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Clinton - The Museum of Russian Icons new familyoriented exhibit “Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll,” opens on Saturday, May 18. The exhibit features 83 Matryoshka sets of lavishly painted wooden nesting dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. These are on loan from the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis; additionally, several other private Matryoshka sets from local collections will be displayed. This is anticipated to be the museum’s most widely attended and artistically significant exhibition of 2013. Matryoshka nesting dolls are one of the most popular gifts that millions of travelers purchase during their trips to Russia. Whether depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures, Matryoshkas can reveal a compelling story about the culture and history of Russia. From children’s toys to the avant-garde, the familiar bell-shaped silhouettes offer a

visually rich source of learning for adults and children. The first Russian Matryoshka set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, a folk crafts painter in the Abramtsevo estate of the Russian industrialist and art patron Savva Mamontov. The dolls in this travelling exhibition were selected from a private San Francisco collection of wooden dolls, one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States. The sets in the exhibit were created over several decades and include pre-WWII dolls as well as dolls from various regional centers of Matryoshka production during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. The exhibition also features unique Matryoshka dolls painted by recognized masters of Matryoshka painting. Located in Minneapolis, Minn., the Museum of Russian Art was founded in 2002 through a gift from Honorary Consul to the Russian Fed-

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Civil Air Patrol: learn to lead, fly while having fun By Joan F. Simoneau Community Reporter Marlborough - The Lt. Col. Frank Pocher Minute Man Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently held an open house at the Marlborough Airport, introducing youths ages 12 to 18 to an exciting way to learn to lead, fly and have fun. Squadron Commander Maj. Sharon Ingraham gave an overview of the program, which includes three missions – emergency services, the cadet program and aerospace education. She explained that the volunteer civilian units help with humanitarian rescue missions, search and rescue, and disaster relief. 2nd Lt. Sean Donovan, a cadet commander, outlined the program emphasizing that cadets fly, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits. To become a cadet, an applicant must be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old, he told the group. Maj. Shelley Rosenbaum Lipman discussed aerospace edu-

(l to r) Cadet Gino DiMatteo, Maj Greg Leonard, orientation pilot, and Cadet Jabrail Clark are proud to be part of the Civil Air Patrol.

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cation and Capt. Ted Johnson led the simulation of “flying” around an airport environment while talking on the radio to air traffic control Among the many Marlborough teenagers who belong to CAP are three from the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School – eighthgrader Mike Bucchino and two seventh-graders – Jabrail Clark and Gino DiMatteo. “I started in CAP when I was 12 because CAP seemed like the way I could become a pilot,” Mike said. “Once I

joined it was instantly thrilling. CAP holds orientation flights in its aircraft every few months, which I always enjoy.” “The whole reason I joined was to learn how to fly and CAP is doing just that. I hope to learn how to fly gliders this summer,” he added. Jabrail joined CAP last September and said it has been “the experience of a lifetime.” “The reason I joined CAP is that I am interested in aviation and plan on joining

the Air Force so this was the perfect opportunity. One experience that was breathtaking was about a week ago we had a Massachusetts wing conference in which all CAP members from the state came together. We went to different fun seminars throughout the day and at the end we had a banquet,” he said. “I joined CAP because I was interested in learning about the Air Force,” Gino said. “I discovered that CAP is involved in many types of services. Some are volunteer services and aerospace. Some of the fun experiences I have had so far are taking the controls of an airplane in flight, using a flight simulator, helping at the festival of trees, and attending the state-wide CAP conference in Hyannis.” Many adults also find the CAP just as rewarding as young cadets. Pauline Smith, of Hudson and formerly of Marlborough, was recruited by her grandson, Cadet Ken Palardy, in September 2011. “I take pride in being a member of The Civil Air

Patrol. It’s a longtime dream come true,” said Smith, who is now a second lieutenant, public affairs officer and recruiting/retention officer. “I wanted to join the CAP when I was a teen, but never did. It simply proves that dreams can come true at any age.” “The opportunities I’ve come to experience as a CAP member have been exciting, adventurous and indescribable - volunteering in our community and surrounding towns, participating in CAP missions, while watching the cadets grow as responsible citizens, has inspired me to keep on,” she said. “Working and helping mentor these young cadets has restored my hope for the future and the safety of our country.” To learn more about CAP, contact Ingraham at sharon. ingraham@mawg.cap.gov, 978-290-9323, or Rosenbaum at shelley.rosenbaum@ mawg.cap.gov, 978-663-7697. Weekly meetings are held 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marlborough Fire Department, 215 Maple Street. Route 85.

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Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 8 – 19 for boys and girls ages 7 – 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www.worcesteracademy.org for more information.

Art Camps Claytime Pottery Studio 124 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-798-9950 www.ClaytimeStudio.com

Worcester Academy Arts Camp Session II of the Arts (WASA) Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 22 – Aug. 2 for boys and girls

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Board Game Camp Bancroft School Chess Camp A Chess Camp for ages 5 – 15 will be held Aug. 5 - 9 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www. bancroftschool.org/summer to find out more.

Boating Camps Boating Is Fun Camp Hopkinton State Park 617-299-3392 www.BoatingCamp.com Regatta Point Sailing 10 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, 508-757-2140 www.regattapoint.org

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Dance Camps Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions Half-Day Camps July 22 - 26, Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, 45 East Main St., Westborough, will hold Half-Day Camps, “Tap, Tumble and Tiaras” for ages 3 – 4 and “Creative Dance and Crafts” for ages 5 - 7. Also Aug. 19 – 23. For more information, call 508-

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836-3608 or visit www.laurenedanceexpressions.com. Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions Half-Day Camps Aug. 19 - 23, Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, 45 East Main St., Westborough, will hold Half-Day Camps, “Tap, Tumble and Tiaras” for ages 3 – 4 and “Creative Dance and Crafts” for ages 5 - 7. For more information, call 508-836-3608 or visit www.laurenedanceexpressions. com. Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions Move and Groove Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, 45 East Main St.,Westborough, will hold a Move and Groove half-day camp Aug. 19 – 23 for ages 8 to 10. For more information, call 508-836-3608 or visit www.laurenedanceexpressions.com. Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions Summer Dance Camp Intensive July 22 – 26 (also Aug. 12 – 16), Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, 45 East Main St.,Westborough, will hold a Sum-

mer Dance Camp Intensive for ages 11 and up. Includes master classes with guest teachers. For more information, call 508-8363608 or visit www.laurenedanceexpressions.com. Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions Summer Dance Camp Intensive Aug. 12 – 16, Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, 45 East Main St., Westborough, will hold a Summer Dance Camp Intensive for ages 11 and up. Includes master classes with guest teachers. For more information, call 508-836-3608 or visit www. laurenedanceexpressions.com Bay State Cheer & Dance Training Center 224 Cherry St., Shrewsbury 508-845-5678 www.baystateallstars.com CK Dance Intensive Workshops Charlotte Klein Dance Centers will hold Dance Intensives Workshops June 17 – 27. Schedule: Westborough location (164 Milk St.): 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 7 – 9 and 10 – 12;Worcester location (1122 Continued on following page


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Hudson Division of Recreation 78 Main Street Linda Ghiloni, director http://hudsonrecreation.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ (978) 568-9642

Summer Programs Adult Tennis - Five detail oriented lessons that will cover everything from the basics of the game to stroke mechanics. These lessons will be informative and will provide participants with a great work out, as well. Denise Brosseau is a nationally certified Tennis Instructor with over 30 years of experience. Program runs on Saturdays beginning June 1. Cost: $130 Intro to Kayaking (Adult and Youth Classes) - Introduction to Kayak is a six-hour program that emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition in “recreational” kayaks. This instructional programs introduction to safe and efficient paddling is also relevant for river and touring/sea kayaking. Runs June 2,6 & 9. Cost: resident $90, nonresident $100. At Centennial Beach, Fort Meadow Drive. Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Board - Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) is just rocketing in popularity. Many describe the feeling as walking on water. Many people still don’t know what it is; the best way to describe it is to imagine using a long canoe paddle to paddle a surf-board. Of course the best way to really understand is to take a class. You can creep along the side of a pond with a great look at the fish below or use it as a super core workout (quit the gym and by a board!). SUP is just super fun! Intro to SUP is the perfect way to give the sport a try. Instructors will cover all the essential skills needed to get started for enjoying the sport on calm water. The minimum age for this program is 10. All children between the ages of 10-15 must be accompanied by a registered parent who will also attend the class. Class Date: June 23. Cost: resident $55, non-resident $65. Ages 10+. At Centennial Beach, Fort Meadow Drive.

