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The Maynard Lodge Of Elks, Maynard, MA -

We're thrilled (thrilled we tell you, thrilled) to be back in the town where it all began, LiverMaynard! Here's the scoop: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Maynard Elks Members Lounge, by calling 978-897-9892 and asking for Doug MacGlashing, or by visiting The Maynard Elks Events web page. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. The doors open at 7PM, when you can begin to enjoy cocktails from the cash bar and (or) burgers, nachos, fries and onion rings from the kitchen. Mmmmm...

Benefit for a Friend, Marlboro, MA -

This is a benefit fundraiser event. A close relative of a dear friend of the band has run into very hard luck and needs much help. Please take this opportunity to help our friends and see the band all at once.

Click here for the fundraiser web site and here for a map..

Coggshall Park, Fitchburg, MA -

We're pleased to be back again at Coggshall. We normally play by the stone house overlooking Mirror Lake, but we hear it burned down since last we were there (!). So we'll probably play on the street in front of the stone house. No matter. Come see us sweat. ;^) Click here for a map.

Hopkinton Common -

We're thrilled to be back in Hopkinton for this, our seventh booking. Notice how we say booking, which gives the impression that we've played six times before. In fact we've played four times and been rained out twice. For one of the rainouts, it actually rained. We digress. The nearly brand new gazebo is located on Route 135 at the top of the hill a bit east of route 85. Yes, that's right... we play where they start the Boston Marathon! We are not entered.

Wellesley Summer Concert Series -

We're thrilled to be in the rotation this year at the Wellesley Summer Concert Series on Town Hall Green after a few rainouts in recent years. We're thinking of bring a bigger sound system this year, the better to compete with the choo choo trains that go by every third song. Ooh, ooh, maybe we'll play "One After 909" which is clearly a song about a train!

Weston Summer Concert Series -

This will be our first year in Weston after being rained out of the last (wait a minute, yeah I got it) three year's first year in Weston. Did that make sense? We love firsts because they usually lead to seconds, thirds, and more until all of us are gray and bearded. Not just Marc. We play on the Town Common just off route 20. Really, this year is the charm. Come on down and let's all do a "no rain" dance. Click here for a map showing where to head..

Crane Estate Summer Concert Series -

This has turned into our "show of the year." What a beautiful venue and the crowds love us for some reason. We play on the back patio of The Great House at Castle Hill overlooking Crane beach. The land is owned and operated by The Trustees of Reservations, a fabulous organization. There is an admission charge of $30 per carload of persons for this show. In previous years, the show has sold out when all available parking was filled, so get there early to avoid being turned away.

Lesley College -

We'll be playing a 90-minute show at Lesley University's McKenna Student Center as part of a weeklong celebration. The show is open to the public and admission is free. The student center is in the heart of the campus quad on Oxford Street between Wendell and Mellen Streets. Click here for a map.

Minute Man March -

Being For The Benefit Of the fabulous Minute Man Arc, we'll be playing a 60+ set during the Celebration phase of their 6th annual Minute Man March. Come on down and help us support this organization. This is our 2nd year in support of this organization. Should be fun!

Benefit For A Friend on 4/30/2011 -

This is a fund raiser to help out a friend of the band who has expenses associated with a serious medical condition. The fund-raiser will be held at the Amvets Post 495 on 404 Village Street in Millis, MA on Saturday April 30 from 7 to 11PM. Tickets are available at the door.

Tewksbury Country Club -

A full night of Beatles celebration featuring yours truly at beautiful Tewksbury Country Club. We play until we drop or turn into pumpkins. Admission is $20... call 978-640-0033 x10 for tickets. Click here for a google map link to show you where you'll be when you arrive.

Sudbury Summer Concert Series -

Our second year in beautiful sunny Sudbury. Did you know that "mother of the band" Marc Hertzberg is a Sudbury resident? We love playing in our home towns.

The concert is staged at Haskell Field on the corner of Fairbank Road and Hudson Road. From quaint Sudbury Center, head north on route 27. After about a tenth of a mile, route 27 turns right (towards Maynard) but you keep to the left and now you're on Hudson Road. 1.5 miles further, you'll see the field on your right.

