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Holiday Fun at Five
Welcome New Members!
Ribbon Cutting: Allstate Insurance
Spotlight on Tuscany
Present a Brown Bag Seminar
Member Directory Photo Contest
Save the Date: Annual Meeting
NBSB's Bernard Earns CRCM Designation
Rita's Message on Gratitude
WANTED: Experienced Loan Officers
Pre-Feast Workout
Publick House Thanksgiving
Traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Barn
Country Folk Art Craft Show
KEEP IT LOCAL!
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Stageloft: Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Holland Community Center Events
Events at Salem Cross Inn
Brunch with Santa
Publick House Feast
Saying Thank You
Ladies Night at Heritage CC
Cabaret Lulu
Festival of {Giving} Trees
Holiday Big Band Concert
Dine & Paint at the Salem Cross Inn
Garden Club Greens Sale
Pet Pictures with Santa
Christmas by Candlelight
Pictures with Santa
Holiday Events at Publick House
Holiday Mystery Dinner Theater
Paint with Santa
White Christmas in West Brookfield
Feast of the Seven Fishes
50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
Village Toastmasters Meetings
24/7 Online Training
New Member Baskets
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
 
Laurie Cashman 
Chair 
Yellow Iris Farm
 
Erika Travinski
1st Vice Chair 
 
Jessica Bettencourt
Immediate Past Chair
 
Bruce Watkins
Treasurer
Karl Storz Endovision
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Board Members

Brad Arcoite
Table 3 Restaurant Group 
 
Michael Checkosky
 
Angela Chviek
 
 
Craig Dolphin
 
Alycia Dzik
 
Rich Eichacker

Michelle Fanion
ERA Key Realty
 
 

Les Gardner
Les Gardner Photography

 
Nathan Hardt
 
Leila Hurt
 
Lynn Mero
Southbridge Credit Union  
 
Rich Suitum

Michael Wales
Michael L. Wales Painting Co. 

Jim Donahue
Honorary Board Member
Counsel
Padgett D. Berthiaume
 
Chamber Staff
 
Executive Director
 
Finance & Administration
 
Communications Specialist
 

Chamber Links

Cms Chamber

Stur Townships - Everything but Ordinary

Welcome to CROSSROADS NEWS
 
Here is one more issue of Crossroads before you head over the river and through the woods to your Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow! In case you forgot about the holiday, we remind you of the local options for your feast in this issue. We also invite you to join us for a Ribbon Cutting in Sturbridge for the new office of Allstate Insurance on December 6th and our always unforgettable holiday bash at The Publick House Historic Inn on the evening of the 11th! We can't wait to see you there! 
 
On behalf of Alix, Paulette and Jack and the Chamber of Central Mass South, we wish you and your family a joyous Thanksgiving holiday and extend to you our sincere gratitude for all of your support and friendship throughout the year! 
 
CROSSROADS is here to share your news and events! Thank you for emailing us your press releases, links and photos for inclusion in Crossroads!  We love to share your events with our readers. Keep posting your happenings to our online events calendar so we can share them with our nearly 900 subscribers!
 
Extra for Experts! Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest for more from your Chamber!
Holiday Hours:  
Please note the Chamber office will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed through Friday, November 29 to accommodate staff vacation. We will re-open on Monday, December 2 at 9:00am.
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Holiday
FUN at FIVE!
Wednesday, December 11 
5:00-8:00pm
 
The Publick House Historic Inn
On the Common, 277 Main Street
Sturbridge
 
Join us for some holiday cheer  
with our Members and Guests on the evening of
Wednesday, December 11th!
 
The final Fun at Five of the year will be  
a sparkling celebration at
The Publick House in Sturbridge
featuring fantastic food, a joyous atmosphere in a glowing hall, many great prizes and surprises, a 50/50 Raffle, and your chance to celebrate the season with your fellow Members!
WOMAN IN BUSINESS will share a special announcement at the event! 
We will be collecting for  
THE CENTER OF HOPE'S
HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM
at Holiday Fun at Five. If you are able to donate an unwrapped, non-violent new toy, your contribution would be most welcome and help spread holiday joy to the less fortunate right here in our community!
Gifts for teenagers are especially needed and encouraged!
Thank you for your generosity!
We look forward to celebrating with you!
RSVP by phone at 508-347-2761 or email info@cmschamber.org.   
 