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Pleasant St.): 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 12 – 14 and 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 15 and up. For more information, call 508-366-8961 (Westborough) or 508-753-6110 (Worcester) or visit www.ckdance.com. CK Dance Intensive Workshop Charlotte Klein Dance Centers will hold a Dance Intensive Workshop Aug. 5 – 16 at its Worcester location, 1122 Pleasant St. The dance camp is for ages 12 and up, and will run from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 508-753-6110 or visit www.ckdance.com. CK Summer Dance Camp Charlotte Klein Dance Centers will hold a Summer Dance Camp Aug. 5 – 16 at its Worcester location, 1122 Pleasant St. The dance camp is for ages 7 and up, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 508-7536110 or visit www.ckdance.com. Diane Cournoyer Dance Center New Student Program July 15 – 19 and Aug. 19 – 23, Diane Cournoyer Dance Center, 329

West Main St., Northborough, will hold a New Student Program for children ages 2.5 and up who have never danced before. To find out more, call 508-393-9697 or visit www.northborodance.com.

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Diane Kelley Dance Studio Rockin’ Stars Camp! Learn to be a rock star! Diane Kelly Dance Studio, 76 Central Street, West Boylston, June 24-28. Ages 4 - 7. For more information call 508-835-2678 or visit dianekelleydance.com.

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Diane Cournoyer Dance Center Summer Fun Camp A Summer Fun Camp will be held by Diane Cournoyer Dance Center, 329 West Main St., Northborough, July 29 – Aug. 2 for dancers age 6 and up with at least one year of dance. To find out more, call 508-393-9697 or visit www. northborodance.com.

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Diane Cournoyer Dance Center New Student Program Aug. 19 – 23, Diane Cournoyer Dance Center, 329 West Main St., Northborough, will hold a New Student Program for children ages 2.5 and up who have never danced before. To find out more, call 508-393-9697 or visit www. northborodance.com.

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Continued from previous page Diane Kelley Dance Studio Triple Threat Broadway Workshop Designed specifically to help dancers become “well rounded performers.” Led by professional actor, Josh Bardier. Diane Kelly Dance Studio, 76 Central Street, West Boylston, July 8 - 12. Ages 8 and up. For more information call 508-835-2678 or visit dianekelleydance.com. Rhythm Dance Company Dance Camps July 8 - 11, Rhythm Dance Company, 57 East Main St., Westborough, will hold session 1 of its Princess Dance Camp (ages 3 – 5), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and session 1 of Rhythm Dance Camp (ages 5 – 7), from 1 to 4 p.m.To find out more, visit www.rhythmdanceco.com. Rhythm Dance Company Dance Camps Aug. 12 - 15, Rhythm Dance Company, 57 East Main St., Westborough, will hold session 3 of its Princess Dance Camp (ages 3 – 5), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and session 2 of Rhythm Dance Camp (ages 5 – 7), from 1 to 4

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Rhythm Dance Company Princess Dance Camp July 22 - 25, Rhythm Dance Company, 57 East Main St., Westborough, will hold session 2 of its Princess Dance Camp (ages 3 – 5), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To find out more, visit www.rhythmdanceco. com. Rhythm Dance Company Summer Dance Camp July 15 - 19, Rhythm Dance Company, 57 East Main St., Westborough, will hold its Summer Dance Camp, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. To find out more, visit www.rhythmdanceco.com.

General Camps Bancroft School Camps Optional sailing, golf, horseback riding, and animation creation camps for ages 8 – 15 will be held Aug. 5 -9 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Call 508853-2640 X209 or visit www. bancroftschool.org/summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Day Camp A Day Camp for children in preK – grade 8 will be held June 17 – Aug. 2 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more. Bancroft School On the Go! day trips On the Go! Day trips for children in grades 5 - 8 will be held June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, and June – 24 28 by Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more. Fay School Day Camp Day camps for children ages 3-15. 8 one-week sessions, June 24 – Aug. 16, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. at 48 Main St., Southborough. AM/PM extended day available. Call 508490.8247 or visit www.fayschool. org/summer. Worcester Academy 81 Providence St, Worcester 508) 754-5302 www.worcesteracademy.org/ Worcester JCC JCC Summer Camps 633 Salisbury St.

Worcester 508-756-7109 www.worcesterjcc.org Summer Day Camps Sabra summer program – Ages 2-5 Camp Habonim – grades 1-10 Camp Keshet – specialty camp – grades 3-6 Camp a-la cart – grades 1-6, June 10-21 and Aug. 19-23 Teen travel camp – grade 7-10 Sports specialty camps – grade 1-10

Worcester JCC Camp a-la cart Camp a-la cart for children in grades 1- 6 will be held June 10 - 21 and Aug. 19 – 23 at Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., Worcester. To find out more, call 508-756-7109 or visit www.worcesterjcc.org. YMCA of Central Massachusetts Boroughs Family Branch 4 Valente Drive, Westborough 508-870-1320 www.ymcaofcm.org Continued on following page

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Summer Programs Marlborough Recreation presents F.A.S.T.Athletics SUMMER SPORTS Programs. For more information and program descriptions please visit www.fastathletics.com

Summer golf camp (Ages 6-12) - This program is offered to children ages 6 to 12 and will take place at the Marlborough Country Club. Golf clubs and golf balls will be supplied to all participants. Dates: Monday, June 25 - June 28.Time: 9 a.m.to 12 p.m. Cost: $115. For registration information visit the Marlborough Recreation website.

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• All Concerts begin at 7:15 pm • Wednesday Evenings • In case of rain, indoor seating is exclusively for Willows Residents and their guests. • Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! No pets. • Ample free parking at nearby Hastings School. • Refreshments available for purchase. • Area charities benefit from donations, in our tradition of community pride.

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Michael Burns Soccer Program full day, 9 am. to 3 p.m., suitable for ages 7-15. Half-day, 9 am. to 11:30 a.m., suitable for ages 5 and 6. July 22 to 25. Ghiloni Park, Concord Rd. For information call (508) 485-9006: email mburnssoccer@yahoo.com

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Summer Camps

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- 28 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more.

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Bancroft School Magical Mythology Magical Mythology for children in grades 3 – 5 will be held June 24

Bancroft School Musical Theater Musical Theater for children in grades 6 - 10 will be held June

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Shore Dr., Worcester. Strings Plus for Advanced Players (by audition) is also June 17 – 21. Call 508-8532640 or visit www.bancroftschool. org/summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Strings Camp Strings Camp for children in grades 2 - 8 will be held June 17 - 21 at Bancroft School, 110

Fay School Glee Club Camp Glee Club camp will be held July 1-5 and July 29 – Aug. 2 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508490-8247 or visit www.fayschool. org/summer.

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Summer Programs All programs require pre-registration. Options for registration: Register online at www.northboroughrecreation.com with a credit card Download a registration form from our website and mail with payment.Visit our office and register in person using cash, checks or credit card. 2013 Summer Concert Series - Held at Ellsworth-McAfee Park on Thursday evenings. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dinner and enjoy some great music while hanging out with family/friends. ‘Like’ the Northborough Community Affairs group on Facebook for updates on the schedule when it is announced. Contact Lisa Hodge at lisabhodge@yahoo.com with questions. Club Assabet! - Your children will be entertained and cared for by Northborough Recreation’s well-trained staff who are certified in CPR and First Aid. Kids will interact with our staff and children their own age and get lots of outside physical activity while playing on the Assabet Park playground, splashing around in the Splash Pad, making arts and crafts and having story time. Let us create wonderful summertime memories for your child! Ages 3,4 and 5. Kids Discovery! - Summertime half-day and full-day camps for children entering grades K-5 in the fall. Registration is now open online and in the office. At this time, only one week’s deposit/child is due to reserve as many weeks as desired. The remainder of the payment will be due by May 31. Non-residents are welcome to sign up as well for no additional fees. More information can be found online at www.northboroughrecreation.com. Teen Scene! - Summertime camp for students entering grades 6-8 in the fall. Registration is now open online and in the office. At this time, only one week’s deposit/child is due to reserve as many weeks as desired. The remainder of the payment will be due by May 31. Non-residents are welcome to sign up as well for no additional fees. More information can be found online at www.northboroughrecreation.com. Summer T-Ball - Children will learn the basic skills/rules of t-ball in a fun, “everyone wins” atmosphere! All kids will be on teams coached by parents from the community. Please bring a glove labeled with your child’s name. Foam bats will be supplied.T-shirts are included and will be distributed on the first day of the program. The program runs on two nights (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) in order to accommodate more players. Online registration is highly recommended at www.northboroughrecreation.com in order to avoid lines and to increase the likelihood of being on the team of your child’s choice!

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org/summer to find out more. Fay School Advanced Robotics Camp Soccer camp will be held Aug. 5-9 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-490-8247 or visit www. fayschool.org/summer. Fay School Introduction to Robotics Camp Soccer camp will be held July 8-12 and July 29 - Aug. 2 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-4908247 or visit www.fayschool.org/ summer.

