By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist
MARLBOROUGH – Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant recently joined Marlborough City Councilor Katie Robey, Marlborough Police Chief David Giorgi and members of the Marlborough Police Department to present teddy bears and books on behalf of the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club.
These bears and books will be used on emergency/domestic violence calls involving children. At this time the Mayor presented Councilor Robey, a member of the Junior Woman’s Club, with a citation recognizing “GFWC Advocates for Children Week” which was from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30.
The Mayor would like to thank the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club for their advocacy and donation.
Assabet Epicurean Room open for business
The Epicurean Room at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School is open for business.
On Oct. 6, guests enjoyed a classic breakfast buffet of omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, muffins, croissants and much more including waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream. The breakfast buffet is offered on one Wednesday each month from 9 a.m. to noon.
An a la carte style service is offered on all other Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Normal lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
To make reservations, call 508-263-9865 or 508-485-9430 ext. 1119. The Epicurean Restaurant is a student-run operation that has the ability to service customers through a fully operational kitchen and bake shop.
Home for the Holidays planned for Dec. 3
Marlborough’s “Home for the Holidays” event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. on Union Common. Santa will arrive on a fire engine with Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant. The tree lighting will highlight the event that includes refreshments such as candy canes, popcorn and hot chocolate. There will be barn animals for a petting zoo. The Marlborough High School Choir will perform from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and Marlborough High School Alumni will perform from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Pear Tree Boutique scheduled for Dec. 4
The 43rd Annual Pear Tree Boutique, sponsored by the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Whitcomb Middle School at 25 Union St. in Marlborough.
There will be fresh greens, holiday decorations, faux arrangements, wreaths and swags, all created by members of the Garden Club. The proceeds will fund educational programs, city beautification and scholarships. Visitors must wear masks.
Junior Woman’s Club to hold Shopping Boutique
Enjoy a night out with friends at the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club’s 9th Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique, to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Marlborough Country Club.
Items available for sale include handmade soap, jewelry, skin care, candles and so much more. Desserts and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A cash bar will be available. There will be raffle prizes. There is no admission fee.
This is a fundraiser to support the Metrowest Princess Boutique. At this time, the local service organization will be accepting donations of current style prom dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry.
Resident celebrates 100th birthday
Mayor Arthur Vigeant presented Marlborough resident Annette Belsanti with a citation recognizing her 100th birthday on Nov. 15. Annette was joined by family and friends at her party where they danced the day away. A wonderful celebration was put together by the staff at Benchmark Senior Living, The Branches of Marlboro.
Mastersingers to present Messiah Sing
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present a Messiah Sing on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m., at the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational.
The annual Messiah Sing is an opportunity for participants to enjoy organ music with Brett Maguire and talented soloists. No tickets are required for this event, however, a donation is highly encouraged and appreciated.
Nov. 30 – Peter Lane, Tim Fiske and Mike Youngstrom
Dec. 1 – Kelsey Hanahan
Dec. 2 – Gerard Boland and Erin Merritt
Dec. 3 – Jim Moriarty, Andrea Hollis and Judy Kellogg
Dec. 8 – Randy Scott