Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fairs, Fishing, Sales and Pancakes the Weekend of May 14 - 16

TGIF. Here are some quality happenings that are not in our print calendar. Enjoy!

Mayfair 2010 - Worcester

May 14, 2010 to May 16, 2010
The Worcester Center for Crafts presents this annual showcase of artisan crafts, live music, demonstrations, local food, and more. Location: 25 Sagamore Road. Time: Friday, 2 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: adults, $7; children under 12, free. Information: 508-753-8183 or visit

Spring Spectacular
Natick Community Organic Farm
Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p .m.
117 Eliot St.,Natick. Old-fashioned family fun & learning fair and organic seedling sale. Featuring games, demos, great food, nonprofit & vendor fair, hayride, crafts, live music by many talented local performers. A$10, C$3.508-655-2204, Save $1 off admission by walking, biking, or taking public transportation to this event

Get Dirty at Farm Work Day in Barre

Organic Farmers Invite Hands On Participation to Kick off Growing Season
Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. - Noon

Long-time organic farmers Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge of Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF), located at 411 Sheldon Rd, in Barre, MA invite the public to see how its done at the first annual Farm Work Day, Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9AM to 12 noon. A potluck lunch will follow. The event is open to the public; young children must be supervised.

The public is welcome to join us on the farm for 3 hours of fun and work in the field,” confirmed Julie Rawson, farmer, Many Hands Organic Farm. “If you always wanted to find out what goes on behind the scenes at our CSA, or if you would like to learn more about how to raise your own food, this work day is for you. Children are welcome if supervised.”

Beginning at 9AM, participants will see firsthand what is involved in growing and harvesting fresh, certified, organic vegetables and fruit, eggs and meat. Working side by side with the MHOF farmers, adults and children will learn and go home with increased knowledge about and appreciation for growing food. A potluck lunch will follow at 12 noon; participants are asked to bring a dish to share.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Historically, CSA (brought to this country in the mid-80’s) was established to more directly connect farmers and consumers; get money up front to farmers when they really need it; get consumers the freshest possible produce; and take a little bit of the risk out of farming with a guaranteed market. The farmers at MHOF have been running a CSA since 1992 on the farm.

For more information, call (978) 355-2853, email, or visit and the farm's Facebook page.

MoCo Consignment Sale
Sat., May 15
The Three Rivers Building, Route 140 West Boylston
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Come fill your kids' closets with inexpensive spring and summer clothes, great gear and toys! Next-to-new items. Baby, toddler, preschoolers. Maternity. Gear. Come check it out, bring friends, you'll be so glad you did. There's also a raffle for a brand-new Bugaboo Stroller! Cash preferred but MasterCard and Visa accepted. RSVPs appreciated but not required. All sales final.
**baystateparent recommends you stop by MoCo's sale with the kids as there is PLENTY to do around the area before or after the sale. Grab an ice cream at Meola's on Route 12, walk or bike the Rail Trail on Route 140 and throw rocks in the river or play at Pride Park (Route 140) playground (there are picnic tables there if you want to have a picnic). You can also buy penny candy at a cute penny candy store on Route 140 right near MoCo: Parker's.

Youth Fishing Derby
Sat., May 15
9 a.m. to Noon
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Mirror Lake, Devens
Prizes for the ‘biggest fish’ will be awarded in the
following age groups:
Group 1: 6 and under
Group 2: 7 to 10 years
Group 3: 11 to 15 years
Special prize drawing for all participants!
For more information or to register,
contact Devens Recreation
at 978.772.8875 or visit

Greater Worcester Mother's of Twins Club Sale
Saturday, May 15th
Auburn Public Library, 369 Southbridge St., Auburn
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Worcester MOTC will be selling baby and children's items, clothing, gear, etc. They will also be selling household items. Baked goods will be available for sale to benefit the Greater Worcester Mother's of Twins Club. You don't have to have twins to come, All are invited.
Weather permitting.

World's Largest Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, May 15, 2010
8AM to 11AM on Main Street, Springfield

To complete the menu for the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast will be 70 gallons of syrup from Friendly Restaurants, 400 pounds of bacon from Carando Classic Italian, 40 pounds of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Coffee, hundreds of gallons of milk, juice and cream from H. P. Hood, and 170 pounds of butter from Agrimark/Cabot Creamery.
The feast of flapjacks will be served by a small army of volunteers and will be complimented by dancers, displays, clowns, costumed characters and more. The atmosphere is friendly and family oriented, and has been a Springfield tradition since 1986 when the City of Springfield celebrated its 350th birthday. Over the past 24 years, it is estimated to have served more than one million helpings.
Breakfast tickets are $1.00 for children, $3.00 for adults and free to area students with a complimentary ticket distributed through local school systems and active military with valid identification.
For more information about the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast, visit or call the Spirit of Springfield at (413) 733-3800.

North Grafton Elementary Fun Fair
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Times: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join the fun on Saturday, May 15th from 10:00-3:00, Rain or Shine! The Fun Fair is the largest annual fundraising event for the NGES PTG. Join us for all new kids crafts and games, Magic Show featuring Flippo the Clown, and a gently used Book Sale! Plus, all your familiar favorite activities will be there including; Face Painting, Dunk Tank, Hair Spraying, Tattoos, Speed Pitch, Pony Rides, Cake Walk, Obstacle Course, Inflatable Slide and Jumper! Our Raffle & Silent Auction has well over 100 items, some of which include; Boston Red Sox Tickets, Celtics Tickets, Disney Park Hoppers, 2 Flight Vouchers from Direct Air, Authentic Autographed Bruins Jersey, Shrewsbury Racquet Club, YMCA, Pleasant Valley Country Club, Highfields and many more! Please join us for a great day and support a worthy cause! NGES is located at 46 Waterville St. (RTE. 30). For more information please go to

stART on the Street - Worcester
May 16, 2010
Celebrate the end of winter with over 125 artists and crafters from all over New England, live music, children’s activities, and delicious local food. Location: North Main Street. Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: free. Information: visit

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