Events


  



Friday June 23, 2017
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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.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
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CANCELLED: Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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CANCELLED Intermediate Line Dancing for Seniors
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Matinee Movie: Hidden Figures
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hidden Figures:  The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer,  Janelle Monáe.  

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make up meeting date.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Sunday June 25, 2017
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TPL Photography Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Love Photography?

You're in the right place! Discussions pertain to, but are not limited to - camera equipment, photography techniques, critiques, day trips, contests, and displays. All levels of photography experience welcome. At each meeting, members are encouraged to bring photos they have taken that are in keeping with the meeting topic (listed below). The number of photos (average 3-5) each person present for group critique will depend on the number of meeting participants and time available. You can bring a print/laptop/flash drive to display your photo. It's up to you! There will be TPL laptops available at each meeting.

No registration required.

Topics:

Sunday, June 25, 2017  10:00am - 5:00 pm  

              Photography Outing to Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

              Photography Outing to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, MA

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Water Color 1 (four week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

June watercolor classes will continue with the landscape theme with a focus on painting water and reflections.  Join us Mondays in June (June 5, 12, 19, 26) for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

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.

Menu: Grilled chicken marsala, o'brien potatoes, winter vegetable blend, wheat bread, diced peaches

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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CANCELLED: Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CANCELLED due to Police Picnic!

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

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Jewlery Making: Earrings
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to make beaded earrings in your favorite colors.  Keep them for yourself, or give as a gift!  Cost $5.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot!

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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First Friends Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Drop-in for this relaxed all ages play group!

We have lots of toys to play with!

Activities (depending on group size and age groups) may include:

storytime, coloring, music, movement, and special visitors.

Bring a friend, or make a new friend here!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

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Police Picnic
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The annual Police Picnic is always a fun time!  Join us for hot dogs and hamburgers and a fun themed bash!  FREE.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to RSVP.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Massage for Seniors
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please schedule your 20 minute appointment in advance. $20.00

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
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CANCELLED Trivia & Jeopardy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Watercolor 2 (four week class)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

June watercolor classes will continue with the landscape theme with the focus on painting water and reflections.  Learn the basics of watercolor with Linda over four Tuesdays in June: 6, 13, 20, 27.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Learn about Geocaching
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Have you ever wanted to try geocaching?

Learn what it is and have fun discovering hidden caches in the library.

 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

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

All ages

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Beginning Watercolor (four week class)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

June watercolor classes will continue with the landscape theme with the focus on painting water and reflections.  Learn basic watercolor painting techniques with Linda, over four Wednesdays in Jun (June 7, 14, 21, 28).  Cost $30.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the NEW 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.

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.

Menu: Roast turkey with divan sauce, sweet potato, broccoli, wheat bread, blueberry snack loaf, lorna doones

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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Batik Class
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.  Cost $6.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Games for seniors: Scrabble
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TODAY ONLY: MOVED TO HEALTH ROOM

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
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Ice Cream Social
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

 

Ice Cream Social

Welcome summer with yummy ice cream from Cherry Hill Too

Free for all ages

Please register

This event is sponsored by The TPL Endowment and donations from Cherry Hill Too

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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MOVED TO MEDIA ROOM: 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Yoga - Summer Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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This is a Vinyasa Flow class for all levels. In this FIVE week evening series, join us as we focus on linking conscious breath with mindful body movement, safe alignment, body awareness, and what it means to stay present. Expect to move and breathe through foundational yoga sequences that are designed to stretch and strengthen.  Each class ends with deep relaxation.  Excellent cross-training for other sports. Discover just how good yoga can make you feel!
Bring your own yoga mat.
 
There is no fee to attend these classes, but donations are gladly accepted for the instructors.
Suggested donation of $5 per class
 
This is a 6 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 6 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 (NO class on July 19) and 26
 
Instructors Carin and Shagufta completed their 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. They teach private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and have taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin and Shagufta are trained instructors for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Watercolor 3 (five week course)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

June watercolor classes will continue with the landscape theme with a focus on painting water and reflections.  Four week course on Watercolor painting.  Thursdays in June: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29..  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Wii Golf
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for some virtual golf, using the Wii game system.  No charge, Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Pizza & a Speaker: Alzheimer's Basics
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for pizza and a a presentation on a variety of topics.  Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00

June's Topic: Alzheimer's Basics.  Learn more about the detection of Alzheimer's, as well as causes & risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Friday June 30, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Friday Field Games
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some outdoor fun and competition!  Every other week we'll play a different lawn/field game, including bean bag toss/cornhole, croquet, bocce, ring toss, horseshoes and frisbee.  Drop in.  No Charge.

