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The Town of Shrewsbury was founded in 1727 and is located in the Worcester County.
Shrewsbury leather industry was began in 1786 following was the gunsmith operations in 1797 which produced shotguns and pistols and later cutlery.

Recreational activities at Dean Park in Shrewsbury is the perfect setting for baseball, tennis and soft ball, and the kids playgrounds are well maintained. Winter snow skiing comes alive every winter at Ward Hill on the Northborough town line.

Shrewsbury community events include a large 4th of July celebration and spectacular summer concerts.

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Once Upon a Time


When: Jun 18, 2016 3 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15 )
New ESCAPE ROOM Challenge - 100% FREE!
Sherlock Holmes.
Hercule Poirot.
Nancy Drew.
Nate the Great.

You?!

Real-life escape room games are sweeping the nation, and pretty soon, theyll be sweeping the temp site of the Shrewsbury Public Library! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the case, having a secret mission and a pressing deadline to help save the community from an unknown danger? Well, something sinister is up at the Shrewsbury Public Library temp site, and now its time for you and your group to step up and save the day! You are invited to try and escape our locked room where only the savviest, most observant puzzle masters and crafty codebreakers will be successful in escaping with the evidence we need to solve a mind-boggling mystery. This immersive entertainment experience will run a limited number of times for groups of teens, families, and adults. These events, which are held in many major cities, often charge over $25 per person, but thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library, the Escape Room game at the library will be 100% FREE! The only catch is you have to register, and space is limited.

Further Info
Registration will be managed by the Young Adult Librarian/Volunteer Coordinator, Daniel Barbour, and you will need to call him to set up a time for your group call 508-842-0081 ext. 5, and if he doesnt answer, leave a message stating your interest but no reservations will be made via voicemail he will call back to set up the time based on availability.
The schedule is below, but we expect the openings to go quickly. Due to the limited space, we encourage you to be certain you can attend a session before you claim a spot in it to ensure as many people get to experience this adventure program as possible.
There are three groups to choose from Teens Only Families Adults Only. Each session lasts one hour, and you are limited to do the room one time per person. Each session can accommodate up to eight people, and if your group is not that large, you will be paired with another group to do the challenge. By attending, you also agree not to spoil the fun for other groups by revealing the details of the puzzles you encounter in the room!

Teens Only Sessions (For grades 6-12 only - each session lasts about one hour):
March 21st at 7:30PM
Vacation Week
April 19th at 10AM & 2:30PM
April 20th at 10AM & 2:30PM
April 22nd at 10AM

May 12th at 7PM
Family Sessions (For kids and adults the suggested minimum age is 8):
March 23rd at 5:30PM
April 7th at 5:30PM
April 22nd at 2:30PM
May 12th at 5PM
May 13th at 5PM
Adults Only Sessions (Harder challenge for those 18+):
March 24th at 5:30PM
April 13th at 6PM
May 13th at 7PM
So is your group up to the challenge? Call Dan to set up a time, and best of luck!

Here are a couple of articles on the concept if you want to learn more about this fun program.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/its-no-puzzle-why-escape-room-adventures-are-so-popular/2015/01/16/938370de-9b4f-11e4-96cc-e858eba91ced_story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/arts/video-games/in-escape-rooms-video-games-meet-real-life.html?_r=0

When: Mar 23, 2016 12 AM to May 13, 2016 12 AMin Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE but optional donations to the Friends of the SPL are welcome. (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00 )
Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2016
When: Aug 26, 2016 12 AM to Aug 29, 2016 12 AMin Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00 )
Labyrinth/Purple Rain Film Screening Double Feature
Come for one or both of the following films which pay tribute to two singers we lost in 2016. Labyrinth (PG), starring the late David Bowie will screen at 5PM, followed by Purple Rain (R) featuring the late Prince at 7PM. Both films will be projected on our big screen with great sound - bring your movie snacks and enjoy! If you can, help us spread the word about this 100% free event! Just drop in, no need to register.

When: May 16, 2016 5 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Mon, 16 May 2016 17 )
Diabetes Management Open House
Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes? Meet our health coaches and learn how lifestyle changes can help you manage your diabetes. Free blood pressure, vision and diabetes screenings will also be available.

