Events


  



Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Thursday May 31, 2018
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Frank Wyman Art Exhibit

For the month of May amazing works produced by Frank Wyman are on display in the Meeting Hall Gallery.

Mr. Wyman's work spans a lifetime as an artist.  He has included pieces done with wood, wood mosaic and clocks, some

with architectural design.  His paintings range from more traditional paintings of nature and the oceanside, to abstracts

from within.  Mediums used include pen and ink, acrylics, and oils. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy!

 

Feel free to put the lights on in the Main Gallery if they are off. We just ask that you turn them off again when you leave.

Thank you.

CONTACT:  Kim King  9783000053  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please schedule your 20min ($20) or 50min ($45) appointment in advance by calling the senior center at 978-597-1710.  Please specify chair or table massage.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Cards: Hand & Foot
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hand and Foot is a card game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up.  The most usual version is for four players in partnership.  There are numerous variations of this game and we'll set the sometimes varying rules based on who participates. Drop in.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays in May for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Daisy Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kim Faro    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Conservation Land Trust Annual Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:50 PM
CONTACT:  Veronica Kell  978-597-5163  tclandtrust@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us each Wednesday in May for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for Women’s Conversation group to discuss rotating topics of well-being, aging, personal history, current events, and anything else the group desires.  Creating our own discussions of impact on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 11am.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Woodcarving for Seniors
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join friends to work independently on your own project. No charge. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Bingo for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eleven regular games at $.10 per card. One coverall at $.25 a card. 4 card maximum play. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Pokemon Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you collect Pokemon cards? 

Come trade with other collectors! Club will meet monthly, join anytime!

Hang out with other Pokemon fans, and have fun!

Ages 6 and up - please register

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Documentary showing of *Written Off*
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The documentary film, Written Off, is based on the journals of a young man who struggled with opioid addiction - starting with prescription drugs and ending with a heroin overdose.  Matt Edwards was the Bridget Jones of addiction - instead of cigarettes, drinks and pounds he chronicled every hit, milligram and his constant struggle to stop.   

Written Off is to addiction what the movie Philadelphia was to AIDS - it examines the secret life of a user, challenging stigma and shame.

Written Off was financed in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign and has gone on to win three Best Documentary awards on the festival circuit.

Submitted by Molly Hermann, Director/Co-Producer/Writer Written Off

CONTACT:  Karin Canfield Moore  978-597-1710  kmoore@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Bus Trip: Fruitlands Sunset Drum Circle
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on the hillside at sunset for a facilitated drum circle. Connect with the landscape, mother earth and the ancient wisdom of rhythm while building and celebrating community. Native American, African and assorted drums and percussion will be provided. You can bring your own instrument, too. No prior drumming experience needed.

Facilitated by Monique Morimoto and Stephen Whitney, cofounders of SoulWorks Rhythm® (www.soulworksrhythm.com), whose drumming events inspire joy, beat away stress and celebrate the freedom of self-expression.

Cost $13.00 includes the event and transportation

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

T.O.P.S. stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.  Join others in their journey towards sustainable weight loss and maintenance.


Here’s what you can expect:
• Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting.
• Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).
• There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.
• Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!
• When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.
• Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.

(Source: tops.org)


Cost: $32.00 per year plus $2.00 weekly dues.
Join anytime.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Yoga - April- May 2018 Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Continuing Yoga!!
This is an 8 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 8 classes.
Wednesday Nights April 4 - May 30, 2018
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Thursdays in May for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Subjects include watercolor and florals.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Home Made Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Songbirds of New England
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Songbirds of the Northeast” is a presentation featuring both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. Participants also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds. Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation.  No charge.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to RSVP.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Cribbage for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Just drop in. No need to sign up in advance.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Family Book vs Movie- Book Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Book vs Movie Family Style!

Read Wonder by R.J. Palacio at home then come to the library May 24th to watch the movie (Rated PG) together.  Afterwards, share snacks and discuss both.