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RESCHEDULED: Small Batch Cooking Class
12:15 PM - 12:15 PM

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR JULY.  DATE TBD.

Do you struggle to cook fun and interesting meals for one or two people?  Many recipes feed 4-8 and food is often packaged in large amounts... creating unnecessary waste and cost.  Join us at the Hannford in Lunenburg to learn more about small batch cooking, and how to plan meals so that waste is reduced.  The Roadrunner bus will take us from the senior center to Hannaford as part of the weekly shopping schedule (hear the presentation and then get your groceries!).  Presentation starts at 1pm; plan to meet the bus at the senior center at 12:15 please.  No cost.  Please sign up in advance as space on the bus is limited. 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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4th of July Slime
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come make Firework Slime with Miss Karen!

Ages 5-12

Class will be limited to 15.

 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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Library Closed for 4th of July
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Monday July 3, 2017
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CANCELLED: Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CANCELLED:  The Senior Center will be closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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CANCELLED: Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

CANCELLED.  The Senior Center will be closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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CANCELLED: Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

CANCELLED: The Senior Center will the Closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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CANCELLED: Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CANCELLED:  The Senior Center will be closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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RESCHEDULED: Healthy Living Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

RESCHEDULED for 7/10, as The Senior Center will be closed on July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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CANCELLED: Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CANCELLED:  The Senior Center will be closed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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CANCELLED: Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CANCELLED: The Senior Center will be closeed July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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RESCHEDULED: Friends of the Council on Aging monthly meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Friends Meeting has been rescheduled for July 5th at 4pm, as the Senior Center will be closed on July 3rd & 4th in observance of Independence Day.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed for 4th of July
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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Slacker Book Group

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

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

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

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

The selection for August is:

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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Gallery Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

* New Time! *

Monthly meeting of the Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery Committee.

Public is welcome.

LOCATION: Trustee Conference 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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DIY Play Dough
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Miss Karen will show you how to make play dough with 2 ingredients - no cooking required!

Ages 3-6

Registration required.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Play Dough Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Play Dough Fun!

We will set up all of our play dough toys and plenty of dough for you to have fun with!

Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 - no registration required - all ages!

If the weather is nice we will be outside, otherwise we will be in the Storytime Room

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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Stamp Collecting
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Bring your stamps and mingle with fellow collectors.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Friends of the Council on Aging monthly meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


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

(Source: tops.org)


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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Yoga - Summer Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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This is a Vinyasa Flow class for all levels. In this FIVE week evening series, join us as we focus on linking conscious breath with mindful body movement, safe alignment, body awareness, and what it means to stay present. Expect to move and breathe through foundational yoga sequences that are designed to stretch and strengthen.  Each class ends with deep relaxation.  Excellent cross-training for other sports. Discover just how good yoga can make you feel!
Bring your own yoga mat.
 
There is no fee to attend these classes, but donations are gladly accepted for the instructors.
Suggested donation of $5 per class
 
This is a 6 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 6 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 (NO class on July 19) and 26
 
Instructors Carin and Shagufta completed their 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. They teach private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and have taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin and Shagufta are trained instructors for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Foxwoods Trip
8:15 AM - 6:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Townsend Seniors for their bimonthly trip to Foxwoods Casino.  Open to all adults.    Bus will depart from the Senior Center at 8:15am and return at approximately 6:00pm.

Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.  Cost $30.00 (inludes bus, $15.00 meal ticket and $15.00 bet ticket).

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Foxwoods Trip
8:15 AM - 6:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Townsend Seniors for their bimonthly trip to Foxwoods Casino.  Open to all adults.    Bus will depart from the Senior Center at 8:15am and return at approximately 6:00pm.

Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.  Cost $30.00 (inludes bus, $15.00 meal ticket and $15.00 bet ticket).

