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September 20, 2014

Ashland: ABA participates in Ashland Day at Stone Park

Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) will once again participate in Ashland Day at Stone Park, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, mini golf, and a Playdough table. A free Playdough recipe will be available for pick up at the ABA booth.


For more information on the ABA, contact, call 508-380-0555, or visit



Start: September 20, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Stone Park
Phone: 508 380 0555
Ashland, MA, United States

Westborough: Good Shepherd youth to hold yard sale

Westborough – Teens at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., Westborough, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals are invited to rent a space for $15 to display and sell their own yard sale items. Tables are available on a first come basis. Residents may also donate items for the youth to sell. Donations may be placed in the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday, Sept. 14.


This is an annual fundraising event for youth ministries at Good Shepherd. Reserve a table by contacting the church office at 508-366-7095 or



Start: September 20, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Phone: 508 366 7095
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183 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Region: OARS holds 28th Annual River Cleanup

Region – OARS will hold its 28th Annual River Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. OAR volunteers will wade into the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers and tributaries to continue the effort to restore the beautiful rivers. Trash, tires, bottles, car parts, bicycles – whatever is found that shouldn’t be there – will be collected for more appropriate disposal.


OARS will be working this year in Westborough, Northborough, Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Concord, and Billerica. The cleanup will be followed by a pizza lunch and celebration along the rivers.


For more information and to volunteer, contact the OARS office at 978-369-3956 or


Start: September 20, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers
Phone: 978 369 3956
MA, United States

Hudson: Hudson Cub Scout Packs 3&4 hold field day event, signup

Hudson – Boys in grades 1-4 as of September 2014 are invited to sign up for Cub Scouts and also enjoy a field day event Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at the Elks Pavilion, 99 Park St. The field day includes standing and running long jump, lemon relay, softball throw, shoe-putt, bottle filling race, soccer shootout, and accuracy throwing.


Leaders from Packs 3&4 will be on hand to discuss the scouting experience and answer any questions. Pack 3 primarily serves families at Farley and Mulready schools. For more information, contact Cubmaster Chris Camelio at 978-265-2263 or visit Pack 4 primarily serves families at Forest Ave. and Mulready schools. For more information, contact Cubmaster Bob Luongo at 508-889-8969 or visit



Start: September 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Elks Pavilion
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99 Park St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Boylston: Southborough resident to chair 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration

Elizabeth L.B. Greene (photo/submitted)

Elizabeth L.B. Greene (photo/submitted)

Region – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced that Southborough resident, Elizabeth L.B. Greene, a partner at Mirick O’Connell, will chair the 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration & Wine Tasting event Saturday, Sept. 20, from 6-10 p.m., at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston.


The event, which will attract more than 250 of central Massachusetts’ most prominent business and healthcare professionals, is the annual social event benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The evening will include a cocktail reception followed by wine & microbrew tasting, silent auction and live music performed by Rusty Scott Jazz Trio.


As chair, Greene will provide leadership for the event planning and recruitment of participants and sponsors.


“Heart disease and stroke are our No. 1 and No. 4 killers, but with support from our local businesses we can help the American Heart Association make an impact and save lives,” Greene said. “I am proud to chair this year’s Heart of the Commonwealth event, which will help raise awareness and critical funds for educational programs and lifesaving research taking place right here in Massachusetts.”


Greene has been an American Heart Association volunteer since she founded the Central Massachusetts Division Board of Directors 17 years ago. She has also been a dedicated Heart Walk volunteer and advocate for the organization at the local and affiliate levels, and participated in lobby days in Washington, D.C.


The Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration is sponsored by Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, UMass Memorial Health Care, Southboro Medical Group, Worcester Business Journal and WXLO.


For more information and to purchase event tickets, visit



Start: September 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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11 French Dr., Boylston, MA, United States, 01505
Cost: $100 ($250 VIP)

September 21, 2014

Worcester: Worcester Celebrates National Recovery Month walk

Worcester – The 6th annual Worcester Celebrates National Recovery Month Walk, to be held Sept. 21, will start with a 10 a.m. warm up, followed by the walk at 11 a.m. and a celebration from 12-3 p.m. at Fuller Family Park, 104 Murray Ave. The rain date is Sept. 21. The event includes a free barbecue luncheon, entertainment, fun for the whole family, and information and education on substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.


For more information on the free event, view a flyer at



Start: September 21, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
Venue: Fuller Family Park
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104 Murray Ave., Worcester, MA, United States, 01610
Cost: Free

Hudson: Fall cleanup day at Hudson Community Garden

Hudson – The Hudson Community Garden welcomes anyone who would like to help the gardeners start to put the garden to bed for the winter. A garden site cleanup day is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the garden on Port Street. Garden oversight committee members will be on site to assist volunteers with finding appropriate tasks. It is recommended to dress for outdoor work and bring work gloves.


The Hudson Community Garden was established in 2012 as a public agricultural space run by volunteers and located on town land on Port Street. For more information, email



Start: September 21, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Hudson Community Garden
Port Street, Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Region: Auditions for 4th Annual ‘Holiday Spectacular’ at Hanover Theatre

Region – Auditions for vocalists and dancers for the 4th Annual “Holiday Spectacular” will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester.


Ages 3 to adult are welcome to audition. Most rehearsals will be held on Sundays at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio, 76 Central St., West Boylston. Call the dance studio at 508-835-2678 or visit for specific list of audition times. The cost is $15 for ages 3-18 and free for adults.


The Holiday Spectacular will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Hanover Theatre.



Start: September 21, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hanover Theatre
Phone: 508 835 2678
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2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA, United States, 01608
Cost: $15 for ages 3-18 and free for adults.

Westborough: ‘Of Lake, Land and Liberty’ author Joseph Bebo at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – Joseph Bebo, author of “Of Lake, Land and Liberty,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1-3 p.m. The historical fiction novel centers on the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.


Of Lake, Land and Liberty is the story of how two boys’ desire to defend their country, and thirst for adventure, leads them to become heroes in the Battle of Plattsburgh. It is a fiction story based on the actual events that took place during the war in and around the Lake Champlain and Plattsburgh areas. It is not only an accurate portrayal of the historical facts and events, but a stirring tale of adventure and heroism.


All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.



Start: September 21, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

September 22, 2014

Marlborough: Senior Center hosts Senior Whole Health information seminar

Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center welcomes Senior Whole Health for an informative seminar Monday, Sept. 22, starting at 1 p.m. Senior Whole Health (SWH) is a Medicare Advantage Health Plan for seniors 65 and older and combines MassHealth and Medicare Benefits. Come learn how SHW is different and how their team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and you build a healthcare plan that is tailored to you.


Call 508-485-6492 to register. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 250 Main St.



Start: September 22, 2014
End: September 22, 2014
Venue: Marlborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 485 6492
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250 Main St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: Registration is required.