Events


  



Saturday June 2, 2018 - Friday July 27, 2018
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Library Youth Arts Collaborative Exhibit
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Come see the artwork created in the the Youth Arts Collaborative!

The Youth Arts Collaborative (YAC) is a group of students who created the work on exhibit in the meeting hall gallery over the course of 10 sessions at the Townsend Public Library this spring.  See the show, meet the artists, learn about the program and snack on goodies! 

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
Monday June 25, 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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Water Color (Four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Mondays in June 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 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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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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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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Woodburning: Open project time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Arts & Crafts room will be open for woodburners to work on their projects.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  No formal instruction provided, but your fellow woodburners may be of assistance as you hone your craft.  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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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 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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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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Massage for Seniors
12:00 PM - 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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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays in June 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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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Your Dream Room a Reality!

Join Allie in the Teen Room for a series of DIY crafts to beautifyorganize, and decorate your room! 

This session: RAINBOW CANDLES!

All materials provided - if you'd like to bring your own crayons, feel free!

 

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
 
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Townsend Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Planning for 2019 canoe race.

CONTACT:  Steven Bourdon  978-973-6668  sbourdon@comcast.net
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday June 27, 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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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us each Wednesday in June 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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Flower arranging
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dixie Pickard of the Bronze Bell will help us create a patriotic arrangement, perfect for your July 4th celebration!  Cost: $15.00. 

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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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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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.

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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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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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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 Arts and Crafts 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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NEW CLASS!!! Evening Line Dancing!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NEW CLASS!!!  Evening beginner line dancing with Joyce D'Auguanno, the instructor of our very popular Friday morning class.  This class is open to ALL AGES, and will take place at the Congregational Church!

Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Sports Watching Party: Red Sox
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Watch the Red Sox on our TV!   

No charge, refreshments will be served! 

Please RSVP to the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 so we know how much food we need!

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media 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 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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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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Needlefelting: Cupcakes
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We've finally figured it out... these cupcakes look great, are calorie free, and won't expand your waistline!  Join Diane in learning how to needlefelt these delightful little treats... makes a great hostess gift!

Cost $5.00

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)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Thursdays in June 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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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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Healthy Cooking for One
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“I don’t cook anymore because it’s no fun, for just myself.”  We’ve all heard this before.  Debbie Petrovsky, M.S., R.D. is a registered dietician who will offer advice about how to prepare healthy meals appropriate for 1-2 people.  Learn how to adapt recipes to make smaller portions, how to stretch your food dollars, and how to provide tasty, nutritious meals with less waste.  She’ll talk during lunch, while Donna prepares one of her meals for everyone to try out!  Suggested $3.00 donation for lunch.  Sponsored by Hannaford of Lunenburg.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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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: Healthy Joint Class
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Once a month, our Gentle Yoga Class will have a special emphasis: joint health.  Drop in to see and feel how slow stretching movements can help you increase range of motion and flexibility while reducing pain and swelling. 

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Townsend Dog Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 29, 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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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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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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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Monday July 2, 2018
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Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Library & Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
 
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Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library & Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
 
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Library & Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
 
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Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday July 5, 2018
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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 July is:

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CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
 
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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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CANCELLED: Home Made Lunch for Seniors & Birthday Party
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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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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How to Boil Water: Cooking Class for Teens
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

RESCHEDULED: AUGUST 15th!!!

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- 

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding!

Served with rainbow ice-cream sandwiches  

Pick up a copy during the month of June: Happy Pride!

 

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday July 6, 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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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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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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CANCELLED: 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: Senior Center Social 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!!

Monday July 9, 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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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
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Woodburning: Open project time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Arts & Crafts room will be open for woodburners to work on their projects.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  No formal instruction provided, but your fellow woodburners may be of assistance as you hone your craft.  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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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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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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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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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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Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds where we will read books and do short activities to go with them.

Drop-ins Welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime 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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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

by Adam Gidwitz

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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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.

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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 "oldies" to current day music and some of her own compositions too!

Please register

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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MOVED TO SOCIAL ROOM: 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: Senior Center Social Room
 
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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 Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Ice Cream Social
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friends of the Townsend Seniors are hosting an ice cream social on the lawn!  Nothing beats cold ice cream on a hot day, except visiting with friends old & new!

Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.  No charge.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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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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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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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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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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Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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.

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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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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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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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: Senior Center Social 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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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: Senior Center Social 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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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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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!!