Cost: $20 for pre-registered Members,  
$25 at the door, or $30 for non-Members.
   
Thank you to our  
Holiday Fun at Five Sponsor!
Cornerstone Bank
Cornerstone Bank is a local, community bank that delivers a personal touch that only a local bank can offer. We are dedicated to providing high quality, personal customer service for individuals, businesses and community organizations in Central Massachusetts. We work to connect you with opportunities through a broad range of deposit and loan products and services to meet your financial goals with the unique ability for fast, flexible service.
 
We strive to build lifetime relationships, and our goal is to be the Cornerstone for your success.
 
Cornerstone Bank rests on the foundation that relationships are built on trust.
 
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Welcome New Members!
 
 Please join us as we welcome the newest Members to the Chamber of Central Mass South!

High Purity Natural Products
CBD Contract Manufacturer & White Label Services. Tinctures, balms, lotions, edibles, custom formulations. 
328 Main Street, Unit 3, Southbridge, MA
774-402-0331
 
I Am T Shirts  
Screen Printing & Embroidery 
Screen printing/embroidery for custom apparel and promotional products.  
45 Sturbridge Road, Charlton, MA
508-434-0677
 
Remember... MEMBER TO MEMBER!
M2M logo  
Is it time to refresh or add a new  
Member2Member Discount
from your business to your fellow Members
in time for the holidays?
Contact Jack to get it done! 
 
Ribbon  
You're Invited! 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Allstate Insurance
Friday, December 6 at 4:00pm
71 Main Street (Rte. 131), Suite 10, Sturbridge
 
Allstate logo
 
Join the Chamber, local dignitaries, our neighbors and guests as we welcome Allstate Insurance to Sturbridge! We hope to see you there!
 
Ary belen Come and meet Ary and his team! Ary Belen, Jr. is a licensed insurance agent with Allstate Insurance, operating exclusively as the Ary Belen Agency located at 71 Main Street, Suite 10 in Sturbridge. What makes Ary different from other agents in the industry? He cares about his customers and is well respected as a trusted advisor.
 
Ary began with Allstate five years ago in Providence, RI, where his wife, Jeo Sanchez, is an Allstate Agency owner. She opened her office in 2014. Together, they built a very successful agency and Ary decided it was time to branch out into his own agency in Massachusetts. Ary is working hard to build his agency and be a strong supporter in the community and welcomes anyone to call or stop by for a free quote.
 
Ary is collecting items for Toys for Tots! If you would like to contribute a new unwrapped toy, your gift would be most welcome. Thank you!
 
Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and some sweet desserts from The Publick House at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Everyone is welcome!
 
Contact Ary at 508-909-6784.
Allstate Insurance, 71 Main Street (Ste 10), Route 131, Sturbridge
 
No RSVP necessary! Just come on by! 
Tuscany
Spotlight on Tuscany
September 30 - October 8, 2020
9 Days, 10 Meals

Get away with your Chamber as we offer this 9-day trip  
to Tuscany in Fall of 2020!
 
The trip includes a single hotel stay (Hotel Ercolini) from which you will visit Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, the World War II Gothic Line, Pisa, take a cooking class, Siena (choose to visit a gothic cathedral or take a guided tour through a Siena neighborhood), take a Winery Tour, visit a Cheese Farm  
and San Gimignano.
 
These are just the highlights!! View the Full Itinerary at this link .
You can also find pricing and more details.
 
For more information or to book, please contact
Patti Wilmot or Joe Fitzgerald at
(800) 267-1858 or (413) 668-6202
Brown Bag Seminars Seek Presenters for 2020
 
Brown Bag
The Chamber's Education Committee is currently planning our schedule of Brown Bag Seminars for the first half of 2020. Typically  
1-hour long, these seminars are intended to attract intimate audiences of 5-30 people. Seminars are held at the Chamber office on the 4th Tuesday of the month at noon.
 
Presenting a Brown Bag Seminar is a great way to shine a spotlight on your business and the services you offer. You create the lesson plan, we do the rest including creating the invitations and promoting your seminar.  
 
We are now planning for the months of January, February, March, April, May and June. If you are interested in sharing your expertise with your fellow Chamber Members while promoting yourself and your business, we would love to hear from you!  
 
