Calendar of Events
December 7, 2013
Saturday, Dec. 7, the Westborough Historical Society will hold a Holiday Boutique Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. Stop in for holiday-themed items, jewelry, and other collectibles.
The Friends of the Southborough Library will hold its Christmas Sale Saturday, Dec 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St.
The Christmas Sale features gifts for book lovers of all ages, including canvas book bags decorated for the holidays, gently used books, and gift bags for kids. Offering one free book per child. Call 508-485-5031 to find out more.
The 11th Annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3 – 8 p.m. Highlights include rotary tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., horse-drawn hayrides from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Santa at the senior center from 3 – 8 p.m., River’s Edge Players holiday performance preview at Town hall at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and the Hudson Alumni Art Show at 95 Main St. from 3 – 8 p.m.
To view a flyer with more information, visit www.hudsonstroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Hudson-Stroll-2013.pdf.
All are invited to the Holiday Free Sale Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 – 5 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson, during the Hudson Annual Holiday Stroll. Everything is free.
The goal is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce the amount of stuff that gets thrown away and ends up in landfills by recycling (sharing) with another family who will reuse it. Likewise the hope is to reduce the amount of money spent and provide items for other families, especially those who may not otherwise have the resources.
Donations of nearly new clothing, sports equipment, baby items and small household treasures will be accepted Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 6. To make arrangements to drop off donations or for more information, please call the church office at 978-562-9180. Visit www.ucmh.org for an extensive list of donation suggestions.
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 1- 2:30 p.m. (15-minute time slots), children are invited to practice their reading skills aloud to special furry friend Kodiak at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Kodiak, a registered therapy dog, is very gentle and a good listener.
Registration is required, but commitment to more than one session is not required. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to find out more.
The 58th annual Evergreen Fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 West Main St. Also, a Santa’s Workshop for children will be included. Visit www.uccwestboro.org for directions or more information.
The Ashland Business Association (ABA) will once again participate in the Ashland Day Committee’s annual Tree Lighting event at Montenegro Square, downtown Ashland, Saturday, Dec. 7. The ABA will provide hot chocolate and cookies.
The event starts at 5 p.m. with refreshments while parents and kids wait for Santa, who will be escorted by decorated fire engines. There will be singing and a raffle for five free bicycles. Kids will be able to sit on Santa’s lap. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.
For more information on the ABA, visit www.AshlandFirst.com or e-mail vp@AshlandBusinessAssociation.com. To connect with other local business owners online, go to www.facebook.com/AshlandBusinessAssociation. For more information on Ashland Day Committee events, visit www.AshlandDay.com or go online to www.facebook.com/AshlandDay.
Upton – Come see the trees at the Third Annual Trees for Hope Festival! Beautifully decorated trees donated by businesses and members of the community will be on display at St. Gabriel’s Parish in Upton on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come enjoy the display, have the kids meet Buddy the Elf and have their faces painted! You will be able to purchase chances to win your favorite tree(s) to be raffled off during the afternoon of Dec. 8. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care at Milford Regional Medical Center.
St. Gabriel’s Parish is located at 151 Mendon St., Upton, and can be visited online at www.stgabrielma.org. Look for Trees for Hope Festival on Facebook.
Shrewsbury – Kids ages 4 and up are invited to make a “COOL” Snowman painting Saturday, Dec. 7 or Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at ArtmakerZ. Painting will take about an hour to complete, and the cost for the 8×10 acrylic on canvas is just $15.
Parents are welcome to drop kids and take an hour to themselves to get some errands done! All artists must pre-register.
Visit www.artmakerz.com to register or to find out more. ArtmakerZ, a division of Gastonart & Frame, is located at 257 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury.
Southborough – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The fair will feature crafts, games, a silent auction, a White Elephant, toy room, jewelry sales, baked goods, raffle baskets, and more. Also enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bazaar Cafe, served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Don’t miss the Bargain Box bag sale–fill a bag for $5.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 508-481-1917.