Goodwill Park in sunny Holliston, MA -

Take a look at the aerial photo from the map link. You see that building just above the tennis courts? You see the shadow it casts off to the left? That's exactly where we set up ... right where that shadow is. Only thing is the picture was taken in the morning and when we set up and play in the early evening, the sun is baking us up against that building. Anyway, We're glad to be playing again in 2012 after a hiatus of, let's see, two years.

Suffolk Downs Race Track, East Boston, MA. "It was forty year's ago..." when that other band -- you know, the one from Liverpool, England -- gave their final Boston-area performance at Suffolk Downs Race Track. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the good folks at the race track commemorated that historic event with an all-day "Beatles Day" featuring - guess who? - HELP!

We performed several sets, in between races, on almost the exact spot where the Beatles played, and you know our hearts were racing! And that's not all... the whole event was hosted by Cha-Chi Loprete, of the popular "Breakfast with the Beatles" Saturday morning show, 8-9 a.m. on WZLX 100.7 FM.

Directions to Suffolk Downs:

Suffolk Downs in located at the junction of Routes 1A and 145; two miles north of Logan Airport. Please note that directions from points south and west have been updated with the opening of the Ted Williams Tunnel.

From downtown Boston:

Take Callahan Tunnel. At end of tunnel, the road becomes Route 1A North. Follow two miles until first set of lights. Go straight through lights and main entrance is 200 yards further on right. Look for large green/white sign with horse and Suffolk Downs logo.

From points west:

Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East, through the Ted Williams Tunnel. Follow to Route 1A North. Proceed until first set of lights. Go straight through lights and main entrance is 200 yards further on right. Look for large green/white sign with horse and Suffolk Downs logo.

From points south:

I-93 North to I-90 East, through the Ted Williams Tunnel. Follow to Route 1A North. Proceed until first set of lights. Go straight through lights and main entrance is 200 yards further on right. Look for large green/white sign with horse and Suffolk Downs logo.

From points north:

I-93 south to Callahan Tunnel. At exit of tunnel, the road then becomes Route 1A north. Follow two miles until very first set of lights. Go straight through lights and main entrance is 200 yards further on right. Look for large green/white sign with horse and Suffolk Downs logo.


I-93 south to Route 16 (exit 31). Route 16 east to junction with Route 145. Route 145 north for 3/4 mile to side entrance across from Shaw’s supermarket.


I-95 south to Route 1 south. Take un-numbered exit at Route 60 rotary (large Showcase Cinemas complex on right as landmark) and follow rotary halfway around to Route 60 east. Follow straight for approx. 3 miles through two sets of lights, a rotary, another set of lights and then the large Bell Circle rotary where roadway becomes Route 1A south. Look for green/white sign with horse and Suffolk Downs logo on left


TEAM HELP! rides again in the Pan Mass Challenge, August 5-6. 11 team members (along with 4000 other riders), 2 days, 200 miles, one great cause. CLICK the link to learn more and HELP! them raise funds to fight cancer.

Team member Erich Whitney in TEAM HELP! training t-shirt, with HELP! and friends at Derry, NH, July 18, 2006.

Erich Whitney of TEAM HELP! with HELP! (and friends)
We are awed by the commitment these guys show year after year!
Natick Recreation and Parks Dept., Natick Common, Natick, MA. A long-standing tradition now in its fourth year in this great town that brangs out (brang?) such a FABulous crowd for us. Please, no climbing in the trees. Natick Common is centrally located on the corner of Routes 27 and 135. Check out the unbelieveable little ice cream shop at the southeast corner of the square.
Benefit concert for the Hudson, MA, Special Olympics (SEPAC). Tickets for this excellent cause are $25 at the door (food is included). If you have a party of 10 and would like to reserve a table, call Debbie Dietz at 508.395.9476. The Hudson Elks Club is located at 91 Park St, Hudson, MA. Head south on 85 from the rotary in downtown Hudson where 85 and 62 dosado (that's square dancin' talk. Little-known fact: You can square dance to any Beatles song with the exception of Strawberry Fields Forever). Take an almost immediate right fork onto Park street. The Elks club is about 1/2 mile on the right side.
Maynard High School's WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon begins Friday, December 12th and runs through Sunday, December 14th. We play a set at 8:30 on Friday night, kicking off the weekend's entertainment as a contribution to the cause in our town of origin. The concert is free and open to the public.
Mass College of Liberal Arts , North Adams, MA. Come on, all you folks out in Western Mass and the Albany area who have complained that we don't play near you. Both of you. Here are directions and a campus map. We play in the Sullivan Lounge, which is in the Amsler Campus Center (#12 on the map). Two sets with a break... 8-10PM.