Bancroft School Lego Robotics Lego Robotics for children in grades 4 – 8 will be held July 8 12 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Also July 15 – 19. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www. bancroftschool.org/summer to find out more.

Worcester Academy Robotics Camp The Robotics Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run July 22 – Aug. 2 for boys and girls ages 8 – 15. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information.

Bancroft School Lego Robotics Lego Robotics for children in grades 4 – 8 will be held July 15 19 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.

Science/ Computer Science Camps Bancroft School SAM Animation Sam Animation for children in grades 2 – 4 will be held June 17 Continued on following page

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Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department 100 Maple Avenue Angela Snell, director http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/?fDD=4-0 508-841-8503 Summer Programs - Summer registration opened on May 8 but continues until programs fill or start. Check the town’s website, www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/parkrec, for information on programs such as halfday and full-day playground programs, tennis lessons, yoga, swim lessons, and learn to row, soccer clinic, cricket clinic, adult golf, and more. National Learn to Row Day – presented by The Quinsigamond Rowing Association and USRowing, Saturday, June 1, 7 to 10 a.m., Donahue Rowing Center, 237 N. Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. Ages 18 or over. All participants will be required to complete a waiver of liability. Class will be on the water – all participants must confirm ability to swim.This class is suitable for those who wish to explore recreational rowing as well as those seeking a path to a competitive rowing experience.To RSVP or for more information contact quinsigamondrowingassociation@gmail.com. Flying High Frisbee Dogs – Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., Oak Middle School field, 45 Oak St. Mike Piazza is a multiple world finalist and former long distance world record holder. With over 15 years of experience he is the number one K-9 Frisbee performer in the world and only local professional. World’s Largest Swim Lesson @ SHARC - Join swim professionals across the nation as they teach the world’s largest swim lesson at pools and lakes across the USA. Shrewsbury Parks and SHARC are teaming up to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children how to swim. Open to all ages, under age 5 must be with an adult. Register with Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation by June 11.This is a free event held at Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club, 3 Tennis Drive. Annual 4th of July Celebration - Thursday July 4th at Dean Park 12-4 p.m. Music by DJ’s from Crystal Entertainment, Cookout featuring hamburger and hotdogs for sale from local Boy Scout troops 114 and 227, inflatable amusements and games. Dean Park picnic grove area. All are welcome. Soccer Clinic -Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation is teaming with Mass Premier Soccer to offer soccer clinics for tots ages 4 and 5 and students going into grades 1t through 4 on July 15-18 at Maple Avenue recreation area. Clinic will run Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will teach the basics of soccer in small-sided play and in a fun atmosphere. Non-residents welcome to attend. Tennis Permits - Shrewsbury residents can sign up for a tennis permit and then have the ability to reserve a tennis court online in advance for play at Dean Park, Jordan Pond/Coolidge area, and Oak Middle School. Courts can be reserved from May to October for a one-hour time period.Visit www.shrewsburytennis.org for details. 10th ANNUAL 5k ROAD RACE & 1 MILE FUN RUN - Saturday, July 27. Starts and finishes at 54 Floral Street School, Shrewsbury. Fun Run starts at 8:30 am.5k Starts at 9:00 a.m. On-line registration available at https://regrec.shrewsbury-ma.gov. Or register by mail or in person at the Parks and Rec. office. Make checks payable to: Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation. Mail to: Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation, 100 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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Bancroft School Field Hockey Camp Field Hockey Camp for children in grades 3 - 12 will be held Aug. 5 - 8 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool. org/summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Basketball Camp A Basketball Camp for ages 7 – 17 will be held June 10 - 14 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Soccer Camp Soccer Camp for ages 7 – 17 will be held Aug. 19 – 23 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www. bancroftschool.org/summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Bulldog Sports Clinic A Bulldog Sports Clinic for children in grades 3 – 8 will be held July 8 - 12 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Also July 15 – 19. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/summer to find out more.

Bancroft School Softball Camp Softball Camp for children in grades 4 - 9 will be held June 24 28 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ Continued on following page

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Fay School Sports Camp Soccer camp will be held July 1- 5, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-490-8247 or visit www. fayschool.org/summer.

Fay School Basketball Camp Basketball camp will be held June 24 –28 and Aug. 12-16 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-4908247 or visit www.fayschool.org/ summer. Fay School Horseback Riding Camp Horseback Riding camp will be held July 8-12 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-4908247 or visit www.fayschool.org/ summer. Fay School Outdoor Adventures Camp Outdoor Adventures camp will be held June 24 – 28 and Aug. 5-9 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-490-8247 or visit www. fayschool.org/summer. Fay School Soccer Camp Soccer camp will be held July 15 –19 and July 29 - Aug. 2 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508-

Fitness Asylum Girls Cross Training Camp July 23 – Aug. 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., a Girls Cross Training Camp will be held at Fitness Asylum, 56 Summer St., Shrewsbury. For girls ages 14 – 16, the cost is $159 until July 1 and $199 after July 1. To find out more, call 617-967-0042 or visit www.fitness-asylum.com. Fun-damental Basketball Camp Session I of the Central Massachusetts Fun-damental Basketball Camp will run June 27 - July 2. Who: boys and girls ages 8 to 16 or entering grades 4 through 10 (fall 2013).Tuition: $160. Session II is July 15 – 18 and Session III is July 29 – Aug. 1. Call 508-263-9797 for more information or visit www. assabettech.com/bbcamp for an application form. Continued on following page

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Southborough Recreation Department 21 Highland Street Doreen Ferguson, director http://www.southboroughrecreation.com/ phone: 508-229-4452 Summer Programs - Online registration began on March 1, but mail/walk in registrations are still being accepted. Mail registrations to: Southborough Recreation Office, 21 Highland Street, Southborough, MA, 01772. Walk-ins: Office hours are 9:30-4:30. After office hour registrations may be dropped off in the green mailbox at the back entrance of the Town House. 17 Common St. or at 21 Highland St. 2013 Massachusetts Parks Pass - Southborough residents may borrow a 2013 MA ParksPass free of charge. The pass entitles bearer to free parking for one vehicle (no buses or vans) at over 50 facilities in the MA state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee. Please contact the Recreation Office to reserve the ParksPass for the 2013 season (Memorial Day to Columbus Day).The pass may be borrowed for one day or one weekend and must be returned by 9 a.m. the following day. Passes taken on Friday may be returned the following Monday. For a list of Mass. park facilities where ParksPasses may be used, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr. A deposit will be required when you pick up the ParkPass. Your deposit will be refunded when you return the pass. New! Southborough Summer Concert Series - Southborough Recreation and Youth & Family Services has partnered up to present our first Southborough Concert Series, which will begin in June. Concerts will be held on the Neary School grounds. The Concert Series is always in need of sponsors committed to supporting the department and who would like to advertise their business at the same time. Please contact Southborough Recreation for more information. Concert schedule is as follows: June 20 - Brass Venture June 27 - The Infractions July 18 - Soul Custody July 25 - New City Cowboys August 8 - Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits August 15 - Off the Hook August 24 - Southborough Summer Nights (Featuring “Better Her Than Me”) Swim Programs - Swim Lessons will be held in a heated pool at Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC), 3 Tennis Dr, Shrewsbury.You do not need to be member of the club but you must sign up through Southborough Recreation to take advantage of these lessons and special price offerings. Recreational Summer Camps (Ages 2.9 to Grade 1) - Located at Finn School. Includes an extended day option. Horseback Riding (Ages 4 to 16) - Located at Lil’ Folk Farm, 1070 Washington Street, Holliston. Other summer camp options: LEGO, Science and Acting - visit www.southboroughrecreation.com for information and registration forms.

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Westborough Recreation Department 34 West Main St. Frank DeSiata, director www.westbororec.com 508-366-3066 Summer Programs - Registrations may only be done online or in person. No mail-ins, phoneins or faxed forms accepted. Online registrations can be done up to two business days before a program star ts. After that, if openings exist, registrations can be handled in the office. If using family sign-up form, one per family. Westborough residents only. Registrations are non-transferrable, including to siblings. Lake Chauncy - Season pass and walk-in fees for 2013, $50.00 family /$25.00 individual $2.00/day walk-in fee. Must show identification. Nor thborough fees: $70.00 family; $35.00 individual. Those families taking swim lessons are required to purchase a family pass in addition to the lesson fee. Passes are available at the Westborough Recreation Dept. in Town Hall, 34 West Main St. after April 1. Passes also can be paid for online and picked up at the Rec. Office. Once open, you may purchase a pass at the beach itself. Always bring your pass with you and present to gate attendant. 2013 Massachusetts Parks Pass - Westborough residents may borrow a 2013 MA ParksPass free of charge from our depar tment. The pass entitles you to free parking for one vehicle (no buses or vans) at over 50 facilities in the MA state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee. ParksPass is par t of the “Use Nature as Your Guide” program sponsored by the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. From Boston to the Berkshires, enjoy a wide variety of recreational oppor tunities including hiking, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more. Contact us at 508-366-3066 to reserve the ParksPass for the 2013 season which runs Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The pass may be borrowed for one day or one weekend and must be returned by 9 a.m. the following day. Passes taken on Friday may be returned the following Monday. For a list of Mass. park facilities where ParksPasses may be used, visit www.Mass.gov/ dcr. A $35 deposit will be required when you pick up the ParkPass. Your deposit will be returned once you return the pass. American Red Cross Swim Lessons - Lessons are for Westborough children ages 3 and up. Proof of age may be required. Lessons are held Monday to Thursday and are 40 minutes in length. Limit 10 students per class with two instructors. All instructors and guards are cer tified. Lessons are offered in three different two-week sessions. You may register for two sessions only. Contact Westborough Recreation at 508-366-3066 to wait list for a third session.

