 years about wildlife tracking. Children will learn about the tracks different animals make, as well as what other signs animals leave. They will also make a plaster cast of an animal track.
Please register at the Children’s Room desk or by calling 508-485-5031.