September 10, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., will hold a presentation on tree and bark identification Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Join naturalist Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark, the tree characteristic that is always visible, in every season. In addition to learning about species identification, participants will also begin to discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist.
For more information, call 978-568-9644.
Marlborough – The Quinsigamond Community College/Assabet Adult Education Program offers free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes. The next ESOL registration will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10. Subsequent registration dates in 2014 are Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, with 2015 dates of Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, and May 13. ASE registration dates for 2014 are Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, with 2015 dates of Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 16 and April 10.
The registrations will be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. To find out more, call 508-263-9673.
Northborough – Mother Goose on the Loose, a special storytime for the littlest patrons, takes place Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17 & 24, from 10:30-11 a.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Children birth through 2 years old can join in for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays. Musical instruments and puppets will be used to further children’s early learning skills.
Registration is not required. To find out more, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
Shrewsbury – How to Decrease Stress During the Job Search will be presented by Sarah Dubois Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St.
Join Dubois, a Certified Health Coach, to discover easy strategies to decrease stress and increase your energy and vitality while in career transition. She has studied over 100 dietary theories, and practical lifestyle management techniques with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. With this knowledge, she supports her clients in reaching their goals, including reducing stress, improving their confidence, increasing energy, and living healthy lifestyles.
Registration is required. Call 508-841-8531 or go to the Calendar and Passes link on the Shrewsbury Public Library site at http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/division.php?fDD=17-47.
Shrewsbury – Thinking of joining Cub Scouts? Families with boys in grades 1 to 4 are invited to attend Pack 62’s fall registration and open house Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7-8 p.m., at the American Legion Ray Stone Post, 2 School St. (corner of School and Main streets beside Dean Park). Leaders will provide an overview presentation at 7:15 p.m. and will be available to answer your questions.
For more information, email Cubmaster Mike Robillard at email@example.com or visit www.pack62shrewsbury.com.
September 11, 2014
Northborough – “On My Own” storytime is a monthly program at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., for 3- to 5-year-olds who participate “on their own” – adult caregivers remain outside of the library’s story room. The theme for the month of September is “Eggciting,” with egg-themed stories and crafts. The storytimes will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 11, 18 & 25, from 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration is required. Call the Northborough Free Library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to register or for more information.
Region – A tribute dinner is being planned to recognize all military members, veterans and their families, including Blue and Gold Star families, while also remembering the heroes and victims of 9/11. This non-political event is to thank them for their service and sacrifices. The free dinner will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Double Tree Hotel, 11 Beaver St., Milford.
Help is needed to locate and invite military members, veterans, and their families. If you know someone to invite, send their contact information to Michael Shain, a private citizen who feels strongly that a “thank you” is due all military families, at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 508-330-8487, or ask them to contact Shain directly.
For further information, visit www.thankstoyanks.org or visit Thanks to Yanks on Facebook.
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 email@example.com.
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.