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Friday, Jan. 11

Volleyball: 6-8 p.m., Hawthorne Brook Middle School, Townsend; Start of Townsend Rec. volleyball season, which runs until March. Reserve a space by e-mail to Karen at Cost $40 for the season, by check to Townsend Recreation, brought to first session.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Hawthorne Brook Middle School; Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 81, with proceeds to support Troop activities. Cost $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 or under, $20 maximum per family.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Waffle breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m., Townsend Congregational Church; Breakfast, raffles and more. Freewill donations accepted. Call (978) 597-8925.

Monday, Jan. 14

School Committee: 7:30 p.m. meeting, North Middlesex Regional High School, Academic Support Center.

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

Reading Room: 7 p.m. meeting of the West Townsend Reading Room Committee, at that location.

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

Democrats meet: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall; Meeting of the Democratic Town Committee.

Housing Authority: 6:30 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

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

Recycling Committee: 7 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall.

Board of Assessors: 7 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

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

Easy being green: 7 p.m., Ashby Free Public Library; Guest speakers will describe recycling, solar energy for the home and other “green” ideas. Free and open to the public. Call Debbie at (978) 386-2323.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Plans unveiled: 7 p.m., Congregational Church; Come see the plans for the new library and senior center, donated by Sterilite Corp., with architects J. Stewart Roberts Assoc. and Udelsman Assoc.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Paper crafting: 9 a.m. to noon (Stamp Camp), 1-9 p.m., (scrapbooking/card-making), Townsend Congregational Church; Paper crafts day to benefit Habitat For Humanity. Registration for either session is $20, add $5 for a “page layout” class. Light refreshments served. To register, contact Melanie at

* Meeting notices provided weekly by town clerk’s office.


Join the Friends

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors wish to remind members that January is annual membership month. Forms are being mailed out in the Over 60 Flyer but can also be obtained by contacting Loretta Perillo (978)597-5596. New members are also invited to join. Membership fees are $5 for Individuals, $10.00 for families, $25 for benefactors, and $100 for lifelong membership.

Completed membership forms can be dropped off at the Townsend Senior Center or mailed to Friends of the Townsend Seniors, P. O. Box 972, Townsend, MA 01474.

Save the date:

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Occupational therapy: 7 p.m., North Middlesex High School, Academic Support Center; North Middlesex SPED PAC will host an overview by occupational therapists followed by a question and answer period. All are invited. For more information visit

Saturday, Jan. 26

Turkey dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Townsend Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall; Community turkey dinner with all the fixings, $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-8. Volunteers may call David at (978) 597-6803.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Winter Gala: 5:30 cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, Townsend Ridge Country club; Season-ending event by the 275th Anniversary Committee. Snow date Feb. 9. Visit for updates.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Mohegan Sun trip: 8 a.m. bus departure, Townsend Senior Center; Friends of the Townsend Seniors trip to Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, returning around 5 p.m. Tickets $26 per person are going fast. Call Avis at (978) 597-6829 or Russ at (978) 597-0204.

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