Just drop Alix a line with the topic you would like to present and your preferred month to get the ball rolling! Email Alix at alexandra_mcnitt@cmschamber.org
 3rd Annual Membership Directory Photo Contest
4 seasons 
We are seeking your best photos to showcase
our region in all 4 glorious seasons!
 
The Chamber of Central Mass South is calling on all photographers, amateur and professional, to submit images which represent the four seasons in our area.  
 
The photos cannot contain any distinguishable advertising or business entities and they must be easily identifiable with one of the four seasons.
 
Submit one or all four seasons!
 
There will be one winning photo chosen for each season, selected by the Chamber's Promotions Committee. The 4 winning seasonal photos will be used on the cover of the 2020 Membership Directory and the runners up may be used in the 2020 Annual Report and other Chamber publications with a photo credit to the photographers where possible. All submitted photos become property of the Chamber of Central Mass South.
 
The photos must be high resolution (300 d.p.i. or greater)
and submitted digitally by email to Alix.
by December 15, 2019.
 
Thank you in advance for your best photographs of our towns!
Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton, Brimfield, The Brookfields,
Holland, Spencer, Wales, Warren, Northern CT
 
Chamber of Central Mass South
Questions? 508-347-2761
Save the Date!
CMS Chamber's Annual Meeting: January 22, 2020 
 
The Chamber's Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Barn at Wight Farm, 420 Main Street, Sturbridge. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Steinberg, President of the Worcester Red Sox. CMS Chamber's Annual Meeting is sponsored by Quinsigamond Community College. Stay tuned for the menu and more details coming soon. 
Patricia Bernard of North Brookfield Savings Bank Earns
Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager Designation

Patricia Bernard North Brookfield Savings Bank is proud to announce Patricia Bernard, Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer recently earned the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation from the American Bankers Association.
 
The CRCM certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank regulatory compliance. To qualify for the CRCM certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the compliance profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CRCM exam covers regulatory requirements as they relate to credit, deposits/securities, safety and soundness, information reporting and corporate responsibility. Annual continued education in the field of bank regulatory compliance is required to maintain the designation of CRCM.
 
"Patty possesses in-depth experience and understanding in the bank regulatory compliance industry. Her success in earning her CRCM designation just further validates her commitment to excellence in her role as Senior Vice President, Compliance Officer," said Donna Boulanger, North Brookfield Savings Bank President and CEO. "We are proud of Patty for her accomplishments and know her expertise will continue to bring great value to the Bank."
 
Patricia Bernard, of Palmer, has over 19 years of experience within the banking industry. As North Brookfield Savings Bank's Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer she is responsible for the development, continuous improvement and administration of the Bank's comprehensive compliance program which entails overseeing related policies, procedures and processes, staying informed of all changes within the compliance environment and offering support to foster overall organizational compliance. In addition, she holds a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO) certification. She also chairs the Bank's Regulatory Compliance Committee and is responsible for administering the Bank's Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program, in addition to assisting the Bank's BSA Officer in carrying out their entity-wide BSA program.
 
Financial services professionals, working through ABA, initiated the CRCM certification and seven others in order to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry. ABA Professional Certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements.
 
If you want to reach Patricia Bernard, call 508-637-7408 or email pbernard@BankNBSB.com .
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On Gratitude: A Message from Rita

Rita Schiano recently completed her term on the Chamber's Board of Directors, on which she has served since 2014. We are extremely grateful for her service, and for her positivity and inspiration! Visit RitaSchiano.com to contact Rita for strategic life coaching, mentoring, workshops, books and motivational speaking.

Psychological research finds that people's happiness levels are remarkably stable over the long-term. A possible explanation comes from studies in the psychology of gratitude. Yes, you read that correctly -- being thankful just may be the secret to happiness.

The study* cited that people who were in the gratitude condition felt fully 25% happier -- they were more optimistic about the future, they felt better about their lives.

The words "gratitude" and "grace" share a common Latin origin, gratus, meaning "pleasing" or "thankful." When you are in a deep state of gratitude, you may feel the presence of grace. Reflect on this. As we become more mindful of the present moment, we begin to recognize the things around us that we may have taken for granted.

