A Local’s Guide to November Happenings
Get ready for a November to remember in Central Massachusetts!
This month is packed with awesome activities and events that will have you embracing the autumn spirit to the fullest. From incredible live music to delicious harvest dinners, educational workshops, and so much more, we’ve got your November checklist covered. Finish that pumpkin spice latte because we’re about to dive into the ultimate guide to all the fun things to do in Central Massachusetts this month!
Farm Fresh Finds
Calling all foodies and farm-to-table enthusiasts! You won’t want to miss the Herb Lyceum’s November Farm Dinner in Groton on Friday, November 3rd, from 6-9pm. This culinary extravaganza epitomizes farm-fresh goodness, with a delectable 3-course menu that will tantalize your taste buds. To top it all off, you’ll enjoy the beautiful setting, starting outdoors for appetizers and then transitioning to the charming carriage house. It’s a foodie’s dream come true – make a reservation and savor the flavors of the season!
Nylon and Neon
Get ready to step back in time and party the night away at the ultimate “80s Party for St. Jude Kids” in Westford on Saturday, November 4th, from 7pm to 11pm! Break out your leg warmers, neon, and hair spray, and come out for a night of totally tubular fun, all for a great cause – benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From classic 80s tunes to rad dance moves, this event promises a blast from the past like no other. Come on, don’t be a “material girl” – grab your tickets and help make a difference while having the time of your life!
Embrace the cozy vibes and autumnal charm at the Fall Festival Craft & Vendor Fair in North Chelmsford on Sunday, November 5th! This delightful event is your one-stop shop for everything fall-related, from handcrafted goods to unique finds from local vendors. Picture yourself strolling through colorful booths, sipping on a warm cider, and picking up the perfect seasonal gifts. This event will have you celebrating fall in style!
Come out on November 8th from 9am-6pm in Devens for a game-changing event about empowering strong, educated communities! The “Mental Health First Aid: Adult Focused” workshop presented by Anna Maria College is your golden opportunity to gain invaluable skills in identifying, understanding, and responding to mental health challenges. The best part? It’s free, and you’ll leave with a Mental Health First Aid certification! Don’t miss this chance to learn life-saving skills – sign up now, and let’s make our communities stronger and more resilient together!
Get ready to embark on a storytelling adventure that will transport you through local history and enchanted encounters at “Family Lore: Legends, Stories, and Myths,” told live in Concord on November 15th from 6-8pm! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of oral traditions as talented storytellers weave tales of legends, stories, and myths right before your eyes. This is an event the whole family will enjoy. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be spellbound by the power of narrative. Click here to learn more.
Bands and Brews
Groove the night away at the Wachusett Brewing Company on November 16th at 6pm! Check out the ultimate beer and music experience as they host the amazing band Drive South. It’s the perfect recipe for a memorable night of great beer, live music, and fantastic company. Don’t miss out – join Wachusett Brewing for an unforgettable evening of fun and entertainment! Learn more here.
Munchies and Music
Get ready for a musical night to remember! On November 19th at 7:30pm, Bull Run restaurant in Shirley will come alive with the soulful tunes of the incredible Vance Gilbert. As Richmond Magazine aptly puts it, “If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might be something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” Vance’s new album, “The Mother Of Trouble,” boasts an all-star lineup, featuring Grammy winner Lori McKenna on background vocals, Juno award recipient Joey Landreth on guitars, and Americana-Roots master mandolinist Joe K. Walsh. With a rich tapestry of stories, humor, and melodies, Vance’s performance promises an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss out on this exceptional event!
Turkey Day 5K
Kickstart your Thanksgiving morning with a dash of fitness and a whole lot of fun at the Ayer Fire Department’s Thanksgiving Day 5k Race on November 23rd at 8am! Gather your family and friends for an invigorating run that supports a fantastic cause and preps you for that turkey feast later in the day. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking to stretch your legs, this event welcomes all levels of fitness. Check out the website to learn more!
Dinner and a Show
Get ready to spice up your Thursday night at Atlantic Sea Grill in Acton on November 30th! The incredible band Rivers Between is ready to turn your evening into a musical masterpiece. With a captivating blend of tunes that’ll keep you bopping all night long, this is the ultimate recipe for a fantastic time. Enjoy some delicious seafood with a side of electrifying live music – it’s a night you won’t want to miss. Find more details on their website.
As the crisp November air settles over Central Massachusetts, it’s clear that this region is a treasure trove of exciting events waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking seasonal delights, cultural experiences, personal growth, or community engagement, it’s all happening right here in Central Massachusetts this month!