Friday, Nov. 21

Turkey raffle: 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 6538, 491A Main Street; American Legion-sponsored annual turkey raffle. Event starts at 7:30 sharp!

Saturday, Nov. 22

Crafts & Greens: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Townsend Congregational Church; Seventh annual Holiday Crafts & Greens Fair with crafts tables, freshly baked apple pies, Christmas tree ornaments, gift baskets, raffles and holiday greens for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call Cathy at (978) 597-5864 about table space.

Holiday Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Townsend United Methodist Church; Handcrafted items, baked goods including a “cookie walk,” gifts and more, with “Santa’s Attic” and holiday pies sold to benefit Townsend Ecumenical Outreach. Please call (978) 597-2486 for further information.

Karaoke: 9 p.m., Townsend VFW, 491A West Main Street.

Ashby STM: 9:30 a.m., Ashby Elementary School; Special Town Meeting.

Monday, Nov. 24

Board of Health: 6:30 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall.

Water Commission: 5:30 p.m. meeting, Water office, West Townsend.

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

Breakfast Club: 9:30 a.m., Townsend Senior Center; Guest speaker (at 10 a.m.) will be Robin Putnam from Harborside Healthcare on the “Benefits of Tea.”

Tuesday, Nov. 25

TRASH AND RECYCLING: Recycling Center closed. No trash pickup on Thursday (Thanksgiving).

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

Flu Clinic: 6-8 p.m., Memorial Hall; Open to the public. Billed to your health insurance, if possible, so please bring insurance card.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Senior Center closes at noon.

Thursday, Nov. 27


Friday, Nov. 28

Senior Center closed.

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.

Save the Date

Thursday, Dec. 4

Bus trip: 10 a.m. departure, Townsend Senior Center; Lunch and show at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Cost $60, with $15 deposit to hold your seat. Call Connie at (978) 597-5420 or Avis at (978) 597-6829. Balance due Nov. 20.

Saturday, Dec. 6

American Girl tea: Noon to 2 p.m., Townsend United Methodist Church, the “Meetinghouse on the Hill” at Routes 13 and 119; Dress up and bring your American Girl doll for stories, holiday crafts and more. Cost $15 per person but reservations are required as seating is limited. Call the church office at (978) 597-2486 to reserve.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Historical Society: 1-4 p.m., Reed Homestead, 72 Main St. (Route 119); Holiday open house at the historic Reed Homestead, built circa 1809, with free tours by the Townsend Historical Society.