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CALENDAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 3

Fitness for seniors: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Library Meeting Hall A.

Books and Blocks Storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 1-3 in Library Storytime Room.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 4

Weight Watchers: 7:30 to 9 a.m. in Library Meeting Hall A.

MONDAY, SEPT. 6

Labor Day Holiday

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7

Preschool Storytime and Craft: 11 to 11:45 a.m., ages 3 to 5, in Library Storytime Room. Register online or e-mail mbenevides@cwmars.org.

Townsend Meeting-style meeting with Bill Gunn: U.S. Congressional candidate, 6 to 8 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Amanda Dwight: 3 p.m., Town Hall

Board of Health: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall

Library Search Committee: 7 p.m., Library conference room

Meeting Hall Committee: 7 p.m., Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8

Fitness for Seniors: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Library Meeting Hall B.

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

Well adult clinic: 9 to 11 a.m., Atwood Acres, 66 Dudley Road. The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health is holding a well-adult clinic to offer blood-pressure and pulse screenings, as well as diet teachings. No appointment is necessary and a physical therapist will be present to discuss safety and do balance testing.

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

North Middlesex Youth Lacrosse Association meeting: 7 to 9 p.m., Library Meeting Hall B.

Conservation Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9

Cribbage Tournament: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 entry fee, prizes for winners, in Library Meeting Hall B.

Beginner Line-dancing: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Library Meeting Hall A. Cost $36 per session payable before the first class.

Destination Imagination Information Night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Library Meeting Hall A&B.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10

Fitness for seniors: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Library Meeting Hall A.

Intermediate Line-dancing: 10 to 11 a.m., cost $3 per class, in Library Meeting Hall B.

Books and Blocks Storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 1-3 in Library Storytime Room.

Friends of Sheila Coffee Hour: 6 to 8 p.m., Library Meeting Hall A.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11

Weight Watchers: 7:30 to 9 a.m. in Library Meeting Hall A.

St. John’s Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Townsend Common. Come and play games, and buy fresh homegrown produce. Purchase local crafts, listen to music and eat! Take a chance to win themed gift baskets and other raffle prizes. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 12, at noon.

Support for parents of children with special needs: 7 p.m., 304 Townsend Hill Road. A new support group for parents of children with special needs. Take a break, relax and talk to other parents who have experienced the same issues. All parents are welcome to come! When: Sept. 11, then every other week. Casual, comfortable, confidential. Please RSVP to: Brody15@comcast.net.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

Open House: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Open House will be held at the Townsend Rod and Gun Club located at 46 Emery Road, Townsend, just off Route 13 (watch for signs, about 1.5 miles south of Townsend center). The wider community is invited to visit and tour one of Townsend’s most wonderful resources. View the trap range, 100-yard shooting range, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, the trout pond and the over 300 acres of hunting, hiking, biking and camping facilities. Learn about the shooting preserve which allows the club to stock and hunt game birds from Sept. 15 until March 31 and receive a certificate to a club hunt as a guest at member’s prices. There will be games for children, short guided walks around the property, and fishing is available at the trout pond with your own tackle. The trap range will be open to the public for $4 a round. Be sure to enter your name for a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods and have a breakfast or lunch in the club’s updated kitchen. For more information please e-mail tr-g-birds@hotmail.com or call 978-597-6723.

BRIEFS

News from Townsend Rec

Chaperones needed

Please consider being a chaperone for the recreation dances for the fifth- to eighth-graders at Hawthorne Brook Middle School. We hold a dance monthly on a Friday night when school is in session. Per the school district, we need 10 CORI-cleared chaperones at each dance. None of our children want us to be there, but without your help, these dances will not happen this coming school year. Please provide Karen with your e-mail and get CORI’d soon. September is near!

Adult exercise classes and volleyball sessions for grade 5 and above will begin in September.

Haunted Trail in October. Need help. Let Karen know.

Go to http://www.townsend.ma.us/towngov/culture&rec/recreatn.htm for updates.

Townsend does not provide a budget for the Recreation Department. We are a self-supporting entity, which includes all operating costs and salaries.

SAVE THE DATE

Well adult clinic/Ashby

The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health is holding a well-adult clinic to offer blood-pressure and pulse screenings, as well as diet teachings. No appointment is necessary and a physical therapist will be present to discuss safety and do balance testing. The clinic is Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, Route 119 in Ashby. For information, contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit www.nashoba.org.

Townsend Farm and Food,

Sept. 14-18 at Townsend Public Library

The Townsend Public Library hosts:

* Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.: Heifer International: A Family Concert About Animals, Gardening and Community, featuring Marilyn Ravina and Don DeMarsh on acoustical guitar.

* Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.: Drumlin Farms: Composting with worms and predators, families with children over 4 years of age.

* Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.: Townsend farmer Sue Greenough from North Forty Farm — What is Community Supported Agriculture?

* Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.: The movie, Food Inc., followed by a panel discussion with Ilene Bezhaler, editor of Edible Boston.

* Farm and Food Informational Festival

Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Community food resources, apple pie contest and Bev Napier: Cooking with local foods demo — ages 18 and up.

Register at the Townsend Public Library: phone: 978-597-1703 or e-mail sschuttler@cwmars.org.

For other information contact Cheryl Cloutier at ccloutier@piesky.com.