Events


  



Thursday March 7, 2019 - Friday March 29, 2019
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HBMS Student Art Show

Currently in the MH Gallery is a collect of student artwork from Hawthorne Brook Middle School.

Reception: Thurs., March 14th @ 5 -7 p.m.

All are welcome!

CONTACT:  Kimberly King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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AARP Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 3:00 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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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 and sensory toys!

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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Cards: Canasta
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Canasta is a rummy-type card game related to believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.  Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.

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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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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Winter Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Native American Flute Lessons
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ever wish you could play an instrument? Now you can! The Native American Flute is an intuitive instrument… If you can cover the holes and breathe, you can play music of your own making, from your heart, at the first class. No music theory or reading sheet music required.  Great for stress reduction, hand dexterity, and increasing your lung capacity. Instruments and lessons provided by Helen’s Willow Wind, inspiration provided by you.  Cost: $40/month.  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 Media Room
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays 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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Plastic Art
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Plastic Art

Youth Arts Collaborative Afterschool Sessions

 

Recycle while making art! 

Learn to cut, shape, and assemble sculptures out of everyday recyclable plastics.

Ages: 11+

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
 
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How to be a Dungeon Master
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference 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
 
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Visiting Senegal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  

In 2015 Judy Maider and her husband went to Senegal to visit their son who was in the Peace Corps. 

It was a trip like no other they had taken!

This presentation and slide show gives a glimpse into a proud African village and country that bridges the old ways with the new.

All ages, please register.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 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
 
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 3:00 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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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 with Miss Jana
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Join Miss Jana for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and educational activities!

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

Come meet other parents and caregivers and help improve your child's literacy skills.

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too.

No registration required!

(Program follows the North Middlesex District calendar. No program on school snow days, holidays, or vacations)

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 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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Chair Exercise for seniors
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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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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Intergenerational Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All ages welcome!  Drop by the Senior Center to play the classics, or learn a new game!

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Adult Group
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Adult Group

Play D&D at the Townsend Public Library every Wednesday, with Paul Garafola as your DM!

If you are interested in joing this group, Please email Stacy: sschuttler@cwmars.org

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Evening Tai Chi at TCC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Townsend Congregational Church

Learn or expand your practice of the Chinese art of Tai Chi, often called “meditation in motion.”  Tai Chi has many benefits including increased muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.  This class will be 90 minutes in length and a $5.00 donation per class is requested.

**If you would like a ride to Tai Chi, please call the Senior Center to schedule.

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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Dog Park Committee meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Byars  508-581-0113  walnutpine@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Stan Lee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Stan Lee

The man, the myth, the legend...

Dario from That's Entertainment leads this presentation about the iconic creator of Spider-Man and many other comic book characters.

Plus, artist Bob Noberini will be sketching your favorite characters!

Freebies and prizes for all attendees!

Ages 10+

Please register

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
 
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Yoga Continued - Adult Class - Winter
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Yoga!!
This class is a continuation for people who took the Summer and/or Fall classes.
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights January 9 - March 27 
 
 
 
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 March 28, 2019
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Workshop: Supporting Children's Positive Behavior
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Supporting Children’s Positive Behavior:

Effective & Practical Strategies for Guiding Children’s Social & Emotional Learning

Join us for any or all workshops for parents/caregivers of young children:

Session 1 - Powerful Tools for Nurturing Relationships
Session 2 - Why Children Do What They Do
Session 3 - Practical and Effective Strategies
Session 4 - Techniques for Challenges


Fill your parenting toolbox with good ideas!

We will have activities for children during the workshops, so that you can focus on the program!

Jana Harrison, CFCE Coordinator
jharrison@awrsd.org 978-874-0163

Registration appreciated but not required

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

Ashby-Townsend-Pepperell, Groton-Dunstable, Ashburnham-Westminster, Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program

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

Join us Thursdays 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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Cribbage Lessons
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Want to learn to play cribbage?  Stop in for personalized assistance, whether you've never played before, or are looking to take your skills to the next level.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Wii Bowling: Open/Drop-In Play
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wii game system bowling... all the fun of bowling, no rental shoes needed!  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media 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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Winter Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Mabel & Jerry: A Comedy Show
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Romeo & Juliet meets Burns & Allen.  Jerry and Mabel are two hysterically comical people with a lust for life, determined to find excitement, humor, and especially love any way they can. 

