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Today is October 23, 2016

Leominster, MA 01453

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

  • | 4:30pm - 7:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, surrogate, disability, special education, children and youth, advocacy, IEP
    - Volunteer to Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

    Are you interested in supporting students in your community?
    You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

    SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complains or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.
    RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout the state where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. Register to attend this training or visit our website at click for details to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.  

    Registration is required.

    You can register online at click for details or contact Danielle Hardin at or 617-399-8342. (PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.)
    Edesia Café (Nu Café) Conference Room
    486 Chestnut St #2 Gardner MA 01440
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:38PM, EDT.

Monday, October 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts.
    Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into
    jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and whip up a special meal for their loved ones. Barbecues not allowed!
    For information visit click for details

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Oct 7, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Monday, November 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 8:52am, EST.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Middlesex, events, networking, chamber, cancer
    - Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016
    5:30 - 8:00 PM
    Hosted by Westford Regency
    Littleton Road
    Westford, MA

    BUY TICKETS or 978-263-0010

    Participating Vendors!
    Aaronap Cellars
    Annie’s Gluten Free Bakery
    Bridges by EPOCH
    Burton's Grill
    Concord's Colonial Inn
    Concord Teacakes
    Cruise One
    Evviva Cucina
    Golden Girl Granola
    Great Road Kitchen
    Papa Razzi Trattoria
    Rapscallion Table & Tap
    Westford Regency
    Whole Foods Market
    ...and many, many more!

    “Light Up Middlesex”
    A collaborative initiative with the American Cancer Society at the Taste of Middlesex.
    Help us illuminate HOPE by dedicating a luminaria.

    Advance Ticket: $28 (by 11/14)
    Day of Event Ticket: $35 (on 11/15)

    *Group Discount Special:
    5 tickets for $100 (by 11/14)
    * Only multiples of 5
    Thank you to our corporate sponsors and event sponsors: CareOne at Concord, Emerson Hospital, Middlesex Savings Bank, Westford Regency, Cambridge Savings Bank

    Westford Regency
    Littleton Road Westford MA 01886
    Kathleen McDonald 978.263.0010
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Comedy; Performing Arts
    - Friday November 25th, The Bull Run in Shirley, MA welcomes comedian Paula Poundstone. “I'll be at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA. Surely, I jest” says Poundstone.

    Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat," she says magnanimously, "you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that. "Paula tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. Writes Nick Zaino with the Boston Globe: "You know she’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one -- there's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.” Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics. "With the exception of that one time," Paula claims.

    The talents of this brilliant humorist extend beyond standup comedy, but stop short of yodeling. In 2016 Paula voiced the character "Forgetter Paula" in Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award winning animated feature film, INSIDE OUT. In June 2016, her first double-live CD, "NORTH BY NORTHWEST: PAULA POUNDSTONE LIVE!" (HighBridge) debuted at #1 on both Amazon’s “Hot New Releases – Non Fiction” and “Comedy CD” lists, and charted on Billboard’s Comedy Albums. The CD was recorded at performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI and the Aladdin Theatre in Portland, OR. Says Paula, “It’s a joyous romp through a field of cheeseheads and hipsters.” Paula is also an author. Her second hardcover book (Algonquin Books), will debut on May 9, 2017. An avid reader, Paula is a staunch supporter of our nation's libraries and in 2006 the American Library Association invited her to become the national spokesperson for United for Libraries, a post she holds to this day. United for Libraries is a grass roots support group with members across the country who raise much needed funds for their local libraries. In July this year, Paula appeared on the hit television drama, MAJOR CRIMES. She has also done commentaries for CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

    Paula has never been one to brag, "except," she says, "when I'm alone," but since this is her bio, and we are supposed to tell you something about her, over the years Paula has amassed a list of accolades and awards that stretch the length of a great big tall guy's rm. In 1992 she became the first woman to share the stage with the President and host the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner, a role not until then offered to a woman in its seventy-two year history. Only four other women have followed in her pioneering footsteps. That same year, she rocked the comedy establishment when her HBO special, CATS, COPS AND STUFF won the Cable ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy Special -- the first woman to ever receive that award. Her second special for HBO, PAULA POUNDSTONE GOES TO HARVARD was the first time the elite university allowed their name to be used in the title of a television show. Paula is included in Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time – comments Paula: "Especially meaningful because lots of other Neanderthals were overlooked.” -- and she won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic -- Paula: "They ran out of people to give it to." She has guested on late night talk shows, several television specials, and Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Still, Paula considers her greatest achievement being a Mom of 3 children. She lives in Santa Monica where she also has 2 dogs, 14 cats, and one ant left from her ant farm.

    For more info visit
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    Watch Paula on Craig Ferguson: click for details
    Don’t miss Paula’s new ‘double live’ CD, North by Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live! click for details mp3 v#1 click for details v#2 click for details

    Showtime: 8:00PM / Visit: click for details
    The Bull run is located at 215 Great Rd. Shirley, MA 01464
    The Bull run
    215 Great Rd. Shirley MA 01464
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. For more information visit click for details

Monday, November 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas season.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:18AM, EDT.
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