April 22, 2014
Marlborough – A Matter of Balance will be presented Tuesday, April 22, from 1 – 2 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center. Parmenter Community Health Care will be on hand to tune up wheel chairs, walkers, and canes to ensure safety, and will conduct a program on balance with tips on fall prevention. Educational materials will be provided.
Call 508-485-6492 to reserve your seat.
Northborough – Famed silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux will be at Heart & Stone Jewelry in Northborough Tuesdays, April 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (excluding 12 – 1 p.m.). Bring in your children to create the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You can choose to matte and frame your hand-cut silhouette and have it turned into a beautiful heirloom-quality charm.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 15-40 Connection, which empowers teens and young adults with knowledge that helps them recognize cancer at its earliest possible stage, so they can benefit from the lifesaving advantage of early cancer detection.
Walk-ins are welcome at Heart & Stone Jewelry, located at 269 West Main St., Northborough, or pre-book a time slot in advance by stopping in. Visit www.heartandstonejewelry.com for more information and pricing information.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society will hold a trivia night at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The evening will include a birthday cake and celebration in recognition of the society’s 50th anniversary. Future celebration events are also planned. Check the Marlborough Historical Society’s website for more information, www.HistoricMarlborough.org.
Northborough – An acrylic art demonstration sponsored by the Northborough Art Guild will be held Tuesday, April 22, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., at Northborough Historical Building, 50 Main St. Join local artist Sheryll Collins, co-owner of Collins Artworks in Clinton, and learn about acrylic molding pastes, interference, iridescent and open acrylics. Sheryll will include the audience in the demo, as she teaches them about values, color and composition.
The demonstration is free to the public, with donations welcome. Refreshments will be served.
April 23, 2014
Shrewsbury – Wednesday, April 23, “The Lost Village of Prattville” with speaker Erik Larsen will be presented by the Shrewsbury Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the 1830 Brick Schoolhouse on the Town Common (Church Road).
Travel back in time to Shrewsbury’s lost village of “Prattville.” Located only 1/2 mile east of Shrewsbury Center, the bustling village of Prattville was home to many historically significant residents and businesses during the early 1800s. Join the historical society on this rare photographic tour of the village, its homes, and businesses including the firehouse, general store, tannery and livery, from its start to the trolley days of the early 1900s.
The presentation is free and open to the public, with refreshments served. For more information, call Erik Larsen at 774-230-5826. New members are always welcome. To download a membership form, visit http://www.shrewsburyhistoricalsociety.org/membership%20application.jpg.
Boylston – A free Senior Movie Day for Shrewsbury seniors will take place Wednesday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m., at Calliope Productions Theater, 150 Main St., Boylston. Shrewsbury seniors interested in attending should call Jim at Heald & Chiampi Funeral Home at 508-842-3700 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to reserve their seat.
The movie will be The Apartment, a classic Billy Wilder comedy-drama about a put-upon insurance clerk (Jack Lemon) who rises through the ranks by loaning out his apartment as a trysting place for his philandering superiors.
Admission and refreshments are free. A raffle prize and “goodie bags” will be given away.
Northborough – Kids’ author Michelle Falanga will be reading and signing her new book, “The Amazing Monster,” at the Northborough Free Library Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m., in the Children’s Room.
The Amazing Monster is a magical tale about the destructive effects of bullying and the positive effects of love and acceptance. Books to be signed must be purchased in advance (available on Amazon.com.); they will not be sold at the event.
The library is located at 34 Main St. Parking is accessible on Patty Lane. This event is sponsored by Northborough Moms & Tots. Questions can be directed to Liz Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlborough – A spaghetti supper, put on by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held Wednesday, April 23, 5 – 7 p.m., in the Parish Hall of the Church, located at High and Bolton (Route 85) streets, above Union Common.
The menu is spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage. The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. Join your neighbors and friends for good food and fellowship. The public is invited to attend.
Sudbury - Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., OARS will present the results of two years of mapping the invasive water chestnut plant in the Assabet River, and one year of mapping it throughout the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers. The event will take place at the Visitor Center of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
Learn about the impacts of water chestnut, where it comes from, and the prospects for managing it. OARS will be providing several ways that residents can get involved in keeping this serious threat under control!
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other programs, membership, and the Refuge, visit www.farnwr.org.
Northborough – A Pop Improv Workshop with Skyrise Theater for kids in grades 2 – 5 will take place Wednesday, April 23, from 2 – 3 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. During the program, participants will learn a fun way to interact using imagination and creativity to perform scenes without a script.
Registration is required by calling 508-393-5025 ext. 4.