Brother and sister dance team are high scorers in competition
Westborough – Alice and Michael Reh, dancers from Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions in Westborough, recently performed at the Headliners Dance Competition in Lowell. Michael, 12, and Alice, 14, danced their way to Elite Gold in tap, Gold in hip hop, and High Silver in jazz and ballet. In addition, the duo earned a Special Judges” award, the Versatility Award for excellence in all subjects, and Michael won another Special Judges” award, A Star is Born, for the student showing the most potential in dance. Alice and Michael have danced for five years at Dance Expressions and are students at the Gibbons Middle School.
Tower Hill hosts African Violet Show April 21 and 22
Boylston – The Bay State African Violet Society will present a judged show of America's most popular houseplant, the African violet (Saintpaulia sp.), Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston. Members of the society will offer guided tours of the show, as well as lectures and demonstrations on African violet care. African violet plants and supplies will also be for sale. The show is free with general admission. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.
Get in Shape for Women in Northborough to celebrate anniversary
Northborough – Thursday, April 19, Get in Shape for Women will be celebrating their six-month anniversary at the Northborough location, l318 Main St., Suite 168. Owners Jody Chaffee and Toni Parr would like to thank all of the clients for their hard work, dedication and perseverance. The certified staff will help with the steps and support to help make your weight loss training work. A personal trainer will help to hold you accountable at each session, which will consist of 30 minutes of weight training, 25 minutes of cardio, and nutrition coaching for a complete balanced fitness program that produces amazing results. For more information or to schedule a free session, call 508-466-8526.
The Willows at Worcester holds open house through April
Worcester – Join the Willows at Worcester for a cottage open house every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in April. A cottage at the Willows offers more than any regular house or condo: more convenience, more security and less responsibility. The private, single-family homes for adults 55 or better feature beautiful two-bedroom floor plans that include an attached garage, optional walk-out basement, and a den, deck, or porch. The Willows at Worcester is located at 101 Barry Rd. For more information, visit www.TheWillowsAtWorcester.com or call 508-614-9519.
Culinary Underground holds Mom-Daughter Brunch, International Flatbreads workshops
Southborough – With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to join the chefs at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks for the upcoming Parent/Child: Mom-Daughter Elegant Brunch workshop, to be held Friday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Also, a workshop on International Breads will be held Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the mom-daughter brunch is $95, while the flatbreads program will be $75. Visit CU's recently modernized Southborough location at 21 Turnpike Road/Route 9 West in Brickyard Square, where there's plenty of room to experiment and learn. To register or for more information, call 508-904-6589 or visit www.culinaryunderground.com.
Worcester Academy offers summer programs
Worcester – Worcester Academy Summer Programs is offering a wide range of opportunities to meet all types and levels of interests. Many of its programs are drawn from the school's challenging, comprehensive program of academics, athletics, and the arts, and feature seasoned and talented teachers and coaches from the Worcester Academy faculty. Worcester Academy also offers different one-week athletic specific programs in soccer, basketball, football, and volleyball. All of the summer program directors and staff are committed to creating an engaging, constructive, and safe place for your child. For more information about Worcester Academy's diverse summer program, visit www.worcesteracademy.org/summer or call 508-754-5302.
Reliant Medical Group welcomes Dr. Margaret Thomas
Worcester – Reliant Medical Group, the locally-based multi-specialty medical group formerly known as Fallon Clinic, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Margaret Thomas to its medical team. Dr. Thomas practices in Reliant's Department of Geriatrics in Worcester. “I look forward to making sure my patients receive the expert care and treatment they need,” she said. Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from the Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and then completed her internship and residency, as well as her fellowship, at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Penn. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Geriatric Medicine.
Josbacher wins at 2012 Massachusetts Junior Olympic Gymnastics Championships
Shrewsbury – Recently, gymnast Lianne Josbacher from the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury won first place in the All-Around for the 15-16 year age bracket at Level 10 in the 2012 Massachusetts Junior Olympic Gymnastics Championships, held at Auburn High School. She achieved the highest All-Around score among all Level 10 gymnasts at this year's state meet. She also tied for first place in the Floor Exercises, placed second on Vault, and 3rd on Beam and Uneven Bars. Her consistency in all four events rewarded her with the championship. Lianne trains with coaches Robert and Nikki McElroy at the Gymnastics Learning Center on Lake Street in Shrewsbury.