9/18/19 German Octoberfest, Run4Fun, Blacksmith & Renaissance Faire
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

9/18/19 German Octoberfest, Run4Fun, Blacksmith & Renaissance Faire

German Octoberfest

  • 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

Run4Fun

  • Henry St John

  • Jenn Miola

Blacksmith Art & Renaissance Faire

  • Achla Bahl Madan, Founder

  • Valerie Guzman, Battallion Commander MCJROTC

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8/28/19 Greek Festival & The Forge Theater Lab
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

8/28/19 Greek Festival & The Forge Theater Lab

2019 Greek Festival

Join us for #GreekFitchburg Festival 2019!

Come experience our Greek culture with authentic food, live music & traditional dance!

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING
FREE SHUTTLE from Riverside Plaza (available Saturday only)

LIVE MUSIC
Saturday by Athenian Entertainment
Friday's "Taverna Night" by DJ Corey

TRADITIONAL DANCE
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!

RAFFLES
Grand prize cash raffle $5,000
Themed baskets

SHOPPING
Agora Shop (All proceeds to Holy Trinity)
Outdoor Bar & Coffee Shop - the BEST Frappe this side of the Atlantic!

ACTIVITIES
Kids Crafts & Games

The Forge Theater Lab



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7/24/19 Live Music! & Music Festivals
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

7/24/19 Live Music! & Music Festivals

Live Music

A Night of Zeppelin

  • Iris Rivera, Lead vocalist

  • David Cobb, Drums

  • Christopher Lees, Guitarist

  • Chris Taveras, Bass Guitarist

Wildcat O'Halloren

Music Festivals

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

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6/19/19 Fitchburg Football
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

6/19/19 Fitchburg Football

Fitchburg Youth Football & Cheer and the Mass Youth Football Alliance

  • Nathan Bilotta


QB1 Mentality

  • Anthony Lucas - director of special projects

  • Ben-Ali Lazare - Intern

  • Jay Nash - Intern

  • Christian Lopez-Founder


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.

  • http://massphoenix.com/

  • 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..!

    Sign Up Here

PSA: Wil Darcangelo

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5/22/19 Recovery Roundtable
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

5/22/19 Recovery Roundtable

Recovery Roundtable

  • 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

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4/24/19 Guitar League / MyCare Initiative
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

4/24/19 Guitar League / MyCare Initiative

Guitar League

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

MyCare Initiative

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

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4/17/19 National Healthcare Decisions Day/ Child Safety Day
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

4/17/19 National Healthcare Decisions Day/ Child Safety Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

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

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3/20/19 The Arc Take me out to the Ball Game / Dharma Doxie
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

3/20/19 The Arc Take me out to the Ball Game / Dharma Doxie

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.

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2/27/19 Bin There, Dump That & Emerald Society
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

2/27/19 Bin There, Dump That & Emerald Society

Bin There, Dump That The clean guys in a trashy business. Wachusett Dumpster Rental, Wachusett@bintheredumpthat.com, 978-582-1176  with Julie Paradise


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10th Annual Emerald Society Irish Night: March 9th 5-10pm at the Fitchburg Senior Center

  • Rick Howard & Dan Dow of Wachusett Brewing Company

Do you have your tickets yet? They're going fast!  For tickets, click here: irishfestival.ticketbud.com/2019

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2/20/19 Wings of Transcendence & Orthopedics Health Care
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

2/20/19 Wings of Transcendence & Orthopedics Health Care

Wings of Transcendence

442 Mechanic St (5.32 mi)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

(386) 843-8140

wingsoftranscendence333@gmail.com

http://wingsoftranscendence.com

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

Heywood Orthopedics
250 Green Street, Suite 205
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone: 978-632-0800

With ortho at Leominster downsizing we want to extend our demographic to help that area too.

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1/30/19 FAM Upcoming Events/ Fitchburg Cultural Council 2019 Grantees
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

1/30/19 FAM Upcoming Events/ Fitchburg Cultural Council 2019 Grantees

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!


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12/19/18 First Parish 250 Yr Time Capsule/ GAK KID / Finicky Fork
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

12/19/18 First Parish 250 Yr Time Capsule/ GAK KID / Finicky Fork

  • 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
John Girouard
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

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12/12/18 Forest Protection
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

12/12/18 Forest Protection

  • 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.

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11/28/18 NWCA Landlords & Lunenburg Skatepark
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

11/28/18 NWCA Landlords & Lunenburg Skatepark

Northern Worcester County Landlords Association


Lunenburg Skate Park

  • Griffin Caiozzo

  • Aidan Moore

  • Aidan Swift

  • Mason Whitcomb

  • Chris Roy

PSA:

Greek Church Fair - Dec 1st

  • Nikki Connery

The Forge Theater Lab

  • Samantha deManbey

  • Pam Hill

  • Shani Farrell

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8/15/18  Fitchburg Cultural Council/ United Way Youth Venture
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

8/15/18 Fitchburg Cultural Council/ United Way Youth Venture

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

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7/18/18 No Evil Project / Howard Johnson: Phantastrophies
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

7/18/18 No Evil Project / Howard Johnson: Phantastrophies

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

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HOWARD JOHNSON, WISHCRAFT, 2018, 18 X 24 X ¾", PRISMACOLOR, GRAPHITE, INK PEN, CRAYONS, AND VARIOUS PAPERS MOUNTED ON AMPERSAND STAGED BOARD

 

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.

Nick Capasso
FAM Director 


PSA: Bay State Brawlers

PSA: No Evil Project

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06/27/18 Author's Show
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

06/27/18 Author's Show

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

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06/20/18 Cannabis Roundtable
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

06/20/18 Cannabis Roundtable

Cannabis Roundtable

A roundtable discussion of 5-6 cannabis industry professionals or advocates to discuss current cannabis policy and impacts and upcoming changes.

 

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