Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 28, 29, 30, 2017

Sheep shearing this week at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

“What’s Happening”

April 28, 29, 30

28, 29, 30 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Events at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston MA - Friday, Healing with Nature: Forest Bathing 9:30-12:30; Family Story time, 11:30-12:00; Arbor Day Tree Walk, 1:00-2:00, Saturday, African Violet Show and Sale, 10:00-5:00; Sunday, African Violet Show and Sale, 10:00-4:00; DIY Herbal Gifts, 1:00-3:30; Sunday Afternoon Tour, 2:00-3:30. Call 508-869-6111 or visit for more information.

29, Saturday – Craft Brew Race Worcester, The Craft Brew Races return to Worcester for the third year! Over 1,400 craft brew lovers ran with us in 2016! Join us for a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival and one unforgettable experience. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the timed 5k thru Downtown Worcester. The post-race beer festival will be held outside on the historic Worcester Common in front of City Hall. For more information visit

29, Saturday – Shin-Rin Yoku Forest Breathing Guided Sanctuary Walks at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton, MA 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fee: $3.50 Adult Members, $4.50 Adult Nonmembers, $2 Child Members, $3 Child Nonmembers - Learn to connect with natural world in healing, calming, grounding, and replenishing way through a series of gentle guided walks with Dr. Roxanne Daleo, a renowned health educator specializing in relaxation and stress reduction. Look to the wisdom of nature for effective ways to relax and invigorate yourself. Leave with conscious methods to relive the relaxed experience when you are away from nature or feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed. Slow down and breathe in the “medicine” of nature. This program is suitable for children and adults. All are welcome. For more information and to register, call 978-464-2712. Sponsored by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.

29, Saturday – Sheep Shearing Open House at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton, MA 1:00-4:00 p.m.  - Sheep grazing led to the development of many meadows on the sanctuary, and our current team of munchers help us maintain open habitat for wildlife. Meet Finch, Monarch, Taggley, and the rest of the flock. Learn how sheep are sheared and how those fleeces eventually become warm hats and mittens. Local vendors and crafters, kid's activities, and more! Call 978-464-2712 or visit for admission prices and hours. 

29, 30, Friday and Saturday - Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, 10:00-5:00, Nine western Mass potters will open their studios to the public for the 13th Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. This free springtime event showcases the work and working environments of a group of nationally known makers, along with guest potters from around New England and beyond. Visitors will find tableware of all kinds, sculpture for the garden, and architectural tiles in styles ranging from historical to contemporary, made in work spaces that include restored barns, factory buildings, and small-town storefronts. New guest potters and new work by the host potters make for a tour that changes every year and reflects the vibrancy and diversity of handmade ceramics. All nine studios will have work for sale, and several will offer demonstrations during the weekend. The tour will be open from 10-5 both days, and welcomes families and visitors of all ages. Visit for more information.  

30, Sunday - Frederick Historical Piano Concert Series present pianist, Junghwa Lee playing Debussy, Préludes, Book II; two Fauré Nocturnes; and Albeniz, El Polo, from Iberia, Book III, on the 1877 Erard, Paris. Pianist Junghwa Lee, a native of Korea, performs actively in solo recitals, chamber concerts and lecture recitals, and has frequently appeared in concerto performances as a soloist including those with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Salina Symphony Orchestra, Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra among others. She has presented solo performances in Korea, Holland, France, Hungary, Romania, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including appearances at the Arts Center Concert Series at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, Shenyang Music Cultural Exchange Exhibition Between China and Foreign Countries Festival in China, Beethoven 32 Sonatas Recital Series in Singapore, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center and her New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a winner of Artists International’s Special  Presentation Award. 4:00 p.m., Ashburnham Community Church, 84 Main St., Ashburnham MA – Admission, $10.00 for adults. Students are free. Call 978-827-6232 or visit for more information.