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CLICK HERE for a map of Maynard near the Sit 'n Bull. The RED DOT marks the Bull.

The Sit 'n Bull Pub, Rte 62, Maynard, MA. 978.897.7232. The Bull is closing its doors after 21 years under the ownership and watchful eye of Ted Epstein. Here's a link to a newspaper article discussing the reason. The Bull in downtown LiverMaynard has been our "home base" since our first show there on June 14, 1990. By the way, Ted supported the local music scene like few others for the past two decades, and we owe him big time because we weren't very, how shall we put it?, we weren't very GOOD when we were starting out. And Ted had us anyhow and that's the kind of guy he was (and still is). We're pretty good now, and this will be our 48th and final show at The Bull, but who's counting? One of Metrowest's favorite locations to catch local (and national) acts, the Sit 'n Bull featured music for every taste throughout the week, every week for over 20 years. Very good food, nice atmosphere, good friends. Cover charge is reduced to zero for this, our final show at the Bull as our way of saying thanks to everybody who has ever seen us play there. And by the way, the day after our final show at the Bull, Ted is throwing a goodbye party, an all-day bash featuring many great local bands, including The Fools. Come on down and help close the joint with a bang!

Dante's at Firefly's, 350 East Main Street (Route 20), Marlborough, 508. 357.8883. A brand new club in a great "Bar-B-Que" restaurant!
The On The Beach This Year!, Hampton Beach, NH. Incredibly, the Sea Shell Stage is gone, having been demolished last fall. This year, a temporary stage has been set up on the beach next to where the new stage is being built (but is not quite finished). Starting here -> Get directions from google maps to right about (here). As you approach the beach, keep an eye out for this large man-made structure. Impressive, is it not? The Sea Shell Stage is on Ocean Avenue between D street and F street, across from the Casino Ballroom. We first played at Hampton on July 5, 1993. Our September 5th, 2009 show will be the 50th show at this fabulous venue!
MacGregor Park, Derry, NH. Derry's concert in the park program. From I93 in New Hampshire, get off at exit 4. Turn East on route 102 towards Derry (if you were on 93N, this will be a right turn). MacGregor Park is on your left about 2-3 miles up, a block or two past the second set of traffic lights. In the event of bad weather, the concert moves indoors to the Adams Memorial House Building. So that's where we'll be if we're not at the park!
All Saints Church, Chelmsford, MA. This is a church fundraiser being thrown by Good Friends Of The Band. Tickets are $25 (children get in FREE!). There will be a cash bar selling beer and wine. We play in the Parish Hall, which looks to be a lovely room indeed. Call (978)256-5673
Concerts On The Green, Framingham, MA. This is the madhouse Friday night summer concerts on the Green in Framingham. We’ve tried to get past the green in our car when a show was going on and let us tell you… forget it! The Green is located on Edgell Road, just north of route 9. Take route 9 into Framingham from wherever, get off at Edgell Road, and you are pretty much there. Edgell road is 7.5 miles east of 495, 12.5 miles west of 95/128. Another way is to take the Mass Pike to exit 12, then head east on route 9 for 2.5 miles to the Edgell Road exit.
Family Night at the Bandstand (Milford Town Park), Milford, MA. Milford can be accessed from route 495 a few exits south of... aw shucks, who wants to hear detailed directions from 8 years ago? We play right here. OK, now that that's out of the way, come on down and see us in our 13th appearance at this happenin' show. By the way, Marc ran over a park bench a few years back after the show... ripped it right out of the gound. Did he contact the parks department to fess up? Yes, he did. Left them a voicemail and an email. They never got back in touch and, we're pretty sure, the Statute of Limitations has expired! Not to get too excited because the fight with the bench also put an $823.36 hurt on the HELP!mobile (and that was for a *used* replacement door). Oh, man, why did I have to look that up?.
The Carousel Lounge, Salisbury, MA. Our first time at the Carousel, This will be a COMBINATION SHOW, with our own Mark Poulin doing a set of his amazing Roy Orbison tribute sandwiched between a pair of HELP! sets. Like one of those cookies. You know the ones. Anyway, during the HELP! sets, we’re going to make Mark work very hard also. Come see Mark work very hard.

