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SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Family Wii Fun: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a Wii gaming system set up for you to use with one game of our choice. Thinking of buying a Wii system? Try it before you buy it! Have a Wii? Play here with other kids and families. Fun for the whole family!

New playground installation: Construction Volunteers Needed!!: The Friends of Pepperell Recreation are very excited to receive delivery of long sought after pieces to a new playground for the Town Field. They were ordered weeks ago and are due in town very soon. The goal is to have these installed and ready before the summer months – to be enjoyed by summer playground participants and everyone else. A date has been set for the playground installation and the Friends of Pepperell hope that you may be able to set aside some time to help them install the new equipment on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, even if only for a few hours. Any and all time you can spare would be put to good use, particularly from those with construction knowledge. There are 8 pieces to install – two slides, a bank of 8 swings, a carousel spinner, zipline, rock n rider, a gravitron, and a tire swing. Teams of 5-8 will be set up to work on each piece to facilitate installation. Please recruit a few friends and work on this together! The Friends will be assembling whatever possible ahead of time during the week prior/during the day. The rest will be done onsite on Saturday and Sunday, June 19 & 20. For more information, contact the Friends of Pepperell Recreation.

MONDAY, JUNE 21

Special Election: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., polls at Varnum Brook Elementary School gym; debt exclusion vote for new fire truck ($350,000 per Article 11 at the Annual Town Meeting).

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, JUNE 24

At Lawrence Library — 10:30 to 11 a.m. on the front lawn. Stories, songs, puppets, and parachute play for babies and children with a parent or caregiver. No registration.

BRIEFS

Next in the Lawrence Library Art Gallery — Making Memories ~ presented by the New England Organ Bank, June 15-30. NEOB brings us a collection of art from people around New England who have been touched by organ and tissue donation. The Friends of the Library will host an information night/reception on Tuesday, June 15, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.. You have the power to save lives! www.donatelifenewengland.org.

Pepperell Recreation’s Summer Playground

This drop-off program for children ages 5-14 features lots of fun-filled activities geared toward specific age groups. Again this year, each age group will have its own activities, programs and counselors focused on their interests and abilities in a safe, supervised environment.

Sports: Your child will have the opportunity to participate in many sports, some of which include: Street Hockey, Ladderball, Wiffleball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Capture the Flag

Arts & Crafts: Painting, Drawing, Beadwork, Tie-dye, Sand art

Contests: Balloon tosses, Hula hoops and Jump rope among many other contests!

Field Trips: Roller-skating, Movies

Dates: 5-week program beginning Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, August h

Time: Daily 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $150/child for 5 weeks, $300/for families with 2 or more children enrolled, $40/1 week pass. Location: Town Field & Community Center

How do I register?

By mail – Please mail your check (payable to Town of Pepperell) and form to: Pepperell Recreation Programs One Main Street, c/o Town Hall Pepperell, MA 01463. Download form at www.town.pepperell.ma.us/recreation

Townsend and Pepperell Methodist Churches plan combined 10 a.m. summer worship schedule

Townsend United Methodist Church and Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church have planned combined 10 a.m. summer worship services again this year. July worship will be at Townsend UMC (July 4 -25). The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of Rts. 13 and 119, in Townsend Center — the “meetinghouse church on the hill.”

The August 10 a.m. worship service (August 1-29) will be held at Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial UMC. The church is located at 1 Chapel Hill, off Main Street, one block in from Pepperell’s Dunkin’ Donuts.

Nursery care for the younger children will be provided. If you are interested in singing with the summer choirs, please know you will be welcomed to join on one Sunday, or all Sundays. For more information refer to www.townsendumc.com/or call Rev. Joan-Anne Westfall, pastor for both churches, at 978-433-2185.

SAVE THE DATE

What’s happening at the Senior Center …

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!

June 24 from 10-11 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 and pay prior to the start of the session at the front desk.

June 24 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!!!

June 18 and 25 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 10:00 a.m. Joe Mazzola, our veterans agent, on May 18.

Please bring plenty of questions for Joe to answer!

Movie Matinee every Friday at 12:30 p.m.

June 18: Brothers; June 25: The Time Traveler’s Wife. Popcorn included! Free of charge!

June 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Book Club: This month’s discussion will be about “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay. Copies of this book will be made available at the Lawrence Library. Please come and discuss what you liked about the book. New members are always encouraged to come by!

June 21 at 1 p.m.

Ice Cream Social sponsored by Senior Helpers, caring in-home companions. Join us for a delicious summertime treat! This event is free of charge.

June 22 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Spring Rolls! Delia, one of our dedicated kitchen volunteers, has offered to cook her delicious spring rolls with a group of interested folks. And, yes, you can eat them once they are prepared! Please sign up at the front desk so we have the appropriate amount of supplies. This event is free of charge!

June 24 at 12 p.m.

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 and pay prior to the event at the front desk. There is a 15-person limit.

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