April 26, 2014
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.
Shrewsbury – Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held at Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Open to the general public, the event is sponsored by the City of Worcester Division of Public Health, lead agency of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA). IMPORTANT: SHARPS (diabetic needles, insulin needles, lancets, etc.) will not be accepted.
If you are a Shrewsbury resident, contact the Shrewsbury Health Department at 508-841-8512 for proper disposal methods. If you are a non-Shrewsbury resident, contact the Health Department in your local municipality for proper disposal methods.
To view other drop off locations, click on the link: www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/1396290545_501037.pdf.
Hudson – Marlborough and Hudson Police along with the DA’s Office are collecting old prescription drugs Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Old Hudson Street Landfill, 200 Hudson St., Marlborough.
Marlborough Household Hazardous Collection will be later in the spring. With the date to be determined. If you have any questions, call Lt. Dave Giorgi at the Marlborough Police Department at 508-481-1212 ext. 6973.
Northborough – Northborough Moms & Tots, in collaboration with Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc., is hosting a multifamily yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 4 Longfellow Rd. in Northborough. This is an effort to raise funds to be donated to the seventh annual Northborough Backpack Drive. Rain date is Sunday, April 27. There will be a large selection of kids’ toys, sports equipment, household items, books and kids’ clothing.
The backpack drive benefits students in need in the Northborough public schools in grades K-12. Students receive new backpacks filled with school supplies to start their new school year.
Monetary donations can be sent directly to Northborough Helping Hands at P.O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532. Please make a note that your contribution is for the Backpack Drive.
Westborough – Saturday, April 26, the community is invited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little League and 40th anniversary of softball with the annual parade. Led by members of the Westborough High School marching band, the parade of baseball and softball players and volunteers will begin at 10 a.m. at Bay State Commons and proceed to the opening ceremony at Westborough High School, 90 West Main St.
The morning features exciting events and special guests, including the WHS A Capella group singing the National Anthem, the first pitch of the season, and much more! Opening day festivities will continue from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Mill Pond for softball and at Target Field for baseball. Intra-division pick-up games, fun competitions and activities will occur at all fields. Concessions and spirit wear will be available for purchase.
Non-perishable items will be collected for the Westborough Food Pantry at the Bay State gathering spot before the parade. Bring the whole family and plan to join your children at their events for the day.
Northborough – The Northborough Gets Active 5K Road Race Walk/Run will be held Saturday, April 26, starting at 9 a.m. at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St. The race is a fundraiser for Northborough Recreation and the Northborough Rotary Club, and is sponsored by GPS Financial, Realtor Michelle Gillespie, and the Westboro Tennis & Swim Club.
The cost is $20; $10 for kids under 15. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Sign up early to receive a t-shirt. For more information and to sign up, visit www.northboroughrecreation.com.
Hopkinton – A free educational seminar on the nuances of Medicare will be held at Golden Pond Assisted Living Saturday, April 26.
The seminar will be presented by Robin Smith, an insurance advocate who specializes in senior issues. Some of the topics discussed will be what Medicare pays for and what it doesn’t; the differences between Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B as it relates to your liability; and knowing your rights, options and what the “gaps” are.
There will be a breakfast served at 9 a.m., and the program will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
RSVP to 508-435-1250. Golden Pond is located at 50 W. Main St # 1, Hopkinton.