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September 7, 2014

Hudson: UCMH to hold special water communion, music service

Hudson – On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to join a welcoming celebration to kick off the new church year at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. The family worship service will celebrate coming together after the summer months.

 

The service will also feature the Pan Loco Steel Band, an authentic, mixed ethnic ensemble consisting of two steel drummers, a bass player and a percussionist. They bring a mix of calypso, reggae, and island music.

 

For more information, visit www.ucmh.org or call the church office at 978-562-9180.

 

 

Start: September 7, 2014
End: September 7, 2014
Venue: Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
Phone: 978 562 9180
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80 Main St., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Westborough: Community-wide High Holy-day Happening

Westborough – On Sunday, Sept. 7, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC), and Congregation B’nai Shalom will hold a communitywide High Holy Day Happening from 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The event is an interactive educational and fun experience for children, teens and adults.

 

The morning will feature numerous activities for children of all ages to learn about and explore the Jewish High Holy Days using all their senses. Participants will make New Year’s cards for Israeli soldiers, blow a shofar, learn fun songs, bake challah, and more. This event is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts with support from Congregation B’nai Shalom, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and the Boroughs JCC.

 

The High Holy Day Happening is open to the entire community of Greater Boroughs/Central Mass. Although reservations are not required, reservations would help to ensure enough supplies for all the children. Contact EJ Dotts at ejdotts@gmail.com to make a reservation or sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c49a5a92ba13-high.

 

 

 

 

Start: September 7, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 7, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Congregation B'Nai Shalom
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117 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: Reservations are requested

Marlborough: Original Wedding Expo to host show in Marlborough

Marlborough – The Original Wedding Expo will be hosting an event featuring 65 exhibitors Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Best Western Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A professionally choreographed fashion show featuring gown, tuxedo and floral styles reflecting the four seasons of weddings will be held at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets are $12 at the door and $7 at www.originalweddingexpo.com. Future events will be held Sept. 21 in Sturbridge, Nov. 9 in Lincoln, R.I., and Jan. 11, 2015 in Leominster.

 

 

 

 

Start: September 7, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 7, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
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181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $12 at the door, $7 purchased online.

Westborough: ‘To Live Forever’ author Andra Watkins at Tatnuck Bookseller

To Live ForeverWestborough – Andra Watkins, author of “To Live Forever,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1-3 p.m. Explorer Meriwether Lewis has been stuck in Nowhere since his mysterious death nearly two centuries ago. His last hope for redemption is helping nine-year-old Emmaline Cagney flee her madam mother in New Orleans and find her father in Nashville. To get there, Merry must cross his own grave along the Natchez Trace, where he duels the corrupt Judge, an old foe who has his own despicable plans for Em.

 

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

 

 

Start: September 7, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 7, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Tatnuck Bookseller
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18 Lyman St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

September 8, 2014

Westborough: Westborough Community Chorus to begin rehearsals

Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus will hold its first fall rehearsal and get-acquainted meeting Monday, Sept. 8, at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Regular rehearsals run from 7:30-9 p.m., and prospective singers are welcome to drop in any Monday thereafter.

 

The chorus of over 80 members performs two programs a year at the Gibbons Middle School, a holiday show in December and a spring show in May, each with three performances. Productions feature singing, dancing, special numbers and skits.

 

The proceeds from performances, an annual yard sale and other fundraisers provide scholarships for students in the Westborough school system for private lessons in their instrument of choice.

 

The group is always looking for people who love to sing, especially those oriented toward tenor. The ability to read music is not necessary, and there are no auditions.

 

For more information, visit www.westboroughchorus.com; contact Director Deb Lukey (508-366-6364, dor331@aol.com) or President Bill Harrington (508-485-8737, banjobillo@verizon.net); or send a note to Westborough Community Chorus, P.O. box 702, Westborough, MA 01581.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2014
End: September 8, 2014
Venue: Westborough Senior Center
Phone: 508 366 6364
Address:
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4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Westborough: Westborough Woman’s Club membership kickoff

Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will kick off the new membership year with a potluck supper Monday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St.