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CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Townsend Energy Committee
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Brent Carney  603-275-2731  bcarney1015@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday May 25, 2018
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Quazy Quilters
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your own quilting project and enjoy time with fellow crafters!  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Great Kneads Nail & Reflexology offers manicures, pedicures, and reflexology by appointment in the senior center.  Please call 978-597-1710 to book an appointment.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Intermediate Line Dancing for Seniors
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

More advanced dancing. $5.00 if you take both classes. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meditation for women led by Linda Aspell. No Charge. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors: Soup and Salad Bar
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Soup and Salad, a homemade light lunch by Donna.  Donation: $3.00

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Matinee Movie: Last Vegas
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Matinee Movie:  Last Vegas (2013)

Synopsis:  Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas!

No charge, but please sign up so we know how much popcorn & pizza we need!

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Mahjong
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come out and play a game. This group is just getting started, so this is the perfect time to jump in!  Perfect for beginning and experienced players.  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday May 28, 2018
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Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

 

CONTACT:  Jane Jackson  978-597-8813  jane.lois.jackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

Meeting in the Teen Room!!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Woodcarving for Seniors
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join friends to work independently on your own project. No charge. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Bingo for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eleven regular games at $.10 per card. One coverall at $.25 a card. 4 card maximum play. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Afternoon Tea: Royal Wedding Edition
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This special edition of afternoon tea will celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, complete with tiaras and treats inspired by the big day! 

Take your afternoon tea in style (complete with unique china and fancy hats), sipping tea from the Cozy Tea Cart.  No charge.  Please sign up in advance, so we'll know how many party favors we need.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Girl Scout Information Event
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kerry O'Brien  508-749-3633  kobrien@gscwm.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

T.O.P.S. stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.  Join others in their journey towards sustainable weight loss and maintenance.


Here’s what you can expect:
• Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting.
• Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).
• There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.
• Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!
• When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.
• Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.

(Source: tops.org)


Cost: $32.00 per year plus $2.00 weekly dues.
Join anytime.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Master Plan Committee - Public Forum
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

To gather public input regarding the new Townsend Master Plan.

CONTACT:  Andrea Wood  978-597-2477  andrea_wood1@verizon.net
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Yoga - April- May 2018 Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Continuing Yoga!!
This is an 8 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 8 classes.
Wednesday Nights April 4 - May 30, 2018
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Make A Plan: Emergency Preparedness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Emergencies like extreme weather (fire, flood, etc) or widespread utility problems can necessitate leaving your home quickly, or sheltering in place for several days.  Are you ready?  Take some of the fear and anxiousness out of emergency situations by having a plan in place.  This program will use a series of templates that can be customized to your individual circumstances. 

No charge, but please RSVP so we know how many handouts we need. 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Cribbage for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Just drop in. No need to sign up in advance.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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MOVED TO STORYTIME ROOM: Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Reserved for taking down art exhibit
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Library Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Friday June 1, 2018
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Reserved for hanging new art exhbit.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Saturday June 2, 2018 - Friday July 27, 2018
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Library Youth Arts Collaborative Exhibit

More information to come.....

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Monday June 4, 2018
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

 

CONTACT:  Jane Jackson  978-597-8813  jane.lois.jackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Qi Gong fitness with Jeff Cote. Cost: $5.00 per session. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Healthy Living Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This group offers the opportunity for open discussion on healthy eating, exercise, and well-being.  A new topic of discussion is introduced each month.  New members are always welcome!  Drop in.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Drop In.  No Charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own knitting project and visit while you work.  Drop In.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Walking the Social Tightrope of Widowhood
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The loss of a significant other can create difficult interactions within social circles.  Learn how to blalnce the new experiences, while maintaining old friendships. 

No charge; Presented by Karen Campbell, Bereavement Counselor for Nashoba Nursing & Hospice.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Trivia & Jeopardy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a fun & laughter-filled trivia game.  Drop in.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Seventh Most Important Thing

by Shelley Pearsall

Join Miss Molly for this fun book club!

We will read all kinds of books;

fantasy, sci-fi, humor, realistic fiction, and historical fiction.

Typically ages 11-13 but if you're older or younger that's ok, everyone is welcome!

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pages and Pastries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pages & Pastries 

-a Young Adult Book Club at the TPL-

 

This month, join us for Mun Mun by Jesse Andrews and Golden Donuts!

Pick up your copy anytime this month!

 

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Daisy Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kim Faro    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Library Youth Arts Collaborative Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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MH Gallery Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting of the Townsend MH Gallery Committee on the first Wed. of each month.

