September 4, 2014 is the 375th Anniversary date of Sudbury’s incorporation. The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee has an exciting schedule of events throughout 2014 to mark this historic milestone.
If you or your group or organization are interested in participating in or sponsoring an event as part of the 375th Celebration, please contact Sudbury375@sudbury.ma.us or call Hal Cutler (978-443-2525). Visit our website at http://sudbury.ma.us/375.
You can also visit us on Facebook at “Sudbury Celebrates 375.” Check often for an updated schedule of events.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.
The Sudbury Historical Society wants to know what you think makes Sudbury, Sudbury, through a new photo contest, “Picturing Sudbury: A Celebration of Our Town.” We want you to use a photograph to complete the sentence, “Sudbury wouldn’t be Sudbury without…” The contest is currently running through July 31st. Winning photos will be on display at T-Wisted Yogurt in September. Visit the Sudbury Historical Society website for more details, and how to submit your photos. http://www.sudbury01776.org/ContestRules.html
Goodnow Library is currently planning its participation in Sudbury’s July 4th Parade, with a float and “Famous Book Characters throughout the past 375 years.”
In honor of the town’s birthday, the library has compiled a book list of 375 must-reads! If you are interesting in impersonating a character from your favorite book (The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The 3 Musketeers, Harry Potter, Alice in the Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, Little Red Riding Hood, The Hunger Games, Little Women, and many others), kindly please contact our parade volunteer coordinator below. Click here to view the book lists: 375 Must Reads. Need help deciding which character to impersonate? Stop by the library to check out our list.Thank you for your consideration,Your Goodnow Library Staff. Volunteer Coordinator: Esme Green (978) 443-1035 ext. 5515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness Together Sudbury is losing 375 pounds this year!
To mark Sudbury’s 375th Anniversary, we would like to achieve a collective 375 pound weight loss between now and September 4th. If you have any type of a weight loss goal (even a small one!), we strongly encourage you to help us out! Here’s what we’ll do: 1) If you would like to participate, simply let you trainer know later this week or early next week. 2) We will do quick weigh-ins monthly, on the weeks of 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/5, and 9/1. 3) Progress will be charted each month on the corkboard. Join us and let’s do it together!
T-wisted Yogurt’s Sudberry Shortcake!
T-wisted Yogurt is offering a new twist on celebrating summer and celebrating Sudbury’s 375th Anniversary with its “Sudberry Shortcake” and Birthday cake flavors. Refreshing, delish, and delightfully lowfat. Come on down to T-wisted Yogurt at 410 Boston Post Road (Rugged Bear Plaza) and show your “Spirit of Community” by sharing a dish today!
Sudbury Celebrates 375 Wines are in at Sudbury Wine and Spirits 410 Post Road, Sudbury.
California Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Be sure to stop by the Rugged Bear Plaza location for your favorite wine and support your local business. One dollar of each purchase goes to the fundraising efforts of the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee to support the Old Time Family Community Fair on August 23 and the Field Day/Fireworks on September 6th. Thank you to Sudbury Wine and Spirits for making this wine possible.
Precious Metals $1375 for the 375th contest.
In honor of Sudbury’s 375th anniversary, Precious Metals will be holding a Sudbury history trivia contest! The grand prize is $1375 credit to be used towards a custom designed piece of jewelry. The contest will start on June 24th and will consist of five questions over a three week period. The winner will be chosen at random from the group of entrants who answer the highest number of questions correctly. Besides the Grand Prize, there will be smaller prizes for each question you answer. Tell your friends and make sure you Like our Facebook page to receive contest updates! For official rules: https://www.Facebook.com/notes/precious-metals-sudbury-ma/1375-for-375th/10152256952079541
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June 25: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. The History of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Dr. Christopher Star from Sudbury’s namesake town of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, will present an illustrated overview of 2000 years of the history of Sudbury, Suffolk. His talk will focus on the town and county as they were in the seventeenth century and as they are today. Dr. Star served 35 years in the military during which time he completed his studies in medieval history, and undertook a series of historical research projects for the National Archives and the British Army. He retired in 2010 and now spends much of his time talking and writing about medieval Essex and Suffolk. He lives with his wife Susan in Sudbury, Suffolk. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The talk is free to all. Refreshments will be served following the presentation in the Community Room at the Goodnow Library. Sponsored by the Sudbury Celebrates 375/Sudbury Day Committee and the Goodnow Library.
June 28: Saturday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wine Tasting at Sudbury Wine and Spirits.
Please join the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee and friends at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Post Road Sudbury, for a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. To Celebrate Sudbury 375th Anniversary, Sudbury Wine and Spirit’s owner Joe Saia, has created a special Sudbury 375th Anniversary Collection of wines for 2014, California Merlot, California Chardonnay and California Cabernet Sauvignon. One dollar of each bottle purchased goes to the fundraising efforts of the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee to support the Old Time Family Community Fair on August 23 and the Field Day/Fireworks on September 6. Contact the Sudbury 375 Celebration Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
July 3: Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Sudbury’s Got Talent! Kids Talent Show Celebrating Sudbury’s 375th!
Does your child have an amazing talent they’ve always wanted to show off? Join us for the Goodnow Library’s first ever town-wide talent show! In honor of the town’s 375th birthday we’re showcasing the talents of our wonderful children! Performers in grades 6 and under will be given a 3 minute time frame to wow the audience! Please keep all talents rated PG, and note that the library staff reserves the right to end any talent early due to inappropriate content. If the child is using music with the performance, please note the rehearsal times below and plan to attend to test the library’s audio system. Rehearsal is not required but is recommended. When registering, please put the child’s name in the ‘name’ field (not the caregiver’s name) and complete the questionnaire to describe the talent and select a rehearsal time if you choose to attend one. Rehearsal times in the Community Room: Monday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 2 from 8-11 a.m. If you have any questions, please email the library staff at: Children@sudbury.ma.us.
