ARC Events

There’s always something going on at the ARC! Join us for our next event and check this page often for updates.

ARC Awarded $60,000 Cummings Grant

The ARC is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The ARC will receive $60,000 over three years. This grant contributes to the sustainability of existing services provided by the ARC and creates an opportunity for growth.

As a small, local nonprofit the ARC relies on the generosity of those who support us and believe in our mission. Being recognized by Cummings Foundation is an honor and enables us to continue to provide the vital services to our community fulfilling our mission to deliver the highest quality services for persons suffering directly or indirectly from the disease of addiction with a vision that they might be recovered as personally fulfilled and self-sufficent, productiive members of society.

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, MA and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. Additional information is available at



2024 ARC Comedy Night Benefit

Friday, February 9, 2024


The ARC’s 13th Annual Comedy Night Benefit was held on February 9, 2024 at the Hudson Portuguese Club. Comedians performed to a sold out crowd of over 400 people! Click here to see the ARC sponsors. Over 50 raffle gifts were donated by local businesses. We are grateful to everyone who attend and donated to this vital fundraiser. We need you support to continue to provide these essential services. Thank you!


2024 ARC Golf Tournament

Friday, August 16, 2024

Juniper Hill Golf Course, Northborough, MA

The ARC’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held on Friday, August 16, 2024, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, MA. This event sells out quickly, so don’t delay in registering your foursome on this website. Sponorships are available to show your support of our vital mission. Tee Signs on the course recognize your donation. All details are on the 2024 ARC Golf Tournament page.

Recovery Dharma

If you’d like to host a Recovery Dharma meeting at the ARC, contact Abby at 508-485-4357.

Connect your recovery program to spiritual principles of Buddhism and the Dharma. Understand how the dharma teachings compliment your current recovery practice.
Seek out a spiritual path that is based on philosophy and the Buddha dharma.

To learn more about Recovery Dharma, visit

Highland City Striders Fireball Challenge April 16-30th, 2022

As runners, we get a close-up view of the trash that litters our roads. While we can’t stop people from littering, we can do our part and clean up the roads that we run. Since 2019, through this event, over 100 bags of trash were removed from the streets of Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding towns by the Highland City Striders and their families. Supporters pledged donations for the clean-up. We chose the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) as the recipient of the donations. The ARC has been a mainstay in Marlborough for nearly 50 years and they have outgrown their current building. We wanted the money to go towards their new home. This year we are holding the event from April 16th to April 30th. Please consider donating to this worthy cause! Let us runners do the dirty work!

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Addiction Referral Center
33 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

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Tuesday evenings we are open until 9PM