Upcoming Special Events
in Shirley, Massachusetts
Listing is updated most Saturdays at the Shirley Historical Society Museum
Please contact us to have your event added to the list - mail@shirleyhistory.org

The Shirley Historical Society Museum is Open most Mondays and Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for visitors, researchers, and volunteers.
Also open many Thursday mornings and other times by appointment or by chance.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN 2017


Sunday February 12th - 2:00 - 4:30 pm - Celebrate Shirley Fashion Show at the Bull Run. Due to weather predictions - POSTPONED until May 21st.

Sunday, March 5th - 2:00 pm - Opening program and display at Shirley Historical Society Museum all about The Irish in Shirley.
Why did they leave Ireland? How were they treated when they arrived in Massachusetts? What kinds of jobs did they get? What difference did their Catholic religion make?

Sunday March 12th - 3:00 pm - Celtic Music with the Kelly Girls Concert at the Meetinghouse, $10 donation

Saturday March 25th - 7:30 pm - New England Poets and Composers with Ensemble Lyrae
at the Meetinghouse, $10 donation

Saturday April 29th - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Open Houses Fundraiser. Visit a 10 homes in a variety of architectural style. Tickets $25 if bought in advance and $30 if bought that day. www.shirleyhistory.org.  

Saturday May 13th - 7:00 pm - Opening display and program at Shirley Historical Society Museum for Waste Not - Want Not. This display will include artifacts from the Great Depression and current efforts to reduce, re-use, and recycle. 

Sunday May 21st - 12:30 pm - Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village. Reservations must be made in advance for $15.
www.shirleyhistory.org.  

Sunday May 21st
- 2:00 - 4:30 pm - Celebrate Shirley Fashion Show at the Bull Run.

Sunday May 28th - Shirley Memorial Day Commemorations - Details TBA

Saturday, June 3rd - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - All Town Hoe Down on Shirley Common.   Family entertainment, food, crafts, and games. Vendor applications will be available in March. Go to www.shirleyhoedown.net.  

Saturday June 17th - 7:30 pm - World War II Music Concert
at the Meetinghouse, $10 donation

Friday June 23rd - 6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with The Fabulous Dinosaurs, popular music, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

Friday June 30th - 6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with Nashoba Valley Concert Band, patriotic tunes, show songs, popular music, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

Saturday July 8th - 4:00 pm - Historic Pub Crawl Fundraiser - Meet at the Bull Run for introduction, then board a bus and go to sites of 21 drinking establishments. Reservations and payment of $20 must be made in advance.
www.shirleyhistory.org

?????   Thursdays July 13th - September 21st - 4:00 - 7:00 pm, on the Common - Shirley Center Farmer's Market Fruits, vegetables, home baked goods, plants, crafts, Shirley souvenirs, and entertainment every week. HELP IS NEEDED - Our coordinator has retired and we need someone to volunteer to keep this going.

Friday July 14th - 6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with The Reminisants, Oldies from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

Friday July 21st, Saturday July 22nd, Sunday July 23rd - performances of ShirleyArts! summer children's musical. Details TBA. www.shirleyarts.org.  

Friday July 28th - 6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with Fred Ellsworth, country and pop music, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

August 4th and 5th - St. Anthony's Summer Bazaar - Details TBA

Friday August 11th -
6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with Beatles for Sale, Beatles tribute band, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

Friday August 25th -
6:00 pm - Concert on the Common in Shirley Center with the big band sound of Dan Gable and the Abletones, food sales begin at 5:30, sponsored by Shirley Charitable Foundation

Saturday September 9th - 7:00 pm -
Opening program at Shirley Historical Society Museum for display on Shirley Center Cemetery.

Sunday September 17th -
12:30 pm - Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village. Reservations must be made in advance for $15. www.shirleyhistory.org.

Sunday September 24th - Holdenwood Trail Run - Details TBA   www.holdenwoodtrailrun.org

Saturday October 7th - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Annual Autumn Yard Sale at Shirley Historical Society Museum featuring books, baked goods, housewares, chili, and Shirley souvenirs.

Sunday October 8th -
12:30 pm - Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village. Reservations must be made in advance for $15. www.shirleyhistory.org.

Sunday October 22nd -
12:30 pm - Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village. Reservations must be made in advance for $15. www.shirleyhistory.org.

Saturday November 18th - 6:00 pm - Shirley Historical Society Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Supper. Location TBA. 

Sunday November 26th - 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Town Tree Lighting at Whiteley Park.  www.shirleyarts.org

Sunday December 3rd - 6:15 pm - Christmas Vespers Concert at he Meetinghouse






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