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Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Festival

Event Date Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will hold its Annual Greek Festival on Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 7 from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 37 Lake Parkway in Webster, MA.

“We have another great festival prepared with delicious ethnic foods and pastries, Greek music and our own traditional Greek dancers. We will have a Greek Kafeneio (coffee shop) which will highlight “Baklava Sundays,” Greek coffee, and Frappes, along with a Book Store and Craft Shop, Thematic Basket Table and a Gift Raffle where one can win a 50” Plasma HDTV, a Bose...

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...

Labor Day Breakfast

Event Date Monday, September 1, 2014 - 7:00am to 10:00am

The First Congregational Church of Sutton will host its 61st Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 1, 2014, Sutton Center on the Common from 7:00-10:00 am Rain or Shine.  Tickets are $9.00 adults, $8.00 “golden agers” 65 and older, $6.00 ages 5 to 10 years old, free ages 4 and under.

Please bring a donation of canned goods to benefit the Sutton Food Pantry. For more information contact the church office at 508-865-6914.

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...

From Away: Sketches and Photographs of Maine & Cape Cod

Event Date Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:00am

"From Away: Sketches and Photographs of Maine & Cape Cod" by Debra Ostrokolowicz Horan will be on display and for sale from September 1-30 at Booklovers' Gourmet. A reception will take place on Saturday, September 13th from 2-4 p.m. Hours: Mon & Sat 10-5, Tue-Fri 10-6:30. Please note: closed for vacation Sept. 22-27. For more information call 508-949-6232.

Artist bio: Debra is a Webster native and has a BFA in Illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design. She has owned and operated Booklovers' Gourmet since 1995.

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Muster and Call to Arms--Uxbridge

Event Date Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:00am

On September 6, 2014 Uxbridge will hold a muster and call to arms on the Town common to commemorate Uxbridge's participation in the march to Worcester, which marked the start of the American Revolution, on that date in 1774. Uxbridge deployed 156 militiamen to join some 4,500 others from the towns in Worcester County.  This was not some ill-defined mob but the military embodiment of anti-British sentiment that had flared as a result of heavy-handed British policies. With great flare, they lined both sides of Main Street for a quarter mile and forced two dozen court officials to walk the...

Annual Country Auction

Event Date Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

The First Congregational Church of Dudley UCC, 135 Center Rd. announces that their 45nd Annual Country Auction will be held on Saturday, September 13th  from 9:30am to 2pm. Rain date is Sunday September 14th  from 12 noon to 4pm. Preview of auction items is one hour prior to the auction. Items include original signed paintings, jewelry, tools, furniture and many more new-to-market items. We will have a food booth, tag table, merchant donations and a 50/50 raffle.

Alternatives to offer Mental Health First Aid Training

Event Date Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:00am to Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

You probably know how to respond when someone is experiencing a physical crisis, but do you know what to do in a mental health emergency? Like First Aid or CPR, Mental Health First Aid is an important tool that enables you to help in a crisis situation and provide critical support until other treatment is available.

Alternatives, one of Central Massachusetts’ leading human service providers, is inviting all school personnel, clergy, and other interested members of the community to attend a training on Mental Health First Aid on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 2014...

First Friday Teas

Event Date Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Grafton Historical Society will resume our First Friday Teas on September 5th. Come enjoy a cup of tea and friendly conversation from 2 - 4pm at One Grafton Common.

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.

Exploring Business Ownership: SBA workshop

Event Date Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Westborough Public Library presents, “Exploring Business Ownership”, a U.S. Small Business Administration workshop, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. Please register by calling the library at 508-366-3050.

Norman Eng, from the SBA, and Pete Allen, a SCORE Counselor from Westborough whose expertise is in Marketing, Sales, Licensing, Operations, Accounting, and Finance, will be leading this workshop which will help you gain a better understanding about how to start a business and about the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective entrepreneurs...

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...

Calling all woodworkers!

Event Date Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

Woodworkers and wood crafters will gather at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, for “WoodWorks Weekend,” a weekend full of demonstrations and hand-on exhibits, Sept 6 and 7, from 10 am to 5 pm. Woodworking experts, who will set up around the Village in pop-up tents and in many of the historic buildings, will answer questions, show new techniques using both contemporary and historic tools, and even let you join them in hands-on demonstrations. Also, there will be a show and sale of furniture, tools, specialty woods and supplies from quality vendors. The first...

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.
Description
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,...