Calling All Crafters for 33rd Annual Spring Craft Fair

Amateur and professional craftspeople are invited to display and sell their original works at Townsend's 33rd Annual Spring Craft Fair, Saturday, May 17. Registration is $25 for a 12-by-12-foot site. Fifty-five craftspeople can be accommodated in a friendly and busy outdoor area on Townsend Common, located at the junction of routes 13 and 119 in Townsend Center.

The Craft Fair is sponsored by Townsend United Methodist Church and is a long-time favorite Springtime event for crafters and fair goers. The fair offers crafts from all across New England, a full food-court, baked goods, music, plants, silent auction, plenty of free parking, and restroom facilities.

Registration forms are on the church website,, or by calling the church office at 978-597-2486.

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).


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.

Project Graduation fundraiser April 12

PROJECT GRADUATION presents local band ANOTHER ROUND, featuring lead singer Rob Cutts at the Pepperell VFW on Saturday, April 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jackie at 978-433-3098 or

Annual International Supper April 12

An International Supper will be held in Townsend, Saturday, April 12. Hosted annually by the Friends of the Townsend Seniors, it promises to be a buffet of delicious dishes, many with an international flavor. This event is always fun, a "don't miss" evening!

The supper offers continuous servings from 6-8 p.m. and it will be held at the Townsend VFW function hall, 491 Main St., Route 119. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door, or by calling Bob Tumber at 978- 597-8843 or the Senior Center at 978-597-1710.

Fly-tying program at Townsend Rod & Gun Club April 14

Townsend Rod & Gun Club is hosting Charles Shadan, of the Evening Sun Fly Shop, on Monday, April 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Shadan will conduct a fly-tying seminar and a video of the Squannacook and Nissitissitt rivers will be presented. The video is an above and a below water perspective of both rivers and their trout habitat. Shadan has also created informative maps of both rivers.

This is a free event and open to the public. Townsend Rod & Gun Club is at 46 Emery Road, Townsend, off Route 13 (about 1.5 miles south of Townsend center, watch for signs).

Come early as this promises to be a tremendously informative night for area anglers.

For information please contact Jon Sweatman, at 978-597-2440.

Candidates Night April 14

The Townsend Times will sponsor a Candidates Night on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall's Great Hall. The event will be moderated by deputy town moderator John Barrett.

All candidates for election on April 28 and Townsend voters are invited to attend.

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.

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Fire station tour and talk April 27

A Fire Station Tour and Informational Session will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come tour our fire stations and headquarters and learn more about the Townsend Fire Station Building Committee plan to consolidate four of its current buildings into one, modern station to better serve the residents of the Town of Townsend.

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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