May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sturbridge Historical Society Meeting May Meeting

The Sturbridge Historical Society meeting will be held on Thursday May 24th at the Publick House Historical Inn on Sturbridge Common.  The guest speaker will be Dennis Picard; retired director of the Storrowtown Village Museum in West Springfield, Ma on the history of Ice Harvesting and the natural ice industry in New England.

The commercial harvesting of ice from New England ponds and lakes for export began in the first decade of the 19th century. By the end of that century ice harvesting was the 9th largest industry in the United  States employing tens of thousands of workers in New England alone and producing hundreds of thousands of tons of block ice annually.

Dennis Picard has been demonstrating the ice harvesting trade for more than twenty years at museums and environmental education centers. He will display some of his antique tools of that trade including several invented in Massachusetts.  He will share the interesting tale of this once massive enterprise that is now fading from our collective memory.  Dennis also invites and guides would-be ice harvesters to try their   hand at working  with some of his antique implements, including a “pond saw” and the breaker bar.  Dennis Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for forty years. He began his career at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Ma, in 1978, where he eventually spent twelve years filling various positions including lead interpreter, researching and designing many public programs which are still offered by that institution today.  He also served on the staff of Hancock Shaker Village as a historic trade craftsman and site interpreter. Dennis is the recipient of various grants that allowed him to serve as project coordinator for research and implementation of programs and events at several historic sites and museums.  He has held the position of Assistant Director and Director at several sites including Fort Number Four in Charlestown, NH, the Sheffield Historical Society in the Massachusetts Berkshires and has recently retired after 27 years at Storrowtown Village Museum in West Springfield,MA. This academic year he will be teaching “Museum Studies& Historic Site Interpretation” at Westfield State University.  

Historical Society meetings are free of charge with dessert and meeting room provided by Michael Glick, Publick House Innkeeper. Our sincere thanks go out to Mr. Glick.

Society annual dues are $10.00 which help to support the cost of speakers.  Meetings are held September through May on the fourth Thursday of the month except November and December. November meeting is held on the first Thursday in December.
All meetings start at 7:00 pm. Public is welcome.

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XtraMile                                                   Special Olymipics of MA
May
27
8:00 AM08:00

XtraMile Special Olymipics of MA

Xtra Mile is an Official Charity Partner of Boston's Run to Remember!!

Be a part of the 1st Xtra Mile team to run in Boston's Run to Remember!

Members of the Xtra Mile team will receive:

  • Xtra Mile Shaker/Water Bottle
  • Limited Edition Xtra Mile Sunglasses
  • An official team singlet to wear on race day

Members of the team are also eligible for fundraising incentives if they go above and beyond the fundraising minimums!
Our team has bibs for the
Half Marathon and 5 Mile Race.
Apply today through our online application!!

For more information about this race contact

xtramile@specialolympicsma.org

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Third Spring Concert                              Brimfield Area Master Singers
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Third Spring Concert Brimfield Area Master Singers

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Brimfield Congregational Church
20 Main Street
Brimfield, MA  01010

 

Our show will feature songs made famous by--or at least associated with--particular people; for example we have a Johnny Mercer signature tune many will sing along to.  Our audiences will find old favorites and new discoveries in our spring concert.  While the Concert is FREE, a donation is suggested as it helps pay the cost of new music and is much appreciated.

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21st Annual Charity Golf Classic             Venture Community Services
Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

21st Annual Charity Golf Classic Venture Community Services

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21st ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

Friday, June 15th
Registration at 8:00 AM     Shot Gun Start at 9:00 AM

Blissful Meadows Golf Club, Uxbridge

Mark your calendar for one of the best golf events of the summer!

We hope you can join us at our 21st Annual Golf Event Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the programs and services offered at Venture.

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Historic Drover's Roast                                            Salem Cross Inn
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Historic Drover's Roast Salem Cross Inn

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Join us for our popular Drover's Roast outdoor dining event, where we prepare a 1700's American trailside feast recalling the days of John Pynchon, the colonies' first cattle drover.  Experience our version of the Drover's Roast as we prepare the feast as you watch; hand rubbed prime ribs of beef with an age old recipe of spices are slowly roasted for hours over a huge fire pit; fritters are made by hand and cooked; chowder of the sea is slow-cooked in cast iron cauldrons over open fires.

These are just the beginning of an endless feast (eight tables long!) including other seasonal entrées and a large variety of hot and cold vegetable dishes. After your feast it's time to enjoy an assortment of delightful baked goods and fresh. home baked shortcake or pies topped with real whipped cream.

As if the feasting weren't enough, there are festivities you can enjoy throughout the day; enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, music and other live entertainment, demonstrations by period crafts people, a Cow Puncher Drink, and more! 

FESTIVITIES begin at 1:00 pm.

