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March 13, 2015

Southborough: St. Patrick’s Day Party for kids at Southborough Recreation

Southborough – Children ages 5 and under, with caregivers, are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Party Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the South Union Building, 21 Highland St., 2nd floor. The special guest will be Henry the Juggler, and activities include creating a scented lucky shamrock, decorating St. Patrick’s Day cookies, and making a patterned charm necklace.

 

For more information, call Southborough Recreation at 508-229-4452.

 

 

Start: March 13, 2015 10:00 am
End: March 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Southborough Recreation Department
Phone: 508 229 4452
Address:
21 Highland St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772

March 14, 2015

Westborough: Girl Scout troop to provide babysitting at Town Meeting

Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 will provide babysitting at the Westborough Town Meeting Saturday, March 14. Babysitting will be available from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. Pre-registration is required so the troop can plan accordingly for coverage.

 

Cost is $5 per hour for one child and $3 for each additional child per hour. Children must be age 3 and older and toilet trained. Pre-register by emailing GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.com or calling Judy at 508-870-1895.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Westborough High School
Phone: 508 870 1895
Address:
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90 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: $5 per hour for one child and $3 for each additional child per hour. Pre-registration is required.

Southborough: Topsy Turvy Tea Party at Southborough Library

Southborough - Join Magician Debbie O’Carroll Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m., for a Topsy Turvy Tea Party at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St! Based on the story of Alice and Wonderland, the program is geared towards children 3-7 years old. In addition to the magic show, children will learn a magic trick and make an origami puppet to take home.

 

Space is limited, so register in the Children’s Room, or call 508-485-5031 for more information. Sponsored by Fay School.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Southborough Library
Phone: 508 485 5031
Address:
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25 Main St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772
Cost: space is limited and registration is required.

Westborough: Bake sale at Westborough Town Meeting

Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will hold its annual Bake Sale at the Westborough Town Meeting Saturday, March 14. Plenty of treats, coffee, tea, and water will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund which started in 1926.

 

The club has been of service to the community for 98 years. Membership is open to any woman age 18 and over.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Westborough High School
Address:
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90 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Marlborough: Marlboro Fish & Game Association to host St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Marlborough – The Marlboro Fish & Game Association will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Saturday, March 14, starting with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and a complete corned beef dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner is open to members and the general public. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve your tickets or for more information, call the Marlboro Fish & Game at 508-485-9739.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Marlboro Fish & Game Association
Phone: 508 485 9739
Address:
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1 Muddy Ln., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $10

Shrewsbury: Building a stronger SYFS with Gatsby-style Gala

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

A black pearl necklace created and donated by Sachs Jewelers specifically for a drawing at the 11th annual Gala to benefit Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services. photo/submitted

A black pearl necklace created and donated by Sachs Jewelers specifically for a drawing at the 11th annual Gala to benefit Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services. photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Support from the community continues to grow for Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS). Last year, a record number of 375 guests attended the agency’s major fundraiser. The event committee’s goal is to match that turnout for the 11th annual Gala to be held Saturday, March 14, 6 p.m., at St. John’s High School.

 

Among the guests who have attended this fundraiser repeatedly is Melissa Pride-Fahs, owner of Emerge Marketing. She volunteered to serve as this year’s event chair.

 

“I’ve always been a big supporter of the work that SYFS does,” she said. “My background is event management and marketing, so chairing the Gala seemed like a good fit.”

 

She gave this year’s Gala a theme: “Great Gatsby Glamour.” The invitation states, “Let us entertain you Gatsby-style.” Exactly how that will be done won’t be revealed until that evening, Pride-Fahs noted.

 

“The entertainment will be very surprising and in tune with the Gatsby theme for the evening,” she explained. “It will be different for people who have attended the Gala for 10 years. They’re not use to having that wow factor. You’ll never know what’s coming next.”

 

Guests can expect a sit-down dinner provided by Struck Catering, as well as silent and live auctions. Among the auction items are four tickets to the Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Stadium, Red Sox and Bruins tickets, and trips and getaways.

 

Returning for a second consecutive year as auctioneer will be Jim Heald, who served as event co-chair last year with Amy Kotsopoulos.

 

“Jim has a lot of enthusiasm and the audience responds well to him,” Pride-Fahs said. “He’ll be great.”

 

Once again, Nick Sachs of Sach Jewelers has donated an item for a drawing. He designed a black pearl necklace reflective of the 1920s.

