North Central Mass Events

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Gardner Theatre Guild Exhibit at The Gardner Museum

Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St, Gardner, MA

Exhibit runs until Dec 18 with Sept. 1, 1 pm. Opening of Gardner Theatre Guild exhibition at The Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St., Gardner. From 1939 until the early 1960s, local residents produced top-notch “Broadway Shows” at the Miller's Opera House, The Little Theater, and Pearson Auditorium and supported several organizations with funds raised by […]

Rita Parisi shares “Gothic Victorian Tales”

Fitchburg Historical Society 781 Main St, Fitchburg, MA

Enter the world of 19th c. New England regional writer, Sarah Orne Jewett with this theatrical presentation. Meet a family embroiled in a family curse, an odd stranger who comes to a small town and an old woman who may or may not immortal.

Special Guest Tour of the S. K. Pierce Mansion

S. K. Pierce Mansion 4 West Broadway, Gardner, MA

This “one night only” tour of the haunted mansion is hosted by former resident Victoria Casanova, who will take visitors through the Mansion, recounting her many experiences while living there. Victoria Casanova was a resident of the S.K. Pierce Mansion from 2000 to 2007 with her family. During her years in the house, she had […]

Poetry Night at the Museum

Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St, Gardner, MA

Published Boston/RI poet Ryk McIntyre has toured nationally and in Canada, opening for varied acts, and has performed his work at NYC’s New School, Boston’s ICA and Strand Theater, among others. He will present his poems, and the role of sobriety in his life.

Treasures from the Attic: An Antiques Appraisal Event

Townsend United Methodist Church 265 Main St, Townsend, MA

The Townsend Historical Society has partnered with Central Mass Auctions to bring back this antique appraisal day. Guests may bring up to three items to be verbally appraised by Wayne Tuiskula. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door. There is no charge to come watch.

The Stories Behind the Treasures of World War II

Fort Devens Museum 94 Jackson Road, Devens, MA

Join us on Saturday October 15th for a presentation by WWII militaria collector Bill Shea. He will bring various items from his own collection and highlight their fascinating stories which give these pieces a unique place in history. Bill is a retired history teacher from Hubbardston. He and his son, Patrick, are currently the proprietors […]

All Shall Be Well

Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St, Gardner, MA

Those encouraging words by 14th century mystic and anchoress, Julian of Norwich, have soothed humanity during its darkest times. Now is the time to revisit her words as we struggle through our greatest human reckoning to date. Presenter is Will Darcangelo, M.Div. Minister of First Parish of Fitchburg and First Church of Lancaster, columnist and […]

Opening Night at Meadow Hall

Groton Hill Music Center 36 King Street, Littleton, MA

Maestro Bruce Hangen and the Vista Philharmonic chamber players present an enticing program for chamber orchestra, including Aaron Copland’s all-time favorite, Appalachian Spring, and featuring young harpist Li-Shan Tan in the music of Ravel.

Bumbling through the Hindu Kush

Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St, Gardner, MA

Local journalist and author Chris Woolf will talk about his new book, “Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush: A Memoir of Fear and Kindness in Afghanistan.” What happens when a regular person accidentally finds themselves lost in the middle of a war? In 1991, BBC journalist Chris Woolf traveled to Afghanistan. The government in Kabul was […]

Bumbling through the Hindu Kush

Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St, Gardner, MA

Local journalist and author Chris Woolf will talk about his new book, “Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush: A Memoir of Fear and Kindness in Afghanistan.” In 1991, he travelled to Afghanistan to visit a BBC colleague. They hitched a ride with an aid convoy and bumbled straight into the war.