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


Saturday September 16th - 3:00 pm Meetinghouse Fundraiser at the Center Town Hall $35 per ticket includes a wrist band with tickets for 5 wine or beer tastes of your choice, hors d'oeures, live music, and a tour of the Meetinghouse.

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 17th - A Peace Gathering at 6:00 pm on Shirley Common. Gather with old friends and make new friends. and learn to make origami peace doves. At 7:00 pm go into the Meetinghouse for a program of words and music that encourage peace in our families, our community, and our world. For more information, contact Meredith Marcinkewicz at mail@shirleyarts.org.

Saturday September 23rd - 12:45 - Introduction to the story of Benton MacKaye followed by a Family Hike through Farandnear. Activity is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club and is FREE but you must register in advance by phoning 978-448-9311 or email dsamfield@gmail.com.

Thursday September 28th - 6:30 pm - at Hazen Library - Weird Massachusetts with Jeff Belanger author, public speaker, and paranormal investigator. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Hazen Library.

Sunday September 24th - Holdenwood Trail Run - Benefits the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation. Registration has begun.   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.

Saturday October 21st - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Recycle Your Re-Usables at the middle school. Go to the following address for details.  https://recycleyourreusables.wordpress.com/

Saturday October 21st - 7:30 pm - A Celtic Evening with the Kelly Girls - at the Meetinghouse

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

Saturday October 28th - Family Halloween Party at Historic Center Town Hall and Meetinghouse - Details TBA

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

Saturday November 25th - St. Anthony's Christmas Extravaganza

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 the Meetinghouse

Sunday December 10th - 2:00 pm - Shirley Children's Traveling Christmas Choir Concert to benefit Shirley Friendship Fund at United Church Fellowship Hall. www.shirleyarts.org


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