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Calendar

Friday, Oct. 19

Men’s Group: 10:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; New “brunch” format. Open to all.

Movie matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free weekly movie, this week, “Duma.” Free and open to all.

Film movement: 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Library; Screening of “The Way I Spent the End of the World” as part of Film Movement series. Free of charge, with refreshments served.

Stitch and Gab: 10 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Group meets every Friday to sew and stitch and enjoy each others company. All are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Photo exhibit: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lawrence Library; Opening reception for exhibit by photographer Brian Lewandowski. Exhibit runs through Nov. 24 in the library art gallery.

Arts showcase: 2-4 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Displays and demonstrations of hand-made creations including calligraphy, knitting, etc. Free.

Landscaping party: Morning (no time given), skatepark construction site; Volunteers with gloves, equipment or landscaping plants needed to improve the appearance of the nearly-completely skateboard park.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Bring a Friend Sunday: 10:30 a.m. service, Community Church of Pepperell, 3 Townsend Street; Each Sunday School student is asked to bring a guest along. All are welcome. Call (978) 433-8896 or e-mail mike at MResch8702@aol.com.

Monday, Oct. 22

Planning Board: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.

School Committee: 7:30 p.m. meeting, North Middlesex Regional High School, 19 Main St., Townsend.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Board of Health: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.

Personnel Board: 5 p.m., meeting, Town Hall.

Folk Dancers: 6 p.m., Lawrence Library; Nashoba Valley International Folk Dancers. Free and open to all.

Massage: 1-3 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Ten minute chair massage for $7, 30 minute table massage for $25 and one hour table massage for $40. Call (978) 433-0326 to book an appointment.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.

Cultural Council: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.

Scotch Pine Farm: Noon “field trip” by Pepperell Senior Center; Meet at the Scotch Pine Farm restaurant for lunch, $10 each. Please sign up at the Senior Center, or by calling (978) 433-0326.

Spanish Club: 7 p.m., Lawrence Library; Meet to improve your conversational Spanish. Free of charge.

Harry Potter Halloween Bash: 6:30-7:45 p.m., Lawrence Library; Celebrate Harry Potter’s favorite holiday with activities and games, for ages 7 and up. Sign up by calling (978) 433-0329.

Cooking class: 1 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Learn to make Halloween treats. Sign up at front desk or call (978) 433-0326; $2 donation requested..

Friday, Oct. 26

Movie matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free weekly movie, this week, “Just Cause.” Free and open to all.

Top Secret Science: 6:30-8 p.m., Pepperell Community Center, sponsored by Pepperell Recreation; Join Top Secret Science for hands-on projects; Parents are free but kids are $7 each; visit www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation.

Rubber Stamping: 7-9 p.m., Pepperell Community Center; Join instructor Christyann Rothmel in making cards, gift pouches and more using rubber stamps for decoration. Cost $30 includes all instructions and supplies. Visit www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation for register-by-mail details.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Halloween Happenings: 10 a.m. to noon; Lawrence Library; All-ages Halloween event with games, parade and more. Come in costume. This event is sponsored by the Library and the Friend of the Library.

Indoor yard sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Chapel Place (behind Dunkin’ Donuts); Crafts, antiques, furniture and more, with homemade corn chowder and baked goods for lunch. Call Marcia at (978) 449-3337 for details.

Monday, Oct. 29

Special Town Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Nissitissit Middle School.

* Meeting schedule provided by town clerk’s office.

Briefs

History in the Graveyard

The Pepperell Historical Society and the Prudence Wright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution offer and introduction into the wealth of information available in New England cemeteries, presented by Tom and Brenda Malloy.

“History in the Graveyard” will be presented Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the DAR Building, across from the Pepperell Town Hall. The slide show and discussion are offered free of charge and the public is cordially invited.

Save this date

Wednesday, Oct. 31:

Trick or Treating: 6-8 p.m.

Spectacular Spooky Science: 1-2:30 p.m., Pepperell Community Center; Top Secret Science (www.topsecretscience.com) offers hands-on demonstrations of weird science for kids in first through sixth grade. Admission $7. Visit www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation for registration instruction.

Saturday, Nov. 3:

Rotary Club comedy night: 7:30 p.m. cocktails; Pepperell VFW Function Hall. Tickets $25 each from TenBroeck Insurance (978) 433-6300, or Martha at Groton Senior Center, (978) 448-1170.

Saturday, Nov. 10

St. David’s Christmas Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pepperell Community Center (rotary of Routes 111 and 113); Quilt raffle, crafts, vendors and oil paintings by Pepperell artist Matthew Gray.

Saturday, Nov. 17:

Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Church of Pepperell, 3 Townsend Street; Gift basket auctions, bake table, crafts and jewelry and children’s activity room. Don’t forget Santa and his elves! Call (978) 433-2055.

Saturday, Nov. 24:

Crafts Fair: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pepperell Community Center; First-ever craft fair by Pepperell recreation. Those wishing to take part should call Gayle at (978) 433-7856.

Sunday, Dec. 2:

House tour: 1-4 p.m., Meet at Lawrence Library; Holiday House Tour sponsored by Friends of Pepperell Recreation and Century 21 Nashoba Associates, with homes open for visits. Tickets $7.50 or two for $10 at Babineau Pharmacy, Century 21 Nashoba, or by calling Marcia at (978) 925-0219, or by visiting www.geocities.com/friends_of_pepperell)