Events


  



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
Thursday August 16, 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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Warm Weather Walking Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Join us Thursdays in August 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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College Essay Workshop
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

College Essay Workshop - Part 1

(Love) Your College Essay

Want to finish your essay before the school year begins? Better yet, want to enjoy writing it? This two-part workshop, led by an experienced college admissions advisor, will help you get started with your essay and gain essential feedback.

Part 1: Idea Development- Creative exercises and useful models will help you identify a topic and plan your essay.

Part 2: Essay review- Workshop your essay with a group of your peers and gain insights into what an admissions officer might notice in your essay.

Optional session: 1:1 meeting with Rachel to personally review your draft of your essay ($30 suggested donation, email athiel@cwmars.org to reserve a session prior to/following either workshop)

College Essay Workshop is being led by Rachel Katzman, of Katzman Advising, a private practice that specializes in college admissions advising. To learn more, visit www.katzmanadvising.com

 

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

Come read to our gentle furry friend Benjamin Franklin!   

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

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

Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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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
 
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Genealogy Club with Dwight Fitch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special date and time this month!!

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

 

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

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

Brainstorm and get some work done!

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

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

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Game Night! Ticket to Ride
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn to play Ticket to Ride! 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Friday August 17, 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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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
 
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MOVED TO SOCIAL ROOM: 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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Hairdresser
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Offering haircuts & styling, as well as waxing.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Monday August 20, 2018
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Qi Gong
12:45 PM - 2:00 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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Paper Bead Jewelry (A Two Part Class)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Making paper beads is a great way to recycle junk mail, newspapers, or magazines. Paper beads are additionally inexpensive, attractive, and can be used in a multitude of projects. Cost $10.00.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
Tuesday August 21, 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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Council on Aging (COA) Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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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.

In the first activity, participants design houses, trying to make them as snow-proof as possible. Their design is put to the test inside our Blizzard Box, which creates a whirling, swirling cascade of simulated snow. The house is inspected to see if the roof leaked and let the snow in. In the second activity, the participants are challenged to design an avalanche protection system using ramps, walls, poles, and other elements. They set up their system around a pint-size snowboarder, then test the results with a fast flood of plastic snow and boulders. The activities explore every part of the Engineering Design Process, including opportunities to use test results to modify the designs….…and then test them again and again!

Ages 6-12

Capacity is 25 people per session

Registration is required!

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Second Session! Blizzards: Outwit the Elements
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Second Session Just Added!!!

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.

In the first activity, participants design houses, trying to make them as snow-proof as possible. Their design is put to the test inside our Blizzard Box, which creates a whirling, swirling cascade of simulated snow. The house is inspected to see if the roof leaked and let the snow in. In the second activity, the participants are challenged to design an avalanche protection system using ramps, walls, poles, and other elements. They set up their system around a pint-size snowboarder, then test the results with a fast flood of plastic snow and boulders. The activities explore every part of the Engineering Design Process, including opportunities to use test results to modify the designs….…and then test them again and again!

Ages 6-12

Capacity is 25 people per session

Registration is required!

CONTACT:  Molly Benevides  978-597-1714  mbenevides@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Trivia & Jeopardy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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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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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays in August 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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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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Solve it!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SOLVE IT!

Challenge Night 

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

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

Ages 10- 14.  

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Jeopar-TEA with Danielle from the Cozy Tea Cart
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jeopar-TEA

 

Yes, this is similar to the TV version of Americas favorite show, Jeopardy, but a whole lot more fun!

We have recreated this show with a game board with every question having to do with tea! 

Tea and scones are provided for the guests. 

About Danielle: 

Danielle is certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute, NY and has completed over 70 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo. She has learned first-hand about the production of tea through travelling through Asia and meeting Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Nepalese, and Taiwanese tea growers. Danielle sources only the finest, high quality, freshly imported teas, earning The Cozy Tea Cart the title of “Best of NH” from New Hampshire Magazine. Just as important as the quality of her tea, she promotes excellence in service and pride in educating her customers.

The tea and other items discussed during the lecture will be available for sale after the event. 

Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment, Inc.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Teen Group

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

Meets every Tuesday this summer, ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Townsend Conservation Land Trust monthly board meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Veronica Kell  978-597-5163  tclandtrust@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

Join us each Wednesday in August 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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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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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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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, safe, 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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Beatles for Sale Concert
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us on the library lawn for this fun family friendly concert!

(show will be inside if weather is bad)

Bring lawnchairs, picnic blankets, and snacks!

Registration requested but not required.

This event is sponsored by the TPL Endowment, The Friends of the Library and The Friends of the Seniors!

