Things To Do In Massachusetts


New Year’s Eve In Boston!

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The big night is here!  The ball is about to drop and 2014 is almost here!  Are you ready to say goodbye to 2013?  There are tons of events going on in Boston to toast the past year and welcome the new one, and if you’re wondering where to go, check out our suggestions:

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl – This 21+ event is sure to be fun for those of you that want to kick off the New Year with friends and a few drinks.  There are two spots to register, either at Stadium Sports Bar from 4PM – 8:30PM ($100), or Sissy K’s from 4PM – 7:30PM ($80), very limited amounts of the Sissy K’s tickets are available so make sure to act fast!  The bar crawl itself is from 4PM – 2AM and ticket price includes a cup, wristband, map of the route, and admission to all venues.

First Night – Of course this is the event that comes to everyone’s mind when you think of New Year’s Eve in Boston.  The first thing to know when it comes to First Night is that getting a button is worth it.  All outdoor events are free but the indoor ones are not.  For $10 you can purchase a 2014 First Night button that includes admission to every show on a first come, first serve basis.  You can purchase buttons at the BosTix Booth located in Faneuil Hall and Copley Square.  This day long celebration of art, music, dance, sculpture, fireworks, and of course the New Year will be fun for the whole family, and has something fun to offer that everyone will enjoy.

Frozen Fenway – This family friendly event is the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve for Red Sox fans!  Spend the day inside the park sledding on the 20 foot Monster Sled, go ice skating, enjoy some classic Fenway food, take pictures on the warning track and in the dugouts, and take a picture with the World Series trophies!  There will also be free hot chocolate and cookies for children.  Celebrate the World Series champs and ring in the New Year with family and friends at Fenway Park! Tickets are $40 and this event is tonight, December 31st from 5 PM – 10 PM.

New Year’s At Laugh Boston – For all of you comedy fans, you won’t want to miss New Year’s Eve at Laugh Boston.  Comedian Big Jay Oakerson will take the stage for two shows, one at 7:30 and one at 10 PM and hilarity is sure to ensue.  With appearances on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival”, and HBO’s “P.Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy”, Oakerson is sure to bring lots of laughs to everyone in the audience to kick off the New Year.  Tickets for both shows are still available and cost $25.

Staying in tonight?  Grab some champagne or sparkling cider (for those that are not 21) and enjoy watching the ball drop!

Whatever you end up doing tonight, we want every to have a fun but more importantly, SAFE New Year’s Eve.  This night can be extremely dangerous if you do not party responsibly, so designate a driver and make sure everyone you’re with knows the game plan for the night.  Happy Holidays!

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Tree Farms In Massachusetts

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It’s that time of year again!  Time to pick out the perfect tree to bring home and decorate with the whole family, but where to get it?  We’ve found some of the best tree farms across the state offering large selections of trees, wreaths, and much more.

Harvey’s Farm – Enjoy the spirit of the season at Harvey’s Farm in Westborough and find the perfect tree whether you want one that’s precut or living so that you can plant it later.  Stop in Emily’s Farm Stand for one-stop shopping and get gifts for everyone on your list!  They offer many items including candles, food items, homemade gifts, honey products, ribbon, maple syrup products, lanterns, stocking stuffers, and so much more.  They also create custom gift baskets upon request and don’t miss out on some hot apple cider by the fireplace.  There are tons of places to stop for pictures so don’t forget your camera!

Keith’s Farm – For those of you on the South Shore, head to Keith’s Farm in Achushnet and take a hayride through their 150-acre farm in search of the perfect tree.  Once you find it, you can tag it and they’ll cut it down for you.  After tagging your tree, stop inside Keith’s Cabin for some hot chocolate, hot spiced cider, popcorn, hot dogs, cold drinks, and much more.  They also have foods such as salsa, dips, relishes, preserves, ketchup, and more for sale either individually or in arrangements.

Lily Mack Farm – Located in Dracut, this farm has everything you need to deck the halls.  Not only do they have a huge selection of trees, they also sell wreaths all with their own unique decorations, as well as kissing balls and more.  Don’t forget to stop inside their store and take a look at what’s for sale!  There are tons of creative items and you might just find the perfect gift for someone on your list!