Public is welcome.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to work on your own quilting projects. No charge. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

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Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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MOVED TO STORYTIME ROOM: Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing two time travel romantic suspence novels: Killing Time by Linda Howard and Time Enough for Love by Suzanne Brockmann.  Hope to see you there.

Killing TimeTime Enough for Love

 

 

CONTACT:  Cathy Hill  978-597-1714  chill@cwmars.org
 
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: Zachary Taylor
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Zachary Taylor by John S. D Eisenhower

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Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
 
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday June 8, 2018
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Men's Poker
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Call up the guys, we’re playing poker!  Friendly gambling, but bring your poker face!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Book Sale
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friends of the Townsend Library Book Sale!

Fantastic deals on thousands of books!

Get here early, we sell out fast!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Local Authors Meet & Greet
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Local Author Fair

Meet and support local writers!

 

There will be fiction, non-fiction, children's, teen, and adult books available for purchase and signing.          

These authors will be attending Friday and Saturday:

 

Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte 

Al Struthers

Joe Simoneau

Nancy Fillip

William May

LOCATION: Library
 
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Mahjong
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come out and play a game. This group is just getting started, so this is the perfect time to jump in!  Perfect for beginning and experienced players.  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday June 9, 2018
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Craft Supply Sale
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Attention Crafty Folks!

        

The Friends of the Library are hosting a used craft supply sale!

We are looking for donations of good quality crafting goodies such as: 

  • Fabric 
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Jewelry making tools and materials
  • Paper
  • Stamping supplies
  • Scrapbooking materials
  • Sewing notions
  • Art supplies
  • Quilting material
  • Candle and soapmaking supplies
  • Glitter
  • Pom-poms
  • Buttons
  • Felt
  • Thread

Please bring donations to the library June 1st-8th

Thank you!

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friends of the Townsend Library Book Sale!

Fantastic deals on thousands of books!

Get here early, we sell out fast!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Local Authors Meet & Greet
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Author Fair

Meet and support local writers!

 

There will be fiction, non-fiction, children's, teen, and adult books available for purchase and signing.          

These authors will be attending Friday and Saturday:

Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte 

Al Struthers

Joe Simoneau

Nancy Fillip

William May

These Authors will be attending on Saturday ONLY         

Phil Soletsky

E.E. Holmes

Nathan DiPerri

Kathy Salanitro

Jennifer Morris

LOCATION: Library
Monday June 11, 2018
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

 

CONTACT:  Jane Jackson  978-597-8813  jane.lois.jackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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SHINE Medicare Counseling
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you have questions about your medicare coverage?  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to schedule an appointment to talk to a certified Medicare consultant.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Qi Gong fitness with Jeff Cote. Cost: $5.00 per session. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Drop In.  No Charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own knitting project and visit while you work.  Drop In.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Heart Healthy Ways to Wellness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Research has shown adding certain foods to your diet is just as important cutting back on others. Learn powerful nutrition strategies to help you focus on what you can & should enjoy.

The good news is, it’s easier than you think!

Learn how to Reduce or even Eliminate certain risk factors.
  
? What are the right choices?
? Why are they effective?
? How can I make them work?

This presentation is offered free of charge by the Montachusett Opportunity Council.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to RSVP.  This presentation will be offered during lunch.  If you would like to eat, please let the Senior Center know ($3 suggested donation).


  

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978-597-0080  carinlynn@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Solve it!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

SOLVE IT!

Challenge Night 

Complete the challenge as a team by using your hands, sharpening your minds, and having fun! 

More information to come about the specific challenge we'll be SOLVING!

Ages 10- 14.  Aditional opportunities for older volunteers to get involved: Ask Allie for more information about becoming a leader. 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Cactus and Succulent Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

The Cactus and Succulent Potting workshop is a three part presentation, demonstration, and hands-on workshop on how to select, design, and assemble a beautiful table-top cactus and succulent container garden! Each participant will receive everything they need to assemble a beautiful container garden to take home at the end of the workshop:

  • A beautiful, glazed ceramic pot
  • Three, 2 inch plants of their own choosing
  • Pot screening, plant specific soil, and top dressing

Limited to 20 participants – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Teen - Adult

Materials fee of $10 to be paid at the time of the program.

Presented by Laurence Magner and Carolyn Iacoviello

Members of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts

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CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Squanacook Coop Food Delivery
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Katie Smith  978-273-7215  klallysmith@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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What is Public Health?
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What IS Public Health???

