March 15, 2014
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.
Auburn – An Honors Student Recital featuring advancing students of Pakachoag Music School will take place Saturday, March 15, starting at 2 p.m., in the Great Hall at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn.
Students performing in this recital are selected by audition and represent students who have usually studied for at least five years or are between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. This year’s candidates for the recital include violinists, cellists and pianists.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Pakachoag Music School at 508-791-8159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will continue the tradition of sweet treats at the annual Town Meeting Saturday, March 15, in the Westborough High School auditorium, 90 W. Main St. The sale will be open from noon until the snacks are gone.
Bake sale funds will support community service projects. There will be finger snacks, coffee, tea and water available for purchase.
For information, contact Carol at 508-836-4686.
March 15, 2014 – March 16, 2014
Region – Symphony Pro Musica will present “Northern Exposure” Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School, 10 New Bond St., Worcester, and Sunday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Mill Pond School, 6 Olde Hickory Path. The critically acclaimed central Massachusetts orchestra continues its 31st season with concerts featuring the music of Jean Sibelius and Sergei Prokofiev. Fifteen-year-old Leland Ko will make his debut with the orchestra as a cello soloist.
More information and advance ticket information is available at www.symphonypromusica.org or by calling 978-562.0939. Musicians interested in joining Symphony Pro Musica may contact the orchestra at email@example.com to arrange an audition. String, trumpet and trombone players are especially encouraged to audition.
Westborough – Benjamin Franklin DeMolay will again be holding its all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet Saturday, March 15, from 8 – 11 a.m., at Siloam Lodge of Masons,12 Church St., Westborough. The monthly event is offered as a community service and is an opportunity for those interested to learn about DeMolay and Masonry.
The breakfast buffet is offered for free, with donations accepted from anyone wishing to help support DeMolay and Masonic charities. Donations of non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Westborough Food Pantry.
Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will host a multi-media presentation by Don Wilding, author of “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” and co-founder of the Henry Beston Society, Saturday, March 15, from 2-3:30 p.m. Wilding will present photographs and video footage of a new documentary, and his book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.