August 21, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Maynard Adult Learning Center offers free ESOL (English as a Second Language) classes in Hudson, including four levels of ESOL classes from beginning through advanced. Classes start in September.
Classes are held at the Hudson High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Registration for the classes will be taking place Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m., in the Hudson High School cafeteria.
For more information, visit www.HMALC-learn.org or call 978-567-6250 ext. 0137.
Marlborough – The Mayor’s 2014 Concert Series will present The Missy Maxfield Project Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m., at Union Common in Marlborough, located on the corner of Main Street and Route 85. Admission is free. There will be no rain date in case of inclement weather.
August 22, 2014
Westborough – Blue Slipper Court No. 18, Order of the Amaranth is hosting a dinner and dance Friday, Aug. 22, from 6-11 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 206 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. The event is open to the public with a DJ and a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple before Aug. 20, and $25 per person or $40 per couple at the door. For information and tickets, contact Christina or Steve Qualey at 508-887-8817. Proceeds to benefit Blue Slipper Court’s Ways and Means, which supports the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.
Worcester – The Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Aug. 22 at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St., Worcester, with worship at 7:15 p.m., followed by the coffeehouse at 8 p.m. and a potluck buffet at 9 p.m. Jim Scott, guitarist and singer, will present “A Pete Seeger Songfest” during the coffeehouse.
For more information, visit www.serenitycoffeehouse.org.
Westborough – It’s time to register for Fall Ball with Westborough Little League and Softball. The season runs early September through the end of October. Develop your skills, make new friends and have fun! First‐time players are welcome.
The deadline to register is Aug. 22. Visit www.westborolittleleague.org for more information and to sign up.
Marlborough – Come down to the Senior “Diner” Friday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center for burgers and more and a Doo Wop Sock Hop! Cost is $10 per person or $15 per two people. Bring a friend of any age and join the senior center Staff, Mayor Vigeant, Fire Chief Fortin and Police Chief Leonard, Commissioner of Public Works John Ghiloni, and more special guests as they flip burgers, serve up french fries and milk shakes.
Call 508-485-6492 to register. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 250 Main St.
Natick – Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23, join women from all over New England at The Love Encounter Women’s Conference with international speaker and missionary to Southeast Asia Lesley-Anne Leighton of New Zealand, pastor and prayer leader Bethany Yeo Temple of Boston Justice House of Prayer, and worship with recording artist Melissa Parrick of Texas.
Come to The Bridge Metrowest in Natick and don’t miss this special opportunity to hear dynamic speaking and draw near to God and be transformed by the power of His Love. For more information or to register, visit www.bridgemetrowest.com or call 508-651-0277.
Grafton – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 1-7 p.m., at the American Legion Post, 69 Worcester St./Route 140, Grafton. The blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. Donors can register for a chance to win Red Sox tickets.
The Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years with a signed parental consent form). You can donate blood every 56 days. Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
August 23, 2014
Marlborough – Looking for great summer fun for the whole family? Four Family Fun Festivals on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, & 23, hosted by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, are coming to Union Common in Marlborough and all are free to the public. These family friendly themed festivals will take place from 1-4:30 p.m., with an exciting line up of performances and activities.
The final festival, to be held Aug. 23, is a Summer Music and Dance Festival beginning with the Pan Neubean Steel Band at 1 p.m., Origination getting everyone up and dancing at 2:15 p.m., and ending with a 3:30 p.m. performance of “Trash to Tunes,” a demonstration of homemade instruments.
The Family Fun Festival will take place at Union Common at 91 Main St. in Marlborough. In the case of rain, the Festival will move to the Marlborough Senior Center at 250 Main St. Family Fun Festivals are sponsored by the City of Marlborough and the Ezra M. Cutting Trust.
For more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.
Marlborough – The Marlborough High School Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams will hold a car wash and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Navin Rink, 451 Bolton St. Cost: $5 per car/$10 per minivan or larger vehicles.
The 2014-15 Marlborough High School All Sport School Calendar will also be on sale at the event for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit the MHS cross country teams.