July 4: Friday, 8:00 a.m. Sudbury July Fourth Road Race.
Come run to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sudbury July 4th Road Race. As tradition has it in this hometown race, only Sudbury residents or runners who grew up in Sudbury and still have relatives living in town are eligible to win trophies and prizes, but other runners are certainly welcome. The race begins at Featherland Park. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.; the kid’s 1.5-mile race will go off at 9:00; the 3.75-mile race for runners 14 and over will start at 9:30. A portion of the proceeds helps support the track and cross-country teams at both the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and the Ephraim Curtis Middle School. Sponsored by: Middlesex Savings Bank, Graphic Connections, Bullfinches’ Restaurant, Sudbury Farms, Bistro 20, Allegra Design-Marketing Print, Brine’s Sporting Goods and Twisted Frozen Yogurt. For more information call. Bob Hall at 978-443-8404 or Graham Taylor at 978-443-5024.
July 4: Friday, 1 p.m. Sudbury’s Annual Fourth of July Parade.
Come out and enjoy Sudbury’s Annual Fourth of July Parade celebrating our Country’s Independence. Parade Theme: Sudbury Celebrates 375. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades! With a zip code like 1776, Sudbury’s patriotic spirit is one to be reckoned with. Parade starts at Union Avenue and runs East along Rt. 20 to Concord Road North, ending at Town Center. The parade route is approximately 2 miles long. Union Avenue will be closed to the public (parade participants only) at 11:30 and Rt. 20 and Concord Road will close shortly before the start of the parade. End Time: Roughly 2:30 p.m. Depending on where you sit on the route the parade will take about an hour to pass. Sponsored by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Mike Hamill at email@example.com
August 23: Saturday, 10:00-4:00. Olde Time Family Community Fair.
The Fair will be at the Sudbury Town Center and will be a FUN family event for kids of ALL ages! There will be food, children’s games, dancing, treats & sweets, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, a flower-arranging contest, a baking contest with local chefs as judges, and so much MORE! The event celebrates Sudbury’s agricultural history as a farming community from its settlement in 1638 through the early 1950’s when it began its transition to a bedroom community. There are many events that volunteers will be able to support. For more information on this event, or to volunteer, please visit our website @ sudbury375.wix.com/sudbury or contact Sue Rushfirth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508)265-8748. Sponsored by The Sudbury Celebrates 375/ Sudbury Day Committee.
September 6: Saturday, Sudbury 375 Field Day. 12:00-Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 p.m.
The 375th Field Day & Fireworks event will be held at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. It will include food, games, live music, dancing, family fun, and fireworks. This event will focus on the wonderful community that Sudbury has become by featuring booths sponsored by community organizations along “Main Street Sudbury.” These organizations will highlight their history and modern day activities. There are many events that volunteers will be able to support. For more information on this event, or to volunteer, please visit our web site sudbury375.wix.com/sudbury or contact Sue Rushfirth at email@example.com or (508)265-8748.
September 14: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. The Lincoln-Sudbury 4th Annual Constitutional Challenge, 5K Race & Walk.
Kids Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Join us in celebrating the 227th Anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Proceeds to fund a scholarship for a deserving LSRHS student. Fun for the entire family at the Wayside Inn. Visit http://constitutionchallenge.us for more details
September 27: Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe and Drums.
Celebrate Harvest Season in a Colonial Style at the Wayside Inn. Join us for a very special event as we host the National Muster of Fyfe and Drums. The Sudbury Colonial Faire/Muster of Fyfe & Drums has delighted folks from all over New England for almost 50 yrs. See the Sudbury Minutemen’s change-of-command ceremony halted by His Majesty’s regulars which leads to a battle between the militia and redcoats. Hear Fyfe and Drum music by more than two dozen corps hosted. Over 40 vendors of colonial reproductions, modern wares, living history demonstrations including 18th Century dance, games & activities for children and food court. Sponsored by the Sudbury Company of Militia and Minute. http://www.sudburyminutemen.org/faire.php</p
The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee would like to thank the following for their support:
Bartlett’s Family Garden & Market
Boys Scouts of Sudbury
David Alderman, Logo designer
Especially For Pets
First Parish of Sudbury
Fitness Together Sudbury
Friends of the Assabet National Wildlife Refuge.
Friends of the Goodnow Library
Get In Shape For Women
Girl Scouts of Sudbury
Hip Hop Mamas
League of Women Voters of Sudbury
Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
Longfellows Wayside Inn
Mainstone Farm, Wayland
Maria von Brincken
Marlborough Savings Bank
Memorial Congregational Church of Sudbury
Peter Noyes School
Photos by Paige
Precious Metals Sudbury
Presbyterian Church of Sudbury
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudbury
Sudbury Art Association
Sudbury CERT, Community Emergency Response Team
Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Sudbury Coffee Works
Sudbury Company of Militia and Minute
Sudbury Cultural Council
Sudbury Fourth of July Road Race committee
Sudbury Garden Club
Sudbury Historic Commission
Sudbury Historical Society
Sudbury July Fourth Road Race Committee
Sudbury Park and Recreation
Sudbury Town Clerks Office
Sudbury Wine and Spirits
Sweet Inc. Sudbury
The Caputo Brothers Blues Band.
The Strawberry Social Jazz Ensemble
The White Heat Swing Orchestra
T-Wisted Frozen Yogurt
Thursday Garden Club
Viol da gamba Society
Wing Press, Framingham