Truck-a-Palooza: 10 a.m., Library. The Townsend Highway Department and Public Library would like to invite you and your family to an extraordinary event for children to explore all of the towns' highway, police and emergency vehicles in one place. Children will be able to touch, climb on, ride in and ask questions about their favorite vehicles in a safe, supervised setting. Come explore a dump truck, backhoe, fire engine, police car, loader, sweeper and many more. This event will be held in the Library parking lot. A bake-sale will be held to benefit the TEO. Rain date Saturday, June 22. Location: Library parking lot.

Gold Star Memorial Meeting Room dedication: 10 a.m., Memorial Hall meeting room 2.

The Nature Around Us: 2 p.m., Townsend Meeting Hall. Friends of Willard Brook and the Amanda Dwight Fund present a presentation by Mary Holland describing in slide show the monthly events happening in the nature surrounding us, interesting to all age groups. Further information email


Emergency management: 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall.

High School Feasibility Study Community Forum: 7 p.m., Nissitissit Middle School, Chace Ave., Pepperell.


Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Recycling Committee: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Historic District Commission: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Board of Assessors: 6:30 p.


m., Memorial Hall.


Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Republican Town Committee: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.


Band Concert: 6:30 p.m., Lawn Party, 7:30 p.m. Band Concert, Townsend Common.


Dan Kirouac: Solo/Acoustic: 8:30 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491 Main St. (Route 119), West Townsend. FREE.


Church Yard Sale

Townsend United Methodist Church's annual Yard Sale is Saturday June 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be something for everyone -- furniture, household items, books and toys.

The sale is an indoor event and will be held rain or shine. The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of routes 13 and 119 in Townsend Center -- "The Meetinghouse on the Hill."

This is the time of the year for seasonal cleaning and recycling your no-longer-needed toys.

Chairman Marcia MacMaster invites area residents to call the church if you have items to donate.

The old adage holds true: "One man's trash is another's treasure!"

Please, no computers, exercise equipment or encyclopedias.

Call 978-597-2486 for information and donation drop-off times.


Townsend Methodist Church to Host Vacation Bible School

Townsend United Methodist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School on Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, from 9-11:30 a.m.

The curriculum, "Everywhere Fun Fair" takes children to a global celebration with the look and feel of a world's fair. Children will make friends with neighbors around the world and discover that God's love can be found everywhere, including their own neighborhoods. Interactive Bible storytelling, games, rockin' music, super science, cool crafts, and more are all part of the week long program.

The VBS is open to all children of the area ages 4-12. The cost is $5 for the entire week and pre-registration is requested.

The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of Routs 13 and 119 in Townsend Center.

For information or to sign up, call 978-597-2486.