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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 adviser.

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.

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.

Turkey supper at Prescott Grange Saturday

Hot, buttered sweet corn, freshly dug potatoes, mashed and steaming, seasoned winter squash will compliment the fresh roasted turkey stuffed with Linda Star’s family recipe! Cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee and drinks, home baked pies will fill the table, along with many old, new and young friends.

The hall will be decorated with pumpkins, and flowers in celebration of our 2013 Fall Harvest. The clink of glasses and silverware, and rush of conversation will compete with the giggles and screams of children and families carving pumpkins for display in the upstairs movie theater where the classic “Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein” movie will be showing at 6 pm.

In support and appreciation of our community’s farmers the meal will be all “local” While it could be argued that there are some community characters that resemble Abbott and Costello, the two that meet the big F are the two immortals from Hollywood.

The Prescott Grange monthly supper will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 26. The cost is $10. Pumpkin-carving (pumpkins provided), will start at 5 p.m. and the free movie will begin at 6 p.m. and end when Frankenstein chases the audience out of the building.

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 clinics Nov. 6, 20

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Pepperell Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center on Senior Center Road (off 37 Nashua Road Route 111). Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary.

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


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.)