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Fun at Five Visits OSV!
Welcome New Members!
May's Brown Bag Seminar
Ribbon Recap: The Overlook
Pintastic Goes Wonka!
Cornerstone Bank Donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters
bankHometown Welcomes Stacey Berg
Golf Lessons at Heritage
WANTED: Experienced Loan Officers
Cornerstone Bank Supports Spencer Exchange Club
Health & Wellness Fair
Plan Your Escape!
Holland Community Center Events
Hitchcock for Summer Fun
Senior Expo
Cabaret Lulu at The Host
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Klem's SpringFest & Tent Sale
Events at Salem Cross Inn
Brimfield Town Wide Tag Sale
Sweet Treats Open House
Cinco De Mile Road Race
Opacum Land Trust Events
A Tribute to the Eagles
Publick House Feast
Records & Burpee Children's Zoo
Second Chance Shelter Adoptions
Stageloft: Drinking Habits
Talent Showcase
Mother's Day at Publick House
Mother's Day at Table 3
Jazz Brunch at The Barn
Partners For Positions
Brimfield Shows
Artist Reception
Overlook Tag Sale
Asparagus and Flower Festival
50+ Job Seekers Networking
Village Toastmasters Meetings
24/7 Online Training
New Member Baskets
Save These Dates!
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Jessica Bettencourt
Laurie Nelson
1st Vice Chair 
Bruce Watkins
Karl Storz Endovision

Board Members

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

Michelle Fanion
ERA Key Realty

Les Gardner
Les Gardner Photography

Leila Hurt
Lynn Mero
Southbridge Credit Union  
Suzanne Parsons
Rita Schiano 
Rich Suitum
Erica Travinski

Michael Wales
Michael L. Wales Painting Co. 

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

Chamber Links

Cms Chamber

Stur Townships - Everything but Ordinary

Enough with April showers, let's move on to the merry month of May! We network at Old Sturbridge Village after hours this month, present a Brown Bag Seminar with Certified Brand Strategist Chris Tieri, and welcome back both the fabulous Country Folk Art Craft Show and the Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles Shows. This issue is blossoming with informative news from our Members and friends plus many fun spring events, festivals, open houses, tag sales and several great ideas for celebrating Mother's Day. 
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Bullard Tavern
Fun at Five!
Tuesday, May 7
The Bullard Tavern  
at Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 800-SEE-1830
Come to Fun at Five on May 7th where a costumed historian will greet you at the Visitor Center entrance and guide you to the Bullard Tavern. Chamber attendees will be the only ones in the Village after hours! Guests will enjoy some tasty food options while toasting to the upcoming summer months with Rapscallion Honey Pale Ale and other refreshing beverages at a full cash bar. Join us for this wonderful spring evening as we mingle, network and catch up with our members and friends. Also, you won't want to miss getting your exclusive Village Dining Deal, entering our cool contest, or the chance to win exciting door prizes.
Did you know that Old Sturbridge Village, with over 200 acres, is the largest outdoor living history museum in the Northeast? Depicting a rural New England town of the 1830s, visitors travel from miles away to see our local treasure... you're invited to this exclusive event just for Chamber Members and our friends!
Take home samples of delicious Fudge  
from the OSV Gift Shop! 
FREE Mini-Chair Massages! 
FREE Caricatures by Party Time Caricatures! 
Register for Fun at Five by email or phone.
Cost is $10 for Members who pre-register,  
$15 at the door, or $20 for non-Members.
Thank you to our
May Fun at Five Sponsor!
Alternatives For Health  
Herbal Apothecary
Owner Salli Greene began her herbal career with a cart in Quincy Market in Boston in 1977, where she sold live herb plants and home products. Salli moved back to Sturbridge in 2001 and, in 2004, she took a 10-month herbal class that introduced her to the world of medicinal herbs. It was a life changing experience. She learned there is nothing more wonderful than making products for your family's health. Salli continued studies with Rosemary Gladstar and other herbalists and now teaches Rosemary's 10-month Herbal Apprenticeship.
Salli's shop, Alternatives For Health, carries dried bulk herbs, teas and bath products, herbal products and blends for health, essential oils, flower essences, homeopathy, supplies, gifts, and much more. With this shop, Salli's love of herbs has really come full circle and she enjoys being there and meeting with customers. The goal at Alternatives For Health Herbal Apothecary is to provide quality products and services to help you get and stay healthy. Salli's greatest joy is to educate the consumer and have them make their own health products.
Alternatives For Health  
Herbal Apothecary
426 Main Street
Sturbridge MA 01566
June 27, 2019
Heritage Country Club, Charlton
To Benefit the Chamber Charities & Scholarship Fund
We hope you will join us as we hit the links at Heritage Country Club for a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie on the course at our annual Golf Classic! See all the details below. To register, you may download and print the brochure or visit the Golf Classic tab on our website!

Your Day Includes:
Continental Breakfast
Greens and Cart Fees
Cookout Lunch on the Course
Spectacular Raffle Prizes
Refreshments available on the course!
Reception and dinner after play.
Scramble format: All players hit from the best lie.
  • A LeaderBoard Air Cannon Competition!
  • A chance to win a 2-year/30,000 mile lease on a 2019 Mustang GT sponsored by Lamoureux Ford!
$125 for individual, $475 for foursome
or dinner only ticket for $30.

8:00am: Registration
9:00am: Shotgun Start
2:30pm: Dinner Reception

Tee Box and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available. See the brochure for details or call Mike Checkosky for more info.  
Questions? Call Mike Checkosky at 508-764-0012 or email
Thank you to our 2019 GOLF CLASSIC Sponsor!