When: May 14, 2016 9 AM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 14 May 2016 09 )
Stress Management Program
A four-week thought provoking workshop. Learn how to take care of yourself to reduce stress. Topics include the definition of stress, techniques to decrease stress in our lives, prioritizing commitments, healthy eating and exercise, and relaxation techniques. This is free and open to the community.

When: May 6, 2016 11 AM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Fri, 06 May 2016 11 )
Early Childhood Double Bubble Fun Run
When: Aug 13, 2016 12 AM to Aug 14, 2016 12 AMin Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00 )
Intergenerational Drumming Circle
Arts on the Green sponsors an intergenerational Drumming Circle on the third Friday of every month, except for December and during the summer. This family friendly activity is open to all folks in the community and led by well known drummer Nan AK Gibbons. All ages and abilities are welcome. $5 per drummer or $12 per family. Pack a light supper or purchase pizza ($5). RSVP to pizzadrummers@gmail.com to reserve a drum and pizza choice.

When: May 20, 2016 6 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: $5 per drummer/$12 per family (Fri, 20 May 2016 18 )
The Big Arts Show 2016
When: Jul 1, 2016 12 AM to Jul 3, 2016 12 AMin Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00 )
Soprano Jane Shivick in recital
Celebrated dramatic soprano Jane Shivick with pianist Malcolm Halliday presents a veritable feast of songs from many languages, including works by Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Granados, Faure, Handel, Mozart, Dvorak, and other composers, as well a smattering of Broadway!

"Soprano Jane Shivick is among this region's most accomplished and versatile musicians and has garnered high praise for her extraordinary vocal abilities." - Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

The New York Times has praised the dramatic soprano for her character and vocal richness (Winners Concert-Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions). The Boston Globe affirms that Shivick has a voice evenly glamorous throughout its compass and an engaging stage presence (Museum of Fine Arts Concert). Ms. Shivick had the privilege of debuting and performing the role of La Donna in Opera Providences world premiere of Enrico Garzillis Michelangelo to critical acclaim at the Providence Performing Arts Center, RI where she sang perhaps the finest song in the show, the touching Deep in Your Heart (The Providence Journal).

An accomplished singer, Ms. Shivick is equally at home in opera, oratorio, concert, and recital. The Boston Herald states, Shivicks slightly exotic-toned soprano sounded lovely in an aria from Massenets Hťrodiade. But she particularly impressed with her remarkably subtle delivery of the famous Un bel di from Puccinis Madame Butterfly (Boston Esplanade Concert).

Orchestral highlights include such works as Mozarts Mass in C Minor, Beethovens Symphony No. 9, Brahmss Requiem, Handels Judas Maccabeus, DvoŠks Stabat Mater, Rossini's Le petit messe solennelle, Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert's Mass in Aflat, Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, and Verdis Requiem, for which she was praised for her brilliant tone (Worcester Telegram & Gazette).

Among her many credits, Ms. Shivick made her Boston Symphony Hall debut as a soloist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the batons of Keith Lockhart, Steven Mercurio, and Federico Cortese, and recently returned to work with Maestro Lockhart for the 2012 "Holiday Pops" concerts. She has been a featured soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, Heritage Chorale, Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Stow Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Brown University Orchestra, Worcester Chorus, and the New World Chorale. Ms. Shivick made her New York City operatic debut singing title role of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble. Paul Pelkonen of Super-Conductor wrote, "As Ariadne, Jane Shivick displayed a powerful instrument that was almost too big for the tiny theater. Her best moment was the low note ("Totenreich!") in 'Es gibt ein reich.' She sang majestically in the final scene with Bacchus." In addition, Meche Kroop of Opera Insider wrote, "The singers all did justice to their roles and acted them convincingly; The stars of the opera serie have tantrums that are recognizable and therefore hilarious. Suffice it to say that there was a true ensemble feel which can only be created by a long period of rehearsal and labor."

The Boston Globe declares, Soprano Jane Shivick boasts a big voice with a metallic ring, bold high notes, and an ardent delivery. She has all the goods and is on her way to great things (Boston Civic Symphony Concert). Following a performance of Schubert's Mass in Aflat with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, the Providence Journal avows, Shivick proved that she has a velvety side and that shes always right on target.

