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SAturday, January 13
• Take Down the Wall presents Open Mic Night at 6-8:30  p.m. on Saturday, January 13 at  the Singh Performance Center ,60 Douglas Road Whitinsville.  Come in from the cold and enjoy an evening of music and poetry in a safe and encouraging environment. All are welcome to this free event. Suggested donation, $5.  Future open mic nights will be held on Saturday, February 10 and Saturday, March 9. Reunion Tap and Table On Wednesday, January 24  from 5-9 p.m. Between the Waves Music presents Jean Batista at Reunion Tap and Table, 1227 Providence Street, Whitinsville.

• Third Annual Oxford Winter Fest 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. To benefit Special Olympics
4 Maple Road, Oxford. Public event. 
10:30am: POLAR PLUNGE at Carbuncle Pond to benefit Special Olympics.
11am: Pancake Breakfast at First Congregational Church with Elsa & Anna!
Beginning at NOON: Activities on the Common: Food Trucks, 104.5 XLO, Children’s Games, Ice Sculpture Demo, Fire Pits, S’mores, Wishing Trees, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, P&D Pizza, *Horse-drawn Wagon Rides.
Community Center Vendor Fair & Ice-Skating Rink plus family games, crafts & cookie decorating workshop, Senior Center Art Exhibition, Library Book Bingo & StoryTime 

SUNDAYS JANUARY 14 , JANUARY 21, February 4, February 18 
• The New England Country Music Club will hold the following dances with live Classic Country Bands at the Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., N. Uxbridge. Sunday, Jan 14, “The Farmhands” Sunday, Jan. 21, Al Carter” Sunday, Feb. 4, “Rustic Country” Sunday, Feb 18, “Jessie Caruso and Ambush” Doors open at 12:15 p.m., music 1-5 p.m., $11 for non-members, Snacks may be brought in, cash bar. For more information, visit NECountryMusicClub

• The SciFi Book Club at the Douglas Library will next meet on January 16 @ 6:30 pm. The book to be discussed is “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo.. 

• Milford Regional Medical Center, Inc. Board of Trustees will host the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on beginning at 5:30 p.m. The in-person meeting will be held in the hospital’s Atrium Café. The public is invited to attend.

• The Book Bunch at the Douglas Library will next meet on January 23 @ 4:00 pm. The book is The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh. Call 508-476-2695 or email [email protected] to register.

Starting Tuesday, February 13
St. Peter’s Parish in Northbridge will offer the ALPHA program on Tuesday evenings staring February 13, 2024 to May 7, 2024 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Sessions will be held in the parish hall, 39 Church Avenue, Northbridge. ALPHA is a series of interactive sessions to help people explore the basics of the Christian faith. The goal of ALPHA is
to create a warm welcoming, non-threatening, non-pressured and non-judgmental environment where guests are accepted unconditionally. Each session looks at a different question around faith. We start with a light meal, followed by a video and small group discussion. There is no charge to attend ALPHA evenings. There is a good will offering to help cover the cost of the meal. If you would like to join us for ALPHA,
please contact Louise Forget, 508-234-6355 or email: [email protected] to register or for more information.

• Storyteller Sari Bittocks will present the Tragic and True 1778 Crime Story of Bathsheba Spooner. Learn about the fascinating scandal that led to her unfortunate demise of Joshua Spooner at the hands of his wife in Brookfield. But why was Bathsheba really silenced and sentenced to death? At Mendon Historical Museum, 15 Hastings Street, Mendon. Snow date February 25.

• Greater Worcester Model Train Show Auburn Elks  10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Auburn Elks Club, 754 Southbridge Street Auburn. Donation $6, kids under 12 free with adult
For show information,

• Blackstone Valley Home Expo 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by UniBank
Northbridge High School Field House, Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville
Admission $3
For more information visit: or contact: [email protected]