April 1, 2015
Hudson – “Parental Rights to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)” will be hosted by Hudson SEPAC Wednesday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m., in Room G101 at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. Be informed of your rights, come and learn the process. You want to have your evaluator speak to their evaluation; you do not want to have the school interpret the evaluation. Steve C. Imber, Ph.D. will be the presenter.
The multimedia presentation will include a brief history of federal regulations on IEEs, a review explaining what an IEE is, key Office of Special Education Program Policy letters on IEEs, and a brief review of some relevant case law. The presentation will also outline the rights of parents and the rights of districts pertaining to IEEs under IDEA. A question and answer session will follow.
Dr. Imber is president of Psychoeducational Consultants while serving as an active Independent Educational Evaluator. He has presented on national, regional, state and local levels on diverse topics and issues pertinent to education, special education including attention-deficit disorders, behavioral disorders, behavioral management strategies for parents and teachers, inclusion and integration of children and adolescents with disabilities, independent educational evaluations, lead poisoning and educational competence, learning disabilities, and parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities with Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
To RSVP, visit www.hudsonsepac.com/rsvp or call 978-212-9651.
April 2, 2015
Shrewsbury – First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., will observe Maundy Thursday April 2, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 508-845-7286.
Hudson – Holy Week will be celebrated at First Federated Church, 200 Central St., with a series of services, culminating with Easter Sunday, April 5.
On Thursday, April 2, (Maundy Thursday), join First Federated at 7 p.m. for a quiet, contemplative Tenebrae Service, where communion will be served, several scriptures will be read, and candles will be extinguished reflecting Christ’s sufferings, betrayal, and death. On Good Friday, April 3, a service will be held at noon followed by a simple meatless luncheon served indoors.
And, Easter Sunday, April 5, the church will hold a 6 a.m. sunrise service, led by Dr. Virginia Gray, at the cross on the hill behind the church, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside. An Easter breakfast will follow at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Easter service celebrating the Lord’s resurrection will be held later that morning at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to any or all of the services. For further information, visit www.firstfederatedchurch.org or call 978-562-9207.
Shrewsbury – “Organic Gardening for Everyone” by naturalist and landscaper John Root will be presented Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St. A 90-minute powerpoint presentation featuring the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers using natural methods to promote soil and plant health. This 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.
Southborough – The First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd., invites the community to its Maundy Thursday Service, to be held April 2, at 7 p.m. The service will be preceded by a meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m. The Easter Sunday service will be celebrated April 5 at 11 a.m.
Marlborough – You are invited to join St. Matthias Parish, located at 409 Hemenway St., for the most sacred time for Catholic Christians: the Easter Triduum. The Holy Week schedule includes: Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, to be held Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 3, at 3 p.m.; Good Friday Veneration of the Cross on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Mass to be held April 5, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. An Easter Egg Hunt follows the 9 a.m. Mass.
For more information, contact the St. Matthias Parish office at 508-460-9255.
Westborough – The Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its Business Expo 2015 Thursday, April 2, from 4-8 p.m., at DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Dr., Westborough. Get connected at the region’s most powerful business expo, a 4-hour jam-packed marketplace featuring more than 125 Corridor Nine businesses from the region.
To find out about becoming an exhibitor or to attend, call 508-836-4444 or visit www.corridornine.org.
Worcester – A “What to know to be the board member you hope to be” workshop will be held Tuesday, April 2, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Bowditch & Dewey, 311 Main St., Worcester. The workshop is ideal for those new to board service or those seeking to enhance their knowledge of board responsibilities. Registration closes March 19.
The workshop, held by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Support Center, gives participants a personal vision, baseline and action plan for their board service. It also serves as a refresher on what every board member should ask, basic board member responsibilities, building relations and how to find resources.
For more information, visit www.greaterworcester.org/Nonprofits/TheNonprofitSupportCenter.aspx.
Clinton: Crystal Trio, a harmonic glass ensemble, will perform Thursday, April 2, from 7-8 p.m., at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. Igor Sklyarov, Vladimir Popras and Vladimir Perminov are master musicians from Siberia who play the glass harp, verrophone and glass panflute bass. They were one of the first professional ensembles to resuscitate the lost art of making music from glass, and have astounded audiences worldwide with their virtuosic renditions of well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments.
Admission is $20 for members and $25 for non-members, with $2 off for WOO card holders. Advance reservations strongly recommended by calling 978-598-5000 ext. 21. Program fees are non-refundable. The Museum of Russian Icons will remain open for one-half hour after the performance ends. Visit http://museumofrussianicons.org/ for more information.
April 3, 2015
Shrewsbury – First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., will observe an ecumenical Good Friday April 3, at 12 p.m. For more information, call the church at 508-845-7286.