Supported in part by the Townsend Cultural Council.

No charge.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.  This performance will begin immediately after lunch.  If you'd like to join us for lunch ($3.00 suggested donation), please sign up for that as well.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Course
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. This program  will help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.

 

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

Can you feel music in your bones?  Are you a cat that needs to groove?  Let's see what we can make together!  All instruments, styles, ages welcome.

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

Chair Yoga with Carin will stretch your body and your imagination!  This class, while mostly chair-based, does involve some mat work for those who are able.

Cost: $6.00 per class.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Bus Trip: Mass Audubon Dance of the Woodcocks
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It’s an annual rite of passage. As the snow melts away and the first traces of greenery return to the woods of New England, our breeding birds begin the courtship process. And no bird is more of an exhibitionist then the American woodcock, also known as a Timberdoodle.

In the gentle dusk of early spring, American woodcocks perform a spectacular aerial mating display. We will gather indoors to learn a bit about this peculiar member of the sandpiper family, then drive to the trailhead and walk a short distance to witness 'peeting', spiral flights, and flybys of courting males. This will be an easy walk along level trails at dusk.

Cost: $20.00.  Please call the Senior Center to sign up.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim Faro  978-758-2065  kimmie826@msn.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Teen Group

Learn to play D&D with experienced Dungeon Master Paul Garafola as your guide! 

Meets every Thursday, ages 12-18.

Interested in joining the group? Want more information? 

Email Allie at athiel@cwmars.org for a DnD orientation!

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Delvena Theater - Isabella Stewart Gardner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Live Theater 

Isabella

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Step back in time and meet Isabella Stewart Gardner, the famed founder of the eponymous museum in Boston.

Learn about her life, charm, friends and acquaintances, travels, stylish taste and unconventional behavior.

An informative, inspiring, interactive, and entertaining presentation!
 

Performance paid for by the TPL Endowment

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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The 33 1/3 Club - Vinyl Records!
7:00 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? 

Got Vinyl?

 Bring in your own stack of vinyl records and share your favorites with other music enthusiasts.  If you can’t bring your own, check out the collection at the Townsend Public Library.  No matter what your taste in music, members of the Townsend Library 33 1/3 Club are enamored to spin and listen to those old familiar tunes to the most esoteric melodies.

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 March 29, 2019
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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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Line Dancing for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno!  Several class options to choose from; pick the one (or two or three!) that fit your interest & ability.  $5.00 per class, or $7.00 to stay for multiple sessions.  Just drop in and start dancing! 

Beginners: 9:30 - 10:00am

Improvers: 10:00 - 11:00am

Advanced: continues until 11:30am

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

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

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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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, Salad and More, 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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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
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up Fridays!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in Fridays afterschool to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Reserved for taking down art exhibit
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kimberly King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Basket Weaving Class
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learn basket weaving from start to finish and 

go home with your own handmade basket, like this!

All tools and supplies provided for $5.00 per person

Limited to 10 participants (adults only, please)

Registration required

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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SAT Strategies for Success!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

 

Learn tips and tricks to help you do your best on the SAT!

Sign up is for all 3 sessions.

Free and open to all high school juniors!

 

This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Townsend Library

 

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Sunday March 31, 2019
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Sunday Hours Sponsored by Ducharme & Dillis
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Hours this week are funded by:

LOCATION: Library
 
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Gaming Unplugged - Dungeons and Dragons
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 Dungeons & Dragons at Gaming Unplugged

featuring local Dungeon Master, backed by popular demand, Paul Garafola

 

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Have you ever wanted to play D&D but not had time to commit to a lengthy game?

Paul will be running several games throughout Gaming Unplugged that range from 45 minutes to an hour each.

Come see what D&D is all about! 

We will explore, We will Fight. We will cast spells; we will earn gold, glory, and experience a new world that is only possible in our imaginations.

You don’t need experience playing.

You don’t need "The Books."

You don’t need anything but a good attitude. 

Come join a game or watch as friends play, experiencing the same fun secondhand.

PLEASE REGISTER!!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  9785971714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Neverland Tea & Treats
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Neverland Tea & Treats: 

A live narrative performance set amidst a tasty tea party!

You are invited to fly away with Peter Pan to the land of Tea & Treats!

Sprinkle your Fairy dust, battle Cap't Hook and play with the Lost Boys!!!

Be sure to bring your camera and wear your fancy outfit...photo ops abound!

