Hitchcock Free Academy
Brimfield, MA – The cool temperatures on Saturday last weekend was no deterrent for John Thompson’s home-made ice cream customers at Hitchcock’s Farmers’ Market. Here, John Reid of Brimfield purchases his favorites. The Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, 9am – 2pm through November 21.
June Zumba with Erin at Hitchcock Free Academy. The routines in this spicy class with a Latin twist feature interval training sessions in which rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone your body. There are four classes in this one-month class on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, and the instructor is Erin Greene Wallace of Greene Room Productions. The fee is $25 ($20 for Brimfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales residents).
Summer Belly Dance Classes at Hitchcock Free Academy start Thursday, June 11. Women of all ages will enjoy exploring the ancient art of belly dancing with friends. This non-judgmental, supportive and encouraging atmosphere creates a perfect environment to try out this art form. Instructor Whitney Irwin is offering Beginner and Mixed Levels classes; for each there are 5 classes on Thursdays, June 11 – July 9. The Beginner class is held from 6 – 7pm, and Mixed Levels from 7 – 8pm. The fee is $67 ($62 for Brimfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales residents). For more information on Farmer's Market and the above classes, visit www.hitchcockacademy.org or call (413) 245-9977.
Sturbridge Trail Committee
Holland Trail Committee
Just a 10 minute drive for our town!
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Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor living history museum in the Northeast. The recreated village depicts life around 1830 in New England. Visitors can see demonstrations of many crafts and cooking, learn history from interpreters in period costumes, take a tour of the Quinebaug River, and visit the working farms. Special events geared to families are held throughout the year.
ONE STOP AND A WHOLE DAY OF FUN!
Traditions are often associated with the Winter holidays, but in Historical New England, traditions are relived every day, regardless of the season. Why not plan a weekend and relive some traditions that thousands of families, young and old, have created for generations. Experience Historical New England Traditions with the companies on this site, and make a tradition for your family. Visit the web site below for a full description on each establishment including hours and events.
Brimfield Area Master Singers, Inc.
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Museum of Russian Icons
Northern Exposure Outfitters
The Ultimate Winter Experience!
Northern Exposure Outfitters
Brookfield, MA 01506
Dog Sled Rides
We offer top of the line products, Rides for two or more, lessons, educational programs and more. Call us or e-mail us for more information
Opacum Land Trust
P.O. Box 233
Sturbridge MA 01566
is a regional, all volunteer organization formed in 2000 to protect natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts. These non-renewable resources include:
Our aim is to protect the New England charm and rural character of our communities, promote proactive conservation, and the creation of greenways and wildlife corridors. Opacum Land Trust is able to permanently protect open space through donation or purchase of land, bargain sales, or by holding a conservation easement.
To accomplish these tasks, your membership and donations are necessary. Please help us reach our conservation goals and become a member today!
What are your land conservation options? Visit our projects page or contact Opacum Land Trustl
For more information, or to register for one of our events, call 508-347-9144 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
56 Capen Rd. (off of Route 20),
The Sanctuary is located at the end of Capen Road just off of Route 20 in Charlton, Massachusetts Visitors Center Hours: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. daily, Weekends 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Over 72 Acres of woods, streams, meadows, ponds, and trails. Trails: Dawn to Dusk (Our maps located in entrance to Visitor's Center). Animal Rehabilition Facility Staffed Year Round
Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn
Our 153-year-old barn, now home to many thousands of Christmas ornaments and every variety of holiday decoration, was once home to 4,000 chickens! One year, long after the last chicken left its roost, we decided to sell the Christmas trees that had matured in the field out back.
The trees were such a big hit, we added decorated wreaths, cetery baskets and birch log centerpieces. Soon we were punching tin ornaments and turning every square inch of the barn into a Christmas Boutique. By the mid-1980s, the shop had grown into what it is today, an extraordinary menagerie of unique and beautiful ornaments and collectibles. Jim Devereux invites you to "Order on line" if you can not visit in person, but he really likes you to visit him and "Clancy" at the barn.
Keep Homestead Museum
35 Ely Road
Monson, MA 01057
When Myra Keep Lovell Moulton died in 1988, the last of a long line of Keeps in Monson, she willed her property, its contents and an endowment fund to the town. She was an avid collector and her button collection is considered one of the largest in the US. She mastered many forms of needlework and many of her works are on isplay, as are examples of her work in oil, water color and ceramics. History was also important to Myra and the museum contains many examples of this interest: history of her family, her town, her church, rocks and minerals of the area -- to name only a few.
Open House: 1st Sunday of each month 1:00-3:00pm from early April to December. Nature tours frequently available with former National Park Service naturalist
Special request tours are available by calling or e-mailing.