SATURDAY, MAY 1
Annual Friends of the Library Toy sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Friends of the Lawrence Library will hold its Annual Friend’s Toy Yard Sale on the front lawn of the Library, rain or shine. There will be a variety of new and gently used baby items, toys, games and puzzles. Anyone wishing to make a donation prior to the sale can drop off items at the library during operating hours through Friday, April 30. Toys, big and small, indoor and outdoor; Baby Items; games and puzzles; no stuffed animals please. All proceeds will benefit the library.
Pet supply drive: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pepperell Community Center. Junior Girl Scout collecting items to make pet first-aid kits to include penlights, small bandage scissors and pocket-size hand-sanitizer plus cleaning items such as bleach and paper towels as well as general pet supply items. All for local pet shelters. For more, call 978-433-8695.
Meat Bingo: The Pepperell Knights Of Columbus be be having a Meat Bingo at 2 p.m. at the K of C hall. Refreshments will be served at intermission. We are located at 19 Jersey St., 978-433-6581.
Dirty Dog Invitation: 6 p.m. Pepperell Prescott Grange, 12 Park St., will show “Hotel for Dogs” at 7 p.m. AND, with the welcome arrival of spring, Grange members recognize the town has lots of mud-puddle dirty dogs. While some guilty canines will stay in their dog houses, many owners are worried about reckless invasions and gritty floors, soiled couches, and for some, climbing into sand-piled beds. For a brief respite from the pet/housekeeping struggle, prior to the movie, at 6 p.m., there will be $1 dog shampoos and brushings. Please bring your own bows and fancy collars. We’ll be taking pictures. Your very favorite stuffed dogs are also welcome. The live, damp ones will have to remain outside during the movie, but there will be a special movie seating section for your soft, cuddly, never-roles-in-the-mud, furry friend. The movie is free. Concession and bath income supports the Grange community activities fund.
MONDAY, MAY 3
School Committee: 6 p.m. North Middlesex Regional School Committee will meet at Nissitissit Middle School, prior to Town Meeting.
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic: The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health and Pepperell Board of Health will hold an H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nissitissit Middle School immediately prior to the Pepperell Annual Town Meeting. Flu vaccines are available to everyone. For more information, please contact the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.
Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Rm. B
Board of Assessors: 7 p.m., Assessors office
ANNUAL/SPECIAL TOWN MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Nissitissit Middle School auditorium
TUESDAY, MAY 4
Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Rm. A
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Rm. B
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
Well adult clinic: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Pepperell Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center on Senior Center Road (off Rte 111). Drop in for Blood Pressure, Pulse Screening and Diet Teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at www.nashoba.org.
Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Rm. A
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Rm. B
Lawrence Library Board of Trustees: 7 p.m., Lawrence Library break room
THURSDAY, MAY 6
Board of Public Works: 7 p.m., Town Hall Conf. Room A
SATURDAY, MAY 8
Spring Fling: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Church. Please see below for details.
Middle School dance: The new American Youth Football League in Pepperell is sponsoring a dance for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from 7-10 p.m. at the Community Center. Admission to each is $5/person. Contact Andria Kiluk at 978-433-8760 for more information or to volunteer to chaperon.
Toy Sale Drop-off — through Friday, April 30,
The Friends of the Library will be taking donations for their annual Toy Sale:
* Toys – big and small, indoor and outdoor
* Baby items
* Games & puzzles
* NO STUFFED ANIMALS
You can drop off your donations in the meeting room during regular library hours, from April 24 -30 only.
The Toy Sale will be on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the front lawn of the library. All proceeds will benefit the library.
SAVE THE DATE
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, 3 Townsend St., 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, email@example.com. Sponsored by the Community Church of Pepperell.
Middle School Dances – May 8 & June 4
The new American Youth Football League in Pepperell is sponsoring two dances for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on Saturday, May 8 and Friday, June 4. Both dances will be from 7-10 p.m. and will be held at the Community Center. Admission to each is $5/person.
Contact Andria Kiluk at 978-433-8760 for more information or to volunteer to chaperone.