Monday July 16, 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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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
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Woodburning: Open project time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Arts & Crafts room will be open for woodburners to work on their projects.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  No formal instruction provided, but your fellow woodburners may be of assistance as you hone your craft.  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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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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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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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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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Grief Support Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by Nashoba Nursing & Hospice, Karen Campbell offers individual and group opportunities to process grief and navigate new life circumstances.  No charge.

Benefits of a Grief Support Group (excerpted from HelloGrief.com):

After the loss of a loved one, we experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions. The ever-changing emotions we experience with grief can catch us off guard, causing us to  act out of character, or differently than our typical personality and demeanor.

We all need a support system to help us as we move through our grief journey. While family and friends are vital, unless they have experienced a close personal loss, they most likely don’t fully “get it.” That is where support groups can become a valuable resource. In a support group, you will find 10 or so new comrades also living life after loss.

Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss, and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.

In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, support groups give you the opportunity to share your story openly and guilt-free. You also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others and talk about coping day-to-day, as well as on the most difficult days of our grief journeys.

If you are looking for a support system in your grief journey, you should consider support groups. You will likely find the following things there:
     •Emotional and physical support in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
     •Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss.
     •The opportunity to begin the healing process through sharing your own story and hearing the stories of others.
     •Coping skills to help you through the most difficult days of your grief journey.
     •Hope through companionship with people who “get it” and understand first-hand what you’re going through.
     •The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep loved ones present in your hearts and in your memories.
     •Increased understanding of how children and other family members react to loss.
     •Permission to grieve and permission to live a happy productive life.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds where we will read books and do short activities to go with them.

Drop-ins Welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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: "POLAROID" photos wall decoration!

Come with the snapchat, ingragram, or camera roll photos you want to print! All other materials provided.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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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
 
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Library Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday July 18, 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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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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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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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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Acrylic Pour
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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 Arts and Crafts Room
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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

27405006

 

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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Cribbage Tournament
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all area cribbage players. $5.00 entry fee to be divided as prizes. Just drop in.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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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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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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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Travel Talk
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Weaving Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weaving is great for keeping hands moving and joints flexible, it’s a cognitively stimulating pursuit, and the social gathering of women to weave and talk helps protect against isolation.  Sign up now to support this new crafting series at the Senior Center.

Generously funded by RiverCourt Residences of Groton, we'll hosting a four part weaving series that will explore the many types of weaving.  We'll start with simple projects on cardboard & bow looms.  If there is ongoing interest, we hope to invest in looms that allow for more complex projects.

June 21: Glasses case/small pouch (cardboard loom)

July 19: Paper placemats (off loom)

August 16: Bracelets and belts (bow loom)

September 20: Basket weaving

Cost is $20 for all four sessions!  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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Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

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.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Senior Center Social 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!!!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
There are many spaces available.
Monday July 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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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
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Woodburning: Open project time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Arts & Crafts room will be open for woodburners to work on their projects.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  No formal instruction provided, but your fellow woodburners may be of assistance as you hone your craft.  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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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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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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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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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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Cookie Storytime-Special Session of Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Special Edition of Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds.

This Week we will be reading books about Butterflies and then decorate butterfly cookies with Special guest Mary Schwartz.

Registration Required for this session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime 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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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! 

Ages 10- 14.  

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Arts and Crafts 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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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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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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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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OUTSIDE: Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Whalemobile - The Music of Whales
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Whalemobile - The Music of Whales!

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 Madeleine 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 Vinyl Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Vinyl 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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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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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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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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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: Senior Center Social 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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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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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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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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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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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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Woodburning: Open project time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Arts & Crafts room will be open for woodburners to work on their projects.  Bring your own tools or use ours.  No formal instruction provided, but your fellow woodburners may be of assistance as you hone your craft.  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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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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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! In addition to bears, there are many other animals to choose from!

$10 per animal (cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

~Registration is Required~

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! In addition to bears, there are many other animals to choose from!

$10 per animal (cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

~Registration is Required~

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 8 spaces available.
 
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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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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! In addition to bears, there are many other animals to choose from!

$10 per animal (cash or check)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

~Registration is Required~

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 6 spaces available.
 
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Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds where we will read books and do short activities to go with them.

Drop-ins Welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Your Dream Room a Reality!

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

This session: PAPER CACTI & SUCCULENTS

All materials provided!

