Community News & Events

MAY 18 – ASPARAGUS AND FLOWER HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Join West Brookfield in celebrating all things asparagus. Rain or shine. Live music, Artisans, “Clowning for Kidz”, Ed the Wizard, Asparagus Alley Food Court, Kids Activities, Frog Jumpin’ Contest, Local Growers, over 100 Vendors.  West Brookfield Town Common, 10am-4pm.

MAY 18-19 – CELTIC SPRING CONCERT: The Quinebaug Valley Singers present a program of songs and instrumental music titled “Celtic Spring.” Performances will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m. in St. Joachim Chapel at St. Anne/St. Patrick Parish, Fiskdale (Sturbridge), and on Sunday, May 19that 3:00 p.m. at the Elm Street Congregational Church in Southbridge.  These concerts are free of charge, though a freewill offering will be collected.  As always, yummy (free) refreshments will be served in the social hour after each concert.  Both venues are handicap-accessible.

JUNE 2 – STURBRIDGE SUMMER DOLL, BEAR & FOLK ART SHOW: A Spectacular Selection Dolls, Teddy Bears & Folk Art. This includes Antique, Collectible, Fashion, Barbie, Reborns & Original Artist Dolls & Bears From The 18th Century To The 21st Century…..Plus Vintage Clothing & Linens, Furniture, Doll Houses, Doll Parts, Miniatures, Toys, American Girl Clothing & Much More. Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main St., 10am-3pm. www.collinsgifts.com for more information.

JUNE 2 – STURBRIDGE DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES FESTIVAL: New England’s largest show and sale. Featuring artisans from US, France, Brasil and Canada. Workshops, period dollhouses and roomboxes, dollhouse furnishings and accssories, and more. 10am-4pm. Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main Street. See Your Hometown Shopper for $1 off admission.

JUNE 8-9, SPRING CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR: Fun-filled family day with over 50 vendors and live music. Bay Path Golf Course, 193 N. Brookfield Road, East Brookfield.

JUNE 30 – ALBANIAN DAY PICNIC: St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church will hold its annual Albanian Day Picnic on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., on the church grounds, 126 Morris Street, Southbridge, MA.The Albanian Day Picnic will feature shish-kabab, traditional pies, such as spinach, leek, sauerkraut, and squash, baklava, date-filled cookies, twist cookies, and other Albanian dessert specialties. Ethnic music will be provided by the Mosaic Ensemble. The public is invited. The picnic will be held rain or shine and admission is free. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CHARLTON SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS: June 18 (Tues) 3 Redneck Tenors – Musical comedy with downhome laughs and big city music -Davensport Yacht Club – $92.00; July 16 (Tues)   Lobsterbake at Fosters’s with Michael Minor singer, comedian, celebrity impressionist and ventriloquist performing – $99.00; July 25 (Thurs) Gloucester Harbor Lobsterbake Cruise- fabulous day on the water with two dance floors, indoor& outdoor seating and buffet (1 lobster each) $119.00; August 28 (Wed) Ultimate Tribute Show – Experience some of the greatest hits from some of the greatest entertainers of all times – Lake Pearl, Wrentham – $92.00; Sept 17 (Tues) Atlantic City Boys – Four dynamic lead singers perform an exciting mix of world class vocals and interactive comedy – Davensport Yacht Club – $92.00; Sept 24 (Tues) Simon Pearce Glassblowing Studio and King Arthur Factory – Fall foliage, tour glass blowing factory, and King Arthur factory after lunch – $119.00; Oct 9 (Wed) New Hampshire Turkey Train – Foliage train ride, Harts Turkey Farm Luncheon, Mystery stop and sightseeing – $99.00; Nov. 14 (Thurs) Ricky Nelson Remembered – Ricky Nelson’s twin sons perform their father’s hit songs – Venus DeMilo, Swansea $95.00; Dec 3 (Tues) Johnny Mathis Christmas Tribute – Ultimate tribute to Johnny Mathis with Christmas songs and some of his biggest hits – Davensport Yacht Club -$92.00. Pick up is from St. Joseph’s Church 10 H Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton. Trip Coordinator Dotti Murphy – Please call 978-424-7010.

CHARLTON SENIOR CENTER OVERNIGHT TRIPS: June 9 – 11 Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor & Arcadia National Park – 3 days, 2 nights – $459pp double, $599 single; Sept 20 – 22 Lake George Balloon Festival – 3 days, 2 nights -$449pp double, $599 single. Please call Dotti Murphy at 978-424-7010 for details if interested in any trips.