Save the date for the Townsend Fire-EMS Relief Association Golf Outing

The 4th Annual Townsend Fire-EMS Relief Association Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6. Last year we raised over $13,000 for MGH Colon and Pancreatic Cancer Research.

More information is available on our website:

Arts and Crafts Fair

Attention artists, artisans, and crafters! There's still time to send in an application for the Townsend Historical Society's 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held September 13 and 14. 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 are 10 feet by 15 feet, and the fee is $60 for one or both days. 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.


Townsend Recreation TheatRecs presents "Once upon a..." variety show Aug. 15

Come to the Townsend Town Hall for an evening of fractured fairytale fun! Created and organized by the young cast, this variety show is sure to be great entertainment for the whole family.

Showtime: Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person, children 5 and under: free.


Thank you for supporting Townsend Recreation!

Funded in part by the Amanda Dwight Entertainment Fund.

Seed-saving talk Aug. 21

A seed-saving talk sponsored by Mass. Master Gardeners Association and the Friends of the Townsend Library will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Townsend Library's Meeting Hall A.

Our speaker, Gretel Anspatch, is the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association and a software engineer who works for a major electronics company and resides in Hudson.

She has also volunteered sporadically for the New England Wildflower Society as an adult's and children's guide. She considers her horticultural interests to be eclectic, which is to say she knows a little about a lot and not much about anything. Gretel is a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Board of Trustees.

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!

The Aug. 21 concert will be sponsored by the Townsend Community Couples Club, which will use proceeds from the lawn party to fund the annual $500 scholarship to a North Middlesex Regional High School graduate as well as to support other worthwhile community projects and causes.

Anniversary party Aug. 23 at Rod & Gun Club

The Townsend Rod and Gun Club hosts events all year for members and nonmembers. On Saturday, Aug. 23, the club will hold its 75th anniversary celebration from noon to 6 p.m.

Barbecue company Smokin' Hogzz will be providing the food and the Tore Down House band will bring the entertainment. The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

For information visit

Bike recycle day Aug. 30

Bicycle Recycle Day in Townsend will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Saint John Evangelist Parish, 1 School St., Townsend.

Any bicycle is a good bicycle, reclaim-reuse. Our aim is to keep bicycles from being destroyed when they can be reused. Too many bicycles get throw away or end up at the transfer station in the scrap metal pile.

There is no cost and your old or new bicycle unwanted bicycle will get a new home. If you are not able to drop your bicycle/s off, please call and we will pick it up.

Also wanted: Bicycle tubes, tires, baskets and racks.

Questions: Contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513,

St. John's annual fall bazaar Sept. 6

Come and play games and buy wonderful local crafts and baked goods.

Stroll around listening to good music and enjoying great food.

Take a chance to win amazing themed gift baskets and other great raffle prizes.

It's good old-fashioned fun for both young and the old.

It's all happening Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on scenic Townsend Common. Rain date is Sunday, the 7th, at noon.

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