About Our Host
Heritage Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course located in the rolling hills of Charlton, MA. It is the home of the Central Mass. Professional Open and has long been considered one of the finest public golf courses in Central Massachusetts. The course is a par 71, measuring 6,710 yards, offering players of all abilities a spectacular golf experience.
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CMS Chamber logo  
Welcome New Members!
 Please join us as we welcome the newest Members
to the Chamber of Central Mass South!

Centrend, Inc.
Managed IT Services, Technology Consulting    
P.O. Box 230, Sturbridge, MA
Kubala Home Improvement
Quality Window & Door Specialists   
5 Pell Street, Ludlow, MA
Marine Corps League Detachment 1094  
Providing Aid & Assistance to All Marines   
P.O. Box 336, Southbridge, MA
Party Time Caricatures 
Live Caricature Entertainment & Retail Stands  
39 Borkum Road, Spencer, MA
Using Thought Leadership to Build your Business
Chris Tieri
Presented by Chris Tieri, Certified Brand Strategist 
Thursday, May 30 at Noon
Chamber Conference Room
46 Hall Road, Sturbridge
FREE for CMS Chamber Members , $15 for non-Members.
Space is Limited! Please RSVP. 
Call 508-347-2761
or email to save your spot!
Feel free to bring your lunch. Use our microwave to heat it up!
Relax, learn and grow with us!  
It can be hard to get noticed in today's competitive marketplace. Providing your professional point of view and sharing your expertise through thought leadership is paramount to building trust with your audience and prospects. You are a wealth of helpful information, but how do you organize and distribute it in a way that forms the base for a trusting relationship? In this workshop, you will learn about:
  • The key elements to building a personal leadership brand to help you stand out
  • Honing your unique point-of-view
  • Developing a messaging platform you will use to share your expertise
  • Identifying your audience and the problems you can help them solve
  • Creating a content hub, and the various platforms you can use to spread the word
About the Presenter: With a passion for creative problem solving, Chris Tieri helps businesses and their leaders transform their brands from ordinary to extraordinary. As the only Certified Brand Strategist in New England, Chris brings clarity to her clients' visions for the future, uncovers their unique claims of distinction, and builds breakthrough brands that thrive in today's competitive and ever-changing business universe. After selling Idea Agency, her brand and marketing firm of 24 years, Chris now offers consulting for other marketing agencies and non-profits including Old Sturbridge Village.  
Chris Tieri, Certified Brand Strategist, 508-397-7312,
Ribbon Recap: The Overlook Vista Adult Day Care Program
Overlook Ribbon
On Friday, April 26, the Chamber presented a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Overlook in Charlton to celebrate their Vista Adult Day Program. 
The Overlook Vista Adult Day Program, known fondly by residents and staff as "The Vista Club," is a non-medical adult day program for loved ones with Alzheimer's or other dementias. It provides a safe, structured environment in a beautifully designed location where your loved one can engage in purposeful activities, receive a nutritious lunch and snacks, and find friendship and fun. The Overlook offers a place to go where everyone is treated with respect, compassion and dignity. You can feel confident that your loved one is in a safe and enriching environment, surrounded by new friends who will soon become familiar, comforting, reliable faces.
The goal of The Vista Club is to provide a place for individuals with dementia to feel independent, capable, able-minded and included. The staff at The Vista Club receive specialized dementia care training, allowing for successful engagement in purposeful, participant-centered activities. Our staff also become trusted companions who elicit good memories and create positive interactions that lift moods and increase personal worth, sense of belonging and confidence.
Come visit The Vista Club - The Overlook's Vista Adult Day Program - to learn what makes it a great way to spend the day! Call 1-866-753-5429 to schedule your visit, or drop by and say hello - you are always welcome! Learn more about the program online at The Overlook website
Overlook Cheers_
Cheers from the staff at The Overlook!
Pintastic Pinball Expo to Celebrate its Chocolate Anniversary
Play the Game, Meet the Stars from 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'

 Meet Charlie (l), Mike Teavee (r) and Veruca Salt from the original 1971 movie at Pintastic New England.

Pintastic New England, the region's only large-scale pinball and game room expo, will be celebrating a chocolate anniversary of sorts in its fifth year at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. With the highly-anticipated release of Jersey Jack Pinball's newest pinball machine based on the original classic movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", Pintastic organizers are thrilled to announce the stars from the movie as the very special guests at this year's expo.

Attendees of the summer silver ball event who purchase special passes will have the opportunity to meet and greet, get autographs, photos, and visit up close and personal with the actors who brought these beloved characters to life in the movie. The CE Pass to Pintastic includes time with the kids from Roald Dahl's timeless classic. Meet Mike Teavee (played by Paris Themmen), Veruca Salt (Judy Dawn Cole) and Charlie Bucket himself (Peter Ostrum) on Friday or Saturday at Pintastic. Visit online to secure your CE Pass before they sell out!

Guests of Pintastic will experience and interact with eighty years of pinball history as well as video games, entertainment for kids, tournaments, and innovative ideas for your home and game room in one convenient and well-appointed venue, the lakeside Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. The expo takes place June 27-30. One ticket allows you to enjoy nearly 200 pinball machines set on Free Play (no quarters needed), over forty "old school" video arcade favorites, pinball tournaments for all ages, engaging seminars, an extensive hall full of amazing vendors and their wares, and much more. Delicious food, ice-cold beverages including beer, and fun activities for kids will be available right on-site throughout the show. Youngsters will enjoy a caricature artist, face painting, balloon animals, even a kids' pinball tournament with awesome prizes and opportunities to meet the Wonka kids in the vendor hall. Come for a casual afternoon or the whole weekend. If you need to exhale after experiencing the action inside, take a relaxing stroll on the grounds of the Sturbridge Host right down to the shores of picturesque Cedar Lake.

