Sheep-shearing show April 13 at Wachusett Wildlife Sanctuary

PRINCETON -- A Sheep & Wool Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road.

Sheep grazing led to the development of many meadows on the sanctuary, and their current team of woolly munchers help to maintain open habitat for wildlife.

Visit the festival and meet Finch, Monarch, Willow and the rest of the flock. Learn how sheep are sheared and how those fleeces eventually become warm hats and mittens.

Local vendors and crafters, kids' activities, and more will make this a fun weekend event for everyone.

It's open to adults and families with children of all ages. Kids 2 and under are free. For more information, and to register, call 978-464-2712. Rain date is Sunday, April 14.

The sanctuary will host April Vacation Days from Tuesday, April 16, through Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 113 Goodnow Road.

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to spend their school vacation and explore what's happening at the sanctuary, play games, hike, do crafts and spend time outdoors.

For more information, costs and to register, call 978-464-2712.

Sterling supper to benefit Grange Hall Renovation Fund

STERLING -- A public supper is planned for Saturday, April 27, at the Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road.

Guests can enjoy ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.


Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under eat free. Proceeds will benefit the Grange Hall Renovation Fund. For more information, or to make reservations, call 508-886-4037 or email

After the dinner, the Grange will present its annual Community Citizen Award to someone from the area who excels in volunteerism.

Riverfront Family Theatre 'Me TV' for kids in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG -- Riverfront Family Theatre inaugurates a new "Improvaganza" workshop entitled "Me TV," open to children age 8 and up (or RFT alums of any age), that will meet Monday, April 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., at FATV, 176 Laurel St.

"We'll work on characters, commercials, interviews and different fun situations," RFT director Sally Cragin said. "We are fortunate to be able to perform on acclaimed local talk show, 'Barbara ... And You.'"

Space is limited. For more information or to register, email The workshop is sponsored by FATV and supported by the Fitchburg Cultural Council.