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November 5, 2014

Worcester: Bancroft School presentation

Region – The Bancroft School will continue its Speaker Series with “Introduction to Executive Function: Impact in the Classroom and at Home” Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the school, 110 Shore Drive, Worcester. The lecture will be presented by Kalyani Krishnan, M.A., of the Institute for Learning and Development. It is free and open to the public.


Registration is requested at or by calling 508-854-9227.



Start: November 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bancroft School
Phone: 508 854 9227
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110 Shore Dr., Worcester, MA, United States, 01605
Cost: Registration is required.

November 6, 2014

Shrewsbury: Groundbreaking ceremony for Shrewsbury Library

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m., at 609 Main St., to mark commencement of the library’s renovation and expansion project. The library expansion project, which began in 1998, was approved by the Shrewsbury voters one year ago and will increase the size of the library to 38,600 square feet.


The Shrewsbury Public Library will be open to the public, starting Oct. 26, in a temporary location at 214 Lake St. until the new library opens in 2016.



Start: November 6, 2014
End: November 6, 2014
Venue: Shrewsbury Public Library
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609 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Shrewsbury: Saint Mary open house

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., will hold a fall open house Thursday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Classroom tours will be given for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 – 8. For more information, contact Admissions Director Jeanmarie MacDonough at or 508-842-1601.



Start: November 6, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 6, 2014 10:30 am
Venue: Saint Mary School
Phone: 508 842 1601
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16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

November 7, 2014

Shrewsbury: Cara Brindisi to perform at Shrewsbury Woman’s Club meeting

Cara Brindisi. Photo/Submitted

Cara Brindisi. Photo/Submitted

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club meeting to be held Friday, Nov. 7 starts at 12 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., followed by a program at 1 p.m. The featured guest, Cara Brindisi, is a Shrewsbury native and singer/songwriter/certified music therapist. She will perform and also share her journey in music from childhood to the present.


A graduate of Berklee College of Music and, by day, a music therapist for hospice patients, children and elder groups, Brindisi has established herself on the Central Massachusetts music scene as well as recently releasing her first CD, “Until Tomorrow.”


Members and their guests are welcome to attend, and a food collection for Shrewsbury Human Services Food Pantry will take place.



Start: November 7, 2014
End: November 7, 2014
Venue: First Congregational Church
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19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545

Northborough: Create Together Makerspace program at Northborough Library

Northborough – Children ages 7 and up are invited to participate in a Create Together Makespace Program, to be held Fridays, Nov. 7 & 21, from 2:30-4 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Whether you like to build something or break it down, this is the program for you! The library will have laptops, keyboards, old cell phones, and more to take apart, as well as lots of tools and materials to build with. Sewing, knitting, and crafts stations will also be available.


No registration is necessary. To find out more, call the Northborough Free Library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.



Start: November 7, 2014 2:30 pm
End: November 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Northborough Free Library
Phone: 508 393 5025 x4
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34 Main St., Northborough, MA, United States, 01532

Marlborough: Assabet Valley ‘Senior’ Prom scheduled for Nov. 7

Region – Students at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough are preparing for an exciting event, the Senior Prom. There’s just a little twist, however: prom is not for seniors in high school, but a prom for the senior citizens in the community. The Senior Prom gives local senior citizens a chance to re-live the excitement of a prom, to dress up with a date or friends, and have a fun night out!


The dance will be held Friday, Nov. 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Assabet Valley High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. Also, the Cosmetology Department of Assabet Valley will be offering special “Prom” hair and makeup appointments; call Ms. Viens at 508-485-9430 ext. 1137 to reserve a spot.


Tickets are $7 each, or 2 for $10, and will be sold at the door. It is recommended, though, that you reserve your tickets by calling 774-275-0071 or emailing Mrs. Coderre at



Start: November 7, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 7, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Phone: 774 275 0071
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215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $7 each, or 2 for $10.

November 8, 2014

Hudson: Friends of the Hudson Library book sale at VFW

Hudson – The Friends of the Hudson Public Library will be holding a book sale Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 12-3 p.m. (fill a bag on Sunday for one low price!), at the Hudson VFW, 3 Palmieri Dr. Also, a Friends members-only preview will take place Friday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. (non-members can join at the door).



Start: November 8, 2014
End: November 9, 2014
Venue: Hudson VFW
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3 Palmieri Dr., Hudson, MA, United States, 01749

Marlborough: River’s Edge Arts Alliance presents A Cabaret for Compassion fundraiser

Marlborough – Join the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Players Saturday, Nov. 8 for a wonderful evening of music and inspiration with A Cabaret for Compassion, featuring the best inspirational songs from Broadway and Disney sung by a multi-aged group of very talented local performers. Local non-profits have been invited by REAA to set up info tables in the lobby to help promote awareness of their cause. A portion of the evenings fundraising efforts will benefit these non-profits.


This special event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough. Well-known pianist and teacher Maureen Bourgeois will be performing on piano during cocktail hour from 7-8 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar) and a large silent auction will take place from 7-8 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8 p.m.


Tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for River’s Edge Arts Alliance members, and include an hors d’oeurvres, pasta, and dessert buffet. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $240. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 978-562-1646.



Start: November 8, 2014
End: November 8, 2014
Venue: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
Phone: 978 562 1646
Marlborough, MA, United States
Cost: $35 for non-members and $30 for River’s Edge Arts Alliance members. $240 for table of 8.

Marlborough: Scouts hold food drive

Marlborough – The Marlborough Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts annual Food Drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 8. Scouts will fan out throughout the city to deliver the “Scouting for Food” flyer and door hanger Saturday, Nov. 1. Scouts will return Nov. 8 to pick up all donated items rain or shine. All donations directly benefit the Marlborough Food Pantry. Needed items include cereals, dry goods, canned goods, baby items, toiletries, powdered drinks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. No homemade or canned items or expired food.


If you do not receive a door hanger, call Coordinator Jim Watson at 508-662-1617.



Start: November 8, 2014
End: November 8, 2014
Phone: 508 662 1617
Marlborough, MA, United States

Hudson: Annual Scouting for Food Drive

Hudson – Saturday, Nov. 8 is the Annual Scouting for Food Drive and Hudson Scouts of Troops 2, 77, Venture Crew 21 and Hudson Girls Scouts will be out picking up donated food left out for the drive. Please place non-perishable food items in a bag or box, attach the door hanger and place in view of street by 9 a.m.


The weekend before the drive, the local Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts will be delivering the scouting for food door hangers to residents of Hudson. If you do not receive a door hanger, you may use any bag to donate food. Please mark the bag “Food Drive.”


The food donated Nov. 8 will be given to the Hudson Food Pantry, 28 Houghton St. The Hudson Food Pantry is in need of the following items: canned soups, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned pasta, peanut butter, jelly, rice, stew, baked beans, Jell-O products, canned fruit, baby food, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, paper products and personal care products. The Food Pantry is unable to accept homemade food and expired foods.


If you have any questions concerning the Scouting for Food Drive, call Joan Wordell, Hudson Scouting for Food coordinator, at 508-283-0412. For more information on how the Boy Scouts help the hungry, visit To learn more about Scouting in your area, visit



Start: November 8, 2014
End: November 8, 2014
Phone: 508 283 0412
Hudson, MA, United States