What's Up in Millbury and Sutton for the week of May 19-25
Here is what's coming up in Millbury and Sutton:
Small Business Recovery Grants: Applications are now available for the town's Small Business Recovery Grant program. Details on eligibility, restrictions, etc. may be found via https://www.millburyma.gov/home/news/small-business-recovery-grant-application-available-nowhttps://www.millburyma.gov/home/news/small-business-recovery-grant-application-available-now
Yoga Class: First Congregational Church, 148 West Main St., 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration required; drop-in fee of $8, $5 for seniors. Class is structured to make you feel revitalized in body and mind accessible to all Levels of fitness. Class will run Mondays from April 4-May 23. Taught by Carol Dearborn, certified yoga instructor, group exercise and Pilates instructor. Information: 508-756-5478.
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"Dough Raiser:" May 19, all day, Pizzerio Uno at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley Mall. The event is in the name of Yankee Quilters Inc., a 501-c-3 charity, with all proceeds going to Ascentria Care Alliance, which works all over the state to resettle arriving refugees. The restaurant requires a printed ticket for each table. Interested residents may write to the Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the ticket by email, or by visiting the Yankee Quilters page on Facebook.
Making Connections with the Community: May 19, 4 p.m., Millbury Public Library. Join Library Director Ann Dillar and Library Manager Theresa Boulrice for a forum on on new ideas, suggestions and feedback for library programs. Sign up via the library website.
Psychic Medium Entertainer: The Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., will host Gary McKinstry on May 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. under the tent. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. Tickets are $40, and available by calling Marie at 508-865-5528.
Millbury Day at Polar Park: May 21. Game starts at 4:05 p.m. For every ticket bought through the FEVO link, $5 will be donated to the Millbury Food Bank. After the game, stay for the Sunset Catch on the Field.
Food Truck Festival and Craft Fair: May 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Millbury Jr.-Sr. High School. Sponsored by the Millbury Redevelopment Authority. Food trucks and craft vendors interested in attending may email email@example.com.
Food Pantries: The following food pantries are available for residents --
Millbury Federated Church -- 20 Main St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, 508-865-6274; Millbury Senior Center -- 1 River St., Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-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. Some forms and requirements must be met; emergency need available. For other locations, call 508-865-4710.
Poppy Drive: The Dudley-Gendron Post 414 Ladies Auxiliary, with assistance from American Legion members, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders, will be conducting a Poppy Drive at various businesses throughout Sutton on May 20 and 21. Your support will greatly assist the veterans of our community.
Please visit us in our community at the following locations: Nick's Country Market & Peking Garden, 3 Boston Road, Wilkinsonville; Market 32, 21 Galaxy Pass, Sutton; Sutton Center Store, 3 Singletary Ave, Sutton.
Route 122A Road Project: Work is under way to rebuild and improve the entire stretch of road from the Sutton town line to Providence Road, with a scheduled completion date of October 2023. Businesses will remain open during the time, and every effort will be made to accommodate those who live, work and travel in this area.
Hope Walks Here: May 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Sutton High School. A 2-mile walk around the school campus to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention programs. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the event at 10 a.m. In addition to the walk, there will be a yoga and mindfulness session; refreshments; and support dogs from Animal Assisted Therapy Services, a nonprofit organization based in Millbury. To register, visit afsp.org/Sutton.
Town Election: May 24, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Precincts 1 and 3 at the Middle/High School gymnasium; Precinct 2 at the Manchaug Fire Station.
Kindergarten Registration: Online registration for kindergarten is under way. For information, visit https://www.suttonschools.net/Domain/472
Bottle, Can Drop-Off: There are now three locations in town where redeemable bottles and cans may be dropped off -- the Dudley Gendron American Legion post parking lot; Fire Station #3 in Wilkinsonville; and Main Street Manchaug across from Manchaug Mills. Proceeds will benefit veterans' causes.
Sutton Food Pantry: 19 Hough Road, next to the Senior Center. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For questions or if you require food assistance, call the Senior Center at 508-234-0703. All donated items must be within the use-by-date.We are not permitted to give out expired food. Current needs -- paper towels, laundry detergent, hand soap, cleaning supplies, Chef Boyardee, canned carrots.
Memorial Day Parade: The members of the Dudley Gendron American Legion Post #414, Sons of the American Legion Detachment Unit #414, will visit West Sutton Cemetery at approximately 7:15 a.m., then on to the Mateychuck triangle in Manchaug at 7:30 a.m., with a brief ceremony and laying of the wreath and march to the bridge for the traditional wreath in the river.
The next stop will be the South Sutton Cemetery at 7:50 a.m.
The members SAL Detachment Unit #414 will then visit Wilkinsonville Cemetery at 8:20 a.m., Town Memorial in Wilkinsonville at 8:40 a.m.; Dodge Cemetery at 9 a.m., Armsby at 9:15 a.m., Howard Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. and Veterans Square at 9:45 a.m.
Ceremonies will resume at Sutton Center at 11 a.m.; Sutton Cemetery behind Town Hall, Sutton Common, 11:10 a.m.
The parade will begin at 11:15 a.m. and proceed to Sutton High School, Memorial Drive, for the 11:45 a.m. reading of the Roll of Honor, greetings from town and state elected officials, along with musical selections from the Sutton High School Band.
Raising of the American flag will take place at noon.
Dodgeball Tournament: June 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Simonian Center for Early Learning, outdoor fields, 409 Boston Road. A fundraiser for Sutton's first responders. The event will also feature a dunk tank, police and fire demonstrations, food trucks and a bouncy house. All ages welcome. Entrance cost $5, includes dodgeball tournament. Separate charge for food trucks.
Townwide Yard Sale: The Sutton Historical Society Inc. will be hosting the townwide yard sale on June 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain date June 19). For a $10 fee, participating resident addresses will be included on a map and in any advertising for the event. Accepted payments will be cash, check or Paypal. Registration forms can be downloaded via suttonhistoricalsocietyinc.org.
As in past years, limited table space can be rented for $10 at the M. M. Sherman Blacksmith Shop, 6 Singletary Ave.
In addition, the Society is accepting item donations; no upholstered furniture or electronic equipment, to be sold as a fundraiser at our tables. Society members are willing to pick up donations from your location. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swim Lessons: July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5, Marion's Camp. $60 for each two-week session, which will run Mondays-Thursdays, with Fridays as a rain date. Register via Sutton Recreation's web page.
Waters Farm Farm Days: Vendors and crafters are wanted for the event, which is scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16. For information on vendor space, call Dory at 508-476-5038. For upcoming events, visit https://watersfarm.org/