Besides the Willy Wonka machine from Jersey Jack Pinball, which is as crazy, colorful and wondrous as the chocolate factory itself, guests can also flip out with some of the newest and most sophisticated pinball machines in existence, like Stern Pinball's latest titles "The Munsters" and "Black Knight: Sword of Rage," and "Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle" by Spooky Pinball. Fans of the classic electro-mechanical games will not be disappointed either as the Free Play hall will house an entire section of these lovingly maintained and restored vintage machines from as far back as the 1930s.

Not all the action is in the Free Play Hall. If you have attended Pintastic in the past, you'll know the seminars, which are packed with fervent flipperheads every year, can be some of the most informative, exciting programs offered in the industry. No one who witnessed ace player Bowen Kerins' thrilling attempt to destroy all nine reactors of Spooky Pinball's "Total Nuclear Annihilation" last year will ever forget it! This year's seminar presenters and special guests include pinball game Sound Designer Chris Granner, Game Designer Eric Meunier from Jersey Jack pinball, and pinball artist Christopher Franchi who designed and will sign for guests the eye-catching 2019 Pintastic Pinball Expo poster. More guests and topics are being added, so check in with the Pintastic website for the latest.  

This year, Pintastic is an official venue on the Stern Pro Circuit which comprises 20 of the most competitive pinball tournaments in the world. There will be seven tournaments in total during the expo for all ages including The Pintastic Silverball Rumble which is an IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) endorsed event and, also new this year, a women's tournament. If you have a desire to compete, Pintastic has a tournament for you to participate in.
Pintastic offers single day passes, Ultimate Experience Packages (two-day and four-day), and the limited CE Meet & Greet Add-On Package with the Wonka kids. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. For times, tickets and more details, check out the Pintastic Pinball and Game Room Expo website at and make your room reservations today. Contact Pintastic by phone at 774-278-3541 or by email at For reservations call the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center at 508-347-3246.  
Follow Pintastic New England on Facebook for more special guests and expo news as it rolls in!
Cornerstone Bank Donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters  
of Central Mass/Metrowest
Cornerstone Donation
Pictured L to R: Cornerstone Bank's President M. Tallman; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc's CEO Jeffrey Chin; and Cornerstone Bank's EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and Chairman of the Charitable Donations Committee Susan A. Gunnell

Cornerstone Bank proudly announces its recent donation of $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. in support of the organization's youth mentoring program. This program helps to make a difference in the lives of nearly 2,000 youth and volunteers they serve.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest is to provide underserved children with a positive one-to-one adult mentor relationship. These children often face adversity in the community, and the support each child receives from their adult mentor helps them grow into successful citizens. This donation will go toward the hiring and training needs of the program staff, including the recruitment and selection of youth mentors. The funds will also support the ongoing needs of the mentors and help maintain the programs offered.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters provides crucial services to children and adolescents in our community," stated President and Treasurer Todd M. Tallman of Cornerstone Bank. "We're proud to support an organization that provides mentoring programs that change lives for the better."

For more information on Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc., visit or call: 508-752-7868.
bankHometown Welcomes Stacey Berg as Mortgage Loan Specialist

Stacy Berg Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced the addition of Stacey Berg to the Residential Lending Department as a Mortgage Loan Specialist. With over 20 years of banking experience in the Oxford area, Stacey specializes in finding the lending product that will best fit the customer's needs.

Stacey has been a trusted advisor to many, formerly with Santander Bank in Oxford for 15 years as a personal banker. Stacey then became a Licensed Mortgage Professional, where she assisted customers and lenders get loans to the closing table.

"I am dedicated to giving you unmatched customer service and will ensure you have the information you need to make an informed financial decision," said Berg. "I am thrilled to be working with bankHometown."

If you are looking for a Hometown bank, with great customer service and the expertise to get the job done right, then call to make an appointment or visit the Oxford location to meet Stacey. You can reach Stacey at (508) 499-1909 or .
bankHometown is headquartered in Oxford, MA and has 13 branches located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information, please visit 
Heritage CC
Heritage Country Club
Golf Lessons

Looking to improve your game?
Take a lesson with our Golf Instructor Joe Plante to start the season off right!


$40 Non-member        $35 Member

$90 Non-member        $80 Member
(Additional People $20 Per Person)

9 Holes $65 Non-member       $60 Member

Four 30 Minute lessons & a 60 Minute Playing Lesson
$170 Non-member      $150 Member

Payment can be made with cash or check. Checks made payable to Joe Plante. Contact info: Cell (508)-277-4093, email Please call number above if weather is an issue. If clubs are needed, please let us know ahead of time. Golf shoes or sneakers are recommended. Thank you from your golf instructor, Joe Plante.

85 Sampson Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 248-5111
Norcom Mortgage
Norcom Mortgage is on the hunt for licensed and experienced Loan Officers.

Do you have 2+ years of MORTGAGE EXPERIENCE?

Do you have a solid knowledge of FHA, CONVENTIONAL & VA LOANS?



Please share this information with your friends and colleagues who may have an interest!
Thank you!

This is not an offer to make a loan or to make a loan or any particular terms. All loan applicants must qualify under underwriting requirements and satisfy all contingencies of loan approval. Rates and terms subject to change without notice. NMLS ID #71655 (
Cornerstone Bank Supports Spencer Exchange Club 
Cornerstone Donation
Pictured here, L to R: Cornerstone Bank VP/Commercial Team Leader and Spencer Exchange Club Member James Sandagato; Spencer Exchange Club Golf Committee Chairperson Kevin Grace; Cornerstone Bank Chairman & CEO K. Michael Robbins; and Bank EVP/Chief Administrative Officer and Chairman of the Charitable Donations Committee Susan Gunnell

Cornerstone Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the Spencer Exchange Club in support of their upcoming charity golf tournament. Proceeds of this event allows the Exchange Club to provide support to many local programs and assist worthwhile causes within the community. 

