There are some wonderful events happening in our area this weekend, including a Farm Fresh Festival at Wachusett Mountain and Full Moon Canoeing with Nashoba Paddler.
27, 28, 29, 30, Pick your own apples at Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St., Leominster MA.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Farm stand will be open for Pick your own apples, raspberries, and blueberries. www.sholanfarms.com.
27, 28, 29, 30 Peterborough Players Present, Stella and Lou, A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham - Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. When Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion, they wrestle with the realities of aging, loneliness, loss and dreams unrealized. With humor and warmth, the two come to grips with their past, present, and possible future together. Thurs. 7:30, Friday and Sat., 8:00, Sunday 4:00. www.peterboroughplayers.org.
29, 30 Saturday and Sunday – Farm Fresh Festival at Wachusett Mountain. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This two-day festival will feature a two-day Farmers’ Market, A Craft Fair, Music, Family Entertainment, Cooking Demonstrations, A Local Wine Growers Competition, Agricultural Demonstrations, Workshops, Contests and much more! See attached flyer for more information. Cost: $7.00 www.wachusett.com
29, Saturday – 9:30 a.m. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens Feature Ms. Thrift’s Savory Herbal Kitchen. Join herbalist Betsy Williams for a morning of hands-on herbal learning and savory tasting followed by a delicious herb flavored lunch! Learn how to harvest and preserve fresh herbs, then how to use those herbs, fresh and dried, to enhance the flavors of ordinary condiments in ways that add savory layers of flavor to everyday family meals and also become special gifts to friends and family! It’s simple, fun and very satisfying! Betsy will demonstrate how to create delicious, savory herb butters, vinegars, mustards and herb salts as well as three types of pesto. Students will sample each condiment and then make a pint of herb vinegar, container of herb butter and bottle of herb salt to take home. For lunch we will make a tangy white bean salad that we will enjoy on a bed of locally-sourced greens dressed with extra virgin olive oil and herbed vinegar then finished with a creamy Bulgarian feta cheese and a drizzle of mint pesto. Fresh baguettes with herb butter, lemonade with mint and lemon balm and a bit of sweet dessert will round out our herbal luncheon. After lunch, all are invited to take an optional walk with Betsy through Tower Hill’s beautiful herb and vegetable garden. Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A gardener and herb grower since 1972, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral and gardening skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. Betsy is the author of several books on the uses and stories of herbs and flowers. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel and greater Boston cable stations as well as local and national radio talk shows. Betsy lectures and teaches locally and nationally. Member $75 Non-member $90 www.towerhillbg.org.
29, Saturday – Full Moon Canoeing at Nashoba Paddler – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Set out by canoe at dusk and as darkness approaches, watch the moon rise, being on the lookout for owls, beaver, bats, and other night life. After some delicious refreshments, we'll return following the moon's ribbon of light. Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 5 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $40pp-canoes only. Refreshments included. www.nashobapaddler.com