Events this week (5/12-5/18/14): Pianist, Open Mic, after death, Ribbon Cutting and Bird Walk

Above: St. Mark’s School is inviting the community to a piano concert this afternoon. (Contributed image)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. For more details and the full list, check the Event Calendar.

Monday, May 12, 2014:

  • Concert – Kariné Pogosyan, Pianist (1:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Putnam Family Arts Center, Class of ’45 Hall: Free public concert; Performance of works by Liszt, Albeniz, & Ginastra; Poghosyan has been described as “extraordinary” and “larger than life” pianist, whose playing goes “to the heart of the music.” NY Concert Review called her a pianist who “has that spark.” She made her orchestral debut at 14 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014:

  • Southborough Orthodontics’ Ribbon Cutting (7:00 pm) @ 162 Cordavile Road: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new office in Southborough. Enjoy Light appetizers, beverages and wine. Meet Dr. M. Gabriela Márquez, D.M.D. M.S.D. – member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Algonquin Tri-M Open Mic Night Coffeehouse (7:00 pm) @ ARHS cafeteria: Annual fundraiser held by ARHS’ Tri-M music society. Enjoy a variety of musical performances as well as home baked goodies and coffee. All proceeds benefit the Dennis Wrenn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

  • Your Body after Death (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: “What Will Happen to Your Body After You Die?” Mirick O’Connell’s Attorney Arthur Bergeron will discuss funeral arrangements, pre-need contracts, cremation, organ donation, burial plots, all you need to know about where your body will go after you dies and how you can control the process. Refreshments provided
  • The Friends of the Southborough Library (7:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: Anyone who wishes to help support the library is welcome to join the monthly meeting.

Thursday, May 15, 2014:

  • NSPAC’s “Go the Distance” Awards Night (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Gymnasium: The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s fourth annual “Go the Distance” Appreciation Awards evening. District residents were encouraged to nominate individuals who made a positive difference in the life of a child with special needs. All of those who were nominated will be recognized. Refreshments will be served.For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle & Emerald Ash Borer talk (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Hearing Room, Town House: Concerned by tree loss due to beetle infestation, the Southborough Conservation Commission is sponsoring community education on the topic. For more details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, May 17, 2014:

  • SOLF Bird Walk (7:00 – 9:00 am) @ Beals Preserve: Southborough Open Land Foundation event. Jeff Collins of the Massachusetts Audubon Society will lead a bird walk that will be part of the Audubon Birdathon
  • Troop care package drive (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Collecting and shipping donations to support the military overseas. (This will be the last drive with troops hopefully coming home soon). For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Art Exhibit reception & workshop (1:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Students from the Bigelow Center for the Arts in Southborough will be exhibiting their works in the Library’s Eaton Meeting Room. The public is invited to the opening reception and a free art workshop. (The exhibit will run at the Library through June 6. )
  • ARHS Junior Prom (7:00 – 11:00 pm) @ Union Station, Grand Hall, Worcester

Sunday, May 18, 2014:

  • ARHS Post Prom Party (12:00 am – 5:00 am) @ New England Sports Center, Marlborough: The Post Prom Party is designed to be a fun, safe, alcohol-free, drug-free party for the entire Junior Class to enjoy (even if you don’t attend the prom). For more details, read the listing in the site calendar.
  • Troop care package drive (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Collecting and shipping donations to support the military overseas. (This will be the last drive with troops hopefully coming home soon). For more details, see dedicated post.

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