Join us for this fun and informative discussion, to learn more about how the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health bring valuable health promotion services to our community.

Presented by Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.  No charge. 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "The Chaperone " by Laura Moriarty

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CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Caregiver Roundtable
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Caregivers are welcome to come for respite, and to share their experiences and concerns in a supportive environement.  Led by Joy Niemara.  Free on-site caregiving is avialable, so caregivers are able to bring their loved one for fun, sae, professional attention.  No charge, drop in.  

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

Image result for teen yoga clipart

 

Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Bingo for Seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Eleven regular games at $.10 per card. One coverall at $.25 a card. 4 card maximum play. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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TAYBS Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith  Turgeon  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

Open to the public - All are welcome!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Shingle Mingle
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the essential facts about recognizing and treating the shingles virus.  Walgreens Pharmacy will be giving the latest vaccine to those who would like it.  No charge, no insurance required.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up. 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Genealogy Club with Dwight Fitch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Dwight Fitch and the geneology group on the second Thursday of every month!

 

Meetings free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to participate no matter where you’re from.

Use the library subscriptions to Ancestry.com, HertitageQuest.com and Historic Maps. (Paid for by the TPL Endowment)

Brainstorm and get some work done!

We have laptops that can be borrowed or bring your own.

If you are new to genealogy, Dwight can help you get started.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Friday June 15, 2018
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Hairdresser
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to schedule your appointment

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
Monday June 18, 2018
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

 

CONTACT:  Jane Jackson  978-597-8813  jane.lois.jackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Qi Gong fitness with Jeff Cote. Cost: $5.00 per session. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Drop In.  No Charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own knitting project and visit while you work.  Drop In.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Council on Aging (COA) Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Trivia & Jeopardy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a fun & laughter-filled trivia game.  Drop in.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Daisy Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kim Faro    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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New Heights Professional Development Meetup
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kathleen Ballos  978-855-1001  kathleen@ballos.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Hearing Clinic
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your hearing screened and ask basic questions about your hearing aids

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Annual Police Picnic
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Townsend Police Department will be cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs for you, your friends, and neighbors!  This is an annual event, not to be missed!!  A surprise theme will add to this afternoon of food, fun, and games.  No charge.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up! 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Afternoon Tea
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Take your afternoon tea in style (complete with unique china and fancy hats), sipping tea from the Cozy Tea Cart.  No charge.  Please sign up in advance, so we'll know how many party favors we need.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

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Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Ice Cream Social
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Kick off Summer Reading with free ice cream from Cherry Hill Too!

Please register - All ages - Registration will open May 15th

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Dealing with the House: A guide for seniors and their adult children
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The sale of a loved one's home can be an emotionally charged and logistically complex undertaking.  This panel discussion will focus on managing the home sale/transfer from legal, real estate, and estate sale perspectives so you can feel confident about the process. 

Panel participants include Beasley & Ferber Law Firm, Squanicook Realty, and Travelers Antiques & Estate Sales.

No charge, but please RSVP by calling the Senior Center at 978-597-1710. 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month this group will meet in the Library Break Room.

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

28110866

Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Science Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come explore basic science skills with Miss Karen!

Each month we will explore different themes using skills such as prediction, observation and measuring among others.

The registration will open one month prior to each session and registration is required.

Ages 4 to 8

Limit 10 children

This Month: Beach Science-why is it easier to float in the ocean?  and other fun beach inspired experiments.

   

 

 

 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

CONTACT:  John King  978-597-5804  johnkimking@verizon.net
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Friday June 22, 2018
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Mahjong
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come out and play a game. This group is just getting started, so this is the perfect time to jump in!  Perfect for beginning and experienced players.  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Happy Tails: Read to a Dog!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come read to our gentle furry friend Benjamin Franklin!   

Each child will be assigned a 10 to 15 minute time slot when they arrive.

Bring a book from home or choose one before your turn.

Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Monday June 25, 2018
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

 

CONTACT:  Jane Jackson  978-597-8813  jane.lois.jackson@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Qi Gong fitness with Jeff Cote. Cost: $5.00 per session. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Drop In.  No Charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own knitting project and visit while you work.  Drop In.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer of Crafts:

Make Your Dream Room a Reality!

