TOWNSEND — A five-week summer program is being offered at Hawthorne Brook Middle School, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No family discounts. (9-2 p.m. session requires participant to bring own lunch.) These programs are for age 6 or completed kindergarten to and including age 13. Guest instructors from local studios will offer sports-art-crafts-play-dance-talent show. We will have field trips and in-house presentations weekly for an additional fee.

PARENT/TODDLER PROGRAM at the Kid’s Kountry Playground. Counselor will oversee free play, story time, craft time, snack time and games, while parents help. Program will be held July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Aug. 5, 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parents are responsible for their own child’s morning snack. (Playground is located at the corner of Eastman and Turnpike roads.) Checks made out to Townsend Recreation, c/o 101 Main St., Townsend, Mass. 01469 or deliver to Townsend Recreation mailbox at Spaulding Memorial, Squannacook Elementary or Hawthorne Brook Middle School. Questions? Call Karen Clement, recreation director, (978) 597-5914 or Summer Rec registration forms and toddler program forms must be received by Thursday, June 19, to avoid a per-person late fee.

SUMMER RECREATION TENNIS: Calling All Kids! TENNIS for Townsend/Ashby-Townsend Summer Recreation 2008, August 11-15, Monday through Friday, 1-2 p.m., 6-10-year-olds, 2-3 p.m.. 11-16-year-olds. Ashby town courts, Main St. (to the right of the Town Hall), Ashby. Instructor is a certified/licensed professional. For more info, go to Check to Townsend Recreation, c/o Karen Clement, recreation director, 101 Main St., Townsend, Mass., must be received by Thursday, June 12.

To download forms and to find out cost, go to, departments, boards and committees, Recreation Commission, then click on summer recreation registration form or tennis sign up (lettering turns red).