News from our members

Main St. Live – Fitchburg’s Music Festival

Join us for this FREE EVENT. Main St. will come alive with the sound of 15+ LIVE PERFORMANCES on streets and storefronts.

Food Trucks! Family Activities! Interactivie Art! Fun!

Happening right after the Blacksmith Festival in rain or shine.

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge

Featuring Sam Adams Boston Brewery

Chef ’s Selection of German Appetizers
Boston Lager
Bratwurst Soup
Bohemian Pilsner
Apple Fennel Salad, Cider Vinaigrette
Bread Basket with Pumpernickel & Rye Breads
Honey Rye Pale Ale
Pan Seared Scallops with Pork Belly Jam
Maple Red Ale
Chipotle Cinnamon Rubbed Bone-in Center Cut Pork Chop
Chef ’s Selection of Accompaniments
Pumpkin Mousse, Whipped Cream &Toasted Pumpkin Seed
20 Pounds of Pumpkin Ale
Freshly Brewed Coffee & Assorted Teas
Sam Adams Utopia
Seasonal Music by DJ Vision

Friday, October 20, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. Registration • 6:30 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner

$55.00 Per Person • $100.00 Per Couple • $450.00 Per Table of Ten
Prices include tax and administrative fees. Limited number of overnight rooms available at a discounted rate.


150 Great Wolf Drive • Fitchburg, MA 01420
Per person
(includes tax and gratuity)
Per person
(includes tax and gratuity)
Sunday, December 10, 2017 and
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
After breakfast, join us in the lobby for The Forest Friends Show,

Treat your family to a holiday breakfast!
Children ages 4-10:


Snowland Song and our Hot Chocolate Station!

Breakfast Buffet Menu
• Chilled orange, apple & cranberry juices
• Fresh fruit salad
• Assorted cold cereals with skim & 2% milk
• Farm fresh scrambled eggs
• Fresh biscuits with sausage gravy
• Belgian waffle station with traditional & creative kid toppings
• Crisp smoked bacon & sausage
• Home fried potatoes
• Freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas
Space is limited! Reserve today at 978.516.0155
or via email at

Breakfast with Santa 2017


Reception is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy the feel of a big holiday party
for a small holiday price. Party includes:
• Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
• Dinner buffet with a dessert station
• DJ and dancing
• Santa appearance with prizes
• Attendees will receive a voucher for 4 water park
passes to be used on a future date
Seats available Friday, December 8
and Friday, December 15, 2017.
$59.00 Per Person Includes tax and gratuity
Overnight suites available at a discounted rate.
Reserve now. Contact group sales at 978.516.0146
to reserve your space today!

$39.00 Per Person Includes tax and gratuity
Treat your staff to a holiday luncheon
at Great Wolf Lodge®.
Attendees will receive a voucher for 4 water park passes
to be used on a future date
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
Come and enjoy the feel of a big holiday party for a
small holiday price. Enter to win some fabulous prizes
given out by Santa himself!
Seats available Fridays, December 1,
December 8 and December 15, 2017.
Overnight suites available at a discounted rate.
Contact group sales at 978.516.0146 or to
reserve your space today!

Holiday Mixer 2017

Wachusett Mountain Expands Labor Day Celebration This Year

To mark the 25th Anniversary of its annual Labor Day Clearance Sale at MTNside Ski & Ride Shop (September 1-4th), this year Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has expanded the weekend to include a huge variety of extra events and activities.


In addition the sale which features deals up to 60% off, this year’s Labor Day celebration includes a Mountain Music & Craft Beer Party on Saturday (12-5 pm), Sunday (12-5 pm) and Monday (12-3 pm).   Featured lives bands (with no cover charge) are Way Up South and Little Sugar & the Big Spoonful on Sat.; We & the Dawg and The Curtis Mayflower on Sun.; and Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse and August First on Mon.  The Craft Beer Party will feature more than a dozen top local and regional craft brews (featuring Wachusett, Switchback, Goose Island, Wormtown, Harpoon, Stony Creek, NBPT, Blue Point and many others) – who will also be competing for Wachusett’s new “Taste to Tap” Competition.  The beer with the most number one votes on the special “Top Tap” ballot will earn preferred tap position in the newly renovated Coppertop Lounge for the winter plus a special “Top Tap” trophy to display at their brewery and other prizes.