Summer Camps Continued from previous page Fun-damental Basketball Camp Session II of the Central Massachusetts Fun-damental Basketball Camp will run July 15 - 18. Who: boys and girls ages 8 to 16 or entering grades 4 through 10 (fall 2013). Tuition: $160. Session III is July 29 – Aug. 1. Call 508-263-9797 for more information or visit www. assabettech.com/bbcamp for an application form. Fun-damental Basketball Camp Session III of the Central Massachusetts Fun-damental Basketball Camp will run July 29 – Aug. 1. Who: boys and girls ages 8 to 16 or entering grades 4 through 10 (fall 2013).Tuition: $160. Call 508263-9797 for more information or visit www.assabettech.com/ bbcamp for an application form. Golf Teaching Center Inc. 142 School Street, Northborough 508-351-9500 www.juniperhillgc.com Teamworks Centers 185 Otis Street, Northborough 508-351-9800

www.teamworksnorthboro.com// home/index.php The Hit Quarters 3 Tennis Drive, Shrewsbury 508-842-5002 www.thehitquarters.com Westborough Tennis & Swim Club 35 Chauncy Street, Westborough 508-366-1222 www.westborotennisandswimclub.com/ Worcester Academy Basketball Camp The Basketball Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run Aug. 5 – 9 for boys and girls ages 6 – 17. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Football Camp The Football Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run July 8 - 11 for boys ages 10 - 17. Call 508-7545302 or visit www.worcesteracademy.org for more information. Continued on following page

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Continued from previous page Worcester Academy Soccer Camp Session I of the Soccer Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 8 – 12 for boys and girls ages 6 - 17. Call 508754-5302 or visit www.worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Soccer Camp Session II of the Soccer Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 29 – Aug. 2 for boys and girls ages 6 - 17. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Sports Camp Session I of the Sports Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run June 24 – July 5 for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Sports Camp Session II of the Sports Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run July 8 -19 for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Sports Camp Session III of the Sports Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 22 – Aug. 2 for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Volleyball Camp The Volleyball Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run Aug. 12 - 16 for girls ages 10 - 18. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www.worcesteracademy.org for more information.

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Technology/ Media Camps Bancroft School Intro to Your iPad Introduction to Your iPad for children in grades 6 -8 will be held July 1 - 5 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,Worcester. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more. Bancroft School Video Game Creation Video Games Creation for ages 8 – 15 will be held Aug. 5 - 9 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr., Worcester. Strings Plus for Advanced Players (by audition) is also June 17 – 21. Call 508-853-2640 or visit www.bancroftschool.org/ summer to find out more. Worcester Academy Multimedia Camp The Multimedia Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,

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Visual Arts Camps Worcester Academy Visual Arts Camp Session I of the Visual Arts Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St.,Worcester, will run July 8 – 12 for boys and girls ages 8 - 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www. worcesteracademy.org for more information. Worcester Academy Visual Arts Camp Session II of the Visual Arts Camp at Worcester Academy, 81 Providence St., Worcester, will run July 15 – 19 for boys and girls ages 8 - 14. Call 508-754-5302 or visit www.worcesteracademy.org for more information. Wood Shop Fay School Wood Shop Camp Wood shop camp will be held July 15-19 and Aug. 5 – Aug. 9 at 48 Main St., Southborough. Call 508490-8247 or visit www.fayschool. org/summer.

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Local Parks & Playgrounds

HUDSON Hudson Recreation Dept., 78 Main St., 978-568-9642 Website: http://hudsonrecreation.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ Apsley Park, 65 Park St. Assabet River Rail Trail, visit www.arrtinc.org

Lamson Park/Tripps Pond, 89 River St.

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Region – Looking for a beautiful spot to spend a summer day outdoors? Why not gather the kids or your favorite companions, pack up beach gear or hiking shoes, along with the makings of a picnic, and visit one of our local parks or preserves? Want to have some outdoor fun in a splash pad, skate park or climbing on monkey bars? Why not visit one of our local playgrounds? For more information about any of the town-owned destinations, including parking or use fees and hours of operation, contact the town’s Recreation Department (see Recreation Departments in this supplement). For more information about nearby state parks, visit the websites indicated.

Cellucci Skate & Splash Park is located at 37-39 South St, Hudson. Cellucci Skate & Splash Park, 37 South St. Centennial Beach, 89 Fort Meadow Dr. Season passes can be purchased at the Recreation Office in the Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town Offices: 78 Main Street, Hudson.

Liberty Park, 5 Washington St.

Farrell Field at Hildreth School, 85 Sawin St.

Morgan Bowl, 120 Chapin Rd.

Ghiloni Park, 239 Concord Rd.

Moultons Field and Playground, 21 Marion St.

The Grove Conservation Land, Route 85 - Bolton Street

Mulready School, 306 Cox St.

Holt’s Grove Conservation Land, Stevens Street

Riverside Park and Fields, 122 Chapin Rd. Sauta Fields and Playground, 539 Main St. South Street Skate Park, 29 South St. Wood Park, 65 Park St.

Cherry Street Field & Playground, 61 Cherry St.

Jaworek School, 444 Hosmer Street Jericho Hill, 496 Brigham Street John Street Playground, John Street Kane School, 520 Farm Road

Farina Field, 72 Cox St.

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Byrne Field, Hawkins Lane Hudson Skate Park, 39 South St. Colaianni Playground, First Road

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Local Parks & Playgrounds Continued from previous page tact the Recreation Department Marlborough High School, 431 Bolton St. Marlborough Middle School, Union Street

SHREWSBURY

Hills Farm, corner of Stoney Hill and Deer Run

Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Dept., 100 Maple Ave., 508-841-8503

Ireta Road Park, Ireta Rd., off West Main St.

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Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Florence St, behind Coolidge School

Beal School, 1 Maple Ave.

Jordan Pond Walking Trail, 34 Ridgeland Rd.

Coolidge School, May/Florence St.

Lake Street Park, 590 Lake St.

Corazzini Boat Ramp, 239 N. Quinsigamond Ave.

Maple Avenue Fields, 100 Maple Ave.

Dean Park, 785 Main St.

Melody Lane, off Route 140 South

Donahue Rowing Center, 237 N. Quinsigamond Ave.

Municipal Fields, Maple Ave. Northshore Field, Parker Road, off North Quinsigamond

Memorial Beach, Hosmer Street PHOTO/SUE WAMBOLT

Richer School, 80 Foley Road Simpson Playground, Simpson Road Stevens Park, Martin Street Ward Park, Lincoln St. and Pleasant St., Marlborough Union Common, Main Street Ward Park, Orchard Street

Ellsworth-McAfee Park, South St. (Rt.135)

Lake Chauncy, see Westborough listing Lincoln Street School, 76 Lincoln St.

Northborough Recreation Dept., 63 Main St., 508-393-5034

Hiking trails: Algonquin, Carlstrom Forest, Carney Park, Edmund Hill, Mt. Pisgah, Watson Park and Yellick Conservation Area, visit www.town.northborough.ma.us/ntrails/index.php

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Howard Street Park, 45 Howard St.

Assabet Park, including Splash Pad, South St. (Rt.135)

Memorial and Casey Fields, East Main St.

Williams Street Baseball Fields, Williams Street

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Edgemere Park, Edgemere Blvd. Floral Street School, 57 Floral St.

Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St. Peaslee School, 31 Maple St. Proctor School, 26 Jefferson Rd. Zeh School, 33 Howard St.

Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. Paton School, 58 Grafton St.

Gauch Park, corner of North Quinsigamond and Main St.

Prospect Park, 65 Prospect St.

Greylock Park, Avon Ave., off Phillips Ave.

Rotary Park, Pond View Dr., off Old Mill Rd.

Hillando Park, Hillando Dr., off Walnut St.

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Local Parks & Playgrounds

Continued from previous page Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden St. Spring Street School, 123 Spring St. Ternberry, Audubon, off Old Mill Rd.

