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Calendar

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

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Thanksgiving.

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.