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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band

Event Date Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

First Congregational Church of Oxford

With Dave Dick on banjo, his brother Bob Dick on guitar, Dan Nowlan on mandolin and Ken Taylor on upright bass, this original lineup has been together for 15 years - rare for bluegrass bands these days. Over the years this seasoned group has built up a solid and ever expanding repertoire to go along with an engaging stage performance; these guys can really mix things up musically and entertain an audience! They're all multi-instrumentalists and play a wide range of bluegrass styles... but what really sets them apart are their powerful three and...

Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer's

Event Date Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:30am

The Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA. Walker registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10:00 a.m. Join us as we walk to end Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and a disease that devastates millions of families across the country. With your help, we can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer's care and support and advance critical research. Anyone wishing to walk with “Team Barbara” from the Webster Support Group...

Author Ann Hood coming to Northbridge

Event Date Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Northbridge Association of Churches will be hosting an evening with nationally acclaimed author Ann Hood Wednesday October 8, 2014 7 PM at the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church 315 Church St. Whitinsville. Ann will give a presentation, touching on her background and her books The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, and Comfort. Please join us for a wonderful evening with a fantastic, loving, and very talented lady Ann Hood. Once you meet and experience being with her, you will always have a place for her in your heart. Ann Hood’s many books, stories and essays’ have won her the...

Grafton Historical Society Yard Sale

Event Date Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Grafton Historical Society is having a Yard Sale on September 21, 2014, with a rain date of September 28. Come browse through antiques as well as flea market finds. All proceeds go toward helping fund the museum and the programs for the year. You can find the bargains from 9am to 2pm next to the Grafton Center Post Office,  Route 140 Grafton Center.

Oxford’s Annual Fall Festival

Event Date Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

OXFORD - Oxford’s Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.  It will take place in beautiful downtown Oxford on Rte. 12 at Joslin Park where the bandstand is located.  This will be the 5th year for the Oxford Lions Club to host the family-friendly event.  This is an event not to be missed, with numerous delicious food booths, original crafters, exhibit booths and music all day by DJ Derek Moison.

There will be performances that include local talent such as: Spirit Central Cheer Group, Starz Dance Studio, Mello’s Martial Arts...

Now What?, a publishing workshop for writers

Event Date Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:30am

with Jennifer Freed will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street in Webster. Cost is $29 per person payable upon registration. Call 508-949-6232 or email booklovers@verizon.net to pre-register.
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So, you’ve finished your manuscript, but how do you go about the process of getting it into print? The first part of this 90-minute workshop will cover the general submission process, including query letters, cover-letters, the "slush...

Journey into an Author’s Imagination

Event Date Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 2 PM-4 PM, authors Stacy Juba and Amanda Torrey will offer their popular panel of “Journey into an Author’s Imagination.” It’s a free panel useful to readers and writers alike.

If you've ever wondered how authors come up with their characters, settings or plot-lines, or are an aspiring writer yourself, then Journey into the Author's Mind will answer those questions and more.  Local authors Stacy Juba and Amanda Torrey will lead a lively interactive discussion on how ideas are born,  creating believable characters, the writing and editing process,...

“The Hunt” is coming!

Event Date Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

Three prominent Dudley organizations have combined forces once again to host an event to raise funds to support the preservation and presentation of Dudley’s history. The Dudley Woman’s Club, the Black Tavern Historical Society and the Dudley Historical Commission have planned a second Historical Scavenger Hunt for Saturday September 27, 1 – 3pm.             

Our afternoon starts and ends at the Black Tavern on Dudley Hill.  Using the map, the written clues and your observational skills you will “hunt” for Dudley historical sites and landmarks.  The family fun event is also an...

Women's Networking After Hours

Event Date Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

WHITINSVILLE - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to mark the month, the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced it's first ever Women's Networking After Hours event, intended to bring together members of the community to celebrate the fight against breast cancer and promote local Valley resources for the prevention, treatment, and survivorship of this disease. The event will take place on September 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Whitin Lasell Manor at 120 Hill Street, Whitinsville. Attendees will hear from Milford Regional Medical Center's breast...

Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk

Event Date Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am

The Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 am. The three-mile walk will begin at Trinity Church, next to Whitinsville Town Common, and end at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am at Trinity Church. Walkers are to bring all donations they have collected for the Crop Hunger Walk with them when they register. Lunch will be served at the Community Hall at the end of the Walk.

Walkers from the Blackstone Valley will join 2.3 million people in 2,000...

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting: Mill House Wine & Spirits

Event Date Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA
The event will feature a wide selection of seasonal brews celebrating the fall season that guests can walk through and sample.
Entry is free and open to the 21+ public.

People First Food Pantry of Uxbridge 2014 Italian Dinner Fundraiser

Event Date Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The People First Food Pantry of Uxbridge 2014 Italian Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the VFW Post 1385 in Uxbridge. The dinner will be from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Dinner will be lasagna, pasta, meatballs, sauce, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee/tea. Bar will be available. Ticket cost is $10.00/adult and $8.00 senior or children under 5. Take out will be available.

Tickets are being sold on Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 at the food pantry located at 19 Douglas St. You can also reserve your tickets by emailing your ticket request...

Peace Vigil and Evening Prayer: International Day of Peace

Event Date Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

The new “Pray for Peace” ministry, which is open to all persons whether or not they are members of the parish, will sponsor an event to mark the International Day of Peace (aka World Peace Day) on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

On World Peace Day, Grace Episcopal Church, 270 Main St, Oxford, MA will sponsor a candlelight Peace Vigil outside the church at 6:30 PM with an Evening Prayer service at 7:00 PM.  Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments in Hodge Hall.  These events will be open to all.  The...