Join Allie in the Teen Room for a series of DIY crafts to beautify, organize, and decorate your room.

This session: More information coming soon!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pokemon Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you collect Pokemon cards? 

Come trade with other collectors! Club will meet monthly, join anytime!

Hang out with other Pokemon fans, and have fun!

Ages 6 and up - please register

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

Image result for teen yoga clipart

 

Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This Summer...

Explore perilous dungeons, defeat menacing monsters and wield powerful magics at the Townsend Library!

With experienced Dungeon Master Paul Garafola as your guide, learn to play the classic tabletop role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. No previous experience required!  Ages 12+.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Summer Seas- Paint Party
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Markus and Leslie will be at the Townsend Library to teach you how to create a copy of one of their original canvas paintings.

You don't need to have any experience with art at all! Registration is required. 

Image may contain: sky, outdoor, water and nature

 

Space is limited.

There will be a $12 material fee to be paid at the time of the event.

You must register online at www.townsendlibrary.org

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet up at the Senior Center and head outside to walk and talk.  Route will be determined by those who attend each day.  No cost, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $6.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Kids Pizza Making Class with Meg
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kids Cook: Pizza!

Join Chef Meg in creating a delicious and versatile meal from scratch.

You will learn to mix and make pizza dough, add toppings, and bake it!

Once the work is done we will sample our pizzas!

Ages 8 and up.  Registration required. 10 participants maximum.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday June 29, 2018
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Fourth of July Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come Make Festive Crafts to celebrate Independence Day!

We'll make bubble wands, ribbon wands, and confetti launchers.

Ages 4 to 10

Limit 15 children.

Registration Required.

 

       

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed for Independence Day
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Thursday July 5, 2018
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How to Boil Water: Cooking Class for Teens
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Once you can boil water, you can make pasta, rice, and cook vegetables to create exciting recipes you'll love!

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 Chef Liz will take the class step-by-step through 1 pasta dish and 1 rice dish everyone can make at home with confidence and success.

Come to learn the basics with Liz!
 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Pages and Pastries
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pages & Pastries 

-a Young Adult Book Club at the TPL- 

More information on the title (and the pastry!) for this session coming soon!

 

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Friday July 6, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Free Friday Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This week's movie:

Bring your lunch and have an indoor picnic while watching a movie!

All ages - no registration required - children must be supervised

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Saturday July 7, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Mike the Bubble Man
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You'll be amazed by what bubbles can do!

All ages

Please Register

(Registration will open May 15)

Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment, Inc.

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Dinner And A Movie - Black Panther
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Dinner and a Movie:

You bring your dinner - we show the movie!

Tonight we will be showing Marvel's Black Panther (PG-13; 2h 14min) 

Great dinner ideas: pick up a pizza on the way to the library, bring sandwiches from home, treat yourself to Chinese, or bring snacks!

Don't forget to bring blankets and pillows to get comfy!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Squanacook Coop Food Delivery
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Katie Smith  978-273-7215  klallysmith@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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MH Gallery Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting of the Townsend MH Gallery Committee on the first Wed. of each month.

Public is welcome.

** Due to July 4th being the first Wednesday **

 

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Plum Landing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling All Explorers!

How do your jumping skills compare to a grasshopper’s? Where does water flow in your neighborhood?

Have you seen a plant growing in an unusual place? How does it survive?

Come and find out with PLUM LANDING! Plum is an adorable purple alien from the planet Blorb—and the star of the PBS KIDS series PLUM LANDING. She wants YOU to help her explore nature in your city or town so she can report back to her planet! You’ll get outside, get moving, and get exploring the nature that exists around you. Join us for lots of fun, hands-on activities, games, and more … and learn about your world! Spending time outdoors can help kids and families feel happier and healthier— and the outdoors is a great place to learn about science. So join us for this program, and explore science in action as you move and have fun!

Ages 6-9

Register for each session individually.

(Registration for all sessions will open May 15)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "The Hillbilly Elegy " by J.D Vance

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CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

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Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Family Concert with Cara Brindisi
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

Relax and enjoy music for all ages!

Cara presents a range of favorite songs. Everything from the Beatles, to Taylor Swift, and some of her own compositions too!

