Calendar of Events
March 1, 2014
Wayland – Members of the public are invited to try curling at the Broomstones Open House Saturday, March 1, from 12-5 p.m. Participants will learn the rules of the game, tour the facilities, and get out on the ice to throw and sweep some stones. Broomstones is located at 1 Curling Lane in Wayland.
More information is available at www.broomstones.com.
Northborough – Democrats in Northborough will be holding a caucus at the Northborough Fire Station’s community room, 11 Pierce St., Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m. to elect seven delegates and three alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. The convention will be held on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at the DCU Center in Worcester.
The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Northborough, and the Northborough Democratic Town Committee (NDTC) welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women and all ballots will be written and secret. Youth, minorities and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates may apply as “add-on” delegates. The community room is handicapped accessible.
For more information about the caucus or NDTC, contact Jean Poteete at 508-393-9737 or email@example.com. For general information on the convention, detail on the rules, or the Democratic Party, contact 617-939-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough—Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is throwing a party. The “Fur Ball,” to be held Saturday, March 1, at the Indian Meadows Golf Club in Westborough, will feature a live band, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dessert, and a silent auction. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit, no-kill shelter’s efforts to rescue and rehome cats and dogs.
This is the second year Baypath will host the Fur Ball.
“The first year was a big success. We are hoping to sell out again this year,” said Kandice Glassman, a member of the shelter’s board of directors and co-chair of this year’s ball.
“Local businesses and people in the community have been very generous,” she added.
Among the more than $8,000 in products that area businesses have been donated to this year’s event, there are floral centerpieces for tables, desserts from Poppies, and a long list of items for the live and silent auctions.
That auction list includes tickets to Disney World with a three-night stay at a nearby hotel, an iPad Air, ski lift tickets, gift certificates to many local restaurants and salons/spas, museum tickets, and dog-training sessions. There are also more than a dozen sports memorabilia items including a baseball signed by former Red Sox star Pedro Martinez and a hockey stick signed by this year’s Boston Bruins team.
Radio personality and host of “Breakfast with the Beatles” and “Sports Hub” Chachi Loprete will attend the Fur Ball.
“He always brings some surprise sports items with him for the auction,” said Amy Hibel, who is also a board member and co-chair of the event.
“Bob’s Your Uncle,” a Metrowest-based cover band comprised of five veteran musicians, will play a catalog of music spanning seven decades. The auctions will take place in a separate area from the music and dancing.
The Fur Ball is the latest of several successful fundraisers Baypath has organized in the last few years, including an annual 5K race in Hopkinton State Park. One hundred percent of the ticket sales and revenue from the event will go toward the shelter’s operating costs and veterinary care for the animals. In 2013, Baypath took in, vetted, and adopted out approximately 900 cats and dogs.
The money raised at the Fur Ball will support ongoing work, but the board is also looking to the future, including starting a capital fund to build a new facility.
Baypath was founded in 1977 and has been operating at its leased Rafferty Road location in Hopkinton for 30 years in a building originally built by local volunteers.
“We do a great job with what we have,” said Glassman, “but with a bigger space we could do much more. Our ‘shelter of the future’ includes a ‘real-life’ space to provide enrichment for the dogs, a quiet place for reactive dogs, special one-on-one time with humans and a comfortable place for potential adopters to see the animals in a home-like setting.”
A new facility is a long-term plan. Meanwhile, Baypath Humane Society’s board hopes this year’s Fur Ball will raise enough money to help support its 2014 rescue efforts.
The Fur Ball starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Acacia Indian Meadows, 275 Worcester Road (Route 9 West) in Westborough. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.baypathhumane.org/furball2014 or at the door for $45. Cash bar. Semi-formal attire suggested. See a full list of auction items at www.baypathhumane.org/fur-ball-auction-items. Call Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton at 508-435-6938 for more information or to donate.
Boylston – Jennifer Davidson and Jay Kokoszyna are running the Boston Marathon and will be holding a Winter Gala Saturday, March 1 to benefit Technology for Autism Now (TAN) (http://tech4autismnow.org/) at the beautiful Cyprian Keyes Country Club in Boylston.
The evening will include, a 5 Star chef dinner (by John Rovezzi), dancing, a cash bar, and a silent auction with many exciting items, including a signed Bruins puck, Red Sox tickets, ski lift tickets, jewelry, and much more! All proceeds are tax deductible and benefit TAN.
Tickets are $75 per person and limited to 200 people. They can be purchased online via credit card at https://squareup.com/market/boston-marathon-charitable-run-for-technology-for-autism-now. All tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the event March 1.
For more information about the silent auction items, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenjayrunforTAN. Cyprian Keyes Country Club is located at 284 East Temple St., Boylston.
Hudson/Northborough – Starhawks Youth Hockey invites boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years old to Buffone Skating Arena, 284 Lake Ave. in Worcester, Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., for a Try Hockey for Free Day clinic. Participants will be able to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment.
This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs.
To register or for more information, visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com.
March 1, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Rutland – March 1, 2, 8 & 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., reserve a seat for Heifer’s annual Pancakes at the Farm held at Heifer Farm. The meal includes pancakes covered in local maple syrup with a side of Heifer Farm’s pork sausage. After breakfast, tour the farm to view the sugaring operation and Heifer’s Global Village.
Reservations are required for this popular breakfast feast. The meal is $12 per adult, $6 per children ages 3 – 10, and free for children 2 and under.
To make reservations, call 508-886-2221, or for more information, visit www.heifer.org/farm. Heifer Farm is located at 216 Wachusett St., Rutland.
Westborough – Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio, 30 Lyman St., Suite 108B, will hold a workshop focusing on hips, legs and lower back Saturday, March 1, from 2-4 p.m. Special emphasis will be placed on stretches for hamstrings, quads and hip rotators as well as the core.
For information, call 508-329-3338 or visit www.Sohum.org.
March 1, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Boylston – The Massachusetts Camellia Society will hold its 185th Annual Camellia Show Saturday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
See hundreds of gorgeous flowers at the peak of their display. Spend a winter day amidst the subtropical greenery of Tower Hill’s indoor spaces. Admission to the Camellia Show is included with regular admission to Tower Hill and is free for members.
Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr., Boylston. Visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111 to find out more.
Sudbury – Saturday, March 1, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” will be presented by The Sudbury Savoyards at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Lincoln-Sudbury High School, 390 Lincoln Rd., Sudbury.
Tickets are $24 per adult, $18 per senior/student, at $12 per child under 12. For tickets or more information, www.sudburysavoyards.org or call 978-443-8811.
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.