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April 29, 2015

Stow: FPC presents ‘Diet and Health: A Progress Report’

Stow – First Parish Church of Stow & Acton will present the hour-long video “Diet and Health: A Progress Report,” by Walter Willett, M.D., Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m., in its Community Room. After the presentation, one of Dr. Willett’s graduate students will be available via Skype to answer questions about the presentation and nutrition in general.

 

All are welcome to this free event. FPC is located at 353 Great Rd. in Stow, on the common at the intersection of routes 62 and 117.

 

 

Start: April 29, 2015
End: April 29, 2015
Venue: First Parish Church of Stow & Acton
Address:
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353 Great Rd., Stow, MA, United States, 01775

April 30, 2015

Southborough: Earthworms program at Southborough Library

Southborough – Hands On Nature returns to the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Thursday, April 30, at 3:45 p.m., with another great class for young scientists. Children will learn the incredible role that earthworms play in our environment and make a worm farm to take home. This program is for children ages 5-8 years old.

 

Registration is required. For more information, call the library at 508-485-5031. Supported by the Southborough Community Fund, a Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest.

 

 

Start: April 30, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Southborough Library
Phone: 508 485 5031
Address:
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25 Main St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772
Cost: Registration is required.

Westborough: ‘Steps to Address Caregiver Stress’ program at Whitney Place

Westborough – Nancy E. Durkin, MSSW, LICSW, Social Services Manager, SALMON VNA & Hospice, will present “Steps to Address Caregiver Stress” Thursday, April 30 at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, 5 Lyman St. Tours and light refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the program from 6-7 p.m.

 

Caring for other people over an extended time is noble and compassionate, but comes with serious side effects showing up physically, financially, socially, emotionally, and psychologically. Come learn from about the dangers of stress and how to relieve it through specific approaches – including some that are entirely free – for a more manageable life, right now and into the future.

 

Reservations are required. Call Karen Corcoran at 508-898-3490 ext. 5050 to register or for more information.

 

 

Start: April 30, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Whitney Place Assisted Living Residence
Phone: 508 898 3490 x5050
Address:
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5 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Reservations are required

Marlborough: Storyteller David Bates at Marlborough Senior Center

Marlborough – An afternoon of fun with Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller David Bates will be presented by the Marlborough Council on Aging Thursday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center. Entitled Celebrating New England Songs and Stories for Everyone, the program will involve the audience in a variety of cultural traditions, including farming stories and songs from the past and present, sea songs & chanteys, Native American stories, ghost stories and family tales.

 

To register or for more information, call the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St., at 508-485-6492.

 

 

Start: April 30, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
Address:
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40 New St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Registration is required.

Southborough: An Evening of eBook Help at Southborough Library

Southborough – Kindle getting you down? Nook woes? Wondering how you can read library books on your iPad? The Southborough Library can help! On Thursday, April 30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., library staff will be conducting eBook help to the best of their ability. Registration is not required. Bring in your device and the staff will do its best to help you check out books electronically. The Southborough Library is located at 25 Main St.

 

 

Start: April 30, 2015 5:30 pm
End: April 30, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Southborough Library
Phone: 508 485 5031
Address:
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25 Main St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772

May 1, 2015

Westborough: Spring Festival to be held May 1-3

WSF 2015 logo rs

Submitted by Westborough Spring Festival Committee

 

Westborough –Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the preparations for the 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, which will be held Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3.

 

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westborough in conjunction with a number of civic groups, organizations, businesses and groups from WHS, including Honor Society, Interact and Student Government.

 

The weekend will start with “Red, White & Brew”, Friday evening, 7-10 p.m. at the Grille at Westborough Country Club, 121 West Main St. The event is a fundraiser to benefit local veterans through the charitable actions of the Rotary Club. Guests will enjoy live music and games of skill and chance while enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online at www.juliosliquors.com or at the Grille at Westborough Country Club, for $15. Tickets are $20 at the door.

 

Saturday morning, the Westborough Civic Club will once again be holding its popular Fishing Challenge at Minuteman Park from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

The day’s other events will be held at Bay State Commons, 10 Union St. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the Westborough High School (WHS) Student Council will host a spring carnival, featuring games for kids, bounce houses, face painting and snacks. The “roaming railroad”, which will take kids and their families for a ride around the perimeter of the festival area, will also be returning. While at the Commons guests are invited to stop by and visit with local businesses and organizations at Discover Westborough Expo.

 

The Westborough Food Expo will offer samples of cuisines from many of the town’s restaurants and shops. This event will be held from 1-3 p.m. and is $5 per person. Children under age 5 are free.

 

One of the most popular events of the weekend is the Music Fest which will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Bay State Commons Stage. Featured performers will include Megan Elsier, Tom Postosnak, the Worcester Jazz Collective, Luanne Crosby, the Indigo String Band and the Patrice Peris Studio.

 

Let the Westborough Lions Club cook dinner for you on Saturday!  The Lions will host its annual Italian Dinner at WHS from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and under. (There is a $25 family cap.). Tickets can be purchased at the Lions Booth at the Commons on May 2, the Lions website or at the door.

 

Start your Sunday with the 13th annual Rotary 5K Road Race at WHS. The race will start at 9:00 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. kids will get their chance to have their own event in a special “dash” around the WHS track.

