Friday, February 1, 2013
5:30 -7:30 p.m. Friday Night Lights: Night
Snow Shoeing Hiking at Russell Mill Forest
Join the Chelmsford Conservation Commission and Merrimack Valley Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association for a special edition of “Friday Night Lights”. We will meet at the main parking lot of Russell Mill Soccer Fields (105 Mill Rd) at 5:30 pm and break into groups to explore the town conservation land. Different groups will allow everyone to participate, from a slow, leisurely walk to challenging trails at a moderate pace. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp and your own
snowshoes orboots. This event is free and family-friendly.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. WinterFest Community Social at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts
“We’re All Townies Now!” This year the popular community social that kicks off Chelmsford’s WinterFest weekend will be held at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The cabaret on the CCA’s lower level will be transformed into a townie’s dream as we attempt to recreate Skip’s Restaurant (use your imagination!). Test your Chelmsford knowledge by participating in ”Chelmsford Trivia” matches throughout the evening. Dancing to the music of the Breaktime Band!
Local restaurants and bakeries will provide their best comfort foods. And as in past years, Harrington’s Wines & Liquors will make it possible for us to sell beer and wine. Purchase tickets at the CCA ($15 per person). We’ll also be kicking off the annual “One Book Chelmsford” so as in past years, you can pick up a copy of the 2013 One Book read, “Townie” by Andre Dubus III at the end of the WinterFest Social. Check the Library’s website for more details on the One Book program www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Activities at Roberts Field - Sorry. Activities cancelled due to lack of snow
Ice Skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hot refreshments sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 77.
9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Chelmsford Cultural Council’s Photo Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library
View the entries to the Chelmsford Cultural Council’s annual photography contest. See 2 p.m. for details on the reception this afternoon. Click here for an entry form.
10 a.m. -2 p.m. Farmers Market at Agway
Live music and a fundraiser sponsored by the Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship. For information on the Stewardship visit www.theChelmsfordian.com
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Malt Shop, Girl Scout Troop 215 – Central Baptist Church
Take a break from the outdoor festivities with this beloved annual tradition at Chelmsford’s Winter Fest sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 215.. The Pink Ladies Malt Shop will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on February 2nd at the Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy Street in Chelmsford. Get ready for the return of poodle skirts, hula hoops and doo-wop! The tasty menu will include grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, frappes and root beer floats. Retro games and trivia will keep customers entertained as the Girl Scouts from Chelmsford Troop 215 dish up service with a smile!
Noon – 5 p.m. Chowder Fest, Free Family Fun and Entertainment at the Senior Center
Come out of the cold and enjoy some hot, delicious food, and entertainment provided by local talent Jon Mansfield. Our popular Clam, Corn and Fish Chowder, Hot Dog Combo (Chips & Drink included), Pizza, Apple Crisp, Ice Cream and Baked Goods will be for sale. Enjoy free Kids Games, Prizes, Popcorn & Balloons. Treasure Shop will be open.
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The Central Cooperative Nursery School CHILI COOKOFF
The Central Cooperative Nursery School is very excited to be holding its first annual CHILI COOKOFF during WinterFest. Snowman Soup (hot cocoa), popcorn and winter crafts for kids! All proceeds go to support the Nursery School. Please come join us for some hot and yummy fun during WinterFest!
1 p.m. MacKay Welcomes Davis Bates at MacKay Library, 43 Newfield St. North Chelmsford
Davis Bates will present a special concert at the MacKay Library to help us celebrate WinterFest This is a wonderful drop-in family program for all ages so please stop by, warm up and tap your toes to great tunes and listen to some wonderful stories.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit/Reception at Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road
The Chelmsford Cultural Council’s Annual Photography Contest/Exhibit continues at the Chelmsford Library with a 2 p.m. reception. Winners of the Photography Contest will be recognized as will 2013 Cultural Council grant recipients. Music and refreshments.
6:00 p.m. Teen Rock Band Chelmsford Center for the Arts
WinterFest fun continues with a teen rock band concert: Saving Pluto opening for Suburban Chicken. Suggested donation $3 at the door to benefit the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Activities at Roberts Field – play it by ear….no snow – no activities
Ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing at Roberts Field. Boy Scout Troop 77 will be serving up hot refreshments.
1:30 – 2:50 p.m. Free Public Skate at the Chelmsford Forum
Let the Forum know you are a WINTERFEST PARTICIPANT and you can get Free Skate Rental Also!
2 – 4 p.m. Winter Nature Walk
The Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a Winter Nature Walk on Sunday, February 5th at the Archer Meadowbrook Reservation at the dead end on Fenwick Drive (off Route 4). At the end of the walk there will be a bonfire and s’mores at Skunk Island. Bring all the children you can find! Organizers respectfully request that you leave your dog at home.
All times and events are subject to change. You can link to the WinterFest Webpage from the Library’s website (www.chelmsfordlibrary.org) or the Town Offices website (www.townofchelmsford.us)