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Saturday, June 23

Habitat yard sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 124 South Row Road; Multi-family yard sale plus raffle items and baked goods to benefit the home construction in Townsend. Rain date Sunday, June 24.

Insects! 10 a.m., Damon Pond parking lot, Route 119, Willard Brook State Forest in Ashby. Learn about insects from science teacher Michael Veit. Free and open to all.

Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Townsend common (junction of Routes 119 and 13); 35th annual Strawberry Festival to benefit Townsend Woman’s Club scholarships. Rain date is Sunday, June 24, noon to 5 p.m. Call Ginny at (978) 597-6651 to rent craft space.

Foxwoods trip: 8:30 a.m., Townsend Senior Center; Bus leaves 8:30 a.m., returns 5:30 p.m., tickets $25 (if any are left). Call Russ at (978) 597-0204.

Monday, June 25

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

Master Plan Committee: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Town Election: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Proposition two and a half question.

Wednesday, June 27

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

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

Thursday, June 28

Military Band: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Town common; Free weekly concert by the Townsend Military Band, with the “lawn party” this week run by Townsend Congregational Church.

Friday, June 29

Class of ’76: 7 p.m., Marriott at Devens Common Center; North Middlesex High Class of 1976 holding its first-ever reunion after 30 years. Call Susan (Gummerus) Presby at (603) 444-0335 or e-mail to

Saturday, June 30

Harry Potter: Deadline to order the new Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” for pickup at midnight on July 20-21. Sign up at the library, book costs $19.

Deadline: Last day to submit nominations for the William E. May Endowment award for outstanding individuals in town. Send to William E. May Endowment Committee, P.O. Box 972, Townsend, MA 01469 or drop sealed envelope at the Senior Center. The annual dinner will be held Oct. 27 at Townsend Ridge Country Club.


Spinners tickets

Townsend Recreation has Lowell Spinners tickets available for the game on Friday, Aug. 10, 7:05 p.m. at LeLacheur Park in Lowell. The cost is $8 per ticket ($6.50 ticket plus $1.50 handling fee).

Make checks payable to Townsend Recreation. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Karen Clement, 101 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469. Tickets will be sent to you promptly.

For more information call Karen at (978) 597-5914 or

Shakespeare in town

Townsend Recreation summer theater will hold auditions for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Townsend Town Hall on Wednesday, July 18, from 6-8:30 p.m. Try-outs are for students entering the seventh grade and above. Amy Albro, a student majoring in theater, has been selected as this year’s director.

If selected, it is required of you to attend rehearsals on the town common on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 6-8:30 p.m. from July 20 to Aug. 20. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22.

For more information call Karen Clement, at (978) 597-5914.

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