Please register

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Cara Brindisi has been performing as a solo guitarist and singer since 2010 after completing her studies at Berklee College of Music. Originally from Central Mass, Cara received the award for Best Female Vocalist (2017) and Best Solo Acoustic Act for the 2014 Worcester Music Awards, the same year she released her first EP Album, 'Until Tomorrow'. In 2016 Cara co-founded Women of Worcester Productions an event production company dedicated to promoting female musicians in Worcester county.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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TAYBS Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith  Turgeon  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Kids Slime-Fidget Slime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come make Fidget Slime with Miss Karen at the Library!

Limit 15 children

Ages 6-12

    

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Happy Tails: Read to a Dog!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come read to our gentle furry friend Benjamin Franklin!   

Each child will be assigned a 10 to 15 minute time slot when they arrive.

Bring a book from home or choose one before your turn.

Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Friday July 13, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Free Friday Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

This week's movie:

Bring your lunch and have an indoor picnic while watching a movie!

All ages - no registration required - children must be supervised

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Creative Writing Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A four part creative writing class for ages 10-15

Registration will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Saturday July 14, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer of Crafts:

Make Your Dream Room a Reality!

Join Allie in the Teen Room for a series of DIY crafts to beautify, organize, and decorate your room.

This session: More information coming soon!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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The Yo-Yo People
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Who would have thought you could make an entire show out of yo-yos? 

This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and The Human Rollercoaster.

Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin' music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age.

As seen on David Letterman, they hold 4 Guinness World Records, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in 26 countries!

All ages - Registration will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Creativity Workshop-In the Garden- with Rebecca Brown
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grow it your way using paper, paint, ink, embellishments and shapes to create a maintenance free garden that can bloom on your wall for years. Be prepared to explore color in this workshop to make your garden really blossom! Each participant will leave with an 8x10 ready for framing and displaying. 

There is a $10 materials fee to be paid on the night of the class.

Ages 16+

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Plum Landing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling All Explorers!

How do your jumping skills compare to a grasshopper’s? Where does water flow in your neighborhood?

Have you seen a plant growing in an unusual place? How does it survive?

Come and find out with PLUM LANDING! Plum is an adorable purple alien from the planet Blorb—and the star of the PBS KIDS series PLUM LANDING. She wants YOU to help her explore nature in your city or town so she can report back to her planet! You’ll get outside, get moving, and get exploring the nature that exists around you. Join us for lots of fun, hands-on activities, games, and more … and learn about your world! Spending time outdoors can help kids and families feel happier and healthier— and the outdoors is a great place to learn about science. So join us for this program, and explore science in action as you move and have fun!

Ages 6-9

Register for each session individually.

(Registration for all sessions will open May 15)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

Image result for teen yoga clipart

 

Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Acrylic Pour
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Family Bingo
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a fun all ages bingo night!

~Please register - Space is limited~

Funded by the Friends of the Townsend Library

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

 All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Tie-Dye with Bob
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Make Your Own Tie-Dye Shirt!

Bring your own white tee-shirt (washed and dried) and learn how to

tie it and dye it for fantastic results!

Ages 6+ Registration required

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
 
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Science Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Come explore basic science skills with Miss Karen!

Each month we will explore different themes using skills such as prediction, observation and measuring among others.

Ages 4 to 8

Limit 10 children

This Month:What is Sound? Explore waves, vibrations and how sound travels.

 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

CONTACT:  John King  978-597-5804  johnkimking@verizon.net
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Music of Star Wars
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

The Music of Star Wars:

A Celebration of John Williams' Film Scores

Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams' iconic music.

This 60-minute multimedia presentation showcases music from all eight episodes.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Friday July 20, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Free Friday Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This week's movie:

Bring your lunch and have an indoor picnic while watching a movie!

All ages - no registration required - children must be supervised

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Creative Writing Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A four part creative writing class for ages 10-15

Registration will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Saturday July 21, 2018
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Comic-Con
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It's back!!!

Comic-Con Fan-Fest...

Bigger and Better!!!

Fun for everyone! Games, food, prizes, comic book artists, video game truck, cosplay contest, and so much more!!!

       

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Cookie Storytime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Solve it!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SOLVE IT!

Challenge Night 

Complete the challenge as a team by using your hands, sharpening your minds, and having fun! 

More information to come about the specific challenge we'll be SOLVING!

Ages 10- 14.  

