2010-07-23 / Calendar

Leominster Colonial Band fills summer nights with music

LEOMINSTER - To celebrate its 100th birthday this year, the Leominster Colonial Band will present “period” concerts featuring music the band performed at that period of its history. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at the Bisceglia Bandstand, located in historic Carter Park. Admission to all concerts is free. Scheduled concerts are: Tuesday, July 27 - The Post-War Period; Tuesday, Aug. 3 – The ‘70s and ‘80s; Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Heading Into a New Century; and Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Gala 100th Birthday Concert (to be held in the Tata Auditorium, Leominster City Hall). “Encore, The First One Hundred Years”, an 80- page book documenting the history of the Leominster Colonial Band, will be on sale during the concerts. Cost of the book is $5. Sponsors for the concerts include the Music Performance Fund, the Leominster Cultural Commission, and the City of Leominster. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music, and families with children are especially welcome. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Leominster City Hall auditorium. For more information, please call John DeCicco at (978) 537-4780.

 

23 Friday

The John “Beastie” Keaveny Golf Tournament will be held at the Westminster Country Club, Ellis Road. Sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. start. A buffet lunch and auction to follow. Proceeds benefit the Scleroderma Foundation of New England. Call (978) 808-3320 or (978) 343-5952.

Join the Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room, Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., at 10 a.m. for some fun stories about guinea pigs and hamsters including “John Willy and Freddy McGee” and “Glamsters” and do a related craft. For ages 3 to 7. Call (978) 534-7522, Ext. 201

Dan Kirouac will perform at 6 p.m. at Lidio’s Restaurant, 1045 Central St., Leominster. Local vocalist, Dorette Weld, will join for a set. No cover charge.

The ShirleyArts! Summer Children’s Theater will perform “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” at 7 p.m. at Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley.

24 Saturday

A Summer Breakfast will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Finnish Center, 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Enjoy Finnish Oven Pancake (pannukakku), blueberry sauce, melon, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and pulla (Finnish coffee bread). There are trails to walk, monuments to look for, and learn about ‘Famous Finns’ of the past. Donation is $6. Call (978) 582-7717.

North Leominster Pack 3 will host a car wash fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Summer Street, Fitchburg. Donations appreciated.

Dianne Cintron, of Soapy Green, will teach a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rollstone Studios, 633 Main St., Fitchburg. Decorate bottles and take home products, such as make-your-own lip balm, air fresheners, lotions and soap. Learn how to make natural products while having fun. Cost is $7.50 per item or $30 for the day. Drop-in or call (978) 348-2781 to register. For ages 6 and up; adults welcome.

The Doyle Community Park and Center, located at 464 Abbott Ave., Leominster, will host a Doyle Estate Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Join the center as they lift the veil on this hidden gem and share an overview of the history of this stately Colonial Revival, that served as the Doyle family home for 100 hundred years. Call (978) 840-4446, Ext 1900.

Cruise Night will be held at 4 p.m. in downtown Leominster. Enjoy live music by Red Neck Express, food, refreshments, and fun for the family.

The ShirleyArts! Summer Children’s Theater will perform “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” at 7 p.m. at Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley. A Heroes and Villains Gallery Opening will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Rabbit Hole bookstore, 805 Main St., Fitchburg. The gallery opening is a celebration of art and music. Call (978) 345-0040.

Members of the Leominster Land Trust and the Recreation Department will hold a full moon hike to the South Monoosnock Overlook. Dick O’Brien, of the Trustees of Reservations, will lead the hike. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Leominster High School flag pole entrance; carry water, a flashlight and insect repellent. Call (978) 534-7529.

The Class of 1970, the 100th graduating class of Leominster High School, invites the classes of 1960 through 1972 to join them at their 40th Class Reunion - to raise funds for the Leominster High School Scholarship Fund – from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St., Leominster. Dance to the oldies with DJ Alan Cormier of Dance2Swing, visit with old friends and classmates. Raffles throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 at the door.

25 Sunday

The Fitchburg Military Band will perform a summer concert at 2 p.m. in Stanley Park, West Fitchburg. Free.

