Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 7, 8, 9

Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton MA

Here is a list of events happening in our area this weekend, including many craft fairs, live theatre, a Craft beer tasting at Fruitlands, and a hands-on art workshop decorating Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton.

7-8 Friday 4pm–8pm; Saturday 9am–6:30 pm. Pumpkin Patch Food & Craft Fair at the Leominster United Methodist Church, 77 Hall St., Leominster. Enjoy a fried chicken dinner on Friday, roast pork dinner on Saturday — and in between, a fun family fair that includes a visit from Santa from noon to 2 pm on Saturday! Visit for details.
7-9 Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Autumn Joys - Standard Flower Show at Tower Hill. Enjoy color and artistry as garden club members present 60 floral designs, unique botanical arts and crafts, and educational displays. Featuring award winning specimens showing the best examples of plants grown in New England gardens and homes. - Free with regular admission. For more information, visit
7-9 Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm. New Players' Theater guild presents Arsenic and Old Lace. Tickets $15 general, $12 senior/student. Call 978-345-6570 or visit
7 Friday 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm. Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs at the Museum of Russian Icons. Hands-on art workshop decorating Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs (pysanky) for the holiday season. For more information, visit
7 Friday 6pm-8pm. First Friday Free event! Hosted by Leominster Art Center & Gallery. Meet artist of the month JoAnn Pellecchia & listen to music performed by Ken LeBlanc. Also, come and see the new look of the gallery and start your early Holiday Shopping! Light refreshments and good conversation are supplied. 45 Main St. Leominster.
7 Friday 8pm. Average White Band at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. $56.
8-9 Saturday-Sunday. New England Orienteering Club Troll Cup, a 2-Day Orienteering Classic A-meet. Come out and see! It is a competitive sport that combines trail running with a map and compass upon predetermined courses throughout the forest. Some courses are on clearly determined trails with orange and white flagged electronic controls. If you are a beginner please start on the "White Course". For more information, click here.
8 Saturday 9am-3pm. 36th Annual Narragansett Craft Fair at Narragansett Middle School, 464 Baldwinville Rd., Baldwinville. Start your holiday shopping at this popular fair featuring craftspeople from around New England! Take a chance at the coffee can auction and big ticket raffle, enjoy lunch in the café. Free admission, but visitors are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Pantry. Visit
8 Saturday 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm. Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs at the Museum of Russian Icons. Hands-on art workshop decorating Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs (pysanky) for the holiday season. For more information, visit
8 Saturday 9am-3pm. Craft Fair at the Grover Hermann Certer, 971 Main St., Lancaster. Crafters include pottery, jewelry, wood items, gift baskets, knitted items, Christmas decorations, candles, and more. Also Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, and Mary Kay. Admission is free.
8 Saturday 1pm-3pm. New Traditions for Thanksgiving at Tower Hill. Member: $35., Non-member: $45. Instructor: Liz Barbour. Learn the art of creating a Thanksgiving menu that is easy, artistic, and delicious. Liz will talk you through the best way to select your turkey: store bought or local, traditional turkey or heritage bird. She will then focus on important turkey preparation tips and demonstrate two of her favorite side dish recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your Thanksgiving preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Tastings included. For more information, call 508-869-6111x124.
8 Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm. Fall Leaf Rose Bouquets at Leominster Art Center. Visit for more information.
8 Saturday 3pm-5pm. Fruitlands' Second Annual Craft Beer Tasting. Taste a range of delicious New England ales and lagers from craft brewers while enjoying stunning autumn views of the Nashua River Valley and munching hors d'oeuvres from Fireside Catering of Gibbet Hill Grill. Arrive early and check out the museum. Stay later to roast marshmallows and gather around the Annual Bonfire. Members $45, Nonmembers $50, Designated Drivers $10. Hors d’oeuvres, museum admission, and bonfire included in ticket price. Must be 21 or older. For more information, visit
8 Saturday 6pm. Shirley Historical Society Annual Meeting at Center Town Hall, Pot Luck Supper, and Contra Dancing Open to the public.
8 Saturday 7pm. A concert honoring Fitchburg’s historical contributions over its 250 years will take place in the Fitchburg Armory, 14 Wallace Ave. Three historical, uniformed bands of the American Revolution, Civil War and World War II will perform music ranging from Revolutionary War marches to big band. Tickets for $10 will be available at the door.
8 Saturday 8pm. Sarah Blacker at the Bull Run in Shirley. For more information, visit
9 Sunday noon–5pm. Tenth Annual Bear Feast at the United Native American Cultural Center, 29 Antietam St., Devens (GPS use Ayer, MA). This free family-friendly event celebrates the bear going into hibernation. This is a ceremony, so women must wear a long skirt to cover their legs. The ceremony takes about an hour and a half, and the circle must not be broken. Pot luck dinner. For details, visit
9 Sunday 1pm-4pm. Italian Holiday Cooking at Tower Hill. Member: $35., Non-member: $45. The Holidays in an Italian family would not be complete without the traditional cookies served on large platters. The recipes are handed down from generation to generation. In this class you will learn to make, and will taste, Italian White, Chocolate Italian, Paparats (molasses spice) and Pizzelles (thin wafer) cookies. These are a few of Tosches family favorites that must be on that platter. Ciao! For more information, visit
9 Sunday 1:30pm. Gallery Talk with Silvia Lopez Chavez and Robert Gallegos at Fitchburg Art Museum. For more information, visit
9 Sunday 6:30pm. Swing Dance and Lessons at the Leominster Elks, 134 N. Main St., Leominster, with The O Tones. Dance2Swing presents beginner jitterbug swing group lessons at 6:30 and a swing dance at 7:30. Admission, $14. Visit or call 978-263-7220.

9 Sunday 8pm. Doyle Bromhall II at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley.