The big Annual Block Party, Picnic, and Live Band is SUNDAY, JULY 21st from 1-5pm, at 16 Bell Rd Middlefield MA. This 9th annual event –co-sponsored by the Middlefield Community Service Group — is bring your own lawn chairs, beverage coolers, lawn games, swimwear. The band, __Up & Dance, plays between 2-4pm under the big tent. Attendees can spread out from tent to open field to pond-side. Lots of room to bring your gang. Vending or information tables also allowed (byo tables/ pop-up tents).
Community meals, voluntary donations, twice weekly by a great cook! Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Thursday at 12:30pm. Home-made soups & bread, salad bar, vegetarian and side dishes, plus the following main entrées listed below. SPECIAL KIDS’ EVENTS for School Vacation week on Thursday April 18th. Kids & all ages get to make pizza starting at 11am. Eat pizza at 12:30pm lunch. Soon after 1pm, get an animal visitors/ nature show & tell by Jen of Nature Matters Inc. (Pictures from the great fun at the February school vacation version of this.)
APRIL: week 1) 2nd- beef with broccoli. 4th- Stirfry. … week 2) 9th- BBQ ribs. 11th- quiche. … week 3) 16th- Chicken Parmesan. 18th- PIZZA !!! … week 4) 23rd- roast beef. 25th- Filipino theme: noodles/ cabbage/ pork lumpia, chicken adabo. … week 5 & May begins –Happy Beltane) 4/30th- Ham. May 2nd- make your own sandwich fixings.
MARCH: week 1) 5th- Ham & Scalloped Potatoes. 7th- Turkey Pot Pie. …. week 2) 12th- Corned Beef & Cabbage. 14th- Shepherds’ Pie. … week 3) 19th- Enchiladas. 21st- Breakfast for Lunch. … week 4) 26th- Pork Loin. 28th- Beef Stroganoff. …
The twice weekly community meals are Tuesday Dinner at 5:30pm and Thursday Lunch at 12:30pm, feature home-make soups & bread, salad bar, dessert, beverages, vegetarian and side-dishes, as well as the following entrees: 2/5 Roast Beef. 2/7 Pierogis. 2/12 Chicken legs and thighs. 2/14 taco bar. 2/19 turkey dinner. 2/21 Pizza. 2/26 meatloaf. 2/28 Beef Wellington.
School Vacation Week Thursday – Pizza-Making Party for kids (& all ages). Like we do about 5 times a year, we make the Thursday lunch into a pizza-making event starting at 11am on Thursday 2/21. This month it will be followed by a special guest animal presenter from Nature Matters Inc. bringing critters, starting at 1pm.
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Twice Weekly meals are done on sliding scale donation basis. Diner participation in cleanup is much appreciated also. Inclusive of all ages, towns, means, and other diversity. Guests can just come with their friends & family but wider interaction is encouraged, in this environment of community-building. Meet new people. Share local news.
Menus below are the featured main course, but each meal also has homemade soups, breads, a salad bar, beverages, deserts, vegetables, and vegetarian offerings. Meals are self-serve buffet-style. Weekdays, the community center is open, and the soups and salad bar and leftovers available for food between the scheduled meal-times. The schedule is: TUESDAY DINNER 5:30pm, and THURSDAY LUNCH 12:30pm.
December Menu: 4th-Golumpkies & 6th-Quesadillas. 11th-bourbon chicken & 13th-Beef Stroganoff. 18th-Corned Beef & cabbage; 20th-Calzones. NO dinners on Tues of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Thursday lunches only: 27th Reubens. Jan 1: Breakfast for lunch.
JANUARY MENU 2019: 8th-Ham & 10th-Stuffed peppers & tomato. Jan 22nd-garlic chicken, penne, vodka sauce; & Jan 24th-Quiche. Jan 29th- Lasagna; & Jan 31st- Korean Beef.
Main dishes below also have vegetarian sides, salad bar, homemade soups and breads, dessert, beverages served buffet-style. Sit with anyone. Make new friends.
Tuesday dinners 5:30pm Thursday lunches 12:30pm
11/6 Pork Chops 11/8 Chicken pot pie
11/13 Mild Enchiladas 11/15 Kielbasa + Mac&cheese
11/20 Ham 11/22 see Thanksgiving notice in “Holidays”
11/27 Stuffed Shells/ Alfredo 11/29 Taco bar
The Community Center had a great Congregated Trick-or-Treat and party on Oct 27th. Start thinking about what you want to organize for Christmas Tree decorating, or seasonal sing-along, or any good excuse for a community celebration! ~~~ We will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:30pm on Thursday Nov 22. It does help to have people RSVP in advance for this, so we know how many turkeys to buy and cook. Blossom Center does the turkeys, attendees bring potluck whatever else for favorite Thanksgiving dishes, or whatever you’d like. Call Buffie’s extension 134 at AzureGreen if you want to coordinate by phone.
The twice a week community meals have vegetarian dishes, home-made bread & soups, salad bar, dessert, bev, in addition to main entre listed below. Donations of of money for food and clean-up help welcome. Location 16 Bell Rd, rear parking lot.
Tuesday dinners 5:30pm Thursday lunches 12:30pm
10/2 London Chicken 10/4 Sloppy Joes
10/9 Pork Loin 10/11 Stir Fry
10/16 Meatloaf 10/18 Filipino pork
10/23 Lasagna 10/25 Breakfast for Lunch
10/30 Chicken 11/1 Quiche
Tues Dinner 5:30pm & Thurs lunch 12:30pm every week
9/4 spaghetti & meatballs 9/6 meatball/ sausage grinders
9/11 ham 9/13 scalloped potatoes
9/18 turkey 9/29 turkey tetrazzini
9/25 Yankee potroast 9/27 Yorkshire strata on biscuits
Meals by donation, advance sign-up helpful but not required. Vegetarian & sides too.
Tuesday Dinner is at 5:30pm. Typically 80 people come, interact, eat, catch up on news. Those with special interest topics they’d like, can now use the overflow dining room for a smaller setting for discussions. Just make a sign to direct people to the table for that topic. Thursday Lunch is at 12:30pm. Menu listing is for one main dish, but there are always vegetarian choices, and side dishes, salad bar, home-made soups, bread, dessert, beverages.
|Dinners 5:30pm||Lunches 12:30pm|
|8/7 shepherds pie||8/9 Korean beef|
|8/14 chicken||8/16 quesadillas|
|8/21 BBQ ribs||8/23 PIZZA *|
|8/28 pork loin||8/30 quiche|
Annual Block Party under the tent and across the lawn beside the pond. SUNDAY JULY 15th 1-5pm at 16 Bell Rd, Middlefield. Come hear rock and blues band “Lady Di & the Dukes” starting 2pm. BYO lawn chairs, picnic (or potluck dish to share if you want), beverages, coolers, lawn games, kites, swimwear, towels, friends, family, guests.
New this year: Vendors or community information tables welcome to set up! Any type welcome: hand-crafters & artists, or food fundraisers, or political candidates, nonprofits, organizers, or tag-salers. BYO table (and popup) and set up enough away from band tent so conversation doesn’t disturb listeners. No fee.
Sponsored by Middlefield Community Service Group. Donations welcome to help continue this tradition of 3rd-Sunday-in-July block party.