WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — A busy weekend is highlighted by the Westborough Rangers' home football opener against Hudson at 1 p.m. Saturday. Below are some other weekend events, including a blood drive, a chance to speak with State Rep. Carolyn Dykema and an art gallery opening.
Friday, Sept. 21
Westborough Community Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Westborough Tennis & Swim Club, 35 Chauncy St. The drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is hoping to collect at least 30 pints of blood. Donors will receive a free Red Sox shirt.
Carolyn Dykema Office Hours: 10 to 11 a.m. The state rep will hold her annual Westborough office hours at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Constituents can bring up questions and concerns or make comments. No appointment is necessary.
Field Hockey: 3:30 p.m. Westborough takes on Marlborough. Westborough (1-3) is coming off its first win, a 1-0 shutout of Groton on Wednesday.
Volleyball: 5 p.m. Westborough (5-0) will try to stay undefeated as it hosts Algonquin. Westborough has lost just two games in its five matches this year.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Tufts Cummings School Open House: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The students, faculty and staff of the School of Veterinary Medicine invite everyone to its annual open house. The event is free and there is plenty of free parking. Dog demonstrations, farm animals, birds of prey exhibit, tours, and more will highlight the day. The school asks that visitors leave their pets "safely at home."
Westborough High School Student Council Car Wash: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Washes are free, but donations are appreciated. The car wash will be in the upper parking lot at the back of the high school.
Football Home Opener: 1 p.m. The Westborough Rangers take on Hudson. Following a rough 0-2 start against two strong Central Mass. programs, the Rangers look to get the season on track. Hudson is 1-1.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Art Without Rules: 2-5 p.m. The show at Tatnuck Booksellers (18, Lyman St.) comes from Santo Domingo with the works of more than 35 artists from the Dominican Republic. The opening coincides with a photo show called "Dominicanos!", which is presently on display at the Westboro Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.
19th Century Architecture Stroll: 2-3 p.m. Join the Historical Society and cultural resource expert Chris Noonan of Preservation Services, Inc., to learn about Westborough’s 19th-century architecture, landscape and streetscapes. The walk will go northward on Church Street from West Main to Fisher Street. The tour will be interspersed with musical selections from the 19th century performed by Westborough’s own Luanne Crosby.
Historical Society Open House: 3 to 5 p.m. The Historical Society holds an open house at Sibley House, 13 Parkman St.
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