UMass to host free healthy heart seminars
Region – UMass Memorial Health Care will hold a series of free heart and vascular seminars in September and October. The first, “Atrial Fibrillation: Facts and Fibs,” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, “Help for Valve Disease: A Focus on Aortic Stenosis,” will be offered from 6-8 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester. The seminar, “Nutrition and Heart Health,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 12 p.m. at the Senior Spectacular 2013 at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. Admission to the DCU Center event is free.
Space is limited for these seminars; registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 888-358-6277 or visit www.umassmemorial.org/heart to attend a seminar or request an appointment. Appointments are available within 48 hours.
“Tourism and the Great Botanic Gardens of the World” lecture
Region – Tower Hill Botanic Garden will host Dr. Richard Benfield, author of the new book “Garden Tourism,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Benfield will lead attendees through five continents and five thousand years of botanic garden history and explore what makes garden visiting so compelling. This event is free with admission.?Adults, $12; seniors, $9; youth (6-18), $7; members and children under 6, free. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston. Visit http://www.towerhillbg.org for more information.
Wheelabrator Millbury Inc. to host hazardous waste day in Westborough
Westborough – The town of Westborough and Wheelabrator Millbury Inc. will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Day to collect items that contain mercury. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Department of Public Works facility, 133 Oak St.
Residents may drop off the following items that contain mercury: thermometers, thermostats, elemental mercury button-cell batteries, mercury switches, fluorescent lamps, and sphygmomanometers (blood pressure units).