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Spaces available at yard sale/flea market

TOWNSEND — The Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale and Flea Market at the 491 Main St., West Townsend, VFW Post on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 1.)

All are welcome to buy, sell and/or browse. It is anticipated that crafts, toys, tools, household items, furniture, clothes, knick-knacks and much more will be offered for sale. A light lunch will be served.

There are more than 40 vendor spaces available to rent. A space inside the VFW Function Hall with a table supplied is $15 and available on a first-reserved/first-served basis. A space in the VFW parking lot is $10. Spaces will be reserved when payment is received. Checks should be made payable to “Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary.

To arrange for a Yard Sale/Flea Market space, or get additional information, call Auxiliary Senior Vice President Linda Goodwin at 978-227-4080 or speak to a bartender at the Townsend VFW Post Home.


Girl Scout Alums Invited Back to Camp

WORCESTER — Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts is looking for former staff, campers and friends of Camp Green Eyrie to join in the camp’s 85th Anniversary Celebration to be held at Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard on August 7, 2010. You can register for just the day, stay for dinner, or stay overnight. For more information or to register online, visit or contact Brenda at or 800-462-9100 x4032.

Theatre at the Mount announces auditions

Theatre at the Mount will hold auditions for the Fall Touring Production, Berenstain Bears on Stage. Audition dates are Tuesday, July 27 and Weds., July 28 at 6 p.m. sharp in room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College. The cast calls for an ensemble of eight to 12 members (mix of male and female) ages 14 and up. A short vocal selection will be taught to all teens that audition; wear comfortable clothing for dance audition; and, expect cold-readings from the script.

Tentative rehearsal schedule is Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning August 19. Berenstain Bears will be performed at local elementary schools on Oct. 7, 8, 21, 22, 28; and at the Mount on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call Professor Gail Steele at 978-630-9162, or e-mail

Fall bulb and perennial sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale on Sept. 24 (3-6 p.m.) and Sept. 25 (8 a.m. to noon) at the 4H Fairgrounds, 51 South Chelmsford Road, Westford. All items may be ordered in advance for best selection, through Sept. 3; please visit our Web site at or call 978 692 9395 to receive a sales brochure.


Lutheran Bible School

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (located at the historic Groton Grange Hall) will be hosting its 10th Annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) for pre-school children (age 3) up to fourth grade graduates. During the mornings of July 26 to the 30th, we will travel to Egypt in our imaginations as we explore “Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.” For more information and to request a registration form, please contact Margaret Doyle at 978-772-7095. There is no charge for this program.

Intergenerational Vacation Bible School

The First Parish Church of Berlin, Route 62, Berlin Center is having a Baobab Blast from 5-8 p.m. July 19-23. Children’s activities include games, crafts, music and stories themedaround community. There will be adult groups as well. Visit for more information and to register. Their annual chicken barbecue will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 23. The dinner Includes barbecue chicken, choice of two sides, watermelon and drink. Eat-In or takeout. $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger.

Vacation Bible School

SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School is being offered Aug. 2 to 6 at Trinity Church located at 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road in Bolton (just off Route 117). This free program runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is for children going into pre-K through eighth grade. For more information or to register, call the church office at 978-779-5517 or visit


Students from the Indian Hill Music School’s Summer Musical Theater will present the Broadway musical “Annie,” fully-staged, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. There will be three shows: Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 25, at 2 p.m., at Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 495/Exit 30), Littleton. Tickets are $12/adults, $10/children. Call 978-486-9524 or visit

Relay for Life fundraiser

This free event will be Saturday, Aug. 21, from noon-5 p.m. at Cherry Hill Ice Cream Too, 53 Main St. in Townsend. A car show will feature classic and custom cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles. Other events include Uncle Moe’s Down Home BBQ, ice cream, dancing, vendors, two moonwalks, 50/50 raffle, trophies, and goodie bags for the first 25 vehicles that arrive. Entertainment will be provided by D&K Entertainment with Country Dave.

The chicken barbecue dinner is $10. Receive a free small ice cream with the purchase of the dinner. Tickets for the dinners must be purchased by Saturday, Aug. 14. For more ticket information, contact or call Christina at 978-602-7086 or Tubby Boucher at 978-0597-8876.

Memory Ride for Alzheimer’s

Hundreds of cyclists, from experienced to novice, are signing up for Memory Ride to raise money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Set for Saturday, July 24, Memory Ride offers a challenging 100-mile “century” ride, as well as a “metric century” of 62 miles and a 20-mile option.

Starting and finishing in Devens. The association is offering training and cycling information for casual riders and serious cyclists. Riders and volunteers can sign up at . The event includes a pre-ride pasta dinner for riders on July 23 and a post-ride BBQ and party that are open to the public.

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