Directions to the Carousel Lounge: From Route 95, get off at exit 58A, Route 110. Head east towards the Ocean.  After 2 miles, you'll come to Route 1. Make a left turn onto Route 1 followed by an immediate right onto Route 1A. Go 2 miles to Salisbury Beach. The Carousel Lounge is on the ocean front at 27 Ocean Front Street.
From Route 495, get off at exit 55 and head east on Route 110. You'll pass Route 95 after about a half mile. Follow the Route 95 directions from that point.  CLICK HERE for a map of the area (approx. 100 KB download - may not work in older browsers).

The Plantation Club, 151 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA. 508.752.4666. We’re excited to be back in Worcester at the Plantation Club, where we last appeared… let’s see… on January 27, 1995! We guess we ought to be nine years and four days better than we were back then. We are. The stage at the Plantation Club is the closest looking thing you’ll find to the Cavern Club this side of The Pond. Very cool. Directions: From the Mass Pike: Get off at exit 11, route 122. Turn left onto 122 heading towards Worcester. Proceed 3 miles on 122. You will come to a set of lights a few blocks past a Getty Station (on your right) and a CVS pharmacy (on your left). At the lights, make a sharp right up a hill onto Plantation Street. The Plantation club is about ¾ miles on your left. From 495 via 290. Get off 290 at exit 22 (Main Street). Turn right at the end of the ramp, following the signs to U. Mass Memorial Hospital. Turn left at the second set of lights, again following the hospital signs. You are on Plantation Street. Staying on Plantation Street for 2.8 miles, go straight through the traffic lights at route 9 and straight through the traffic lights at Franklin street. The Plantation Club will be on your right. From Worcester via 290: Get off 290 at the Plantation Street exit (exit 21). Turn right onto Plantation Street and proceed 2.8 miles through the traffic lights at route 9 and through the traffic lights at Franklin Street. The club will be on your right.

Club Gold Dust, 234 Southwest Cutoff (route 20), Worcester, MA. Our first time at this venue, we will perform two one-hour sets. In between, our own Mark Poulin will do a set of his amazing Roy Orbison show. Call (508) 798-8385 for more info. Club Gold Dust is located one mile west of the intersection of route 122 and 20. From the Mass Pike exit 10A, turn left onto 122 heading towards Worcester. Go a mere ¼ mile and turn onto route 20 west. Club Gold Dust is about one mile up on the right.

Mark Poulin as Roy OrbisonMark Poulin as Roy Orbison & John Lennon. Many of you have heard tell of the incredible Roy Orbison show put on by HELP!'s own Mark Poulin. Check Mark's web site for his appearance schedule, or catch Mark as Roy in between HELP! sets on March 6, 2004 at the Carousel Lounge. To hear what you'll be missing if you don't catch his Roy act, check out Audio Clips of Mark's as Roy... you won't believe it! And we’re not just saying that. Well, I guess you could argue we are just saying it, but it’s true anyhow. From time to time, you'll catch HELP!'s own Marc Hertzberg backing up Mark on keyboards and guitar.

JFK High School, Iselin, NJ. A road trip to New Jersey to play a show Being For The Benefit of the school band! Take the NJ Turnpike (route 95) to exit 11, Woodbridge. Get on the Garden State Parkway North. Go 2.5 miles to exit 131, route 27. Head northeast on 27 towards Iselin / Rahway for 0.5 miles and turn right onto Green street. Go 0.6 miles to the second traffic light and turn left onto Elizabeth Avenue. Go another 0.4 miles and turn right onto Washington Avenue. The High School entrance is 2 blocks straight ahead. For tickets, contact Tony Tota (JFK HS Band Parents President) at 732-283-4001.