The Spencer Exchange Club is a local service club that consists of volunteers who take an active role in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families living in Spencer and surrounding towns. The Exchange Club provides support to many programs within the community, including Spencer Toys for Kids, East Brookfield Toys for Joy, local food pantries, school athletics programs, high school scholarships, and many more. 

"The Spencer Exchange Club gives back to our local community in many ways," said Cornerstone Bank Chairman & CEO K. Michael Robbins. "We are pleased to support their mission." 

The Exchange Club's 43rd annual Swing into Spring Charity Golf Tournament takes place on May 10, 2019, at Kettle Brook Golf Club. To learn more, visit
Tri-Valley proudly announces its 2nd Annual
Health & Wellness Fair
Sponsored by Baystate Benefit Services
May 30, 2019
10am - 1pm at our 10 Mill Street, Dudley Headquarters
A FREE event designed for Older Adults & Caregivers featuring

AAA     Central Mass Agency on Aging
Dudley Fire, Police & Veteran's Agent      Holden Hearing Aid Center
Lions Club, Millbury    OEI CapTel Captioning Phone     Page Chiropractic
Second Chance Animal Services (mobile adoption vehicle)     SHINE
United Way of Webster & Dudley     Webster Five
Webster Senior Center   WDO Chamber of Commerce

Discover the Programs & Services offered through Tri-Valley
Benefits Enrollment Center, Options Counseling, Alzheimer's Network, Personal Care Attendant, Adult Family Care, State Home Care, Information & Resources, Caregiver Support & Healthy Aging, or learn how to become a Volunteer at Tri-Valley

FREE 30-minute seminars: 10:30 am Webster Five - Senior Fraud: What to Avoid
11:15 am AAA - Travel Tips
Plus - Healthy Cooking Demos throughout the day by our Nutritionist

FREE screenings & assistance: Lions Club (vision screening), Holden Hearing Aid Center, Page Chiropractic, and Benefits Enrollment Specialist (enrollment assistance by appointment)

3 raffle packages of one-night stays for two including breakfast donated by:
The Publick House Historic Inn, Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
and Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

See you on Thursday, May 30th!

TRI-VALLEY, INC., 10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA 01571
TEL 508-949-6640, 1-800-286-6640, WEBSITE
Tri-Valley, Inc., a private, non-profit agency, receives funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and federal financial support under the Older Americans Act furnished by the Central Mass Agency on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Funds are also received from public and private sources.
Plan Your Escape!
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00p - 8:00p
Knights of Columbus, 44 Circuit Ave N, Worcester, MA 01603

Dream Vacations would like to invite you to come join us for a night of information from Royal Caribbean and Club Med representatives. They will tell you what each one has to offer for your next vacation. Coffee and pastries will be served. Raffles available. Club Med will be giving away a 5-night Caribbean get away.

Must RSVP to Patti at 800.267.1858 or before 5/16/19.
Dream Vacations 
"What potent blood hath modest May."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Holland Community Center
Activities at Holland Community Center 
40 Brimfield Rd, Holland, 413-245-3163
May 1, 10:00am-7:00pm: May Day Baskets  
In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made for May Day, a celebration of Spring. May Day Baskets are small baskets or containers usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away.  We thought it would be a fun tradition to start here.  Please join us anytime on Monday.  This event is FREE.  

May 6, 1:00-2:00pm: The Troubadour - Frank Pendola 
The Troubadour will sing a special song or perform a poem for birthdays, anniversaries or simply entertain a gathering of friends with his unique blend of original, oldies, Italian/Irish folk, sing-alongs, and songs from popular musicals. He is known for his rendition of "If I Were a Rich Man" and his original "Pasta song". Frank has performed in RI and CT for many years. He is a singer-songwriter, actor, and a Company regular for several years at the Granite Theatre in Westerly, RI where he played the role of "Tevya" in Fiddler on the Roof. RSVP if you would like to join us for lunch at 12pm. 
May 7, 3:00-5:00pm: Cooking with Tamsin 
Crepes, Yorkshire Pudding and Popovers your way!  Please bring a standard 12 cup muffin tin to this class.  Space is limited to 8 people, so sign up early. RSVP FEE $10
Early Bird Special for Hitchcock Academy's Summer Fun Program
Early bird special can have families ready for all kinds of fun at Hitchcock's  Summer Fun program  
for ages 3-12. 

