Ballroom Dance Classes

Do you love to ballroom dance? Would you like to learn how to ballroom dance?

Come join Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor & Coach Francis Floyd to learn how to ballroom dance! Francis Floyd has been dancing since 1990 and teaching Ballroom Dance since 1993. He teaches all four styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing and competes in pro-am competitions throughout the United States.

Paid for by the TPL Endowment

Register online to reserve your spot!

Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15

7:30-8:30 p.m., Meeting Hall A & B

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 Sept. 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.


Final Thursday band concert for the season

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. 28 concert will be sponsored by the Townsend VFW Post 6538 and its auxiliaries. Please see separate notice.

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

Premier showing of film "It All Means Townsend," Aug. 27

A summer evening program with dessert and showing of the new movie, "It All Means Townsend," is being hosted by the Townsend Historical Society. It will be Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Meeting Hall (Library/Senior Center complex, 12 Dudley Road, Townsend.)

The movie will be shown on a large, wide screen for enjoyable viewing. This is a free event for all ages and for the wider community.

Come for light dessert and hear the stories of three Townsend men: Donald Keefe, Wallace King and Robert Tumber, who share their knowledge and memories of the town during the 1930's through today. They experienced the Great Depression, and witnessed the flood and hurricane of 1936 and 1938. They served their country in World War II, and enjoyed the rural peace, celebrations and the fabric of life in the small town that was home. All three men were interviewed on camera, and the film includes historic photographs from the Historical Society's collection.

"It All Means Townsend" was produced by the Townsend Historical Society and Anne O'Connor. For information about the program or the Townsend Historical Society, call 978-597-2106.

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,

Well adult clinic Sept. 3 in Townsend

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 1-3 p.m. at the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road for pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 340 or visit us at

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.

Townsend Fire-EMS Relief Association Golf Outing Sept. 6

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:

Well adult clinic Sept. 18 in Ashby

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 340 or visit us at

Indian Hill Big Band Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Townsend Library

Free and open to the public!

This program was paid for by the TPL Endowment

A 17-piece ensemble of talented local-area musicians and improvisers, the Indian Hill Big Band performs for the pleasure of making good music and keeping the flame of big band jazz alive.

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