Sponsored by the Fitchburg Lions Club
Saturday September 28th, 2019 5-9pm at the Fitchburg Senior Center
Sally Brown, Fitchburg Community Lions President
Debbie Dion, Fitchburg Community Lions Board
Henry St John
Blacksmith Art & Renaissance Faire
Achla Bahl Madan, Founder
Valerie Guzman, Battallion Commander MCJROTC
2019 Greek Festival
Join us for #GreekFitchburg Festival 2019!
Come experience our Greek culture with authentic food, live music & traditional dance!
FREE SHUTTLE from Riverside Plaza (available Saturday only)
Saturday by Athenian Entertainment
Friday's "Taverna Night" by DJ Corey
Our own Floga Dancers Saturday at 2pm & 7pm!
100% YIAYIA'S ORIGNAL RECIPES MADE FRESH - COME SEE WHY PEOPLE SAY OUR FOOD IS THE BEST!
Moussaka, Pastichio, Spanakopita, Souvlaki Kabobs, Gyros, Loukoumades, Baklava, Galaktoboureko, Koulourakia & more!
Grand prize cash raffle $5,000
Agora Shop (All proceeds to Holy Trinity)
Outdoor Bar & Coffee Shop - the BEST Frappe this side of the Atlantic!
Kids Crafts & Games
The Forge Theater Lab
A Night of Zeppelin
Iris Rivera, Lead vocalist
David Cobb, Drums
Christopher Lees, Guitarist
Chris Taveras, Bass Guitarist
Beth Robbins of the Fitchburg Parks and Recreation Department joins us to talk about the upcoming Music Festivals in the City of Fitchburg
Fitchburg Riverfront Park Music Festivals
Concerts on the Common
Adult Day Health
Ann Marie Dolimpio, Director of Fitchburg Adult Day Health with GVNA Healthcare, INC.
Salsa on the Riverfront
Emmanuella Demosthenes Co-Founder/Event Organizer Salsa on the Riverfront
Marissa Monteiro Co-founder/Dance Instructor Salsa on the Riverfront
Fitchburg Youth Football & Cheer and the Mass Youth Football Alliance
Anthony Lucas - director of special projects
Ben-Ali Lazare - Intern
Jay Nash - Intern
Mass Phoenix, Semi Pro Football
John Kiedaisch, Team Owner
Mass Phoenix is a Summer football league and their season begins on Saturday the 8th of June and runs until Labor Day. More than 50% of the team is from Fitchburg.
Registration Now Open For The 2019 Season!
If you would like to play for the Mass Phoenix during the 2019 season, please click on the link below and fill out our player registration form. Off-season team activities will begin in late January, sign up now so you can earn your spot and take a run at the East Coast Football League championship..!
PSA: Wil Darcangelo
Susan Buchholz, Director Joint Coalition on Health
Julia Armstrong - She and her husband are working to establish Recovery Coaching and related supports in Cleghorn
Donald Flagg - owner/operator of Crossing Over and MASH board member
Keith Barnaby - North Central MA outreach worker with AIDS project Worcester
Tara Rivera and/or Irene Hernandez
Peter McKenna, Substance Abuse Counselor at ABC Counseling Services in Fitchburg
Sahar Ghavimi, Persian artist .
Dr. Tatjana Kobb, Boston Sustainability Advising
UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Dining for Hunger, Michael Della Monaca
PSA: Centralmassfit - with Alan Scherer et al
Guitar lovers who meet monthly to learn, play and sharguitar techniques, tips and fun. All skill levels welcome, from novice to brilliant.
Paul Murphy, Guitar League Chapter leader
Ken Macy, local performer
Glen Jackson, member
The purpose of this show is to collectively share our knowledge and resources with the community at large regarding the necessity of allies, what are allies, how one can be an ally, the importance of having allies in the healing process of child abuse, sexual assault trauma, including men as allies within the child abuse and sexual assault arena and raising awareness generally.
Some of the points I'd like to cover are how to be a support for those who have been abused; men can be abused too and reasons why more don't speak out; maybe even briefly speak on why in your opinion this has been such a pervasive epidemic. Of course, if we can get the foundational information - defining sexual and child abuse as well as the other abuses that relate, (emotional, verbal, financial, etc.) that would be beneficial as well.