Hitchcock Academy's popular Summer Fun program is back five days a week, Monday through Friday, from July 15-August 2. Summer Fun designs appropriate activities for three different age groups: 3 to 4 year olds, 5 to 6 year olds and 7 to 12 year olds.  A la carte sessions are 50 minutes long, beginning at 9:00 AM, 10 AM and 11 AM. Activities for 3 to 4 year olds are A) Storytime B) Games and C) Arts and Crafts. The 5 to 6 year old programs are D) Games, E) Tennis, and F) Design and Create. The 7 to 12 year old group features G) Tennis, H) Design and Create and I) Games.  
The Early Bird Special price, which is available until May 1st is $18 per week, per program, each letter designating a program. After May 1st, the fee is $20 per week, per program. A Youth Consent form for participants must be completed. Forms are available at Hitchcock Academy or online at 
Wednesday, May 1  
WATERCOLORS WITH BETH : Ongoing watercolor classes for all levels with a new painting every 3 weeks. You must register with Beth in advance to attend. Time: 9:30 to noon.  Fee: $19 per week plus supplies. Instructor: Beth Parys. For information and to register, call Beth at 413-245-3295.    
FAMILY FOUNDATIONS 5 : Music & Movement: This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. Time: 9:00-10:00 AM Dates: Wednesdays when school is in session until May 2019. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing
MA ART WEEK - CREATE SEA TURTLES, SAVE TURTLES: Create your own ceramic decorative sea turtle, paint it in the colors of your choice and keep the turtle, but participants help raise funds for Sea Turtle Conservation. Fee: $30; Instructor: Linda Earley; Time: 4 - 5:30. Questions? Contact:
BUDDIES BASIC TRAINING AND MANNERS FOR CANINES OF ALL AGES: Positive training methods, good management practices and problem solving strategies. Vaccinations must be up to date. Fee: $130 per dog for 6 week course. Instructor: Laurie Merritt, MEd, CPDT-KA, CNWI; Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed; Certified K9 NoseWork® Instructor- National Association of Canine Scent Work
Thursday, May 2
FAMILY FOUNDATIONS 5: STEAM Group: This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. Time: 9:00-10:00 AM Dates: Thursdays when school is in session until May 2019. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH ANNA OZOLINS: Create your own daffodil watercolor in this one day workshop. Bring your own brushes, paints, watercolor paper, spray bottle, paper towels, a brown bag lunch and decide if you want to use a table easel. Time: 10 AM - 3:30ish PM. Fee: $45.
VIOLIN: Private lessons between 2-5 PM with Linda Day Newland.
SEN-I JUDO CLUB: This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners! Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413 279-4330 for more information
FENCING: Youth and adult classes with Andy Bloch.
SILK SCARF PAINTING:  Create your own silk masterpiece. Fee: $25, all materials included. Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Instructor: Marcia Beal.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) is a visual language using hands, facial and body expressions. Learn about deaf culture and mostly come and have fun. Laughter guaranteed. Class A is for beginners, Class B is a continuation of the beginner class. (6 classes) 7:15-8:15 PM Thursdays Fee: $38  Instructor: May Marques, Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf, MA Rehabilitation Commission.
K9 NOSEWORK® is a sport open to all breeds of dogs and their people.  Progressive training levels offered. Offered at 3 levels. (6 classes) Fee: $145 Saturdays 9-10:30; Instructor: Laurie Merritt, MEd, CPDT-KA, CNWI; Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed; Certified K9 NoseWork® Instructor- National Association of Canine Scent Work
Friday, May 3
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Traditional open AA meetings in a friendly setting. Come early to chat and share in refreshments. Time: 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: 8 AM. Rain or shine.  Maps available free online or at Hitchcock Academy.
FARMER'S MARKET: 9 AM - 2 PM in the Hitchcock Academy Parking lot.
K9 NOSEWORK® is a sport open to all breeds of dogs and their people.  Progressive training levels offered. Offered at 3 levels. (6 classes) Fee: $145 Saturdays 9-10:30; Instructor: Laurie Merritt, MEd, CPDT-KA, CNWI; Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed; Certified K9 NoseWork® Instructor- National Association of Canine Scent Work
Sunday, May 5
SEN-I JUDO CLUB: This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners! Time: 11:30 - 1:30. Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413 279-4330 for more information
Please Join us for our annual Senior Expo! 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 
Southbridge Community Center, 153 Chestnut St.
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
There will be over 30 vendors for you to browse. Lots of great information and services available to you including a variety of free screenings.
Free drawings beginning at 10:00 AM [must be present to win]
Dinner will be served at 12:00 noon. Relax --- we will serve you!
Free bus available from the Charlton & Sturbridge Senior Centers. Please call your center(s) to sign up for the bus. Southbridge seniors can call the Elder Bus directly for a free ride! 1-800-321-0243
The Community Center is handicap accessible.
This event is sponsored by the TRI-COMMUNITY S.A.L.T. Council In Partnership with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office.
The SALT Council may provide the following programs: 
File of Life * Emergency 911 Cell Phone * House Numbering
SALT [Seniors And Law-enforcement Together]
We are here to help you help yourselves in emergency situations, keeping your information safe from identity theft and alert you to current scams and programs available to you.
Please call to register at the following locations: 
Southbridge Senior Center: call Patricia Haddock at 508-764-1469 
Charlton Senior Center: call Elaine Materas at 508-248-2231 
Sturbridge Senior Center: call Heather Weston at 508-347-7575 
"The Fabulous 'Forties' ("And The Angels Sing")" 
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019, 11:30am to 2:30pm

Come with us to a place called Yesterday, where the world stays young,  
"The World of Big Bands and the Women who sang with them! The era known as SWING!" 
So let's start swinging brothers and sisters 
- It's Spring, "and the Angels Sing!"

Seasonal Soup or Tossed Seasonal Greens with Garden Vegetables 
WATER on the tables

