Monday, October 1, 2012
A celebration of Westborough's culture brought hundreds of residents to Bay State Green on Saturday.
An offering of arts, food and local culture brought local residents to Westborough's Bay State Green on Saturday during the town's Arts in Common celebration. "Art is the one thing we have in common," event Chairman Lynn Watts said. "We want to bring the town together." The Westborough Cultural Council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Looking for Westborough happenings? Consider these ideas.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Support Lyn Evans' team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, on Oct. 14. Today, at the Christopher Blue Trunk Show in Westborough, Matt Reimer, rep for Christopher Blue, will be donating $5 for every customer who tries the CB line. For more information about the team, visit its page. 2. Support Westborough High School athletics: 3. Arts in Common is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bay State Green. Check out Westborough Patch's preview. 4. Westborough Patch hears that throughout October, the Westborough Hair Cuttery salon …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The event, which is Saturday, drew more performers than organizers can accommodate.
Saturday's fourth annual Arts in Common festival could have used a third stage. For the first time, organizers turned away interested acts -- more than six -- because they can accommodate just 24, event Chairman Lynn Watts said Wednesday. All 24 spots filled during each of the first three events, she said. "It's just been so gratifying," Watts said of the interest this year. "Jeff Kimball (who is in charge of performers) did a superb job." Arts in Common is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bay State Green. The Westborough Cultural Council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. More than 50 vendors will participate, Watts said. Admission is free at the event, which seeks to "bring the whole town together," she…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Cnoic Glasa will perform Irish and Scottish folk music during Saturday's festivities.
The music of an Irish and Scottish folk group performing at Westborough's Arts In Common festivities may have spectators humming a few bars. However, don't expect Cnoic Glasa to sound like one's favorite pub. "I think a lot of people think of Irish and Scottish music as bar music," fiddler Ed Hetzler says. "Most of what we do is play background music for art shows and for historic events." Westborough's fourth annual Arts in Common is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Bay State Green. The Westborough Cultural Council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. The venue is fitting for Cnoic Glasa, whose name, Hetzler says, is "Gaelic for 'green fields.'" The name "fits in well" with the band, "because we play Irish…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Country Kickers line dancing team returns for the third straight year.
A brief walk during Westborough's fourth annual Arts in Common will have twists and turns. The Country Kickers line dance team will be moving on the Bay State Green gazebo to Rod Stewart's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," member Mary Dragon says. The number is one of two the team will perform during Arts in Common, set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bay State Green. The Westborough Cultural Council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. The Country Kickers will perform, lead and teach line dances at the festival for the third straight year, Dragon says. "I love the setting outdoors," she says. "Usually, where the gazebo is is absolutely gorgeous." The Kickers plan to perform two numbers. The second …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tsunami of Sound includes Westborough resident Jamie Huggins, on bass.
When bassist Jamie Huggins of Westborough was recruited for Tsunami of Sound, two of his bandmates "gave me a CD and said, 'Learn all these songs.'" Five years and one CD later, Westborough residents will hear this surf rock band at Bay State Green later this month. And, Huggins says, it's time for another CD. Westborough's fourth annual Arts in Common is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bay State Green. The Westborough Cultural Council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. Tsunami of Sound will be among the musical acts, performing originals and cover tunes. It's the band's first Arts in Common appearance, Huggins says. Six songs are on the band's CD, "Wet Sounds." "We really need to get back in …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Artisans, performers, volunteers and donations welcomed.
The doors to the Westborough Cultural Council's Arts in Common are open now, more than a month before the festivities. The council continues welcoming artisans, performers, silent auction donations and volunteers, event Chairman Lynn Watts said Wednesday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bay State Green. The council, the town, and individuals and businesses sponsor the festivities. The council also continues accepting applications for grants, Watts said. The application deadline is Oct. 15. Details are available on the council's website.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Arts in Common festival, a home football game and more on tap today.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. There is a home football game at Westborough High School today at 2:30 p.m. The team hosts Milford High School. Go Rangers! 2. The Bridge of Central Mass is holding its First Annual BridgeFest today. Proceeds will go toward the Health & Wellness Initiative at The Bridge. Westborough volunteers who would like to walk in the 5K/1 mile walk can meet at the St. Luke’s Parish Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. All ages are invited to join the “Westborough Pride” team. 3. The 3rd Annual Arts in Common is today beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free for this outdoor family event. Crafters, …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The annual Arts in Common festival offers music, children's activities, food, crafts, artisans and more.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Information courtesy of the Westborough Cultural Council. The third annual Arts in Common arts festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bay State Commons and Bay State Green. The free event includes entertainment, crafts, artisans, food, children’s activities, a silent auction and more. Money raised from the event helps to fund Westborough Cultural Council grants. Activities of the council are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Town of Westborough, proceeds from Arts in Common and contributions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Westborough resident donates $8,000 to charity.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Mark Silverman of Mark’s Moving in Westborough donated more than $8,000 to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families and funds pediatric brain cancer research. He presented the check during the company’s Family Fun Day at Fenway Park. 2. The Friends of the Westborough Senior Center will hold its annual fall membership meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center. An annual membership costs $5. The nonprofit group helps to raise funds for items not provided by the town or state. For more information…