Community News & Events

PRESCHOOL SCREENING FOR RESIDENTS OF STURBRIDGE: For 3 and 4 year olds. By appointment only. If you have concerns about your child’s development and would like your child screened call 508-347-7041 for an appointment. January 15, March 25. Early intervention will do developmental screenings for children birth to 3 years old. Call 508-765-0292 for an appointment.
DECEMBER 1 – HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG: Keep Homestead Museum, 35 Ely Road Monson, MA from 1:00 to 3:30pm. Tour the Museum; enjoy special button exhibits and a Holiday Sing-a-Long with Joe Wholley, flutist, and Gay Paluch, pianist. No admission charge. Refreshments served. Information: call 413-267-4137.
DECEMBER 5-8: FESTIVAL OF GIVING TREES:  Now celebrating its 22nd year, this four day family event is designed to be a holiday activity. The mission of the Festival is to raise money to help the the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and  fight the battle against breast cancer and to help fund cancer research. Over the past twenty years, the Festival of {Giving} Trees has raised and donated over $650,000 to these beneficiaries. Take in the over 100 uniquely decorated trees on display under one roof, and all the other special events planned.  Thursday, December 5, 2019*Opening Day- Premiere Tree Viewing: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Choral Premiere 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, St. John Paul II Parish, 446 Main Street- Southbridge. Friday, December 6, 2019 – Tree Viewing & Senior Citizens’ Day, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Friday Night Lights, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.  Saturday, December 7 – Children’s Day, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Sunday, December 8 – Final Day, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. LaSalle Reception Center, 444 Main Street, Southbridge. www.sparklingtrees.com for schedule of events.
DECEMBER 6 & 7 – WREATH & HOLIDAY GREENS SALE: The Southbridge Garden Club will hold their Annual Greens Sale. All Items sold are hand crafted by club members using fresh greens purchased locally or harvested from their personal gardens and nearby woods. Holiday items, including wreaths, centerpieces, roping, swags and arrangements will be offered. Bundles of greens will also be available for purchase. During the Green Sale there will be an opportunity to win a basket of holiday related items. Fri. Noon-7pm, Sat. 9am-2pm. Arts Center, www.QVCAH.org, 111 Main Street, Southbridge.
DECEMBER 7 – HOLIDAY CRAFT & GIFT FAIR: Charlton Public Library, 40 Main Street. Proceeds to benefit the Charlton Public Library. 9am-3pm.
DECEMBER 7 – CHRISTMAS FAIR: Christmas items, raffles, hand-made items, holiday gifts, food, baked goods, and more. 8am-2pm. Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main Street, 8am-2pm. Sponsored by the Golden Age Club.
DECEMBER 6-8, 14-15 – 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE & WREATH FESTIVAL: All proceeds benefit Palmer Historical & Cultural Center, 2072 Main Street, Three Rivers. Palmerhcc.org.
DECEMBER 7 – HOLLY BERRY CHRISTMAS FAIR:  9AM-3PM. Federated Church of Sturbridge & Fiskdale. Many vendors under one roof for all your holiday shopping. 508-347-3915.
DECEMBER 7 – GINGERBREAD FAIR: Gingerbread Fair – 9am – 3pm. Christmas Gifts, Wreaths, Ornaments, Cookies, Silent Auction, Jewelry, White Elephant, Plants, Luncheon, Door Prize – Charlton City UMC, 74 Stafford Street, Charlton. “Make the Gingerbread Fair a Family Affair.”
DECEMBER 7 & 8- WINGS OF SONG: Wings of Song-formerly the Quinebaug Valley Singers-inaugurates its new name with a program of American Christmas favorites from colonial times to the present. A huge variety of Christmas music will be on the chorus’s program-everything from 18th-century “fuging tune” settings of “While shepherds watched their flocks by night” to the original version of “Jingle Bells” (with a very different refrain from the one we’re used to) to an irresistibly jazzy “Sleigh Ride” to choral works for the season by three Wings of Songs members (Ted Bradley and Donna Duchesne of Woodstock, Conn., and Nym Cooke of Petersham, Mass.). 7:30 pm. Saturday – St. Joachim Chapel, St. Anne/St. Patrick Parish, Fiskdale (Sturbridge); Sunday -E lm Street Congregational Church, just outside the center of Southbridge. A freewill offering will be collected at both concerts; and, as always, the music will be followed by tons of yummy refreshments. Both venues are handicap accessible.
DECEMBER 8 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: All You Can Eat Buffet with all your breakfast favorites: Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, Corned Beef Hash, Fresh Baked Pastries and much more! First 24 kids get a special gift but all get a treat from Santa and Mrs. Claus. United Church of Christ, Fed., 4 Church Street, Webster. 7:30am-9:30am. Adults: $9.00, Children (12 and Under) $4.00.
DECEMBER 15 – A PULASKI ITALIAN CHRISTMAS: Includes meal (spaghetti, sauce, meatballs and garlic bread) and entertainment by the Pulaski Band. 5pm. Fellowship Hall, United Church of Christ, Federated, 4 Church Street, Webster, MA. $10.00