Spaghetti dinner helps North Middlesex aid NOLA

TOWNSEND -- Spaghetti: Are you a fan of hurricane relief efforts and spaghetti?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, the annual North Middlesex Regional High School Service Learning spaghetti supper is imPASTABOWL to miss!

For over a decade, NOLA Service Learning has been a part of the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort. The group is committed to serving the community through local charities and organizations, including soup kitchens, senior centers, and clothing drives.

Not only will you get some delicious spaghetti and baked goods during this event, 100 percent of proceeds go to transporting the group to New Orleans.

The event is Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets sold are either $5 in advance, or $8 at the door. Bring a nonperishable item with you to the door, you will get $1 off your ticket! There will also be a silent auction.

St. Andrew's Holiday Fair offers food, vendors

AYER -- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has announced the plans and the date of their annual Holiday Fair. Doors will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 18. The Fair features local vendors who make jewelry, soaps, and notecards as well as parish offerings of crafts, gift baskets, books, and gently used toys. In addition to the celebrated Pie Table, "Cookies by the Pound" will certainly become a new favorite. The kitchen will offer lunch treats of Beef Stew, Vegetable Soup, Chicken Salad, and Fresh Apple Crisp.


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St. Andrew's is located at 7 Faulkner Street in Ayer. The Sunday Celebration of the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 am. Child care is available. For more information, visit standrewsayer.org .

Craft Fair for the whole family

TOWNSEND -- COME ONE, COME ALL! Immerse yourself in a feast for the senses and a warm community spirit at the 16th annual indoor Holiday Craft & Greens Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by the Townsend Congregational Church, this bright and colorful fair has become a popular event for early holiday shoppers due to the delightful wares of many gifted independent artisans, freshly made greens baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, home-made apple pies & other baked goods. You can also take a chance on winning in our 50/50 cash raffle or bid on a wide variety of themed gift baskets.

Children will have a great time making their own crafts in the children's craft area while you shop. After you have satisfied yourself with savory soup, chili and more at the Jingle Bell Bistro, and visited Kathleen Avison Massage Therapy for a free chair massage, don't forget to stop by and say hello to Santa (between 11am and 2pm) before he has to head back to the North Pole.

Come and join the fun and festivities at 3 Brookline St, Townsend , where there's something for everyone!

Holiday Fair at New Beginnings

TOWNSEND -- New Beginnings United Methodist Church is hosting the Annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair features crafts and cifts, Cookie Walk, and Santa's Attic with gently used items. The Silent Auction will have a Sam Thorpe print, gift certificates, and beautiful gift baskets. Lunch is served all day and features beef stew, corn chowder, grilled hot dogs and desserts.

The church, built in 1770, was Townsend's Meeting Hall and church. There will be tours of the Bell Tower. Come and learn about the history of the building and early days of life in Townsend. Children will be able to ring the church bell!

The church is located at 265 Main Street, at the junction of Routes 13 in 119. For more information please call 978-597-2486.