Things to do Near You – November 2023

Prepare for an unforgettable November experience in Central Massachusetts. This month offers a rich array of engaging activities and events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of autumn. From exceptional live music performances to delectable harvest dinners, educational workshops, and an abundance of other offerings, we are here to provide you with a comprehensive checklist for November. Savor the last sips of your pumpkin spice latte, as we embark on an exploration of the definitive guide to the myriad exciting opportunities available in Central Massachusetts this month.

Community Care

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!

Family Folklore

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.

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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.

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Live Laughs

Enjoy a night of laughs with local New England comics on Friday, November 17th, at The Boulder Cafe in Fitchburg. Hosted by lifelong Central Mass resident and comic Brieana Woodward, this comedy show boasts a lineup of seasoned comics that are sure to have you in stitches! Bring your family and friends for a night you won’t forget. Get your tickets here.

Fantastic Folk

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Get ready to immerse yourself in a sonic journey like no other at the New England Performance Series on November 17th in Lincoln featuring the captivating Abigail Lapell. Whether you call it prairie noir or Canadiana desert rock, Lapell’s haunting modern folk songs are set to transport you to a realm of musical enchantment. Her incredible talent has earned her two Canadian Folk Music Awards, conquered Canadian folk radio charts, and amassed over 13 million Spotify streams. Head to the Dewey Family Hall on the third floor of the deCordova Museum, where the magic will unfold. The doors open at 5:30 PM, and the concert kicks off at 6 PM sharp. Register 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!

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!