March 5, 2015
Newton – The Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton will host the opening exhibit of “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape” Thursday, March 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. The selection of inspirational portraits by nationally known professional photographer Mark Chester is a moving display of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who are residents of the Commonwealth.
Chester’s powerful images create a visual archive that celebrates the diversity of Massachusetts’ citizens from 165 counties around the globe. The photographs of New Americans enrich the viewer by sharing the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State’s 351 towns and cities.
A selection of the photographs will be on display during March and April in the Scandinavian Cultural Center’s Nordic Hall Gallery, for which hours vary. The Gallery is located at 206 Waltham St. in West Newton. For further information on the opening celebration of The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, visit http://scandicenter.org/.
Westborough – Westborough High School’s Project Graduation will hold a fundraiser Thursday, March 5 at Lyn Evans boutique, 30 Lyman St., from 6-9 p.m. Lyn Evans is a contemporary women’s boutique specializing in clothing and accessories. Fifteen percent of all sales will go to support Project Graduation 2015. The new spring line will be in the store and there will be a variety of refreshments served.
Project Graduation is an annual all-night event providing our high school seniors with a safe, chemical-free celebration on the evening of their graduation from Westborough High School.
March 6, 2015
Shrewsbury – “Cinderella” will be presented Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden St. After the March 7 performance, children are invited on stage to have pictures taken with Cinderella, the Prince, and the carriage. Interested families should bring their camera.
Tickets - $15 for adults and $10 students and senior citizens – can be ordered by email at email@example.com.
Westborough – The Westborough High School (WHS) Center Stage Theater Company will present the musical “Pippin” Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the WHS Charlotte Spinney Auditorium, 90 W. Main St.
“Pippin” tells the story of Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, as he comes of age and searches for his place in the world. Guided by the enigmatic Leading Players, Pippin must face his demanding father, two-faced stepmother, vivacious grandmother, and sympathetic spouse as he tries to find his life’s purpose.
Tickets are $12 students; $15 adults; and free for Westborough senior citizens. They are available at the door or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrewsbury – St. Mary Church Parish Hall, 20 Summer St., will be hosting the 5th Annual Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 6, from 4-8 p.m. Join the parish for great food and great music. This year’s menu features fish & chips served with coleslaw, soft drink, a choice of dessert, and coffee for only $10. Kids can choose to have two slices of pizza or mac & cheese plus a soft drink and dessert for only $5.
No reservations necessary. Tickets will be available at the door, but may be purchased in advance at a discount by calling Kerry Martineau in the Pastoral Center at 508-845-6341 or visiting www.StMarysFishFry.com.
March 7, 2015
Hudson – The 2nd Annual “A Taste of Ireland” will be presented by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at Riverview – Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St. Enjoy Irish food, including a ploughman’s lunch, bangers & mash, and bread pudding; Irish beer; step dancing by the Heavey Quinn Academy of Irish Dance; music with the Jolly Beggars; and emceeing by comedian Sean Sullivan.
Tickets are $25 in advance online (plus service charge) and $30 after March 2. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.
Shrewsbury – Arts on the Green in Shrewsbury will present a String Quartet ‘Plus’ Concert Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., with three different keyboard instruments, at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd. The program will include Schumann’s celebrated Piano Quintet in E flat major, the Rheinberger Suite for violin, cello and organ, op. 149 with the church’s celebrated three manual Casavant organ, and the world premiere of Fitchburg composer Robin Dinda’sOrgan Concertino #1 with the J. W. Walker Box organ. Featuring Malcolm Halliday as organist and pianist, with violinists Yulia Zhuravleva and Aaron Packard, violist Susan Kirchhausen and Cellist Seong-Heui Jeon.
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. For more information, call 508-845-7286. The program 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.
Westborough – Chamber Music MetroWest will present Makin’ Music: Fun with Mozart & Friends Saturday, March 7, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at David French Music, 53B Otis St., Westborough. The program is designed for children ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome. Along with fun musical activities for children, you will be able ask questions and see the instruments up close after the concert.
Admission is free, but donations for the Westborough Food Pantry (a non-perishable food item or monetary donation) are requested. One hundred percent of donations will go to the food pantry.
For more information, visit www.chambermusicmetrowest.com. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Westborough – Mandi Lynn, the author of “Essence,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, March 7, from 1-3 p.m. Something is out there that calls Emma to the forest. It isn’t going to fade until she surrenders.
It starts with a shift in the atmosphere. The forest greets Emma with startling force. At first she can’t move her limbs. Then her vision is rendered useless. The sensation comes more often, and the symptoms become frightening as Emma is left paralyzed to the force that emerges from the forest. Voices come in dream at first, commanding against her will. Something is out there that calls Emma to the forest, and it isn’t going to fade until she surrenders.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Northborough – The Kindergarten Book Club at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will meet Saturday, March 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This month, the book will be Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day by Judith Viorst. A snack and fun activity will be part of the meeting.
Registration is required and ongoing. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to find out more.