Meadowcrest Farm – If you live in Western Massachusetts, stop by Meadowcrest Christmas Tree Farm in Greenfield.  The whole family will enjoy a trip to this farm, and you can take a tractor drawn hayride through their rows of trees until you find the perfect one!  You can either cut the tree yourself or they will cut it for you, and then they’ll even haul it back to bag it and put it on your vehicle.  Their horse barn has even been transformed into Santa’s workshop, complete with chocolate chip cookies and hot mulled cider by their wood stove.  This farm is open on weekends from 9 AM – 4 PM and isn’t too far from the Yankee Candle factory, so you can make a whole day of holiday celebrations!

Stop by any of these farms to find the perfect tree and everything else you need to get your home looking festive for the holidays!  These tree farms are fun stops for the whole family, and have way more to offer than just trees!

 

 

Giving Back This Holiday Season!

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The holidays are the perfect time of year to reflect on what you’re grateful for and to keep those in mind that aren’t as fortunate.  That’s why we’ve come up with this blog on different charity events taking place this December!  Sometimes the best gift you can give others is hope, and by donating your time, money, or whatever you can spare, you’re giving hope to those in need during the holiday season and making their day just a little bit brighter.

Jolly Jaunt – Want to get a head start on burning off all of those calories you’re going to eat over the holidays? The Jolly Jaunt at the Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers is the perfect way to do so all while giving back!  Join them on Sunday, December 8th for their annual 5K road race/walk and Kids’ 1K Fun Run!  Funds raised will help provide year-round training and competition for 11,000 Special Olympics Athletes in Massachusetts!  After the race there will be a VIP Reception with music, awards, raffles, prizes, and different food from some of the best restaurants on the North Shore!  If you’re interested in participating make sure you register by Friday, December 6th at 9 AM!

Helping Paws for the Holidays – Want to commemorate the holidays with your furry friend? Take them to get their picture with Santa and/or the Grinch at the Eagles Lodge in Lakeville!  This event takes place from December 7-8th, from 10 AM – 4 PM.  The cost is $20 and includes a photo package (includes a single pose photo burned onto a CD and pet goodie bag!)  which can be of just your pet or can include family members as well.  This fundraiser benefits police K9’s Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  This non-profit organization raises funds to purchase bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs, a great cause to support!

Boston’s 7th Annual Ugly Sweater Party – We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; everyone loves an ugly sweater party! Don’t miss Boston’s biggest and longest running ugly sweater bash presented by the b Positive Project.  This event will be on Saturday, December 14th at the Hard Rock Cafe and promises to be one of the best parties of the holiday season.  There will be music from the band Classic Yellow, drink specials, pictures with Santa, prizes, and a silent auction which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Tickets are $25 online and at the door but if you register by December 6th you can get them for $20!

Sleigh Full of Laughs – Join local comedians’ Lenny Clarke, Dave Russo, Tony V, and others on Thursday, December 19th for this comedy event benefiting Globe Santa, the Boston Globe’s annual appeal to help needy children in the Boston area.  This event is being hosted by Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus.  Tickets are $25 and this event is sure to leave you feeling jolly and bright just in time for the holidays!

All of these charity events benefit wonderful causes, so whichever one you go to you can’t go wrong!  Plan a day out with family, friends, or even co-workers and head to one of these fun events!

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December Events In Massachusetts

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Are you as excited for the holiday season as we are? Everyone seems to be excited and there are tons of events going on this month to celebrate.  Whether you’re looking for something to do with family, friends, or even co-workers, there’s an event going on for everyone this December!  Be sure to check some of these out and enjoy the season with those you love!

Christmas Festival of Lights in Carver – If you’re looking for the perfect family event, look no further.  The Christmas Festival of Lights in Carver is a holiday tradition and kicked off their season on November 22nd at Edaville USA and will be there until January 1st.  Stop by and go for a ride on the Polar Express and enjoy the thousands of sparkling lights all around the park.  Kids can get their picture with Santa, go on the many rides in the park, or enjoy a treat from the various food vendors located around the park.  Hours for this event are from 4 – 9 PM on weekdays and from 2 – 9 PM on weekends, there’s still plenty of time to stop by with the whole family so don’t miss out!

Boston Common Tree Lighting – This is a can’t miss event for anyone that loves the holiday season!  Don’t miss the annual Boston Common Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5th from 6 – 8 PM, even if you can’t be there in person, you can catch it airing live on WCVB TV.  There will be a figure skating show on Frog Pond presented by The Skating Club of Boston at 5 PM so if you’re there early be sure to check it out!  Entertainment includes Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block, “American Idol” Season 11 finalist, Erica Van Pelt, Blue Man Group, the Boston Ballet, and much more.  This is the 42nd year the tree has been donated by Nova Scotia and Mayor Thomas Menino and the Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia will be on hand with Santa Claus and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to flip the switch and turn the tree on right at 8 PM!  After the tree is lit there will be a pyrotechnics display to light up the Boston skyline so make sure you mark you calendars for this fun event!

40th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend – The holiday season in Nantucket is like taking a step back in time, stroll down their cobblestone streets, listen to Christmas Carols being played by church bells in the distance, and enjoy the smell of the salt air.  Their annual Christmas Stroll weekend is from December 6th – 8th and you can enjoy their popular Christmas House Tour on Friday evening, take in the holiday atmosphere, and watch Santa Claus arrive on the island via Coastguard Vessel on Saturday afternoon before he parades up Main St to greet the many children waiting to see him.  There will be tons of entertainment, carolers in period costume, and even their first ever costume contest to go along with their theme of a “Victorian Christmas”.  If you plan on attending, stop by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce on Main St for a full program listing the times and locations of all activities throughout the weekend!

Ugly Sweater Midday Cruise – If you’re in the Boston area on Thursday, December 12th and can sneak out of work a bit early for this event, we’d highly recommend doing so.  After all who doesn’t love an ugly sweater party?  Break out your best for this midday cruise from 3 – 5 PM and prepare to celebrate the holidays in style.  There will be music, dancing, a light lunch menu, and of course prizes for the best ugly sweater on board.  This cruise is aboard the Spirit of Boston and costs $26.90 per person and all guests ages 21 and over (with a valid ID) will receive a complimentary glass of sangria during boarding.

Which of these events do you plan on attending this holiday season?  Do you know of a fun event that we haven’t mentioned?  Be sure to let us know!

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November Events!

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November is a fun month of the year, at the beginning we get to continue celebrating fall and all it has to offer, and towards the end of the month we begin looking forward to Christmas!  There’s a fun mix of events going on this month, and we’ve found some of the best ones in the Bay State!  November will come and go before you know it, so don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these events!

Fall Restaurant Week In Salem – If you’re a food lover, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this event!  Try the best local cuisine in Salem for a discounted price from November 3-7 and 10-14.  Participating restaurants will be offering either a two course ($18), or three course ($28), prix-fixe dinner menu.  Whether you like classic American food, steak , seafood, or ethnic dishes, you will have plenty of options to choose from!  There will be multiple appetizer, entree, and even dessert options on each menu, and reservations are recommended.  When contacting the restaurant, be sure to mention Restaurant Week.

Apples and Wine Festival – Taking place at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, this event has something for every member of your family!  From hayrides, apple crisp, cider pressing demonstrations, apple samples, and caramel apple dipping to a wine tasting for those over 21, this event is fun for all ages.  The event will be November 9th and 10th from 11 AM – 4 PM.  The cost of the wine tasting is $20 per person and includes 24 tastes of their award-winning hard ciders and fruit wines, select gourmet food pairings, wristband, and a signature glass to take home.  Reservations for the wine tasting are recommended.

Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza – This festive holiday event takes place in Faneuil Hall in Boston on Saturday, November 23.  Festivities begin at 12 noon with the arrival of Santa, a performance from “A Christmas Story”, and tons of additional live entertainment.  There will be dancers, music, and much more throughout the day, all leading up to the lighting ceremony which will be from 7:30 PM – 8 PM and will feature performances from the Boston Pops, and Grammy Award-Winning singer Paula Cole.  Mayor Menino will be the one to flip the switch and a portion of the ceremony will include a tribute to the long-time mayor of Boston.  Once the switch has been flipped, over 30,000 lights will illuminate the tree along with an additional 350,000 lights throughout Faneuil.  Don’t miss out on this holiday extravaganza in the city!

Lowell City Of Lights Parade And Holiday Celebration – Taking place on Saturday, November 30th, in downtown Lowell, this is event will be a fun way to celebrate the holiday season.  Festivities begin at 11 AM with holiday shopping, live performances, pictures with Santa, trolley tours, and the Annual Hot Chocolate Competition!  These festivities all lead up to the main event, the City of Lights Parade and City Hall Lighting!  Spend the day with friends and family and enjoy the start of the holiday season!

All of these events are perfect for friends or the whole family!  Kick off the holiday season and enjoy these fun filled celebrations!

Haunted Houses In Massachusetts!

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Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner?  It’ll be here before we know it and if you’re looking to scare up some fun, what better way to do so than by visiting a haunted house?  Haunted houses are a staple of the Halloween season, and there’s still plenty of time to visit these before the season of scares and screams is over!

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion – Located in Abington, this spooktacular attraction may leave you having nightmares for the next month.  The mansion changes every year, so if you’ve visited before, you’ll be in for a totally different experience!  They’ve also added a new attraction this year called “the Cell” which is a fog filled maze that you won’t go through alone.  There is also a special attraction for 2 nights only, called “Darkness Unleashed” which is not recommended for the faint of heart.  The mansion is open rain or shine, and tickets are $23 (there is a $3 coupon available on their website).  This attraction is not recommended for children ages 7 and under, although it is up to parents to decide for each child.  Get ready for a night full of fright if you dare visit this haunted mansion!

Ghoulie Manor – Originally named Goulet Manor, it was renamed by the locals.  Standing since the 19th century, the house has been passed down from generation to generation and the Goulet family is not exactly known for their hospitality.  Accused of horrific crimes, and suspected of practicing black magic, the family does not appreciate visitors.  Some visitors have even been known to disappear, and only the bravest of the brave dare enter this house of horrors.  This mansion is located in Taunton and tickets are $15.  This attraction may be too scary for children under 13, but as every child is different parents are asked to use their judgment.

Hanover House of Horrors – Located right inside the Hanover Mall, your haunted experience begins with a walk down a 60 foot hallway, and from their terrifying twists and turns will lead you into your worst nightmare.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and can be purchased on site with cash only.  This haunted attraction is not recommended for children 13 and under, although parents will be responsible for deciding whether or not their children can handle the haunted house.

Lakeville Haunted House – Be warned, if you do manage to make it out of this haunted house, you’ll never be the same.  You may feel as though you’re being watched as you wander through this haunted house, and that’s because you are.  You never know whose eyes may be on you, and every twist and turn leads to dark spirits and evil creatures that will leave you shaking in fear.  Tickets are $15 and you can get a $3 off coupon for Fridays in October from their website.  Be prepared to be scared if you dare venture to this haunted house in Lakeville!

Do you dare visit any of these haunted houses in Massachusetts?  They will only be open for a limited time, so if you think you’re brave enough don’t miss your chance to stop in for a scare!

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Autumn Adventures!

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Who doesn’t love the fall?  The weather cools down, football is on, and pumpkin flavored everything is back!  Oh, and not to mention all of the exciting fall activities there are!  If you’re trying to plan the perfect fall day with friends and family, we’ve got you covered, check out these different options for fun things to do across the state to get your fix of fall!

Apple Picking – This classic fall favorite never gets old, and is perfect for friends and family of all ages!  Here in Massachusetts we’re lucky enough to have tons of apple orchards to choose from.  What could be more fun than spending a sunny fall day outside, picking some apples, and then heading home to make fresh apple crisp?  Many of them offer pumpkin picking as well, so you can get all of the ingredients you need to make some amazing fall treats in one spot!

Corn Mazes – Whether you’re looking for something different to do with the kids during the day, or want to get spooked out just in time for Halloween, corn mazes are sure to be a hit with everyone.  Many of them are interactive, have trivia questions to help guide you, and all have their own unique themes!  Check out some of these corn mazes in Massachusetts and enjoy!

Haunted Drives – There’s nothing spookier than being on a dark, dismal road rumored to be haunted, especially around Halloween!  Do you dare take a drive down a road like this in Massachusetts?  As one of the oldest states in the country, we are also known as one of the most haunted, so you never know what you may see if you’re brave enough to venture down one of these spooky spots.  Take a look at some of our recommendations for haunted drives in Massachusetts, but don’t blame us when you have nightmares!

