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Transgender Day of Remembrance at Trinity Church Nov. 18

November 1st, 2017

Northborough – Trinity Church of Northborough, 23 Main St., will hold a Transgender Dinner of Remembrance to honor all transgender people who have lost their lives as a result of murder or suicide. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. It will feature a brief movie and memorial litany, followed by dinner with speaker Taj Smith. The intent is to educate the public about the plight of transgender people, and to learn how communities of faith can better include them.

‘Peace on Earth’ is theme of Evening of Giving

October 30th, 2017

Marlborough – “Peace on Earth” is the theme of the 28th annual Evening of Giving to be held Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Route 20, Marlborough. Tickets for more than 1,000 guests are available for those in support of the event which benefits the Marlborough-Hudson homeless shelter, Roland’s House.

MHS class of 1957 celebrates 60th reunion

October 30th, 2017

Marlborough – Members of the Marlborough High School Class of 1957 held their 60th reunion recently.

Southborough Gardeners to host ‘Beyond the Cornucopia’

October 30th, 2017

Southborough – The public is invited to attend the Southborough Gardeners (SG) program, “Beyond the Cornucopia,” Friday, Nov. 10, at P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd., Southborough.

Alzheimer’s Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

October 30th, 2017

Framingham – The MetroWest Alzheimer’s Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer caregivers a free forum Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m., at the Callahan Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham.

Over 300 participate in Mary Beth Benison Foundation 5K Road Race

October 30th, 2017

Region – The weather held out on Oct. 15 for over 300 runners participating in the 2nd Mary Beth Benison (MBB) Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. The foundation uses the MBBF 5k as a way to honor the late Mary Beth Benison, a Northborough resident who passed away from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2015 and another individual from Central Massachusetts who is living with ALS or who has passed away from ALS. This year’s race was in memory of Maryellen Standring who lived in Holden and passed away from ALS in 2014.

Celebrate Diwali at the Worcester Art Museum

October 30th, 2017

Region – The sights, sounds and tastes of India come to life during the Worcester Art Museum’s Fall Community Day, Saturday, Nov. 4. This day-long celebration of “Diwali – Festival of Light” commemorates the triumph of light over darkness. The event takes place at the museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BC4T cornhole tourney kicks off scholarship fund

October 30th, 2017

Northborough – On a drizzly Oct. 29, nine teams of two players competed in the first Cornhole Tournament to benefit a new Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) scholarship fund at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough. The winners Pinh Pen and Jerry Riel received $100. Second-place players Karen Thornton and Jeff Millar got $50. Each team donated their winnings back to BC4T.

Westborough Garden Club lights up pumpkin wall

October 30th, 2017

Westborough – Bay State Commons was brighter Oct. 28 when the Westborough Garden Club hosted its first Light Up Westborough’s Pumpkin Wall. About 30 jack-o-lanterns were illuminated by battery-operated candles or glow sticks. Among the carved pumpkin designs were the Westborough High School Rangers’ “W” and the town’s 300th anniversary celebration logo. The club hopes to present the event annually.

Meet your Ancestors: Life, death and literacy in Westborough

October 25th, 2017

Westborough – Most early communities established burial places within villages, near their civic and religious institutions, reflecting the expected and natural experience of death. Westborough’s Midland Cemetery (1810) and Pine Grove Cemetery (1844), both on the National Register of Historic Places, are two such cemeteries, and parallel the rapid growth of Westborough’s manufacturing district.

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