FEASTING begins at 2:30 pm

$65.00 per Adult

CLICK HERE for more details and on line reservations

or Call 508-867-2345

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Falmouth Road Race Team                    Special Olympics 2018
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Falmouth Road Race Team Special Olympics 2018

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Falmouth Road Race

August 19th, 2018
Be a part of the 2018 Xtra Mile Falmouth Road Race team!
Members of the Xtra Mile team will receive:

  • FREE Entry into race
  • Xtra Mile Shaker/Water Bottle
  • Limited Edition Xtra Mile Sunglasses
  • Official Xtra Mile training gear
  • An official team singlet to wear on race day

Run 7 miles along the scenic Cape Cod coastline while supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts!
Apply today through our online application!!

 

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 Boarding with the Bixbys                       Old Sturbridge Village
Sep
8
to Sep 22

Boarding with the Bixbys Old Sturbridge Village

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$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on the above which will take you to the OSV site where you can chose an available days for September 2018 for your stay and the menu.

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...

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The Rick Hoyt Sturbridge Half Marathon
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Rick Hoyt Sturbridge Half Marathon

Sturbridge Presents a Half-Marathon Honoring Rick Hoyt!

The Rick Hoyt Sturbridge Half Marathon

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The Town of Sturbidge is proud to be presenting a half-marathon road race to honor Sturbridge resident and ESPN's ESPY Award Winner, Rick Hoyt!

Click here for On Line registration

 The event will be held on  Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery of historic Sturbridge on this first ever half-marathon to honor Rick Hoyt.  This event was recommended by the Sturbridge Special Events Subcommittee as a way of bringing new and exciting events to the Town of Sturbridge.

This should be a great time for all.  If you have questions about the event or wish to participate, please contact Kathy at Team Hoyt   - email TeamHoyt73@gmail.com

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Dog Days @                                           Old Sturbridge Village
Nov
3
to Nov 25

Dog Days @ Old Sturbridge Village

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
This Event is on the following weekends:  11/3 - 11/4, 11/10 - 11/11, 11/17 - 11/18, 11/24 - 11/25

Museum Hours Daily Open 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.

CLICK HERE for details and Dog Policy for the Museum

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Boarding with the Bixbys                        Old Sturbridge Village
Nov
3
to Nov 17

Boarding with the Bixbys Old Sturbridge Village

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$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on the above which will take you to the OSV site where you can chose an available days for November 2018 for your stay and the menu.

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...

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14Th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting         Venture Community Services
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

14Th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Venture Community Services

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14TH ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING

Thursday, November 8th
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Oliver Wight Tavern @ OSV

Co-hosted with Ted's Package Store

 

We are proud to be in our 14th year hosting this exciting event with Ted's of Charlton.  Join us and sample a variety of beer, wine, vodka, cider, whiskey and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our extensive silent auction. Enjoy a night out while supporting our mission - SIP, SAMPLE & SUPPORT!

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Second Performance for the Season      Brimfield Area Master Singers
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Second Performance for the Season Brimfield Area Master Singers

May 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.  @ Palm Cultural Historical Cultural Center  , 2072 Main St., Three Rivers, MA

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Our show will feature songs made famous by--or at least associated with--particular people; for example we have a Johnny Mercer signature tune many will sing along to.  Our audiences will find old favorites and new discoveries in our spring concert.  While the Concert is FREE, a donation is suggested as it helps pay the cost of new music and much appreciated.

 

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First Date For Spring Concert                 Brimfield Area Master Singers
May
15
7:00 AM07:00

First Date For Spring Concert Brimfield Area Master Singers

St. Patrick's Church
22 Green St, Monson, MA 01057

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Our show will feature songs made famous by--or at least associated with--particular people; for example we have a Johnny Mercer signature tune many will sing along to.  Our audiences will find old favorites and new discoveries in our spring concert.  While the Concert is FREE, a donation is suggested as it helps pay the cost of new music and much appreciated.

 

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Mothers Day                                            Salem Cross Inn
May
13
11:30 AM11:30

Mothers Day Salem Cross Inn

Sunday, May 13, 2018

It’s the day to celebrate the most important person in our lives… MOM!

So why not treat her to a lovely Mother’s Day meal and join us between 11:30am and 4:00pm. (Reservations on the half hour.)

Make your reservations online*
or call Salem Cross Inn at (508) 867-2345.

*For parties of 9 or more you MUST reserve by phone. 
Only parties of 8 or less can order online. 

CLICK HERE for more details and "on line reservations"

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Boarding with the Bixbys                      Old Sturbridge Village
May
5
to May 19

Boarding with the Bixbys Old Sturbridge Village

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$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on the above which will take you to the OSV site where you can chose an available days for May 2018 for your stay and the menu.

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...

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Lunch with Secretary Sudders                                   CMSCC
May
3
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch with Secretary Sudders CMSCC

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Lunch with Secretary Sudders

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA, 01566

The Deadline to RSVP is April 26, 2018.
Please RSVP to 508-347-2761

The Chamber is very excited to welcome Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services who will share the latest news from Beacon Hill and answer your questions. We are pleased to offer this invitation to the Members of the Chamber of Central Mass South as well as our affiliates with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and hope you will join us for an informative and delicious luncheon at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. 

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