Saturday, July 10, 2010

Weekend of July 16, 17, 18

Hi Families, Here are some new things going on this coming weekend mostly around Worcester and one event on Nantucket (if you are lucky enough to be heading there). The Big Dipper Ice Cream Fest in Worcester looks like quite an event on Saturday and for a great cause. Plus the admission is very reasonable. Consider eating ice cream first, grabbing some dinner and heading over to neighboring West Boylston for an outdoor family-friendly rock concert at Goodale Park. Have fun everyone. Carrie Wattu, editor

Friday, July 16

FREE admission from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Boston Children's Museum. Good time to give the kids a long nap and explore this great museum for free.

Friday, July 16, 2010
Open Playgroup at the MOMS Club of Hubbardston. They hold a monthly Membership Circle/Open Playgroup on the 3rd Friday of every month at 10am. It's FREE!
If you are a MOM from Barre, Hubbardston, Princeton, or Templeton, join the group! Please RSVP for the event in advance or contact the MOMS Club to learn more about the MOMS Club of Hubbardston Area, a local chapter of the MOMS Club International (a support group for mothers).

Saturday, July 17

Ayla Brown, American Idol Finalist to Perform and Senator Scott Brown and Family to Celebrity Scoop at the Dipper at 11 a.m.

On Saturday, July 17th at Worcester’s favorite festival, the Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival at Elm Park from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The festival fronts on Russell Street.

Proceeds from the Big Dipper benefit the programs of Children’s Friend, so not only will you be sampling some of the best ice cream in the region, you’ll be supporting a great cause. Chartered in 1849, Children’s Friend is the oldest child and family service agency in central Massachusetts. Want to volunteer? Email Deb Huegel at Our volunteers have fun, eat all the ice cream they want, and get a free t-shirt.

In addition to scrumptious all-you-can-eat ice cream from national and local vendors, there will be a huge raffle with a Bose Wave Radio as the Grand Prize, a food tent with charbroiled hot dogs and hamburgers, snacks and drinks, face painting, Moonwalks, an obstacle course, all-day entertainment, balloons, clowns, team mascots, and the very cute and cuddly NEADS puppies. The Lions District 33A will be at the Dipper with their Sightmobile to provide free hearing and sight checks. Child Protection Resources, Inc. and New York Life Insurance Co. will supply free fingerprinting and photo ID’s for the kids. This is a great and affordable day for kids and adults.

Admission to the all-you-can-eat ice cream tent is $5.00 for ages 10 and up; $2.00 for ages 5 – 9; and free for under 5.

Saturday, July 17

Vendor Day at Cutie Patuties in Leominster, 9 a.m. - 3 p .m.
Johnny Appleseed Plaza
1031 Central Street, Leominster
Have you ever wished you could buy Pampered Chef or Tupperware products without having to invite all your friends over? Cuties is inviting all of your favorite home parties to New England’s favorite consignment superstore. Pampered Chef, Tastefully simple, Tupperware and many more will be here on this fun-filled day.

Entertainment provided by Crystal Entertainment Services Bounce House, Carnival Games, Balloons and Face Paintings for the Kids... Fun for all Age!

Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day

Dunkin Donuts, Athens Pizza and Lidios
will bring your favorite food and beverages to you.

As an added benefit if you consign with Cutie’s you can use your store credit to shop with any of the vendors at the event.

For more information, visit

Saturday, July 17, 2010
1st Annual “Arts for the Animals” Show
Outdoor Art Exhibit Benefits Worcester County’s Homeless Pets

(Worcester MA) – The Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) is pleased to invite the public to the first annual Arts for the Animals show and sale, Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 12 noon to 5PM (rain date is Saturday, July 24th) at WARL, 139 Holden Street in Worcester, MA. The event will showcase fine artists and crafters; funds raised from artist participation will directly support the vital programs and services at WARL. Admission is free for the public to come and shop for unique and locally made art, craft, and design.

Additionally, the day’s program includes a raffle, refreshments, information about WARL’s available animals, and more. Artists may contact Cheryl Krylowicz, Arts for the Animals Coordinator, at, or call 508.853.0030.

For more information, visit or call 508.853.0030.

Saturday, July 17th

Where else can you listen to music with the kids? Hear Power Play perform such covers as "Brick House," "Jessie's Girl," "Stand by Me" and more at Goodale Park in West Boylston. It's an outdoor venue...very casual and very fun for a summer night in a small town right next to Worcester. $10 per adults. Children under 10 are FREE! or

Beginning Sunday, July 18th

Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum to Host Family Fun Days
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum will host Family Fun Days throughout this summer on Sunday July 18, 2010 and Sunday August 22, 2010, as part of the museum’s summer activity program. Events will include storytelling, games, and hands-on activities. Admission is $10 for the family, or free for members of the Egan Maritime Institute.

The Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Columbus Day and is located at 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town. Admission is free to members, $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 – 18, and free to children under 5. For more information call (508) 228-1885. Visit online at .

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