Learning to practice gratitude is one of life's most valuable lessons. As Aristotle taught us, all virtues have value and the virtue of gratitude helps to increase feelings of satisfaction with our lives and keeps us from falling into the excess of a greedy or entitled frame of mind.

There are many simple, yet powerful ways to practice gratitude on a daily basis.
  • Thank, separately, both the cashier and the bagger at the grocery store.
  • Send a hand-written thank you note when you receive a gift, however small.
  • Make "thank you" a common phrase in your vocabulary.
  • Keep a gratitude journal. Each night write 1-3 things for which you were grateful during the day.
Have a joyful Thanksgiving everyone. And remember to live a gracious and flourishing life.
Rita

*Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(2), 377-389
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Oh, hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ling!"
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
Turkey  
Pre-Feast Workout 
November 28, 2019 from 7am to 10am
Tri-Community YMCA 
 
Annual Thanksgiving morning Pre-Feast workout to burn off some calories before the BIG meal!
 
Entry is a bag of non-perishable food items, or a suggested monetary donation of $10 per person to support our local food pantry. Fitness Center and Pool open, with three Group Exercise classes to choose from.
 
Stop by the Y to enjoy a great workout with friends or a family member!
 
43 Everett Street, Southbridge, 508-765-5466 
The Publick House  
 
Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Seatings from 11:00am -7:30pm
Adults $55.00 Children $22.00 (3-12) Inclusive of Tax and Gratuity
4-Course Plated Dinner
Advanced Payment Required
Call between 8:00am-9:00pm to schedule your reservation
 
The Menu   
SWEET APPLE CIDER
PUBLICK HOUSE BREAD BASKET
APPETIZERS
SALADS
VEGETARIAN DINNER OPTION
(Choice of One)
*Must be pre-ordered at time of making reservation.
Tofurkey Dinner
Roasted Cider-Glazed Salmon
Butternut and Goat Cheese Risotto
Gluten Free Turkey Dinner Available
DINNER
Roasted Native Turkey with Gravy
Accompaniments include: Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Cranberry Sauce
DESSERTS
BEVERAGES
 
Call Publick House at 508-347-3313 for reservations.
The Duck 
Traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast  
Thursday, November 28, 2019 at The Duck  
 
Join us for a bountiful and festive dinner prepared by Head Chef Eric Jolin with all your favorites-and some of ours too! There will also be a great selection of scrumptious desserts.  
 
Last year was a sell-out, so make your reservation early by calling The Duck at 508-347-2321.  
Be sure to ask about our early bird special.
The Barn at Wight Farm
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Barn 
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Join us from 11am-4pm for our third annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Barn at Wight Farm. The Barn's buffet will be brimming with all you favorites and some of Chef Jason's inspirations.  
The price for this holiday extravaganza is just $38.95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity).  
 
View the complete menu at this link. Make your reservation now by calling 774-241-8450.
 
· Hors d'oeuvre station
· Salad station
· Assorted breads and rolls
· Carving station featuring fresh roast turkey and prime rib of beef, cracker crusted cod and Canadian pork pie
· All of the traditional accompaniments
· Scrumptious dessert station
Reservations are limited!
 
The Barn at Wight Farm
 
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Thanksgiving Weekend at The Sturbridge Host Hotel 
 
Come celebrate the season with us at the COUNTRY FOLK ART CRAFT SHOW, returning Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 29-30-Dec. 1 to the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center.  
Our fabulous Holiday show will feature many top artisan-exhibitors, displaying and selling their home and handmade quality craftsmanship! You'll love the huge array of unique and creative decorating accents such as: wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork, handcrafted furniture and furnishing reproductions, and lighting, handwoven rugs, repurposed antiques and treasures, lace, wood cutlery, primitive furniture, framed art, paintings, textiles, candles, signs, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden decor, jewelry, adult/children's clothing and accessories, gourmet delights and so much more!
 
So mark your calendar and bring all your friends...You won't want to miss this fun and exciting shopping opportunity. Come see all your favorites and latest trends for the upcoming holidays and beyond . . . where you're sure to find something special for your everyone on your list . . .  most importantly - YOURSELF! Please contact our office for more info . . . discount coupons and directions at: www.countryfolkart.com.
 
