|Brattleboro Vermont's BaconFest|
September 11, 12, 13
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Peterborough Player’s present The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge - In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodge’s praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union - September 11 and 13, 8:00 p.m.; Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m. Tickets $39.00 ea. www.peterboroughplayers.org. 603-924-7585
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – New Player’s Theatre Guild presents Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott - When Sam Hendrix carries a doll across the Canada-US border, he sets off a chain of events that will lead to a terrifying ordeal for his blind wife, Susy. The doll was stuffed with heroin and when it cannot be located, its owner, a Mr. Roat, stages a piece of theatre in an attempt to recover it. He arranges for two con men, Mike Talman and a Mr. Carlito, to scare Susy into telling them where the doll is hidden. Talman pretends to be an old friend of Sam's while Carlito pretends to be a police officer. Despite their best efforts they make little headway as Susy has no idea where the doll might be, leading Mr. Roat to take a somewhat more violent approach to getting the information from her. September 11, 12, 7:30 p.m., September 13, 2:00 p.m. - 15 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg, Reserve tickets by calling 978 345-6570 or go to nptg.org
Tickets $15 general / $12 student and senior
Saturday and Sunday - 18th Annual Musicfest at Wachusett Mountain - noon- 6 p.m.
Back this year to a 2-day event!! Voted “Best Local Music Festival” at the Worcester Music Awards - MusicFest features 5 bands on 2 stages along with a Mountainside BBQ, our traditional BEER-FEST-OF-ALE, a Classic Car Show presented by the Pike FM on Sunday, local craft vendors and our Scenic Summit SkyRide. www.wachusett.com, 499 Mountain Rd Princeton MA 01541 – Tickets $30.00
Saturday, Brattleboro BaconFest! Guilford Fairgrounds, Brattleboro VT. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bacon, blues and brews will be featured at this second annual family-friendly festival! Local vendors will showcase their mouthwatering bacon recipes. Brattleboro's own Whetstone Station will pour their craft beer, and the Mark Manley band will provide the Blues. The day will begin with the Hog Jog, a 5K and 10K race. This event is sure to sizzle! Look for brattleborobaconfest on Facebook. 802-254-4565
Saturday, Shirley Historical Pub Crawl - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm - On Saturday September 12th, the Shirley Historical Society will be sponsoring a guided tour of the locations of 21 drinking establishments around the town. One drink will be provided with the $15 price of the ticket and an opportunity to purchase other drinks or a meal will be provided at the end of the tour. Besides eating and drinking, taverns and nightclubs also provided a place for people to meet with friends, to hear the latest news, and to discuss matters of local importance. To take part, pub-crawlers MUST reserve their spot by paying in advance, either at the Shirley Historical Society Museum – Mondays or Saturdays between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm or at the Shirley Historical Society table at the Shirley Center Farmer’s Market – Thursdays from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, call 978-425-9328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday - Tori/Finnish and Scandinavian Marketplace, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The annual “Tori”, a marketplace featuring Finnish and Scandinavian wares, will be held at Fitchburg’s Saima Park. Vendors will also be selling baked goods and crafts, and the Raivaaja Bookstore will have books and music. Live music will lend a festive feel to the day. Hungry shoppers can treat themselves to beef stew, hot dogs, arctic berry sundaes, and Finnish coffee bread. The Library/Museum at the Finnish Center at Saima Park will be open. Saima Park is located at 67 Scott Rd in Fitchburg. www.saima-park.org.
Sunday, September 13 – Holy Cross Family Festival, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Holy Cross Family Festival will be held from 11-3pm at the Otter River Sportsman Club, Lord Road, Templeton. Fun for the whole family. Tom’s Famous Chicken served noon – 2 pm; call 978-632-2121 for tickets, $8 adults, children/seniors $7.