All Ages - Young and Young at Heart


Seating is limited and tickets are required

Ticket per seat : $10.00 ages 2+

Buy tickets here. Online ticket purchases available until March 22. No refunds unless event is cancelled by Townsend Recreation. 

Please contact Emy Hoff for more information about purchasing tickets

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Monday April 1, 2019
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 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
 
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Gentle Yoga with Patsy
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Gentle Yoga involves breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of bodily postures.  Benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Cost: $6.00 per class.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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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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Stamp Collecting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn more about this popular pastime, beginners and lifelong enthusiasts welcome!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Mondays in April 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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Hope Community Chorus
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary! Hope Community Chorus rehearsal. New members and visitors welcome to drop by. Meeting Room B, 11-12 pm. For more information contact Alice Struthers, 978-597-2057.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
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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Qi Gong
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

What is Qigong?

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).

Instructor: 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

The Healthy Living Group offers the opportunity for open discussion on healthy eating, exercise, and well-being.  A new topic of discussion is introduced each month, facilitated by knowledgeable health care practitioners.  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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Wii Bowling: Open/Drop-In Play
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wii game system bowling... all the fun of bowling, no rental shoes needed!  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Reserved for hanging new art exhbit.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for April is:

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CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Monday April 29, 2019
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Betty Eldridge Art Show

More information to come....

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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AARP Tax Assistance
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 3:00 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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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 and sensory toys!

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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Cards: Canasta
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Canasta is a rummy-type card game related to believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.  Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.

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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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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Spring Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  We'll venture outside as weather permits.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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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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Native American Flute Lessons
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ever wish you could play an instrument? Now you can! The Native American Flute is an intuitive instrument… If you can cover the holes and breathe, you can play music of your own making, from your heart, at the first class. No music theory or reading sheet music required.  Great for stress reduction, hand dexterity, and increasing your lung capacity. Instruments and lessons provided by Helen’s Willow Wind, inspiration provided by you.  Cost: $40/month.  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 Media Room
 
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This group is for high school aged homeschoolers.

For more information please email Melanie Kohli:

TownsendBrooklineHomeschool@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays 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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Conversational French Group - La Fraternite Francaise
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

If you can communicate in French and would like to practice your speaking skill, join us for some informal discussions on a variety of topics.  

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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TAYBS Coaches and Assistants Training
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith Turgeon  508-281-6345  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Frank Farese  781-686-3955  ffall@juno.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Library Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 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
 
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 3:00 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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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 with Miss Jana
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Join Miss Jana for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and educational activities!

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

Come meet other parents and caregivers and help improve your child's literacy skills.

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too.

No registration required!

(Program follows the North Middlesex District calendar. No program on school snow days, holidays, or vacations)

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 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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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 - 2:30 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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Chair Exercise for seniors
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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Smartphone Help Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Smartphone Help Session:  Bring your questions related to operating your iPhone or Android phone... we have volunteers ready to help you out!  No charge.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Evening Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 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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Dungeons and Dragons - Adult Group
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Adult Group

Play D&D at the Townsend Public Library every Wednesday, with Paul Garafola as your DM!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Friends of the Townsend Seniors Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of The Townsend Seniors.  Open to all.

Who are we?  Founded in 2000, we are a volunteer senior citizen advocacy organization that serves 26% of Townsend's population!  

We are committed to supporting the Senior Center by contributing volunteer hours, activities and resources to maintain the Centers' excellence.  We fundraise to expand and enhance programming, education, arts and entertainment, travel opportunities, technology and furnighings.  There is a lot to do, and a lot more we'd like to do.  We're looking for new members, new fundraising ideas and renewed fundraising energy.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Girl Scouts Troop 64281
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Becca Triehy    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Evening Tai Chi at TCC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Townsend Congregational Church

Learn or expand your practice of the Chinese art of Tai Chi, often called “meditation in motion.”  Tai Chi has many benefits including increased muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.  This class will be 90 minutes in length and a $5.00 donation per class is requested.

**If you would like a ride to Tai Chi, please call the Senior Center to schedule.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Paint Party: Wine Glasses
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

A fun twist on our popular Paint Parties!

Paint a pair of wine glasses similar to the picture above.

Due to the fragile nature of the glasses, this is an adults only program.

Materials fee of $12 per person

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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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 Intermediate Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

 

This is an intermediate level yoga class for people who have some yoga experience.

