June 3, 2015
Southborough – The Trottier Middle School Big Band will be performing at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd., Wednesday, June 3, at 4 p.m. The performance is free. A light dinner will be provided at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, stop by the senior center or call 508-229-4453.
June 5, 2015
Region – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton will hold its second annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston Friday, June 5, with all monies raised supporting Baypath’s Animal Emergency Fund.
Greens fees are $150 per person and include 18 holes of golf, a cart, a bucket of range balls, dinner and an awards ceremony. Participants will also receive a voucher for a future round of 18 holes of golf at Cyprian Keyes as well as a voucher for their nine-hole, Par 3 course.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Contests will be held throughout the day, including the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, and the lowest score.
“Herb Chambers will be sponsoring the Hole-in-One contest where the winner will receive a Jaguar XF,” said Brad Craig, executive manager with Herb Chambers and former Baypath adopter. “We are very familiar with the shelter’s enormous contribution to the community and are pleased to be able to participate in this event.”
Sponsorships are available at multiple levels ranging from the tournament title to individual holes on the course. Key sponsors include EMC, Herb Chambers, and Theresa Meltzer – Attorney at Law. For more information on tournament sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Hibel at 508-330-8396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, to register or donate online, visit www.baypathhumane.org/Fore_Paws_2015.
Shrewsbury – N.E.T.Works Productions Inc. will hold auditions for its October Production, “Maid To Order” by Tom Taggart, directed by Holly Dion. The light-hearted, whimsical story is about events going wrong. The auditions will take place Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m., at Southgate’s Flanagan Theater, 30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury. Call-backs will be held Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. There will be cold readings.
No acting experience necessary and sometimes non-traditional casting takes place. Bring a headshot if you have one. The age group is 17 and up. For further information, email Hollydion@aol.com.
Hudson – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance, along with the Hudson Board of Health, is sponsoring a film and panel discussion about addiction and recovery as part of their “Season of Compassion” Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m., at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St.
“The Anonymous People” is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigmas have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. “The Anonymous People” is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.
The 53-minute film will be followed with a panel discussion with local community members who are willing to share their stories to help others. Information about recovery and rehabilitation organizations will be available.
This film is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.
June 6, 2015
Hudson – The 25th annual Hudson Rotary Club’s Lucky Duck Race will take place from the Washington Street to Broad Street bridges Saturday, June 6, starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one and $10 for three, and the prizes are $1,500, $1,000, $500, $150, and $50. Proceeds will go to benefit scholarship and community programs.
Tickets are available at the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Knight’s Fuel Co., Lemire Insurance Agency, Sullivan Optometry, and Tuck’s Service Center. Also, the Best Dressed Corporate Duck contest takes place at 10:30 a.m.
Visit www.hudsonrotary.org or find the Hudson Rotary Club on Facebook for more information.
Hudson – The Highland City Striders Running Club will be holding a road race Saturday, June 6 in conjunction with the 29th Annual Hudson Community Festival. The Spirit of Hudson Road Race features a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) run, and a 1.5 mile walk. The race will be chip timed and the first 300 race participants will receive a great looking finisher medal. Runners will also be able to access and download free photos after the race. Last year, over 250 participated in the run. In addition, a major highlight of the race is the Mighty Mite Marathon race (26.2 yards or so!) for young children aged 2 to 6, who will all receive participation ribbons. This event starts at 10 a.m.
The race starts and finishes on Houghton Street behind the Moreira & Frias Law Offices (145 Main St.) and TC Lando’s. The runners will take off promptly at 8:30 a.m. The 5K course will take the runners down the beautiful Assabet River Rail Trail to the Route 85 connector tunnel and then the runners will return to the downtown area by the same route, finishing back at the starting line on Houghton Street. After the race, runners can enjoy participating in Hudson’s biggest annual party featuring numerous vendors offering great food and entertainment.
Pre-registration price for the run and walk is $20, or $25 on race day. The Mighty Mite Marathon is free. Runners and walkers who register by May 22 are guaranteed to receive a technical t-shirt. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the race goes to support the Elks Scholarship Fund, which provides educational stipends to college bound Hudson & Marlborough high school students.
For more information, visit www.highlandcitystriders.org/SpiritofHudson.html or email email@example.com.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library has announced it is now offering a seed library. Over 70 varieties of seeds have been donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and there is a display of the seeds available near the Reference desk. Families can borrow up to 10 packets of seeds (no more than 2 packets of each variety).
Also, the library will hold the grand opening of its new garden near the children’s room Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children and families can take a tour of the garden, make a craft and plant a bean in a cup to take home.
For more information on the seed library, contact Walker Evans at the Reference desk at 508-841-8533. Shrewsbury Public Library is located at 214 Lake St.
Shrewsbury – The Master Singers of Worcester will present Master Composers of the English Baroque Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
For its final concert of the season, the Master Singers of Worcester will perform sacred music by three English composers of the Baroque period, John Blow, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, including Handel’s delightful anthem, “My Song Shall Be Alway.” The chorus will be joined by distinguished tenor, Stanley Wilson, and accompanied by the period instrumental ensemble Arcadia Players, directed by Ian Watson.
Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for seniors, students, and WOO card holders. Call 508-842-1349 or visit www.mswma.org for tickets and more information. Master Composers of the English Baroque is presented in partnership with the “Arts on the Green” concert series, which is funded by the Shrewsbury Arts Council. The Master Singers of Worcester is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Ellsworth-McAfee Park on Route 135. The sale will feature hundreds of sun and shade plants, including perennials, herbs, vegetables, wildflowers, ornamental grasses and daylilies. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and help customers.
For information on the garden club, visit www.NorthboroughGardenClub.com. Proceeds from the plant sale are used for civic beautification, scholarships and grants for horticulture-related school projects.
Hudson – the 29th Annual Hudson Community Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on South Street in the downtown area. Vendors interested in participating can visit www.assabetvalleychamber.org/hudsonfest.shtm for registration forms. More information can also be found on the website as the date approaches.