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Woman’s Club keeping busy during the winter season

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TOWNSEND — The Woman’s Club has been very busy over the last couple of months. Each meeting held by the group offered information and enjoyment for all in attendance.

At its Nov. 8 meeting, Sheila Murphy, a staff member at Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center of Fitchburg, presented a program on breast cancer awareness. Murphy answered all of the questions asked and offered insight into the importance of testing.

In December, Anna May’s Golden Smoothies presented a musical program for the holidays under the direction of Fran Bosowski. The performers are senior men and women who meet in Hollis, N.H., once a week for rehearsals. It performs throughout the year at senior housing facilities, nursing homes, and club and organization meetings in the Milford/Hollis area. In addition, the group performs in the Fitchburg/Leominster/Townsend area.

Those interested in joining can call (603) 465-7621.

At its latest meeting on Jan. 10, the Woman’s Club was honored by the presence of students from the North Middlesex Regional High School (NMRHS) music department at the West Townsend Reading Room. The students were members of the jazz group under direction from voice teacher Michelle Victoria.

The students playing instruments were Liam Bradley, guitar; Jared Quigley, keyboard; Steve Hamel, bass guitar; Andrew Sepe, drums; and Josh Twombly, saxophone. The vocalists were Lauren Sciacca, singing “All of Me;” Brendan McCann, singin*g “Dindi;” and Tony Marciello, singing “My Funny Valentine.” Brendan and Lauren also performed “Baby, it’s Cold Outside” as a duet.

After the performances, refreshments were served and the students spoke about their future plans.

The next board meeting will be held on March 3, at 9:30 a.m., at Ginny Welch’s house.

The next meeting of the Woman’s Club will be held on March 14 at 12:30 p.m. The guest of honor at that meeting will be Dixie Picard from The Bronze Bell. She will be speaking about herb gardening.

The Woman’s Club would also like to remind readers that “our Town” Afghans are still available in all three colors. For information, call Ginny at (978) 597-6651.