March 15, 2014
Natick – Saturday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m., the monthly concert series at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences in Natick will feature the Stardust Saxophone Quartet. The free concerts will take place in the Harriet Beecher Stowe Community Room at Whitney Place.
Stardust Saxophone Quartet is a stellar quartet with a variety of musical styles and selections, including jazz, swing, pop, religious, and classical, that performs throughout New England. The quartet performs Jon Baskin (soprano and alto), Steve Amy (alto), David Lubick (tenor), and Michael Fields (baritone).
The upcoming concerts include Gail Gallagher Saturday, April 19, and the Golden Tones Chorus Saturday, May 17.
Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences is located 3 Vision Dr. (Route 9 West) in Natick, with plenty of free parking available.
Yarmouth – Saturday, March 15, join the Young at Heart group for a trip to Cape Cod for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day show at the Irish Village in Yarmouth. The meal choices are corned beef and cabbage, scrod tipperary (with crabmeat and cheese) or chicken Celtic (stuffed chicken glazed with an Irish mist sauce). There will be a scenic stop at the canal on the way.
The cost is $58 per person. The trip will leave from the Westborough Senior Center and Faith Fellowship Church in Uxbridge. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 to find out more or to sign up.
Marlborough – The Marlboro Fish & Game Association, 1 Muddy Ln., will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner Saturday, March 15, starting at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and followed by a complete corned beef dinner at 5:30 p.m.
The dinner is open to the general public and membership for $10 per person. Call the Marlboro Fish & Game at 508-485-9739 for ticket reservations (deadline is March 10).
Northborough – Saturday, March 15, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Northborough Free Library, learn all about Henry Beston’s Cape Cod classic, The Outermost House, and its influence on the Cape Cod National Seashore. The multimedia presentation features over 175 photographs and recently produced documentary film footage.
No registration is required. Northborough Free Library is located at 34 Main St. Call 508-393-5025 for more information.
Shrewsbury – The Tenth Annual Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services Gala will be held Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m., at Saint John’s High School, 378 Main St.
Highlights of the evening include an elegant Celtic-inspired dinner prepared by Struck Catering, presentation of the Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award, live and silent auctions, Sachs emerald-diamond pendant drawing, music by Shrewsbury’s classic rock band Tension, a Venetian-inspired coffee bar, and a few surprises!
Tickets are $90 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.syfs-ma.org.
Hudson – As the winter winds down and turns into spring, the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson welcomes the public to join in upcoming pagan events. The Mooncircle Covenant Group is for all folks who find their spirituality and religious beliefs closely connected to nature. It meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday to learn about, discuss and experience earth centered practices and beliefs.
The next full moon ritual will be Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., when local pagans can gather for a joyous spiritual practice for an open circle. For a full list of events and registration information, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office, located at 80 Main St. in Hudson, at 978-562-9180.
Grafton – Everyone’s invited to take a trip back to the carefree days of poodle skirts and saddle shoes! On Saturday, March 15, from 7 – 11 p.m., the Grafton Historical Society will hold a classic high school sock hop in the Grafton Municipal Center gymnasium, 30 Providence Rd., Grafton.
A live DJ will spin all your favorites from the 1950s and 60s from Elvis to Little Richard and everything in between. The evening will also include a trivia contest, sing-alongs, and entertainment. Whether you come to dance, or to stroll down memory lane, or just to groove on the music, it’s sure to be a rocking good time for dancers and non-dancers alike! Vintage attire is optional. There will be a cash bar (beer and wine), soda fountain, pizza, and snacks.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 508-839-0000 or emailing email@example.com.
Shrewsbury – Arts on the Green will present an entertaining Vocal Duo Concert Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd.
Tenor Stanley Wilson and soprano Monica Hatch collaborate with pianist Malcolm Halliday in a program of vocal solo and duo repertoire spanning the centuries, with songs and duets by Debussy, Duparc, Elgar, Schumann, Wolf, as well as several selections from opera and the American Songbook.
Admission to the concert is free, with donations gladly accepted. Suggested donations are $10 adults and $5 for children and students.
The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Northborough – Children preschool age to second grade are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day storytime & craft Saturday, March 15, from 10 – 10:40 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Wear your green clothes and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some stories, a craft, and a snack. *Please let the staff know of any food allergies.
Registration is required by calling 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Worcester – Saturday, March 15, at 4 p.m., a Time Trade Orientation will be held at Stone Soup in Worcester, 4 King St. The Time Trade Circle, Massachusetts’ Time Bank, will be holding the orientation, which is open to the general public, to learn more about time banking and register for the Time Trade Circle.
The Time Trade Circle is a local bank – but keeps track of time instead of money. The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of childcare equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess. All people’s time is valued equally, regardless of color, gender, level of education, or geographic location.
Anyone can become a member of the Time Trade Circle. Individuals, groups, organizations, government agencies, churches, businesses: they all can become members, and contribute time, energies,
Skills, and resources. To join, one must attend an orientation meeting and create an account on the Time Trade Circle website.
See more about the Time Trade Circle and “time banking,” in general, at http://timetradecircle.org/ and www.facebook.com/timetradecircle. Stone Soup, www.stonesoupworcester.org/, the host of the orientation, is a volunteer-run organization that brings together various Worcester leadership development and organizing groups doing social, environmental and economic justice work in the city of Worcester.