Relay, centennials, theater, sports, and more across area

📸 The American Cancer Society Relay For Life returns once again to Harry J. McMahon Field in Southbridge to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Shaun Moriarty file photo.

Saturday, June 15

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

SOUTHBRIDGE — Join the fight against cancer by honoring local survivors, remembering those who have passed away, and supporting the caretakers who have provided so much support of their own.

The Relay For Life of Southern Worcester County will be held at Harry J. McMahon Field, at the corner of Cole Avenue and Dresser Street, opening at 6 p.m. on Friday and running through Saturday morning.

For more information, visit the Relay on Facebook at www.facebook.com/relayforlifeswc.

American Legion Centennial Celebration

SPENCER — The American Legion Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 in Spencer is proud to host The American Legion Centennial Celebration on June 15 to honor the organization’s first century of service and propel it into the second.

Slated to be the premier American Legion Celebration for the entire State of Massachusetts, this event is open to the public from all over the Commonwealth. This memorable day of family fun starts with a Grand Parade at 9:30 a.m. The parade route will start at David Prouty High School in Spencer and run down Main Street to Old Main Street, concluding at the Town of Spencer highway barn. The Spencer FairGrounds, 48 Smithville Road, will open at 10 a.m. with no entrance fee required.

There will be live music and entertainment, military static displays, vendor booths and food stations, a carnival with rides and games for the little ones, and so much more.

Antiques & Primitive Goods Show

BROOKFIELD — Join the folks at Walker Homestead for a celebration of the past with 40 of the best country antiques and handmade primitive goods dealers scattered across our lawns and back fields, with live music and fun for all.

The Walker Homestead’s Antiques & Primitive Goods Spring Show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walker Homestead, 19 Martin Road. Admission is $5 and no pets are allowed. For more information, visit www.walkerhomestead.com or call 508-867-4466.

Cheese Tasting & Picnic

DUDLEY — Join the Assabet Village Co-op for a Cheese Tasting and Picnic at CouĂ«t Farm & Fromagerie, one of the region’s best artisan cheesemakers! You’ll meet master cheesemaker Marie-Laure CouĂ«t, learn about her cheesemaking, and taste her award-winning Catalonian and Beaujolais cheeses.

As with all farm tours, organizers encourage you to purchase some of CouĂ«t’s delicious cheeses to take home. If the weather is nice, bring a blanket and snacks to enjoy an outdoor picnic with your cheese!

Tickets are just $5 for Co-op Owners, $7 for non-owners, and space is limited. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at Couët Farm & Fromagerie, 236 Ramshorn Road.

Craft & Vendor Fair

SOUTHBRIDGE — YOUnique Designs is hosting its first ever craft and vendor fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Las Cocinas de 12 Crane. Shop with local vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, custom acrylic paintings, wood signs, clothing and much more. Guaguanco Restaurant will be selling food and beverages.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

HOLLAND — Come together at the Holland Community Center on Brimfield Road for Elder Abuse Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by Stop Abuse Today, Inc., formerly the Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force.

Laid Back Competitive Baseball League

CHARLTON — The Charlton Suggonmuhogs host the Southbridge Spectacles at Charlton Memorial Field at 9 a.m.

LEICESTER — It’s a double header at Rochdale Park as the Rochdale Bulldogs and D.C. Whitecaps play two. The Bulldogs have the home team advantage at 9 a.m. while the Whitecaps will play as the home team at 11:30 a.m.

STURBRIDGE — The Nuts will play a double header at Turner’s Field in Fiskdale. At 9 a.m. the Nuts host Lomuscio Trucking, then they’re the away team for an 11:30 a.m. tilt with the Sturbridge TinCaps.

Legally Blonde

STURBRIDGE — Stageloft Repertory Theater presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

For more information or tickets, visit www.stageloft.org.

Liberace Centennial Concert

AUBURN — The Betheh Lutheran Church of Auburn celebrates the life and talents of Liberace on the 100th anniversary of his birth in a one-man show featuring some of the famed pianist’s most requested classical piano pieces, popular songs and original songs composed by Liberace himself. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Savannah Sipping Society

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gateway Players Theatre presents “The Savannah Sipping Society” with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Elm Street Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall.

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women.

This comedy is directed by Mary Gahagan, produced by Barbara Day, and the Stage Manager is Erin Morin. The cast includes Tamara Beland (Marlafaye), Linda Bouthillier (Dot), Simone Germain (Jinx) and Gwen O’Brien (Randa).

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4242658

St. Joseph Polish Festival

WEBSTER — The 46th annual St. Joseph Polish Festival is a great way to enjoy Father’s Day weekend. There will be a delicious variety of Polish and American food, plus Polish beer to quench your thirst as you make your way through the fairgrounds. Live entertainment ranging from student performances to professional musicians will let all fairgoers kick their heels up and Polka, Polka, Polka the afternoon and night away.

The St. Joseph Polish Festival will be held on church property at 53 Whitcomb Street. The festival runs on Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday’s live entertainment schedule includes the St. Joseph School student talent show at 2 p.m., Piast Polish American Folk Group at 3 p.m., Polka with Maestro Men at 5 p.m., and dancing with Vademecum Band at 9 p.m.

West Brookfield Flea Market

WEST BROOKFIELD — The First Congregational Church of West Brookfield will hold their annual flea market on the Town Common. There is no admission fee for the general public while vendors will pay $40 for a 20×20 space. Vendors will set up from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. while the flea market will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 508-867-3241 or email FCCofWBfleamarket@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 16

Laid Back Competitive Baseball League

NORTH  BROOKFIELD — The Alliance and the Southbridge Spectacles will square off in a Father’s Day double header at North Brookfield High School. The Specs will be the home team while on the road at 9 a.m., while the Alliance gets last cuts in the 11:30 a.m. game.

SHREWSBURY — The Shrewsbury Surfers will host the Oxford Bomb Squad in a Father’s Day double header at Sherwood Middle School. Shrewsbury will maintain its home field advantage in the 9 a.m. game, with Oxford playing as the home team for the 11:30 a.m. game.

SOUTHBRIDGE — Lomuscio Trucking and Charlton Suggonmuhogs will take one another on at 9 a.m. at West Street Field.

Legally Blonde

STURBRIDGE — Stageloft Repertory Theater presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

For more information or tickets, visit www.stageloft.org.

Savannah Sipping Society

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gateway Players Theatre presents “The Savannah Sipping Society” with a 2 p.m. matinee at Elm Street Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall.

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women.

This comedy is directed by Mary Gahagan, produced by Barbara Day, and the Stage Manager is Erin Morin. The cast includes Tamara Beland (Marlafaye), Linda Bouthillier (Dot), Simone Germain (Jinx) and Gwen O’Brien (Randa).

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4242658

St. Joseph Polish Festival

WEBSTER — The 46th annual St. Joseph Polish Festival is a great way to enjoy Father’s Day weekend. There will be a delicious variety of Polish and American food, plus Polish beer to quench your thirst as you make your way through the fairgrounds. Live entertainment ranging from student performances to professional musicians will let all fairgoers kick their heels up and Polka, Polka, Polka the afternoon and night away.

The St. Joseph Polish Festival will be held on church property at 53 Whitcomb Street. The festival runs on Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday’s live entertainment schedule includes Windstar at 12 p.m., money raffle drawing at 2 p.m., and all other raffle drawings at 3 p.m.

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