August 23, 2014
Westborough – Sarah Dillard, author of “First Day at Zoo School,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Amanda the Panda and Alfred the Alligator will learn what it really means to be friends as they start their first day at Zoo School. The feelings explored in First Day at Zoo School will ring true with any young child entering a new school environment.
All are welcome to meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Boylston – Visitors to Tower Hill Botanic Garden will get a rare chance to see a wide variety of spectacular, and often bizarre, caterpillars up close and learn their secrets Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as Sam Jaffe presents his “Caterpillars of Massachusetts” show. Also, Sunday, Aug. 24, from 1-4 p.m., Jaffe will bring program participants on a caterpillar safari at Tower Hill, where he will explain how he finds these elusive insects.
Jaffe, a lifelong naturalist, trained biologist, photographer, and educator, runs The Caterpillar Lab, based in Keene, N.H., and is “passionate about showcasing the amazing diversity of northeastern caterpillars.” His most recent photography exhibits of native caterpillars can be seen at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics in Cambridge and in the hallways of Antioch University New England in Keene.
The one-day show is free with admission, while the Sunday caterpillar walk is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr., Boylston.
Westborough – Sean Stellato, author of “No Backing Down,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1-3 p.m. No Backing Down is the true story of the 1994 Salem High School football team. With a contentious teachers’ strike jeopardizing their season, the Witches banded together to unify a fractured community. Led by famed head coach Ken Perrone, this team of underdogs scored improbable victories in the face of adversity.
All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Princeton – The Princeton Arts Society’s latest group show, “Fall Follies,” is now on view at the Mountainside Market, 23 Hubbardston Rd., Princeton. A wine tasting with the artists in attendance will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3-5 p.m. The show will be on view through Oct. 20.
August 24, 2014
Westborough – Beth Tikvah Religious School’s new year begins Sunday, Sept. 14, offering a comprehensive curriculum including Jewish holidays, Bible, Hebrew, prayer, history, culture, and more. Small class sizes allow for individualized attention.
Beth Tikvah, at 45 Oak St., will be having an open house and barbecue Sunday, Aug. 24, from 4 – 6 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to meet the Rabbi and members and see the facility.
RSVPs are appreciated. For more information on this and other events at Beth Tikvah, visit www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org or email Benita Amsden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25, 2014
Westborough – Monday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., the Children’s Room of the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., invites boys and girls entering kindergarten in fall to come listen to stories that celebrate going to school.
Sign-up for this popular annual program begins Monday, Aug. 11; call 508-366-3050 or visit the Children’s Room to register.
Shrewsbury – A community blood drive in Shrewsbury will be held Monday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Fallon Health Information Center, 50 Boston Tpke. (Route 9), White City Shopping Plaza (near Dress Barn). To schedule a time, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 11248. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Marlborough – Enjoy the 7th Annual Taste of Marlborough Monday, Aug. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m., in downtown Marlborough. Admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the event, $5 discount for senior/child. There will be 25-plus establishments taking part, as well as strolling entertainers and 10-plus entertainment venues. parking is free.
To find out more, visit www.oldemarlborough.org.
Region – Assabet Valley Mastersingers will hold open rehearsals Monday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Sept. 2; and Monday, Sept. 8, from 7:30-9:45 p.m., at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough.
Rehearsals will be held in preparation for a Sunday, Nov. 9 concert 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.
August 26, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Senior Center at 29 Church St. invites all seniors – and “not yet” seniors – to a Get Acquainted Day Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Meet the staff and instructors, watch demonstrations, pick up information, and find about health and fitness programs, such as aerobics exercise, yoga, tai chi, and stress reduction. Also find out about social services, including the S.H.I.N.E. Program, public benefits, homecare referrals, case management, and legal referral. Social activities at the senior center include local events, fun trips, a camera club, chess, bridge, mah jong, line dancing, music jam, and bingo. Finally, learn about the many educational programs, including legal presentations, genealogy, learn to paint, educational trips, and nutritional programs.
Come see what the Hudson Senior Center has to offer and join in on the fun. For any questions, call 978-568-9638.