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
 
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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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Dungeons and Dragons - Adult Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Adult Group

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

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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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
 
CANCELLED FOR THIS NIGHT ONLY - 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
Thursday August 23, 2018
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College Essay Workshop
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

College Essay Workshop: Part 2

(Love) Your College Essay

Want to finish your essay before the school year begins? Better yet, want to enjoy writing it? This two-part workshop, led by an experienced college admissions advisor, will help you get started with your essay and gain essential feedback.

Part 1: Idea Development- Creative exercises and useful models will help you identify a topic and plan your essay.

Part 2: Essay review- Workshop your essay with a group of your peers and gain insights into what an admissions officer might notice in your essay.

Optional session: 1:1 meeting with Rachel to personally review your draft of your essay ($30 suggested donation, email athiel@cwmars.org to reserve a session prior to/following either workshop)

College Essay Workshop is being led by Rachel Katzman, of Katzman Advising, a private practice that specializes in college admissions advising. To learn more, visit www.katzmanadvising.com

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen 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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Breakfast Buffet
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Joinus for a variety of hot and cold breakfast options!  Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Cribbage 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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DIY Teen Slime Party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DIY Teen Slime Party!

Love slime? Learn to make your own stretchy, 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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CANCELLED!! Game Night! Munchkin
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

CANCELLED! We will rechedule as soon as we can. 

Learn to play Munchkin!

Ages 10 and up. Plays in one to two hours. Three to six players.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Friday August 24, 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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Scrabble for Seniors
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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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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Hearing Clinic (Study Room)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your hearing screened, help with replacement batteries, and ask basic questions about your hearing aids.

Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to make an appointment.

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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MOVED TO SOCIAL ROOM: 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: Bombshell
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Bombshell Synopsis (IMDB):  Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets. This film explores Lamarr's life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany's conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and personal decline in her troubled life would Lamarr learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated.

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
Saturday August 25, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

Monday August 27, 2018
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Qi Gong
12:45 PM - 2:00 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
Tuesday August 28, 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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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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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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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 August 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 beautify, organize, and decorate your room.

This session: DIY BATH BOMBS

All materials provided!

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Teen Group

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

Meets every Tuesday this summer, ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

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

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too. No registration required!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No class on July 4.

Drop-ins welcome

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

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

Dungeons & Dragons - Adult Group

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

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  9785971714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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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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Dog Park Committee meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Byars  508-581-0113  walnutpine@gmail.com
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 30, 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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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Thursdays in August 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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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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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday August 31, 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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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: Meeting Hall A
 
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Mahjong
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday September 1, 2018
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Library Closed

Closed:

July 7, 14, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1

Happy Summer!!

 
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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 September is:

Book Cover

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
Monday September 3, 2018
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Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Teen Room Meet & Greet
2:30 AM

Teen Room Meet & Greet

Afterschool in the Teen Room! 

Featuring: Food, coffee/tea and socializing with your favorite Teen Librarian Allie.

 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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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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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Water Color (Four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us Tuesdays in September 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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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk

 

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
Wednesday September 5, 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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Books and Discovery Time with Miss Jana
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

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

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too. No registration required!

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

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

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

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

Public is welcome.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kim King  9785975804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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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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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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Pages and Pastries
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pages & Pastries 

-a Young Adult Book Club at the TPL-

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Pick up a copy anytime during the month of August!

Come to the meeting to discuss these short-stories over Halo-Halo, a Filipino dessert! 

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel  978-597-1714  athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Evening Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

 

Yoga for Beginners

When you're new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. Don't worry, this is the class for you!

Come learn the fundamentals of yoga in a group where everyone is new!

Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat, if you have one.

Register now for this 8 week session of classes 

A suggested donation of $5-$10 per class is greatly appreciated, but is not required.

 

About the instructor:

Carin Duteau, certified Fluid Yoga®  instructor, teaches in community, private, and continuing education settings in Townsend, Groton, and neighboring communities. Carin is also a trained instructor for Bodhi & Mind Yoga, providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice for individuals with cancer during treatment and recovery.

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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Dinner And A Movie - Won't You Be My Neighbor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner and a Movie:

You bring your dinner - we show the movie!

Tonight we will be showing Won't You Be My Neighbor (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!

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance.

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Friends Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Yoga Continued - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Yoga!!
This class is a continuation for people who took the Spring and/or Summer classes.
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights September 5 - October 24
 
 
 
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 September 6, 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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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Thursdays in September for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $22.00.  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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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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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing two books by Stephanie Laurens: "Where the Heart Leads", and "The Masterful Mr. Montague".   Hope to see you there.

