SATURDAY, MAY 7
Books, Plants, Toys for sale — to benefit the library: Please see below for details.
Electronics recycling: An electronics and appliances recycling collection event will take place rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the rear of the Townsend Common. Proceeds will benefit a Boy Scout Troop 10 Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout project. This Eagle project will involve the purchase and placement of life saving defibrillators in the Townsend schools and teaching school staff CPR and defibrillator use. All types of electronics, appliances and even gas powered mowers, snowblowers and lawn care equipment. Gas powered equipment must be drained of all fluids before dropping off. Scouts will be on hand to assist with unloading of your items.
So come on down, have a cup of coffee us and do your part to save the earth and help a good cause. For more information you can visit our website at http://www.troop10townsend.com or call 978-597-2095.
Back by poop-ular demand… Ashby Grange’s 10th annual POOP-A-PALOOZA!: Ashby Town Common, 9 a.m. to noon. Come one and all to the one-of-a-kind fertilizer festival! Bring a bucket and grab some of the best manure available –thousands of plants can not be wrong! Unique “got poop” T-shirts available – great gift idea! All proceeds benefit Grange Charities. For more information, please call the Duke of Dung, Tom, at 978-386-2323. Held in conjunction with the Legion Auxiliary’s plant sale. Due to overwhelming demand, available manure per patron will be limited.
MONDAY, MAY 9
Board of Health: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall
TUESDAY, MAY 10
Democratic Town Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Well adult clinic: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Atwood Acres, 66 Dudley Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. 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 www.nashoba.org.
Ashby well adult clinic: Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library, 812 Main St. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. 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 www.nashoba.org.
Prayer and Healing: 7 p.m., Townsend United Methodist Church. All are welcome to this special worship time, a service of prayer and healing and wholeness. The church is located at 265 Main St. For information, please call Rev. Joan-Anne Westfall at 978-433-2185.
Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall
SUNDAY, MAY 15
Concert to benefit TEO: 2 p.m., Saint John’s Church. The Montachusett Chorale will perform a benefit concert for TEO. Tickets are $10; children and students under 18 are free. The chorale will perform a wide selection of pieces including patriotic, Broadway and 20th century music. All proceeds from the concert will go to TEO.
at reasonable rates!
Need to keep your children entertained this summer? Get them out of the house and away from the TV and computer.
For about $2/hour, your child can enjoy Summer Recreation in Townsend. You do not have to be a Townsend resident to attend.
The six-week program runs Monday through Friday from June 27 through Aug. 5. The 9 a.m. to noon program is $175; the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. program (bring own lunch) is $250. Weekly $55 and daily is $12. For ages 5-13.
Counselor-in-training program offered for age 14 and above for $50. We offer sports, crafts, group and board games as well as dance, tumbling, drama/musical. We have field trips for an additional fee each week.
Find additional information and a sign-up form at www.townsend.ma.us
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sale of Sam Thorpe Prints
at Town Clerk’s Office
For the person who grew up in Townsend, has everything, loves the architecture of the Town Hall or is a fan of our late local artist Sam Thorpe’s works. The clerk’s office has Town Hall prints for sale at $75.
The print itself is 23 and 3/4 inches by 16 inches. They are numbered, signed by the artist and mounted on foam board.
The proceeds of the sales go to a fund to help maintain Memorial Hall.
SAVE THE DATE
Books, Plants, Toys for sale — to benefit the library
The spring edition of the Friends of the Townsend Public Library Book Sale will be held May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Library Meeting Hall. Book donations can be dropped off in the library during regular hours up to Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m.
The 5th annual plant sale to benefit the Townsend Public Library will be held May 7 as well, sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Public Library.
Plant donations will be accepted Tuesday, May 3, through Friday, May 6, during normal library hours, and the morning of the sale. Empty plant pots will be available at the library during that week for donors that are dividing and/or donating their plants for the sale.
Friends will be holding a toy sale in conjunction with their plant and book sale on May 7. Toy donations can be dropped off at the library prior to the sale during library hours from Tuesday, May 3, through Friday, May 6.
Ashby well adult clinic
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday May 19, noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road, Ashby. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. 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 www.nashoba.org.
30th Annual Spring
Festival and Craft Fair
The Townsend United Methodist Church 30th annual Spring Festival and Craft Fair is Saturday, May 21. It will be held on the Townsend Common, at the junction of routes 13 and 119, Townsend Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The rain date is Sunday, May 22, noon to 4 p.m.) Crafters from all over New England will participate with a great variety of arts and crafts. Festival plans include a food court, music, more than 40 crafters, tables with baked goods, plants and a silent auction. It will be a full day with something for everyone.
Crafter spaces are available. The fee is $20, spaces are 12-foot-by-12-foot, with the crafter providing their own table and tent. Please call the church office at 978-597-2486 for more information and to receive the application via email or postal mail. Or go directly to the church website and download the application www.townsendumc.com.
Coordinators Sally Provencher and Marcia MacMaster say this 30th anniversary year of the Spring Festival and Craft Fair will be one of the best ever!
Artisans invited to be part
of popular annual fair
The Townsend Historical Society is making plans for the 30th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair.
The two-day fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, on historic Townsend Common. Artisans can go to the society’s website at www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org to view the brochure and printable application.
Inquiries can also be made by calling the society, located at 72 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469, at 978-597-2106. Jeannie Bartovics, society director, invites area artists and crafters to be part of this popular and busy fall fair.