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American Girl “Samantha” Tea Party

The Townsend United Methodist Church is hosting the annual American Girl Holiday Tea Party, Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m.

“Samantha,” who represents the year 1904, is the featured guest. There will be short play with Samantha, and you will get to know her as being curious about new inventions and being a kind and generous friend. Everyone will enjoy learning a little bit about the early 20th Century with a light lunch and making crafts of this period.

The cost is $16 per person and prepaid registrations are required. Birthday party tables, as well as family or friend’s group seating, may be requested.

Other invited guests are the children’s American Girl dolls! Please call the church office at 978-597-2486 for reservations and information.

The United Methodist Church is located at 265 Main St., the “Meetinghouse Church on the Hill,” in Townsend Center.

You are invited to dress up and come and meet Samantha. It will be a fascinating and fun-filled afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Friends of the Townsend Seniors invite you on a Foxwoods Trip

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, Nov. 7.

The bus will leave the Townsend Senior Center, 16 Dudley Road, at 8:15 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. The price is $28 per person, which includes the bus, coupons for free play and for the buffet lunch.

Seats are still available for this bus trip, which is open to all Townsend adults as well as adults from the surrounding towns.

Foxwoods trips are always fun and popular, so come along and bring a friend! To sign-up for a pre-paid reservation, please call Avis Roy at 978-597-6829 or stop by the Senior Center (978-597-1710.)

Friends need core members

The Friends are looking for some new Core Members ! After three years of being the chairman of the Friends I am resigning to free up my time for other volunteer efforts. The Friends are looking for someone new to take up the role and bring some new friends with them to the group.

The time commitment for the position is, I would say, minimal with only a few hours a month or more if you would like. Please contact the Friends or inquire at the library if you have questions:

The group has been around since 1967 and is such an important part of the library. Please consider helping out in this role and passing the need on to anyone you might think would be interested.

Thank you, Bob Harrison

Library Friends needs your books, CDs, DVDs

Donate your books, DVDs and audio books, in good condition, to the Friends of the Townsend Library Spring Sale taking place in Nov. 15 and 16.

All proceeds go directly to Library program funding.

We accept the following in good condition: Hardcover and paperback books, fiction and nonfiction, for all age groups; music CDs and audio books (cassette and CD); and DVDs. We do not accept soiled, musty, mildewed and tattered books, magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks.

Donations can be dropped off at the Library during its normal operating hours.

The Friends appreciate your donations and that you follow the donation guidelines.

Tuesdays in November

Come celebrate National Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) at Townsend Public Library!

Challenge yourself to write a novel this November. We will provide quiet space from 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday in November.

There will be coffee, tea and snacks! This is a great opportunity to write or start a novel!

Location: Meeting Hall B


Townsend Recreation will hold its Fall Fest and Haunted Trail


Friday, Oct. 25:

6:30-8:30 p.m. — Children’s movie at the Townsend Library, $2 (popcorn and juice), for ages 3-7, childcare provided.

7-9 p.m. — Haunted Fairy Trail at the Townsend Common, Mother G’Noose and her twisted fairy tales will take you through their dark world of “Once upon a times…” but there are NO happily-ever-afters here! $7 or $5 with a TEO dry goods donation.

Saturday, Oct. 26:

3-6:30 p.m. — Family Fall Fair on the Townsend Common; crafts, food, small business vendors.

7-9 p.m. — Haunted Fairy Trail at the Townsend Common, $7 or $5 with a TEO dry goods donation.

For additional information, contact Emy Hoff at or 978-597-0790.

Girl Rising film screening at NMRHS

On Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., North Middlesex Regional High School will be hosting a screening of the film “Girl Rising” in its auditorium. The film tells the stories of nine different girls born into tough circumstances, and highlights their dreams and voices in an effort to achieve educational equality for women worldwide.

After the film, a discussion on its message and how its goals can be achieved will follow. “We believe in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world,” said Ray Kane, the North Middlesex Service Learning advisor.

Admission is $5, and refreshments will be available by donation. All proceeds will go to St. Benedict’s Secondary School in Mubende, Uganda, to build dormitories for young women and continue promoting female education in that community.

May award banquet Oct. 26

The 13th Annual William E. May Endowment Fund Award Dinner on Oct. 26 will honor Susan and Ken Gerken. The award recognizes individuals for their commitment and unselfish acts of kindness to the well-being and quality of life for the residents of Townsend.

The event, presented by the Friends of the Townsend Seniors and the Endowment Fund Committee, will take place at 6 p.m. at Townsend Ridge Country Club, Scales Lane.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at McNabb’s Pharmacy, Bailey’s Bar and Grille, Chris Clish at the Senior Center, 978-597-1710, or from Bob Tumber, 978-597-8843.

Dan Kirouac in concert Nov. 1

Friday, Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538

491 Main St. (Route 119) West Townsend

Dan has been part of the regional music scene for 30 years. When not busy with the tribute band “Beatles for sale,” his solo performances showcase versatile vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 50s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie songs.

More information at

The 2nd annual Halloween Bash to SMASH CF Nov. 2

Come help the Tiger Team smash Cystic Fibrosis at the 2nd annual Halloween bash Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Townsend Ridge Country Club.

The night will feature entertainment by DJ Big Daddy Productions, raffles, food, cash bar, costume contest, games and more.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to, email or call Mary Landi at 978-597-6945.

Well adult clinic Nov. 6

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary.

For information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Well adult clinic/Ashby Nov. 21

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, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary.

For information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Holiday Craft & Greens Fair Nov. 23

Townsend Congregational Church, 3 Brookline St., Townsend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, featuring independent crafters, home-made baked goods, lunch, gift baskets, children’s games, and photos with Santa!

For information contact the church office at 978-597-8925.