Calling All Perennial Gardeners
The Pepperell Garden Club is looking for donations from your beautiful perennial gardens for their upcoming Plant Sale, Saturday, May 15 at the Lawrence Library.
The Plant Sale is the largest fundraising event for the garden club. Funds from the sale are used for numerous projects throughout Pepperell such as town beautification with planters on Main Street, plantings at town hall, Lawrence Library, the rotary, the rail trail, holiday greens and wreaths on public buildings, donations of trees throughout town and scholarships for local students.
Do you have plants to donate for the Plant Sale? Please call Pat at 978-433-2021 or Carol at 978-433-3023.
American Redware Pottery Performance
The Mass Cultural Council as administered by the Pepperell Cultural Council presents a unique pottery performance hosted by Pepperell Historical Society at the Pepperell Community Center on May 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rick Hamelin, of Warren, has been recognized by the Mass Cultural Council as a Keeper of Tradition and by Early American Life Magazine as one of America’s Best Redware potters for over the last 19 years. This performance, seen in over 250 venues across Massachusetts, would be of interest to those interested in Massachusetts pottery history and pottery techniques. Stories about old Massachusetts potters will be told and many items, including teapots and dragons, will be are made on the wheel. For more information, please contact Rick Hamelin at 413-436-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. His Web site is www.americanredware.com.
What’s happening at the Senior Center in May…
Love Cards? Mondays at 9:30 a.m. play Hand and Foot; Tuesdays at 10 a.m. is Cribbage and at 12:30 p.m. is Gin Rummy.
Love Yoga? You can come to the center on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for Yoga with Patsy and Thursdays at 9 a.m. for Yoga with Elise.
Wii Sports continues with bowling on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and golf on Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Sing with the Hot Shots is at 9:15 a.m. 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.
Exercise — Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and Friday mornings at 11:30 a.m. with Elaine.
Play the harmonica — On Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Pickled Players Drama Group — Mondays at 1 p.m. New members welcome!
May 5 at 3:30 a.m. — Seniors trip to Nissitissit Middle School. The seniors have been invited to attend the dress rehearsal to Nissitissit Middle School’s drama group’s presentation of Disney’s Mulan. Transportation will not be provided.
May 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. — Zumba Gold! 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 nonseniors and out of town residents. Come give it a try!!!
May 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Decorative Painting begins. 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. We must have 6 folks sign up to hold this session!!!
May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10: a.m. — Men’s Group! Come down to the center for good conversation, coffee and something sweet. We will continue Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Detective Bill Greathead from the Pepperell Police Department will be here to speak on May 14.
May 10 at 1 p.m. — Dancers of the Sahara. Belly dance performance by the Dancers of the Sahara. These local ladies have performed at GrotonFest. Come enjoy the performance and have a little ice cream also! A $1 donation is requested.
May 11 at noon — Seniors Trip to Nashoba Park in Ayer. The seniors have been invited to Nashoba Park Assisted Living for lunch followed by a sing-a-long. The choice of lunch is Roasted Turkey on a Baguette or Roast Beef with Swiss Cheese on Marble Rye Bread. This event is limited to 20 so please sign up ahead at the front desk.
May 14 at 12:30 p.m. — Book Club. This month’s discussion will be about “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young.
May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Legal Advice with Ed McDuffee. Ed McDuffee will give free legal advice to 4 seniors each for a half hour. Please sign up at the front desk.
May 20 at noon — 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.
May 21 and 28 and June 4 and 11 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Watercolor workshop continues with Linda Salisbury. The cost for this program is $30 for Pepperell residents and $45 for nonseniors and out of town residents. This cost includes supplies.
May 26 at 10:30 a.m. — Memorial Day Remembrance. Join us as we honor and remember those who have served our country with a very special program featuring the Singing Trooper. Lunch will be served at noon. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Movie Matinee every Friday at 12:30 p.m.
May 7: John Wayne movie; May 14: Couple’s Retreat; May 21: The Blind Side; May 28: Old Dogs. Popcorn included! Free of charge!