Event Newsletter - September 2019

Below is the town's monthly newsletter for all of the exciting events in Sturbridge this September. Be sure to follow us on twitter at @visitsturbridge to keep up to date on all of the excitement here in town. If you feels that there's something we missed please let us know by clicking here

Additionally, the Sturbridge Tourist Association is excited to announce that the new 2019 Sturbridge Visitor Guides are now available both online and in businesses all across Sturbridge! Please click here to view a digital version of this years guide and explore all that our community has to offer. 

Special Events

Sturbridge Farmers Market 

Sundays from 9am - 1pm on the Town Common through October 6th 

"Beer for Breakfast," presented by the Stageloft Theater 

September 6th - 22nd, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm 

Speaker Series: "Finding the Lost Battalion" with Author Robert Laplander

September 12th at 6pm at Old Sturbridge Village 

Old Sturbridge Village 12th Annual Gala

September 14th beginning at 4pm - tickets required 

Makers Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village 

September 21st and 22nd All Day 

Sturbridge Historical Society 

September 26th at 7pm in the Publick House 

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village

Wednesdays - Sundays beginning on September 27th and running through November 3rd - tickets required. Show times at 7:30pm with an additional 9:30 show on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Looking Ahead

Sturbridge Herbfest 

October 5th from 9am - 4:30pm at the Sturbridge Senior Center 

Oktoberfest '19 at Rapscallion Brewery

October 5th and 6th from 12 - 10pm 

PinkHippy.org's Annual Integrative Therapies Expo

Will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  It is geared towards those with cancer or other illnesses, and it is open to the public.  The expo offers lectures, demonstrations, and an opportunity try out sessions with practitioners in the fields of acupuncture, oncology massage, nutrition, restorative yoga, reiki, reflexology, lymphedema, skincare, meditation, and art & music therapy.  The expo will conclude with a healing concert featuring the angelic voice and harp of Anne Belliveau. There is no charge for this event.

Recurring Events 

Alternatives for Health

Offering various workshops, classes, readings and meditative classes every month, Alternatives for Health provides a variety of services to its patrons. For more information check out www.alternatives-4health.com.

Altruist Brewery

With local musicians and local brew, Altruist is the place for you. For more information on the artists playing, please check out www.altruistbrewing.com.

Baba Sushi

Every week there are various activities guaranteed to entertain. In collaboration with WAITT, a local nonprofit, Baba Sushi sends 1% of their daily sales to a variety of local charities. For more information go to babasushisturbridge.com

Bird Store and More

The Bird Store and More offers bird walks throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information on how to participate in these bird walks you can go to www.thebirdstoreandmore.com.

Brush It Off Paint and Sip Bar

Featuring events throughout the week like Chit Chat and Color, Paint Classes and Walk in Ceramics Painting. For a full list check out www.brush-it-off.com.

Community Garden

The Community Food Collaborative (CFC) is a community garden run solely by volunteers growing fresh organic vegetables that are totally donated to the St. John Paul II Food Pantry to help feed the food challenged citizens of Sturbridge and Southbridge.  The CFC is located behind the Sturbridge Town Hall lower parking lot.  Work hours at the garden are:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 5:00-6:30 pm and Sunday mornings from 10:30 – noon.  Join us when you can to weed, water, harvest and work on special projects!  www.cfcgarden.org and www.facebook.com/CFCGardens/. 

The Duck

Featuring live muscial entertainment on every Thursday through Saturday night. For more information please check out theducksturbridge.com

Homefield Brewing

Featuring local musicians playing live shows almost every weekend as well as other live performances. For a full list check out www.homefieldbrewing.biz.

Joshua Hyde Public Library

Offering numerous events throughout the month that are open to the public, the Library is a great place for kids, teens and adults to socialize and enjoy all the wonderful things that the library has to offer. www.sturbridgelibrary.org.

Old Sturbridge Village

With guest speakers, tours, demonstrations, special events and more, Old Sturbridge Village always has something fun and excited to see and try. Go to www.osv.org to learn more.

Rapscallion Brewery

Featuring multiple live musical performances by local band throughout the month, as well as fitness events check out www.drinkrapscallion.com for a full list of performers and to see the fitness schedule.

Sturbridge Senior Center

The center hosts a myriad of activities designed to enrich the lives of our aging population. Many drop in exercise classes, twice a month movies, workshops and activities are open to all ages. The center is a warm welcoming environment, whether you stop in for a coffee or stay for activity .For more information look for our monthly newsletter at www.sturbridge.gov/council-aging.