Thursday, February 5, 2015

What's Happening Feb. 6, 7, 8, 2015

Floral arrangement at Tower Hill Botanical Garden

Whether you want to play in the snow, or stay warm inside, there is a lot happening in our area this weekend to satisfy just about everyone. Check out the list below which includes a dinner theatre at the Old Mill, free snow-shoeing or cross country skiing at Saima Park, fabulous guitarist at the Bull Run, and a floral arranging class at Tower Hill.  If you have cabin fever, this weekend you might just find the cure and have some fun!

6 Friday 1pm. Talk and Book-Signing at Tower Hill. Join Jan Johnsen, author of Heaven is a Garden, for a talk and learn new ways to create a place of peace and contentment outdoors. Free with admission. For more information, visit
6 Friday 6pm-8pm. Leominster Art Center & Gallery First Friday Event, free & open to the public! Artist of the month-Amy Vaillancourt. Live music by Local Musician-Ricky Hillson. Visit for more information.
6 Friday 7pm. Fundraiser for New Player's Theater guild at Studio Q - 509 Electric Avenue, Fitchburg. Instructor Julie Quirk has offered her time to teach ZUMBA at her studio. As this is a fundraiser, the hour long class will cost $20. Girls and women aged 12 to 100 are welcome.
6 Friday 7pm. Dinner Theater Mystery Comedy at the Old Mill: Gangsters in Love. Dinner and Show - $40 per person. Please call 978-874-5941 for tickets and reservations. Cash Bar Available. For more information, visit
6 Friday 7:30pm. GALA Coffee House, A Night Out. Acoustic Music & Song. The next show will feature Cosmic Moxa. This is an alcohol free event. Refreshments will be available. 205 School Street, Gardner. All are welcome! $5 donation at the door. Facility is wheelchair accessible.
6 Friday 8pm. Albert Lee Band at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. Eric Clapton called Albert Lee, “The greatest guitarist in the world.” Known for his lightning speed playing, Albert has played with some of the biggest names in the business. Albert is just plain stunning live.
7 Saturday 11am-noon. Floral Arrangement at Tower Hill. Learn the fundamentals with floral designer Marisa McCoy. Free with admission. For more information, visit
7 Saturday 10am-2pm. Let it snow! Depending on snow conditions, our ski trails will be open FREE to the public. Cross country ski or snowshoe. (A limited supply of ski equipment will be available on a first-come basis.) Refreshments for sale. Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd., Fitchburg. For more information visit
7 Saturday 10am-3pm. Get to know Petersham’s landscapes and its unique history during this snowshoe hike of The Trustees of Reservation’s Swift River Reservation (SRR). Noted local naturalist and historian, Bob Clark, will provide fascinating insights to the property and its history! Children are welcome! Morning Hike, Bonfire Lunch (Bring your own lunch to enjoy around the fire!), and an Afternoon Hike. For more information, contact Dick O’Brien at 978-537-2377.
7 Saturday 1pm. Keepsake Annuals at Tower Hill. Learn about the best old-fashioned annuals with Barbara Pierson of White Flower Farm. Free with admission. For more information, visit
7 Saturday 2pm-4pm. Valentines Day Card Making with Deana Mezoued at Leominster Art Center. Visit for more information.
7 Saturday 8pm. Rory Block, five time Blues Music Award winner, at the Bull Run. For more information, visit
8 Sunday 1pm-4pm. Wildlife Tracking with David Brown at Northfield Mountain. For ages 16 and older. Fee: $18 with snowshoe rentals. Pre-register by calling 800-859-2960. Join author and tracker, David Brown for an afternoon delving into the art of wildlife tracking. This program will take place snow or no snow and if we are open for skiing, snowshoes are required. Bring water, snacks, wear wind pants or gaiters and dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving. Warm footwear is essential.

Beating the Winter Blues