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Friday, June 5

Townsend Antique Car Cruisin’ Night: 5-9 pm, Cruisin’ Night, with antique cars, is the theme of the fundraiser to be held for Relay For Life, Friday, June 5, in Townsend. “Townsend Crusader’s” Relay For Life team has planned a fun evening with antique cars on exhibit at the Brick Steamer from 5 -9 p.m. The Brick Steamer is located at 53 Main St. (Rt. 119) in Townsend Harbor. Carole Gustafson, team captain, explains that “Cruisin’ Night” will help raise awareness as well as raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Come out and visit with the owners of the cars, learn more about Relay For Life to be held in Ayer on June 19 and 20, and talk with Relay team members who will be dressed in ’50s outfits. Raffle baskets will be displayed and luminaria bags will be available. Carole Gustafson invites everyone to stop by, explaining it will be fun for the whole family. For more information, call 978-597-6364.

Saturday, June 6

Townsend Ashby youth soccer celebration cookout: A celebration cookout will be hosted by TAYSA on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hawthorne Brook Middle School. Special Appearance by a Boston Breakers player, signing autographs 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs, baked goods, trophies, raffles, games.

Fall Season Registration: Bring your family and friends! More information at

Karaoke: 9 p.m., Townsend VFW. All welcome.

Monday, June 8

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

Tuesday, June 9

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall

Wednesday, June 10

Library trustees: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall

Rail Trail Funding Committee: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall

Well adult clinic, Townsend: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a well adult clinic will be held on June 10, from 9-11 a.m. at Atwood Acres, Dudley Road, Townsend. Townsend. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at

Thursday, June 11

Band concert: Lawn party sponsored by Townsend Community Couples Club; food, drink, games; Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.


Texas Hold’em: Townsend Recreation will be hosting Texas Hold’em Tournament Saturday, June 27, at the Townsend VFW. Starts 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. $30 buy-in. Unlimited rebuys through first four levels. Add-On option available at the end of the fourth level. Cash prizes. Proceeds will go towards funding a building for Townsend Recreation.

Girl Scout leaders needed

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a Girl Scout? Squannacook Unit Girl Scouts is in need of Girl Scout leaders in Townsend. This is a great opportunity for retired adults seeking meaningful volunteer work. Must be age 18 years or older, registered with Girl Scouts, and submit references and a CORI check. Girl Scouts require two adults to run a troop. Some training is required. For more information contact Linda Johansen at 978-597-0186 or

Townsend Methodist Church Yard Sale

Townsend United Methodist Church’s annual Yard Sale is Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Furniture, household items, books, toys, and some older antique items. The sale is an indoor event so it will be held rain or shine. The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of routes 13 and 119, in Townsend Center.

This is the time of the year for seasonal cleaning and to think about recycling your no longer needed items. Chairman Marcia MacMaster invites area residents to call the church if you have items to donate. The old adage holds true: “One man’s trash is another’s treasure.” Please, no computers, exercise equipment or encyclopedias. Call 978-597-2486 for information and donation drop-off times.

Squannacook teacher heading to Kenya

Join Fred Goldberg in celebrating 30 years of teaching peace by building healthy relationships. The celebration will be at the Townsend Congregational Church Fellowship Hall Friday, June 19, 7 to 9 p.m.

Through the Learning Partners Peace Education Program, Fred has connected his students in Afghanistan, Ghana and Kenya. Help commemorate this milestone by sharing an evening of music, dance and a supper, which will include authentic Kenyan food. A special guest will be Tony Vacca, innovative world rhythms percussionist. Vacca appearance is funded by Townsend’s Amanda Dwight Entertainment Fund.

If you have been connected with Fred during these 30 years, please come and share a memory or story.

Fred is retiring from the classroom and will devote his time to developing work through his nonprofit organization, The Loft Foundation, in conjunction with The Afri-New Generation. His immediate plans include traveling to Kenya this summer to set up Learning Partner Relationships with teachers on the merits of sustainable reusable energy. Fred is also taking books to Kenyan children for their reading discussion groups.

There will be a potluck dinner and an array of authentic Kenyan food. Anyone interested in bringing a dish to share for the supper should contact Deborahanne Mayer at 978-597-1980

The donation is $15 per family. Proceeds will support Fred Goldberg’s work in Kenya.

Sign up for annual

Strawberry Festival

Application forms and cover letter regarding the Townsend Woman’s Club’s annual Strawberry Festival to be held Saturday, June 20 on the Common from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are now available. (The rain date is Sunday, June 21, from noon- 5 p.m.) Contact Ginny Welch at 978-597-6651 or Linda Matson at 978-597-2983 for more information and/or application.

The venues at the Strawberry Festival will be crafters, our famous strawberry shortcakes, food table, attic treasures, “Or Town” afghans, and raffles. “Country Dave” Lamoureaux, Country Music vocalist from Townsend, will entertain us on the bandstand during the day.