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Calendar

Friday, Nov. 21

Family dance: A Varnum Brook Elementary School student/family dance will be held in the school gymnasium from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Men’s Group: 10:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Update on world and local events, with Tom McGrath leading the discussion.

Rib Fest: 5 p.m., Pepperell VFW Post 3291; Rib Fest and Turkey Raffle, public is invited.

Friday matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free movie screenings on the big flat-screen TV, this week, “What Happens in Vegas” with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Evening of Giving: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Pheasant Lane Mall, Nashua, N.H., (See below.)

Volunteers needed: After 9 a.m. Mass, St. Joseph Church; Volunteers needed to bring groceries from the church to PACH Outreach at the K-of-C hall.

Monday, Nov. 24

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

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

Volunteers needed: 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Jersey Street; Volunteers needed to fill food baskets for PACH Outreach distribution. Call St. Joseph’s rectory at 978-433-5737.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Yoga lessons with Patsy, $2 donation requested.

Learn bridge: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library.

Learn folk dance: 6 p.m., Lawrence Library; Lessons by the Nashoba Valley International Folk Dancers.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Eve Party: 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Jersey Street. Call 978-433-6581 with questions.

Bingo: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center.

Thursday, Nov. 27

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Thanksgiving.

Friday, Nov. 28

Holiday Drop-In: 9 a.m. to noon; Pepperell Senior Center. Stop by for coffee and a chat. No activities scheduled.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Benefit dance: 8-12 p.m., Townsend VFW; Dance to benefit the Louisiana Community Service learning trip by North Middlesex Regional High School. Music by the Tim Rollo Band. Tickets $10 at the door, with cash bar and benefit raffles. To donate raffle items, please contact Maggie at (978) 855-0434.

Briefs

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.

Save the date:

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.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Church of Pepperell, 3 Townsend Street; Something for everyone with wide range of themed gift baskets to be raffled, Artisans’ Corner, book sale, “children-only gift shop” and good food. Santa will be stopping by starting at 11:30 for pictures.

Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 1 Chapel Place; Wreaths and centerpieces, homemade gifts and jellies, “Ethel’s Attic” and luncheon.

Monday, Dec. 8

Flu clinic: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Flu clinic for residents. Call 978-433-0326 with questions.