The Taylor Brook Coalition, Maynard, MA. This is a 60s dance being for the benefit of Maynard’s own Taylor Brook Coalition, a not-for-profit organization created to promote land preservation in Maynard. The dance will be held at The Maynard Elks, located on route 62 a short distance from downtown Maynard. Stay tuned for more information. THIS JUST IN: There will be wine tasting!

Bryant College, Smithfield, RI. We play in the South Dining Hall. This concert is open to the public for an admission fee of $3 per person. Free to Bryant students. Take Rhode Island route 295 to exit 8B (route 7 north). The college is one mile north on the left.

Concerts On The Green, Bellingham, MA. Located at Bellingham Town Common at the intersecction of routes 140 and 126. From the south, take 495 to exit 17 (route 140). Turn left onto 140 west and proceed 3 miles. From the north, take 495 to exit 18 (route 126). The exit loops around. Turn left onto 126 west at the end of the ramp and follow route 126 for 2 miles. Note that route 126 makes a left turn at the traffic light right almost immediately. Sponsored by ABMI Cable 8, so watch for a TV broadcast of the show. The show will be held indoors at Bellingham High School in the event of inclement weather. From the Town Commons, take route 126 West for approximately one mile and turn left onto Blackstone Street. The High School is about a half mile up the road. To get to the High School from route 495, get off at exit 17. Take route 140 north for about 2 miles. Turn left immediately after the golf driving range onto Blackstone Street. The High School is about a half mile up on your left. From the Town Commons, take route 126 West for approximately one mile and turn left onto Blackstone Street. The High School is about a half mile up on the right.

Ayer High School, Washington Street, Ayer, MA. This is a concert to benefit the Massachusetts Youth Police Academy. Doors open at 7:00PM. We play one hour sets at 7:30PM and 9:00PM. Directions: Take route 2 to exit 38, route 110, and head north towards Ayer. Go for about 2 miles to the rotary. Get off at the exit after McDonalds… the sign will say "Downtown Ayer." Follow route 2A west for about one mile and cross over a big railroad bridge. Take 2nd right after the bridge onto Washington Street. Follow Washington for about 1 mile to the school zone. Enter the school complex, and the high school will be on your left. Tickets are available at the door and are $8.

John Stone’s Inn, 179 Main Street, Ashland, MA. 508.881.1778 for info. A new venue for us… check out their excellent web site for more info.

The Mount Washington Cruise Ship, Laconia, NH. Sailing, sailing... on Lake Winnipesaukee. Monday nights are theme cruise night and we've settled on a theme... Beatles! Check out their great web page at for all the details of this show. Here are the bullets: Admission is $29 (children under 12 get in for a mere $19) and includes a "delicious buffet dinner." Anyone under age 21 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or spouse who is at least age 21. Tickets are available online or by calling 1-888-THE MOUNT. They have an email address for questions: The boat is on the water from 7:30PM until 10:30PM. Directions: Take Rte. 93 (probably North for most of us) to Exit 23. Turn right onto Rte. 104 East and continue for 8 miles. At the traffic lights in Meredith, turn right on to Rte. 3 South and follow for 3.5 miles until you see the sign for Weirs Beach on your left. Turn left at the sign. The "Mount" offices are located in the middle of the boardwalk at the "Railroad Station."

Lincoln Commons, Malden, MA. Lincoln Commons is a new recreational area that has opened recently in Malden. It is located on the site of the old Lincoln School at the intersection of Bryant and Cross Streets, just a few short blocks from Eastern Avenue (route 60). Directions: Take 93 to exit 32, which is route 60 in Medford. Go east on route 60 for 3 miles through and past Malden center. Just before Bryant street will be Franklin street. There's a Sonny's Carwash at the corner of Bryant street. Turn right here on to Bryant. Go a few blocks to Cross street and the park will be on your left. The turn onto Bryant is about a mile past Malden City Hall. Alternate directions from route 1: Take route 1 to route 60 in Revere. Get on route 60 west and go 2.3 miles, then turn left onto Bryant street at the Sonny's Carwash. The park is a few blocks up on your left.