Farmers Markets – Looking for some fresh ingredients to use in your fall recipes?  Farmers markets are a great spot to find fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, flowers, maple products, cheeses, meats, eggs, honey, and much more!  Spend the day strolling through the aisles of natural products with friends, a date, or even make new friends.  Stock your fridge with yummy snacks and treat yourself to the taste of fall!  Don’t know where to go?  We’ve made it easy for you!  Here’s a list of farmer’s markets in Massachusetts.

Brewery Tours – For those of you that are 21+, brewery tours are a fun, unique way to get an inside look into the world of craft brewing.  Most breweries will even let you sample some of their creations, and these tours are usually either free or extremely affordable.  There’s a wide variety of options to choose from too, from big brewers such as Sam Adams and Harpoon, to local ones like Cisco and Wachusett Brewery.  Take a look at this full list of breweries in Massachusetts.

Which one of these activities is your favorite thing to do during the fall?  With so many options it can be hard to choose just one, so why not try them all?

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Corn Mazes In Massachusetts

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When it comes to fun fall activities, it doesn’t get much better than a corn maze.  They’re perfect for all ages, not too scary for the little ones but still cool enough for the older members of the family.  Here in Massachusetts we’re lucky enough to have a few different ones to choose from, and what better way to spend a crisp fall day than by being outside on a farm enjoying all that the season has to offer?  Doesn’t sound like it can get much better than that if you ask us, unless of course cider donuts are involved!

Connors Farm – Located just north of Boston in Danvers, Connors Farm consistently gets rave reviews from everyone that visits.  The maze has a different theme each year and this year’s theme is “Welcome to the Jungle” and the maze will feature designs including the faces of a giant lion, monkey, and much more! There are also pig and duck races, bounce houses, pedal carts, plenty of food options, and much more! The maze is open every day until October 31st and admission is $12.95 for ages 3-64, $9.95 for seniors, and free for children ages 2 and under.

Marini Farm Corn Maze – This farm is located in Ipswich and their corn maze is 8 acres of fun filled twists and turns.  This year’s theme is “The Age of the Dinosaurs”, and there are questions throughout the maze that you must answer correctly to guide you in the right direction while also teaching you some fun facts about dinosaurs.  This educational and interactive maze typically takes 2 hours to complete, so make sure to bring some water and snacks! Admission is only $10.95 for ages 3 and older and on certain nights you can walk the maze with a flashlight for a spooktacular experience, admission for “Flashlight Nights” is $12.95.

Mike’s Maze – Mike’s Maze is located at Warner Farm in Sunderland and this years theme is “Mystery Maze”.  Open on Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7 PM – 10 PM, this maze is not for the faint of heart.  Navigate your way through the maze in the dark of night and be sure to look out for any ghosts and ghouls along the way.  Flashlights are provided and snacks are available on Friday, and there is a full cafe open on Saturday.  Don’t miss your chance to have some frightful fun just in time for Halloween!

Sauchuk Farm Corn Maze – If there’s a history buff in your family, this is the maze for you.  Located in Plympton, this year’s theme is commemorating 50 years since the JFK assassination.  The maze typically takes about an hour to complete although times vary.  Play “Farm Scene Investigation” along the way and then if you have little ones be sure to check out the kiddie maze! Admission is $10.95 and includes access to the maze as well as hayrides, tetherball, duck races, and much more!  Children under 2 are free and seniors over age 65 get $2 off their admission price.

Which one of these corn mazes will you be heading to this fall? Whether you’re looking for a few scares to get you in the mood for Halloween, or just a fun day with the family, there’s something that everyone will enjoy this fall!

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Ask The MassDrive Agent: What’s The Best Scenic Drive In Massachusetts?

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Now that it’s officially fall, the leaves are starting to turn and we’re starting to see some beautiful foliage across the Bay State.  During this time of year, the brightly colored leaves and crisp weather don’t last too long, and taking a scenic drive is the perfect way to enjoy a gorgeous fall day!  There are so many different options to choose from, so we’ve asked our agents what some of their favorite drives are across the state to narrow down the list.

Route 2 – This historic drive goes through the back roads of Massachusetts, and is a favorite of our sales agent, Teresa.  It runs from Lexington and Concord all the way to the Berkshires, and is about 3 hours from beginning to end.  Not only does it have beautiful foliage during this time of year, it’s also much less congested than main roads in the area.  There are amazing mountain views that make the drive totally worth it, especially on a warm, clear day.

