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September 12, 2015

Westborough: ‘All in to Swim’ aims to help fight cancer

By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer

The team Evolution Aquatics. Photo/submitted

The team Evolution Aquatics. Photo/submitted

Westborough – A team of young swimmers, Evolution Aquatics, is inviting the public to join them in a special fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Westboro Swim & Tennis Club, 35 Chauncy St. The second annual “All in to Swim” is a relay swim event that will bring together swimmers of all ages and abilities together to help raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

 

The day of the event, from 3-6 p.m., every participant registered will be placed on a relay team to do a tag team of laps. Participants can register independently or as a team. Each member of the team will then take turns swimming 50 yards in a 25-yard pool during a 45-minute time slot.

 

“Our mission is to give back to the community by applying determination and core values that are learned every day in the pool,” said Caitlin Kean, Evolution Aquatics’ founder.

 

The team is comprised of 75 experienced swimmers, ages 8 through 18, who not only enjoy the competition but also the companionship among swimmers.

 

“Our team has always tried to give back to the community by running 5Ks, holding soup drives, or giving our Halloween candy to the troops,” said Kean. “We thought, what better way to give back to the community than to swim for it.”

 

That community spirit inspired the first All in to Swim event last summer, which raised $5,000 for cancer research. This year the organizers hope to triple that amount.

 

Maria Burzillo, Greg Cervenak and Natalie Burkett are also co-leading this year’s event. The three stressed that although they themselves are competitive swimmers, the goals of the event are raising funds for an important cause and having fun.

 

“Everyone knows or has known someone who has had cancer,” Cervenak said. “We just want to do our part to help raise funds for [research and treatment].”

 

“It doesn’t matter how fast – or slow – they swim,” Burzillo said. “We just want people to come and have fun.”

 

The event will also have feature food, music, a silent auction and raffle.

 

“So even if you don’t want to swim, you are welcome to come and enjoy the day and support the swimmers,” Burkett said.

 

Being able to host the event at a convenient location, which also happens to be the team’s home base, is another asset.

 

“We are really excited to be holding this at Westboro Swim & Tennis,” Burzillo said.

 

“They have been very flexible and so great to us as we have worked on planning this.”

 

Entrance fees are $25 online or $35 at the door for general admission; $45 online or $50 at the door for premium admission, which includes special recognition, the chance to choose your swim time, and a free goodie bag. Participants are also encouraged to ask family and friends to consider sponsoring them.

 

Evolution Aquatics is also currently seeking donations, either for the silent auction and raffle or monetary donations that will be added to the event’s tally. Donations may be made via the team’s page, http://noonanwhs.wix.com/allintoswim or by contacting Greg at allintoswim@gmail.com or 508-826-2409.

 

For more information, visit http://noonanwhs.wix.com/allintoswim, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DFCIallintoswim or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AllintoSwim.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015
End: September 12, 2015
Venue: Westboro Tennis & Swim Club
Address:
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35 Chauncy St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Westborough: Community yard sale to benefit Westborough residents

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc. are sponsoring the third Community Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 12. With over 13 tables of household items, DVDs, jewelry, and more it will be a shopper’s delight. The community yard sale will be held at the Tufts lot on East Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, a hot dog food truck will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

“The Friends” will be selling gently used items and individuals/organizations can rent a space for $10. Tables are not provided. Space is limited and reservations and payment must be received by Sept. 5. For information, call 508-870-1895 or email TheFriendsofWestborough@gmail.com.

 

The Friends of Westborough, Inc. were organized in 1986 to provide help for community members. Referrals are made through the Westborough Youth and Family Services, community outreach organizations and individuals.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Tufts Machine Lot
Address:
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55 East Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Westborough: Girl Scout Troop 30633 to hold textile recycling event

Westborough – Clothes, stuffed animals, pillows, material, sheets, comforters, scatter rugs, shoes and backpacks will all be accepted as Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 holds a textile recycling event Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations may be dropped off at the main entrance to Westborough High School at 90 West Main St.

 

For information, call 508-870-1895 or email GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.com.

Start: September 12, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Westborough High School
Phone: 508 870 1895
Address:
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90 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Marlborough: Marlborough Hospital flea market and craft sale, vendors welcome

Marlborough – There are a few spots left for vendors and crafters at the Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Flea Market and Craft Sale Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the front lawn of the hospital, 157 Union St. The event features a snack bar, bake table and used book sale.

