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CALENDAR

SATURDAY, JULY 17

Pepperell Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Field (July 10 through Oct. 23.)

MONDAY, JULY 19

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Band Concert: 6:30 p.n., Town Field. Please see below for more details.

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Board of Fire Engineers: 8 a.m., Public Safety Complex

BRIEFS

Pepperell Christian Fellowship hosting Vacation Bible School

Pepperell Christian Fellowship is hosting a Vacation Bible School, July 26-July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Firefighters by TruthQuest.”

The VBS is free and open to all children of the area who are four years old by July 1 through fifth grade just completed. The church is located at 17 Main St., Pepperell, next door to the Pepperell Lawrence Library.

A moms class will also be going on and is open to all women; it is the same time and place with a staffed nursery.

There is a snack provided. We ask that children please bring a plain white T-shirt for a craft day during the week. Registration will be done at the door on Monday, July 26.

Any questions, contact Mary Beal or Vicki Triehy at 978-433-6360, www.pcfchurch.org.

Student Art Contest for Covered Bridge —

entry deadline July 23

The Covered Bridge Committee announces an art contest open to all Pepperell students grades K through eight. Drawings or paintings must be of Pepperell’s covered bridge past or present and be an original work of art. One winner will be chosen from each grade level and a grand prize winner will win $100. Winning drawings will be displayed in the www.pepperellcoveredbridge.org; Lawrence Library during the month of August; The program guide for the fall Bridge Opening Celebration; and various public areas in Pepperell.

Artist Nita Casey of the Gingerbread Art Gallery in Pepperell and the Covered Bridge Committee will judge the contest based on creativity and originality.

Submit your drawing to the Lawrence Library by Friday, July 23. Include your name, grade, and phone number. Winners will be chosen on Aug. 1.

SAVE THE DATE

2010 Summer Bandstand Concert Series

The Pepperell Business Association will again present a summer bandstand concert series on the Town Field every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. from July 6 through Aug. 10. The performers are:

July 20: “Old Enough to Know Better” sponsored by RE/MAX, featuring RE/MAX hot air balloon rides

July 27: “Mumblefish” sponsored by Lyons & Tzanoudakis and Richard Egan Construction, with a free Ice Cream Social courtesy of Pepperell Recreation

Aug. 3: “Downtown Rhythm” sponsored by Masy Systems, Pepperell Safety Night

Aug. 10: “60s Invasion,” sponsored by Hazel Brooks Foundation.

What’s happening at

the Senior Center …

Love cards? We have lots of excitement to choose from:

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.

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

Lunch — Join our lunches on Wednesdays at 12 noon. There is always something delicious to eat!! Follow lunch with a bit of bingo fun. $1 buys you 3 cards.

NEW***Salad Bar***

On Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we are offering a salad bar lunch program. The cost is $3. The selection is plentiful and different every week! Give it a try!

Play the harmonica on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

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

July 22 and 29 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!!!

July 16, 23 and 30 at 11 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.

July 12 at 5 p.m.

Summer cookout. Join us for a summer cookout. Tom Ruggles and the Barbershop Quartet will entertain us. Audience participation is highly encouraged! There will be sing-a-longs! Limited to 150 people. Please sign up at the front desk. The cost is $2 for Pepperell residents and $3 for out-of-own residents. This event is supported in part by the Pepperell Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

July 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Book Club. This month’s discussion will be about “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. 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!

July 28 at noon

Rotary Picnic. The Pepperell/Groton Rotary Club will be hosting their annual picnic here at the Pepperell Senior Center. Enjoy an afternoon with lunch free of charge. The lunch will be followed by bingo. The more the merrier! $1 buys 3 cards. Please sign up prior to the event. Lunch will be served at noon.

July 22 at 12 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 and pay prior to the event at the front desk. There is a 15-person limit.

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

July 16 ,”Avatar”; July 23 ,”Sherlock Holmes”; and July 30 ,”Gifted Hands: Ben Carson Story.” Popcorn included! Free of charge!

At Lawrence Library…

All Ages Knitting/Crocheting Group

Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your current knitting or crocheting project, or learn how to get started! Open to people of all ages and abilities.

In the Art Gallery

Steve Sennott – Photographer

July 13 – Aug. 13

Pepperell resident and photographer Steve Sennott’s passion for photography and travel were inspired by his experience as an organ recipient.

Book Club

* Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

This month the group will discuss “The Necklace,” by Cheryl Jarvis.

* Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.

This month the group will discuss “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick.

Origami Jewelry

Thursday, July 22, at 2 p.m.

Create beautiful jewelry out of paper! Open to tweens, teens, and adults. Register online.

Transform a T-shirt

Thursday, July 29, at 4 p.m.

Slash it, scrunch it, sew it, make it yours! Bring in some old T-shirts, and turn them into something new: a top, a skirt, a bag … time to get crafty and have some fun. Free pizza. Open to tweens and teens. Register online.

Open Zentangle Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m.

Do you like to doodle? Want to have fun and create some really cool images? Come learn about Zentangles! We have free Zentangle kits for the first eight people who register (thanks to the Friends of the Library). Open to tweens, teens, and adults. Register online.

Tie-Dye Party!

Thursday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the end of summer reading by making a cool tie-dye T-shirt! We’ll give you a white T-shirt to start with (one per person, while supplies last, thanks to the Friends of the Library). Open to tweens and teens. No registration.

Lurking in the Trees

Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.

Do you have any Asian Longhorned Beetles in your trees? Learn more about this insect that is infesting trees all over Massachusetts. Join us for a free showing of the short (32 min.) documentary Lurking in Trees to learn more about this destructive insect.

Youth Services

Stories on the Steps

Thursdays, July 22, July 29 , Aug. 5

10:30 – 11 a.m. on the front lawn

Stories, songs, puppets, and parachute play for babies and children with a parent or caregiver. No registration.

Recyclimpics

Thursday, Aug. 12

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Can you win the bronze, the silver, the gold, or the green? Games for all ages will have a “green” theme in this end of the summer reading program grand finale. Bring home the green! Register online.

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Pepperell Board of Health, announces that a well adult clinic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center on Senior Center Road (off Route 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.