Beals Preserve & Walking Trails: access from Route 30 (Main Street), Red Gate Lane, Hickory Road, or the Sudbury Reservoir Trail

Hastings School, 111 East Main St.

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land (Walking Trails), Breakneck Hill Rd.

Hyder Park, 28 1/2 Hyder Street

Hennessy Fields, 1 Upton Rd.

Choate Field at Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Rd. (Route 85)

Toblin Hills, Toblin Hill, off Walnut St.

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DePietri Field, 53 Parkerville Rd.

Town Common, corner of Main St. and Route 140

Finn School, 60 Richards Rd.

Other Facilities in Shrewsbury Corazzini Boat Ramp (State), North Quinsigamond Ave. Donahue Rowing Center, North Quinsigamond Ave. Oak Island Boat Ramp (State), Route 20, across from Edgemere Blvd.

Harold E. Fay Memorial Field and Playground, Central St. Belted Galloway cattle graze at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land, Breakneck Hill Road, Southborough.

Kallander Field, Kallander Dr.

Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd. Wilfred J. Turenne Wildlife Habitat (Sudbury Valley Trustees), off Walnut Dr.

SOUTHBOROUGH

Liberty Estates Field, Liberty Rd.

Southborough Recreation Dept., 21 Highland St., 508-229-4452

Mooney Fields, 60 Parkerville Rd.

WESTBOROUGH

Sudbury Reservoir Trail, runs East Main to Parkerville Rd.

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Westborough Recreation Dept., 34 West Main St., 508-366-3066 Website: www.westbororec.com Armstrong School, 18 Fisher St. Armstrong Tennis Courts, West Street

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Local Parks & Playgrounds

fun, including swimming, boating, bicycling, hiking and picnicking.Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/hpsp.htm for more info.

Continued from previous page Westborough High School, 90 West Main St.

Nearby State Parks

Callahan State Park Millwood Street, Framingham, 508-653-9641 Mix of forested and farmed 820 acres with seven miles of marked trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Visit www. mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/call. htm for more info. Douglas State Forest 107 Wallum Lake Road, Douglas, 508-476-7872 Forested 4,640 acres, including Wallum Lake, for swimming, boating and fishing, along with hiking,

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Ashland State Park 156 W. Union Street, Ashland, 508-881-0140 Nearly 500 acres, including the 150-acre Ashland Reservoir, that can be used for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, bicycling and hiking. Wheelchair access to the boathouse and the pond.Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/ashl.htm for more info. Lake Chauncy is a great place to go fishing. The lake, located on Lyman St., is open to residents of Northborough and Westborough. horseback riding and picnicking. Two boat ramps, boardwalk trail through five-acre swamp. Par t of the Midstate Trail, a hiking trail through central Massachusetts. Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/ central/doug.htm for more info. Great Brook Farm State Park 984 Lowell St., Carlisle, 978-369-6312

1,000 acres of farmland, pasture, with remnants of 17thcentury dwellings and mills, and 20 miles of trails. Present day farming includes Holsteins. Public barn tours available on weekends. Hopkinton State Park 164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, 508-435-4303 Contains 1,500 acres of summer

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation Purgatory Road (off Route 146), Sutton, 508-234-3733 Features deep chasm with granite walls and unique rock formations, for hiking, exploring and picnicking. Visit www.mass. gov/dcr/parks/central/purg.htm for more info. Quinsigamond State Park 10 North Lake Avenue, Worcester, 508-755-6880 Consists of Regatta Point and Lake Park on west side of Lake Quinsigamond, with swimming, sailing, boating, picnicking, tennis and fishing. Boating includes 2,000-meter rowing course. Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/ quin.htm for more info. Upton State Forest Westborough Road, Upton, (508) 435-4303 Forested 2,600 acres for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/uptn.htm for more info.

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation 345 Mountain Road, Princeton, 978-464-2987 Encompasses 3,000 acres around 2,006-foot Mount Wachusett and 17 miles of hiking trails, including nearly four miles of the Midstate Trail, a hiking trail through central Massachusetts. Scenic vistas, birdwatching, picnicking.Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/ central/wach.htm for more info. Walden Pond State Reservation 915 Walden Street, Concord, 978-369-3254 Wooded 462 acres of protected open space, with 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole Walden Pond. Swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, visiting replica of Henry David Thoreau’s oneroom cabin. Visit www.mass.gov/ dcr/parks/walden/index.htm for more info. Whitehall State Park Route 135, Hopkinton, 508-435-4303 Dominated by 600-acre Whitehall Reservoir, with boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking on the small islands. Boat ramp.Visit www.mass. gov/dcr/parks/northeast/whit.htm for more info.

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Region – Looking for a new adventure to try with your family or friends? The following list contains lots of fun destinations, where just about anyone can find something interesting to see or do. Whether your summer plans include hitting every museum in the area, perfecting your golf swing, or practicing your backstroke, you’ll find lots of places to explore.

Bowling

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180 Hemenway Road, Framingham 508-877-7630 www.newfs.org/visit/Garden-inthe-Woods Golden Skep Farm 264 Linden Street, Berlin www.goldenskepfarm.com Tower Hill Botanic Garden 11 French Drive, Boylston 508-869-6111 www.towerhillbg.org

AMF Bowling Center 405 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-754-7050 www.amf.com/townandcountrylanesma/centerHomepage.htm

Golf

Sawyer’s Bowladrome 13 Blake Street, Northborough 508-393-8032 Acton Bowladrome & Arcade 257 Main Street, Acton 978-263-7638 www.actonbowladrome.com

Golf Teaching Center Inc. 142 School Street, Northborough 508-351-9500 www.juniperhillgc.com

Garden in the Woods New England Wild Flower Society

Juniper Hill Golf Course 202 Brigham St. Northborough 508-393-2444 www.juniperhillgc.com

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Golfers enjoy a beautiful spring day at the Westborough Country Club, 121 West Main St. , Westborough.

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Uhlman’s Ice Cream 228 East Main Street, Westborough 508-366-2411

Libraries Hudson Public Library 3 Washington Street at the Rotary, Hudson Circulation Desk: 978-568-9644 www.hudsonpubliclibrary.com Marlborough Public Library 35 West Main Street, Marlborough 508-624-6900 www.marlborough-ma.gov/Gen/ MarlboroughMA_PubLibrary/ index Northborough Free Library 34 Main Street, Northborough 508-393-5025 www.northboroughlibrary.org/ northborough PHOTO/BRIDGET PARMENTER

Northborough resident Bridget Alfonso, 4, enjoys a bike ride on a sunny day at Assabet Park, Gale St.

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Local Destinations

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Cinema 320 at Clark University 950 Main Street, Worcester 508-793-7477 www.cinema320.com

Westborough Public Library 55 West Main Street, Westborough 508-366-3050 www.westboroughlib.org/

Westborough 508-366-3877 Regal Cinemas Solomon Pond Mall 15 591 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 508-303-2488

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Artemas Ward Homestead 786 Main Street, Shrewsbury 508-842-8900 DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln 781-259-8355 www.decordova.org Higgins Armory Museum 100 Barber Avenue, Worcester 508-853-6015 www.higgins.org Marlborough Historical Society Peter Rice Museum 377 Elm Street, Marlborough historicmarlborough.org Massachusetts National Guard Military Museum and Archives 44 Salisbury Street, Worcester 508-797-0334 Museum of Russian Icons 203 Union Street, Clinton 978-598-5000 www.museumofrussianicons.org Northborough Historical Society Museum 50 Main Street, Northborough 508-393-6298 www.northboroughhistsoc.org

Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum On the Common, Shrewsbury 508-842-5239 Southborough Historical Society Museum 25 Common Street, Southborough 508-229-8055 www.southboroughhistory.org/ Museum/Museum.htm Westborough Historical Society 13 Parkman Street, Westborough 508-898-0975 Willard House and Clock Museum 11 Willard Street, North Grafton 508-839-3500 www.willardhouse.org Worcester Historical Museum 30 Elm Street, Worcester 508-753-8278 www.worcesterhistory.org Danforth Museum of Art 123 Union Avenue, Framingham 508-620-0050 www.danforthmuseum.org Garden in the Woods: New England Wild Flower Society 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham 508-877-7630 www.newfs.org/visit/Garden-inthe-Woods Continued on following page


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Shrewsbury – An idea from a neighbor turned into an activity for guests; then it evolved into a hobby and now it is her passion. Melissa Misiewicz to date has found over 5,000 letterboxes and planted about 250 boxes, each with its own hand-carved stamp. “I wanted something to do when a friend came to visit with her ďŹ ve kids; something inexpensive and entertaining,â€? Misiewicz said. She went online and found the website, www.letterboxing. org and took her houseguests to ďŹ nd two boxes in Dean Park. So began her quest for discovering new places and collecting rubber stamp art. She was completely hooked. . Letterboxing is an outdoor treasure hunt following clues that are posted online. People like Misiewicz, who develop the clues and make the stamps, are called “letterboxersâ€? or planters. They hide small, waterproof containers in public places such as parks and trails. The boxes contain a little log book, a