Show Hours: Friday, 5/3: 12N-5p * Saturday, 5/4: 10a-5p * Sunday, 5/5 10a-3p - FREE PARKING! -admission - $6 ($5 with discount coupon online) * YOUR HANDSTAMP RE-ADMITS YOU ALL 3 DAYS! More show information & discount coupons at:
Come celebrate Spring at the Country Folk Art Craft Show returning to the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center the weekend of May 3-4-5. Our fabulous spring show will feature many handmade artisans and craftsmanship from across the region! You'll love all of the unique and creative on-trend decorating accents such as: handcrafted furniture, seasonal decor, farmhouse style, textiles, framed art, quilts, florals, iron work, garden art, jewelry, fine arts, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, handmade products, arts & crafts, collections, fine arts, floral design, garden cut flowers - specimen, grains & apiary, needlecraft, photography, candles, wearable art, 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 spring, summer and beyond! You're sure to find something special for all your springtime decorating and gift-giving needs - Moms, Dads and Grads! Please Like us on 
Visit our beautiful Sturbridge Host Hotel Christmas Holiday Show, Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29-30-December 1, 2019.  
Country Folk Art Shows, Inc.  
15045 Dixie Hwy/Ste. A, Holly, MI 48442     Ph: 248-634-4151    em: 
Spring Fest
May 3-5 at Klem's 
Shop the TENT SALE - Discontinued items up to 90% OFF retail!!  
Come early for the best selection!
TENT SALE HOURS: Friday - Noon-7pm, Saturday - 9am-7pm, Sunday - 9am-5pm
  • Kids Activities: Bounce House, Free Sno-Cones!
  • Gourmet Food Tasting!
  • Meet & Greet with Dan Kenney from Go Fish!
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.
Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery Dinner:
"The Fashionable Murders" 
May 3, 2019, 6:30pm 
You are welcome to a special event, the National Awards for special fashion design boldness! The fashions are so bold that they might knock you over or even kill you when you see them! That is if the jealousy and infighting exhibited by the designers themselves doesn't result in death before the awards can be announced. Guests may dress as casual, crazy, and comfortable as they choose, Most important, bring your thinking caps in case you are asked to solve a murder!
See the menu and get your tickets here:
Mother's Day at Salem Cross Inn 
Sunday, May 12, 2019
It's the day to celebrate the most important person in our lives... MOM!
So why not treat her to a lovely Mother's Day meal and join us between 11:30am and 4:00pm. (Reservations on the half hour.)
Check out the amazing Mother's Day Menu:
Open Full Schedule: 
Tuesday to Friday (Lunch & Dinner) - 11:30am to 9:00pm 
Saturday (Dinner) - 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
Sunday (Dinner) - 12 Noon to 8:00pm 
Tantasqua Regional High School  
Proudly Presents  
A Musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss 
May 3rd   7:00pm  
May 4th   2:00pm & 7:00pm  
$12 General Admission         $10 Students & Seniors  
Ticket reservations: 508-347-5858 / 
May 4: 9th Annual Brimfield Town Wide Tag Sale  

Hitchcock Academy takes Spring up a notch with its 9th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale, rain or shine, on May 4th at 8 AM.  Brimfield residents can access the Hitchcock Academy website: to get details and the form they need to put them on the Tag Sale Map. Hitchcock Academy will be taking sign-ups Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM until Monday, April 29 at 5 PM.
Hitchcock Academy is asking participants to list special items, which will make their sale unique so these items can be noted on Tag Sale Maps. The maps will be online  in two places online: or or available as a hard copy FREE (Thanks to Stephanie Bayliss of MA Homes LLC, at Hitchcock Academy on the day of the sale.  Participants who wish to continue their Tag Sale through Sunday can have that fact noted on the map.
Brimfield residents can even band together into neighborhood groups and take advantage of the promotion Hitchcock Academy provides through both print and social media.
Sweet Treats Summer Open House  
at Kid Power Gymnastics
May 4, 2019 
Come join us for an open house to learn about and register for our summer evening classes and daytime gym jam which will be held in our new facility! Saturday, May 4th from 2:45-4:00pm.
  • Open Gym for kids up to age 12 (parents must supervise in the gym - please no drop-offs)
  • Sweet Treats Themed Raffles
  • Sweet Treats Snacks
This event will be held at our current location of 159 Worcester Road (Route 20) Charlton (not our facility that is being built).
Register Today!
Cinco de Mile
Cinco De Mile Road Race
5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run
May 5, 2019
Join the Center of Hope on May 5, 2019 for this fun 5K/10K is a loop that runs through Southbridge with rolling hills and a gradual downhill finish. Post-race entertainment include music, food, beer/wine, and obstacle for the entire family! If you want to participate in this event but aren't ready for the 5k we encourage you to participate in the 1 mile fun run/walk. So come out and join us for this fun Cinco De Mile Road Race. Be sure to wear your best Cinco de Mayo outfit, there will be a prize awarded for the best dressed.  Proceeds from this event benefit our Special Olympics and Recreational Program. This program gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in unified sporting events throughout the year.
Registration - 8:30 AM 
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - 9:45 AM 
5K & 10K - 10:30 AM 
Post-Race Entertainment - 9:30 AM - 2ish.
Registration Fee-Includes: Entry to race, road race tee-shirt, choice of burrito (beef, chicken or vegetarian),  a cup of beer or wine and post race entertainment. Fun for the whole family!
Pre-Registration (before 5/1/2019) $30
After 5/1/2019 & Day of $40
Fun Run/Walk $20 (price does not include alcohol)
Classes: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 
Awards given to top 3 finishers overall & in each class.  
Top overall Male and Female will receive gift cards.  
Prize given to best costume (so make sure to dress is your best Cinco De Mayo outfit)!
Timing: Race professionally timed by Empire Timing Co.
Interested in sponsoring this event or have any additional questions please contact Ryan Chauvin at (508) 764-4085 or emailing
Opacum LT  
Opacum Land Trust Events in May

Sunday, May 5th - 2:00pm - Tour of the Sichol Property / Stevens Brook Community Forest project - in Holland
Join us to tour a 170-acre property that the Town of Holland and Opacum are working to purchase for community use, including a proposed 153-acre Community Forest conservation area centered on Stevens Brook, the 2nd largest fresh-water source for Hamilton Reservoir.
We'll meet at Diane's Villa Nova Restaurant parking lot at 2:00, and then direct participants to the property from there. Please dress appropriately for walking off trail over hilly and at times rough terrain. For more information please email Ed Hood at, or leave a voice message with your contact information at 508-347-9144.
The use of this land will shape the future of the center of Holland and Hamilton Reservoir. Join us - along with members of the Holland Open Space Committee. as we come together to protect this land for the benefit of the Town of Holland.
Saturday, May 18th Bird Walk at Mashapaug Woods - 9:00 to 11:00am.
Please join us with bird expert Bill Cormier of the Bird Store and More in Sturbridge, for a birding tour of a new property soon to become an Opacum conservation property, in Union CT, Mashapaug Woods.

