2010-08-20 / Calendar

Swinging through the summer

Enjoy the music of The Love Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St.

LEOMINSTER – Dance2Swing Studios offers swing dances and lessons each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St. Admission to most dances is $12; with a DJ performing, cost is $10. A beginner friendly group swing dance lesson is offered prior to the dances at 6:30 p.m. Call (978) 263-7220.

Dance2Swing Studios specializes in teaching beginner friendly to advanced private and/or group lessons and workshops. Dance2Swing Studios offers 14 different swing dance classes that jumpin’ and hep to the jive at any swing dance!

Swing dances feature a mix of the best Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Lindy Hop Swing Dance Bands from all around New England.

The Love Dogs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22. Other dances coming up include music by the Compaq Big Band on Aug. 22; DJ Alan Hep2theJive playin’ “The Best Of What you Want...” featuring a total mix of crossover swing, from East Coast to Lindy to West Coast on Sept. 5; Dance2Swing’s ninth-year anniversary pizza party reunion celebration with SuperChief Trio on Sept. 12; Black & White on Sept. 19; and Rampage Trio on Sept. 26.

For more information, visit www.dance2swing.com or call (978) 263-7220.

 

20 Friday

Friday Nights in Fitchburg History Club will meet at 6 p.m. in McKay Campus, Building C, 67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg. Remember the old neighborhoods. Share the fun you had growing up in Fitchburg! Free. Special Call: Anyone from the Finnish Neighborhood, please attend. Refreshments available.

Theatre at the Mount will perform “The Wedding Singer,” at 8 p.m. at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St. Call

(978) 632-2403.

21 Saturday

The pendulum is a delightful, easy-to-use, and fascinating tool for communicating with your subconscious. This hands-on workshop, led by Kathryn Maxham, teaches the basics to help you get started. The workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Dr. Smith and Associates, 2 Narrows Road, Suite 101A, Westminster. Free. Call (978)874-1180.

Dinner and a movie will be held at 5 p.m. at First Church of God in Christ, 82 Snow St., Fitchburg. Featuring Matthew 10:28. Cost is $10 and proceeds will benefit church building fund. Sponsored by Bible Band and Usher Board. For more information, call (978) 342-2977.

Warmer Winters will hold its monthly Knit Knite at 6:30 p.m. at Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, off of Mechanic Street. Knitters, crochetiers, and loom users invited to a night of conversation, food (pizza and drinks), and crafting for those less fortunate. Contact Judy Gentry at jt.silver@verizon.net or call (508) 254-0003.

Theatre at the Mount will perform “The Wedding Singer,” at 8 p.m. at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St. Call (978) 632-2403.

22 Sunday

Theatre at the Mount will perform “The Wedding Singer,” at 2 p.m. at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St. Call (978) 632-2403. Dance2Swing presents The Love Dogs 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.

23 Monday

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.

24 Tuesday

Bus Stop story time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St., Fitchburg. A favorite, “The Wheels on the Bus,” will be read and sung, along with “Where’s that Bus?” and “The Bus for Us.” Free. Call (978) 345-9637. “Farmers, Soldiers and Sailors in Federal Documents and Publications” will be the topic of Connie Reik’s discussion at the meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society. The meeting will be held at the American Legion, 22 Elm St., Gardner at 7 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. There is a $2 guest fee for non-members. For more information, contact Secretary Mary Hasselmann at (603) 899-6806 or cmgs_secretary@ hotmail.

26 Thursday

Members of the Leominster Land Trust and the Recreation Department are planning a women’s hike and swim at Erving State Park. Meet at Barrett Park at 9 a.m. to car pool and take a lunch. Call (978) 534-5964.

Leominster Public Library’s Film Night for Grown-ups will feature the movie “Leap Year” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library, 30 West St. When she doesn’t get the engagement ring she expected, Anna decides to take advantage of an old Irish tradition and propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day. This delightful comedy stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode (rated PG). Free. Call (978) 534-7522 Ext. 110

28 Saturday

Members of the Leominster Land Trust and the Recreation Department are planning a hike at the Wachusett Reservoir from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Barrett Park at 9 a.m. to car pool to the Wachusett Reservoir for a hike led by Kelley Freda. Kelley is an Environmental Analyst for Department of Environmental Conservation and Recreation and a member of the Leominster Conservation Commission. On the hike she will talk about the wildlife in the area and the history of the reservoir. It is a gentle walk; hikers of all ages welcome (bring water, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent and binoculars). Eagles and loons are now present there. Call (978) 534-5964.

First Congregational Church, 138 Main St., Westminster will host its 68th annual Yankee Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include a Magic Show at 1 p.m.; entertainment by Beatles for Sale, Kim Jennings, and Jeff Root; refreshments including hot dogs, hamburgers, strawberry shortcake, cotton candy; games, a Western bouncy house, atttic treasures, and baked goods. Donations to benefit Forbush Memorial Library.

The August Hope Luncheon will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Church, 1319 Main St. from noon until 2 p.m. Free; open to the public. Call (978) 342-1216.

The City of Leominster will host its first Kids Day/Back-To-School-Bash from 2 to 5 p.m. in downtown Leominster.

An Antique Car Show and Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living, 6 Beth Ave., Leominster. Refreshments served; raffle to be held to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Free; open to the public. If you would like to bring your antique car to the show, contact Lorrie Brodeur at (978) 537-7600.

Clara Berry, singer, songwriter, and musician, will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Rabbit Hole, 805 Main St., Fitchburg. Call (978) 345-0040.

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