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rubber stamp and ink pad, all packaged in a zip lock bag. The object is for the ďŹ nder to stamp his or her sketch book with a brief description of the site and use their personal stamp in the logbook to record the ďŹ nd. The sport originated in England in the mid-1800s and became popular in the United States after an article appeared in the Smithsonian Magazine in the late 1990s. Now there are over 20,000 letterboxes hidden throughout the country. Misiewicz recruited several

friends into trying letterboxing. She went to a craft store and bought the stamp she still uses, a little elf. She chose the trail name of her initials, MIM. That was last July. The friends liked the adventure and exercise and found sites in surrounding towns. Over the summer, Misiewicz’s family continued the quest for boxes on their vacation in Nova Scotia, with her son Nicholas adopting the name MIMSON. By September, she was ready to carve her ďŹ rst two stamps for Prospect Park. She made

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the clues, which are a series of steps and directions leading to the boxes, and promoted them at the Spirit of Shrewsbury festival. Since those ďŹ rst stamps and clues, Misiewicz has carved almost 500 dierent stamps ranging from traditional boxes to special event stamps for holidays, birthdays, and for seasons of the year. She also creates them for other letterboxers who don’t like to make the stamps themselves. “I never was an artist, but I always liked arts and crafts. Now I have a whole new craft,â€? she said. Her skill has improved with her many projects, she said, and is similar to ďŹ ne woodcuts with very intricate details and exquisite lettering. “Letterboxing has so many facets. You can get as involved as you want. There’s the traditional treasure hunt part. There’s the collecting of locations and stamps. There’s the artistic craft part of carving and the challenge of writing clues. There’s the creation and collecting of trading cards, and there’s the social aspect of

meeting other letterboxers at gatherings and events or interacting online,� Misiewicz said. Trading cards are to letterboxers like baseball cards are to young players or artist trading cards are to painters. Misiewicz has designed 80 of her own cards and has collected over 2,000 cards from other enthusiasts. Events are held in many places, and this year, New England has the honor of hosting the national letterboxing group’s 15th anniversary. Coordinators expect about 300 to 400 people from all over the country to attend the August meeting in Groton, Mass. Her hobby has taken Misiewicz and her family to 22 states and Canada. She has scrapbooks and log books that overflow with her collections. She emphasized that letterboxers must respect both the hiding places and the environment, being careful to not disturb the area and replacing the contents for the next visitor. More information and clues are available on the website, www.letterboxing.org.

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Community Calendar Gallery of African Art

Gallery of African Art, 62 High St., Clinton, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.) and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free gallery tours every Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted. For more information, call 978-368-0227 or visit www.GalleryofAfricanArt.org. Higgins Armory Museum Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, is open weekly Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults ages 17 and older, $10 for seniors, $8 for children 4 to 16, and free to members. For more information about daily activities, upcoming events or booking group tours, visit www.higgins.org or call 508-853-6015. Museum of Russian Icons Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton, is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. Admission to the museum is adults $7, seniors (age 59 and over) $5, students (with ID) and children (ages 3-17), $2. Free for children under age 3. For more information, call 978-598-5000 or visit www. museumofrussianicons.org/en.

Southborough Memorial Day Parade May 27, veterans are welcome to join the Veterans of Southborough at the American Legion Headquarters – Community House, at the corner of Cordaville Road (Route 85) and Main Street (Route 30), at 8:15 a.m. to take part in the Memorial Day Parade, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Marlborough Savings Bank and visits the respective cemeteries to pay tribute and honor veterans. Teen Bollywood Movie Event Calling all teens! Come have a great Bollywood experience May 31, at 7 p.m., at the Fay School in Southborough. The movie is Three Idiots (PG-13, 2 hours 50 minutes), about three idiotic college kids. The event is free - bring a friend! Signs will direct you to the theater on Fay property. Indian snacks, drinks, and the movie are provided by the Friends of the Southborough Library, Fay School, and through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call 508-485-5031 to find out more. Tower Hill Preview Party and Sale Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston, will hold its annual plant sale June 1. For the earliest selection, a Preview Party and Sale with special guest Roger Swain takes place the evening of May 31. Tickets are $45 ($35 for members), and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Call 508-

869-6111 ext. 136 or visit www.towerhillbg. org for tickets and information. Billy Webber memorial Golf Tournament May 31, the 5th annual Billy Webber Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Juniper Hill Golf Course, 202 Brigham St., Northborough. Enjoy lots of fun and great people on a beautiful course, as well as delicious food, prizes, and a chance at winning a new car. Registration at 8 a.m., with the shot gun tee-off at 9 a.m. Fee: $125 per person or $500 per team, $125 for tee sponsorships, and $500 for tournament sponsorships. To register, visit www.billywebbergolftourney. webs.com. For more information, call Steve Webber at 508-498-8373 or Mike Cullen at 401-575-6347. Guys and Dolls performance Shrewsbury’s Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., will be presenting Guys and Dolls May 31 and June 1, at 7 p.m. each day, in the school’s auditorium. Tickets: $12 adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information, email musictickets@ shrewsbury.k12.ma.us or call 508-841-8300 ext. 1088. 27th Annual Hudson Fest, vendors sought The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce invites vendors to participate in the 27th Annual Hudson Community Fest, slated for

June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on South Street in downtown Hudson. The free and family-friendly festival hosts entertainment, over 100 vendors, a truck zoo, Rotary Club Duck Races, and more. Vendors are now being accepted. Weather permitting, the event draws over 5,000 attendees. Cost is $50 for a 12’ x 12’ space, and $30 for nonprofits. Network marketing and food vendors should call to ensure placement. To receive an application, call 978-568-0360, email info@assabetvalleychamber.org, or download an application from Hudson Fest at www.assabetvalleychamber.org. Finnegan’s Fantastic Five Road Race June 1, join Highland City Striders for a great time at the inaugural Finnegan’s Fantastic Five kilometer road race. There is also a 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) walk. Finally, for children ages 2 to 6, there is the Mighty Mite Marathon (26.2 yards or so!) that will take place at 25 South St. in front of Finnegan’s Pub at 10:45 a.m. Both the 5K run and the 2K walk start and end at Finnegan’s Pub following along the beautiful Assabet River Rail Trail. When the race is over, you can participate in Hudson’s Annual Community Festival. Visit www.highlandcitystriders.org to register or for more information. Tatnuck author event – The Hibernating House Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, will host Sandy Leahy and Kathy

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recital at the Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, with the Worcester studio holding its recital at 7 p.m. Also, June 2, the Westborough studio will hold another recital at 11 a.m., while the Worcester studio holds theirs at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 508-366-8961 (Westborough) or 508-753-6110 (Worcester), or visit www. ckdance.com. Tower Hill plant sale June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston, will hold its annual plant sale, including dozens of specialty commercial nurseries and nonprofit plant societies, and its own selections. Also for sale will be souvenir plants-divisions from beautiful garden plants growing right at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Many vendors also bring unusual and beautiful garden ornaments and accessories. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff will be on hand to help shoppers with their selections. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111. Marlborough Main Street Car Show The 5th annual Marlborough Main Street Car Show on historic Main Street will take place June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date June 23). Hosted by United Brethren Masonic Lodge of Marlborough and the Push Rods Car Club of Waltham, the entire family will enjoy this free, fun event, featuring classic tunes

by DJ Dr. Dom, a raffle, hot dogs, ice cream, and nearly 200 classic, muscle cars and hot rods. Show car owners may register onsite starting NO EARLIER than 8 a.m. at Main and Newton Streets for a $10 suggested charitable donation. For more information, visit www.unitedbrethrenlodge.org/carshow. html or call 508-328-2875. Jam session at UCMH All are welcome to attend a free jam session June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. Bring your instruments, bring your voice, bring your songbooks, and bring your family and friends to these informal get-togethers. Participants can take turns teaching and learning songs or just sit back and relax and let the music take you where it will. Visit www.ucmh.org or call 978-562-9180 for more information. Tatnuck author event – Pauline Robertson June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St.,Westborough, will host Pauline Robertson, author of I Have Worn Both Pairs of Shoes. Robertson has been inspiring people for many years, and would like to share her personal journey of empowerment, inspiration, personal growth, and overcoming challenges that can change your life in ways you never thought of. Everyone is welcome to meet the author. SOLF butterfly program

