May 2, 2015
Clinton – Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900, featuring 48 icons and artifacts from the renowned British Museum, will be on view Saturday, May 2 through Saturday, May 12 at the Museum of Russian Icons.
The exceptional, compelling selection of icons and artifacts traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.
Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors age 59 and up, $5 for students and children ages 3-17, and free for children under age 3 and museum members. The Museum of Russian Icons is located at 203 Union St., Clinton, and can be visited online at www.museumofrussianicons.org or call at 978-598-5000 for more information.
Westborough – Westborough singer/songwriter/humorist Tom Potosnak will be performing his one-man show, “Subject To Change,” Saturday, May, at 7:30 p.m., at the Westborough Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. The show will benefit In Your Shoes Westborough, and is an entertaining and thoughtful show about growing up and growing older through songs and stories/monologues.
Tickets are $10 each and be purchased at the door, at the In Your Shoes table at the Westborough Spring Festival on May 2, from Tom Potosnak at the Spring Festival (he will be performing there are 11 a.m.), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the show, visit www.tompotosnak.com. For more information about In Your Shoes, visit www.inyourshoeswestborough.com.
Westborough – The inaugural Westborough Youth Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., during the Rotary Club Spring Festival at Bay State Commons.
Free bicycle helmets, donated by Breakstone, White & Gluck, will be given out and bike safety checks will be conducted. There will also be a practice bike course. The event is sponsored by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee of Westborough and Landry’s Bicycles.
For more information, call 508-446-7790.
Shrewsbury – An indoor Thrift Sale and Bake Sale will take place Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main St. There will be a large selection of items at thrifty prices, including household items, attic treasures, furniture, linens, games, toys, books, gently used clothing, and shoes for all ages. All are welcome.
Visit www.trinityshrewsbury.org to find out more about Trinity Episcopal Church.
Marlborough – Dental Associates of Marlborough, Office of Dr. Sanjiv Nehra, will be hosting a free dental clinic at the office located at 222 Bolton St. Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic has been organized to assist children in the area ages 2-18.
The hygienists and doctors will be providing dental education, exams, and x-rays when necessary. The clinic is intended for members of the community who are not able to access dental services due to financial constraints. Parents are encouraged to call the office for more details.
Appointments will be given priority over walk-ins, so please call the office’s front desk at 508-485-1800 to schedule your time and to verify eligibility.
Westborough – All are invited to St. Stephen’s Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough. There will be used furniture, tools, toys, housewares, knickknacks, dishes and books, as well as many other items.
Call 508-366-4134 or go to www.ststeph.com for more information or directions.
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury middle schools will hold a recycling fundraiser Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Oak Middle School parking lot, 45 Oak St.
Items accepted include electronics, metals, textiles and foam. There will be charges for electronics items, while foam and textiles are free. Fees are $5 for grills, washers, dryers, irons, computer monitors, scanners, printers, copiers, mowers (gas removed), freezers, refrigerators, laptops, PCs and other items; $15-$25 for TVs. Most metal items less than 8 feet long will be accepted. Accepted textiles include curtains, sheets, clothing, shoes, bags, belts, blankets, small bound rugs, stuffed animals and more. All items should be clean, dry and odor-free. Rips and tears are fine.
Questions? Contact: Trish Hollyer at email@example.com for questions about electronics or metals, or Missy Hollenback at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about textiles and foam.
Westborough – As part of the town’s Spring Festival celebrations, the Westborough Civic Club is again sponsoring the free annual Fishing Challenge at Sandra Pond Reservoir, Minute Man Park, Upton Road. This will be the eighth year of the club fully funding this event, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 2, with fishing times from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration is free on the day and open to all ages – with multiple prizes awarded for biggest fish in three separate age groups. With no fishing license required for this specific occasion, persons new to the pastime will be able to take advantage of loaner rods and reels (subject to availability).
Event organizer William ‘Bill’ Kohler is hoping that good weather will ensure this year’s turnout surpasses even that of the past, when up to 150 people have taken part in any one year.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event, and even bait is available on the day. To find out more about the Westborough Civic Club, find them on Facebook.
Linh Nguyen-Ng, author of “Mommy’s Little Wordling.” photo/submitted
Westborough – Linh Nguyen-Ng, author of “Mommy’s Little Wordlings,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, May 2, from 1-3 p.m. The picture book is about little children called “little wordlings,” who show their mommy how much they love her. They do this through simple words and illustrations.
Through this simplicity there is a lovely message that adults can appreciate, too. The author’s inspiration, of course, were her own children. She was a new mom, experiencing a new territory, which provided her with unique ideas to play with. Mommy’s Little Wordlings is appropriate for children ages 3-7.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at the Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St.
Hudson – Join textile and costume historian Lynne Bassett Saturday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m., at the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., to learn about Civil War quilts. For more information, contact Nicole Kramer at 978-568-9644 or email@example.com.