The celebration will also include a Mountain BBQ; Food Trucks; Family Fun activities (including a kids’ ski deck, moonbounce, facepaining and more.  Wachusett’s scenic SkyRide will also be in operation al weekend offering chairlift rides to the summit.


The Labor Day Clearance Sale offer savings up to 60% on select items.  Deals on ski and snowboard equipment and apparel – savings on Adult ski/binding packages; Demo gear; shells & jackets; 30-40% off skis & boots; 35% off snowboards & boots; and incredible savings on children’s rentals, lease packages and ski/binding packages.


For details, visit

“What’s Up Doc?” Lecture Series

What’s Up Doc?
Lecture Series
Friday, September 8, 2017
8 – 9am
Presented by:
Kristen Cooney from Tufts Medicare Preferred
Please join us for an informative discussion about Medicare. Learn how Medicare
works, when and how to enroll and about Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D.
A question and answer portion will follow the presentation
DoubleTree by Hilton
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
A light breakfast will be served
This is a free event, but registration is required. To register or for
more information, contact Kathy Boudreau, or 978-466-4516.




Ebenezer Scrooge sums up his feelings about Christmas with a curmudgeonly “Bah! Humbug!” But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well-known story. Proving its staying power with a decade long run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol is sure to be fun for the entire family!


DIRECTOR – David Allen Prescott


CHOREOGRAPHER – Nicole Couture Skorb


CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for 7 men, 5 women, several children; plus ensemble

(See character descriptions below).





WHERE? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

WHEN?  Adult auditions – Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00PM sharp. Children’s auditions – Sunday, September 24 at 4PM. Possible callbacks Sunday, September 25 at 5PM.

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated – no appointment needed


Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability. Expect a dance/movement audition and readings from the script.  (If you can tap dance, please bring tap shoes – this is not a requirement)

Performance Dates:   November 24, 25, December 1, 2

 at 8:00PM; November 26 and December 3 at 2:00pm


Tentative Rehearsal Schedule:

Sundays from 6PM to 9PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM to 10PM, beginning September 28






A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.

Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Mr. Cratchit

A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.

Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Mrs. Cratchit

Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got.

Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Tiny Tim

Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.

Gender: Male; Age: 9 to 12; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3



Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.

Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Ghost Of Christmas Present

A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.

Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Ghost Of Christmas Past

An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter.

Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 60; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3



Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future

A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.

Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3



Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.

Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 55; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Scrooge’s Mother


Young Scrooge





Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.

Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Mrs. Fezziwig

The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.

Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 60; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3


Mr. Fezziwig

A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.

Gender: Male; Age: 55 to 65; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3



Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks

NRA Home Firearm Safety (with Live-Fire Segment)

This next class coming up, “NRA Home Firearm Safety (with Live-Fire Segment)”, was primarily scheduled during the week for all our real estate, salon, and shift people, or anyone who really needs to work weekends. It is a MA state prerequisite to apply for your LTC/FID.


This class is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th and runs from 9am to 4:30pm.


COST:  $125

LOCATION:  South Fitchburg Hunting and Fishing Club

60 Warren Road

Townsend, MA 01469


For those who already have their LTCs, we have the Advanced Handgun Level-1 on Thursday, August 31st from 9am to 1pm.


COST:  $90

LOCATION:  South Fitchburg Hunting and Fishing Club

60 Warren Road

Townsend, MA 01469


You need your own equipment, including a non-closing OWB holster and 100 rounds of factory-made ammunition for this advanced handgun class.


To register for either of these classes call Bruce at 508-864-7473.