June 4, at 7 p.m., the Southborough Open Land Foundation will be hosting a program at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., on butterflies as important pollinators. The fascinating program will include a short film show in stunning detail on the black swallowtail butterfly. Visit SOLF at http:// solf.org/ for more information on this and other upcoming programs. Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights begin In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s Air Field Café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding the first annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field, 302 Boxboro Rd., Stow. The event will run on Thursday nights June 6 through Aug. 29 (no Cruise-in/Fly-in July 4), from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information and “rules of the runway,” visit www.wingsandwheelsMA.com. Russian Masters concert June 6, at 6 p.m., pianist Marianna V. Rashkovetsky presents a concert of Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff, in partnership with Indian Hill Music in Littleton, in the auditorium at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. Tickets: $15 for Museum members, $18 for nonmembers. Advance purchase by credit card recommended. Call 978-598-5000 or visit www.

museumofrussianicons.org for tickets or more information. Hanover Theatre presents The Addams Family June 7 at 8 p.m., June 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and June 9 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the Hanover Theatre presents The Addams Family on stage. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life, featuring an original story and every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Full price tickets are $32, $42, $52 and $62, depending on seating location. Call the box office at 877571-7469 or visit www.thehanovertheatre. org for more information. Annual ADVISE Tag Sale Do you have gently used items that need a new home? ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education ) will gladly recycle your household items, sports equipment, linens, children’s toys and clothes, paperback and hardcover books, holiday decorations, and small pieces of furniture. (Adult clothing will not be accepted) The tag sale will be held June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury center. Call Janet at 508-845-9586 or Joanne at 508-845-2211 for more information about when and where you can drop off donations. All proceeds of the sale will be used to assist victims

of domestic violence. For more information about ADVISE, or to reach the hotline, call 508-842-0056. Ashland State Park Trail Race The 1st Annual Ashland State Park Trail Race will be held June 8, at 8 a.m., at Ashland State Park, 162 West Union St. Join in for this first annual event being held as a fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital League! Select from either a 1 loop or 2 loop option - both circling the bucolic Ashland Reservoir! The course is amazing - a mix of classic New England single track with a bit of wider open terrain sections – and is perfect for newbies and veteran trail runners! Registration closing date: June 6 at 11:59 p.m. Visit http://www.active.com/running/ ashland-ma/1st-annual-ashland-state-parktrail-race-2013?cmp=1745 to find out more or to register. Gallery Talk at Tower Hill June 8, at 2 p.m., join artist Barry Van Dusen at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston, for an informal discussion of his work as a natural history painter and illustrator.Van Dusen will give a personal tour of the paintings on display at his exhibition “Birds, Beats & Blossoms,” and talk about his ongoing residency at Tower Hill. Included with admission, but please register in advance by calling 508-869-6111. Visit www. towerhillbg.org for more information. Continued on following page

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The ‘AUD Ball’ The “AUD Ball” will be held June 8 at the Worcester War Memorial Auditorium, One Lincoln Square, Worcester, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. After being closed to the public for more than 15 years, Preservation Worcester has special permission to open the building for an 80th anniversary event. Outside of the Auditorium, weather permitting, there will be hot air balloon rides from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Also, an array of antique cars will be on display. Ticket prices are $55 through June 7 and $75 day of the event. Dress is cocktail attire. For reservations, call Preservation Worcester at 508-754-8760; send a check to Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar St.,Worcester, MA 01609; or visit www. preservationworcester.org. Diane Cournoyer dance recital Diane Cournoyer Dance Center of Northborough will hold a recital June 8, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. To find out more, call 508-393-9697 or visit www. NorthboroDance.com. Safe Summer Fun Day June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Safe Summer Fun Day, the 14th annual health and safety fair for kids, will be held at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union St., Marlborough. Includes music, child bike helmets (while supplies last), face painting, games, activities, and giveaways. 5K Run for Boston’s One Fund June 9, join Fit Studio 28 to keep “Boston Strong” with a 5K run/walk starting at Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd., Southborough. Registration opens at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. Mural paintings will also be auctioned off to benefit the One Fund. Race fee: $25 per person. Register online at www.runreg.com. For more information, email Leah Ammon at leahammon@fitstudio28.com. Sponsored by the Southborough Recreation Department, Mamas N Divas and Polar. Hudson Park & Rec holds ‘War Horse’ trip June 9, the Hudson Park Commission/Division of Recreation is offering a trip to the

Providence Performing Arts center to see the musical “War Horse.” The play features life-sized puppets which bring the horses to life on stage. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $85 per person (includes orchestra seating and motor coach transportation). The bus will leave Hudson Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 978-568-9642.

The 6th annual Taste of Marlborough and Brewfest will be held in downtown Marlborough June 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy sampling the foods of 30 establishments and craft beers from 35 - 40 microbreweries, while enjoying entertainment at 12 locations! For more information and advance tickets, go to www.oldemarlborough.org.

Splash of Color 5K Fun Run June 9, starting at 8 a.m., the Splash of Color 5K Fun Run will be held on Forrest Avenue in Marlborough. The family-friendly run, complete with on-course music, will include a party afterward. The signature element of the event is that at various spots along the course, volunteers spray a colored corn starch over the runners as they pass by. To find out more, to register, or to volunteer, visit www.splashofcolor5k.com.

Blood drive to benefit Westborough boy June 11, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. The drive is to benefit 14-year-old Westborough resident Mark Kotosky, who is battling leukemia, and his family. To make an appointment or for more information on donating blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Tatnuck author event – Fooling Ewe Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, will host Mike Demers and Todd Finklestone, authors of the children’s book Fooling Ewe, June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ewe, a precocious young sheep who’s bored grazing all alone, wants to play tricks on Chicken, Duck, and even Farmer. A sheep that doesn’t follow, Ewe is mischievous but good-natured, and the “ewe” versus “you” wordplay in Fooling Ewe provides a sense of interaction between young readers and the characters that makes it more than fun. All are welcome. Massachusetts Chapter Parkinson Walkathon The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is in high gear as it readies for the 27th Annual Massachusetts Chapter Parkinson Walkathon. The June 9 event will be held at the Reebok International Headquarters’ track in Canton, 1895 J.W. Foster Blvd., with a start time of 12 p.m. (registration at 11:15 a.m.). The walk total is 3 miles (1 lap = 1/4 mile); however, walkers can walk any part of this or choose to enjoy the beautiful day and the many other activities. For further information, contact Vanessa Blais at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org, or visit www. apdama.org. Taste of Marlborough and Brewfest

Young at Heart trip to Pennsylvania June 11 – 14, Faith Fellowship Church’s Young at Heart group will be going to Lancaster, Penn. for 4 days. Highlights include the “Sight and Sound” Theater’s show of “Noah,” a tour of the Amish countryside, and a visit to the Landis Valley Village. There are 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners included for $369 a person. The bus will leave from the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information. Saints Anargyroi Golf Classic The Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlborough will hold its Golf Classic June 12 at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. Registration at 8 a.m., with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fee: $120 per golfer (advance registration only), $140 per golfer (if paid day of event), or $30 to attend the dinner only. For more information or a registration form, visit www.stsanargyroi.org and click on “News & Events.” Wine, Dessert and Music June 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wine Down, Wine Music and Dessert, to benefit the Southborough Senior Housing emergency shelter project, will be held at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Come enjoy an evening of wine tasting and desserts, including live music with classical guitarist Peter Griggs and local artists and Continued on following page

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Big Truck Day and Community Yard Sale June 15, Northborough Recreation’s Big Truck Day and Community Yard Sale will be held at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. Rain date: June 16. Come see and explore all of the big trucks used by the Public Works Department! Make sure to bring your camera! Suggested donation of $10/family to help continue the event. Big Truck Day will run at the same time/ location as the Community Yard Sale. Rent a booth space (equivalent to one parking space) at the Community Yard Sale for only $30, or, for only $15, you can register your yard sale and it will be advertised on a map distributed to the public. (Deadline to list your yard sale is May 31.) Open to all Northborough residents and residents in Shrewsbury, Westborough, Berlin, Boylston, and Southborough. To register, sign up at www.northboroughrecreation.com, call 508-393-5034, or visit 63 Main St., Northborough. Tatnuck author event – Conquering Haters June 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, will host Z.E. Frey, author of Conquering Haters, Dealing with Negative People. Frey’s book identifies nine characteristics of negative personalities that are commonly known as “haters.” Successfully identifying and understanding how these characteristics intermingle equips you from being psychologically drained by negative and self-centered personalities. All are welcome to meet the author. GMPI Fun Fest Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc. will hold its annual Fun Fest June 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Hudson Elks, 99 Park St., Hudson. The day will include a BBQ cookout, games, petting zoo, Zumba exhibition, DJ, raffle baskets and 50/50, and more. Tickets: $12 adults, $7 children ages 5 – 12 years, free for children under 5 years. Call Joanne at 508-485-4227 ext. 100 for tickets. Ashland Farmers Market opens The Ashland Farmers Market will start its second season June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmers market has become a downtown destination and community-gathering place that features live, local music each Saturday through October, and is located at 125 Front St., on the grass across from the Ashland Library. SCDC Kids Bike Race/Fun Run The Shrewsbury Child Development Committee (SCDC) will host the 1st annual Kids Bike Race/Fun Run June 15, starting at 11 a.m., at Lake Street Park in Shrewsbury. Kids can ride their bikes, walk, or run once or twice around the park. All children will receive a medal and there will be an ice cream social afterward. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic afterward. Cost: $10 per child if registered by June 10, or $15 after that date. Email Jennifer Luke at scdckids@scdc. org to register your child.

