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The C.A. six tips of the day for Dec. 6

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor

Region – Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012.

On this day in 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor, creating a massive explosion. More than 1,800 people were killed and another 9,000 injured. For the last 40 years, the province of Nova Scotia has sent a Christmas tree to the city of Boston as a gesture of thanks for its assistance during that devastating tragedy.

On this day in 1907 a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W. Va. killed 362 miners.

And on this day in 1865, seven months after the end of the Civil War, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, banning slavery, was passed.

Born on this day – the late guitarist Randy Rhoads (1956); the late jazz pianist Dave Brubeck (1920, who died yesterday, Dec. 5); and director Judd Apatow (1967).

Here are six tips for the day -

The Shrewsbury Woman's Club will meet Friday, Dec. 7, at 12:15 p.m.? at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd. on Shrewsbury Common. The program will be “The Generations,” a barbershop quartet and a Chinese auction for scholarships.

http://communityadvocate.com/2012/11/16/shrewsbury-shrewsbury-womans-club-meets/

The Marlborough Historical Society's MetroWest Festival of Trees will be held Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough. The event includes a North Pole Play Land with rides, games, storytelling & more; Gingerbread Village; Dickens Village; Avenue of Wreaths; an expanded crafters; Santa Claus; and more.

http://communityadvocate.com/2012/11/02/marlborough-metro-west-festival-of-trees/

The Westborough Woman's Club Holiday House tour will be this Saturday, Dec. 8. For more information go to -

http://communityadvocate.com/2012/11/02/westborough-holiday-house-tour/

Explorer Post 85 will be hosting the 45th Annual Westborough Ski Swap this Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Hastings Elementary School. Equipment will include new and used downhill skis, boots and clothing, skates, and some cross country equipment. For more information go to:

http://communityadvocate.com/2012/11/09/westborough-annual-ski-swap/

The city of Marlborough is hosting a drive to collect items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. For more information on items requested and drop-off locations, go to the city's website and click on the link “Donations to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort”.

http://www.marlborough-ma.gov/gen/index

The town of Hudson will be holding a workshop, “Master Plan Forum: Housing & Economic Development” on Monday, Dec. 10. Residents are invited to this workshop.

http://www.townofhudson.org/Public_Documents/HudsonMA_BBoard/019F1B77-000F8513

 

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