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Student/Faculty Basketball

The Hawthorne Brook student/faculty basketball game will be held on Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in the North Middlesex Regional High School gym, sponsored by the Hawthorne Brook PTO. Admission is $5 at the door with refreshments available. Tickets will be available for $4 during lunch periods at Hawthorne Brook on March 29-30.

Townsend Rec. Volleyball

Recreational volleyball for grades 9-12 will be held at the North Middlesex Regional High School gym. Sessions will be held 6-9 p.m. on March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 and April 3, 5, 10 and 12. Total cost is $60 but payments will be pro-rated after March 6. Call Karen at (978) 597-5914 or clem6six@verizon.net for more information.

Townsend Rec. Horsemanship

Townsend Recreation is offering a horsemanship program designed to introduce children to horsemanship.

The course follows a step-by-step approach to safety, care and riding. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different types of tack, grooming, proper tacking, safety and basic riding skills.

The classes will be held at 23 Maple Street, Pepperell. For more information e-mail americanspiritfarm@yahoo.com or call (978) 761-7736.

Two sessions are being offered at 10 a.m., for one hour, on Sundays, April 1, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 and 20, or on Saturdays, March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5.

This introductory class is for ages 6 and up for the cost of $150. Make check payable to Townsend Recreation and mail to Karen Clement, Recreation Director, 101 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469. At least two students, with a maximum of six, are needed for each session in order to run this program.

Saturday, March 10

Turkey dinner: 5-6:30 p.m., Townsend Congregational Church, with all proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Townsend Project. Donation of $8 per person.

Girl Scout Cookie sale: 9 a.m. to noon, Townsend Post Office.

Sunday, March 11

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins: due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, with DST ending Nov. 4.

Monday, March 12

Board of Health: 6 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Playschool registration: 6-7:30 p.m. Townsend Cooperative Playschool. Call (978) 597-6966.

Breakfast: 9:30 a.m., Townsend Senior Center.

Tuesday, March 13

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

Library Trustees: 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Board of Water Commissioners: 6:30 p.m., Water Dept., 540 Main Street.

Wednesday, March 14

Budget Sustainability Comm.: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

McDonald’s night: 5-7 p.m., Main Street, Townsend; 20 percent of sales to benefit Squannacook Elementary School.

Thursday, March 15

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

Saturday, March 17

Corned beef dinner: Townsend VFW Post 6538, Saturday – March 17th, 5:30 p.m. $7.00 at the door.

St. Patrick’s Day supper: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Townsend United Methodist Church, junction of Routes 13 and 119; menu includes Glens of Antrim Irish stew, Irish chicken-leek pie, Dublin coddle, Colcannon vegetables, Irish soda bread; eat in or take out; prices $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children and under 5 free. Call (978) 597-2486.

Girl Scout Cookie sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Townsend Post Office.

Sunday, March 18

Beach Party/auction: 2-5 p.m., at Townsend VFW by St. David’s Episcopal Church; DJ, food and silent auctions. Call Linda at (978) 597-0186 or visit www.saintdavidschurch.org for auction list.

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