Kenisha Coy - My CARE Initiative
Jessica Diaz - YWCA
Stephanie Dondero - Fitchburg Police Department
Lt. Jeffrey Howe - Fitchburg Police Department
Heidi Sue LeBoeuf - Pathways for Change
Craig Mortley - YWCA
Amie J. Spicer - My CARE Initiative
PSA: 5th Annual Fitchburg Child Safety Day 2019
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected.
Kim Archambault, NHA, Executive Director, Sterling Village
Patti Creen, LSW (Long Term Care Social Worker at Sterling Village
Michele Morin, Community Relations, Sterling Village
Elaine Lally, RN, BSN, CHPN, Compassus Hospice
5th Annual Fitchburg Child Safety Day 2019
Joe Firmani, Charles W Moore, Secretary
Michael Cook, Charles W Moore Community Outreach.
Michael Cavanagh, Charles W Moore Community Outreach
Nick Landry, Fitchburg Fire
Matt Fraticelli, Fitchburg Fire
The Arc of Opportunity - Take me out to the Ball Game!
The Adventure of Dharma Doxie by author Chell Sommese
Kelli Lundgren- Alternative Spring Break ??
ASB is a group of 22 students and 2 advisors that travel south in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity to help build houses for those in need. They give up their spring break to do productive meaningful volunteer work. This trip is 100% based on fundraising and individual costs.
Bin There, Dump That The clean guys in a trashy business. Wachusett Dumpster Rental, Wachusett@bintheredumpthat.com, 978-582-1176 with Julie Paradise
Wings of Transcendence
442 Mechanic St (5.32 mi)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
Reiki Master, Hypnotherapy, NLP Coaching & Spiritual Guide. Specialized program to treat Addiction Issues, in person or via phone. Send pm or visit web
This company is dedicated to finding a more affordable, further reaching treatment alternative for Substance Use Disorder
Reiki, Hypnosis, NLP Counselling and Spiritual Guidance. Can be done in person or via phones, messenger or ZOOM app.
Jared Toman, MD, MBA
250 Green Street, Suite 205
Gardner, MA 01440
With ortho at Leominster downsizing we want to extend our demographic to help that area too.
Jessie Olson, Membership and Events Manager from Fitchburg Art Museum along Candice Bancheri, Fellow join us to discuss their newest Museum Exhibit: Fire and Light: Otto Piene as well as the upcoming events, The Age of Aquarius and Art in Bloom.
Joe Bowen, Chair of the Fitchburg Cultural Council, joins to talk about the 2019 Fitchburg Cultural Council Grantees!
Wil Darcangelo, Spiritual Director for the First Parish Church of Fitchburg, joins us to discuss the plans for the First Parish 250 Year Time Capsule, and First Night at the First Parish on New Years 2019.
Genaro Hall, CEO and Founder of GAK KID
Dawn Aker-ayala from The Finicky Fork Catering Company
PSA: Monica McNamara For Come Together Another night of BEATLES music coming your way featuring local artists to benefit Fitchburg Music for Youth!
This year's lineup includes:
Dan Cormier & Friends
New Pond Fondle
Caves on Mars
The Glass Onion Quartet
(featuring members of Krakow & Caitlin Sausville)
Our So-Called Live Music
Mark Marquis & Lizzy Marquis
Monica Lynn McNamara & Friends
New Soul Review (members of Soulstice & NPF)
Sean Daley and The Hooligans
other special guests...
The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance, a not-for-profit arts agency and Eddy's Music, have partnered to bring free or low cost options for music lessons to disadvantaged area youth.
Tickets are now available in advance from our friends at City Music in Leominster, the Fitchburg Armory, thru all performers & night of the show for $10! Please don't wait. This event could sell out.
Children under 10 are free! Bring the family!
Food will be on sale from Jimmy D's BBQ & Slow Cooking! Henna Tattoos by Crystal Blanchard. The bar is CASH ONLY! Repeat... Cash ONLY!
Photobooth: Hashtag the event at #cometogetherfitchburg
Live artist on site: Jon Allen www.jonallenart.com
Doors: 5pm Show: 6pm
We strongly encourage carpooling!
Non perishable food drive on site!
Stay tuned! :-) Roll up, roll up! -DC
Environmental scientist Ralph Baker joins us to discuss climate change, biodiversity, conventional approaches to forest management and how they should be rethought. Biodiversity emergency with a 6th extinction event potential.
