October 11, 2015
Westborough – Brianna Benji, the author of the “Shirley Janes Holmes” mysteries will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m. Shirley Jane is the great-great-granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes and friends with Janice Dickinson and Joshua Edgar Poe. Join her and her friends as they unravel mysteries in “Shirley Jane and the Mystery of the Golden Monkey,” “The Horse Farm Robbery,” and “Teachernapped.”
Author Brianna Benji is a young woman with high functioning autism who likes to read, draw, and write. She has published eight children’s books under Brianna Benji and two young adult books under B.C. Benjamin. She has two cats and a pit bull and currently lives with family in Whitinsville.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
October 12, 2015
Southborough – The 17th annual Southborough Heritage Day will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 12 on the St. Mark’s School field, corner of routes 30 and 85. A parade starts at 10 a.m., and the event also includes a craft fair, live music, food, pumpkin lighting, pie eating contest, and moonwalk.
For more information, contact Southborough Recreation at 508-229-4452.
Region – The Sunshine Club of the Douglas Senior Center will be taking a 4-day trip Oct. 12-15 to Lake George and Lake Placid. There will be three Adirondack buffet breakfasts and three dinners, including a dinner show. The trip also includes guided tours of Saratoga Springs, Lake Placid, and Lake George, plus a cruise aboard Lac Du St. Sacrement on Lake George. The price is $489 per person with a $10 discount if paid in full by June 21.
All Sunshine Club trips depart from the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., and also from the Job Lot in Whitinsville. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.
Southborough – The Friends of the Southborough Library book sale will be held inside and outside the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., during Southborough’s Heritage Day celebration. A large selection of fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens and children will be available, as well as books on CD, music CDs and DVDs.
October 13, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Woman’s Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m., at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd. The group has been sewing dresses for needy children in Haiti as part of its outreach program, and Jane Maney will speak about Haiti and give a slide presentation of a trip she took to that country.
Visitors are welcome, and new members are also welcome.
Hopkinton – David J. Dowd, founder of Sell Mom’s House, invites the community to join him Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., for a free informative and educational seminar on “How to Downsize, Prepare and Sell a House.” The seminar will be held at Golden Pond Assisted Living, 50 West Main St., Hopkinton, and is open to the public and designed especially for seniors. It answers the questions “What should we do with the house?” and “How do I manage a lifetime of possessions?”
Light refreshments will be available, as well as a free downsizing guide. RSVP to Carol at 508-691-0080.
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.