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Hitchcock Free Academy presents various programs throughout the year.  FMI online at

Mary Lane Hospital announces it's support and self-help groups for those facing major illness or stressful life changes.  FMI:

Tri-Parish Church of New Braintree, Hardwick, and Gilbertville is worshiping at The New Braintree Congregational Church. 3 Oakham Road in New Braintree.

Sept 17Sheng Dong: Music From Taiwan at 7:30, Bowker Auditorium, UMASS, Admission is $15, Seniors and 17 and under $10.

Sept 18:  Bulldozer Health Incorporated invites you to join us for TAKE BACK YOUR HEALTH, an informational presentation to be held from 6pm to 8pm at the YWCA ~ 1 Salem Square Worcester MA (next to the Library on Franklin Street). You will be able to speak with local alternative health care providers, and learn four easy steps to take back your health. Free HEALTHY REFRESHMENTS will be served.  For more information to attend (or healthcare providers interested in an event table).  email

Sept 18 FREE! “Cozy Corner” Scholastic Story Time at Hitchcock Free Academy on Thursday, September 18, 5:30 - 7pmDesigned for children ages 3 – 6, families get cozy and enjoy a story and free pizza together.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Cozy Corner is held the third Thursday of the month, throughout the school year, and is brought to you by Union 61 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Program.   For more information or to pre-register, call Patti Sinko at 508-867-2232; to find out more about Hitchcock Free Academy and other Union 61 programs at Hitchcock, visit or call (413) 245-9977. 

Sept 19:  Paul Winter Duo concert at 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMASS campus.  Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public; free for Music majors/minors 413-545-2511or

Sept 20: QQLA Paddle Kayak/Canoe Poker Run with registration at 10:30 and a noon start.  Begin and end at Quaboag Boat Ramp, Quaboag Street in Brookfield.  This is a approximate 5 mile paddle on North and South ponds.  $20 registration per enry, pre registration up to Sept 9 for $15 entry.  Prizes for the best five poker hands.  Refreshments at South Pond Beach, drawing spot #3 provided by Hobbit Hole Café in Brookfield. FMI

Sept 19 and 20:  Ware Community church, 8 South St, Ware, is hosting a women’s conference “Springtime In The Heart: New Life/ New Beginnings”  for the community. It is completely free of charge, and open to all women regardless of religious affiliation. (Sorry, no child care provided).   On Friday, from 7-9 for a dynamic miracle service. In her sermon entitled, “Born to Fly”, the keynote speaker will be speaking on God’s plan to restore hearts and lives into His original design for greatness. On Saturday from 10 am -5:45, starting with donuts and coffee. Including 2 main services, live worship directed by pastor and song writer, Angie Lebrun, several workshops dealing with contemporary women’s issues, miracle testimonies, and a free luncheon. For more detailed information I have attached the schedule.  Space is limited! Register for free by September 13th! FMI  or at, 413-967-7019.

Sept 25:  “Cooking with the Vienna” at Hitchcock Free Academy.   Discover the secrets and delicious delights of Austrian cooking with renowned Chef Jonathan Krach, proprietor of the Vienna Restaurant in Southbridge.  Fresh, nutritious fall cabbage is available; learn how to make a great sauerkraut, which is then used to create stunning Austrian dishes.  This one-evening class will be held on Thursday, September 25, 6:30 – 8:30pm.  The fee is $25 ($20 for Brimfield, Holland, Sturbridge, and Wales residents).  For more information, visit or call (413) 245-9977.   

Sept 25:  St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church invites the public to a Free Community Meal in the church hall on Romanian Ave, Southbridge, MA from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  The meal will consist of Salad, Homemade Meatloaf, Smashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Bread, Deserts and Beverages.  Come and sit around the table and break bread with friends and enjoy the warmth of our hospitality.  All Are Welcome.  For more information, please call the church office at 508-765-5276.

Sept 27: Join The Trustees of Reservations for our Annual “Sunrise Hike on Peaked”.  Meet at Peaked Mountain Tract Main Parking lot on Butler Road in Monson for 5AM.  We’ll have hot coffee and donuts to wake you up before we head to the summit for an amazing view of the sun rising over 3 states!  The hike up Peaked Mountain is easy/moderate and will take approximately 45 minutes.  Please bring a headlamp and/or flashlights, as it still might be dark as we start up the mountain!  Event is FREE for Trustees members; for nonmembers, a $5 donation is requested.  For more information and directions, please go to our website or contact Supt Josh Knox at 413-532-1631(ext 21) or email him at

Oct 4:  The Ware Fall Fest will be held  on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 3 pm. Start with a pancake breakfast with Real Oldies radio begins at 9 am and then enjoy the vendors, games, silent auction and music in Veteran’s Park,  the barbecue will be held at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion on Rt 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 5:30. The meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, salad and dessert. There is a cash bar and live music. The pavilion is handicap accessible and there is free parking.  Tickets are available at the Monson Savings Bank and Wilton Children’s Store or by calling 413-530-9486. The tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10 for seniors and children. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit for information on this year’s Fall Fest.

Oct 4: Converse Middle School are organizing a Trot for Technology 5K run and 2-mile walk to raise money for the purchase of laptop computers.  Check in will begin at 9:00 am at Palmer High School with the Race/Walk starting at 10:00 am. Cost to participate is $25 for runners, $15 for walkers and $10 for Converse Middle School student runners/walkers. Children 8 and under can walk for free. Event T-shirts will be available on the day of the race for $10.  Rain or shine.

Oct 11   The Cher & Friends Show  - A Tribute to 2 Legendary Stars...Cher (Lisa Carter) & Diamond (Charlie Lask)  Chicopee Moose Lodge #1849, 244 Fuller Road, Chicopee, MA   Tickets: $30/person for Prime Rib Dinner & Show, Cash Bar Available.  Call 413-592-6285 for tables & reservations - Doors Open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, Showtime 7:30-9:30 - DJ Dance Party to follow until 11pm

Oct 17:  A tag sale & Community-Wide Electronic Recycling Day will be held at baystate Mary Lane Hospital, 85 South St, Ware, from 9am until 2pm.  Tag sale items include used chairs, tables, desks and other office items.  Electronic items collected at no cost include old and/or non-working electrical devices such as radios, air conditioning units, toasters,phones, light fixtures, etc.  TV's and cRT's will be accepted for an $8.00 fee.  Both events, rain or shine, to be held in the parking lot near the rear of the Medical Office Building off Marjorie st.  For more info, contact Ryan Moore, Manager of Engineering at 967-2140.

Nov 14 - Fall Fest 2014 6-9pm  at the Gremio Lusitano Club, 385 Winsor St, Ludlow, MA  Tickets: $30  Call (413) 583-2072...Wine & Beer Tasting Event - Food - Raffles - Live Music by Eric Gulbrandsen.  Fundraiser for the Ludlow Community Center and Randall Boys & Girls Club  Sponsored by PV Financial Group
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