 

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award to Shrewsbury resident Dr. Harvey G. Clermont, who has done missionary work locally and internationally. He’s currently the director of three programs including St. Anne’s Free Medical Program in Shrewsbury. Clermont previously directed a free medical clinic at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson.

 

SYSF Executive Director Terry Cassidy believes that Clermont is an ideal recipient.

 

“His whole life story is nothing but giving back and helping others,” she said. “It’s completely in vein with what we represent at SYFS, strengthening and giving back to the community.

 

The Gala is an opportunity for the community to become more aware of the agency and the need for this fundraiser, Cassidy noted.

 

“Almost 30 percent of our annual budget is from the Gala revenue,” she said. “A lot of people don’t realize that we’re a nonprofit; they think we’re a town entity. We do get a stipend from the town and we’re extremely grateful for that. Right now the agency runs tremendously with volunteers, student interns and part-time therapists. We have fully maximized all our resources.”

 

SYFS is the town’s only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, which serves people of all ages in times of need. Cassidy credits the community for its ongoing support of SYFS.

 

“The agency was founded by citizens of the community and continues for 32 years because of their support,” she said.

 

Tickets per person are $100 through Sunday, March 1; and $120 thereafter, if available. Register online at www.syfs-ma.org or by calling 508-845-6932. If registering by mail, make checks payable to “SYFS,” 240 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Gatsby apparel is optional.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: St. John's High School
Phone: 508 845 6932
Address:
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378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Tickets per person are $100 through Sunday, March 1; and $120 thereafter, if available.

Shrewsbury: St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance at First Congregational Church

Shrewsbury – The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., invites the public to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance. It will be held at the church Saturday, March 14, from 7-9:30 p.m. There will be live music, contra dancing, refreshments, and door prizes.

 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ​ages ​17 and under, and $20/family, and will be on sale at the door.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: First Congregational Church
Address:
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19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for ​ages ​17 and under, and $20/family

Southborough: Steeple Coffeehouse at Pilgrim Church presents Bobtown

Southborough – The Steeple Coffeehouse at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St., will present Bobtown Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. With their distinctive original songs and vocal arrangements, NYC-based Bobtown is recognized as taking an unconventional and refreshing approach to the tradition of folk and Americana.

 

Tickets are, in advance, $15 general and $12 for students/seniors. At the door, tickets are $18 general and $15 for students/seniors. Admission is free for children under 5. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.steeplecoffeehouse.org or call 508-281-9995.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: Pilgrim Congregational Church
Phone: 508 281 9995
Address:
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15 Common St., Southborough, MA, United States, 01772
Cost: $15 general and $12 for students/seniors. At the door, tickets are $18 general and $15 for students/seniors. Admission is free for children under 5.

Northborough: Free self-defense workshops in Northborough

Northborough – T. Rose Karate, 386 W. Main St., Northborough, will hold self-defense workshops Saturday, March 14. A class for middle school girls (grades 6 – 8) will be held from 9 – 10 a.m., and for female adults and high school students from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students per class. Admission to the class is non-perishable goods to be donated to the Northborough Food Pantry.

 

For information or to sign up, contact Janet Alberti at janet@albertifamily.com.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015
End: March 14, 2015
Venue: T. Rose Karate
Address:
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386 West Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532
Cost: Space is limited. Admission to the class is non-perishable goods to be donated to the Northborough Food Pantry.

Westborough: Friends of Westborough host Breakfast with the Bunny

Westborough – Breakfast with the Bunny, hosted by The Friends of Westborough, will be held Saturday, March 14, from 8:30-11 a.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. The organization has sponsored this community breakfast and visit with the Bunny for all ages for several years.

 

There will be crafts for the children to complete during the event. Tickets are $5 for ages 3 and up, and free for those under 3. Tickets are on sale at the Westborough Recreation Department. Advance sales are recommended. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Judy Wilchynski at 508-870-1895 or Barbara Barnes at 508-366-2773. Tickets will be available at the door.

 

Guests are invited to bring their cameras for photos with the Bunny. For information, email TheFriendsofWestborough@gmail.com or call 508-870-1895.

 

 

Start: March 14, 2015 8:30 am
End: March 14, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Knights of Columbus Hall
Phone: 508 870 1895
Address:
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17 Willow St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581
Cost: $5 for ages 3 and up, and free for those under 3