The ShirleyArts! Summer Children’s Theater will perform “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” at 3 p.m. at Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley.

Elm Street Congregational Church, 264 Elm St., Fitchburg, will hold its monthly Sunday Family Celebration Service at 6 p.m. This special, kid-friendly service includes a time of praise, fun activities for the kids, and snacks for all beginning at 4:45 p.m., followed by dinner and dessert at 5:20 p.m. Free. Call (978) 342-4257.

Dance2Swing presents BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways at 7:30 p.m. at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St. Admission is $12. A beginner friendly group swing dance lesson begins at 6:30 p.m. Call (978) 263-7220.

26 Monday

A free Qigong class will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Dr. Smith and Associates, 2 Narrows Road, Suite 101A, Westminster. Learn simple movements and calming mind exercises to reduce the fight and flight response to your challenges in life. Call (978) 874-1180.

Let’s Gogh Art: Time to Clay Art Shop will be held at 3 p.m. in the Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room, Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Learn how to make different types of pots (coil and pinch), while learning all about different types of clay. Kids will paint their very own mini ceramic boxes to take home. For ages 7 to 12. To register, call (978) 534-7522, Ext. 201.

Bring the family and your chairs and enjoy Salvadore’s Under the Stars at 442 West Broadway, Gardner. Gates open at 6 p.m. Enjoy the North Quabbin Cruisers Car Show, and food. Free admission. Visit www. salvadoreauto.com.

The Rabbit Hole bookstore, 805 Main St., will hold a Breathing and Meditation Class called Eiriu Eolas at 6 p.m. Free, however space is limited. To make a reservation, call (978) 345-0040.

A free class in Breath Meditation (vipassana) for wellness and relaxation will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Gentle stretching, silent meditation, and guided meditation. Call (978) 906-3299.

Theatre at the Mount will hold auditions for their upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” at 7 p.m. (sharp) in Room 182, Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., Gardner. Director Vaughn West is looking for a cast of three women and five men. For detailed character descriptions, visit the TAM website at theatre.mwcc.edu. The production will be held in October. Call (978) 630-9162.

27 Tuesday

Preschool story time, for 3 to 5 year-olds, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Call (978) 534- 7522, Ext. 201.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St., Leominster. Each presenting donor will receive a free carton of Friendly’s ice cream. Call (800) 448-3543.

A “Go Green” story time and craft will be held at 3 p.m. in the Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room, Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Listen to “Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green” by Eileen Spinelli and “My Forever Dress” by Harriet Ziefert. The children will decorate a canvas tote bag using fabric markers. For ages 4 to 8. To register, call (97 8) 534-752 2, Ex t. 201. Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society presents author and researcher Gary Kangas who will speak on “Researching the History at the of a Town - Hubbarston” at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 22 Elm St., Gardner. Guest fee is $2. Call (603) 899- 6806.

Theatre at the Mount will hold auditions for their upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” at 7 p.m. (sharp) in Room 182, Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., Gardner. Director Vaughn West is looking for a cast of three women and five men. For detailed character descriptions, visit the TAM website at theatre.mwcc.edu. The production will be held in October. Call (978) 630-9162.

28 Wednesday

Just Two’s story time, for 2 year olds and a caregiver, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Call (978) 534-7522, Ext. 201.

Tweens ages 8 through 12 are invited to learn the art of Origami at 3 p.m. at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Instructor Linnea Romhanyi will teach kids how to create a menagerie of threedimensional animals using traditional origami folds. To register, call (978) 534-7522, Ext. 201.

The Westminster Town Band will perform a Summer Concert at 7 p.m. at the Bandstand on Academy Hill, Westminster. The band, under the direction of Mike Popik, will perform selections including the classics, movie and show tunes, marches and other popular works.

The Ashby Band, under the musical direction of Robert Healy, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on the Ashby Common. The 32 piece professional concert band will feature marches, light classical overtures, show tunes, pop medleys, children’s favorites and guest artists. Refreshments served.

29 Thursday

Hands on Science present “Bugs and Beyond: What is an Insect” at 2:30 p.m. in the Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room, Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. For ages 5 to 11. To register, call (978) 534- 7522, Ext. 201.

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