BIA-MA Golf Classic Join New England football guard Logan Mankins and New England football alum and CBS Radio Sportscaster Scott Zolak to raise awareness of brain injury and tee off in the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts’ (BIA-MA) charity golf tournament, to be held June 17 at the Mount Pleasant Country Club in Boylston. Includes silent and live auctions. To learn more and to register for the Annual Golf Classic, visit www.biama.org/golf.html or contact Laura MacFeeley at 508-475-0032 or lmacfeeley@biama.org. Willows Concert Series begins June 19, the Interborough Community Band will open the summer concert series at 7:15 p.m. in the Rose Garden Courtyard at the Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St. Free Admission. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. Area charities to benefit from donations. No pets, please. Southborough Summer Concert Series begins June 20, Southborough Recreation and Southborough Youth and Family Services will present the first concert in the Summer Concert Series. Each concert will start at 6 p.m. on the Neary School lawn near the tennis courts, 53 Parkerville Rd. Schedule: June 20 Brass Venture (brass ensemble), June 27 Infractions (horn-driven funk, hip-hop, contemporary ska and swing), July 18 Soul Custody (Latin jazz), July 25 New City Cowboys (new Nashville sound), Aug. 8 Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits (Americana - deft, daft and dazzling), and Aug. 15 Off the Hook (oldies and classic rock from the ’60s thru today). Free and open to the public. Pizza, soda, chips, candy, and more will be available for purchase. Leo M. Murray Jr. Golf Classic The Shrewsbury High School Athletic Boosters will be sponsoring the Annual Leo M. Murray Jr. Golf Classic June 21 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $135, and includes greens fees, golf cart, BBQ dinner, contests, prizes, raffle items, and more. For more information on the tournament, or to access sign-up forms, go to http://goo.gl/YdarI and click on the links on the bottom of the page. For sponsorships or donations, contact Paula Toti at ptoti@shrewsbury.K12.ma.us. Dance Expressions annual performance Laurene Aldorisio Academy of Dance Expressions will hold its annual performance June 22, at 2 p.m., at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough. For more information, call 508-836-3608 or visit www. laurenedanceexpressions.com. MBCC Against the Tide event The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding their annual Against the Tide swim, walk, run, kayak fundraising event again in summer 2013. The Metro Boston Against the Tide event will be held at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park June 22, at 7 a.m. and 12 p.m., in Hopkinton. The morning

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atre.org for more information. 3-D Archery Safari League Shoot A 3-D Archery Safari League Shoot will be held June 30 the Marlboro Fish & Game Association, 1 Muddy Ln, Marlborough, starting at 6 a.m. with a full breakfast. Registration will run from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast: $5pp. Shoot fees: adults $10pp, championship $12pp, youth ages 11-15 $5pp, and free for juniors up to age 10. Call 508-485-9739 for further information. Willows Summer Concert Series continues July 3, at 7:15 p.m., Dan Gabel and The Abletones will perform in the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. VSTONE/TCSVM Scholarship Golf Tournament The VSTONE/TCSVM Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held July 10, and all are invited. The Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England (VSTONE) in partnership with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (TCSVM) is hosting the golf tournament and inviting the public to raise scholarship funds for veterinary students throughout New England. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 508-8874723 or email vetCEinfo@tufts.edu. Willows Summer Concert Series continues July 10, at 7:15 p.m., the Wolverine Jazz Band will perform in the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. The Secret Garden performances Ghosts, Spirits and Past Lives, part of the 2012-13 season of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, would like to announce The River’s Edge Players summer production of The Secret Garden, book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon and based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This musical will be performed July 12 – 14 at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St., Hudson. For ticket information and cost, call the River’s Edge Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646 or visit www.upwitharts.org. SOLF butterfly walk Southborough Open land Foundation will hold a butterfly walk July 13. More details will be posted at http://solf.org as the date approaches. Willows Summer Concert Series continues July 17, at 7:15 p.m., the Westwood Swing Band will perform in the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain,

inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. Southborough Summer Concert series continues The Summer Concert Series presented by Southborough Recreation and Southborough Youth and Family Services continues. Each concert will start at 6 p.m. on the Neary School lawn near the tennis courts, 53 Parkerville Rd. Schedule: July 18 Soul Custody (Latin jazz), July 25 New City Cowboys (new Nashville sound), Aug. 8 Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits (Americana - deft, daft and dazzling), and Aug. 15 Off the Hook (oldies and classic rock from the ’60s thru today). Free and open to the public. Pizza, soda, chips, candy, and more will be available for purchase. Willows Summer Concert Series continues July 24, at 7:15 p.m., the Tom Nutile Band will perform in the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. Southborough Summer Concert series continues The Summer Concert Series presented by Southborough Recreation and Southborough Youth and Family Services continues. Each concert will start at 6 p.m. on the Neary School lawn near the tennis courts, 53 Parkerville Rd. Schedule: July 25 New City Cowboys (new Nashville sound), Aug. 8 Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits (Americana - deft, daft and dazzling), and Aug. 15 Off the Hook (oldies and classic rock from the ’60s thru today). Free and open to the public. Pizza, soda, chips, candy, and more will be available for purchase. Willows Summer Concert Series continues July 31, at 7:15 p.m., the Fantasy Big Band will perform in the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. Willows Summer Concert Series concludes Aug. 7, at 7:15 p.m., The Reminisants will conclude the Willows Summer Concert Series. Free admission, with donations accepted for local charity. In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents & their guests. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends! Ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street. Refreshments available for purchase. No pets, please. Southborough Summer Concert series continues The Summer Concert Series presented by Southborough Recreation and Southborough Youth and Family Services continues. Each

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Pet Boarding Choosing a primo place for your pet when you’re away By Eric Christensen Everyone enjoys a vacation, but planning for a trip can be stressful. Pet owners have an extra task that can also be emotionally challenging: choosing the right person to care for their pets. With many options to pick from, pet owners need to know how to make the best decision. With a sharp eye and a few questions, they should be able to choose the right service for them. The most common option is a pet boarding facility. “Start with a referral from a friend or family member, or from your local animal shelter. Your veterinarian will often have some suggestions or may offer boarding,” Kirsten Theisen, director of pet care issues for The Humane Society of the United States, said. “Next, check to see whether your state requires a facility to have certifications or inspections. That’s your first clue that you’re dealing with a credible, respectable kennel.” Pet owners should inspect the facility in person. Jennifer King, adoption coordinator and former board member of Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue, said you must pay attention to your instincts. “It’s critical to ask questions about feeding, exercise, fresh air, socializing with dogs and people. And in addition, ask if there are charges for each of those services,” Theisen said. She suggested that you ask about training programs and staff-to-animal ratios. Both King and Theisen say it is important to ask hypothetical questions based on your pet’s special needs. Is the staff qualified to handle medication, special diets or other emergency issues? “We really like to see a facility that requires a vaccine for bordetella - kennel cough - because it’s very common and very contagious,” Theisen added. A second option is in-home pet care where a sitter visits regularly and looks after your pet. King says this arrangement involves a tradeoff: The caretaker may have less training, but your pet will probably experience less stress. Make sure sitters are insured for liability, and also check with your insurance provider to see what your homeowner

policy covers. “After you screen them, and you have two or three candidates,” Theisen said, “have them come to your house and meet your pets. You know your pet better than anyone, and it’s up to you to gauge who will take the best care of them.” A third option is services such as DogVacay, through which pet owners can arrange

to leave their pet at a sitter’s home. DogVacay coordinates pet-sitting not only for dogs, but also cats, rabbits and even potbellied pigs. Aaron Hirschhorn, the cofounder and CEO of DogVacay, said the company provides a wide variety of options and services so that pet owners can find the ideal pet sitter. “Pet owners can filter for

a big yard or sitters who have experience giving medication,” he said. “This will allow owners to find the right balance between price and services.” Hirschhorn requires potential sitters to undergo a five-step vetting process that includes interviews, references and training. “We are extremely rigorous about managing quality

control. ... If you look across our reviews, our hosts have earned an average review score of 4.96 out of 5,” he noted. Once a pet sitter is approved, DogVacay also provides insurance and access to medical care. “Our insurance covers both the customers’ pets as well as the hosts’ pets for veterinary emergencies,”Hirschhorn said.

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