Show Hours:  Fri. Nov. 29: 10a-5p   Sat. Nov. 30:10a-5p   Sun. Dec, 1: 10a-3p
Adm $7 . . . $6 w/discount coupons available online (see via link above)
  FREE PARKING -- Your Handstamp Re-admits You All 3 Days!
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center at 366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566
 
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Our 2020 Sturbridge show dates: 
at the Sturbridge Host Hotel: Feb. 28-March 1 & Nov. 27-29, 2020 
Please contact us for more show & exhibitor-vendor info:
Country Folk Art Shows, Inc. 15045 Dixie Hwy/Ste A, Holly MI 48442; p: 248-634-4151 
Please email us via: http://scr.im/cfashows 
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KEEP IT LOCAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS... and every day!
November 29 is Black Friday.
November 30 is Small Business Saturday.
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING SMALL AND SHOPPING LOCAL. 
IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE! 
Christmas Lights
SOUTHBRIDGE  
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting  
Saturday, November 30
 
4PM: Parade from Elm & Main St.  
5PM: Tree Lighting & Activities (Southbridge Town Common)  
5:30-7:30 SANTA Photos by Village Photo ($5)
 
Entertainment  
Ace of Clubs DJ  
Southbridge High School Chorus  
Southbridge High School Jazz Band  
Zepp Llamas (sponsored by the Southbridge Cultural  
Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts  
Cultural Council, a state agency)
 
Activities  
Kids Crafts & Games  
Hot Cocoa & Cookies donated by Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center  
Hot Coffee donated by Sturbridge Coffee Roasters  
Hot dogs, kettle corn, fried dough available for purchase
 
Proud co-sponsor: Southbridge Business Partnership
 
Southbridge Holiday Visions Email:
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD  
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
November 30 - December 15 
Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 2pm, Sundays @ 2pm
By Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald & John K. Alvarez

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung.   
A madcap romp through the holiday season!

Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
 
Visit online or call for tickets.
Stageloft Theater         450A Main Street, Fiskdale         508-347-9005
Holland Community Center
Holland Community Center Events
40 Brimfield Rd, Holland, 413-245-3163
 
Bemis Farms: December 2, 1-2pm. A fun and easy way to add a little whimsy to your holiday! Decorate a 24" tall tree that explodes with happiness! Cost of this event is $10.00   
 
Toys for Tots Cookie Swap and Toys For Tots: December 10, 6-8pm: Join us for our annual cookie swap and Toys for Tots event.  Come enjoy Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Coffee or Tea with an assortment of various Christmas cookies that you can take home.  Meet Santa and tell him all you want for Christmas.
 
Tammy Casavant Sings: December 11, 1-2pm. Tammy will be here to get us in a joyous mood with Christmas Carols and other songs. Everyone is Welcome!  RSVP if you'd like to join us for lunch. 
Salem Cross Inn logo
260 West Main Street, Route 9, West Brookfield, MA
 
Rich with history, the Salem Cross Inn is a restored 18th century farmhouse  
nestled on 600 acres of New England countryside.  
 
A Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award
and The Knot Best of Weddings Award recipient for 2019.
 
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
DECEMBER 7, 8, 14, 15 & 21!  
Eat.. Drink... Be Merry!
Christmas Memories Series at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA 
 We all look for special and memorable Christmas events to attend with family and friends during the Christmas season. The Challenge? Finding Christmas events that will entertain everyone from Grandma and Grandpa to our dear little toddlers. Look no further, the Christmas Memories series at the Salem Cross Inn is a beautiful and entertaining event to attend with the entire family.  
Bring the family, bring your friends, carve out some time for yourself.
Make your Christmas Memories reservations online or call (508) 867-2345  
 
December 5  
Dine and Paint with the Salem Cross Inn and Brush It Off!
See the details in the article below!  
 
New Year's Eve Fireplace Feast
 
Start with some hors d'oeuvres by the fireplace as you watch your prime rib roasting to perfection on a device dating back to 1700. Take a horse drawn sleigh/wagon ride through the back fields then chase the chill away with some nice, hot, mulled cider or wine. Relax, help make apple pie using an antique apple peeler and corer, or make seafood chowder in an antique iron cauldron right in the fieldstone fireplace.
 
