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• Boy Scout Troop 107 will hold its bottle drive from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring your deposit bottles and cans to the back of the Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road. Please rinse out bottles and cans. Sort containers i.e. soda cans, beer cans, glass, one liter plastic, two liter plastic and small single serving containers. Adults will be available to help you transfer your cans and bottles. 

• Holy Trinity Church Craft Fair 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Handmade holiday gifts and decorations, basket raffles, a bake sale and more. Grab a bite to eat in the corner kitchen. Free admission.
• Veterans Day Parade to Honor and Remember and Ceremony
11 a.m. Grand Marshal Sgt. Richard Norton
Ceremony and step off at the Dudley Municipal Complex, 71 West Main Street
The parade will conclude at the Webster Veterans Court of Honor, followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony.

Saturday, November 11 -
Sunday, November 12
• The 16th Annual Natural Living Expo, New England’s largest holistic health and wellness event will return on Nov. 11 – 12 to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road  (Route 20), Marlborough. Get the best of holistic and alternative health care information. Sponsored by Uxbridge-based Admission is $25 with a $4 discount for ordering online in advance.

Friday, November 17
• Millbury First Congregational Church will be holding their Annual Turkey Raffle on Friday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles F. Minney VFW Post, 16 South Main St. Millbury. The top four prizes are: First Prize: $500 in cash; Second Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card; Third Prize: Case of Assorted Wines; Fourth Prize: Thanksgiving Dinner Basket with Turkey. Raffle Tickets on sale outside Goretti’s Supermarket, 1 Providence Street on Oct. 14; 17; 24; and Nov. 4. Refreshments will be sold during the drawing, including hot dogs and other delicious surprises. 

• The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 45th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be held at Pleasant Valley Country Club on Armsby Road in Sutton from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Do you know a business or individual deserving of recognition, or a business that is celebrating a milestone anniversary? Submit your nomination to Liz O’Neil.

• Our Lady of the Valley Regional School hosts its 39th Annual Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 75 Mendon Street, Uxbridge behind St. Mary’s Parish.
The Holiday Fair has something for those of all ages. Shop for holiday gifts from a wide range of local vendors. Try your luck at one of the fair’s many raffles, including basket raffles, the super raffle, and the grand raffle. And enjoy fresh baked goods, popcorn, soft pretzels, and the ever-popular cookie walk.
Children will love the kid’s activities, including crafts, games, inflatables, a scavenger hunt, a kid’s raffle, balloon animals, a hot cocoa bar, and pictures with Santa.
Come for lunch and choose from several delicious options, including chicken parmesan subs, meatball subs, hot dogs, pizza, and fries. You can also purchase homemade meat pies to heat up at home.
The Our Lady of the Valley Holiday Fair is so big, that it takes place in three buildings– the main school building, the G.R.A.C.E. Center, and the St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Good Shepherd Center). This year’s fair includes 3,000 more feet.For more details, visit their website at  Vendors looking for table space can email [email protected]

• The Douglas Scouting Association will host a Hometown Holiday Hall at the Scott Hall Building, 22 Church Street, Douglas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-26. The hours are 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission and free refreshments. All items are homemade. Holiday store atmosphere – one stop check-out. Cash, check major credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Douglas Scouting Association.

• 10th Annual Shop Small  holiday shopping event with local merchants in Whitinsville and Northbridge

• Uxbridge First Holiday Night and Santa Parade 4:30 p.m. To register as a parade participant, complete the form found at and return it by Nov. 26. Donation of $100 per vehicle, float or marching group. Parade staging will begin at 3 p.m. Contact us at Mendon Street Kitchen, 508-278-5750.
• Chain of Lights, Sutton’s annual town-wide Christmas event. Free trolley rides from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to participating locations. Food, children’s activities, shopping and lots of holiday cheer. Tree lighting with Santa and the Sutton High School Band at 5 p.m. on the Town Common. 

• Christmas Potluck at 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 307 Boston Road, Sutton.

• Auburn Recreation and Culture is hosting its 10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 (snow date Dec. 10) at Auburn High School, 99 Auburn Street, Auburn.  
150+ Craft Vendors will help you get into the spirit of the holiday season. Santa will be making an appearance from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., so bring the kids. There will be activities, food, drawing, face painting and much more. For more information please Contact the Recreation & Culture Division or call 508-832-7736.
• Annual Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Webster Town Hall Auditorium, 350 Main Street 

• Midnight, Last Night Cannon firing, M.M. Sherman Blacksmith Shop, 6 Singletary Ave., Sutton.