Artists, crafters sought

Attention artists, artisans, and crafters! It's time to send in an application for the Townsend Historical Society's 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Sept. 14 and 15. The fair is held on the beautiful Townsend Common, and both days there will be live music, demonstrations and food from the grill to attract visitors.

Spaces measure 10-foot-by-15-foot, and the fee is $55 for one or both days; $60 if applications are received after July 31.

For an application form or more information, contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106 or go to the website

The fair is juried to ensure all work is handmade.


Thursday band concerts

The Townsend Military band will perform a concert on the Townsend Common Thursdays this summer, starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. Before and during the concerts, lawn parties will be held on the common offering food and games, sponsored by local nonprofit groups. All are invited to attend!

Dan Kirouac live July 18

...6 p.m., at the Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491 Main St. (Route 119), West Townsend.

Outdoors, weather-permitting, antique car show plus food, music. Call 978-597-5644 for info.

Stamp collecting is a great way to learn about art, geography, and history...


for instance, did you know:

Cats were used to deliver the mail!

That's right! In 1879 Liege, Belgium employed 37 cats to carry bundles of letters to villages. This service didn't last long as cats proved to be thoroughly undisciplined.

If you'd like to learn more weird and wacky things about stamps, and how to start collecting them, join us!

Ages 8-80

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Storytime Room.

Register with Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714 or

Mushroom-growing workshop July 26

Join Fungi Ally for a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of growing gourmet and edible mushrooms in your backyard! We will discuss and implement three techniques you can use to grow a variety of mushrooms.

Growing mushrooms in woodchip beds, logs, stumps and totems will be demonstrated and participants will get the opportunity to DO them!

Sponsored by the TPL Endowment, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Meeting Hall A&B.

Register with Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 or

Special Town Meeting July 31

Selectmen have approved the warrant for the July 31 Special Town Meeting, with just one article, a nonbinding resolution opposing the natural gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., but a location hadn't yet been determined.

Well adult clinic Aug. 6

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

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