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Quilt exhibit: The Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild will be displaying their quilts at the Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell, through April 15. This year the theme for the show is “Colors from the Crayon Box.” The art gallery reception is sponsored by the Friends of Lawrence Library. For questions or directions call 978-433-0330 or e-mail or go to


Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Room B

Board of Assessors: 7 p.m., Town Hall, Assessors office


Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Room A

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Room B


Lawrence Library Board of Trustees: 7 p.m., Library break room


Apple Seeds Open House: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Apple Seeds Preschool in Pepperell will be holding an Open House. Please stop by, see the school and meet the teachers. Now enrolling for summer camp and fall 2010. For more information, please call the school at 978-877-8600 or visit us on the web at

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Room B


Pepperell Woman’s Club’s 7th annual Community Talent Show: 6:30 p.m. Come show your support and spend an all-ages friendly evening watching family, friends and neighbors perform. Everyone is invited to an evening full of music, singing, dancing and comedy — with 20 performers in all — ranging from school age to adult. The show will be in the auditorium at Nissitissit Middle School located at 33 Chace Avenue in Pepperell. FREE admission for everyone !

A performance by our special musical guest, country singer Tracilynne, will start off the evening. During intermission, come spend a few minutes browsing through the Chinese Auction containing items donated by local residents and businesses while enjoying baked goods and refreshments. The evening ends with announcement of the winners in each category. Will your favorite act win? Stay for the whole show to find out !

All proceeds from this evening will benefit the Pepperell Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, which is given each year to a high school senior from Pepperell.

For more information, please contact Elfie Parker at either 978-433-6749 or 978-467-5224. You can also send an email to


Turkey breast supper: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pepperell Methodist Church is hosting a Turkey Breast Supper with all the fixings and homemade deserts. Cost is Seniors $7, nonsenior adults $8 and children $4. The door prize (you are automatically entered with the purchase of your supper ticket will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. Please come join us for this wonderful dinner, you’ll be glad you did. Located at 1 Chapel Place (one block behind Dunkin’ Donuts), Pepperell.


New Transfer Station stickers required by April 1

New Transfer Station Car stickers are now available and will be required for use of the Transfer Station on April 1, 2010. The new stickers will be valid through March 31, 2011.

Transfer Station sticker costs and bag tag rates will not increase from last year:

$59 valid through March 31, 2011 ($49 if purchase through the mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope)

$35 for Seniors aged 60 or older ($25 if purchased through the mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope)

$20 for one day use only stickers

$10 Replacement Stickers (MUST be accompanied by the old Sticker)

Sticker applications can be downloaded online: http://town.pepperell.

Trash bag tags

Sheets of 5 bag tags are $9. Trash bag size up to 39 gallons. Bag tags should be peeled off and affixed to the side of the trash bag where it can be easily seen.

Bag tags are available for sale from the Transfer Station attendant, at Donelan’s Market on Main Street, at Pepperell Family Pharmacy on Main Street, and at the DPW Office in Town Hall during normal business hours. Bag Tags are not available by mail.

For more information, contact the Pepperell DPW Highway Division, 978-433-5735.

Used-Bike Sale

Now accepting donations

Donate your outgrown, no longer used bikes, scooters and accessories for the 4th Annual Used Bike Sale (All proceeds benefit Friends of Pepperell Recreation, not-for-profit, for play structures* on town field.)

Donations accepted anytime: drop off at 152 Heald St. or by appointment and for information call: 978-835-0133. (Three locations are available for donation drop-offs, call for addresses.)

Come find a great bike at the

Used Bike Sale: Saturday, April 17, 2010. (rain date: Sunday April 18, 2010.) 9-1 p.m. at the Community Center.

Friends of Pepperell: The mission of this group is to promote community involvement for the betterment of Pepperell and its recreational facilities. Our goal is to encourage support through both financial and volunteer opportunities for the broadening of recreational services and activities for all ages. New members always welcome. Visit us at


Good Friday Ecumenical Service

Friday, April 2, 7 p.m., Townsend Methodist Church, 265 Main St., “Meetinghouse Church on the Hill,” Townsend Center. All Welcome.

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 4, 6 a.m. at The Cooperage overlooking Townsend Harbor Pond, 70 Main St. ( Rt. 119), Townsend. A Service of Song, Prayer & Message; a beautiful way to begin your Easter Day, sponsored by Townsend Methodist Church.

Easter Morning Pancake Breakfast

6:45 a.m. at Townsend Methodist Church, “Meetinghouse Church on the Hill,” 265 Main St., Townsend Center. The breakfast is following the 6 a.m. Sunrise Service at The Cooperage. It is Free, with donations accepted. Please call 978-597-2486 for more information.

