Eight things to do this weekend

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Eight things to do this weekend

Wick Choral Music Festival 

Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Putnam Family Arts Center, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough. Enjoy two nights of performances from high school and college a cappella groups. St. Mark’s, Algonquin Regional, Noble and Greenough School and Boston College will be among the groups. The event is free and open to the public.

‘Band of Gorillas’ Author Visit

Saturday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tatnuck Booksellers, Westborough Shopping Center, Route 9 and Lyman Street. As a third-grade Hastings Elementary School teacher for more than 21 years, Tom Salvemini cherished his classroom library filled with books for his students to enjoy and learn from. In his first book since retiring, “Band of Gorillas,” Salvemini brings vibrant animal characters to life, teaching the reader about the unique names given to animal groups.

Small Stones Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Jan. 27, noon to 5 p.m., Brigham Hill Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road, Grafton. Juried fine arts and photography exhibit, along with artist talks. Awards ceremony at 2 p.m. The festival will run from Jan. 27 through Feb. 4.

Information: https://smallstonesfestival.org/year-2023/

Saturday Afternoon Knitting, Etc.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Room 219, Grafton Public Library, 35 Common, Grafton. Experienced folks who want to knit, crochet, do needlepoint, hand sew or perform any number of needle crafts are encouraged to bring their current projects. People new to such crafts will be given free materials while supplies last. The program is for all ages. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other and have a good time socializing.

Sign up at the Grafton Public Library by going to the events page, or by emailing [email protected]. Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to the library’s Give and Take Box. Or check the box to find a special yarn. People looking to try something new are welcome to take supplies.

Restorative Rescue Yoga

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, 110 Chapin Road, Hudson. This yoga class will include rescue dogs from YGRR. The instructor will guide participants through gentle poses and deep breathing exercises. This class is suitable for all levels. Tickets are $50.

Register via https://www.facebook.com/YankeeGoldenRetrieverRescue/events

Crossing Over into Campground — A Concert of African American Spirituals

Saturday, Jan. 27, 4 to 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road. “Crossing over into Campground” captures the significance and emotional resonance of these spirituals in the context of the enslaved African American experience. Admission is free, with a free will offering gratefully accepted. Parking is available in the church parking lot, with overflow parking available at the Shrewsbury Public Library across Route 140.

Information: 508-845-7286, www.fccsm.org.

Last Man Standing

Saturday, Jan. 27, 5 to 9 p.m., American Legion Post 234, 402 W. Main St., Northborough. Bring your friends and rock out with Last Man Standing. $10 cover charge.

Information: Max Strickland, 508-393-3641, [email protected].

Apple Tree Arts Chamber Series

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Apple Tree Arts, Great Hall, 1 Grafton Common, Grafton. The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra will perform. Free to all ATA students, $10 admission for ATA families. Information: [email protected], 508-839-4286.

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