Please bring a yoga mat and water.

You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes

Wednesday Nights April 3 - May 29, 2019 

Yoga classes are funded by donations made to the instructor. Thank you!

For any questions or more information please contact Carin Duteau.

Instructor Carin Duteau is a registered yoga teacher thru Yoga Alliance. She is also trained in Yin Yoga, YogaMinded for Teens, Mindfulness Meditation, Reiki 1, Reiki 2, and Bodhi & Mind Yoga (for breast cancer).  In addition to teaching privately, Carin also teaches at Illuminations of Gaia, Townsend Rec Center, Townsend Senior Center and in surrounding communities.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday April 4, 2019
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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 B
 
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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Thursdays 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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Wii Bowling: Open/Drop-In Play
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wii game system bowling... all the fun of bowling, no rental shoes needed!  No charge.

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

Homemade lunch provided by our wonderful Donna.  Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Spring Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  We'll venture outside as weather permits.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Course
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. This program  will help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.

 

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

Cribbage a card game for two to four players, in which the objective is to play so that the value of one's cards played reaches exactly 15 or 31.  It's great fun - give it a try!

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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Jam Session
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Can you feel music in your bones?  Are you a cat that needs to groove?  Let's see what we can make together!  All instruments, styles, ages welcome.

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

Chair Yoga with Carin will stretch your body and your imagination!  This class, while mostly chair-based, does involve some mat work for those who are able.

Cost: $6.00 per class.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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TAYBS Paint Night
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith Turgeon  508-281-6345  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Teen Group

Learn to play D&D with experienced Dungeon Master Paul Garafola as your guide! 

Meets every Thursday, ages 12-18.

Interested in joining the group? Want more information? 

Email Allie at athiel@cwmars.org for a DnD orientation!

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: Andrew Johnson
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed

 
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 April 5, 2019
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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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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&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
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up Fridays!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in Fridays afterschool to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pages and Pastries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pages & Pastries

Book Club for Young Adults at the Townsend Public Library

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This month: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin 

served with black and white marbled cheesecake

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
There are many spaces available.
Saturday April 6, 2019
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Art Show Reception
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

More information to come....

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Stamp Collecting Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A Stamp Collecting Club for adults and kids at the Library!

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Join stamp expert David Sawyer and learn the basics of stamp collecting.

Create a stamp album and scavenger hunt for rare stamps!

All materials provided, parents encouraged to stay and learn too!

Please Register!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Sunday April 7, 2019
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Sunday Hours Sponsored by a Patron Who Greatly Appreciates the Library
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Hours this week are funded by:

A Patron Who Greatly Appreciates the Library Staff

 

 

LOCATION: Library
 
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Gaming Unplugged - Dungeons and Dragons
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 Dungeons & Dragons at Gaming Unplugged

featuring local Dungeon Master, backed by popular demand, Paul Garafola

 

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Have you ever wanted to play D&D but not had time to commit to a lengthy game?

Paul will be running several games throughout Gaming Unplugged that range from 45 minutes to an hour each.

Come see what D&D is all about! 

We will explore, We will Fight. We will cast spells; we will earn gold, glory, and experience a new world that is only possible in our imaginations.

You don’t need experience playing.

You don’t need "The Books."

You don’t need anything but a good attitude. 

Come join a game or watch as friends play, experiencing the same fun secondhand.

PLEASE REGISTER!!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  9785971714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Family Bingo
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

 

Fun for ALL ages!

Lots of prizes!

Please register

Funded by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Elise Johnson  978-597-1714  ejohnson@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Windsor Chair Presentation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

From Tree to Chair:

Crafting Antique-Style 18th Century Windsor Chairs

Join woodworker Patrick Perkins as he shares his knowledge and experience designing and building Windsor chairs.

During his presentation Patrick will describe the types of wood used in chair construction, and how wood is taken directly from logs and fashioned into finished chair parts.

Patrick will also share examples of antique-style tools he uses, and how milk paint and oil are combined to produce a durable and beautiful finish.

 

About Patrick:

After graduating from Fitchburg State University, Patrick Perkins embarked on a career in education that has lasted close to four decades. As an industrial arts teacher, Patrick taught many aspects of woodworking and technical drawing to middle school students. After numerous years in the classroom, Patrick became a school administrator, a position he held until his retirement in 2015. Following an inspirational trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Patrick built his first Windsor chair in the early 1980s. He has since built many Windsor chairs in several different styles using the same techniques and tools used in the construction of Windsor chairs throughout the 18th century.

