June 6, 2015
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library has announced it is now offering a seed library. Over 70 varieties of seeds have been donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and there is a display of the seeds available near the Reference desk. Families can borrow up to 10 packets of seeds (no more than 2 packets of each variety).
Also, the library will hold the grand opening of its new garden near the children’s room Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children and families can take a tour of the garden, make a craft and plant a bean in a cup to take home.
For more information on the seed library, contact Walker Evans at the Reference desk at 508-841-8533. Shrewsbury Public Library is located at 214 Lake St.
Shrewsbury – The Master Singers of Worcester will present Master Composers of the English Baroque Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
For its final concert of the season, the Master Singers of Worcester will perform sacred music by three English composers of the Baroque period, John Blow, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, including Handel’s delightful anthem, “My Song Shall Be Alway.” The chorus will be joined by distinguished tenor, Stanley Wilson, and accompanied by the period instrumental ensemble Arcadia Players, directed by Ian Watson.
Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for seniors, students, and WOO card holders. Call 508-842-1349 or visit www.mswma.org for tickets and more information. Master Composers of the English Baroque is presented in partnership with the “Arts on the Green” concert series, which is funded by the Shrewsbury Arts Council. The Master Singers of Worcester is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Ellsworth-McAfee Park on Route 135. The sale will feature hundreds of sun and shade plants, including perennials, herbs, vegetables, wildflowers, ornamental grasses and daylilies. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and help customers.
For information on the garden club, visit www.NorthboroughGardenClub.com. Proceeds from the plant sale are used for civic beautification, scholarships and grants for horticulture-related school projects.
Hudson – the 29th Annual Hudson Community Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on South Street in the downtown area. Vendors interested in participating can visit www.assabetvalleychamber.org/hudsonfest.shtm for registration forms. More information can also be found on the website as the date approaches.
Hudson – First United Methodist Church of Hudson, in conjunction with Hudson Fest, invites everyone to its annual yard sale, to be held Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church parking lot, 34 Felton St. (inside if it rains).
Vendors/dealers: There is unlimited space for dealers, and the church can provide 14 tables and chairs to the first responders. There is no table rental fee; the church asks only that you agree to voluntarily donate a minimum of 10% of your total sales for the day to the church. Call 978-562-2932 to reserve a table or visit www.hudsonfumc.org.
Shrewsbury – All towns are welcome to participate in a clothing drive Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Floral Street School, 57 Floral St. The Floral Street School PTO & Student Council are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Missy Hollenback at email@example.com or view a flyer at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/1431952988_24871.pdf.
Southborough – A yard sale will be held Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd. The event includes baked goods, kitchen items, clothing, toys, books, etc. for purchase.
Southborough – Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of the Southborough Library will be holding their tri-annual book sale fundraiser at the library, 25 Main St. Books will include adult fiction and non-fiction as well as books for children of all ages. There will also be DVDs and CDs for sale.
For more information, call 508-485-5031. The Friends of the Southborough Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the services of the library. Funds from the book sale will go to support library programs and museum passes.
Grafton – Save the date of Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as the Grafton Public Library invites the community to come help with the planting of seeds and seedlings. Lunch will be provided. Also, volunteers are needed June 6 through Oct. 3 to help weed and water. Sign up for a week, and stop in on every non-rainy day (preferably in the evening) to weed, water and harvest the garden beds.
The Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Common. For more information, stop by or call 508-839-4649.
Marlborough – Safe Summer Fun Day, the 17th annual health and safety fair for kids, will be held Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St. The day includes music, games, child bike helmets (while supplies last), face painting, activities, and giveaways.