Government Center Plaza, Malden, MA. A lunchtime concert... bring your brown bag. From route 93 exit 32, take route 60 east towards Malden. Route 60 becomes Pleasant street in Malden. After 1.6 miles, route 60 turns right, but you go straight ahead, continuing on Pleasant street across a set of train tracks. Government Center will be right in front of you and the plaza where we're playing is around the left side of the building.

The Grog, Newburyport, MA. On the heels of our well-received first-night show, we return to Newburyport's "Cavern Club," The Grog, located at 13 Middle Street in downtown. Check out their web site at From Route 95 to Downtown Newburyport take route 113 East (Storey Ave.) follow approximately 2 miles to blinking yellow light at Courthouse and Fountain (on right) - take left onto Green Street to bottom of street. Take right onto Merrimac Street. Firehouse on left, bear right around Rotary (Market Square). Take second left on to Middle Street first building and parking lot on left. 978-465-8008.

First Night Newburyport, Newburyport, MA. Wow! This should be a blast. We'll be performing in the Central Congregational Church & Hall on Pleasant Street at the corner of Titcomb Street. We play from 9PM until just after midnight. Come count down the new year with us and begin the big countdown to the new millennium, which is going to be very good to Beatles fans! Directions: Take route 95 to exit 57. Head east on Storey Avenue for about one mile to the intersection of High street. Turn right onto High Street for 1.7 miles and turn left onto Green Street (less than a quarter mile after you cross route 1, Newburyport Turnpike). Go another quarter mile on Green Street and make your second left turn onto Pleasant Street. The next street you cross will be Titcomb, and the entrance to the Church and Hall is on your left. We have no idea where you can park.

Twist The Night Away, Nashua NH. This should be a fun time... they close down Main Street in the middle of Nashua and turn it into one big block party. Also appearing will be a "Legends" show including our own Mark Poulin doing his incredible Roy Orbison show! Directions: Take Route 3 into New Hampshire (assuming you're not in NH when you start). Get off at exit 5E. Follow this road east... there may be signs for "Downtown Nashua." Our map says this is route 111, also known as Kinsley Street. After 1.6 miles, you should see a hospital and a Texaco station. This is Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street. The next set of lights if Hollis Street. City Hall is just ahead on your left and the stage is within a few hundred feet of City Hall.

Uxbridge July 4th Celebration, Uxbridge, MA. The town of Uxbridge's fourth of July celebration, conveniently held on the fifth of July (uh, see note)! This annual event has been going on for six or seven years, getting bigger and bigger each year with thousands of people in attendance for the festivities and fireworks. The big show starts at 4PM at Serendipity (formerly Patrick's) with activities for the kids, including a petting zoo, sand art, face painting and so forth. At 4:30, a country western band called "Home Cookin'" will take the stage for a one hour set. Then a 5:30, there's Ronald McDonald himself!!!! Following that, if you still have the energy, is the ever popular "Pesky's, North End All Star Band." Finally, we make our grand entrance at 7:30PM, playing two one hour sets. At 10PM, they light the place on fire!! Phew. Anyway, Uxbridge is located in southeast Massachusetts and Serendipity is at the intersecton of routes 146 and 16. You can get there from 495 by following the directions to Jack's Saloon (below) and continuing a few more miles on route 16. From Worcester or Providence, just take 146 and get off at the exit for route 16. From the Mass Pike, you can take exit 11, route 122. Follow 122 towards Providence. It will lead you into Uxbridge, and you can turn right on route 16 to get to the show. [Editor's note: To be technically correct, there are also town activities on Friday the 4th. Also at Serendipity's beginning at 6PM, there's a Doll Carriage Parade & Bike Parade with prizes for the best decorated, Games & Prizes by the Uxbridge H.S. Student Council, Hay Rides, Food & Drink by the Firefighters. At 7PM, Dancing to DJ Ken DicIllo. 8PM brings Big Band Dancing with 14 piece "Esquire Band," and at 8:45PM, they light the place on fire!!!! A giant Bonfire, that is.]

