August 12, 2014
Marlborough – A Pilgrim Belle Historic Plymouth harbor cruise will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 12 by the Marlborough Senior Center. After taking a luxury Silver Fox motor coach to Plymouth Harbor, enjoy a full-course luncheon at Plymouth’s Hearth & Kettle, then enjoy a narrated 75-minute sightseeing harbor cruise on the Pilgrim Belle, a true paddle wheeler with no propeller propulsion. Sights of interest will include lighthouses and the beautiful beaches of Plymouth.
The cost is $77 per person. The motor coach will arrive back at 5:30 p.m. Call the Marlborough Senior Center at 508-485-6492 to reserve your seat.
August 13, 2014
Shrewsbury – Join Steven Salisbury, Russ Swallow, and Patty Serveas Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., for an “Elder Financial Management, planning and paying for assisted living” discussion at Shrewsbury Crossings. Learn about long-term care insurance, veterans’ aid, and attendance benefits life settlements.
Salisbury is a long-term care insurance specialist; Swallow is a recognized expert on life settlements, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts, group health insurance, employee wellness initiatives; and Serveas is with Elder Resources Benefits Consulting.
Seating is limited, and RSVP is requested by emailing email@example.com or calling 508-845-2100.
Hudson – The Hudson Library, 3 Washington St, will host Lauren Tracy, co-founder of X-Factor Filmmakers, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Tracy will speak about her experiences attending film school, working in independent films in Los Angeles, and developing her own feature film, “Sweet Desert Palm.” Great for film buffs and anyone interested in film school.
For more information, call 978-568-9644.
August 14, 2014
Northborough – Children of all ages are welcome to a “Back to School” storytime Thursday, Aug. 14, from 10 – 10:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. After listening to stories about heading back to school, children will do a back-to-school craft.
Registration is not needed. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.
Westborough – The Long Good-Bye, Help Traveling the Alzheimer’s Road, will be presented at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residence in Westborough Thursday, Aug. 14 by Frank S.P. Yacino, consultant for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Tours and lights refreshments will be offered from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6 – 7 p.m.
Each challenging, changeable journey for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers is unique to them. However, knowledge is power: learning how others have faced and formulated a path through the experience helps. Steadfast husband Yacino navigated more than 20 years of care for his wife and has much to share with those embarking on a similar road – and those already traveling it.
Reservations are required by calling Becky Carrington at 508-898-3490 ext. 5050. Whitney Place Assisted Living Residence is located at 5 Lyman St. in Westborough.
August 15, 2014
Northborough – Children of all ages are welcome to join Bill Roy from Apple Tree Arts for some musical fun Friday, Aug. 15, from 10:30 – 11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St.
Registration is required. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to register or for more information.
August 16, 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.
Aug. 16 will be a Storytelling Festival that begins with African drumming and storytelling with Sidy Maiga at 1 p.m., Rosalita’s Puppets at 2:15 p.m., and storytelling with Len Cabral at 3:30 p.m.
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 Festivals will take place at Union Common at 91 Main St. in Marlborough. In the case of rain, the Festivals 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.
August 18, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will hold three upcoming events in August.
- Author Hank Phillippi Ryan will be the guest Monday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. as part of the Literary Elements adult summer reading program. The grand prize winner for the summer reading program will also be announced at the event. Ryan, the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, will talk about how an Emmy-winning reporter becomes a best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries, how a just-the-facts journalist adds mystery fiction to her resume, and about mixing the worlds of fact and fiction. She will discuss her career that goes from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to the U.S. Senate to undercover investigations at Boston’s Channel 7 and about making a career change at mid-life. Copies of her latest book will be available for purchase and signing. This program is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
- On Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. the library will offer a hands-on book-folding class. Registration is required and limited to 20 people with preference given to Westborough residents. This program is part of the “Discover Your Next Chapter: Lifelong Learning” project. This workshop, led by Diane Lightburn, will teach participants the art of book folding. All supplies will be provided. There will be pictures of Diane’s book-folding work on the library website, www.westboroughlib.org. Call the library at 508-366-3050 to register.
- The library will show the movie, “Non Stop,” Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. as the monthly movie for adults. The movie stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn’t pay a hefty ransom. The movie is free and open to adults over the age of 18. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050.
August 20, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Library, 3 Washington St., will host a seminar on gluten Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Learn why gluten sensitivity is on the rise, what the symptoms are, and how to avoid an overabundance of it. The seminar will cover the top ten signs of gluten intolerance, differences between gluten intolerance and Celiac disease, foods to avoid, gluten-free alternatives, and illnesses caused by gluten allergy/sensitivity.
For more information, call 978-568-9644.
August 21, 2014
Westborough – Calling all sewers with a heart for children! You are invited to join in with an informative gathering Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Tanzanian children orphaned by AIDS. Your efforts can change these young lives!
Call Judy Hall at 508-366-8772 or Barbara Stone at 508-836-4886 for more information.