 

Back at Bay State Commons the event “goes to the dogs,” or at least a portion of it, with a doggie dash, dog spa, agility and obedience and amateur dog show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Auto and military enthusiasts won’t want to miss the car and truck show held at 50 East Main Street from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  A wide variety of antique and new automobiles, as well as military and emergency vehicles will be on display. Enjoy these gems while a DJ spins tunes from the 50s and 60s. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

 

The Spring Festival is the Rotary’s largest fundraiser.  Monies raised go towards scholarships for WHS seniors, the annual Holiday Store (coordinated with Westborough Youth and Family Services), the downtown holiday lights, support for fuel assistance and other local giving grants.

 

Gold Sponsors for the event include: Avidia Bank, Ball Financial Services Company, Central One Credit Union, Curry Printing, Roche Bros. Market, and Westboro Tennis & Swim Club.

 

The event chair is Bill Linnane.  Shelby Marshall and Bette O’Reilly are event co-chairs.

 

“We hope to see all residents participate and enjoy this weekend of local fun and learning. There is something for all ages and for a variety of interests. Bring the entire family, friends, and enjoy this Westborough tradition!” said Linnane.

 

For more information and a full schedule of events, look for the Spring Festival Guide now available at local newsstands or go to www.westboroughrotary.org or its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/westboroughrotary.

 

 

 

 

Start: May 1, 2015
End: May 3, 2015
Venue: BayState Common Bandstand
Address:
Westborough, MA, United States

Hudson: Hudson High School to perform ‘The Book Thief’

(Clockwise from top) Hudson High School students Nayiri Bekiarian, Amanda Lattanzi and Zack Carme in “The Book Thief.” Photo/submitted

(Clockwise from top) Hudson High School students Nayiri Bekiarian, Amanda Lattanzi and Zack Carme in “The Book Thief.” Photo/submitted

Hudson – “The Book Thief,” based on the award-winning book by Markus Zusak, will be performed Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m., in the Intel Mini Theatre at Hudson High School (HHS), 69 Brigham St. This show is written, produced and directed by students from the Advanced Theatre Studies class at HHS.

 

The story centers around a young orphan named Liesel who arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa, in 1938. When Hans learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.

 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. All proceeds directly benefit the HHS Drama Society. This show is PG rated and recommended for all ages. Call 978-567-6250 ext. 0131 for more information.

 

 

Start: May 1, 2015
End: May 2, 2015
Venue: Hudson High School
Phone: 978 567 6250 x0131
Address:
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69 Brigham St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749
Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Princeton: PAS Spring Arts Show & Sale, call for artists

Princeton – The Princeton Arts Society’s 24th Annual Spring Show & Art Sale: Joyful, Varied, Evocative will be held May 1-3. The opening reception is Friday, May 1, from 6:30-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, 12-4 p.m.

 

Art lovers, save the dates. Artists, check out the call for artists at www.princetonarts.org, or call 978-464-2051 or email ljtjr@att.net for more information. New members are welcome. The Princeton Arts Society is located at 18 Boylston Ave., the Princeton Center Building.

 

 

Start: May 1, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Princeton Arts Society
Phone: 978 464 2051
Address:
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18 Boylston Ave., Princeton, MA, United States, 01541

May 2, 2015

Grafton: The 26th Annual Grafton Gazebo Road Race

Grafton – The 26th Annual Grafton Gazebo Road Race will be held Saturday, May 2. The 5-mile wheel-measured run starts at the Grafton Police Station, 28 Providence Rd., and follows scenic roads and a gradual uphill ascent through the Grafton Common and then downhill to the finish at the Grafton Municipal Center (rear of Police Station), 30 Providence Rd.

 

Those who pre-register by April 10 are guaranteed a free t-shirt. T-shirt/number pick up and race day registration (for an additional $10) will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Parking is available at the Grafton High School, 24 Providence Rd.

 

Cost is $25 per person through April 30, and $35 day of race. To register or for more information, visit www.racereach.com/r/grafton-gazebo-road-race. Proceeds will benefit the Grafton Recreation Children’s Scholarship Fund.

 

 

Start: May 2, 2015
End: May 2, 2015
Venue: Grafton Municipal Center
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30 Providence Rd., Grafton, MA, United States, 01519
Cost: $25 per person through April 30, and $35 day of race

Marlborough: St. Matthias annual Spring Fling

Marlborough – Celebrate the “Fabulous Fifties” Saturday, May 2, at St. Matthias Parish, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the parish hall.  The evening will include a three-course sit-down dinner catered by Buffet Way Catering, dancing to 1950s tunes with DJ Gary, and a round of “Name that Tune.” Come dressed in costume and win a prize. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle to win an iPad Air.

 

Dinner tickets are $30 and are available after weekend Masses or through the parish office. Dinner includes steak tips or herb salmon, appetizers, salad, coffee and dessert. Cocktails and soft drinks are available for purchase. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Drawing will take place the evening of the Spring Fling and the winner need not be present to win.

 

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Credit Union and AAA of Southern New England. Contact the parish office at 508-460-9255 for more information or to become a sponsor.

 

Start: May 2, 2015
End: May 2, 2015
Venue: St. Matthias Parish
Address:
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409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $10