'Creative Needle Felting'

LEOMINSTER -- The Leominster Art Association will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., at Congregational Church of Christ, 583 Main St. This month's guest is Lyn Slade, who will demonstrate "Creative Needle Felting Wool Art." Slade has been enchanted by needle felting from the moment she first picked up a needle. She is a needle-felting artist, teacher and the author of "Creative Needle Felting: Wool Art with a Painterly Style," published by All American Crafts Publishing Co. She has been teaching needle-felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. Her work has been published in numerous national periodicals, and she has taught around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. When she is not focused on fiber, she is running a small bed-and-breakfast inn, creating cookie buffets for special events, and singing with a group of bedside singers. There is a $5 guest fee that may be applied toward membership. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be announced on radio station WPKZ 1280 AM or call Cindi Peterson at 978-342-2198.

'Connecticut Yankee'

LANCASTER -- Luther Burbank Middle School Drama Club will present "Connecticut Yankee: The Musical," with performances Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m., at Mary Rowlandson Elementary and Luther Burbank Middle School auditorium, 103 Hollywood Drive.


The play, based on the Mark Twain classic, is adapted by Tim Kelly with music by Larry Nestor and Pam Hughes, and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., of Englewood, Colo. Hank Morgan, a teenager who works on his school's stage crew, is knocked out by a co-worker. He finds himself in Camelot, England where, after predicting an eclipse of the sun, he is hailed a great wizard. But the king's wicked half-sister plots against Camelot, planning an invasion with her own army. How "Sir Boss" overcomes the evil plot and finds his way back to Hartford, Conn., provides fun and excitement for everyone. Tickets are available at the door for $4 for students and seniors; $6 for adults. For more information, email lbmsdramaclub@gmail.com.