Art in Bloom: a celebration of fine art and fresh flowers: April 19-21 at Lawrence Library
Perhaps you’ve seen the beautiful floral arrangements at the annual Art in Bloom show at the MFA. Well, now you can see the magic of pairing fresh flowers and fine art right here at the Lawrence Library!
Six teams from the Pepperell Garden Club have been busy throughout the winter learning to create memorable flower arrangements. Each team will present an arrangement inspired by a piece of art from the library collection. Meet the Garden Club floral designers at the opening reception on Thursday, April 19, from 4-8 P.M. Light refreshments will be served; sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, contact the Pepperell Garden Club at (978) 433-5751.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Magic Show: 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library. “Derek, the Great” will astound and amaze you at this fun filled magic show for all ages. Please register by going to www.lawrencelibrary.org and clicking on “Event Calendar.”
Artist reception: Merrimack, NH, photographer Steve St. Lawrence shares his work at the Lawrence Library Art Gallery through May 19. Meet the artist at an opening reception from noon to 2 p.m. April 21. Light refreshments will be served; sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
MONDAY, APRIL 23
Annual Town Election: Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Varnum Brook Elementary School gymnasium.
Agricultural Advisory Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 26-29
Carnival: Town Field, to benefit the Pepperell 4th of July Committee. Hours: Thursday and Friday, from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday 1-10 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. There will be bracelets available for a flat fee on Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Beginning Birding at the Pepperell Senior Center: 8 a.m. Please see below for details.
Bike Sale & 5th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale: The Friends of Pepperell will hold its 5th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale (rain or shine) in conjunction with the Used Bike Sale at the Community Center. Sure to be the area’s busiest yard sale day of the season! Maps to participating yard sales available at the Community Center — day of sale — starting at 7 a.m. for $3. Call 978-835-0133 for information visit: www.friendsofpepperell.org.
Yard Sale Benefit: Don’t miss the community yard sale inside Union Congregational Church in Groton to benefit a mission trip for middle & high school students. The sale will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in UCC’s Fellowship Hall (rain or shine). Come shop for furniture, books, knick knacks, housewares, toys and much more. Proceeds will help these youths fund their mission trip to Rutland, Vermont, where they will work on home improvement projects. For more information, contact coordinator Charlene Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at (978) 448-2091.
SAVE THE DATE
Pepperell Green Up: Saturday, April 14 through Sunday, April 22
To Citizens of Pepperell, Pepperell Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Lawrence Library, Pepperell Highway Division:
The 16th annual clean up of roadside litter and trash on public lands in Pepperell begins Saturday, April 14 and continues through Sunday, April 22. A map of Pepperell and a sign-up list are posted in the Lawrence Library the first week in April. Stop by to sign up and pick up some orange garbage bags. Public lands to pick up include roadsides, sidewalks, parking lots, schools, the rail trail, conservation lands, hiking trails and other areas. Anyone can participate â¤” individuals, families, scout groups, organizations, businesses, etc, and everyone’s efforts make a difference!
Filled bags can be left curbside. The Pepperell Highway Department will pick up the bags along the roadside beginning Monday April 23.
Thank you for participating and for Taking Pride in Pepperell.
Beginning Birding at the Pepperell Senior Center
8 a.m., Saturday, April 28
Are you wishing you had a bit more knowledge about the birds coming to your feeder or in your neighborhood? Are you interested in learning about some of the great locations to see birds in our area?
“Beginning Birding” is designed to provide a great in-depth review of the main aspects of this growing and interesting activity. This program will focus on bird identification, family characteristics, bird behavior, optics and field guides.
Join Jack Lash, former chief ecologist for DCR, an experienced birder and naturalist, and a member of Mass Audubon for over 20 years, as we take an early morning bird stroll. We will find as many different species of birds as possible, learn some of the calls they make and chat about WHY species are in the habitat we find them.
Bird walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, followed by a discussion including some spring ecology slides and “top ten” spring destinations for birding.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, contact the Pepperell Senior Center.
Annual spring New York City Day Trip!
Saturday, June 2, $65 per seat.
Join your friends and neighbors and come take a luxury bus on a day trip to the Big Apple. Your itinerary is your own, but maps and guidebooks will be provided. We leave the Tyngsboro Park and Ride at 6 a.m., and leave NYC for the return trip at 7 p.m.. Plenty of time to sightsee, take in a matinee, or shop! Contact Susan.Benz@gmail.com or call 603-465-3607 to reserve your seats.
All are welcome; sponsored by the Hollis Woman’s Club.
Methodist Church Thrift Shop
Pepperell Methodist Church
The Pepperell Methodist Church on Chapel Street behind the Dunkin Donuts will be holding a $4 bag sale on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 28. Please contact the church regarding leaving donations during other times.
The Pepperell Garden Club seeks perennial plants for its annual plant sale, Saturday, May 19.
The garden club will send out a “green team” to divide and dig your perennials. It’s looking for perennials, small trees, shrubs and herbs.
The money raised at the plant sale will help fund local beautification projects, scholarships and informative public lectures.
Please call: Kathy 433-2148 or Carol 433-3023 or email: email@example.com.
Monthly Veterans Breakfast at the Senior Center
The Pepperell Army Community Covenant hosts a monthly veteran’s breakfast at the Pepperell Senior Center on the first Friday of every month. Veterans, active military, and the general public are welcome to attend these free breakfasts.
Friday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.: Groton Pepperell Rotary Club
Friday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.: Pepperell Business Association
Friday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.: C&S Pizza
Friday, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.: Veterans of Foreign Wars Pepperell Post 3291
Friday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.: Friends of the Lawrence Library of Pepperell
Friday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.: State Sen. Eileen M. Donaghue
Nissitissit Memorial Day 5K Walk/Run: May 28, noon
The Nissitissit Middle School Parent Teacher Support Group will hold a 5K Walk/Run Race on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, beginning at the Nissitissit Middle School. The event is schedule to begin at noon following the Memorial Day Parade and Observances and will benefit the Nissitissit Middle School
The entry donation fee is $15/student, $20/adult ($25 on race day) with a $75/family maximum. To Register, visit www.coolrunning.com or www.active.com. For more information, look for NMS Memorial Day 5K Walk/Run on Facebook.
For a schedule of events at Lawrence Library, go to www.lawrencelibrary.org
For a schedule of events at the Senior Center, to go www.pepperell-mass.com/coa.