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Monday, Dec. 14

Board of Health: 6:30 Town Hall

Board of Water Commission: 5:30 Town Hall

North Middlesex Regional School Committee finance subcommittee: 6 p.m., North Middlesex Regional High School (NMRHS)

North Middlesex Regional School Committee: 7 p.m., NMRHS

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Board of Assessors: 6: p.m., town hall

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., town hall

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Town Properties : 6 p.m.,, Town Hall

Library Trustees : 7 p.m., Library Meeting Room

Thursday, Dec. 17

Well adult clinic/ASHBY: noon to 1 p.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public at the American Legion. Drop in for Blood Pressure, Pulse Screening and Diet Teaching. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978/425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Library Meeting Room


Family wreath-making

A holiday wreath-making class for children and their families will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Gary’s Too on Main Street in Townsend.

Make this an annual tradition: Create a beautiful holiday wreath and enjoy a night out as a family.

We’ll be offering a fragrant balsam wreath, dashes of sparkle and all the trimmings. Light refreshments. Feel free to bring your own additional items. Class fee is $20, which includes the above-mentioned items.. Register at 978-597-5657 or online at

Wreaths on sale in Townsend Meeting Hall

“Townsend Through Time,” the inaugural art exhibit in Townsend’s new Meeting Hall has been taken down, and a new display has been installed. A collection of wreaths and sprays with donated decorations have been hung in the Hall by the Art Task Force of the Meeting Hall Committee. They will be sold in a silent auction with proceeds going to the Meeting Hall General Fund. Those wishing to participate in the auction will find a sign-up sheet beside each wreath or spray. Bids can be made in the Hall when the Senior Center and Library are open.

Individuals and groups that decorated items in the display include: The Bronze Bell, Townsend Public Library Endowment, Townsend Recreation Activities Council, Karin Canfield, Nancy French, Susan Bates, Lisa Lewand, Susan Smith, Kim King, Congregational Church, Cobblestone Quilts, and Spaulding PTO.

Prices start at $15, with a $5 increase required. The auction will end at noon on Dec. 19. Winners may collect their decorations at that time.

Toys and food, please

It’s that time again when we pause and think of those less fortunate than many of us are today. Illness, job losses and other unexpected problems can lead a family down an unhappy path none of us would like to follow.

Townsend Ecumenical Outreach is collecting nonperishable food items to fill Christmas baskets and toys for the children in families who can use a helping hand. Offerings can be left at any Townsend church. Donations are needed by Dec. 13. Christmas baskets will be distributed on Dec. 20. If you are in need of one, please contact a Townsend church. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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