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Beatles: Band of the Sixties

Explore the music of the Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's:

beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road.

The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

 
Presented by Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz. In 2011 Aaron won a research grant through the University of Hartford to study the music of the Beatles, and has shared his findings with fellow fans at over 400 presentations throughout the US, England, and Canada. He has authored six Beatles books, and created a series of original Beatles drawings. Aaron also produces a series of 60-second videos called The Beatles Minute, which can be found on his website and YouTube. For more information visit his website: www.AaronKrerowicz.com
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Stuffed Animal Sleep-Over

Your animals will have a blast sleeping over at the library!

Drop off today (Wednesday July 25th) between 10am and 8pm and pick up tomorrow (Thursday July 26) between 10 and 8.

We will post lots of pictures of our adventures on Facebook and our website - follow along with the fun!

One animal per child, please.

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
 
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Plum Landing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling All Explorers!

How do your jumping skills compare to a grasshopper’s? Where does water flow in your neighborhood?

Have you seen a plant growing in an unusual place? How does it survive?

Come and find out with PLUM LANDING! Plum is an adorable purple alien from the planet Blorb—and the star of the PBS KIDS series PLUM LANDING. She wants YOU to help her explore nature in your city or town so she can report back to her planet! You’ll get outside, get moving, and get exploring the nature that exists around you. Join us for lots of fun, hands-on activities, games, and more … and learn about your world! Spending time outdoors can help kids and families feel happier and healthier— and the outdoors is a great place to learn about science. So join us for this program, and explore science in action as you move and have fun!

Ages 6-9

Register for each session individually.

(Registration for all sessions will open May 15)

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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DIY Teen Slime Party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DIY Teen Slime Party!

Love slime? Learn to make your own fluffy, glittery, instagram-worthy slime and your own mixing videos at this summer-slime event!

@2pm in the Teen Room.  

Materials provided, Ages: 12+

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pokemon Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you collect Pokemon cards? 

Come trade with other collectors! Club will meet monthly, join anytime!

Hang out with other Pokemon fans, and have fun!

Ages 6 and up - please register

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

Image result for teen yoga clipart

 

Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Whale - Paint Party
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Markus and Leslie will be at the Townsend Library to teach you how to create a copy of one of their original canvas paintings.

You don't need to have any experience with art at all! Registration is required. 

No automatic alt text available.

 

Space is limited.

There will be a $12 material fee to be paid at the time of the event.

You must register online at www.townsendlibrary.org

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Whalemobile
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Whalemobile!

Have you ever heard a whale song? Have you wondered how these animals use music to communicate?

Learn about whale songs and much more in this hands-on presentation and activity.

Up to 60 children going into 1st-6th grade (sorry, this program is not sitable for younger children)

Registration is required and prompt arrival is appreciated

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Happy Tails: Read to a Dog!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Family Book vs. Movie- Book Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Book vs. Movie Family Style!

Read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle at home then come to the Library July 26th to watch the movie (Rated PG) together.  Afterwards, share snacks and discuss both.

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LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday July 27, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Free Friday Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This week's movie:

Bring your lunch and have an indoor picnic while watching a movie!

All ages - no registration required - children must be supervised

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Creative Writing Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A four part creative writing class for ages 10-15

Registration will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Reserved for taking down art exhibit
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Monday July 30, 2018
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Reserved for hanging new art exhibit.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Teddy Town
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Teddy Town is Back!

Teddy Town is a unique interactive experience that lets you choose, stuff, fluff, and love your own one-of-a-kind special stuffed animal friend!

$10 per animal

(cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration is Required at www.townsendlibrary.org

3 time slots available: 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Teddy Town
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teddy Town is Back!

Teddy Town is a unique interactive experience that lets you choose, stuff, fluff, and love your own one-of-a-kind special stuffed animal friend!

$10 per animal

(cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration is Required at www.townsendlibrary.org

3 time slots available: 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teddy Town
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Teddy Town is Back!

Teddy Town is a unique interactive experience that lets you choose, stuff, fluff, and love your own one-of-a-kind special stuffed animal friend!

$10 per animal

(cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration is Required at www.townsendlibrary.org

3 time slots available: 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer of Crafts:

Make Your Dream Room a Reality!

Join Allie in the Teen Room for a series of DIY crafts to beautify, organize, and decorate your room.

