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Calendar

Friday, Nov. 7

Baby Time: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library; First library experience of infants to toddlers, (with their caregivers, of course).

Friday matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free movie screenings on the big flat-screen TV, this week, “August Rush.”

Tierney benefit: 7 p.m. to midnight, Pepperell VFW 3291; Benefit dance for Paul & Daisy Tierney, who are trying to recover from their devastating house fire. Disc jockey, 50/50 raffles, snacks. Tickets $20.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Drop-In Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library; All ages. No registration required.

Christmas Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell; Crafts tables, DJ, baked goods, face painting and pictures with Santa. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase.

Meat Bingo: 2-5 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, Jersey Street; For more information call (978) 433-6581.

Monday, Nov. 10

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room A.

Planning Board: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Veterans Day.

Woman’s Club: Noon, Community Church vestry, 3 Townsend Street; Annual potluck luncheon by the Pepperell Woman’s Club with guests from the Ladies Auxiliaries of the VFW and American Legion. Guest speaker will be Joe Dooley, director of volunteer services at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital. Bring a hand-crafted cold-weather gift for the veterans. New members are always welcome. Women over age 18 interested in the club may call (978) 433-6749.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Council on Aging: 2 p.m. meeting, Pepperell Senior Center.

Garden Club: 7 p.m. Pepperell Senior Center; Monthly meeting of the Pepperell Garden Club. This month’s topic, “Shade Gardening.” Annual dues $15 or come once and pay a small guest fee. Refreshments, guest speakers and more. Call Joanna evenings at (978) 433-6013 or e-mail ReaganTeacher@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Finance Committee: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Scotch Pine lunch: Monthly lunch at Scotch Pine Farm, reserve seating for $10 each. Sign up a the Pepperell Senior Center in advance or call (978) 433-0326.

Friends of the Lawrence Library: 10:30 a.m., meeting, Lawrence Library; Free baby-sitting and refreshments. All are welcome.

Rotary Club: 12:15 p.m., Groton Country Club, Lovers Lane, Groton; Weekly meeting of the Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club.

Clothing Swap: 9 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Bring clean, gently used clothing to swap.

Friday, Nov. 14

Men’s Group: 10:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Discussion of world and local events, this week with town engineer Bob Lee as the guest speaker.

Baby Time: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library; First library experience of infants to toddlers. No registration required.

Singing Trooper: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Daniel Clark, “The Singing Trooper” will perform. Donation of $1 requested. Light refreshments served.

Comedy Night: 7:30 cocktails, 8:30 show; Pepperell VFW, Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club Comedy Night featuring Robbie Printz, Larry Norton and Pat Napoli. Tickets reduced to $20 and now available at Ten Broeck Insurance, (978) 433-6300, and the Groton Senior Center, (978) 448-1170. Proceeds to benefit the many Rotary Club charities.

Sunday, Nov. 16

Turkey Raffle: 2-5 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, Jersey Street; For more information call (978) 433-6581.

Winter Wonderland: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pepperell Community Center; Craft/vendor fair to benefit the Pepperell Fourth of July Committee, with Pampered Chef, Avon, Yankee Candle and much more. Admission $1 for this one-stop shopping extravaganza.

Briefs

Parking ban

Pepperell Police would like to remind residents that the winter parking ban is in effect. No vehicles are allowed to remain on the street overnight between Nov. 1 and April 1. This is to allow for unimpeded snow removal and sanding by the Highway Department. Violators will be subject to parking fines and/or towing if required. Your cooperation will be appreciated in order to provide efficient winter maintenance of the roads. — PEPPERELL POLICE DEPT.

Peter Fitz

fund-raiser

Peter Fitzpatrick School’s Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO) is selling tickets for Simon Mall’s Evening of Giving. Each ticket gives the ticket holder exclusive entry to the after-hours event, entry into door prize raffles, samples of food from mall restaurants along with big discounts at mall stores.

Event takes place after mall hours, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Tickets are $10 per ticket. (This is a fund-raising event: $7 benefits the PFS PTO, and $3 goes towards the Simon Kids Charitable Foundation).

Tickets are available immediately by contacting Sue Boswell, PTO president, at (978) 835-0133 or msbswll@charter.net.

Checks can be made payable to: PFS PTO and can be mailed to the school at 45 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463.

Book donations

The Friends of the Lawrence Library (Pepperell) are once again asking for book donations for their annual Used Book Sale. This year the big sale is going to be held from March 20 through 22. Please make donations during library business hours at 15 Main Street.

Christmas Fair

On Saturday, Dec. 6, the Community Church of Pepperell is hosting its annual Christmas Fair. The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Community Church is located at 3 Townsend Street, directly across from Town Hall.

Don’t miss this great holiday event. There will be something to interest everyone and lots of bargains to be had. Attractions include a gift basket raffle with a wide selection of themed baskets, a used book sale, baked goods sale and a pre-owned jewelry sale.

We are particularly proud of our Artisan’s Corner, offering one-of-a-kind items all handmade by our own Community Church crafters. This group works tirelessly all year to produce custom-designed clothing items (including scarves, hats and mittens), unique ornaments and home decorations and don’t miss the homemade jams and pickles. The Artisan’s Corner is a great place to find unique gifts.

If you build up an appetite shopping, join us in the Vestry where we will host our traditional ham luncheon, complete with a full array of desserts. During the luncheon, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can place bids on items in the silent auction.

The upper level of our Parish House is dedicated to children’s activities. Our younger guests get to decorate sugar cookies, make their own ornaments, have their faces painted and enjoy the game room. We offer a “Children’s Only Gift Shop,” where all of our guests under the age of 12 may purchase gifts for their family members at kid-friendly prices. They can take advantage of our gift wrapping area to wrap up their new purchases. Santa will be joining us from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. You’ll want to be sure to stop by and say hello and have your picture taken with him.

It proves to be a day of good food and good fun; and you just may make a significant dent in your Christmas shopping while you’re at it!

Save the date:

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Tea service: 6:30-8 p.m., Lawrence Library; Danielle Beaudette, proprietor of the Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline, N.H., will share a special tea-infused holiday menu. Space is limited so sign up early by visiting www.lawrencelibrary.org or call (978) 433-0330.

Friday, Dec. 5

Tree lighting: 6:45 p.m., Lawrence Library steps, Main Street; Annual tree lighting with music, refreshments and a special visit by Santa.