Shrewsbury Fragrant Garden Event Is Oct. 28

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The Dick Campo Big Band will perform this Sunday at a fund-raiser for Shrewsbury's fragrant garden.
The Dick Campo Big Band will perform this Sunday at a fund-raiser for Shrewsbury's fragrant garden. Photo Credit: Dick Campo Big Band

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Dance to the sound of live big band music while helping out Shrewsbury's fragrant garden for the blind.

Steppin' Out - An Evening of Music and Dance with the Dick Campo Big Band will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 28, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Tickets are $50 and include a night of music and dance with ball room dance demonstrations, as well as hors d'oeuvres and desserts. A cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. Free lessons from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will be offered at 6:30 p.m. as well.

The Fragrant Garden is a non-profit whose purpose is to oversee the development and maintenance of a public garden in Shrewsbury for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired. It was formed by the Shrewsbury Garden Club.

It will be planted at Dean Park and provide a sensory experience, using fragrant flowers such as lavender and eucalyptus. Plants such as shrubs, trees, and herbs will provide touch-sensory stimulation.

The garden is being especially built for the blind and visually impaired, but anyone can enjoy it.

Tickets for Steppin' Out can be purchased at the Mechanics Hall box office or online.

If you don't feel like putting on your dancing shoes, a direct donation can be made through PayPal.

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