The White Buffalo Saloon, Rte 97, Methuen, MA. 978.686.0400. Our first show at the Buffalo, normally a Country & Western dance club now branching out to other music styles. And what a fine choice with the Beatles, masters of pretty much all styles! Still, we figure we'll brush off those Carl Perkins tunes for the occasion. An unusual Thursday night show for us, but it starts and ends early, so we'll be getting our beauty rest after all, and so can you. Take route 93 to exit 2 in New Hampshire. If you were on 93N, you'll take a right turn at the end of the exit ramp onto route 97. If you were on 93S, turn in the direction that the people coming from Mass are turning. You can tell we've done this before? Anyway, 97 winds back across the border into Methuen, MA, and the White Buffalo is about 4 miles up the road on your right.

The Stonewall Theater, Londonderry, NH. This show will be taped for local-access CATV, so you can be sure we'll be playing "real good" just this once! Reservations are suggested. Call 603.432.9418 to claim your place. Directions: From exit 5 off I93 in New Hampshire, head east on route 28. The Stonewall is about three miles up on your left. When you see the sign that says "entering Derry," stop and turn the car around because you just passed it by. Don't.

The Polish American Veteran's Club, Clinton, MA. This very nice social club is located at 292 Green Street. We had a nice time playing the PAV for the second time this year on October 19th, and we expect to be back some time in the spring. Call Paul Favreau at 508.365.2668 or our good buddy Bruce Bazydlo at 508.368.8152 for more information.

Directions: Take route 495 in Massachusetts and get off at exit 27. At the end of the exit ramp, turn onto rte 117, heading towards Bolton (if you were on 495N, turn right, if you were on 495S, turn left). Go about one mile to the blinking light at the Mobil station and turn left here onto Watoovadoc Road. Continue on this road... bear right at the mini-fork which you come to in less than a minute, keeping the apple orchards on your left as you go up the hill. After 2.6 miles, you will pass Sylvesters Restaurant. At 3 miles, you'll see a fork off to the left and a railroad crossing. Turn left here and go over the railroad tracks. Go down to the bottom of the hill. You will see baseball fields on your left. Turn left immediately past the fields onto Vale Street. Go to the end of Vale Street and turn left, keeping the ball fields on your left. After a few hundred yards, follow the road to the right and you are on Green Street. The Polish-American Veteran's club is on your right a few blocks up the street, set up on a hill. Look for the large white "PAV" sign.

From Rte. 495: Get off at exit 19 and turn towards civilization (MacDonald's, that is!) at the end of the ramp onto Rte. 109. Take 109 about 2 miles to the end. There is a traffic light here, just past Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Blockbusters, and Star Market on your left. Turn left at the end of 109 onto Rte. 16 West. Follow Rte. 16, staying on it as it curves through Milford, into Hopedale, Mendon, and finally into Uxbridge. Jack's is on your right immediately after you pass under the railroad bridge. Jack's is about 9 miles from the 495 exit and about 3 miles after you see the "Entering Uxbridge" sign. If you hit a traffic light at the intersection of Rte. 122, you just passed it.

From Worcester or Providence: Take Rte. 146 and get off at the Rte. 16 Uxbridge exit. Take Rte. 16 East towards Uxbridge for about 3 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of Rte. 122. As you sit at the light, you can see a driveway across the street just to the right. Pull in that driveway and you are there.

The Great American Youth Festival, Regatta Field, Lowell, MA. From the intersection of routes 495 and 3 in Lowell, take route 3 North. Go about 2.5 miles and take the Drum Hill Road exit, which is exit 32. Take your first right onto Drum Hill Road. Go about 3/4 mile and bear left at the traffic light with the fork. You are now on Wood Street. Follow Wood Street another mile through two traffic lights and cross the bridge over the Merrimac River. At the light at the other side of the bridge, turn right onto Pawtucket Bouldvard. Regatta field will be on your left. There will be a nominal entrance fee at the door. The evening show starts at 7PM with a circus act of some sort, followed by an hour performance by the acapella group "Five O'Clock Shadow." We play from 8:45 until 10:00. Rain or shine.

Borders Book Store, Hyannis, MA. Cross the Sagamore bridge onto Cape Cod which leads you onto route 6, the Mid-Cape Highway. Go 13 miles and get off at exit 6. Bear right onto Iyanough Road (old route 132). The book store is about two miles down the road on your left.

