Westborough Connects announces Screenagers, MLK celebration

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Westborough Connects announces Screenagers, MLK celebration
Children’s illustrations from the “His Words in Our Lives” exhibit at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration in 2023. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – Westborough Connects has announced two winter programs.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration 

This “all ages,” free event takes place on Monday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Westborough High School. This year’s theme is “Walking the Path to Dr. King’s Beloved Community,” and it will feature an interview with the principal and founder of Brick and Story, LaToya Thomas. Thomas will then lead small group community conversations centered around this year’s theme.

Children are invited to participate in a dedicated children’s program led by Westborough resident and children’s author Wednesday Boateng in collaboration with WHS Black Student Union. Complimentary, light refreshments will be offered to all.

More information can be found at www.westboroughconnects.org/programs, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westboroughconnects.

The event is co-hosted by Central MA Connections in Faith, Westborough Interfaith Clergy, Westborough Public Schools and Westborough Connects.

Partial grant funding was provided by the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Register via http://tinyurl.com/ywamuuzs.

Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs and Alcohol in the Digital Age

This is the third film being shown as part of a Square One program series featuring the Screenagers films. Following the film, local pediatrician and speaker Dr. Safdar Medina will solicit input and questions for a follow-up presentation on youth and substance use, scheduled for Feb. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The film will be shown with Spanish subtitles, and is appropriate for adults and adolescents, age 13 and older.

Free on-site childcare will be provided by Westborough High School Honor Society students for preschool and older children with preregistration.

Westborough Connects wishes to thank the following supporters: Reliant Foundation, New England Recovery Center, the 2023 6th grade Mill Pond “Team Wonder,” Central One Federal Credit Union, Rotary Club of Westborough and Avidia Foundation.

People can register via http://tinyurl.com/emfycuf7.

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