October 13, 2015
Westborough – Dr. Nicholas Dodman, author of “The Dog Who Loved Too Much” and “Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavioral Problems in Dogs,” will address the Westborough Woman’s Club at its next meeting Tuesday, Oct, 13, at 6 p.m. Dr. Dodman, a respected professional in dealing with canine and feline behavior, is the Director of Animal Behavior Program, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.
A light dinner meeting and a brief business meeting, led by President Karen Bloom, will precede Dr. Dodman’s presentation at the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St. Since this meeting includes a light meal, attendees are asked to call 508-366-0902 if desiring to attend.
The Westborough Woman’s Club was founded in 1916 and community improvement projects have been the mainstay of the club. This month members are encouraged to bring donations for the Westborough Sr. Center. Suggested items include: gift cards to grocery store, books of stamps, note paper and cards, as well as bathroom and kitchen dish towels. Membership is open to all women who are at least 18 years of age and are interested in contributing to the better of the Westborough community. Guests are always encouraged and welcome to attend monthly meetings and programs.
Clinton – The New England Amputee Association will hold its group meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m., at Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. A meeting for Tips, Trends, and Techniques, all amputees and their caregivers to ask any questions they may have or to share their experiences with other amputees.
Group meetings are free and open to all amputees and their families. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.
October 14, 2015
Marlborough – Trish Pope, Executive Director of the Marlborough Senior Center, is launching a new program which will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. “Coffee and Conversation with Trish” will allow the opportunity to get to know everyone better and find out what types of things the Marlborough seniors would like to have offered at the Center.
The first gathering will be Wednesday, Oct. 14. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 40 New St. For more information, call 508-485-6492.
Grafton – Denise Worden of Sweetbriar Florist will lead a workshop on succulent plant arrangement Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., in Grafton Senior Center at the Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Rd. All materials, and refreshments, will be provided. Cost is $25 for Grafton Garden Club members and $35 for non-members. Reserve your place quickly by sending a check by Oct. 9 to Grafton Garden Club, PO Box 453, Grafton, MA 01519. New members welcome. Contact Paula or Joyce at 508-842-0886 if questions.
Create an intriguing arrangement using succulent plants that will live in your home and provide long term beauty and interest. Succulents are undemanding plants that have adaptations such as fleshy leaves, thick stems or enlarged roots that allow them to survive dry indoor environments, and provide interesting textures and shapes.
The Grafton Garden Club is a non-profit organization that has members from many area towns. New members are welcome. The Club provides scholarships and grants to area students and schools for the educational pursuit of horticulture, plant/soil science and ecology. For information on Grafton Garden Club membership and events go to website www.graftongardenclub.org.
Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will present “Pruning Dos and Don’ts: Pruning 101” Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Senior Center, 40 New St. Presenter Gretel Anspach is past president of the Mass. Master Gardeners Association, a volunteer with the New England Wild Flower Society and has a wide range of horticultural interests and expertise. The event is open to all.
The Colonial Garden Club holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Meetings are open to the community and prospective members. For more information, visit www.colonialgardenclub.org.
Shrewsbury – A vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence and to raise awareness for issues of domestic violence in the community will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30-7:15 p.m., at Shrewsbury Town Common, at the corner of Main Street and Route 140. Rain location is First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd.
The vigil, which is co-sponsored by ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education Project) and Saheli (Support for South Asian Women), is supported by religious and civic organizations in Shrewsbury. For additional details and updates on this event, call 508-842-0056.
October 15, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grants to fund programs or events that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences benefiting the community. If you have a program you believe would be eligible for consideration for funding, you are invited to send your application by Thursday, Oct. 15, to Northborough Cultural Council, 63 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532.
Applicants may review the eligibility guidelines on the Massachusetts Cultural Council website at: https://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public_applicant_guidelines.aspx.
Applications can be downloaded from the Northborough Local Cultural Council website at: http://www.town.northborough.ma.us/Pages/NorthboroughMA_BComm/CulturalCouncil/index.
The Northborough Cultural Council is volunteer-based and was established to promote the arts, to help develop cultural programs throughout the community and to administer Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) grant funds. The council establishes funding priorities that aim to bring community- oriented arts, music, humanities and science projects to Northborough.
Marlborough – A Fall Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship of First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Parish Hall, 37 High St. The tables will be laden with clothes for all the family, as well as white elephant goods, household items, books, toys, blankets, curtains and more. Dollar bags – $2 for everything you can put in the bag – will be available on Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center Men’s Group activity for the month of October will be a Thursday, Oct. 15 tour of the Boston Globe, followed by a visit to Sullivan’s at Castle Island. Participants will depart the Senior Center, 40 New St., at 8 a.m. See what goes on behind the scenes of New England’s top source for news. Sullivan’s at Castle Island is a Boston icon which has been in business since 1951 and a great place to watch the planes come in and out of Logan as you enjoy your lunch.
Seats are limited. To sign up or for more information, call the senior center at 508-485-6492.
Westborough – “Giving Our Veterans Their Due” will be presented Thursday, Oct. 15 by Patty Servaes, Elder Resource Benefits Consulting, Sudbury, at Whitney Place at Westborough, 5 Lyman St. Tours and light refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the program from 6-7 p.m.
Whether you call assisted living your home or not, and are in financial need, veterans who served 90 days or more on active duty and their surviving spouses may be eligible for a pension that is not connected to service disabilities. Have your questions answered at this free, informative session. Learn the eligibility requirements to receive all the assistance you deserve.
RSVP is required. To register or for more information, call Karen Corcoran at 508-898-3490 ext. 5050.