Calendar of Events
March 8, 2014
Shrewsbury – The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road, on the town common, is holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance Saturday, March 8, from 7-9:30 p.m. This fun event for all ages features the Berlin Country Orchestra. Tickets are $8 for adults, $15 per couple, $5 for ages 17 and under or $20 per family. For more information, contact Elizabeth McRae at email@example.com.
March 7, 2014
Hudson – Not Irish? No worries! Everyone is invited to “A Taste of Ireland,” to be presented Friday, March 7 by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and the Hudson Rotary Club. This first-ever collaboration of two hometown organizations will be the talk of the town and you don’t want to miss out on a night or Irish music, shenanigans, and tomfoolery in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day.
The night will kick off with Irish beer and Irish food sampling, as well as a performance by Irish step dance students from Dance On Studio in Hudson. Get ready to laugh at a hilarious set from Dave Rattigan, a Massachusetts-bred comedian, before the headlining ban, The Jolly Beggars, fill the air with lilting festive music. The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences.
A Taste of Ireland will take place at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. Tickets are on sale now. Advance tickets for $18 (cash or check only) can be bought through the River’s Edge Arts Alliance office or from a Hudson Rotary Club Member. Tickets can also be purchased online for $20 plus fees at www.upwitharts.org. Tickets will be available at the door for $25. Tables of 10 can be reserved by calling 978-562-1646.
Shrewsbury – Friday, March 7, the Shrewsbury Woman’s Club will meet Friday, March 7, at 12 p.m., in Gifford Hall at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury. Myra MacLeod, trained in violin, viola, and fiddling, will entertain members and their guests with Irish Celtic music at 1 p.m.
MacLeod is on faculty at Apple Tree Arts of Grafton, developed the Frog Point Fiddlers for the Joy of Music Program (Performing Arts School of Worcester), teaches privately as she is a certified Suzuki violin instructor, and performs both solo and with groups at venues throughout central Massachusetts.
The Arts Corner will feature members’ Irish knits. Remember to bring non-perishable food items for St. Anne’s Food Pantry. Members and their guests are welcome. Call 508-845-7286 for more information.
Shrewsbury – St. Mary Parish, 20 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will be hosting its annual Lenten fish dinner Friday, March 7. Join the church for great music, great food, and the opportunity to share your Lenten journey with the St. Mary’s faith community.
This year’s menu features fish and chips served with coleslaw, soft drink or water, a choice of dessert from the delicious dessert buffet table, and coffee for only $10. And for the kids, two slices of pizza, soft drink or water, and dessert for only $5!
Dinner will be served from 4 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, with no reservations necessary. Tickets will be available at the door, but may be purchased in advance at a discount by calling Kerry Martineau in the Pastoral Center at 508-845-6341.
For additional information, please see the “Upcoming Events” section of St. Mary website at www.stmarysparish.org.
Northborough – Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher will perform in concert Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall at First Parish, Unitarian Universalist, 40 Church St., Northborough.
Wood and Belsher come from the rich musical traditions of Prince Edward Island. They are good friends whose connection ignites their music for an evening of electrifying guitar and fiddle playing.
Come enjoy the concert in the lovely wooden hall at First Parish. A dance floor will be provided for all of those who just can’t bear to sit down when the music gets red hot!
Cost is $10 per person, $7 per student, or $25 per family. Visit www.firstparishnorthboro.org to find out more about First Parish, Unitarian Universalist.
Northborough – A drop-in Mardi Gras storytime for children of all ages will be held Friday, March 7, 10 – 10:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Come and listen to some fun stories and then take part in a drop-in Mardi Gras mask craft anytime from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No registration is necessary. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.
March 6, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Public Library will host “Happier and Healthier: Inspiration from the New Brain Science,” a workshop led by Hudson resident Linda Miller, Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The library is located at 3 Washington St. For more information, call 978-568-9644.
Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will continue the tradition of sweet treats at the annual Town Meeting Saturday, March 15, in the Westborough High School auditorium, 90 W. Main St. The sale will be open from noon until the snacks are gone. Bake sale funds will support community service projects. There will be finger snacks, coffee, tea and water available for purchase. For information contact Carol at 508-836-4686.
Marlborough – Preschool Yoga with Mandy will be offered Thursdays, March 6, 13, and 20, from 10 – 11 a.m., at Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St. Join Certified Kids’ Yoga Instructor Mandy Roberge as she leads kids ages 3 to 6 through fun and imaginative yoga postures. Classes end with an art activity. Mats are provided. Children should wear comfortable clothing.
No registration is required. Free tickets will be given out at 9:30 a.m. on those days to the first 20 kids. Call 508-624-6902 with any questions.
Hudson – Happier and Healthier: Inspiration from the New Brain Science will be presented Thursday, March 6, from 7 – 8 p.m., at Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St.
Health and happiness – something we all want. It turns out the two are closely connected and new science of the brain is showing how. The news is surprising and exciting. The skills of happiness and health are simple, easy to learn and easy to make part of everyday life.
Join Linda Miller for a presentation that will teach simple tools to increase health, happiness and ease in your life. It promises to also motivate and inspire with fascinating new findings of how our brain, mind and body work together as one.
For more information, stop by the library or call 978-568-9644.