Please register

This event is funded by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
There are many spaces available.
Monday April 8, 2019
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 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
 
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Gentle Yoga with Patsy
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Gentle Yoga involves breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of bodily postures.  Benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

Cost: $6.00 per class.  Drop In.

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

Join us on Mondays in April 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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Hope Community Chorus
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary! Hope Community Chorus rehearsal. New members and visitors welcome to drop by. Meeting Room B, 11-12 pm. For more information contact Alice Struthers, 978-597-2057.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
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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SHINE Medicare Counseling
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. People who have Medicare or who are about to become eligible for Medicare, can meet with a counselor to learn about benefits and options available. Additionally, a counselor can review programs that help people with limited income to pay health care costs. 

Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Qi Gong
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

What is Qigong?

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).

Instructor: 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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Wii Bowling: Open/Drop-In Play
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wii game system bowling... all the fun of bowling, no rental shoes needed!  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 3:00 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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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 B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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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Cards: Canasta
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Canasta is a rummy-type card game related to believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.  Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.

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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Ted Talk: Life's Third Act
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy.  These years aren't just a footnote. Jane Fonda asks how we can re-imagine this new phase of our lives.  Watch this short video & discuss as a group afterwards!  No charge

 

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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Spring Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  We'll venture outside as weather permits.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Native American Flute Lessons
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ever wish you could play an instrument? Now you can! The Native American Flute is an intuitive instrument… If you can cover the holes and breathe, you can play music of your own making, from your heart, at the first class. No music theory or reading sheet music required.  Great for stress reduction, hand dexterity, and increasing your lung capacity. Instruments and lessons provided by Helen’s Willow Wind, inspiration provided by you.  Cost: $40/month.  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 Media Room
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays 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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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: Meeting Hall B
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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NMRHS Senior Appreciation Breakfast and Concert
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NMRHS Student Council hosts a breakfast and concert by their award-winning band and choral students. No charge.  Space is limited; sign-up required.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 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
 
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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 with Miss Jana
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Join Miss Jana for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and educational activities!

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

Come meet other parents and caregivers and help improve your child's literacy skills.

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too.

No registration required!

(Program follows the North Middlesex District calendar. No program on school snow days, holidays, or vacations)

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 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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Tick Talk
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

An important and relevant discussion that covers the tick-borne illnesses that are commonly found in our communities. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of these illnesses and provide guidance on recommended personal protection tips to prevent disease. The nurse will talk about the local species of ticks and the diseases they may carry, teach how to identify and remove ticks safely, and will review the steps a person should take if bitten by a tick.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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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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Well Adult Clinic
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Well adult clinic is the perfect opportunity to stay on top of your health!  Services available include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Blood glucose checks
  • General health questions answered by the Town Nurse
  • Basic first aid
  • Referrals

Drop in.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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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 - 2:30 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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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 "Tango Lessons " by Meghan Flaherty

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CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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Cookie Storytime
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come listen to stories with Miss Karen and then paint related cookies with guest Mary Schwartz

This Month's theme will be: Spring!

Ages 4-5. Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  9785971714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Smartphone Help Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Smartphone Help Session:  Bring your questions related to operating your iPhone or Android phone... we have volunteers ready to help you out!  No charge.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Intergenerational Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All ages welcome!  Drop by the Senior Center to play the classics, or learn a new game!

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Adult Group
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Adult Group

Play D&D at the Townsend Public Library every Wednesday, with Paul Garafola as your DM!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Evening Tai Chi at TCC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Townsend Congregational Church

Learn or expand your practice of the Chinese art of Tai Chi, often called “meditation in motion.”  Tai Chi has many benefits including increased muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.  This class will be 90 minutes in length and a $5.00 donation per class is requested.

**If you would like a ride to Tai Chi, please call the Senior Center to schedule.

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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Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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TAYBS Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith Turgeon  508-281-6345  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Yoga Intermediate Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

 

This is an intermediate level yoga class for people who have some yoga experience.

Please bring a yoga mat and water.

You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes

Wednesday Nights April 3 - May 29, 2019 

Yoga classes are funded by donations made to the instructor. Thank you!

For any questions or more information please contact Carin Duteau.

