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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.

Library Movie Night: 6:30 to 9 p.m., “Wizard of Oz,” Meeting Hall A&B. Register online or with


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

Yard sale/flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Townsend VFW. Please see below for more details.

Fall supper: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Townsend United Methodist Church. Please see below for more details.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church spiritual retreat: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meeting Hall A


Planning Board: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall


Weight Watchers: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Library Meeting Hall A

Townsend Meeting Hall Committee: 10:30 a.m., regular meeting, in Meeting Hall B

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

Jewelry Bead Club: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Alice Struthers is leading a Jewelry/Bead Club where participants can get some instruction on jewelry making and also trade beads with others. Bring your own supplies (beads and findings) Also, tools if you have them. Location: Senior Center/Arts & Crafts Room.

Special Town Meeting: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.


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.

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

Simple Sewing: 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Library Storytime Room, ages 7 and up.

Horse Health Lecture series: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Hall A&B


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

Food and Fun Book Club: 6 to 7 p.m., reading “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” Book 1. Register online or at, Library Storytime Room

Manga Club: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., grades 6 to 9, Storytime Room. Register online or with

Fiber Frenzy: 6 to 8 p.m., Meeting Hall B, for adults.


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.

Seasonal flu clinic/Ashby: noon to 2 p.m., Ashby American Legion. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a seasonal flu clinic for residents of the Nashoba member towns will be held free of charge at the American Legion 361, New Ipswich Road, Ashby. No appointment necessary. Please bring your insurance cards. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333 or visit us at

Afternoon movie and TEO benefit: 3 to 5 p.m., “How to train your dragon,” Meeting Hall A. Bring a canned good for TEO!

Haunted Trail: (rain date Oct. 23) from 7 to 9 p.m. behind Hawthorne Brook, 64 Brookline St., Townsend. The Hawthorne Brook PTO will be selling refreshments and DJ Anton will be providing ghoulish music. Come and visit and stay awhile, if you dare! Per person, $4, or $3 if you bring a canned good for TEO. Strobes will be in use. Yes, it will be scary! Plus: Goss Farm in Dunstable $1 off Corn Maze and Cherry Hill Too free kiddie cone certificates will be given out to the first 200 people.


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

Townsend Harvest House Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets on sale now. The Townsend Historical Society is hosting a “Harvest House Tour”: Explore four private homes and the Society’s Reed Homestead, open to the public for this special one-day tour. Your ticket provides a description of each house, with map and directions. Each house is distinctive with its own history highlighting collections, furnishings and decorating ideas.

Get your tickets early! Presale tickets are $10 through Oct. 15, and after that, tickets will be $15. Tickets are available at McNabb Pharmacy, Evans on the Common, Bailey’s Bar & Grille, the Historical Society office at the Reed Homestead, 72 Main St., or call 978-597-2106.

Bugology: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Library Storytime Room. Register online or at

Lizzie Borden and the 40 whacks: 7 to 9 p.m., performed by the Devena Theatre Company, ages 12 and over, Meeting Hall A&B. Register online or at


Antique Toys: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and join Roy Shepherd as he shares hiss knowledge of antique toys, Meeting Hall A&B


Archery Class

Townsend Recreation will offer an archery class at the Townsend Rod and Gun, Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Cost: $90. Space is limited. Contact to secure a slot.


Yard sale/flea market

The Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary plans to hold another Yard Sale/Flea Market at the 491 Main St., West Townsend, VFW on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 17.

The public is invited to sell, buy or browse.

A space inside the VFW Function Hall with a table supplied is $15 and will be available on a first reserved-first served basis. A space in the VFW parking lot will be $10.

You may arrange for a Yard Sale/Flea Market space by calling Auxiliary Senior Vice President Linda Goodwin at 978-227-4080 or by speaking to a bartender at the Post Home.

Spaces will be reserved when payment is received. Checks should be made payable to Townsend VFW Post #6538 Ladies Auxiliary.

Fall Supper

The Townsend United Methodist Church is planning a fall supper Saturday, Oct. 16. The menu will feature pot roast and gravy; mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, butternut squash, rolls and delicious desserts!

The supper will be continuous servings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and you may “eat-In or take-out.” Ticket prices are: adults, $8; seniors, $7; children, $5, and free for under 5.

Please plan to have supper and celebrate the beautiful fall season at the historic “Meetinghouse Church on the Hill” on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The church is located at 265 Main Street in Townsend center, at the junction of routes 13 and 119. Please call 978-597-2486 for further information.

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