Jack's Saloon, Uxbridge, MA, located at the intersection of rtes. 16 and 122, under the railroad bridge. 508.278.7567. A former bowling alley re-arranged for live music. The bands play upstairs in a large room arranged as an old-fashioned dance hall. Huge dance floor with a disco light that the owner may or may not turn on near the end of the night! Always an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd. Show time is 9:45PM. Under new management!

Trumpet's Nightclub, Chicopee, MA. This is a very nice nightclub located at the Comfort Inn just off exit 5 of the Mass Pike. 413.739.7311. More details to follow...

Christine's Restaurant & Show Club, West Dennis, MA. One of Cape Cod's premiere entertainment spots, we're very much looking forward to taking our act south of the Canal. Get yourself onto the Cape and then onto route 6, the mid-cape highway (if you approach Cape cod via Bourne, you'll have to head northeast along the canal to pick up route 6. you can do this either before or after crossing the bridge). Once on route 6, proceed 23 miles to exit 9. Turn right here onto route 134. Proceed 2.2 miles and turn right onto route 28. Christine's is about 3/4 mile up the road on your left, at 581 Main Street.

Winterfest, Lowell, MA. Wow! Check it out by clicking on the link. We're headlining Friday night at Club Celsius on Arcand Drive. Directions are as follows: Take 495 north or south depending on where you're coming from. Take exit #38, which just happens to be route 38. At the end of the ramp, you will see Home Depot and Applebee's directly in front of you. Take a right at the end of the ramp. You will be staying on route 38 for about 2.5 miles. Some landmarks you'll pass: McDonald's, Wendy's, car dealers, and a park. Keep going until you get to a set of lights at a fork in the road. Stay to the right, which is still route 38. At your second set of lights, you will see Saints Memorial Hospital in front of you. At these lights, take your left onto East Merrimack Street. This street becomes Merrimack Street, which you will stay on for one mile. You will see the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on your right. Keep going as you are now in downtown Lowell. Continue straight and you can't miss WinterFest which will be directly in front of you.

The Hardware Cafe, Marion, MA. Our first time here. We play two shows... one at 5PM and another at 8PM. Each show is two 45-minute sets with a 30 minute break. The HW cafe holds about 60-65 people, and we hear it's a great place... like playing in your living room (yes, YOUR living room). Sounds like fun. $10 cover. Call well in advance for tickets due to the limited seating.


Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA, 508-877-7630.

The New England Wild Flower Society brings back David Rogers' fabulous BIG BUGS sculpture exhibit for a second summer residence (BIG BUGS first appeared at the Garden in 2004). Saturday, July 12th is opening day a we will be providing the early afternoon entertainment. Then you can visit the BIG BUGS sculptures in spectacular natural settings throughout the garden, enlarging on a tiny world that we usually overlook.

For a full schedule of Garden and BIG BUGS events, directions and further information, visit the New England Wild Flower/Garden in the Woods website: See you there!

City Hall Plaza, Medford, MA. Our third appearance at Medford's City Hall Plaza summer concert series. Being for the Benefit of the Medford Saving Lives Program, City Hall Plaza is right at exit 32 off route 93. This is a rain or shine event... if it rains, we play inside in the council chambers. Cozy...
Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH. A gracious, warm room, with delicious desserts and BYOB. Formerly the "Gray Goose."

Hopedale Park, Hopedale, MA. Hopedale's annual Day in the Park, a free event sponsored by the Hopedale Cultural Council.

In addition to HELP!, which will play on the bandstand from 12-2, the day will include food, craft booths, an art show, kids' activities, and a lot of authentic town spirit. In previous years, this has included horsedrawn tours of historic Hopedale. We look forward to this one all year and we're honored to be invited back for our sixth year at this great event.

HELP! Trivia Question: which original HELP! band member called Hopedale (aka "Liver-dale") home for more than a decade? See answer below.

Directions:Click here for a google map link to the park. That's how we give directions now. Lazy, huh?

HELP! Trivia: HELP! band member Marc Hertzberg (keyboard, guitar, and "George") was living in Hopedale when HELP! was founded 22+ years ago. "Meorgie" loves visiting his old home town and playing there makes it even better.
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