Northborough Education Foundation

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Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

Team Trivia Night Raises $11,300 for NEF!

winnersForty-two teams matched wits at NEF’s 6th annual Team Trivia Night on March 27, which resulted in raising a record breaking $11,300.

Northborough Education Foundation (NEF)‘s Team Trivia Night was a battle through 5 rounds of questions including local history, politics, pop culture, science, and sports, but it was team Pigs Might Fly that had the winning score. This was a huge win as team Let’s Look it Up (aka The Librarians) has held the winning title for the past four years. Let’s Look it Up came in second place this year.

The event was held at Acacia at Indian Meadows in Westborough and was made possible by event sponsor Marlborough Savings Bank and event supporters Capital Environmental, St. Mary’s Credit Union, and realtor Karen Scopetski.

Participation in this year’s event increased substantially with 15 more registered teams than in 2014 and proceeds almost quadrupled. A silent auction was also held and assisted in the evening’s success.

Silent Auction!

Check out the auction items that will be up for bid at this year’s Team Trivia Night!

#1. Signed Julian Edelman Jersey

Your chance to own a piece of Patriots history! Full size blue jersey autographed by one of the stars of SuperBowl XLIX.

value: $500 | starting bid: $275 | minimum raise: $25


#2. One year membership to the California Wine Club

Discover artisan wines handcrafted by small California wineries that produce in such limited quantities that their wines can’t be found in local stores. Each month you will be introduced to a different winery, and receive: 2 handcrafted, award-winning wines, plus a guide to the winery and wines—delivered right to your doorstep.

value: $600 | starting bid: $200 | minimum raise: $25


#3. Design and Name Your Own Ice Cream Flavor at Trombetta’s

Work with the head ice cream maker at Trombetta’s to design your own flavor for the 2015 summer season—then choose just the right name for it. Receive 2 complimentary quarts of your custom ice cream (plus hot fudge and sprinkles!). Your flavor will be added to the Special Flavors Menu — the length of time it lasts there will depend on how successful it is!

value: priceless | starting bid: $40 | minimum raise: $20


#4. Dinner Party for 8

Enjoy a dinner party in your own home without any of the effort! Chef du Jour catering will come to your house to prepare your dinner party for 8! Includes 4 bottles of wine and a Wegman’s Gift Card for $100. (Additional grocery expenses will be at winner’s expense.)

value: $425 | starting bid: $100 | minimum raise: $25

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NEF Announces March Events

Something for the ladies, something for the family, and something for a group of friends.

The Northborough Education Foundation has three March fundraising events that will make you forget about all the snow we’ve had this winter.

Ladies Night Out:   NEF has teamed up with Northboro Local First, an effort by local, independent and small businesses to build and maintain a vibrant local economy in town.  These businesses are coordinating a monthly event series where a portion of their sales will be donated back to NEF.  The first is a Ladies Night Out, which will be held at the Purple Rose located at 140 Main Street, Northborough on Thursday, March 5  from 6 pm – 8 pm.   It will be a fun evening of casual shopping, mingling and special giveaways.  Be sure to follow the Facebook page, Northborough Local Ladies Night Out, to keep updated on each month’s special venue and event.

 Dinner at Romaine’s:  If all the winter shoveling has made you hungry, it’s time to treat yourself to dinner at Romaine’s on Sunday, March 8 between 5 pm and 8 pm.  Please mention NEF to your server and 15% of your food bill will be donated to NEF.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Romaine’s at 508-393-8889 or on line through  The restaurant is located in Times Square, 299 West Main St., Northborough and a kid’s menu is available.

Trivia Night:  There’s still time to form your team of 2-4 people to test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, history, and science.  Mark your calendar to be at Acacia at Indian Meadows, 275 Turnpike Rd., in Westborough on  Friday, March 27 – doors open at 7 pm, first question at 7:30 pm.  Cost is $140/team and $5 suggested donation at the door for spectators.

This year’s generous event sponsor is Marlborough Savings Bank.



Quiz Night becomes “Team Trivia Night”

For it’s sixth anniversary, NEF’s favorite annual event—Quiz Night—is getting a new name and a new location!

Now named “Team Trivia Night”, this event will still be the same low-pressure, fun social event you have always known. But this year it will be held at Acacia at Indian Meadows on Turnpike Rd. (Rte. 9) in Westborough.

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 27th and start thinking about those team names and (optional) costumes.  Click here for all the details—or here to register.

Introducing NEF Golden Apples

GoldenAppleSampleClassroom teachers, assistants, specialists, librarians, office staff, nurses, special educators. So many staff members in the Northborough Public Schools make a difference in your child’s learning experience.

Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) has launched its Golden Apple Program. Anyone wishing to honor and to show appreciation to any staff member can do so during the holidays or anytime throughout the year with a customized Golden Apple Certificate. Learn more.