FRIDAY, AUG. 12
Chamber Music Concert: 7 to 9 p.m., Lawrence Library, Pepperell: Join us for an evening of chamber music with a talented group of young, local musicians. Composer/musician Joe Clark, Justin Marple, Sarah Carter, and Taylor Thompson are all students at North Middlesex Regional High School. They are joined by recent NMRHS grad Matt Flournoy and Jason Bielik, the director of NMRHS’s award-winning music program. The program will feature clarinet, piano, and saxophone with music from various time periods, including several contemporary pieces by Joe Clark. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is appreciated; go to www.lawrencelibrary.org and click on Event Calendar. This concert is part of the library’s ongoing Acoustic Cafe program, which is funded in part by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
“Check, please”: 8 p.m., Memorial Hall. Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac or your grandmother’s bridge partner or a mime. “Check, please” follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? This Townsend Recreation presentation features an opening pre-show of monologues and scenes. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted. Funded by the Townsend Cultural Council.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
Recycling Committee: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall room 2
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Band concert: Lawn party starts prior to 7 p.m.; band concert begins at 7:30. Please see story on page 1 for more information.
Methodist Churches plan combined summer worship
Townsend United Methodist Church and Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church have planned combined 10 a.m. summer worship services again this year.
The August 10 a.m. worship service (Aug. 7 to 28) was held at Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial UMC located at 1 Chapel Hill, off Mill Street, one block in from Pepperell’s Dunkin’ Donuts.
If you are interested in singing with the July summer choir in Townsend UMC, please know you are welcome to join on one Sunday or all Sundays.
For more information, please refer to www.townsendumc.com or call Rev. Joan-Anne Westfall, pastor for both churches, at 978-433-2185.
SAVE THE DATE
Early Bird registrations
The Townsend Historical Society is sponsoring the 30th annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. The fair is a very popular event and traditionally attracts artists and crafters from all over New England. The location of the Fair is on highly visible Townsend Common, 263 Main St., at the junction of routes 13 and 119.
To make this the best yet, there will be complementary activities with music and artisan demonstrations to attract many visitors to the Common. There will be food and snacks, free parking and restroom facilities available. It is a “rain or shine” event.
Please visit the society’s website www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org for early bird registration through July 31. Download an application or call the society’s office at 978-597-2106. The Townsend Historical Society is located at 72 Main St., Townsend, Massachusetts 01469.