Friday, March 27
Talent Show: (See below).
Soccer swap: (See below).
Steak Out: 5-7 p.m., Pepperell VFW Post 3291; Grilled 16-ounce sirloin or half-chicken breast with buffet of side dishes. Meat Bingo to follow.
Senior book club: 1 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Come and discuss the book “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian. Book is available at Lawrence Library.
Friday matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free movie screenings on the big flat-screen TV, this week, “Nights in Rodanthe” a romantic drama with Richard Gere and Diane Lane.
Saturday, March 28
Sing along with Ed: 10 a.m., Lawrence Library, downstairs; Come and take part in Ed Morgan’s “The Children’s Hour” for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Join us as we sing songs and have fun. Cost $5 per family.
Sunday, March 29
Knights breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Knights of Columbus hall, Jersey Street; Full breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, homefries … the works. Adults $6, children are free. Call 978-433-6581 with any questions.
Scholarship poker: 11 a.m. signups, game at noon, Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, $85 buy-in, first-ever Ken Blanchette Scholarship Poker Tournament will benefit a student-athlete scholarship each for Ayer High School, Bromfield School, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, and North Middlesex Regional High School. Contact Derek at 603-321-5411 or by e-mail to dj141632@ yahoo.com; or Ken at 978-772-0777 ext. 239 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 31
Learn Bridge: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library, meeting room; Learn to play bridge with Betsy Hopkins.
Folk dancing: 6-8 p.m., Lawrence Library; Learn to folk dance with the Nashoba Valley International Folk Dancers. No experience necessary. Wear comfy shoes. Free and open to all.
Tax talk: 6-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Library meeting room; Talk about Massachusetts tax topics with a specialist from H&R Block.
Wednesday, April 1
Library Trustees: 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Library break room/kitchen; Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. All are invited.
Protect your nest egg: 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Library meeting room; A New York Life specialist will present this seminar on protecting your nest egg. Free and open to all.
Thursday, April 2
Board of Public Works, 7 p.m. conference room A.
Finance Committee, 7 p.m. conference room B.
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.
Pool league: 7 p.m. sharp, Knights of Columbus Hall, Jersey Street; In-house pool league meets every Thursday nights. Refreshments for players. Call 978-433-6581.
Friday, April 3
Dinner deadline: Last chance to reserve a seat for the 40th anniversary Nashoba Conservation Trust dinner with a talk on local migratory songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury. Dinner cost $35. Send check to Nashoba Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 188, Pepperell, MA 01463 or call John at 978-433-3335.
Saturday, April 4
Meat Bingo: 2:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Jersey Street; Refreshments served during intermission.
Sunday, April 5
Easter Egg Hunt: 1-3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 317; Lots of activities and fun and refreshments, and possibly a furry guest! Call Cathy at 978-433-6581 no later than Friday, April 3, to sign up your children.
The Pepperell Woman’s Club has held auditions and we are ready to showcase the local talent on Friday, March 27.
The Talent Show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Nissitissit School. The youngest of the 23 acts is 6 years old and the oldest is being discreet, so come and join us to cheer on the performers and enjoy a night of family entertainment. An array of prizes will be available at the raffle table. The refreshments and cold drinks are for your enjoyment on a donation basis. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and children, available by calling Rita Donagy at 978-433-9848 or may be purchased at the door. Perhaps your favorite will be chosen to receive the $50 winner’s prize awarded in each of six categories!
Got soccer gear?
Are you storing soccer equipment that has been outgrown, unused or recently found? It’s time to clean out those rooms!
If you have any cleats, shin guards or any other unused soccer equipment that you would like to donate to another soccer member, then we’d like to collect them. Bring any item(s) that you have that are still in usable condition during the drop off times and feel free to return for the swapping times — maybe you will find “new” equipment for your soccer player!
The soccer swap will be held on Friday, March 27, downstairs at the Community Center. Item drop-off will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. and the “swapping” will be held 5-8 p.m. Call Lee Ann at 978-433-3325 or by e-mail to email@example.com to learn more.
All items not swapped will be donated to those in need.
The Pepperell Finance Committee is seeking a volunteer to take meeting minutes between now and town meeting on May 5. The Finance Committee meets on Thursday nights, usually on a weekly basis. Candidate should have good note-taking skills and basic computer capability.
Letter of application and/or Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen as soon as possible.
Mail to Board of Selectmen, 1 Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463, 978-433-0333.
Townwide Yard/Bike Sale
The second annual Townwide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 25. For a $10 registration you receive a brightly colored number corresponding to your registration on our map, advertisement in multiple area newspapers and online publicity. Maps will be sold on the day of sale at the Community Center for $3 each. Or, hold your yard sale on Town Field, along with many others, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Send registrations to Friends of Pepperell Recreation, P.O. Box 1533, Pepperell, MA 01463.
For more information call 978-835-0133.
Also on Saturday, April 25, look for the town Used Bike Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pepperell Community Center. (Rain date Sunday, April 26.)
Worcester Earn a Bike will conduct a bicycle repair clinic, and Pepperell Police will offer a bike safety demonstration.
For more information, or to donate a bike, call 978-835-0133.
Easter egg hunt
A craft fair will be held on Saturday, April 11 in conjunction with the town Easter Egg Hunt.
For more information about renting craft space, please call Gayle at 978-433-7856.