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Friday, July 13

“Have A Ball” 10 a.m., Hawthorne Brook Middle School (rear gym door); Game show by Crystal Entertainments for kids, admission $8 for children, mandatory accompanying adult is free. Admission free (and no adult required) for Summer Rec. participants.

Saturday, July 14

Wild Walk: 10 a.m., in Townsend, by appointment only; Walk with master herbalist Cheryl Forest; $10 per person, Call (978) 852-6814 or e-mail to

Benefit yard sale: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 49 S. Harbor Road; by the Townsend 10-year-old Jimmy Fund Team, with all proceeds to benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Monday, July 16

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

Tuesday, July 17

Magic with a beat: 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Brook Middle School; Magician Steve Rudolph presents his “Magic with a beat” show of music, comedy, and puppets. Ages 5 and up. Call the library at (978) 597-1714.

Recycling Committee: 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Early closing: The town clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

Chess & Checkers: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Memorial Hall room 2; Learn to play from Linda Dorian or start a tournament. Call the library at (978) 597-1714.

Book discussion: 7:30 p.m., Library, room 1; Parent-Student Book Discussion Group will consider “The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian” by Lloyd Alexander. Open to fourth, fifth and sixth graders and their parents. Refreshments will be served.

Shakespeare auditions: 6-8:30 p.m., Townsend Town Hall; Tryouts for students grade seven and above for Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Townsend Rec. Must commit to rehearsals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; show takes place Aug. 22. Call Karen Clement, recreation director, at (978) 597-5914.

Pizza & Pages: 5-6 p.m., Townsend Public Library; Read and discuss books on the Summer Required Reading list, divided into grade groups, with refreshments served. Call (978) 597-1714 for details.

Thursday, July 19

Military Band: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Townsend common; Weekly free concert by the Townsend Military Band. Lawn party by the Rotary Club of Lunenburg and Townsend and Friends of the Townsend Library.

Republicans: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall; Meeting of the Republican Town Committee.

Friday, July 20

Children’s Book Sale: 1-4 p.m., library lawn. Call the library at (978) 597-1714.

Book release party: 11 p.m., Townsend Public Library; Release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at midnight, with snacks, games and activities. Costumes are welcome.

Voter registration: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., town clerk’s office; Voter registration for the July 30 Special Town Meeting.

Saturday, July 21

Murder Mystery: 7 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; “Mountain Moonshine Mystery” to raise funds for two Pan-Mass Challenge riders. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 on day of show. Call the Bull Run at (978) 425-4311.


Call for crafters

Two arts and crafts shows in September are now accepting applications.

St. John the Evangelist Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Townsend Common on Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Contact Elaine at (978) 386-7271, or to sign up. Space costs $60.

The Townsend Historical Society is sponsoring the 26th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sept. 15-16. Applications from artists and crafters are now being accepted, with a fee of $55 for the two-day event, or $60 if paid after Sept. 1. For more information and to download an application, visit or call (978) 597-2106.

TEO Penny Drive

TEO stands for Townsend Ecumenical Outreach, which grew out of the need to reach out to members of the Townsend community through its affiliated churches.

One of the ways the Townsend community responds to TEO fund-raising efforts is through the annual summer penny drive. Canisters may be found at most Townsend businesses.

To contribute money, non-perishable food or good used clothing directly to TEO, call (978) 597-2549.

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