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HAPPENIGS!!

Michelle Canning will perform at the Whitin Mill complex in Whitinsville on Thursday, July 28 as part of ValleyCast’s summer concert series.

NOTE: Community bulletin board-type items are welcome for inclusion in the Happenings! section of the Xpress newspapers. Please allow enough lead time for publication. Emai your calendar or event notice to [email protected]

THROUGH JUNE 30
• “Forget-me-not…An Artist’s Healing Journey Through Flowers and Inspiration,” by Cindy Smith, will be on display for the entire month in the café gallery of Booklovers’ Gourmet, 72 E. Main St., Webster, during regular business hours, Tues.-Sat., 10-5 and Wednesdays 10-6. A meet-the-artist reception will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Deb Horan at 508-949-6232 or [email protected]


FRIDAY, JUNE 24
• EARTH Limited’s largest annual fundraiser is back for 2022 at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Proceeds support EARTH Limited’s many education initiatives, such as internships, docent/volunteer training, rhino encounters, zoo mobiles, wild adventure programs, junior zoo keeping and more. Guests will enjoy an event of adventure and explore the zoo after-hours. Go to earthltd.org to purchase tickets. Email Betsey Brewer Bethel at [email protected] for more details about EARTH Limited.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
• Dark Desert Eagles, the ultimate tribute band to The Eagles, comes to Indian Ranch in Webster as part of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade Summer Concert Series. Songs from The Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album along with hits from Hotel California and several gems from Joe Walsh’s solo career will be featured in this live show. Touched by the passing of Glenn Frey, a co-founder of The Eagles, Pat Badger (an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) set out to form Dark Desert Eagles in paying homage to The Eagles’ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless catalog. In doing so, “we really paid attention to the wardrobe, the hairstyles, the guitars…everything that made The Eagles so cool,” he says.
Also upcoming at Indian Ranch:
July 2, Michael Franti & Spearhead; July 8, Get The Led Out; July 9, Scott McCreery; July 17, Little River Band; July 23, Ann Wilson of Heart; July 24, Three Dog Night; July 30, The Pike Hairfest; July 31, TESLA; August 5, “Weird” Al Yankovic; August 6, Collective Soul and Switchfoot; August 7, Lost 80s Live; August 12, ABBA The Concert; August 13, Badfish; August 20, Home Free; September 2, Extreme.
Tickets are available at www.indianranch.com, by calling 1-800-514-3849 or at the Indian Ranch Box Office.
• Rolling Stones & CCR Tributes: 19th Nervous Breakdown with Kelly and the Poor Boys: A Creedence Tribute Band, will perform as part of the Summer Concert Series at Douglas Orchard and Farm, 36 Locust St., Douglas, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 cash per person 16-and-older, kids get in free, no rain date. Go to douglasorchardandfarm.com for more info.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28
• A Narragansett Bay Lighthouse & Cruise Tour is being offered by the Millbury Senior Center. Cost is $110 per person, all-inclusive, with departure at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. A full-course luncheon is included. Call 508-865-9154 to sign up or for more information.

 The Hip Swayers will deliver a dose of Americana at the Asa Waters Mansion in downtown Millbury on Saturday, July 30.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30
• Tim VanEgmond will present an outdoor concert, featuring traditional and contemporary songs as well as tales about what draws a community together, the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St., Whitinsville, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sign up with Amy at the front desk. Call 508-234-2002 for more info.
• Dan Gabel & The Abletones will present a summer concert at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free admission.
• ValleyCast’s 2022 summer concert series kicks off with back-to-back performances by Samuel Bowen, at 5:30 p.m., and the Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, at 6:30 p.m., at the Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center. The series continues on Thursday evenings through September 1.

FRIDAY, JULY 1
• Euphoralites performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 4
• Celebrate the 4th on the Grafton Common! Dress up in costume! Decorate your bicycle! Build a float! Dress up your dog! From North St. to Oak St. starting at 12:00 p.m. Line up at the North Grafton Elementary School. For more details contact [email protected]

THURSDAY, JULY 7
• Valley Cast presents Chuck & Mud and the Hole in the Dam Band as part of its summer concert series, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

FRIDAY, JULY 8
• Stattic performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 9
• A Night of Zeppelin: A Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, comes to Douglas Orchard and Farm, 36 Locust St., Douglas, as part of the facility’s Summer Concert Series, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 cash per person 16-and-older, kids get in free, no rain date. Go to douglasorchardandfarm.com for more info.

SUNDAY, JULY 10
• The New England Country Music Club will host a dance featuring the Rachel Landry Band at the Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., Uxbridge. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., live music 1:00-5:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/NECountryMusicClub.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
• A Blue Shades luncheon concert will take place at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Free admission.

