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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...

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 to pre-register.
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...

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...

And Then There Were None

Event Date Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

 Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will present  the Agatha Christie c­­lassic mystery, “And Then There Were None” at the Gateway Arts Barn, 111 Main Street, Southbridge.   Performances are  Oct 2, 3, 4, 5.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm, the Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for under 18 and over 60, with a $2 per ticket discount for tickets purchased by Oct 1. For reservations or more information, call Gateway at 508-764-4531. Gateway is celebrating its 39thseason. For more Gateway information, go to...

Dudley Grange Annual Apple Fest

Event Date Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

DUDLEY -- An Apple Relay Race -- to pass an apple tucked under one contestant’s chin to another chin -- will be the highlight of the Seventh Annual Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Dudley Grange, 139 Center Road. 

The Grey Whisker Pickers, known for blending honky-tonk with a some folk and rock tunes, will return to provide music.

Homemade apple crisp, apple dumplings and whole pies are offered in addition to rides and games for children and a pie-eating contest, as well as a sack race, hayrides, a tug-of-war, a three...

Historical Society to Host Manufacturing Day

Event Date Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The Grafton Historical Society will host Manufacturing Day on Saturday, October 4 from 11-1 at the society's museum in the Old Town House.

The program will feature U.S. Ranger Chuck Arning who will do a presentation at 11:00 on "Manufacturing in the Blackstone River Valley."

The museum will also unveil a new exhibition, " Manufacturing in Grafton." It will highlight the rich history of the town in manufacturing, from the early shoe industries and textile mills to the more modern abrasives and metal fabrication industries. The program is free and open to the public. For more...

“Blessing of the Pets”

Event Date Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:00am

The Village Congregational Church welcomes you to join us for an outdoor worship service and “Blessing of the Pets” on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Whitinsville Town Common at 10:00AM.  Please bring your pets, large or small, to this special service of blessing. (Please ensure all pets are leashed or in a pet carrier and that they get along with others)

In addition, we invite you to bring blankets, pet toys and unopened/unexpired donations of dog and cat food (canned and dry), or dog and cat treats. All donated items and cash offerings will be given to a local animal shelter.  ...