Instructor Carin Duteau is a registered yoga teacher thru Yoga Alliance. She is also trained in Yin Yoga, YogaMinded for Teens, Mindfulness Meditation, Reiki 1, Reiki 2, and Bodhi & Mind Yoga (for breast cancer).  In addition to teaching privately, Carin also teaches at Illuminations of Gaia, Townsend Rec Center, Townsend Senior Center and in surrounding communities.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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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 B
 
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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Thursdays 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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Wii Bowling: Open/Drop-In Play
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wii game system bowling... all the fun of bowling, no rental shoes needed!  No charge.

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

Homemade lunch provided by our wonderful Donna.  Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Spring Walking (Indoor)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Miss your warm weather walking routine?  Don't feel like walking outside this time of year?  Join our indoor walking group, with planned routes and optional circuit training.  We'll venture outside as weather permits.  Canes and walkers welcome!  No charge, drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Course
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. This program  will help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.

 

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

Cribbage a card game for two to four players, in which the objective is to play so that the value of one's cards played reaches exactly 15 or 31.  It's great fun - give it a try!

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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Jam Session
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Can you feel music in your bones?  Are you a cat that needs to groove?  Let's see what we can make together!  All instruments, styles, ages welcome.

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

Chair Yoga with Carin will stretch your body and your imagination!  This class, while mostly chair-based, does involve some mat work for those who are able.

Cost: $6.00 per class.  Drop In.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kim Faro  978-758-2065  kimmie826@msn.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Teen Group

Learn to play D&D with experienced Dungeon Master Paul Garafola as your guide! 

Meets every Thursday, ages 12-18.

Interested in joining the group? Want more information? 

Email Allie at athiel@cwmars.org for a DnD orientation!

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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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
 
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Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Short Film Club 

This Month's Feature Film "The Silent Child" (2017)

The Silent Child (2017)

A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

 

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

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: Storytime Room
Friday April 12, 2019
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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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Line Dancing for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno!  Several class options to choose from; pick the one (or two or three!) that fit your interest & ability.  $5.00 per class, or $7.00 to stay for multiple sessions.  Just drop in and start dancing! 

Beginners: 9:30 - 10:00am

Improvers: 10:00 - 11:00am

Advanced: continues until 11:30am

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Scrabble for Seniors
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Drop in and test out your most imaginative words in this fun and mind-building game!

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

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

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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Genealogy with Dwight Fitch
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Dwight Fitch to learn how to research your ancestry!

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978 597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, Salad and More, 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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Matinee Movie
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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
 
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Switch it up
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Switch it up Fridays!

With the Teen Room's new Nintendo Switch! 

Drop in Fridays afterschool to play games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Sunday April 14, 2019
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Sunday Hours Sponsored by a Patron Who Greatly Appreciates the Library
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Hours this week are funded by:

A Patron Who Greatly Appreciates the Library Staff

 

 

 

LOCATION: Library
 
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Gaming Unplugged - Dungeons and Dragons
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 Dungeons & Dragons at Gaming Unplugged

featuring local Dungeon Master, backed by popular demand, Paul Garafola

 

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Have you ever wanted to play D&D but not had time to commit to a lengthy game?

Paul will be running several games throughout Gaming Unplugged that range from 45 minutes to an hour each.

Come see what D&D is all about! 

We will explore, We will Fight. We will cast spells; we will earn gold, glory, and experience a new world that is only possible in our imaginations.

You don’t need experience playing.

You don’t need "The Books."

You don’t need anything but a good attitude. 

Come join a game or watch as friends play, experiencing the same fun secondhand.

PLEASE REGISTER!!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  9785971714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Garden Design
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Garden Design

Presented by Joanne Pearson

What makes for a great garden?

With beautifully photographed showcase gardens as our examples, we will explore and dissect garden design and the hardscape and softscape elements that make a design shine.

We will discuss how you can come up with a concept plan for your own yard and ways you can modify and incorporate some of those grand themes seen in showcase gardens into a scale suitable for your own backyard, your pocketbook and your schedule.

This presentation is great for both gardeners and for those who want to broaden their appreciation for good landscape design. 

 

About Joanne

For over 25 years, Joanne has specialized in capturing evocative photographs of architecture, interiors, lifestyle and food for editorial, commercial and hospitality clients. 

Her work has appeared in Yankee, Cape Cod Home, Farm and Ranch Living, Vermont Life and New England Boating among many others.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  9785971714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 22 spaces available.