As a 1998 National Winner in the renowned Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Shivick was awarded a debut performance and NPR broadcast with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of Sir Charles MacKerras. In 1997, she also garnered second prize in both the Metropolitan Opera New England Regional National Council Auditions and the Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition. Subsequently, she has been awarded Encouragement Grants through the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and has furthered her vocal studies at the Aspen Music Festival & School as a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center where she covered the role of Donna Anna in Mozarts Don Giovanni conducted by Maestro Julius Rudel. Ms. Shivick has also toured with Sherrill Milnes and Friends as a member of the V.O.I.C.Experience Program in Orlando, FL.

Ms. Shivick has also been heard in concert with Opera Providence, Cape Cod Opera, and Watershed Opera in Seattle. She continues to collaborate with her former student, soprano Sarah Callinan, in presenting "Dueling Divas," a concert of high-octane arias, art songs, and duets, originally conceived by Cape Cod Opera's director, David McCarty, designed to highlight Shivick and Callinan's teacher/student relationship which has led them to work together as colleagues.

In recital, Ms.Shivick has been heard on Boston's WGBH, Worcester's WICN, and Cape Cod and the Island's WOMR radio broadcasts. In addition, her performances have also been broadcast on WCUW Radio, 91.3FM in Worcester, MA. Following a solo recital, the Sturbridge Times wrote, Jane is a well-known soprano whose credits are too numerous to mention. Whether Schubert, Strauss, Schumann, or Sondheim, Jane's voice filled the hall, no matter what she sang. It is an understatement to say that the evening was a success." Most recently, Jonathan Blumhofer of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote, "Soprano Jane Shivick packed many of those same qualities into her readings of songs by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Richard Strauss. She has a huge range, as was demonstrated rather explosively in Rachmaninoffs Zdes khorosho and Ya zhdu tebya, and a pleasing variety of dark shades in her tone (nicely displayed in a pair of Brahms duets with baritone Ron Williams). To my ears, though, she was at her best in her closing trio of Strauss lieder, especially Allerseelen and Zueignung, which allowed her to fully channel the lyrical and dramatic sides of her musical personality" (Schubertiad concert).

Ms. Shivick is a graduate of Assumption College and has furthered her musical studies at The Hartt School (University of Hartford). She is currently a student of English dramatic soprano, Jane Eaglen, and spent many years as a student of internationally-renowned soprano Maria Spacagna, in addition to vocal studies with American soprano Ruth Falcon and bass-baritone Gary Kendall, a former professor of the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

In addition to performing, Ms. Shivick continues to teach in her private studio in Worcester, MA while conducting vocal workshops and masterclasses for audiences throughout the New England area.

When: Jun 11, 2016 7 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission, donations welcome (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19 )
4 Hands, 2 Guys, 1 piano
Pianists Paul Bisaccia and John Thomas will present a concert of their new piano duo recording 4 hands, 2 guys, 1 piano! American Music on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury MA (508.845.7286, fccsm.org). Admission is free; donations are welcome.

The concert is a celebration of exciting and epic music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The twenty tracks on the recording 4 hands, 2 guys, 1 piano! American Music feature George Gershwins sweeping and elegant melodies, raucous ragtime classics, Scott Joplins and Eubie Blakes quirky rhythms, Irving Berlins exuberant tunes, John Philip Sousas rousing marches, Louis Moreau Gottschalks tantalizing and exotic showpieces, and John Thomas original idiomatic compositions, all combined into a delightful potpourri of pop from another era.

Bisaccia and Thomas have performed as a piano duo for more than ten years. Bisaccia has performed concerts on four continents, John Thomas on three. Between them they bring decades of experience playing piano in diverse American musical genres to this energetic and delightful recording filled with happy, toe-tapping, body-swaying and gorgeous music for the mind, body and soul.

The recording, released by 4/2/1 Records, also is available online in compact disc and digital formats at CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.

Bisaccia and Thomas will be available after the concert to sign copies of the recording, which will be offered for sale.