 

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
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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 August is:

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CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
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 original songs, silliness, and a tall tale or two!  Featured stories include:

The Cow Who Wouldn’t MOO! – A tale of two cowpokes and their stubborn cow, Sarsaparilla

The Biscuits That Covered Bucket Gulch – about a crafty stranger who has the recipe for the world’s best biscuit... or does he?

The 30-minute rootin' & tootin' puppet show is perfect for buckeroos ages 3-10, and their families.

Please register!

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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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Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Pages and Pastries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pages & Pastries 

-a Young Adult Book Club at the TPL-

Dread Nation by Juntina Ireland 

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Served with Mary Todd Lincoln's historic White Cake! Image result for cake emoji

Pick up a copy anytime during the month of August! Come to the meeting to discuss over tea and cake.

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.

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CONTACT:  Cathy Hill  978-597-1714  chill@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
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

Registration will open May 15th

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Tuesday August 7, 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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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds where we will read books and do short activities to go with them.

Drop-ins Welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hour of the Bees

by Lindsay Eagar

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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'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 August 8, 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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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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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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 "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister " by Gregory Maguire

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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.

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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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 August 9, 2018
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Magic Show
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Magician Greg and his doggy assistant, Axel will perform amazing and hilarious magic tricks!

All Ages.

Please register.

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Bad Art Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bad Art is for everyone!

This is one place you don't have to worry about your creation looking "GOOD"

Use the tackiest materials (we will have plenty on hand!)

Put a doll head on a dinosaur body... dress it up in feathers and glitter... the more outrageous the better!

Ages 12+

Please register

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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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 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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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 August 11, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Tuesday August 14, 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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Bookworm Buddies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bookworm Buddies Storytime!

A Summer Storytime with Miss Karen for 4 to 5 year olds where we will read books and do short activities to go with them.

Drop-ins Welcome!

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dream Room Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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: LIGHT UP Letter Lamp!

Email Allie: athiel@cwmars.org  IN ADVANCE to request a specific letter -- Otherwise, you'll be making the first letter of you first name (the name you register with).  All materials provided. 

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen 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: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Game Night! Ticket to Ride
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn to play Ticket to Ride! 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday August 15, 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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How to Boil Water
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NEW DATE

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

   

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  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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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 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
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 :

Beasts of Extarordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

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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 August 16, 2018
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College Essay Workshop
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

College Essay Workshop

Need help getting started with your College Essay? 

Want feedback from an experienced admissions councillor and a group of your peers?

Come to part 1 of this 2 part College Essay Workshop, and start the process!

More information coming soon!

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Weaving Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weaving is great for keeping hands moving and joints flexible, it’s a cognitively stimulating pursuit, and the social gathering of women to weave and talk helps protect against isolation.  Sign up now to support this new crafting series at the Senior Center.

Generously funded by RiverCourt Residences of Groton, we'll hosting a four part weaving series that will explore the many types of weaving.  We'll start with simple projects on cardboard & bow looms.  If there is ongoing interest, we hope to invest in looms that allow for more complex projects.

June 21: Glasses case/small pouch (cardboard loom)

July 19: Paper placemats (off loom)

August 16: Bracelets and belts (bow loom)

September 20: Basket weaving

Cost is $20 for all four sessions!  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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Tai Chi with Andy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called "meditation in motion," Tai Chi has been proven to improve strength, flexibility, balance, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.  Come give it a try!  Open to all ages and ability levels.  Generously sponsored by RiverCourt Residences in Groton.

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

 

 

This Month: Make your own instruments!

Water xylophones, plastic straw wind pipes, and more!

   

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 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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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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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
 
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Walk This Way: A Journey on El Camino de Santiago
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you heard of El Camino de Santiago?

Have you seen "The Way" with Martin Sheen? Are you interested in learning more about this 500 mile ancient pilgrimage across Spain?

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Come listen to a presentation on one family's journey across Spain and the sights and people that they met along the way. 
There will be time for discussion on culture, history, gear, and logistics if you are thinking of some day taking on this journey yourself!
CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Friday August 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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Peter Pan Silent Film Screening with Live Music
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 
Peter Pan (1924);

SILENT FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE MUSIC by Jeff Rapsis
 

The original silent film adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Join the Darling children as they follow Peter to Never Never Land to battle with evil Captain Hook. A film that has lost none of its power over audiences of all ages.

Free admission!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Blizzards: Outwit the Elements
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Presented by the Boston Museum of Science

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature.

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