Calendar of Events
April 16, 2014
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced that plans are underway for the 38th annual Senior of the Year Dinner Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marlborough High School cafeteria, 431 Bolton St. This special evening will honor a Marlborough resident 85 years or older.
“This annual event allows us to honor a special individual from our senior community whose commitment to enriching the lives of others sets them apart from their peers,” Vigeant said.
“This occasion really nurtures a positive, familial atmosphere in our senior community,” Council on Aging Director Jen Claro added. “Everyone looks forward to this event.”
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 10, at 4 p.m. Nomination forms can be accessed by calling the Marlborough Senior Center at 508-485-6492. Forms may then be mailed to the Council on Aging at 240 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant also cordially invites 300 Marlborough seniors ages 60 and older to enjoy a delicious dinner which includes a fresh spring fruit cup, boneless stuffed breast of chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas and pearl onions, rolls and butter, strawberry shortcake, tea and coffee.
The dinner is free, but registration is required. To register for the dinner or for additional questions, call the Marlborough Senior Center at 508-485-6492.
Southborough – Did you ever wonder where Southborough gets its wonderful drinking water? Join the Southborough Open Land Foundation Wednesday, April 16 when it and the Friends of the Southborough Library jointly sponsor a presentation by Michael Tougias, author of Quabbin, A History and Explorers Guide. The event starts at 7 p.m. in Southborough Library, 25 Main St.
Tougias has written many books about outdoor activities and the history of New England. His most recent book, The Finest Hours, is being made into a motion picture by Disney. Michael will present a narrated slide presentation about the Quabbin Reservoir including a discussion of the “lost towns” flooded to create the Quabbin, the construction of the reservoir, and how the Quabbin works today.
In addition, Tougias will take the audience on a natural history tour of the Quabbin and surrounding area with suggestions for day trips. His slides include before and after images of the lost towns, workers building the dams and aqueduct, the grand opening of the reservoir, wildlife of the Quabbin, unique natural places, and favorite trails and entrance gates.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Marlborough – Award-winning investigative reporter and bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan will visit the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St., Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. She will discuss and sign copies of her newest thriller “The Wrong Girl,” a Boston Globe bestseller.
The event is free and open to the public, presented by Friends of the Marlborough Public Library. For more information, visit www.HankPhillippiRyan.com.
Shrewsbury – Do you love watching the Antiques Road Show on PBS? Do you have some trinkets you are wondering what their value might be? Then you will want to attend Shrewsbury Crossings Antique Appraisal event with Peter Yvanovich, to be held Wednesday, April 16, from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bring your items to be appraised and find out how to sell, donate, consign, and bequeath your most valuable items.
Yvanovich is president of the National Association of Professional Appraisers and founded his company, New England Inventory and Appraisal Services, Inc., in 2004. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Santo Thomas. He is an SPA Senior Appraiser with over 25 years of experience and hosts events all over New England.
“Everyone loves the Antiques Road Show program,” said Kelly Marcimo, Director of Community Relations at Shrewsbury Crossings. “When we found Peter could do a similar program at our community we were eager to host the event. We hope folks will want to come by with their treasures and we hope to help people uncover some valuable pieces along with enjoying a peek at the gifts and treasures of the local community! Everyone is welcome to participate.”
Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., Shrewsbury, offers assisted living and the Harbor Program of care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. The community is operated by Benchmark Senior Living, based in Wellesley. Benchmark is the largest privately held provider of senior living services in the Northeast and is committed to setting the standard of excellence in senior housing.
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will host “An Evening of Frost” with actor Stephen Collins Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. The event features a unique, interactive performance that includes a short biographical introduction to the poet’s life, followed by a presentation and discussion of several of Frost’s popular poems, including “A Tuft of Flowers,” “Mending Wall,” “Birches” and “After Apple Picking.” Participants are encouraged to read the poems before the event, and copies are available at the library.
Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. He has taught seminars on Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, Shakespeare, and Robert Frost at various locations throughout the country. He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston.
This program is supported by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council. It is free, open to the public, and recommended for high school students, college students and adults. For more information, contact the library at 508-366-3050 or email email@example.com.
Northborough – Children ages 6 – 10 are invited to Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for a density tower science experiment from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. Learn about density by making layers of liquids sit on top of each other in a density tower. Then make objects float in the middle of the liquid with this amazing science trick.
Registration begins April 1. To register or to find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Marlborough – The Relay For Life of Marlboro-Hudson will be hosting team captain and informational meetings Wednesday, April 16 and Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. each day, at Marlborough High School, 431 Bolton St. The public is invited to join the fight against cancer and learn more about the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find a cure while supporting cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors, caregivers, as well as current and former team members and captains are encouraged to attend in preparation for the Relay, planned for Friday, June 6 at Ghiloni Park. For more details, email Abby Zimage at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 774-276-2376, or go online to www.relayforlife.org/marlborohudsonma.
April 15, 2014
Shrewsbury – The public is invited to a birthday party Tuesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. will be celebrating everyone’s birthday, regardless of when it is. There will be cake, ice cream, and music performed by Brian’s Sounds of Steel. Bring a friend, or come and make a new friend.
Marlborough – Tuesday, April 15, the Marlborough Senior Center will be holding a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to see Debbie Reynolds live in concert. The cost is $79 per person, and includes show tickets, a $10 meal voucher, $20 free slot play, and transportation.
Call 508-485-6492 to reserve your seat or to find out more.
Northborough – Children ages 6 and up are invited to join some friends for a game of chess and/or checkers Tuesday, April 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. The library does not provide instruction, but participants will be able to learn from playing with others.
Registration begins April 1. To find out more or to register, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.