Where the Heart Leads (Casebook of Barnaby Adair, #1)The Masterful Mr. Montague (Casebook of Barnaby Adair, #2)

 

 

CONTACT:  Cathy Hill  978-597-1714  chill@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library
Friday September 7, 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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Bus Trip: Brimfield Fair
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

We're going to America's Oldest Outdoor Antique Show and Flea Market, the Brimfield Fair!  Wear good walking shoes and bring your shopping bags... who knows what treasures you'll find!  No need to worry about parking, we'll drop you off and pick you up!  Space is limited to 12; please call the Senior Center to sign up.  Cost $5.00 for the Roadrunner Bus. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Yellow & Gold Art Exhibit Reception
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Gallery Committee on welcoming the artists who are participating

in the current exhibition, with the theme of Yellow & Gold.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Public is welcome.

 

CONTACT:  Kim King  978-597-5804  MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Monday September 10, 2018
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Knitting Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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

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

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

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

Join us Mondays in September for a watercolor class with Linda (no class Sept 3rd).  Cost $22.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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SHINE Medicare Counseling
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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
Tuesday September 11, 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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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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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 September for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

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

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

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978-597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Night

at the Library - Join the Campaign!

Interested in joining the Adult or Teen Dungeons & Dragons group?  Or want to sign-up for the new adventures happening this fall?  

Come to this informational session to get started!  Join Dungeon Master Paul Garafola as he explains the game and helps you desgin your characters -- light refreshments will be served.

Ages: 12+, email questions to Allie at: athiel@cwmars.org

CONTACT:  Allie Thiel    athiel@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Children will also have free time to play and socialize.

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

Recommended for preschool age children, younger siblings are welcome too. No registration required!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Donna Fenton  978-597-1710  dfenton@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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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 "Life After Life " by Kate Atkinson

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CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
 
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Caregiver Roundtable: Hospice 101
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hospice 101: Everything You Need To Know About End of Life Care

September 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm
 
A fun and informative evening where local Hospice providers will come together as a team to answer your questions, such as:
• What is Hospice?  Where are these services provided?
• What’s the difference between for-profit and not-for-profit providers?
• How is Hospice funded?  What are my out of pocket expenses?
• How long do Hospice services continue?

This event is free of charge and part of our ongoing Caregiver Support group that meets on the second Wednesday of the month.  Free respite care will be provided on-site for your loved ones, so you can enjoy the event.  To RSVP for yourself and/or respite care, please call the Townsend Senior Center at 978-597-1710.

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, safe, 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 Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Yoga for Beginners

When you're new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. Don't worry, this is the class for you!

Come learn the fundamentals of yoga in a group where everyone is new!

Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat, if you have one.

This is an 8 week session of classes (September 5th - October 24th)

If you are interested in registering for future sessions, please contact the instructor or the library

A suggested donation of $5-$10 per class is greatly appreciated, but is not required.

 

About the instructor:

Carin Duteau, certified Fluid Yoga®  instructor, teaches in community, private, and continuing education settings in Townsend, Groton, and neighboring communities. Carin is also a trained instructor for Bodhi & Mind Yoga, providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice for individuals with cancer during treatment and recovery.

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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TAYBS Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Keith  Turgeon  keith.turgeon@taybs.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Yoga Continued - Adult Class
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
 
Yoga!!
This class is a continuation for people who took the Spring and/or Summer classes.
 
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all classes.
Wednesday Nights September 5 - October 24
 
 
 
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 September 13, 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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Water Color (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Thursdays in September for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $22.00.  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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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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Girl Scout Information Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kerry O'Brien  508-749-3633  kobrien@gscwm.org
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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These are the People in the Neighborhood Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come meet The People in the Neighborhood! 

Each week a different member of our community will read to the group and talk about the part they play in our neighborhood. 

This week's reader will be: Community Health Manager, Nashoba Board of Health Tamara Bedard

*Readers subject to change due to changes in availablity.

Ages 3+

 

CONTACT:  Karen Savage  978-597-1714  ksavage@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Genealogy Club with Dwight Fitch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

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

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

Brainstorm and get some work done!

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

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

CONTACT:  Stacy Schuttler  978 597-1714  sschuttler@cwmars.org
 
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Townsend Energy Committee
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Brent Carney  603-275-2731  bcarney1015@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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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 September 14, 2018
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Men's Poker
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Free & fun game of poker.  It's all in fun, but bring your poker face!

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Quazy Quilters
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Petrossi  978-597-1710  kpetrossi@townsend.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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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: Meeting Hall A
Saturday September 15, 2018
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Stamp Collecting Club
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Stamp Collecting Club!

This will be the first meeting of a monthly club, you can join at any time.

David Sawyer will be demonstrating basic stamp collecting techniques such as how to soak a stamp off an envelope, how to dry it, and then mount it with hinges in an albumn. There will also be a scavenger hunt through assorted stamps.

This will be a hands on learning experience. 

You don't need to bring anything with you, all supplies will be provided at no cost. 

Parents are encouraged to stay and learn as well.

Ages 8+

Please register!

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