Next, get ready for the main feast! Start off with a champagne toast to the New Year, then sit back for dinner. You'll be served your fireplace seafood chowder and prime rib* (and later you'll be offered seconds!). In addition, there will be bowls of fresh butternut squash, spinach pie and oven roasted potatoes. Don't fill up on the homemade rolls, even though they are quite delicious, because you'll want to save some room for the scrumptious deep dish apple pie with fresh whipped cream.
 
Later, it's time to go downstairs to the Chestnut Room where a DJ will be playing and you can dance right through the midnight hour! Wear a party hat and use those noisemakers! It's a great way to ring in the New Year!
 
* If prime rib doesn't tickle your fancy, salmon will be offered as well. Just order it when you purchase your tickets.
Visit the website for additional information.
 
Arrive at 6:30pm - Feast begins at 8:00pm 
Adults (13 yrs and over) $85 | Kids (12 yrs and under) $60 | includes all taxes and gratuities. 
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
The Fireplace Feast is an advanced ticket only dining event.
 
Salem Cross Inn Fireplace Feast
 
Fireplace Feasts are back! November- April   
Take a trip back in time and enjoy our 1700's colonial inspired feasts,  
prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. 
Make your reservations  online or call Salem Cross Inn at (508) 867-2345
   
Check out the inn's Events & Holiday Calendar for more seasonal offerings!
 
A Gift Certificate to Salem Cross Inn makes a great gift for any occasion!
Purchase online from the Salem Cross Inn website. 

Visit Salem Cross Inn on Facebook  
for updates (including weather), event photos and future menu postings!
   
Open Full Schedule:
APRIL 4-DECEMBER 30, 2019
Tuesday to Friday (Lunch & Dinner) - 11:30am to 9:00pm 
Saturday (Dinner) - 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
Sunday (Dinner) - 12 Noon to 8:00pm  
 
Hexmark Tavern: 
Tuesday to Friday (Dinner) - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
 
The Barn at Wight Farm
Brunch with Santa
Brunch with Santa at The Barn at Wight Farm 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
 
Santa will be visiting The Barn this year for a fantastic brunch and to hear all the Christmas gift requests from all the good little girls and boys. Don't miss this great family event and having your picture taken with Santa while enjoying the great food at The Barn.
 
Seatings at 10:00am and 11:00am.
Call for reservation and more info! 774-241-8450 
 
The Barn at Wight Farm
The Publick House  
Publick House Cooks for Community Organizations 
Help us give back to the community by joining us for our monthly feasts to raise money for local organizations. Sponsored organizations will split a minimum of $4.00 from every dinner served!

December 2 
ESCC Women's Fellowship
Palmer Lions Club
 
HAM FEAST
 
CASH DONATION 
Adults $14 / Children $5
(4-12 yrs.) 
BUFFET STYLE  
Held in Paige Hall or under the Tent!

Two Seating Times 
SEATING ONE: 4:30pm-6:15pm
SEATING TWO: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Casual Dining    Open Seating    No Reservations    
All Feasts include... 
Tossed Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Dinner Rolls, Dessert, Coffee & Soft Drinks     
 
Thank you for your support! 
Barn Flag
Saying Thank You with Brush-It-Off  
Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:30-9:00pm 
 
Join us to paint this lovely painting to support our Veterans with step by step instruction in about 2.5 hours by a professional BRUSH IT OFF team artist held at: 
   
The Center Tree Bar & Grill, 
249 Main St., Rutland, MA 01543

($10 of your registration goes to Veterans Inc.).
Call 774-241-3444 for more info and to register.
 
Visit Brush-It-Off online for more Paint & Sip events! 
Tree Ladies Night at Heritage Country Club  
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm 
 
Join us at Heritage Country Club in Charlton to paint a lovely no-bake 11" Bisque Christmas Tree, Green or White or Silver or Blue, whatever color you desire!  Lights and star included!  We will put a nice shiny glaze on your tree and glitter it like fallen snow to make it sparkle if you want.   
You will take home your lovely tree that night.
 
Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at 5:00pm and we will start painting at 6:00pm. Register for Ladies Night at this link on Eventbrite
 
Need a fun kind of party, fundraiser or event either at your location or ours? Please see our web site, www.brush-it-off.com for details or give us a call at: 774-241-3444
 
Visit Brush-It-Off online for more Paint & Sip events!
CABARET LULU PRESENTS
Cabaret Lule
A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Sturbridge Host Hotel at The Lakeside Theater, Massachusetts

Holiday Music we all love and inspirational music that will thrill us.
There will be comedy and fun that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone!
A Festive Holiday!
Lunch will be served!
What a warm, loving way to welcome the year ahead!

Your Menu for the Day
CHEF'S Choice Seasonal Soup or Tossed Seasonal Greens with Garden Vegetables with two dressings served on the side
New England Pot Roast with Housemade Gravy, or
Herb Crusted Baked Haddock in Lemon Butter
Rolls and Butter, Starch and Seasonal Vegetable
Seasonal Dessert
Coffee, Decaf and Assorted Teas

FOR INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS
CABARET LULU
TEL: 212-308-8050 EMAIL: LUCIE9G@GMAIL.COM
TOLL FREE 1-866-LULU (585-8872)
235 EAST 49TH STREET, SUITE 9G, NEW YORK, NY 10017
FOGT logo
Festival of {Giving} Trees - 2019
La Salle Reception Center, Southbridge 
 
It's here!! The 2019 Festival of {Giving} Trees is taking place December 5th thru December 8th. Celebrating our 22nd year, this four-day family event is designed to be a holiday activity. The mission of the Festival is to raise money to help the Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital fight the battle against breast cancer and to help fund cancer research. Over the past twenty years, the Festival of {Giving} Trees has raised and donated over $650,000 to these beneficiaries.
 
The Festival of {Giving} Trees features more than 100 uniquely decorated trees on display under one roof.
 
Some are elegant, nostalgic and breathtaking. Some are humorous, some are traditional and some are really hip. The only thing they have in common is that they are all different and they are all sparkling!
 
And each and every one of them will be taken home by lucky raffle winners.
Come join us! It is a community-wide event, so bring your family, friends and neighbors.
 
Visit the website for all the details!
Dan Gabel and the Gabeltones
Dan Gabel and The Abletones present "By The Fireside"
December 5 & 6 at Old Sturbridge Village 
 
Holiday Concert Show Tickets ONLY: $25.00 
Buffet Dinner Tickets Additional: $29.95 
 
With this unique show, the classic appeal of the big band era brings the listener back in time, sitting "By the Fireside" with family and friends. Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as "the real deal... [a band] that looks and sounds like the 1940s," Featured in the show are timeless classics such as White Christmas, The Christmas Song, and Let it Snow, all arranged by Gabel, along with some swinging versions of God Rest Ye, Merry Gents, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, and even The Nutcracker Suite. The show's featured vocalist will be the talented Cara Brindisi. Dan Gabel and his 18-piece Big Band and show (and new album) are not to be missed!  
 
Add to your "By The Fireside" experience at Old Sturbridge Village with a Christmas Concert Buffet at Oliver Wight Tavern, 5 - 7PM. $29.95 pp. Buffet includes: OSV Bread Basket & Whipped Butter, New England Clam Chowder, Butternut Squash Bisque, Shrimp Cocktail, Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy, Chef's Choice of Salad, Tavern Pot Roast, Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Maple Roasted Root Vegetables, Cranberry Sage Stuffing, Chef Attended Pasta Station, Dessert Station/Coffee, Tea & Decaf. Children (4-12) only $16.95!
 
Purchase Concert Tickets ONLY at this link on Eventbrite. 
Reserve your seat for the Holiday Buffet by calling Kim Dolan @ 508-347-0397
Dine & Paint at the Salem Cross Inn 
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
 
Snowman Bottles Looking forward to painting with you all at the Salem Cross Inn! Enjoy the Salems' delectable Chicken Pot Pie and home made dessert, then retreat to stage 2 of the evening to paint (with professional instruction by Brush It Off) a lovely lighted bottle of your choice, perfect for the holiday season!
 
Come a smidgen early to enjoy a cocktail (available) and relax before dinner. Dinner is served at 6:00pm, painting will follow for a nice casual evening. If you are in a group and wish to all sit together come early to pick your seats. Any questions please call Brush It Off at 774-241-3444.
 
Visit Brush-It-Off online for more Paint & Sip events!