NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – This week in Northbridge begins with a holiday - with schools and town offices closed - and ends with the annual Homecoming on Saturday with a full day of athletic events, fun activities and food at the Middle School on Linwood Avenue.
Monday, Oct. 8
Columbus Day: Schools, town offices and banks are closed for the holiday. Most retail business are open. Northbridge residents contract with private trash collectors and should contact their provider for holiday-collection schedule.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Health Screening Clinic: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurses Association, in cooperation with the Northbridge Board of Health..
Board of Health: 7 p.m. Meets in the Town Hall Annex, 14 Hill St., Whitinsville.
School Committee: 7 p.m. Meets in the media center at Northbridge High School, 427 Linwood Ave.
School Committee Budget Subcommittee: 6 p.m. Meets in the high school media center.
DPW Presentation: 10:30 a.m. Department of Public Works Director James Shuris and Highway Superintendent Rob Van Meter will discuss the town’s snow removal procedures and plans for a new DPW facility in a presentation at the Senior Center.
Varsity field hockey: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge High School girls varsity field hockey will compete against Grafton High School at Grafton.
Varsity golf: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity golf will play Grafton at home.
Varsity soccer: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity soccer plays Grafton at Grafton.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m. The commission will meet in the Town Hall Annex, 14 Hill St., Whitinsville. The public is invited
High School Student Council: 2:30 p.m. Meets in the health conference room at the high school.
Balmer School Council: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meets in the Balmer School.
Cross Country: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity cross country against Grafton at Grafton.
Cross Country: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge girls varsity cross coutry Grafton at Grafton.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Finance Committee: 6 p.m. The committee meets in Memorial Town Hall. The public is invited.
Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m. The board meets in the Town Hall Annex, 17 Hill St. The public is invited.
Special Ed Parent Advisory Council: 7 to 9 p.m. The Northbridge Special Education Parent Advisory Council joins Mendon-Upton, Blackstone-Millville Regional, Uxbridge, and Douglas in co-hosting a Basic Rights in Special Education presentation at Northbridge High School Media Center, second floor, 427 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville. The workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school; to decide their child’s eligibility for special education; and to plan, make decisions, and monitor their child’s progress in school. A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. You are welcome to attend any workshop in or outside of your immediate community.
Varsity golf: 3:30 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity golf against Uxbridge High School at Uxbridge.
Varsity soccer: 5:15 p.m. Northbridge girls varsity soccer against Millbury High School at Millbury.
Varsity soccer: 7 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity soccer against Millbury at Millbury.
Friday, Oct. 12
New play at Alternatives: “The Late Henry Moss” by Sam Shepard, presented by 4th Wall Stage Company, will be performed October 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 14 and 21 at 2:p.m. at the Singh Theater at Alternatives, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. Warning: This show contains graphic language and sexual content. Not recommended for anyone under 18. Tickets available online (online sales are final): 4thwallstagecompany.org $18, $16 for seniors and students. At the door: $20, $18 for seniors and students (65 and over and 22 and under). For reservations and information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 774-262-5675.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Homecoming: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Northbridge High School celebrates homecoming with a day of sport competitions that begin at 10 a.m. and a variety of booths and activities set up at the Middle School on Linwood Avenue.
Varsity field hockey: 10 a.m. Northbridge girls girls varsity field hockey against Hopedale in Northbridge.
Varsity football: 1 p.m. Northbridge vs. Hopedale at Lasell Field.
Girls varsity soccer: 5 p.m. Northbridge girls soccer vs. Grafton in Northbridge
Boys varsity soccer: 7 p.m. Northbridge boys varsity soccer vs. Bartlett at Northbridge.
CROP Hunger Walk: 8:30 a.m. The Blackstone Valley CROP Hunger Walk begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church next to the Whitinsville Town Common. The three-mile walk ends at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common. Walkers should seek sponsors from churches, neighborhoods and workplaces. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 9:a.m. Children are welcome and lunch will be served.
Bicycle auction: 9:30 a.m. The Northbridge Police Department will hold a bicycle auction at the Northbridge Police Department, 1 Hope St. Approximately 20 bicycles will be auctioned. They will be on display at 9:30 a.m. This auction is open to Northbridge residents. Bids will start at $5 and must be paid in cash.
Fall Family Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blackstone Valley Chamber of
Commerce Tourism Association’s Fall Family Festival and Craft Fair will be held outside the entrance to Southwick's Zoo in Mendon. Rain date is Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and discount tickets to the zoo will be available. The event
features a variety of demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and food concessions.