 

To register and receive a reserved spot, call Terri Barton at 978-562-7434 and leave a message with name, address, telephone number and email address. Barton will send out an application with complete details of the event. The $25 fee must be enclosed with the returned application.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Marlborough Hospital
Phone: 978 562 7434
Address:
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157 Union St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752
Cost: $25 vendor fee

Marlborough: Community Shred Day at St. Mary’s Credit Union

Marlborough – Bring your old bills, pre-approved credit applications, voided checks, statements, and other personal paperwork to a free community shred day Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Credit Union, 133 South Bolton, St., Marlborough. While you watch, your items will be securely and professionally shredded.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: St. Mary's Credit Union
Address:
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133 South Bolton St., Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Westborough: Community Chorus holds annual yard, bake, and book sale

Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus will present its annual Giant Yard, Bake, and Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, featuring hundreds of unique items, will be held at the Harvey School Building, 20 Philips St.  Proceeds benefit chorus activities, including the Chorus Scholarship Fund, which provides private music lessons for talented youth from middle to high school in Westborough.

 

The rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 19. The Chorus programs are supported, in part, by the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For information on Chorus activities, membership, events, and shows, write to P.O. Box 702, Westborough, Ma. 01581 or visit www.westboroughchorus.com.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Harvey School Building
Address:
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20 Philips St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

Framingham: MetroWest Humane Society holds craft fair

Framingham – The MetroWest Humane Society will hold its annual craft fair Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Common at Edgell Road. For more information as the date approaches, visit http://metrowesthumanesociety.org/. Vendors/crafters, an application to participate in the craft fair can also be downloaded at the web site.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 10:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 4:00 pm
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Edgell Road / Framingham Common, Framingham, MA, United States, 01701

Westborough: Second blood drive in honor of Westborough teen

Westborough – The Congregational Church of Westborough and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a second blood drive in honor of Corinne Sciarappa Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, 57 W. Main St.

 

Since the May blood drive, the Westborough teen has received a total of nine units of blood and eight units of platelets as part of her cancer treatment.

 

“To our family it was particularly uplifting to see such a phenomenal turnout for the drive in May because a blood donation can help so many people, not just our Corinne,” said her mother Pauline Sciarappa. “Each day when we are in the Jimmy Fund Clinic or Children’s Hospital, we encounter many other children who are also getting transfusions regularly.”

 

Appointments are preferred. To schedule, visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code “Corinne”) or call 800-RedCross. To volunteer at the drive, email anitalawler@verizon.net. Donations of baked goods would also be appreciated.

 

 

Start: September 12, 2015 10:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Congregational Church of Westborough
Phone: 800 733 2767
Address:
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57 West Main St., Westborough, MA, United States, 01581

September 13, 2015

Buzzards Bay: 19th annual ‘Cliff Walk’ to raise funds for A.L.S.

Buzzards Bay – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation will present its 19th Annual “Cliff Walk” for A.L.S. Fundraiser, sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works. Supporters are invited to spend the day on the beautiful Cape Cod Canal (at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area, Main Street, Buzzards Bay) for a full day of fun and fundraising, featuring activities for the whole family including raffles, prizes, BBQ, games, a balloon man, moon bounces, face painting, tug of war, bean bag toss, live musical entertainment from South Shore Rave and Mike Dumas & The Satellite Band and a scenic 7-mile walk along the Canal.

 

To help patients and their families living with Lou Gehrig’s disease, please start gathering   pledges today. Forms are available at alsfamily.org. If you would like to participate but are unable to gather pledges, the public is welcome to join in the festivities for a $10 donation per person. This event is rain or shine, registration is at 10am and the Walk begins at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit research efforts as well as the many in-house patient programs of the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation.

 

For more information on the Foundation, the Cliff Walk or to download pledge sheets, call 508-759-9696 or visit www.alsfamily.org. The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping those living with the disease today, and finding a cure for tomorrow. We raise funds for critical A.L.S. research and patient programs.

 

 

Start: September 13, 2015
End: September 13, 2015
Venue: Buzzards Bay Recreation Area
Phone: 508 759 9696
Address:
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Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA, United States

Shrewsbury: Mushroom walk at Prospect Park

Shrewsbury – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Shrewsbury Trails Committee will hold a mushroom walk at 1:30 p.m. in Prospect Park. David Babik, member of the Boston Mycological Club’s Identification Committee will lead the search to find and identify types of mushrooms, which could last up to two hours. Be prepared for on- and off-trail conditions. This walk is not suitable for very young children.

 

The event is free but preregistration is required by calling the Shrewsbury Recreation Department at 508-841-8503. The walk is limited to 20 participants from the community. Parking is available at the park entrance and at Mt. Olivet Church on Prospect Street. If severe inclement weather is predicted the walk will be held Sept. 12, same time.

 

For more information, contact Melanie Magee at 508-842-2468 or email Trails01545@gmail.com.

 

 

Start: September 13, 2015
End: September 13, 2015
Venue: Prospect Park
Phone: 508 842 2468
Address:
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Prospect Street, Shrewsbury, MA, United States, 01545
Cost: Space is limited and registration is required.