THURSDAY, JULY 14
• ValleyCast presents Blackstone Valley Bluegrass as part of its summer concert series, 6:00 p.m., at the Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

THURSDAY, JULY 14
• 4Ever Fab, a Beatles tribute band, will perform at the Millbury Senior Center, One River St., from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Call 508-865-9154 for more info.

FRIDAY, JULY 15
• Joe Cicero performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 16
• The town of Northbridge’s 250th anniversary festivities will kick off with a parade from the elementary school on Crescent St. at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with fireworks at the middle school on Linwood Ave. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. for the pyrotechnics show, which will be preceded by activities for the whole family: food trucks, music, face painting, potato-sack races and more.
• Douglas Orchard and Farm, 36 Locust St., Douglas, welcomes Araxas—a Santana Tribute Band, for a show at 36 Locust St., Douglas, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Part of the Douglas Orchard and Farm’s Summer Concert Series. Admission is $10 per person 16-and-older, kids get in free, no rain date. Visit douglasorchardandfarm.com for more info.

THURSDAY, JULY 21
• Icons & Legends Concert, including a Maine Lobster Bake in York, is being presented by the Northbridge Senior Center. Cost is $110 per person. Sign up with Amy at the front desk. Call 508-234-2002 for more info.
• Enjoy a Far from Eden summer concert at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free admission.
• ValleyCast presents the Country Wild Heart Band as part of its summer concert series, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

SATURDAY, JULY 23
• Exit 17th Band, a Rock & Roll Band, will perform at part of Douglas Orchard and Farm’s Summer Concert Series, 36 Locust St., Douglas, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person 16-and-older. Kids get in free, no rain date.

SUNDAY, JULY 24
• The New England Country Music Club will host a dance featuring The Farm Hands at the Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., Uxbridge. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., live music 1:00-5:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/NECountryMusicClub.

THURSDAY, JULY 28
• ValleyCast presents Michelle Canning as part of its summer concert series, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

FRIDAY, JULY 29
• Rockwell Valentine Jazz Trio performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30
• Douglas Orchard and Farm’s Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by Petty Larceny, a Tom Petty Tribute Band, 5:30-8:00 p.m., 36 Locust St., Douglas. $10 cash per person, kids are admitted free, no rain date. Visit douglasorchardandfarm.com. for more details.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
• The Hip Swayers will perform a summer concert at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free admission.
•  ValleyCast presents Ash & Eric (formerly The Promise is Hope), 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
• 4 Ever Fab, a Beatles Tribute Band, will perform as part of Douglas Orchard and Farm’s Summer Concert series, 36 Locust St., Douglas, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person for those 16-and-older. Kids get in free, no rain date. Go to douglasorchardandfarm.com for more info.
• Pulled Pork Supper, Take Out Only
Includes Pulled Pork Sandwich, Brown Beans, Cole Slaw & Dessert
Oxford United Methodist Church
465 Main St., Oxford
Cost: Adults - $10.00, Children - $5.00
For more information call the church at 508-987-5378

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8
• The New England Country Music Club will host a dance featuring the Rustic Country Band at the Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., Uxbridge. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., live music 1:00-5:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/NECountryMusicClub.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
• Judy Saves the Day, a puppet show, will take place at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free admission.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
• Valley Cast presents the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestras Summer Wind, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
• Evan Wood Trio performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
• Counterfeit Cash, a Johnny Cash Tribute Band, will perform at Douglas Orchard and Farm, 36 Locust St., Douglas, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person 16-and-older, kids get in free, no rain date. Go to douglasorchardandfarm.com for further details.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
• Taking it to the Streets: The Ultimate Doobie Brothers Tribute Show, will be performed in Plymouth, New Hampshire at the Flying Monkey Theatre—a trip offered by the Northbridge Senior Center. Show and a buffet lunch are included at a cost of $110 per person. Sign up with Amy at the front desk. Call 508-234-2002 for more info.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
• ValleyCast presdents Le’Mixx Band, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
• ValleyCast presents Grayson Ty, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
• Joe Cicero performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
• The Auburn Historical Society & Museum presents the first annual Parking Lot Craft Fair, 41 South St., Auburn, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. For more information or to reserve a spot contact Helen Poirier at [email protected], or stop by the museum Tuesdays or Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
• ValleyCast presents The Eagles Experience, 6:00 p.m., Whitin Mill complex, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. In the event of rain the show will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
• The Northbridge Senior Center is offering a “Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise & Castle in the Clouds Estate Tour,” including lunch at Harts Turkey Farm, for $151 per person. Sign up with Amy at the front desk. Call 508-234-2002 for more info.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
• Infinite Groove performs at Andy’s Neighborhood Center, 9 Frederick St., Webster, 7:00-10:00 p.m.