September 6, 2014
Westborough – Senior Girl Scout Troop 30555 is still raising funds for their trip to Costa Rica in 2015. They will be holding a yard sale at the Tufts Machine Shop lot, 55 E. Main St., Westborough, Sept. 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have any items that you would like to donate to the sale, email Julie Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-366-9463. They will be happy to pick items up at your convenience.
Northborough – The Northborough Community Affairs Committee will hold a free Family Movie Night Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., at the Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the PG family movie “Jumanji,” a fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Free popcorn and candy will be served while supplies last. The event is sponsored by Brendon Properties, Tavern in the Square, Children’s Dentistry of Northborough, and Our Future Learning Center, Inc.
For more information and a movie synopsis, visit http://northboroughcac.weebly.com or on Facebook at Northborough Community Affairs Committee.
Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital’s Auxiliary will hold its annual Flea Market Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the hospital grounds at 157 Union St. Besides a wide variety of vendors and artisans, there will be the Auxiliary’s Elegant Junk, also known as Treasures from the Past, slightly used books, a bake sale featuring baked goods from some of the area’s best bakers and the ever popular snack bar featuring grilled hot dogs and kielbasa.
All of the auxiliary’s profits from the flea market are donated either to the hospital as a gift or go towards the auxiliary’s scholarship fund.
There are a few spaces left for vendors and crafters. To register, call Terri Barton at 978-562-7434 and leave a message with name, address, telephone number and email address. The cost is $25.
Hudson – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention organization will be hosting the Hudson Youth Fest Saturday, Sept. 6 (postponed from Aug. 2), from 1-5 p.m., at Wood Park, 65 Park St.
This free, youth-led event is being held to promote healthy decision making and to raise awareness about substance abuse. The event will feature bands, dance performances, outdoor activities and games, and refreshments.
For more information, visit www.preventhudsonsa.org.
Westborough – Barbara Berenson, author of “Boston and the Civil War,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1-3 p.m. Boston’s black and white abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery and honoring the promise of liberty made in the Declaration of Independence. Join local historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey through Civil War Boston.
All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Hudson – The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 is presenting A Taste of Country Festival Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4-10 p.m., featuring three bands, “A Boy Named Sue,” a Jonny Cash tribute band; “Erin Ollis,” number #1 on one of the Reverbnation country chart; and Bobby Hogan and Sugar Creek, a “kickin’ country music band.” A barbecue will also be available for purchase.
Cost is $15 per ticket presale or $20 per ticket day of the event. Tickets will be available in the lodge’s member lounge, 99 Park St., Hudson; through each of the bands; or by calling 508-335-2992 or 774-285-2143. To find out more about this and other events at Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959, visit www.hudsonelks.com.
September 7, 2014
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society museum will open for the season Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., with a concert of patriotic songs and other pieces performed by organist Glen Campbell on the society’s restored 1874 George Stevens pipe organ. The society’s collection of colonial-era artifacts will also be on display.
The program commemorates the 240th anniversary of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 as well as the town’s role in the uprising and the later American Revolution. The Worcester rebellion drew more than 4,500 militiamen from 37 area towns to Worcester on Sept. 6, 1774, where they successfully protested British authority for the first time in the American colonies by shutting down the Crown-controlled county courthouse. Several Northborough militiamen joined the march.
The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. Revolutionary period costumes welcome. The museum, located at 50 Main St., at the corner of Main and School streets, will be open from 2-4 p.m. Sundays in September and October. For more information, contact Info@NorthboroughHistoricalSociety.org or 508-393-6298.
Hudson – On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to join a welcoming celebration to kick off the new church year at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. The family worship service will celebrate coming together after the summer months.
The service will also feature the Pan Loco Steel Band, an authentic, mixed ethnic ensemble consisting of two steel drummers, a bass player and a percussionist. They bring a mix of calypso, reggae, and island music.
For more information, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office at 978-562-9180.
Westborough – On Sunday, Sept. 7, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC), and Congregation B’nai Shalom will hold a communitywide High Holy Day Happening from 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The event is an interactive educational and fun experience for children, teens and adults.
The morning will feature numerous activities for children of all ages to learn about and explore the Jewish High Holy Days using all their senses. Participants will make New Year’s cards for Israeli soldiers, blow a shofar, learn fun songs, bake challah, and more. This event is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts with support from Congregation B’nai Shalom, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and the Boroughs JCC.
The High Holy Day Happening is open to the entire community of Greater Boroughs/Central Mass. Although reservations are not required, reservations would help to ensure enough supplies for all the children. Contact EJ Dotts at email@example.com to make a reservation or sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c49a5a92ba13-high.
Marlborough – The Original Wedding Expo will be hosting an event featuring 65 exhibitors Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Best Western Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A professionally choreographed fashion show featuring gown, tuxedo and floral styles reflecting the four seasons of weddings will be held at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 at the door and $7 at www.originalweddingexpo.com. Future events will be held Sept. 21 in Sturbridge, Nov. 9 in Lincoln, R.I., and Jan. 11, 2015 in Leominster.