The Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for the Spring Book Sale

Book sale dates and times: Friday, May 9, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Friends Spring Plant and Flower Sale will be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Please leave your book donations at the library during regular open hours. Thank you!

Join the Friends

Please consider becoming an active member of the Townsend Public Library Friends, a group that dates back to 1967, by attending one of our monthly meetings.

We alternate Friday morning and Wednesday evening meetings. Next meeting dates are April 25 at 11 a.m. (Friday) and May 28 at 7 p.m. (Wednesday).


SAT Prep -- English March 29, April 5, 12

Are you ready to take the SAT?!

Prepare with this 4-week series of classes focused on the English portion of the SAT.

Open to all high school juniors. This class is absolutely free to the public!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library.

Registration required.

Date: Saturday, March 29 and April 5 and 12

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Contact: Molly Benevides, 978-597-1714,

Location: Storytime Room

Roast pork dinner at TCC March 29

Townsend Congregational Church invites you to enjoy a Roast Pork Dinner with sauerkraut, homemade applesauce, carrots, mashed potatoes and homemade dessert on Saturday, March 29, from 5-6:30 p.


m. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 through 8. As always, children under 3 eat free! Dinners are also available for take-out.

Townsend Congregational Church is an open and affirming member of the United Church of Christ. Everyone is welcome to attend our worship and community events. For more information, call 978-597-8925.

Hello Healthy! health fair March 30

Townsend Recreation will host Hello Healthy! health fair March 30, 2-6 p.m., in the Great Hall, Memorial Hall, 272 Main St. The fair will feature local healthcare providers, emergency response personnel, product and food demonstrations and samplings and free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.

Immediately following the fair: Free movie, "Forks over Knives," which examines the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Townsend Public Library Film Club with Ward Clark April 3

Do you love movies? Are you a film buff? Do you like to watch everything and anything? Then this is the group for you. We will be watching short films and discussing what we liked and what we didn't like!

Snacks provided.

Date: Thursday, April 3, 7-9 p.m.

Conversational French Group starts April 8

La Fraternite Francaise

If you can communicate in French and would like to practice your speaking skill, join us for some informal discussions on a variety of topics, hosted by Jan Wesson.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, April 8, at the Townsend Library at 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Library Trustees' Conference Room

Animal Adventures at Earth Day on the Townsend Common April 26

Earth Day will be held Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, April 27, noon-4 p.m. on the Town Common.

Music, crafts, animals, environmental organizations, food and fun! This year's theme, "Jump and Slither" with frogs, snakes and turtles.

Animal Adventures will be presenting its interactive animal talk from 1-2 p.m.

The textile competition, between all of the school district towns (Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend), will be held in the rear parking lot. We are expecting 45 vendors, 15 nonprofit groups and we have an amazing line up of talent, both on the bandstand and on the green!

Vendors are still wanted: $25 per 12-foot-by-12-foot spot. No fee for nonprofit groups. Check should be made out to Town of Townsend and mailed to Karen Clement, 101 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469 by March 22. You bring your own tables, chairs and easy up.

Visit for more. There is no smoking on the Townsend Common. Porta-Potty available on site. Parking for vendors at the three churches surrounding the common.

Confirm to Join us on Facebook at Townsend Earth Day.

Dinner to celebrate TEO's 30th year of service to Townsend

May 10, at 6 p.m., at Townsend Ridge Country Club, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend, Greensview Ballroom.

$30 per person, tickets may be purchased from a TEO member at your church or McNabb Pharmacy.

The dinner will include a dedication of our facility on Bayberry Hill Road and a memorial celebration of co-founder Jim Clish.

Nonperishable food items are always welcome.

Tickets will be available until May 2, or until sold out.


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