This session: More information coming soon!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Ukulele Scramble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled

The Ukulele Scramble are Richard Perlmutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; especially works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments. The group is based in Western Massachusetts.

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Amherst, MA- The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their new act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.

Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.

Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.

While the Ukulele Scramble just started performing in the summer of 2017, Robin and Richard have been playing together for over three years. Along with singer and uke player Marlene Wong, they founded The Well Tempered Ukes, which specialized in Renaissance and Art Music. The group built a strong following playing throughout New England and New York at festivals, libraries and arts centers. When Marlene departed to pursue her passion for singing classical repertoire, Robin and Richard started scrambling and the Ukulele Scramble was born.

Looking to the future, Robin and Richard are lining up performances and have begun planning their first album. With so much music to scramble this ukulele duo has a recipe for success!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Wednesday August 1, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018
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Yellow & Gold Call-for-Art Show

More information to come .......

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Wump Mucket Puppets' Tales From Bucket Gulch
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Brand new prairie tales from the make-believe town of Bucket Gulch.  Western themed fun with Jacqui the Jackalope along with cowpokes Coleman and Reg. The show is sure to get the audience hootin’ and hollerin’ with new original songs and silliness and a Tall Texas Tale or two!  Featured stories include:

The Cow Who Wouldn’t MOO! – A tale of two cowpokes Coleman and Reg, and their stubborn cow.  Coleman wants to be a champion wrangler.  Reg wants to move to California (He’s heard the streets are paved with gold), and their cow doesn’t want to do anything, especially moo!

Tall Texas Tales – Miss Jacqui shares a couple tales that her grandmother told to her when she was just a little Jackalope, including The Biscuits That Covered Bucket Gulch – about a crafty stranger who has the recipe for the world’s best biscuit, or does he?

The show includes a visit to a possible vein of gold with Unka Unka the caveman.  Does he strike it rich, or is someone playing a trick on him?  Plus more silly western themed fun!

For children ages 3-10 and their families.  Run-time approximately 30 minutes. 

 

Registration is required and will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Kids Cook: DIY Ice Cream
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cool off and have fun making yummy ice cream!

Weather permitting, we will be outside.

Please bring winter gloves to keep your hands warm while you handle the ice!

Ages 9+

Limited to 10 children per session - Registration required

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up this summer!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in wednesday afternoons to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Yoga for High-schoolers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

These classes will teach teens to draw attention to the breath as a tool, to elicit relaxation, focus, and presence.  Linking this breath with movement, seated and standing poses will build on strength of muscles and bones, flexibility, and improved posture and balance.  

Students will learn how to modify poses during bodywork, cultivating body awareness and mindfulness.  Each class ends with guided relaxation, with reflection on Acceptance and Gratitude.

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Teenagers should dress comfortably, and bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat.  Yoga blocks will be provided.

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org

CONTACT:  Carin Duteau  978 597-1714  carinlynn7@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Interactive Movie
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Remember the Rocky Horror Picture Show? This will be similar, but without toast throwing!

We will watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 2 hours 16 minutes) 

During the movie there will be cues to do different things like: wave your lightsaber (glowstick), repeat "may the Force be with you," boo the villain, and lots more!

Be silly! Have fun! There will be snacks!

Please register!

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Summer Yoga - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Summer Yoga!!
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights June 6 - August 29
No class on July 4
 
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Kids Slime- Butter Slime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come make "Butter Slime" with Miss Karen!

Limit 15 children

Ages 6-12

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Pages and Pastries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pages & Pastries 

-a Young Adult Book Club at the TPL- 

More information on the title (and the pastry!) for this session coming soon!

 

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing the "In the Garden" trilogy} by Nora Roberts: ["Blue Dahlia", "Black Rose", and "Red Lily".   Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Cathy Hill  978-597-1714  chill@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
 
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: Millard Fillmore
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Millard Fillmore by Paul Finkelman

 
Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
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CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday August 3, 2018
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Summer Sunshine Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks and sensory toys!

If the weather is nice we may have storytime outside during the summer

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:  Karen  Savage  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Free Friday Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This week's movie:

Bring your lunch and have an indoor picnic while watching a movie!

All ages - no registration required - children must be supervised

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Creative Writing Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A four part creative writing class for ages 10-15</