Anna Wilkins, Executive Director of the North County Land Trust, joins us to discuss trees in general, forests and forest ecology, local timber markets and management of forests, history of New England forests, green infrastructure, climate change and forests.
Northern Worcester County Landlords Association
Brenda Coveno-Watson, Founder and Membership Director
Brian Lucier, President of NWCLA
Here is info on joining; http://www.nwcla.com/join.htm
Lunenburg Skate Park
Greek Church Fair - Dec 1st
The Forge Theater Lab
Chat with Senator Dean. A Tran on recent and upcoming bills and proposals in the Massachusetts State Senate
Clerk of Courts Candidate Joanne Powell
PSA: North Central Mass Chamber
National G.O.E. Day
Blacksmith Art and Renaissance Faire
Fitchburg 2018 GREEK FEST
2018 Greek Fest in Fitchburg September 14 and 15
BAY STATE BRAWLERS
Fitchburg Cultural Council
Joe Bowen, Chair, Fitchburg Cultural Council
Emmanuella Janita, Fitchburg Cultural Council
United Way Youth Venture
Genevieve Raboin from Helping Paws:
As lovers of animals, the creators knew when they heard about the UWYV program that their focus would be on trying to help all those animals out there who are desperately waiting on a nice family to call home. These girls are using their connections throughout the Leominster and Fitchburg communities to raise awareness about the issue of stray and homeless animals and to raise money to support the local efforts of the Fitchburg and Leominster Animal Shelter.
Estelle Arsenault from Current Events Club:
This Team understands the importance of doing community service, particularly for youth, but wanted to ensure that they and their peers could connect to service that they are passionate about. The Current Events Club is helping FHS students to earn community service hours for causes they truly care about while learning about issues affecting the community—often straight from news headlines. This examination and discussion about cause and effect of social issues, natural disasters, and more aims to help their peers understand the responsibility they have to participate in leading change.
Jake, one of UWYV Outreach Specialists
No Evil Project
Troy B. Thompson, Creator and Executive Director.
AJ Leto, President
Ali Kane, Vice President
The No Evil Project is a nonprofit organization that uses art to challenge stereotypes in a fun way by giving a wide variety of people a voice to show how they are doing good things in the community and are not defined by their labels.
Each participant poses as the Three Wise Monkeys, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil; picks three labels that describe themselves; and writes a good thing they’ve done to show they’re “not evil”. We have photographed over 7,500 people at companies, colleges, high schools, festivals, and organizations.
Participating helps us question our own labels, biases, and stereotypes, without the defensiveness these topics traditionally cause; and seeing the photos and stories of others humanizes the labels we may not relate to, helps us find things in common with them, challenges our assumptions, and starts new conversations.
Our next major exhibit is at the Fitchburg Art Museum and will run from December 3rd 2018 to January 29th 2019. It will feature people that live, work, and play in the Fitchburg area. We encourage everyone to be a part of the exhibit by attending a public photo shoot, or having us come to their business or organization.
See the exhibit page at https://www.noevilproject.com/exhibits/fitchburg-art-museum to see upcoming photo shoots and learn more about the project.
Howard Johnson: Phantastrophies
Howard Johnson, a life-long resident of Worcester, Massachusetts, is one of the most original and distinctive artists working in New England today. His artwork has often been described as “visionary,” and indeed he has spent his entire career creating images of things that most of the rest of us could never see, or even imagine.
Johnson’s visions are informed by his deep interests in avenues of intellectual and creative pursuit that attempt to understand, or at least describe, phenomena at the furthest reaches of human comprehension–myth, legend, religion, occult and arcane philosophical systems (like alchemy), science fiction and fantasy, and the search for extraterrestrials.
His drawings of other beings, other worlds, and other states of mind seem like pictures grabbed from dreams or hallucinations. They depict shallow, claustrophobic spaces of indeterminate scale, crowded with dense mobs of monsters and aliens, accompanied by objects and symbols borrowed from both American popular culture and ancient rituals. The creatures shift, intertwine, and focus their unsettling attention directly on us.
These fantastic scenes are made palpable and emotionally powerful by Johnson’s prodigious aesthetic technique. For many years, he has been a master draftsman, with a virtuoso command of line. More recently, he has added color to his artistic arsenal to make his images both richly attractive and creepily repulsive. Johnson is also a student of art history, and has closely studied Pablo Picasso, the Surrealists, Hieronymus Bosch, and other artists who have shared his penchant for the bizarre. To this mix he adds sensuality, a dark humor, and curious titles that serve only to deepen the mystery of his apparitions.