Arts on the Green is a community outreach program of First Congregational Church. The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Paul Bisaccia made his European debut at the age of seventeen. He graduated from The Hartt School summa cum laude and first in his class. He was the first pianist to record George Gershwins complete piano solo music, and he performed the composers Rhapsody in Blue in inauguration ceremonies for the new theater on the site of Aeolian Hall in New York City, where Gershwin first played his legendary masterpiece. His first PBS television show Gershwin by Bisaccia has been seen by millions and was dubbed into Mandarin Chinese for broadcast in Asia. Michael Feinstein calls Paul Bisaccia and the Great American Piano, his second PBS program, imaginative, fun, well played and totally satisfying. Pauls third television show, Chopin by Bisaccia, is available on his DVD Bisaccia on Television! The Hartt School honored Paul with the Alumnus of the Year award, the Connecticut governor proclaimed Paul Bisaccia Day in that state, and PBS celebrated the event with a rebroadcast of Pauls programs. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University. Many of his television and film clips can be seen on YouTube. His is the author of Piano Player: Memoir and Master Class. Paul has a discography of 20 CDs. He plays large segments of the classic repertoire, including Liszt and Chopin, as well as the Great American Piano. paulbisaccia.com

JOHN THOMAS is a composer, pianist, music director, actor, photographer, writer and event producer. Johns music runs a wide gamut of styles: classical, New Orleans, Broadway, rhythm & blues, Balkan, Latin and more. He composed Pure PolyESTHER: a biblical burlesque (with Abe Rybeck) and music for the theater productions of Camille, The Ash Girl and A Perfect Ganesh. He wrote and performed the solo show Spontaneous Me: A Night with Walt Whitman, for which he also composed an original music score. He was music director for Hair, Cabaret, The Wild Party, Working, Candide, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story and other shows. He portrayed Manny the pianist in the Maria Callas story Master Class; Cosme McMoon, Florence Foster Jenkins flamboyant pianist, in Souvenir; Mashkan, the Viennese vocal coach, in Old Wicked Songs; and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He has produced Great Music on Sundays @5, Celebration of Life, and WorldFest in Provincetown MA. His music is featured in films, and his photographs have been exhibited in Provincetowns museums and the Berta Walker Gallery. His band Johnny & The Washashores celebrates American and international dance music. His 2007 compact disc of original music is titled Composing Myself. His 2015 recording Look to the Stars with tenor Christopher Sidoli features art songs about the night, stars, moon, water, and nature. johnwthomas.com


When: May 14, 2016 7 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Free Admission, donations welcome (Sat, 14 May 2016 19 )
10th Annual PFC. Moquin Memorial Ride for the Fallen
Registration starts at 9:00 AM Color Guard, National Anthem & Speeches 11:00-11:30 AM Ride leaves by 12:00 PM and will return back to SAC Park for Live Music, Food & Raffles! All though it is mostly a motorcycle ride, all vehicles are welcome to participate! If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation, checks can be made payable to Brians Brigade and mailed to: Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union PO Box 227 Shrewsbury, MA 01545-9886 Proceeds to benefit various local veteran organizations and the PFC Brian Moquin Scholarship. Rain date: Sunday May, 8, 2016 Visit our Facebook event to stay connected: 10th Annual PFC. Brian M. Moquin Jr. Memorial Ride for the Fallen ----------- PFC. Brian M. Moquin Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, along with nine fellow soldiers, on May 5, 2006 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province when their Chinook helicopter crashed while on a mission to find al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were believed to be hiding in the rugged terrain near the border with Pakistan. Also killed were: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph J. Fenty, 41, of Florida Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten, 34, of Texas. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher B. Donaldson, 28, of Illinois Staff Sergeant Christopher T. Howick, 34, of Hamburg, New York Sergeant Bryan A. Brewster, 24, of Fontana, California Sergeant John C. Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada Sergeant Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 23, of Utopia, Texas Specialist Justin L. ODonohoe, 27, of San Diego, California Specialist David N. Timmons Jr., 23, of Lewisville, North Carolina PFC. Moquin received numerous military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal and Combat Action Badge.

When: May 7, 2016 9 AM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: Donations (Sat, 07 May 2016 09 )
Intergenerational Drumming Circle
Arts on the Green sponsors an intergenerational Drumming Circle on the third Friday of every month, except for December and during the summer. This family friendly activity is open to all folks in the community and led by well known drummer Nan AK Gibbons. All ages and abilities are welcome. $5 per drummer or $12 per family. Pack a light supper or purchase pizza ($5). RSVP to pizzadrummers@gmail.com to reserve a drum and pizza choice.

When: Jun 17, 2016 6 PM in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Cost: $5 per drummer/$12 per family (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18 )

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