This beautiful and important property consists of 134 acres of forested land and 1 ¼ miles of the shoreline of Mashapaug Lake, just over the CT state line, and only a short drive from the Sturbridge area.
An RSVP is required and needed to provide directions to the program, and a liability waiver must be signed by all participants as the property is still private and we are accessing it with the owner's permission. To RSVP, please email or leave a voice mail at 508-347-9144, leaving the names of all who will attend and how we can contact you. Directions to the property will be provided to your contact information.
The Barn
7 Bridges Road: A Tribute to the Eagles
The Barn on Sunday, May 5, 2019

New England's own 7 Bridges Road Band comes to The Barn at Wight Farm to perform an acoustic tribute to the one and only Eagles. If you are even a little bit of an Eagles fan this show is not to be missed. The last time 7 Bridges Road came to The Barn it was sold out... so make sure you purchase your tickets early.

All shows are accompanied by a complete buffet meal including salad and dessert. There are always several protein options to choose from. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are available with advanced notice to our staff.

Doors open at 5:00pm, buffet at 5:30pm, music starts at 7:00pm. Tickets for the meal and the show are $45.00 (not including ticket fee or gratuity). Please visit to purchase tickets or call 774.241.8450 for more info.
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!

May 6  
Clara Barton Chapter 
Central New England Equine Rescue
Adults $14 / Children $5
(4-12 yrs.) 
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! 
Childrens Zoo
Records and Burpee Children's Zoo at Klem's 
Thursday, May 9th through Sunday, May 12th
Hours: 11am until 7pm (Sunday until 5pm)

Free Admission! Educational Family Fun! 
Features: pony rides, moon bounce, giant slide, cotton candy! 
Come & see: baby goats & sheep, petting animals, lemurs, yak, kangaroo coatis, parrots & more! 
Klem's             117 West Main Street, Spencer              508-885-2708
Second Chance Animal Shelter Pet Adoptions
May 10, 2:00-4:00pm
MOBILE ADOPTION UNIT is coming to Klem's!  
On the road to saving more lives!  
Be sure to stop by and say hi to some of the sweet dogs and cats looking for a new home!
Let adoption help you find your next best friend.  
Showers brings May Flowers, and Adoptions!  
Klem's             117 West Main Street, Spencer              508-885-2708
Join Stageloft for their 25th season and enjoy another year filled with laughter, music and inspirational performances!
A Farce by Tom Smith
May 10 - 26
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Visit online or call for tickets. 
Stageloft Theater         450A Main Street, Fiskdale         508-347-9005 
Talent Showcase  
Elm Street Church Talent Showcase 
The Talent Showcase will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall at 61 Elm Street Southbridge, MA.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children and can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 508-764-8058 or purchased at the door. Featuring an evening of fun and entertainment, showcasing the talents of local community members.  
A "services" raffle will also be held and we are looking for raffle prizes. If you would like to donate a prize please call the church office. This showcase is a fundraiser for the Elm Street Church operating budget.
The Publick House   
Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 
Served from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Adults $19.95 Children $10.95 (3-11) plus tax & gratuity
Reservations Required.
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad 
Assorted Fresh Publick House Breakfast Pastries 
Assorted Cold Cereals 
Scrambled Eggs 
Tuscan Vegetable and Cheese Quiche 
Bacon and Sausage 
Corned Beef Hash 
Home-Fried Breakfast Potatoes 
Omelets Made to Order Station 
Ham, Bacon, Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, Spinach, Swiss Cheese 
Belgian Waffles with Whipped Cream, Strawberries and Warmed Syrup 
Cheese Blintzes with Fruit Compote 
Coffee, Tea, Juice or Soft Drink
Call Publick House at 508-347-7323 ext. 400 for reservations
Mother's Day Buffet 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 
Served from 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Adults $38.95 - Children $15.95 (3-11) plus tax & gratuity
Reservations Required.
Roasted Salmon blueberry-black pepper chutney
Roasted Turkey Breast with pan gravy and whole cranberries
Seared Chicken with rosemary-shallot gravy
Spring Vegetable Pasta Primavera with herbed olive oil
Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce
Glazed Ham with strawberry rhubarb sauce
Shrimp Cocktail
Smoked Salmon Display
New England Cheeses
New England Clam Chowder
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Tenders and French Fries
Buttered Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Fruit Salad
an assortment of our Executive Pastry Chef's creations.
Visit the link for the complete menu.
Call Publick House at 508-347-7323 ext. 400 for reservations
May 12: Mother's Day at Table 3 Restaurants
Show Mom that you recognize all she does throughout the year by celebrating Mother's Day at her favorite Table 3 restaurant. The Duck and Avellino and Cedar Street Grille have prepared Mother's Day menus that are sure to make Mom feel special. Make your reservations now by calling
the Duck at 508-347-2321 or Cedar Street Grille at 508-347-5800. Cedar Street Grille will open at 10:00 am and the Duck will open at 11:00 am. Vegetarian entrées and gluten-free options will be available.    
The Barn
Mother's Day: Jazz Brunch at The Barn

Join us from 10am-4pm for our annual Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Barn at Wight Farm
while listening to the sounds of six-time Massachusetts Entertainer of the Year, Dale LePage and guitar legend Joe D'Angelo. Music will be from 11am-2:30 pm. The Barn's buffet will be brimming with all your favorites and some of Chef Tony's and Chef Rico's inspirations. The price for this Mother's Day extravaganza is just $39.95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity). Make your reservation now by calling 774-241-8450.
Partners For Positions
May 14, 2019, 9:00am-10:30am
The Center of Hope 
Have you ever thought about hiring someone with a disability?  
Unsure of where to start? Let us help!
Come enjoy a tasty complimentary breakfast and learn about this great opportunity.  
See how our program can benefit your business allowing you to choose the perfect candidate without any obligation.
The Arc@Work, Partners for Positions, is a grant sponsored 
internship program offered by the Center of Hope and is FREE to you.
Increased Diversity 
New Look at Creativity & Problem Solving 
Increased Work Ethic 
Higher Job Retention Rate 
Enhanced Staff Morale 
Afraid of a commitment?  
Have unanswered questions? 
Don't know what to expect? 
Gain Loyal and Valuable Employees
"See my abilities not my disabilities."
Please RSVP to Pauline at 508-764-4085 or email
100 Foster Street    Southbridge, MA 01550    (508) 764-4085
Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles Shows 
2019 Shows: May 14-19, July 9-14, September 3-8
"The Queen of the outdoor shows" is back!  A New England tradition, the extravaganza represents the largest outdoor gathering of antique and collectibles dealers in the country with acres of tents showcasing the merchandise of thousands of dealers! As many as 4,500 dealers make Brimfield their home away from home three times a year (in May, July and September) and sell their wares on a one mile stretch of Route 20.  Brimfield offers all amenities to buyers which makes Brimfield a buyers' paradise you will want to experience again and again.  Join the thousands of shoppers who make the Brimfield Shows their #1 destination for the finest in antiques, collectibles and the unusual.  There are 20 shows for your shopping pleasure.
Visit our Information Booth and say Hello!
The Chamber's booth is between the Brimfield Annex and the Brimfield Public Library. 
Give us a ring if you would like to volunteer at the booth in May! 508-347-2761 
Brimfield Flea Finder 
Don't get lost in Brimfield! Get the App! 
Get the smart phone app that uses GPS technology to help you find the treasures you seek at the Brimfield Shows! Great tool for shoppers and dealers! It even helps you find your car after a long day in the fields. Check it out and download this amazing app today! 
This event will be held at Worcester Senior Center on 128 Providence Street in Worcester,
MA. Hope you can come and meet renowned photographer Ron Rosenstock. See you there!
The Overlook 
Tag Sale
Saturday May 18th, 8am - 1pm 
Office furniture, cubicles, household furniture and used appliances.
Priced to sell fast! Cash & Carry.
  The Overlook, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507, (T) 508-434-2331
Asparagus and Flower Heritage Festival
May 18, 10:00am-4:00pm
Join West Brookfield in celebrating all things asparagus, as well as recognizing our heritage.
2019 Asparagus and Flower Heritage Festival will be held, rain or shine, Saturday May 18, 2019! 10-4 on the beautiful West Brookfield Town Common.
Live music, Artisans, "Clowning for Kidz", Ed the Wizard, Asparagus Alley Food Court,  
Kids Activities, Frog Jumpin' Contest, Local Growers, over 100 Vendors.
Free Parking/Shuttle Available
Admission: FREE!
Worcester 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
Regional Networking Group
NETWORKING WORKS!! Your AGE really is your EDGE!! 
Funded by AARP and Managed by MCOA, we have expanded our 50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group program to support and assist people in the 50+ demographic living in the greater Worcester area and looking for a new job, a totally new career direction, re-entering the workforce after an employment gap or looking for a Second Act career.    
Meet and network with fellow job seekers at our bi-weekly networking group meetings.  
Learn how to Network!    
New Topic at each Meeting!
Come join Melody Beach, an experienced Human Resource professional who is the Facilitator for this collaborative Networking Group.  
Start your journey towards self-realization, re-invention and transformation!    
WHO: Mature Job Seekers! That's YOU! (50 years of age +)  
WHEN: Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 1:30pm  
for registration and casual networking so come early! And often!

WHERE: Worcester Senior Center located at 128 Providence St., Worcester, MA (508-799-1232)  

Did you know: 85% of all jobs are found through NETWORKING!! REALLY!!
For more Information and Pre-Registration (required), please feel free to contact:   
The Worcester COA at 508-799-1232.
Village Toastmasters Weekly Meetings
Thursday Evenings, 7:00-8:15pm
46 Hall Road, Sturbridge
Village Toastmasters
Village Toastmasters is a local group focused on helping its members improve their public speaking and leadership skill while building confidence in their abilities.  
As of Thursday, April 27, 2017, Village Toastmasters will meet every Thursday from 7:00-8:15 pm  
at the offices of the Chamber of Central Mass South, located at 46 Hall Road, Sturbridge.
Guests are always welcome!!  
Please arrive 15 minutes early (6:45pm) as meetings start promptly.  

Click on the image to browse our catalog of Coggno training courses!
We Welcome Interesting Goodies for our Welcome Baskets!  


New member Baskets

The Chamber has teamed up with the Center of Hope to create gift baskets to welcome new members to the Chamber of Central Mass South. The Chamber presents our new members with gift baskets that will not only have a monetary value but also to give the recipient an opportunity to learn more about other Chamber members and their services. These baskets make a terrific first impression and are a great way to introduce your business to new prospects. Can you help us fill these baskets with interesting goodies?   


We are always seeking interesting, practical items to include in our welcome baskets. We welcome your contributions of items like modest gift certificates, discount coupons, items with your company's logo like piggy banks, thumb drives and coffee mugs, free trial items, small items your company manufactures or whatever else might promote your company and be a value to our new members.


We are looking to assemble about a dozen baskets at a time so that time sensitive material will not be out of date when received. If you would like to donate items for this program, please drop them off at the Chamber office or give us a call to arrange pick up your donated items. Contact Alix at 508-347-2761 or e-mail if you have any questions or to arrange a pickup. Thank you for your contributions!

Important Dates to Save!
May 3-5: Country Folk Art Craft Show at The Sturbridge Host Hotel  
May 3-5: SpringFEST & Tent Sale at Klem's          
May 5: Cinco de Mile Road Race with the Center of Hope  
May 7: Fun at Five at Bullard Tavern with Alternatives for Health 
May 12: Happy Mother's Day! 
May 14: Partners For Positions Breakfast with the Center of Hope
May 14-19: Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles Shows
May 18: Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival 
May 30: Brown Bag Seminar with Chris Tieri 'Using Thought Leadership to Build your Business'
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