April 25, 2014
Northborough – The Friday flick at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will feature a sensory friendly movie Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. To accommodate children who have sensory sensitivities, the library will show the movie in a sensory friendly manner. A snack will be provided.
Registration is required. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for the movie title or to register.
April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014
Marlborough – The First United Methodist Church of Marlborough will hold its annual spring yard sale and rummage sale Friday, April 25, from 6 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of household goods and toys, as well as gently used clothing at excellent bargain prices.
The sale will be held rain or shine. FUMC is located at 52 Church St., behind Dairy Queen, in Marlborough.
Marlborough – Join Marlborough Senior Center’s own Dynamic Duo, Lisa and Pam, for a fun craft-making session Friday, April 25, from 1 – 3 p.m.
For reservations, call 508-485-6492. Marlborough Senior Center is located at 250 Main St.
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s program will be “Money, Money, Money – Making a Living in the 19th Century,” presented by society members Ellen Racine, Cynthia Atwood and Kathleen Pierce.
The presenters will don period costumes and portray a number of 19th-century Northborough residents including Farmer Lewis Fay, Dr. Henry Jewett, millworker Nettie Johnson and Sarah Flagg Bailey, who taught school in one of Northborough’s one-room school houses.
Meetings are held at the Historical Society building, 50 Main St. There is no charge to attend. All are welcome.
April 26, 2014
Northborough – All are invited to the Louise Houle Annual Town Cleanup Saturday, April 26, 7:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. sponsored by the Northborough Community Affairs Committee and Northborough Women’s Club. Rain date is Sunday, April 27.
Registration and passing out of trash bags and gloves will be at the Robert E. Melican School, 145 Lincoln St., from 7:45 to 10 a.m. The Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council is hosting a cookout for all volunteers from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth-McAfee Pavilion on South Street.
Southborough – On Saturday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m., Sparky’s Puppets will be at Southborough Library to perform “The Land of Enchantment.” You never know what might pop up…an elf? A goblin? A wise old woman? Find out in the Land of Enchantment!
To find out more, call 508-481-5031. Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St. Sponsored by Fay School.
Peter Swanson’s terrific debut novel is an atmospheric tale already optioned for film, a romantic noir with shades of Hitchcock in which a man is swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love reappears.
All are welcome to stop in at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Shopping Center), to meet the author.
Marlborough – The seventh annual Marlborough Earth Day Fair hosted by Green Marlborough and Marlborough Girl Scouts will be held at Ghiloni Park, 239 Concord Road, Saturday, April 26, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. The fair is fun, educational and free to the public and exhibitors. The event will include solar energy installations and options; displays and demonstrations on energy and water conservation, bike paths in Massachusetts, local food, gardening; exhibitors from schools, Girl Scouts, local organizations and businesses; live music, food and a walk in the park; and electronics recycling and used bike collection.
Local individuals, organizations and business interested in exhibiting can contact Bonny Goldberg, Marlborough Girl Scouts, at 508-740-1156, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jen Boudrie, at 508-481-0569, email@example.com. Information and updates will be posted at www.greenmarlborough.org.
Shrewsbury -Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations’ (SELCO) annual Arbor Day celebration will be Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 – 11 a.m., at the Shrewsbury Town Common.
As part of the event, SELCO will be giving away 750 free trees to Shrewsbury residents. All selected varieties are resistant to Asian Longhorn Beetle infestation, and are not classified as host trees. Seedling quantities are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Trees will not be distributed before 8:30 a.m., and are available to SELCO customers only. Please bring a SELCO bill or other ID proving Shrewsbury residency.
Also, at 10 a.m. an Animal Adventures Live Animal Show will be held in the main meeting room on the top floor at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St. Learn how wild animals from around the world depend on trees for survival. In keeping with their high standards none of the animals are wild caught. Animal Adventures rescues abandoned, orphaned and neglected animals and provide them with a high-quality life while using them to inspire and educate you. For more information about Animal Adventures, please visit www.animaladventures.net.
SELCO will offer eco-friendly program information and giveaways, and local environmental and community groups will also be on hand at the Town Common. For more information on SELCO, visit www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/selco.
Westborough – Show your community spirit and help make Westborough cleaner and greener! Rally your family and friends Saturday, April 26 to join the annual town-wide Earth Day Litter Clean-up, sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust. Early birds can meet at Bellows Road or West Meadow Plaza at 6:30 a.m. Families and groups are invited at 9:30 a.m. to the Lake Chauncy parking lot to be assigned a site to clean up. Come with enthusiasm, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves. Trash bags will be provided.
Neighbors are also encouraged to clean up along neighborhood sidewalks and streets during the month of April. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for an independent clean-up and receive trash bags, contact Townwide Clean-up Chairman Bruce Tretter at firstname.lastname@example.org.