Candidates Night at the Senior Center

April 13 at 7 p.m.

The Council on Aging and Pepperell Free Press will host a Candidates Night at the Pepperell Senior Center on April 13, at 7 p.m. The event will offer a chance to meet and hear from the candidates running for office in the upcoming Annual Town Election, scheduled for April 26. There are contested races for Town Clerk, NMRSD School Committee, and Planning Board.

Moderator for the evening will be Derek TenBroeck.

Pepperell Garden Club, Weds., April 14: “30 Plants that Pay the Rent”

7 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, Rt. 111, Pepperell.

Professional landscape designer Adriana O’Sullivan will present “30 Plants that Pay the Rent.” She describes her program as one “that gives you many ideas to use in your own garden. The plants featured are some of the easiest to grow in our area. They are drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and offer at least two or three seasons of interest.” Learn how to create more beauty in your garden by making combinations that seem to extend the blooming season, and discover some new cultivars to introduce in your garden. She will also suggest alternative perennials, shrubs and trees to substitute for identified invasive species in Massachusetts.

For more information contact: 978-433-0995. The public is welcome to attend for a guest fee of $5.

In April at the Senior Center


Love Cards? We have lots of excitement to choose from: Mondays at 9:30 play Hand and Foot; Tuesdays at 10 is Cribbage and at 12:30 is Gin Rummy.

Exercise — Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and Friday mornings at 11:30 with Elaine.

Pickled Players Drama Group continues on Mondays at 1 p.m. New members welcome!


Love Yoga? You can come to the Center on Tuesdays at 9:30 for Yoga with Patsy and Thursdays at 9:00 for Yoga with Elise.

Play the harmonica on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.


Singing with the Hot Shots is at 9:15 on Wednesday mornings.

Lunch — Join our lunches on Wednesdays at noon. There is always something delicious to eat!! Follow lunch with a bit of bingo fun. $1 buys 3 cards.


Zumba Gold! Thursdays at 11 a.m. Erica Donohoe of Rise and Shine Fitness has been Zumba Gold certified. Zumba is a form of Latin dance exercise. The cost for this program is $2 for Pepperell residents and $3 for non-seniors and out of town residents. Come give it a try!!!

Line dancing with Joan Gregoire Thursdays at 1 p.m. The cost for this program is $2 for Pepperell residents and $3 for non-seniors and out of town residents.


Wii Sports continues with bowling on Thursdays at 12:30 and golf on Fridays at 9:30.


Men’s Group! Fridays at 10 a.m. Come down to the center for good conversation, coffee and something sweet. On April 9, come down and speak with Paul Camire who spent his entire career as a railroad worker!

Decorative Painting begins Friday April 1 and continues each Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Donna Dewberry’s “One Stroke Painting” will be taught by one of Donna Lynch’s former students, Maureen Smith. The cost for this program is $15 for Pepperell residents and $25 for nonseniors and out of town residents. Please sign up at the front desk.

Watercolor workshop with Linda Salisbury Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost for this program is $30 for Pepperell residents and $45 for non-seniors and out of town residents. This cost includes supplies.

Movie Matinee Fridays at 12:30 p.m.: April 2 “Nothing But the Truth”; April 9 “Four Christmases”; April 16 “Adam”; April 23 “My Sister’s Keeper”; and April 30 “Love Happens.” Popcorn included! Free of charge!

APRIL 13 AT 1 P.M.

Falls Prevention: A physical therapist from Ramsey Rehab. in Tyngsboro will discuss the risk facts of falling, primary sites of falls, safety recommendations and the importance of exercise. Apple pie will be served! This event is free of charge.

APRIL 14 at 11 a.m.Seniors trip to the High School : The Special Select Chorus has invited Pepperell and Townsend seniors to attend a performance at North Middlesex Regional High School. The event will be followed by lunch. Bus transportation will be provided and will leave the senior center at 11:00 a.m. This event is free of charge. Please sign up at the front desk.

APRIL 16 AT 12:30 p.m.Book Club: This month, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini.


Lunch at Scotch Pine Farm: The seniors have reserved seating at Scotch Pine Farm. $10 will pay for a delicious meal (tip not included). Please sign up at the front desk. There is a 15 person limit.


Spring Fling/Yard sale

Pepperell Community Church will hold a Spring Fling/Yard Sale on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn, Three Townsend Street, Pepperell. Rain Date is May 15. Event will include — Grandma’s attic, Book Table, Lunch on the grill, Children’s bounce house, Gently used toys, Jewelry. Tables available for rent $20. If you are interested in renting a table for the yard sale or If you are interested in donating gently used items to the church, for the church to sell, please contact the church office M,W,F 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 978-433-2055, Sponsored by the Community Church of Pepperell.