Chickatawbut Rd – This road is part of the Blue Hills Reservation Parkways and runs through Milton, Quincy, and Braintree.  Our sales agent, Jeff, loves the mix of country and city.  The road runs through the Blue Hills so there are beautiful views of fall foliage, and even a great view of the Boston skyline along the route.  Another great perk?  You’ll get to miss all the traffic on I-93!

Mount Auburn Cemetery – Our sales agent, Christine, loves going for a ride through Mount Auburn Cemetery in the fall.  This 72 acre cemetery is also an experimental garden, and features historical monuments, structures, art, and a wide variety of plants and wildlife.  It is located in Cambridge and Watertown, and has spectacular views of the city but also makes you feel like you’re getting in touch with nature.  It’s a nice spot to drive through, or even stroll through if you have the time.

Memorial Drive – Located on the north bank of the Charles River in Cambridge, this road is a favorite spot of our sales agent, Shawn.  It’s also known as U.S. Route 3 for its entire length, and Massachusetts Route 2 over the portion west of the Boston University Bridge.  He said the view of the Boston skyline is especially amazing on a clear night, and not to be missed if you have the chance to take a ride over there.  If you can find a parking spot, he recommends stopping to take a walk along the river.

Milestone Rd – Our customer service representative, Chrissy, love taking a ride down Milestone Rd in Nantucket.  She says it’s very quaint and secluded, you get to see the fall foliage and the beach on the same drive.  It’s also in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, so you may see some animals if you’re lucky.   Taking a ride through Nantucket would be the perfect way to enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve been having!

These different roads will bring you by the beach, city, historical monuments, art,  and of course by some beautiful fall foliage.  Pack up the car, grab some friends, put on our road trip playlist, and enjoy!

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Charity Events This October

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Who doesn’t love helping out a good cause?  This month, we’ve made it easy for you to find events to go to that will not only be a great time, but also benefit the local community and help those in need.

Country 102.5 20th Year Celebration – Celebrate Country 102.5’s 20th year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on Thursday, October 3rd with American Idol favorite Kellie Pickler and special guest Charlie Worsham!  This acoustic performance is limited to those that are 21 and over, and the cost is $20.  Doors open at 7 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM, so make sure you arrive early to get a good spot!  All proceeds will benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at the Tufts Medical Center which provides comfort and care to children and their families when they need it most.  Grab your friends and head to the Hard Rock for a fun night of music, while doing some good for local families.

Central Massachusetts Walk To Cure Diabetes – This fun-filled charity walk takes place in various locations across the country, and this one will be held on Sunday, October 6th at the Bolton Fair Grounds in Lancaster.  The walk raises funds and awareness for the millions of people that are living with type 1 diabetes.  There is no registration fee although guests are encouraged to register for the walk ahead of time.  You can either walk alone or create a team and fundraise together.  The walk begins at 10:30 AM and is a 5K, it will be held rain or shine so make sure you dress for the weather.

Howl O Ween – For all of you animal lovers out there, this charity event will be a fun day out for you and your furry friend!  This fundraiser benefits the German Shepherd Research and Rescue Center and will take place at Endicott Park in Danvers on Sunday, October 13th from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Admission is free and there will be tons of fun activities going on throughout the day including a pledge walk, costume contest, dog demo’s, lucky ticket raffle, vendors, and much more.

Making Strides Walk To End Breast Cancer – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this month you can join the American Cancer Society for their annual Making Strides Walk in Worcester on October 20th at 10:30 AM.  This non-competitive, 2.5 mile walk not only raises funds to assist in life-saving research, but also raises awareness for this disease that effects 1 in 8 women.  There are other walks going on across the state this month, in Boston, Greater Springfield, Cape Cod, Berkshire County, and Nantucket so find the one that’s closest to you and sign up to join the fight against breast cancer!  Keep in mind that these walks are on different dates and possibly different lengths than the one in Worcester, so make sure you look into the details for the walk closest to you!

It’s easy to give back and have fun all at the same time this month, whether you’re working up a sweat at a charity walk, enjoying a concert, or having a fun day with your furry friend, there’s something going on this month for everyone to enjoy!

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