May 2, 2015
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury middle schools will hold a recycling fundraiser Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Oak Middle School parking lot, 45 Oak St.
Items accepted include electronics, metals, textiles and foam. There will be charges for electronics items, while foam and textiles are free. Fees are $5 for grills, washers, dryers, irons, computer monitors, scanners, printers, copiers, mowers (gas removed), freezers, refrigerators, laptops, PCs and other items; $15-$25 for TVs. Most metal items less than 8 feet long will be accepted. Accepted textiles include curtains, sheets, clothing, shoes, bags, belts, blankets, small bound rugs, stuffed animals and more. All items should be clean, dry and odor-free. Rips and tears are fine.
Questions? Contact: Trish Hollyer at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about electronics or metals, or Missy Hollenback at email@example.com for questions about textiles and foam.
Westborough – As part of the town’s Spring Festival celebrations, the Westborough Civic Club is again sponsoring the free annual Fishing Challenge at Sandra Pond Reservoir, Minute Man Park, Upton Road. This will be the eighth year of the club fully funding this event, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 2, with fishing times from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration is free on the day and open to all ages – with multiple prizes awarded for biggest fish in three separate age groups. With no fishing license required for this specific occasion, persons new to the pastime will be able to take advantage of loaner rods and reels (subject to availability).
Event organizer William ‘Bill’ Kohler is hoping that good weather will ensure this year’s turnout surpasses even that of the past, when up to 150 people have taken part in any one year.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event, and even bait is available on the day. To find out more about the Westborough Civic Club, find them on Facebook.
Linh Nguyen-Ng, author of “Mommy’s Little Wordling.” photo/submitted
Westborough – Linh Nguyen-Ng, author of “Mommy’s Little Wordlings,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, May 2, from 1-3 p.m. The picture book is about little children called “little wordlings,” who show their mommy how much they love her. They do this through simple words and illustrations.
Through this simplicity there is a lovely message that adults can appreciate, too. The author’s inspiration, of course, were her own children. She was a new mom, experiencing a new territory, which provided her with unique ideas to play with. Mommy’s Little Wordlings is appropriate for children ages 3-7.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at the Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St.
Hudson – Join textile and costume historian Lynne Bassett Saturday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m., at the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., to learn about Civil War quilts. For more information, contact Nicole Kramer at 978-568-9644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northborough – The Kindergarten Book Club at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., will meet Saturday, May 2, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This will be the final book club meeting of the year, and is for participants who have attended at least two meetings. Bring a copy of one of your favorite books for everyone to look at.
Registration is required, and, again, this meeting is for children in kindergarten who have attended two prior meetings. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 to find out more.
Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting their 21st annual Italian Dinner Saturday, May 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. This is one of their annual fundraising activities to support local Westborough residents with sight and hearing-related services, as well as other community needs. Tickets may be purchased at the Lions Club table at the Westborough Spring Festival at Bay State Commons on the morning of May 2, or at the door that evening. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 12 & under, and $25 for an immediate family of three or more.
The evening will not only offer a delicious Italian meal, but also family entertainment provided by Peter O’Malley, a “One Man Variety Show” using magic, comedy, songs and a flair for the outrageous! In addition, there will be a silent auction featuring donations from local businesses, as well as Red Sox tickets, compliments of Westborough Eye Care.
For more information, visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/westborough/.
Shrewsbury – The Full Flower Moon will light the way for a unique experience of Shrewsbury’s Lake Street Park Saturday, May 2, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Naturalist Martha Gauch will guide walkers through field and woodland trails and along the wetlands of Meadow Brook. The adventure will begin at the parking area near the Park’s picnic tables.
The entrance to Lake Street Park, 430 Lake St., is right next to SAC Park (which is private). Look carefully for the new Lake Street Park sign. In case of inclement weather the walk will be held Sunday, May 3, at the same time.
The walk is sponsored by the Shrewsbury Trails Committee. For more information, contact Melanie Magee at 508 842-2468 or email the committee at Trails01545@gmail.com.
May 3, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) will perform its 43rd annual Spring Concert, “That Good Ole Country Music,” Sunday, May 3, at 3:15 p.m., at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Barrett St., Northborough. The NACC, under the direction of Anthony Volpe, with accompanist David Rose and the chorus membership representing 16 local communities, will entertain with familiar favorites from Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Patsy Cline.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. New members are always welcome and auditions are not required. For more information, call 508-393-8943 or 508-366-7307.
Northborough – Start the running season with the Northborough 10K/5K road/trail race, to be held Sunday, May 3, starting at 9 a.m. for the 10K and 10 a.m. for the 5K. Beginning at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd., the race promises to be fun for runners and walkers of all abilities! Visit www.active.com/northborough-ma/running/races/northborough-5-and-10k-road-trail-run-2015?int for more information or to register.
Registration is $30 for the 5K run/walk, $40 for the 10K, and $25 for students running the 10K. Sponsored by the Northborough Rotary Club and The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center.
Framingham – Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Peter Cokkinias and Assistant Conductor John Masko, will present the music of dance by composers Antonin Dvořák, Igor Stravinsky, and P.I. Tchaikovsky, in the final concert of its season. The performance takes place Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., at Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School. A highlight of the concert will be a presentation of music from Tchaikovsky’s very romantic Swan Lake with students from Franklin School for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Ballet Master Cheryl Madeux.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors or students, and free for children under 12 years of age. Group discounts are available. Tickets are available at www.metrowestsymphony.org or at the door. Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School is located at 750 Winter St., Framingham, at Fountain Street. The auditorium is on the Fountain Street side, and parking is free.
The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra’s programs have been supported in part, past and present, by grants from the local cultural councils of Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Wayland, Southborough, and Ashland, each a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.