April 17, 2014
Hudson – All who are grieving a loss are welcome to attend a facilitated bereavement circle at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St. Each month participants will gather to share memories and stories within a community of love and mutual support.
People of all faith backgrounds are welcome to join in an experience led by the Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann that will have spiritual components without promoting any particular set of religious beliefs. Upcoming meetings will be Thursday, April 17 and May 15, at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office at 978-562-9180.
Shrewsbury – First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., will observe Maundy Thursday April 17 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 508-845-7286 or visit www.fccsm.org.
Northborough – Preschool-aged children and their parent/caregiver are invited to a preschool sensory integration program Thursday, April 17, from 9:30 – 11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St.
Join Barrett Family Wellness Center for fun sensory stations known to stimulate both occupational and speech learning in preschool-aged children. The program will be staffed by pediatric occupational and speech therapists (as well as graduate students).
Registration is not needed. To find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Westborough – There will be a Christian Passover Seder before the Maundy Thursday service, April 17, at 5:30 p.m., in Webb Hall at First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. The Seder will include a walk through the Haggadah, and a light meal of soup and bread. The service will follow at 7 p.m.
To attend and/or to volunteer with the setup, contact Sabina Terrades, Operations Manager at First United Methodist Church, at 508-366-4910 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 508-450-1614; or email email@example.com.
Southborough – The St. Mark’s Robotic Team will be at Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Thursday, April 17, at 4 p.m., with a demonstration of the robot they are entering into competition. All are welcome to attend!
To find out more, call the library at 508-481-5031.
Southborough – The Southborough Genealogy Club will meet Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m., at Southborough Library, 25 Main St. All are welcome!
Hudson – Holy Week will be celebrated at First Federated Church in Hudson with a series of services, beginning with Palm Sunday on April 13, and culminating with Easter Sunday April 20. All are invited to attend the services.
On Thursday, April 17 (Maundy Thursday), join First Federated Church at 7 p.m. for a quiet, contemplative Tenebrae Service, where communion will be served, several scriptures will be read, and candles will be extinguished reflecting Christ’s sufferings, betrayal, and death.
First Federated Church is located at 200 Central St., 1 mile from I-495, and 1 mile from the center of Hudson. To learn more about First Federated Church, or to get directions, call the church office at 978-562-9207.
Marlborough – Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m., the Marlborough Senior Center Men’s Group will host a discussion with Thomas Whalen on his latest book, JFK and His Enemies: A Profile in Political Power. The cost to attend is $5 per person, and lunch will be served at the event.
Whalen is an associate professor of social science at Boston University and an expert in modern American politics, American foreign policy and the American presidency. His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, ABCNews.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times and the AP.
Call 508-485-6492 to reserve your seat. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 250 Main St.
Hudson – Maundy Thursday Eucharist with foot washing will be observed Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington St., Hudson, at the rotary in Wood Square.