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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. Email your calendar or event notice to [email protected]


• Douglas Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – noon. Rain or Shine. Held at the historically significant E. N. Jenckes Store Museum, 283 Main Street, Douglas.  Explore various vendors and support local businesses. Visit the museum and learn about preservation efforts.


• Celebrate Pollinators Day Festival 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Joslin Park, Main Street Oxford (Rain location Community Center) Join us for a fun-filled day learning about pollinators and native plants.  Planned activities include frrnative pplant give-away, pollinator talk, community challenge, plant sales, interactive demonstrations, information tables, craft vendors, children’s games and crafts, ballong twister and face painting. Tour the 1872 Schoolhouse and more. Sponsored by the Oxford Conservation Commission and Oxford Grow Native for Pollinators Campaign


• Sutton Fourth of July parade kicks off from Sutton Center at 10 am.  Fun community events will be held at the Sutton Schools from 11 am to 4 pm.  Information on the parade, participants, and the post parade events can be found at  The Historical Society will be set up with the civil war cannon for ole tyme photos.  Stop by and learn about what the Society has to offer, and how we are preserving local history and preparing for the Nation's 250th anniversary.  Visit for more information.


• Alexander's Jazz Time Band. Come join us at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common, Grafton, on Sun, June 30th at 6:30 PM for a concert of jazzy popular tunes for the 1920's and early 1930's. A period-style band will present a program of familiar standards - as well as some forgotten gems - by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and others - all in authentic Jazz-Age arrangements.  Admission is $20, $16 for students and seniors. 


• Calling all trivia fans. Here’s a chance to show off your knowledge aat the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum at 283 Main Street , Douglas at 7 p.m. for the Time to test your trivia smarts. Entry fee is $10.00 per team member. This covers your

entry into the competition as well as never-ending refreshments of coffee, tea, cold drinks and confectionery treats.  The winning team will receive half of the amount collected for entry fees and the other half will be used for needed repairs and upkeep of the E. N. Jenckes Store Museum. There will be multiple rounds in several subjects. Total score from all rounds will determine the winning team. If necessary, a tie breaker question or questions will

determine the winning team.


• Polar Park Town Takeover Day for Millbury. Tickets are $15 to watch the WooSox take on the Red Wings at 6:45 p.m. For the third straight year, the WooSox will host a number of towns and cities from across the commonwealth at Polar Park for “Town Takeover” nights. Tickets purchased for each Town Takeover game will benefit a non-profit from that town. At the end of the season, the town with the largest turnout will be rewarded with a trophy and special recognition!


• Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm Street, Millbury. Admission is $20 for members and $30 for future members.


• St. Patrick’s Parish, 7 East St, Whitinsville Sat, July 20th, 5PM - 9PM! Dynamite Sandwiches, ice-cold beer, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and frozen treats will be served prior to the Northbridge Fireworks. Take-out options will also be available. The rain date for this event is July 21. For more information, call 508-234-5656.


• Charlton City United Methodist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School (VBS) through July 25. VBS is from 6-8 p.m. come home from work and bring your bored kids to us! The kids will enjoy some fun time, but also learn about God and being a good person.  Contact our director at [email protected] or Pastor John at [email protected] for more information or to register your kids. CCUMC is located at 74 Stafford Street in Charlton.


• Collectibles, Cards, and Craft Show Coming to Charlton. Charlton City United Methodist Church (74 Stafford Street, Charlton) will once again host Dynamic Collectibles, Cards, and Craft Show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Planned as a quarterly event, the show will be jam-packed with vendors and feature lunch, baked goods, and other goodies. The previous show, held in May, attracted over 150 people. Entrance is free, but purchases support a number of non-profit organizations partnered with Charlton City UMC. Partial proceeds will support Abby’s House in Worcester, a heat fuel assistance program for Charlton seniors, and UMCOR (the Methodist disaster relief agency. Donations will also be collected at the door for Target ALS. Further information, including vendor inquiries: Joe Dupont. [email protected] .


• The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce invites members and prospective members for its signature event, “Steamers at Sunset” held at The Barn at Blissful Meadows Golf Club , 801 Chockalog Road, Uxbridge.  The event runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lobster, steak, chicken or vegetarian  options. Prices range from $75 - $110 for members, higher for preospective members.  Passed hors d’oeuvres, choice of steamers or corn chowder. Garden salad, baked potato, summer vegetable and light dessert. Cash bar. RSVP by August 7.

The New England Country 

Music Club 

Dances with live classic country bands - Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., Uxbridge

Sunday, June 23, “Angela West & Showdown”

Sunday, July 7, "Rustic Country"

Sunday July 21, Oldies dance with DJ Paul

Doors open at 12:15, live music 1-5pm

Snacks may be brought in, cash bar for beverages.

Third Wednesday of each Month

• Coin Show at the VFW Post 1385. 13 Cross Road, Uxbridge. 3-7 p.m. Free Admission, Free Appraisals