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Calendar

Friday, Dec. 12

Marine Corps recognition: 6:30-11:30 p.m., Pepperell VFW; Appreciation dinner with dancing and guest speakers, hosted by Devil Dog Advocates. Visit www.devildogadvocates.org. (Note: Site was unavailable as late as Dec. 10.)

Movie Matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Enjoy the movie on the big-screen TV; This week, “Made of Honor” with Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Drop-In Storytime: 11 a.m., Lawrence Library; Geared for babies through kindergarten but all ages welcome. No registration required.

Monday, Dec. 15

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

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

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Christmas Party: 11:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Sponsored by Pepperell Police Department for Pepperell residents and senior center volunteers only. Prior sign-up required for this event! Call 978-433-0326.

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

Concert & luncheon: 11:30 a.m., North Middlesex Regional High School, Townsend; Chorale performance followed by catered lunch for seniors, sponsored by the North Middlesex Honor Society. Sign-up requested so students will have a head count, by calling 978-433-0326.

ARC meeting: 10 a.m., Lawrence Library; Support group meeting for parents of children with disabilities. All are welcome. Coffee and refreshments served.

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

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

Friday, Dec. 19

Senior breakfast: 9 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Breakfast ($2 donation requested) will be followed by a performance by the Nissitissit special chorus.

Movie Matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Enjoy the movie on the big-screen TV; This week, Andy Williams Christmas Shows from years gone by.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Blue Christmas: 4 p.m., Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church; Not everybody gets swept up in the Christmas spirit. A service of healing and hope. All are welcome.

Briefs

Proj. Grad. benefit

TOWNSEND — TAP basketball fans and the general public are invited by Project Graduation committee members to stop by Corrie’s Arm Candy on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during basketball games at North Middlesex Regional High School to look over a selection of designer-inspired handbags.

A portion of the proceeds will go directly toward supporting Project Graduation.

According to organizers, there is a wide range of styles available and pricing to suit even the tightest of budgets. The handbags make great holiday gifts.

Legos and

vacation camps

Pepperell Recreation is pleased to offer the following classes during the December school vacation:

* Battle Bots — Using very advanced LEGO® parts and pieces, students learn to design and build their own motorized battle cars and other vehicles. By using principles of simple and complex machines, gearing and mechanical advantage, students then try flip, push or smash their opponent’s battle vehicles. Brain over brawn through applied physics. This insight into physics will stay with them forever. For ages 8 and older.

Dates: Dec. 29-31, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $102, maximum 10 sign-ups.

We will break for lunch, so please bring a lunch and drink.

* School Vacation Sports Camp — Games will include capture the flag, four-corner soccer, pinnie tag, various dodge ball games, scooter tag, basketball and bunny ball.

Dates: Dec. 29-31; Feb. 17-20; April 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost $30 per week for December (three days) and $40 for the weeks of February and April (four days).

Location: Varnum Brook Gym; minimum of 10 sign-ups, maximum of 20.

* Pepperell Recreation Winter Volleyball: Just a reminder that the winter volleyball session is now underway at Varnum Brook on Tuesday nights, 7-9 p.m. We plan to start each evening with a few minutes of skills work, then move on to pick-up games. This is a recreational, non-competitive program and all skill levels are welcome.

Registration forms are available at the Pepperell Rec. Web site: www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation/programGuide.html#Fitness or just stop in and we’ll fix you up.

For more on these classes or other Pepperell Recreation activities, go to www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation or call 978-433-7856.