March 1, 2015
Westborough – The town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2017. It was founded when it split off from the bordering town of Marlborough. Westborough’s most famous native son, Eli Whitney Jr., a Yale University graduate, invented the cotton gin in 1795. Attend the Westborough Historical Society’s open house Sunday, March 1, 2-4 p.m., at the Sibley House to learn more about the town’s history on Westborough.
The event is free and open to the public. The Sibley House is located at 13 Parkman St.
Westborough – Westborough Softball will be holding an open house Sunday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m., in the Westborough High School gym, 90 West Main St. Learn about the program and how girls can have fun playing softball while learning new skills, good sportsmanship, and making friends. Softball Board members, coaches, and players will be available to answer questions and demonstrate softball skills.
A Coaches Clinic will also be held in the adjacent gym from 6-7 p.m. for anyone interested in helping out or learning more about the role of the coach and some of the skills Westborough Softball will be focusing on this season.
Parents, players, and interested volunteers are welcome. Potential coaches are especially encouraged to attend. Registration at www.westborolittleleague.org is open until March 15.
March 3, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will meet Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd. Club member Lorraine Lee will present “Horticultural Therapy.” Throughout the presentation you will learn about the history of garden therapy, which used in treating numerous physical and psychological disorders, and current research validating the benefits to clients.
Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) and United Home Experts will host a business social Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., at the home improvement company’s new headquarters, 60 Pleasant St. ABA members and local business owners and managers are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
ABA meetings with speakers and member presentations are held in February, April, June, August, and November. Business networking socials are held in the “off months.” For more information on the March event, contact the ABA at 508-380-0555 or info@AshlandBusinessAssociation.com, or United Home Experts at 508-881-8555.
March 4, 2015
Northborough – Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) will hold a Coffee and Connect Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. (parking on Patty Lane). Offered the first Wednesday of each month at the same time, in the same location, these sessions are an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. The participants choose a specific topic of discussion and time is set aside for sharing and brainstorming on challenges or unmet needs.
The Coffee and Connect is free and open to the public. Visit www.nspac.org for updates/changes or to join the NSPAC email list.
A World Beyond the World: moving through a mysterious, beautiful, and unknown landscape. Photo/submitted
Maynard – Join OARS for its 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Wednesday, March 4, from 7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at the Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard. The Festival returns with another impressive selection of short films. With the theme “A Wild Life,” these engaging films bring theater-goers close to magnificent wilderness, as well as to the courageous people who work to protect their communities’ environment.
“This year’s festival brings us 17 inspiring and award-winning films,” said Alison Field-Juma, OARS Executive Director. “They challenge us to think about the role of wild places in our lives, and bring us new perspectives and stories from people who have made a difference.”
The Fine Arts Theatre Place is located at 19 Summer St. (Route 62). Tickets are $13 per person, door prizes included, and can be purchased at the Theater box office, Serendipity Café (Maynard), by calling OARS at 978-369-3956, or online at www.oars3rivers.org. Tickets will also available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
March 5, 2015
Grafton – Lights, Camera, Cure! Relay for Life of Shrewsbury Grafton will kick off Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m., at the Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Rd., Grafton. Enjoy a showing of The BoxTrolls, along with free popcorn and drinks while helping to celebrate the 2015 relay for Life season. Also, learn about this year’s plans for Relay for Life pick up your Team Captain t-shirts if you are registered. There will be door prizes, survivor gifts, and more.
For more Information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit Relay for Life of Shrewsbury Grafton on Facebook for more information.
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.