What’s new in Millbury and Sutton, week of August 11 to 17

Here’s what’s coming to Millbury and Sutton:


Summer Concert Series: On August 11 from 6-8 p.m., catch Ripple Effect at Town Common.

Small Business Recovery Grants: Applications are now available for the city’s Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Details on eligibility, restrictions, etc. can be found via https://www.millburyma.gov/home/news/small-business-recovery-grant-application-available-now

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Recycling stickers: Stickers for the Recycling Center are now on sale at the Clerk’s Office. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Saturday (June only) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Millbury Historical Society: The Millbury Historical Society museum openings for August are: August 13, 9:30 am to noon; August 17, 6-8 p.m.; August 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The museum is housed in the Asa Waters Mansion and houses many interesting collections of vintage photos, military artifacts and sports memorabilia. The exhibit shown is a hand-built model of the LCI-713 that Millbury sponsored during a World War II savings bond campaign.

Meet the Coaches Night: August 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Millbury Jr.-Sr. Memorial High School Auditorium. All fall athletes must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. Come meet your coaches and get ready for the fall season.

Drive-thru food donations: Millbury First Congregational Church, 148 West Main St., invites people to bring donations of food, personal hygiene items, Goretti or CVS gift certificates to the church parking lot on August 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations will be accepted. at the Millbury Center for the Elderly.

Suggested items include canned macaroni and tomato meals, fruit juices, canned hash, spam, mini hot dogs, jelly or jam, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, salad dressing, Pop Tarts, cracker snack packets and paper towels. A long row of tables will be set up for you to drive by, and you can put your donation on the table, or stay in your car, open your trunk or tailgate and we’ll collect your donation. Please enter from West Main Street and exit at Beach Street.

Call for artists: Now in its fifth year, the Small Stones Festival of the Arts announces its Art Call for art and photography submissions. All fine art artists and photographers are invited to join the region’s top painters, photographers, watercolourists and other two-dimensional artists in this major regional juried exhibition.

The festival returns to the Great Hall at One Grafton Common from October 14 for an opening ceremony where this year’s winning artists will be announced. Five regional arts organizations – Apple Tree Arts, Worcester County Camera Club, Blackstone Valley Art Association, Shakespeare Club of Grafton and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra – collaborated to create a festival showcasing the art exhibition, talks by artists and jurors, music and literature programs.

Photography and all forms of two-dimensional artwork are welcome, with a maximum of four entries per artist. The Art Call will remain open until midnight on the day when 500 registrations have been received. All works meeting the acceptance criteria will be displayed online. Visit https://smallstonesfestival.org/ to submit works.

Pantry: The following pantries are available to residents —

Millbury Federated Church — 20 Main Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, 508-865-6274; Millbury Senior Center — 1 River St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 508-865-9247; St. Vincent de Paul, St. Brigid’s Church, 59 Main St., first Sunday of each month, 12:15 p.m. Certain forms and requirements must be completed; urgent need available. For other locations, call 508-865-4710.

Corn Hole Tournament: Aug. 20, Millbury Old Time Inn, 29 Canal St. Registration begins at 1 p.m., games begin at 2 p.m. Registration fee of $60 per team; cash prizes to the best teams. There will also be music, food and raffles. Proceeds will go to the Millbury Lions Foundation. For further information: Marc Harding, 508-561-3811, DJ Welch, 508-769-1387.

Early voting: The Clerk’s Office announced that early voting for the Sept. 6 state primary will take place at City Hall on Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (also the last day to register to vote for the state primary); August 29, 8am-4pm; August 30, 8am-7pm; Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Golf tournament: Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan Knights of Columbus Council 12710 will sponsor its annual golf tournament, benefiting the Scholarship Fund, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m., Shining Rock Golf Club, Northbridge. Gather your groups of four, get out there and have a nice afternoon. If you’re not a golfer, you might consider sponsoring a hole. For more information, please contact Phil Roux at 508-439-1439 or [email protected]

Tire collection day: September 24, 8 a.m. to noon, Recycling Center/Transfer Station, 207 Riverlin Street. Free for Millbury Recycling Center sticker holders. Sponsored by Central Mass. Mosquito control project.


Bottle, can There are now three places in town where redeemable bottles and cans can be dropped off – the parking lot of Dudley Gendron’s American Legion Post; Fire Station No. 3 in Wilkinsonville; and Main Street Manchaug across from Manchaug Mills. Proceeds will benefit veterans’ causes.

Sutton Pantry: 19 Hough Road, next to the Senior Center. Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have questions or need food assistance, call the Senior Center at 508-234-0703. All donated items must meet the expiration date. We are not authorized to distribute expired food. Current needs – paper towels, laundry detergent, hand soap, cleaning supplies, Chef Boyardee, canned carrots.

Summer gigs: The Sutton Cultural Council will sponsor the following concerts in the Commune:

August 11, 6 p.m. — Far from Eden

September 1, 6 p.m. — Songs and Stories — The Highwaymen with Matt York

September 15, 6 p.m. — Hofbrahaus Bavarian Band

Meet the Coach Party: August 18, 6:30 p.m., Sutton High School auditorium. Meet the coaches of the high school fall programs – cheerleading, football, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, cross country and volleyball.

Orientation of new students: August 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Sutton High School. Lunch offered. For further information: [email protected]

Calendar of municipal meetings: The fall municipal meeting will take place on October 17th. The last day to submit papers for the term was August 10 at 4 p.m. The special committee will sign the terms of reference on September 20. The last day to register voters for the municipal assembly is October 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to post the mandate is October 7th.

Early voting schedule: The City Clerk’s Office has announced that in-person early voting for the Sept. 6 state primary will take place at the Civic Center on the following dates: Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; August 29, 8am-4pm; August 30, 8am-6pm; Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; September 2, 9am-12pm.

Discover the Sutton Cub Scouts 243 pack: Sept. 10, 1 p.m., Waters Farm. Children from kindergarten to grade five are invited to meet new friends and learn more about Cub Scouts. Games and cookies will be available. Information: Erin Moore, [email protected]

Golf outing: The 16th Annual Uxbridge Senior Center Golf Outing, sponsored by Uxbridge Elderly Connection, will take place September 19 at the Whitinsville Golf Club in Whitinsville beginning at noon with a shotgun tee time. The annual fundraiser benefits the programs and activities of the Uxbridge Senior Center.

Teams of four can sign up to play for $100 per golfer for nine holes, including cart and dinner buffet. Golfers can contact Russ Rosborough at 508-579-5983 or Karen Beane at 508-769-3816. A full sponsor can be purchased for $600, which includes fees for four golfers, carts and dinner, plus a tee sign with additional recognition in print and print.

Golfer and donor forms can be obtained at the Uxbridge Senior Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you are interested and not already on the mailing list. Or contact Catherine Thornton at [email protected] or Phyllis Dunn at [email protected] regarding tee panels, gifts or donations. Checks can be mailed to Uxbridge Elderly Connection, Inc, PO Box 215, Uxbridge, MA 01569.

Waters Farm Days: Vendors and artisans are sought for the event, which is scheduled for October 15-16. For more information on the Seller Space, call Dory at 508-476-5038. For upcoming events, visit https://watersfarm.org/

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