April 24, 2014
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant and the Marlborough Cultural Council announced that the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band will perform a free concert Thursday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St.
The band features 38 professional musicians, all of whom are active duty military personnel, who will play a mix of patriotic, classical and jazz favorites. In addition, a select group of Marlborough High School musicians will be invited onstage to play with the band.
Although the concert is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, 140 Main St., fourth floor, at the Council on Aging, 250 Main St., and at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. Tickets may also be printed online at www.heritagebandofamerica.ticketleap.com. Persons without tickets may attend the concert but will be seated after all ticket holders. For more information, call Mike Berry in the Mayor’s Office at 508-460-3770.
Westborough – Jonathan Hall, author of Toto the Tornado Kitten, and his cat Toto will be at Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough Thursday, April 24, from 1 – 3 p.m. Join Toto the Kitten on this true and adventurous journey.
Born in the woods in the small town of Brimfield, Toto is suddenly blown away by a tornado right up into the top of a tree! Meet his friends and follow along as he loses his old home, but finds a new one.
Toto’s true story would not have been made possible without the help of the Animal Rescue League of Boston and its Rescue Services Team. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the book will go toward its continued effort in animal advocacy and care.
All are welcome to stop in meet the author and Toto. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., Westborough.
Southborough – On Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m., Creature Teachers will return to Southborough Library with “Animals Around the World.” What animals will they bring? Come find out at the library!
All are welcome, and registration is not required. Southborough Library is located 25 Main St. For more information, call 508-481-5031. Sponsored by Fay School.
Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, April 24, from 2 – 8 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. The blood drive is being sponsored by the Shrewsbury Masons, and is open to residents from all surrounding. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome.
The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
Hudson – In April the health workshop series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will continue Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Ebens Room, with “Is Fat the Enemy?” For decades, we’ve been taught that the fat we eat is our enemy. We’ve been told by health professionals that if we want to be thin and healthy, we should choose low-fat and no-fat foods. It’s time to rethink the role that fat plays in our daily diets, and to learn more about which fats can promote health and which ones can be detrimental.
Admission is $8 and includes the workshop and refreshments. It is open to the public, but pre-registration is necessary. To reserve a seat, contact June Miller at 978-838-0044 or email@example.com. St. Luke’s is located at 5 Washington St. in Hudson at the rotary on Wood Square.
Northborough – Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will host Tower Hill Botanic Garden as it presents “Grow Into Gardening Thursday, April 24. Two sessions will be offered: from 10 – 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6 and from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 10.
Through stories, songs, acting, and games children will learn all about how to grow their own garden, as well as choose a flower or vegetable seed to plant and then take home to watch grow.
There will be a $1 fee per child for gardening materials. To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
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.