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Townsend Historical Society's 31st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, on the Town Common. Food, music, arts and crafts.


Band concert: The Townsend Military Band will play an afternoon concert from the bandstand on the Townsend Common at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Town send Historical Society's annual Arts and Crafts Fair. The public is invited to attend the concert, which is being funded by the Townsend Historical Society. It will conclude at 3 p.m. with the Star Spangled Banner.


Forks over knives

On Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a DVD and discussion regarding a new eating lifestyle. This new plan has been known to reverse diabetes, heart disease and obesity as well as improve our quality of life.

The seminar will be held at the West Townsend Reading Room, on Dudley Road in West Townsend. It is completely free and for more information, please call 978-597-8116. -- Carolyn Wisel

Brush fees

The Recycling Center is now charging $1, 2 and $3 for loads of residential debris. Grass clipping and leaves remain free of charge. Please make sure if dumping to follow to the appropriate marked area. Thank you for your cooperation.


Turkey dinner

Townsend Congregational Church invites you to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings on Saturday, Sept.


29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $ 10 for adults and $4 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.

Mystery dinner theater night

Saturday, Oct. 20,

Ashby Elementary School Council will host a Dinner and Show, "Deadly Chateau Shenanigans," upstairs in the Ashby American Legion Hall at 5 p.m. Meet the actors and then, at 5:30, start dinner. Tickets: $25 per person. Menu: Pasta, meatballs, bread and Olive Garden salad. Call Susan at 978-386-7572.