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CALENDAR

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Library Trustees: 7:30 p.m., Trustees room, Library

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Please see below for details.

Book-making for children using recycled materials: 11 a.m. to noon. Ages 7+ Limited to 8 participants. Library Storytime Room.

Family festival, game dinner: Please see below for details.

MONDAY, MAY 3

Qi Gong: 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., exercise, in Library Meeting Hall A&B.

Friends of Seniors: 4 p.m., Town Hall room 2

School Committee: 6 p.m. North Middlesex Regional School Committee at Nissitissit Middle School in Pepperell prior to Pepperell Town Meeting.

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Town Hall Selectmen’s Chambers

Townsend Housing Authority: 7 p.m., Town Hall room 1

TUESDAY, MAY 4

Well adult clinic/Ashby: 11 a.m. to noon. 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 Library, New Ipswich Road, Ashby. For further information, contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307. or visit us at www.nashoba.org.

Community Reiki Share: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register on-line. http://www.townsendlibrary.org12 open slots; sign in upon arrival, in Library Meeting Hall A&B.

Townsend Meeting Hall Committee: 10:30 a.m., Townsend Meeting Hall, Library

Flu Clinic: 6 p.m- 9 p.m., Town Hall room 2

Town Meeting: 7 p.m., Library Meeting Hall.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

Well adult clinic/Townsend: 1-3 p.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held at the Senior Center on Dudley Road. 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.

Qi Gong: 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., exercise, in Library Meeting Hall A&B.

Senior Bingo: 1:30 to 3 p.m., Library/Senior Center Meeting Hall A&B.

Learn Sign Language: 4 to 5 p.m., Library Storytime Room.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Town Hall room 2

THURSDAY, MAY 6

Line Dancing: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Library’s Meeting Hall A&B. For fees, contact the Senior Center.

Book drop-off, sale set-up: Donations for the annual Friends of the Townsend Library book sale can be dropped off in the Meeting Hall from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 7.

Nancy Drew Book Club: 6 to 7 p.m. Join Miss Stacy for food and a fun discussion about a Nancy Drew Book! This month we will be reading “The Ringmaster’s Secret.” Pick up a copy in the Children’s Room! Ages 7+, in Library Storytime Room.

Literacy Volunteer Training: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Library Historical Meeting Room.

FRIDAY, MAY 7

Friends of the Townsend Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of the Townsend Public Library will be holding a book and bake sale on Friday, May 7 (3 p.m. – 8 p.m.), Saturday, May 8, (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), and Sunday, May 9, (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) in the Meeting Hall at the new library (12 Dudley Road). Buy a Townsend Public Library book bag for $15 and fill it with as many books as will fit, for free. Or buy an empty bag for $10. On Sunday, starting at 3 p.m., a person can fill a paper bag for $1. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item or a paper good item for the Townsend Ecumenical Outreach (TEO) can exchange it for one free book. (One per person). Please no early birds.

BRIEFS

Seeking nominees

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are once again seeking the help of the community in nominating that “outstanding individual” in Townsend who has given so much for the growth and betterment of Townsend and its seniors. All nominees for consideration should be submitted no later than May 31, 2010. If someone you have nominated in the past and was not selected, please re-submit that individual for consideration.

Forms for the nomination can be picked up at the Townsend Senior Center. Mail your nominee to: The William E. May Endowment Committee, in care of The Friends of the Townsend Seniors, P. O. Box 972, Townsend, MA 01469.

Completed forms can also be dropped off at the Senior Center but please mark on the envelope, “William E. May Endowment Nominee.”

Time, date, location and tickets for the award dinner is not available at this time. For more information call Bill Roberts at 978-597-8587 or Russ Moore at 978-597-0204.

SAVE THE DATE

Family Festival

On Saturday, May 1, the Townsend Rod and Gun Club is holding a Family Festival at the Club, located at 46 Emery Road, Townsend.

The dinner selections will include several nongame dishes as well as a variety of wild game dishes. The event will start at 12:30 p.m. with a live animal demonstration by Michelle’s Menagerie, various demonstrations and competitions for all age groups and strolling magic by Steve Charette. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the grand raffle of a $500 Cabela’s Gift Card, are on sale now at $10 each with only 100 tickets being sold. Winner does not need to be present to win, so purchase your ticket soon.

Tickets for afternoon-only activities/demonstrations 12:30-6 p.m., not including dinner/dancing) are $5 each. Afternoon-&-Supper tickets are $20 each through April 21 and $25 each beginning April 22. Tickets for children ages 6 through 12 years are $10 each, and children 5 and under are free. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call Jaime Berry at 978-771-1269.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day, May 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Devens DPW, 99 Buena Vista Street, Devens.

For Townsend Residents, households, fees are $35 for up to 10 gals. or 10 lbs., $55 for up to 25 gals. or 25 lbs.

Simple Pre-registration just go to www.MassToss.com or call Tessa at 978-660-6130.

Ashby 5k & Safety Day

is taking place on Saturday May 22, rain or shine. The runners start at 9:30 a.m. The walkers start at 9:45 a.m. You can register by mail or on the day of the race. Download the registration form at www.ashby5k.org.

Proceeds go to the Girl Scouts Annual Giving Campaign, which provides financial aid to scouts.

There will be nail-painting, face-painting, RAD kids demo, child watch during the race, first aid demo, and child I.D. cards.

Come be part of this wonderful event!