Friday, February 3, 2017

February 4, 5, 2017

Super Bowl Weekend!

Here are some great ways to have fun waiting for the New England Patriots to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday. Go Patriots!!

What’s Happening” 

February 3, 4, 5, 2017

3, 4, Friday and Saturday, Mass Appeal at Peterborough Players - Father Tim Farley, a popular, gregarious priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation, has his well-ordered world turned upside down by the arrival of Mark Dolan, a fiery, idealistic young seminarian. Mark challenges both Fr. Farley’s humorous sermons and some long held traditions of the Church leading to a conflict that raises difficult questions for both men: What is the price of honesty? How far do ends justify means? A close and oftentimes comedic friendship develops between the two, and when Mark faces a personal crisis at the seminary, Father Farley is forced to make a choice that will forever alter both their futures.  “A tender comedy about the meaning and power of both secular and religious love.” -The New York Times, Friday, 7:30, Sat., 2:00 and 7:30, 603-924-7585,

3, 4, 5, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Events at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Friday and Saturday - Riding On Insulin is a Utah-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower, activate and connect the global diabetes community through shared experience and action sports. The organization offers 1-day ski and snowboard programs in 15 locations throughout the United States, and also in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Saturday - KISS 108 Winter Games, Join the Kiss 108 Radio Street Team for a day of family fun activities from 11am-5pm. The day will start with games, prizes and giveaways outside then transition into the Coppertop Bar for some trivia and games for some apres ski fun! 
Clif Big Air Bag Comp, Join us for our first Air Bag event of the season! Prizes for best "Hang Time" and "Best Trick."
Saturday night - Midnight Madness, We're adding two extra hours of skiing and riding and lots of fun activities to the schedule on the first Saturday of February. We'll be open until midnight a DJ from 8pm-midnight, live music in the Coppertop from 8-11pm and snow tubing from 6-10pm! There will be fire pits to warm-up by and breakfast specials in the cafeteria!
Sunday - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, USASA Slopestyle Event, Join USASA for this one-day qualifying competition. Competitors are tasked with throwing their best set of tricks along the course while vying for a coveted spot in the national championships at the end of the season.

4, Saturday – Keene Ice and Snow Festival, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Square and Railroad Square, Keene NH - A day of family fun. Ice sculpting, train ride, s’mores, children’s crafts, face painting by Emily Sodders, live music, ice princess, snowman and penguin characters, warming station. Enjoy unique downtown shopping and lunch at one of many restaurants. Follow us on face book at Keene Ice & Snow Festival with current information.

4, Saturday, - The David Bromberg Quintet at The Bull Run Restaurant - “The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” - Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg - If you have never attended a David Bromberg concert, you're in for an unforgettable experience! He is one of the most engaging, indeed mesmerizing, of performers. The guitar virtuoso, bandleader and former session man and his band of masterful musicians will enthrall you with an eclectic mix of blues, country, jazz and folk that is impossible to classify. His eponymous 1971 debut included “The Holdup,” a songwriting collaboration with former Beatle George Harrison, who also played slide guitar on the track. David also met the Grateful Dead and wound up with four of their members playing on his next two albums. David has spent his life absorbing music from its surviving creators and their recordings so convincingly, while adding his own instrumental twists, that he has become a part of music tradition itself, as close to the source of American roots music as anyone alive. Folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, rock, jazz, you name it – he has become The Real Deal.

4, 5 Saturday and Sunday – Frozen Fruitlands, 12:00-5:00 p.m, - Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend! Every Saturday and Sunday, January through March, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our frozen hills and woodland trails. Then come warm up with us. There will be a toasty fire outside the visitor center and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker. Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Museum. Members are free, non-members $5.00, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard MA -

4, Saturday, Winter Carnival at Nara Park, 4:00-7:00 p.m., NARA Amphitheatre, 25 ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA – Snow or No Snow, It’s a GO!! Sledding and ice-skating (weather permitting), Bring your own skates. “Frozen” dance party, fire spinner, food vendors, marshmallow toasting and campfires, Acton Minutemen Encampment and musket volley, animal adventure show, annual broomball, kids soccer with super soccer starts, hot chocolate bar, and more! FREE admission.

4, Saturday – Winterfest at Rapscallion Brewery, 12:00-10:00 p.m. – Our annual Winterfest event featuring our 2017 Winterfest ale, food and live music from bluesman, Big Jon Short and bluegrass band Livestock. 195 Arnold Rd., Sturbridge MA –

4, Saturday – The 9th Annual “Some like it Hot Chili Cook-off” at Harvard Square – 1:00-2:30 p.m. The 9th Annual "Some Like it Hot Chili Cook-off" returns to Harvard Square on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 - a precursor to the Super Bowl! Join us for this fabulous, festive and FREE outdoor winter event! Come sample chili from Harvard Square's HOTTEST restaurants between 1:00pm - 2:30pm on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Florist, 31 Brattle Street). Taste them all and vote for your favorite! The restaurant with the most votes will be presented with the highly coveted Harvard Square Chili Pot! Participants include Beat BrasserieCrema CafeEl Jefe'sEn BocaGrendel's Den J.P. Licks , Manoa Poke Shop and The Sinclair. While you are there, enjoy Harvard Square favorites, Grooversity, as they pump up the crowd with their infectious and heart stopping percussion combining traditional Brazilian grooves like Samba and Axe with Funk, Rock, Jazz and even Hip Hop.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Rescom and Camp Cody. Go Patriots!!! - Free and open to the public.

4, 5 Saturday and Sunday, Winter in Bloom at Tower Hill Botanic Garden10:00-5:00 p.m. Professional Designers Weekend, Our first Winter in Bloom weekend features floral arrangements by professional designers. Experience the latest trends and witness the creativity of the area’s top floral designers. Join us for In Bloom: Creating and Living With Flowers author talk and book-signing with Ngoc Nihn Ngo on Saturday, February 4, 1pm. Free with admission; pre-registration required. Enjoy a Floral Design Demo with Foret Design Studio on Saturday, February 4, 2pm. Free with Admission. Walk-Ins Welcome.

5, Sunday – GO PATRIOTS!!!!!