PSA: Bay State Brawlers
PSA: No Evil Project
Rachelle Beaudoin - Author of High Brow
The book is the result of a participatory project in which I made prints of people's eyebrows using Akua ink and paper. The process mimics brow waxing but results in a unique image of a the participant's eyebrow. After giving a print to the participant, I printed 5-6 more and collected 100 people's eyebrows to make into a limited edition leather bound artist book called High Brow.
A writer from Fitchburg, MA, DeMisty Bellinger, wrote several new pieces including a two poems and a work of non-fiction about eyebrows.
High Brow is a participatory artist book created from the direct prints of eyebrows created by the artist Rachelle Beaudoin, of Peterborough, NH. She has enlisted friends, contacts, and strangers, both men and women, to create each page of the book from a unique individual’s eyebrow printed directly on to the page. With each sitter, she will created 8 small prints from one eyebrow. She will then selected the 5 strongest prints for a limited professionally bound edition of 5 books. The social aspect of this work is extremely important. Sitting and talking with the participants mimics other intimate cosmetic rituals like getting your hair washed and cut by another person or getting your eyebrows waxed.
The varying shapes, textures, colors and sizes of the eyebrows will added visual interest while the similarities of the content will unify them. She printed a single eyebrow from each person, which abstracted and unfamiliarized the form. They will become like textured brush strokes on the page. The prints act like a portrait of each sitter, playing off of the scientific analysis of DNA in hair as a personal identifier.
In recent years eyebrows have become the center of the beauty and cosmetics world, with a trend towards a full brow. This fixation and obsession is what Beaudoin is responding to in her work. The trend towards fuller eyebrows is particularly interesting as it illustrates the beauty myth and shows how cultural conventions and standards change revealing themselves as constructs. Since the 1990s, there has been a marked shift in the aesthetics of eyebrows compared to the present day style.
To complete the project, hosted house party, enlisted students and colleagues work and printed strangers eyebrows Gravity Gallery in North Adams, MA. The book contains the eyebrows prints from 100 participants.
Rachelle Beaudoin is an artist who uses video, wearables, and performance to explore feminist issues and identity within popular culture. She attended the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master’s degree in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design. She was a Fulbright artist-in-residence at quartier21 in Vienna, Austria in 2014. In 2015, she was a Clowes Fund Fellow at Vermont Studio Center. She currently teaches at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA.
Iphie Burg & Susan Sudhalter - Authors of You are a Voice
What a wonderful little book. I read this to my nephew over the weekend, he begged for me to let him take it home and has had his mom read it to him at bedtime every night since. If you have a shy child, or even a shy inner-child, I highly recommend this book! The illustrations are fantastic as well, sure to remain on my bookshelf for years to come
Chuck Bagg - Author of How to Fix America, Pick any problem and I have a solution for it & Big Fat Lies
There are lots of books that expose a problem, rant about how bad it is, explain how it got that way, and try to assign blame, but offer no solution. This book offers simple workable solutions to all of our political, social, and economic problems. I offer solutions related to the Budget, Crime, Drugs, Education, Elections, Energy & Pollution, Finance, Health care, Obesity, Poverty, Religion, Solid Waste, Terrorism, Unemployment, and more. -How to Fix America, Pick any problem and I have a solution for it
Virtually everything you have ever been told about fat — the kind you eat, the kind you wear, and the kind that clogs up your arteries — is false. The government, the media, and the medical establishment, are all telling the same huge whoppers. The anti-fat propaganda is so pervasive and persistent it is tantamount to brainwashing. Any research study or scientific discovery that dares to suggest that eating a high fat diet might be good for you simply doesn’t get reported in the popular media. This little pamphlet will disprove the lies and expose the truth. It also offers a clever new method of loosing weight. - Big Fat Lies
PSA: Longsjo Classic
A roundtable discussion of 5-6 cannabis industry professionals or advocates to discuss current cannabis policy and impacts and upcoming changes.
Derek Cloutier from New England Veterans Alliance Inc.
Joseph Gilmore from the Massachusetts Consumer Recreational Council
Rob Durante, COO Medwell Health & Wellness
Rosa, Educated Adult-Use Cannabis Consumer