 

The speaker will be Ira Bryck, radio talk show host, playwright and director of the UMass Family Business Center at UMass Amherst Continuing and Professional Education.

 

Guests are invited to join the fun evening. Reservations should be made by calling 508-366-6222.

 

The club is in its 98th year of service to the community. Monthly meetings and presentations are held the second Tuesday from October to April. Membership is open to any woman 18 years and older from any community. For membership information, call Kathie at 508-366-0902.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2014
End: September 8, 2014
Venue: First United Methodist Church
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120 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Shrewsbury: The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury starts monthly 2014-2015 schedule

Shrewsbury – The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury will start its monthly 2014-2015 program schedule Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., with a presentation by JoEllen Reinhardt, in which she will create a charcoal portrait from life.

 

Reinhardt’s work has been shown in many museums, prestigious galleries, and exhibitions throughout the Northeast. An award-winning artist best known for her still life paintings, she is also an accomplished portrait painter having received many notable commissions. She lives and works in Worcester, and is an instructor at the Worcester Art Museum. Works can be seen at her website, joellenreinhardt.com.

 

The event will be held in the community room at Southgate Living Center, 30 Julio Dr. All are welcome, but there will be a $5 fee for non-members. Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and a schedule of other events.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2014
End: September 8, 2014
Venue: Southgate at Shrewsbury
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30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $5 fee for non-members

Shrewsbury: Cub Scout Pack 114 orientation/registration

Shrewsbury – An orientation/registration meeting for the Pack 114 Cub Scouts will be held for parents and their grade 1 boys at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, Monday, Sept. 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come learn about scouting, meet the leaders, and get involved.

 

Can’t attend Sept. 8 meeting? The come to the first Pack meeting, which will be held Monday, Sept. 15, from 7-8 p.m., at the First Congregational Church. For more information, email Cubmaster Stephen Hess at Hess@townisp.com. To find out about Cub Scout Pack 114, visit www.cubscoutpack114.org.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 8, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: First Congregational Church
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19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Northborough: Assabet Valley Mastersingers to hold open rehearsal

Region – Assabet Valley Mastersingers will hold an open rehearsal Monday, Sept. 8, from 7:30-9:45 p.m., at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough.

 

Rehearsal are being held in preparation for a concert Sunday, Nov. 9, featuring Durufle’s “Requiem Opus 9” and Gounod’s “Messe Solennelle de Ste. Cecile.” New members are welcome. Regular practices are held Mondays from 7:30-9:45 p.m.

 

In the past three-and-a-half decades, the 75-member Assabet Valley Mastersingers chorus, directed by founder Dr. Robert P. Eaton, has gained a reputation for musical excellence and unusual programs. For those who enjoy a cappella singing in a small group there is the opportunity for participation in the Chambersingers, a community outreach ensemble.

 

For information, call 978-562-9838 or 508-869-0438, or visit www.AVMsingers.org.

 

 

Start: September 8, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 8, 2014 9:45 pm
Venue: Church of the Nativity
Phone: 978 562 9838
Address:
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45 Howard St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

September 9, 2014

Northborough: Northboro Area Community Chorus begins Christmas concert rehearsals

Northborough – The Northboro Area Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its Christmas concert Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the choral room at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. Rehearsals run for two hours every Tuesday and auditions are not required.

 

The chorus, under the direction of founder Anthony Volpe from Westborough with piano accompanist David Rose from Shrewsbury, represents 16 local communities. It is supported in part with grants from the Northborough, Westborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, and Southborough cultural councils, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. New members are welcome.

 

For more information, call 774-249-2497.

 

 

Start: September 9, 2014
End: September 9, 2014
Venue: Algonquin Regional High School
Phone: 774 249 2497
Address:
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79 Bartlett St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532