September 12, 2014
Shrewsbury – The annual Saint Mary Family Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 14 at the corner of Main and Summer streets in Shrewsbury. Volunteers are needed!
Festival hours are 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12, 12-8 p.m. Sept. 13, and 12-5 p.m. Sept. 14. Special events on Sept. 13 include a 5K Run and 5K Fitness Walk at 10 a.m. and a Pub Quiz at 8 p.m., with teams competing for the title of “Smartest in the Parish.
To learn more about the Saint Mary Family Festival or volunteer opportunities, visit www.stmarysparish.org and click the Family Festival Volunteer Registration link on the right. For any questions regarding volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northborough – A fall drop-in craft for children of all ages will be held Friday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Make your very own apple tree with fun materials provided by the library.
No registration is necessary. To find out more, call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Marlborough – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is very excited to present Synergia 2014, an engaging moveable exhibit of local history, poetry, art, and theater which will move from town to town in order to be enjoyed by multiple communities. Marlborough, Hudson, Bolton, Framingham, Northborough, and Sudbury, as well as surrounding community residents, are welcome to attend a wine and cheese reception Friday, Sept. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at the Main Street Café, 182 Main St., Marlborough.
For additional information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call the River’s Edge Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646.
September 13, 2014
Shrewsbury – Come and enjoy two silent movies presented by Arts on the Green Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd. The family-friendly event for all ages will feature the 1916 Charlie Chaplin film “The Rink” in Gifford Hall, with the J.W. Walker box organ and Baldwin piano, and the 1928 “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” starring Buster Keaton, in the sanctuary with the three-manual Casavant organ.
The films will be accompanied by internationally celebrated silent move organist Peter Krasinski. Popcorn will be for sale, and a complimentary dessert reception will be provided between the two films. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students, with a $20 special family rate.
Shrewsbury – The Fall Multicultural Festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Public Library, will feature eastern woodlands and Anasazi flute music. This is part of the quarterly multicultural programs at the library that the whole family can enjoy. Terry Bradley, the artist, will bring about 15 flutes, describe how the flutes are made, share the history of the Wampanoags, and explain the music that he plays. Learn more about him and his music from his website, http://flutemeditations.com.
All are welcome to attend this drop-in program. The Shrewsbury Public Library is located at 609 Main St.
Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc. are sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends will be selling gently used items and individuals/organizations can rent a space for $10. Tables are not provided. Items may be sold out of your car trunk.
The yard sale will be held at the Tufts Lot on East Main Street. Space is limited and reservations and payments must be received by Sept. 7. For reservations, call 508-870-1895 or email TheFriendsofWestborough@gmail.com. Donations of gently used items, books, etc. are appreciated. Call 508-870-1895 to donate any items.
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.
Shrewsbury – An Eagle Scout candidate from Boy Scout Troop 158 is organizing a tennis tournament for adults and juniors (ages 7-17) in cooperation with Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation. The tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Dean Park Tennis Courts, 785 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The fee is $15 for singles and $10 per person for doubles to be paid at the event. Proceeds will support Dean Park tennis.
To register, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044da9aa2fa1fc1-tennis or www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/parkrec, under “Calendar” select “tennis tournament.” For information, email email@example.com.
Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus will present its annual Giant Yard, Bake, and Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 13, 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. Rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 20.
Proceeds benefit chorus activities, including the Chorus Scholarship Fund which provides private music lessons for talented youth, middle to high school, in Westborough. 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.
Worcester – For 40 years, the UMass Memorial Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has cared for the tiniest patients… a good reason for a special celebration! The NICU has earned an international reputation for the TLC that helps these tiny miracles. More than 20,000 babies have been cared for in the last four decades, and the team has been a part of incredible advancements in how critically-ill babies are nurtured.
A celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to mark the event. If your child was one of the NICU babies, come celebrate with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The event will be held on the front lawn of the Medical Center’s University Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester. Families can enjoy cake, games, face painting, and fun. Free parking is available.
Sudbury – A bike tour of Sudbury Valley Trustee (SVT) conservation land will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dick Williamson, Sudbury resident and long-time SVT member, will lead this casual 15- to 20-mile bike tour. Beginning at Wolbach Farm, attendees will cycle to numerous SVT properties in Sudbury and Wayland, where they will be led on short walks. Bring a lunch for a noontime stop at Round Hill.
The program is open to riders of all abilities, including families with appropriate child carriers (seat or trailer). Helmets are required.
The bike tour is free for SVT members and $10 for non-members. To register or for more information, visit www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org or call 978-443-5588. Wolbach Farm is located at 18 Wolbach Rd., Sudbury.