Soccer tryouts begin June 4
Ashland Youth Soccer Travel Program (U10 and above) tryouts for the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 travel teams begin on Monday, June 4. Anyone not registered by June 1 will not be able to participate in the tryouts. Please visit our or call 508-881-4764 for more information

Soccer tryouts begin June 4
Ashland Youth Soccer Travel Program (U10 and above) tryouts for the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 travel teams begin on Monday, June 4. Anyone not registered by June 1 will not be able to participate in the tryouts. Please visit our or call 508-881-4764 for more information

Rediscover Ashland Saturday, June 9
Rediscover Ashland is in its third year and is set for Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic Montenegro Square in Ashland. Sponsored by the Ashland Business Association, this event will feature many town businesses and community organizations as well as activities for the whole family. Expect games, giveaways, a chili cook off, music, balloons and more. In case of rain, plan for June 10. For more information visit

Fatima Shrine plans yard sales
Fatima Shrine, Rte. 126 in Holliston, will hold a yard sale and flea market, Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flea market spaces on paved parking area are $15 each. On Sunday, June 10, there will be a yard sale from noon to 3 p.m. with summer clothes and many useful items. Contact Claire at 508-435-3874

Chili contest at Rediscover Ashland
The Ashland Business Association and the Ashland Lions will co-sponsor the third annual Chili Contest as part of Rediscover Ashland 2007 on Saturday, June 9, at Montenegro Square. Chili tasting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1: p.m. For a $5 donation people will sample chili from area restaurants and vote for their favorite. So far chili contestants include: Catch 22 Restaurant, Marathon Deli, Nello’s Café, Pizza Mine, Stone’s Public House, Sunnyside Café, and TJ Spirits. Proceeds from the Chili Contest will benefit local charities. A trophy for the "Best Chili In Ashland" will be presented to the winning restaurant.

Strawberry Festival on the Green
The First Congregational Church, 725 Washington St. Holliston, will hold a Strawberry Festival on the Green June 10, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy delicious home made strawberry shortcake under the shade of the trees while you listen to community musical performances. Shortcake is $4. Beverages available also. Proceeds benefit the music programs of the church.

Sha’arei Shalom enrolling for Hebrew school
The Hebrew School of Sha’arei Shalom in Ashland is now accepting applications for the 2007 /2008 school year, pre-school through Grade 7. Prospective families from the MetroWest area are invited to tour the school by appointment. Sha’arei Shalom member and non-member rates are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 508-231-4700 or email to

Free concerts
Come and listen to the golden voice of Lou Ranieiri and his band at the Holliston Senior Center at 150 Goulding St., every Friday from 1-4 p.m. The concerts are free of charge.

Attention crafters and antiques dealers
The Holliston Historical Society’s 27th Annual Harvest Fair will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the society’s grounds at 547 Washington St., Holliston. Rain date is Sept. 30. Crafters and antiques dealers are invited to apply for a booth. Call 508-429-4876 for information and an application, or download from the events listing at

Moms group plans
kid’s item tag sale
The CTK Moms Group is holding their annual All Children’s Item Tag Sale at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 600 Central St., Holliston, on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes, toys, books, strollers, high chairs, swings, cribs, ride on toys, all items from birth to preteen available. All proceeds will benefit Christ The King. For more information or to donate items for the sale contact Meghan Umlauf at 617-233-1017 or

Have coffee with your state rep.
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro, D-Ashland, will continue to hold office hours on the third Friday of every month, from 8 to 9 a.m., at Sunnyside Café, 24 Front St., Ashland, and the same day from 9:05 to 10 a.m. at the Ashland Community Center, 162 West Union St.

Legion hosting meat shoots
The Ashland American Legion, at 40 Summer St., is hosting meat shoots every Friday at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. The event includes roast chicken, pork roast, sirloin steak, pork chops, prime rib roast, chicken breasts and lobsters. Also, win gift certificates to local business with lottery tickets and a 50/50 raffle. All profits go to community services. For more information, call 508-881-9887.

‘Against The Tide’ aids cancer research
Fifteenth annual Against The Tide one-mile swim, 2-mile kayak and 3-mile fitness walk to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition will be held at Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 23. This fun and inspirational day brings together swimmers, kayakers and walkers of all ages and abilities to join efforts with MBCC in eradicating the breast cancer epidemic. Each participant raises a minimum of $150 in contributions to benefit MBCC and may chose to participate in one, two or all three of the events. Visit to register or call 1-800-649-MBCC.

Recruits wanted for medical corps
The Board of Health is seeking volunteers to assist in emergency situations, when and if the town has to dispense vaccines or antibiotics, such as in the case of a flu pandemic or a bioterrorist event. The volunteers would be part of a new group called Medical Reserve Corps.
Volunteers are needed to provide a wide variety of tasks and medical and non-medical assignments.
Organizers are looking for help from residents who are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, medical technicians, and those who can work as greeters and registrars, security workers with traffic flow and parking, to help people get to the dispensing sites and as child care volunteers.
Training will be provided for all volunteers.
For more information, please call 508-881-0100 ext. 681, or send an e-mail to or write to the Board of Health at Town Hall, 101 Main St., Ashland, MA 01721.

Business group to meet
MassBay Ashland, a chapter of Business Network International (BNI), meets weekly on Tuesdays at the Ashland Community Center, 162 West Union St., from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Admission is free and coffee is served. For information or to make reservations to attend, please call Michelle Marshall at 800-758-0696. Individuals from all industries are welcome.

Wedding, function professionals meet
The ABC Wedding Network – a group of wedding and function professionals – meets at 6:30 p.m. at Rossi’s Restaurant, 270 Exchange St., Millis, dinner included. They meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Brian Ahronian at 508-429-7664.

Volunteers needed
The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for its Call Back Initiative. Volunteers will contact those who have previously called the Society to determine their ongoing needs for information and referrals to local resources and/or patient support programs. Training will be provided. Call 508-270-4667.

Eating disorders group meets at St. Cecilia’s
Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for recovery from overeating, anorexia and bulimia, meets at St. Cecilia’s Community Center on Esty Street, off Rte. 135 in Ashland, on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Join the Cultural Council
The Ashland Cultural Council is in need of five members with an interest in the arts. Each member will serve for three years.
Candidates must complete an online workshop prior to service.
Please fill out a talent bank form online and submit it to the Town Manager or contact the Town Manager’s office at 508-881-0100.
For more information please contact Suzanne Meeker at 508-881-4244 or e-mail her at

Contra dance monthly
For an evening of fun and something different, Medway Contra Dance is held the first Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church on School St. in Medway. Admission is $7, discount for under 18 years. Beginners, singles and couples all welcomed, No partner necessary. Please bring soft-soled shoes. Newcomers receive a discount admission to a future dance.
For more information, call 508 520-0156."
Contra is a form of country dance that evolved in New England, with roots in traditional French