March 31, 2015
Northborough – Color Me a Story for children ages 5 and up will meet Tuesday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Northborough Free Library for feature Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Listen to the story and color a picture of the story characters.
No registration is required. Northborough Free Library is located 34 Main St. Call 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.
Marlborough – A legal clinic with Arthur Bergeron will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. The topic will be “Keeping Control As You Get Older – The 2015 Sequel.” Learn about important documents you need to have in place; hear about the importance of will, trusts and joint ownership; and explore whether you should consider purchasing long-term care insurance. Sign up at the senior center or call 508-485-6492 for more information.
Worcester – “How to Ask for Money” will be presented Tuesday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 3701 Main St., Worcester. The event is perfect for executive directors, development officers, board members, and others responsible for fundraising. Registration closes March 17.
In this interactive workshop, which includes a presentation and small group work, participants will explore the skills and beliefs community organizers and fundraisers have in common, confront and adjust attitudes about money, discover where to find donors, get over the fear of asking, and learn how to ask for (big) money.
For more information, visit www.greaterworcester.org/Nonprofits/TheNonprofitSupportCenter.aspx.
Hudson – Are you separated, going through a divorce or already divorced? If so, you are invited to attend a 13-week DivorceCare Seminar beginning Tuesday, March 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Room 217 at Grace Baptist Church. Each Tuesday during the DivorceCare Seminar, a video will be presented by nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics such as loneliness, depression, financial struggles, childcare, forgiveness and reconciliation. Each session is “self-contained,” so you can begin attending on any week. Through the DivorceCare Seminar, you will learn how to deal with the pain and look forward to rebuilding your life.
A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) Seminar will also start March 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Room 111. DC4K helps children ages 7-13 heal from the hurt of divorce. It provides for a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves and develop coping skills.
The seminar cost is $15 for materials. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at 978-562-8550 ext. 100. Grace Baptist Church is located at 353 River Rd. in Hudson, and can be visited online at www.gracehudson.org.
Hudson – The Hudson Historical Society will host Paula Filippi, owner of Sereni Salon, during its meeting Tuesday, March 31, from 7:30-9 p.m., at First Federated Church, 200 Central St. Filippi will speak of her local business at 8 Market St., which is located in one of the oldest business buildings in Hudson. For more information on the Hudson Historical Society, visit http://hudsonhistoricalsociety.org/.
April 1, 2015
Hudson – “Parental Rights to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)” will be hosted by Hudson SEPAC Wednesday, April 1, from 7-9 p.m., in Room G101 at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. Be informed of your rights, come and learn the process. You want to have your evaluator speak to their evaluation; you do not want to have the school interpret the evaluation. Steve C. Imber, Ph.D. will be the presenter.
The multimedia presentation will include a brief history of federal regulations on IEEs, a review explaining what an IEE is, key Office of Special Education Program Policy letters on IEEs, and a brief review of some relevant case law. The presentation will also outline the rights of parents and the rights of districts pertaining to IEEs under IDEA. A question and answer session will follow.
Dr. Imber is president of Psychoeducational Consultants while serving as an active Independent Educational Evaluator. He has presented on national, regional, state and local levels on diverse topics and issues pertinent to education, special education including attention-deficit disorders, behavioral disorders, behavioral management strategies for parents and teachers, inclusion and integration of children and adolescents with disabilities, independent educational evaluations, lead poisoning and educational competence, learning disabilities, and parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities with Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
To RSVP, visit www.hudsonsepac.com/rsvp or call 978-212-9651.
April 2, 2015
Shrewsbury – First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., will observe Maundy Thursday April 2, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 508-845-7286.
Hudson – Holy Week will be celebrated at First Federated Church, 200 Central St., with a series of services, culminating with Easter Sunday, April 5.
On Thursday, April 2, (Maundy Thursday), join First Federated at 7 p.m. for a quiet, contemplative Tenebrae Service, where communion will be served, several scriptures will be read, and candles will be extinguished reflecting Christ’s sufferings, betrayal, and death. On Good Friday, April 3, a service will be held at noon followed by a simple meatless luncheon served indoors.
And, Easter Sunday, April 5, the church will hold a 6 a.m. sunrise service, led by Dr. Virginia Gray, at the cross on the hill behind the church, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside. An Easter breakfast will follow at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Easter service celebrating the Lord’s resurrection will be held later that morning at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to any or all of the services. For further information, visit www.firstfederatedchurch.org or call 978-562-9207.
Shrewsbury – “Organic Gardening for Everyone” by naturalist and landscaper John Root will be presented Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St. A 90-minute powerpoint presentation featuring the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers using natural methods to promote soil and plant health. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Southborough – The First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd., invites the community to its Maundy Thursday Service, to be held April 2, at 7 p.m. The service will be preceded by a meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m. The Easter Sunday service will be celebrated April 5 at 11 a.m.