October 9, 2014
Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a symposium on film, “The Evolution of Human Nutrition, Part 2,” Thursday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free, and viewers are invited to stay for discussion.
The University of California San Diego symposium presents what is known about the evolution of human nutrition. In this second part, three speakers present their fascinating research:
• Clark Spencer Larson believes agriculture’s impact on human evolution cannot be overstated. It ranks with speech in profoundly affecting modern human development.
• Barry Bogin explores the impact of globalization on children’s nutrition.
• Alyssa Crittenden: All humans share a suite of dietary traits that have been retained over millennia of natural selection because of their survival value. Studying hunter-gather diets gives a window into the evolution of human diet.
This film is presented by the Friends of the Ashland Library and co-sponsored by the Ashland Farmers’ Market. The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed. For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.
October 10, 2014
Marlborough – The Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129, 67 Fitchburg St., will host a Haunted Woods food drive for three weekends in October and Halloween evening. Admission is at least one nonperishable item for the Marlborough Community Cupboard.
The Haunted Woods will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from dusk to 10 p.m., beginning Oct. 10 through Oct. 26, as well as Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31. Also on Halloween night, a party for adults will take place inside the lodge, which is open to the public and will feature the band Deep Blue dJinn.
October 11, 2014
Northborough – The Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Weekend Oct. 11-12 at its worship services. All teachers and educators are invited to hear a teacher speak about her experience in teaching as it relates to her life. This is a time to celebrate all educators. All are invited.
Services will be Saturday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 12, at 7:45 or 10 a.m. A lunch will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
For additional information, visit www.churchofthenativity.org. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-393-3146.
Shrewsbury – Boy Scout Troop 114 of Shrewsbury will be holding a bottle and can drive Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donate redeemable bottles and cans by bringing them to the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave. Proceeds of the drive will be used to support programs of the troop.
Hudson – All towns are welcome to participate in the Electronic and Appliance Recycle Day to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot at Saint Michael Parish, 198 Main St.
The following items will be accepted:
- Any kind of electronic item, including computers, scanners, flat panel monitors, copiers, etc. for $5 each.
- Any kind of appliance and more, including dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, ACs, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snow blowers, etc. for $10 each
- TVs 10’’-30’’, flat panel monitors for $5 each
- Glass monitors for $10 each
There will be no fee charged for cables, keyboards, cell phones, car batteries, etc.
Also, a bicycle recycle will be taking place for no fee. Bring your unwanted old or new bicycle and drop it off, and it will be reused again. Any bicycle is a good bicycle, including mountain, road, BMX, cruiser, old/new, kids, etc. Also wanted are sewing machines, for no fee as well.
To find out more, contact Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513 or email@example.com.
Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633, led by Brenda Lord and Judy Wilchynski, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tufts Machine lot on East Main Street. The 16 members in grades 8-11 are raising money for a trip in June 2016.
For information or donate items, contact 508-870-1895 or GirlScouttroop30633@gmail.com.
Marlborough – All Marlborough residents are welcome to attend an open house at the Marlborough Fire Department on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Central Fire Station, 215 Maple St.
Westborough – Charles E. Hurlburt, author of “It’s Time for the Truth! The JFK Cover-up,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m.
Since the moment of President John F. Kennedy’s death more than half a century ago, theories and accusations about the real identity of his assassin or assassins have abounded. The government formed the Warren Commission ostensibly to reveal the true story of that tragic day, but the Commission’s report only raised more questions. Scholars and enthusiasts have become entranced by their search for the reality behind the accusations.
After 50 years of waiting, the truth is here. This is the most comprehensive primer to the JFK assassination yet. Every piece of evidence, whether it has been previously picked over or remains largely unknown, is presented. The public assertions of the Warren Commission are correlated with the primary evidence from which they worked.
For readers with an avid interest in the assassination and the theories surrounding it, or those who have only the barest knowledge of its events, this eminently readable volume offers both an introduction.
All are welcome to attend and meet the author. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
Northborough – Kindergartners are invited to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2-3 p.m., for a Kindergarten Book Club. At this very first meeting, “Miss Nelson is Missing” by Harry Allard will be read. While enjoying a snack, children will look for clues about where Miss Nelson is.
Registration begins Sept. 22. To register or for more information, call 508-393-5025 ext. 4.
October 12, 2014
Southborough – As part of the Town of Southborough’s Heritage Day celebration, the 16th Annual Light-Up Southborough will be held Sunday, Oct 12. From 4-6 p.m., pumpkins can be dropped off in front of the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., along the rock wall, with the pumpkin lighting and viewing from 7-9 p.m.
Pumpkins will be discarded early Tuesday morning, so be sure to pick yours up Monday if you wish to keep it.
Visit the Southborough Recreation web site at http://southborough.recdesk.com/ for more information on this and other Heritage Day events.