By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
The first event will be the popular Applefest Bake-off. Residents are invited to submit their culinary creations in one of two categories: traditional and diabetic-friendly. Kelly Burke, the center's director, said the second category is a subtle, gentle way to get people to think about choices that might be a bit healthier.
“There are so many people with health issues such as weight or diabetes nowadays,” she said.
“We's just like to encourage residents to think about other options that might not have as many calories or as high a fat content.”
“We's also like to gently suggest that each entry be apple-themed, although it's not required,” she added.
Residents may drop off their baked goods that day by 10:30 a.m. A three-person panel will then judge the goods and announce the top three awards in each category.
Burke noted that since the event is again being held on a school day, kids will not be able to attend. But that does not preclude them from competing, she said. It is acceptable for a parent or other adult to drop off a child's contribution.
“This is open to all residents of all ages,” she said. “We's love for kids to participate.”
A special luncheon will also be held that day at the center's café, Bistro 119, starting at noon. Burke said there will be several entrée choices on the menu as well as a special dessert provided by Fallon Community Health Plan/Navicare/Summit Eldercare. The luncheon is open to all residents. It is preferred that tickets, which are $6 each, be purchased ahead of time in order to help organizers plan accordingly.
That evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the center will host, in partnership with the Northborough Recreation Department, a Coffee House, featuring the music of Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli.
According to a press release from the Recreation Department, Diamond and Abatelli have been creating and performing music together in New England since 2007.
Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased ahead of time at www.Northboroughrecreation.com or at the door that evening.
According to the release, “Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing that are a perfect match for Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan and Joni Mitchell quickly become fans of Lori and Fred as they explore jazz, acoustic, folk, pop, gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them in a flavorful adult contemporary style that's all their own.”