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 March 18th - 7:30 pm - Ayer Shirley PTO St. Patrick's Day Bash at Ayer Billards Cafe. www.aspto.org

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

Friday March 30th - 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Family Owl Prowl Night Hike at Farandnear, free thanks to grant from Shirley Cultural Council.

Saturday April 15th - 9:30 - 11:30 am - Spring Wildflowers at Farandnear,
free thanks to grant from Shirley Cultural Council.

Wednesday April 19th - 7:30 pm - Community Forum about Free Mediation Services at Trinity Chapel - 978-425-9041

Saturday April 29th - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Open Houses Fundraiser. Visit 9 homes in a variety of architectural style. Tickets $25 if bought in advance and $30 if bought that day. www.shirleyhistory.org.  

Saturday May 6th - Town Wide Yard Sale Day - Please donate good used items to the museum and volunteer to help set up, take down, or sell.

Saturday May 6th - 10:00 am - 3:0-0 pm - Tours of the Historic Shirley Meetinghouse


Saturday May 6th - 7:00 pm - ShirleyArts! Spring Concert - featuring songs and dances from our favorite Broadway shows.
at Ayer Shirley Middle School, $10 admission.

Sunday May 7th - 2:00 pm - ShirleyArts! Spring Concert - featuring songs and dances from our favorite Broadway shows.
at Ayer Shirley Middle School, $10 admission.


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. 

Wednesday May 17th - 7:30 pm - Community Forum on the Three Abrahamic Faiths at Trinity Chapel - 978-425-9041

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

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 - Madagascar. Auditions for leading roles will be in June. Further details will be found at 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

Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th at 5:00 pm - Shakespeare on the Common, a teen theater presentation

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.

Saturday September 16th - 7:00 pm - Emilie Faucher and Friends at 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 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.

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.

November 3rd, 4th, 5th - ShirleyArts! Murder-Mystery-Comedy - Details TBA  www.shirleyarts.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 the Meetinghouse






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