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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Home Made Lunch for Seniors & Birthday Party
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Fairy Gardens for Kids
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you believe in fairies?

Make a Fairy Garden that your fairy friends will love to play in all summer!

No live plants will be used, so you don't need a green thumb!

Ages 7+

Registration required

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Fairy Gardens for Adults
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Craft a simple and whimsical fairy garden!

All supplies provided!

$5.00 materials fee due at the program.

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This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger

 
Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
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LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Friday July 7, 2017
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Friday Family Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Secret Life of Pets

Rated PG; 1 hr 30 min

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Bring your lunch or a snack

Make it a picnic with blankets and pillows!

Adults must remain with children under 10 years old

Please be respectful of others during the movie - running, loud talking, and rowdy behavior is not allowed.

Please make sure to clean up any mess you make

Thank you!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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3D Printing - What's It All About?
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you wanted to learn more about 3D printing?

Do you have something youd like to design or make?

Drop in for this informal demonstration and Q&A session, and see what the library has to offer!

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LOCATION: Teen Room
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Monday July 10, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Watercolor: Flower Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 10th & 17th) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting flowers.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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William May Endowment Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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SHINE Medicare Counseling
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Healthy Living Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Reserved for taking down art exhibit
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Tuesday July 11, 2017
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Dental Clinic
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Make an appointment with the Traveling Tooth Fairy to have your teeth examined and cleaned!  Cost $65.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to schedule.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
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NMRSD Administrator Retreat
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Bookmaking
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn to create delightful books featuring accordian and other folds, resulting in a work of art perfect for gift giving (even to yourself!).  Cost $5.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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COA Board Meeting
10:00 AM
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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MOVED TO MTG A: 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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First Friends Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Drop-in for this relaxed all ages play group!

We have lots of toys to play with!

Activities (depending on group size and age groups) may include:

storytime, coloring, music, movement, and special visitors.

Bring a friend, or make a new friend here!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Cards: Hand & Foot
11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at 11am at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

July 11th: Eat at Devens Grill

July 18th: Write Review for Devens Grill

July 25th: Eat at The Phoenix (Shirley)

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Everyone Loves Mail!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We all know how exciting it is to receive REAL mail...

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Make someone's day, send them a letter!

Janet Loomis will show you how to write great letters to friends and family.

Stationery and stamps will be provided; you just need to bring a list of people who you would like to send cards to, including addresses.

Ages 8+

Please Register.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 4 spaces available.
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Conversational French Group - La Fraternite Francaise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Attention - We will be meeting at 6pm for the Spring and Summer!

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.  

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Townsend Public 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.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Family Bingo - Superheroes!
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Get out your cape and mask because you are Captain Bingo!!!

This month's theme for family bingo is SUPERHEROES!

Feel free to wear your favorite hero (or villain) costume!

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All ages. Please register.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

Not everyone will win a prize - but everyone will have fun!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Squanacook Food Coop
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Food delivery and distribution.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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NMRSD Administrator Retreat
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Watercolor: Still Life Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 12th & 19th) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for still life.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Protecting the Skin You're In
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the NEW 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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CANCELLED: Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

GAMES CANCELLED TONIGHT!  SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

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Caregiver Roundtable
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Caregiving can be rewarding, but also stressful.  Join other caregivers for our monthly support group.  Format will be flexible, with a brief educational topic to get the conversation going.  No charge.  Free onsite care for your loved one will be provided by Always There Home Care.  To attend and utilize the respite care, please call 978-597-1710 so we can ensure adequate staffing.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Animal Adventures
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

             

Animal Adventures sets the standard for live-animal shows that are both fun and educational.

In this program you will experience some of our more exciting animals up-close and in person!

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Some of the animals you might see at this show:

African Bush Baby, African Crested Porcupine, African Pale Fox, African Serval, African Dwarf Crocodile, Alligator Snapping Turtle, American Alligator, Anaconda, Arctic Fox, Armadillo, Asian Palm Civet, Asian Water Monitor, Bennet's Wallaby, Black Throat Monitor, Boa Constrictor, Burmese Python, Canadian Lynx, Carpathian Lynx, Corn Snake, Eurasian Eagle Owl, King Snake, Kinkajou, Mountain Coati, Nile Crocodile, North American Porcupine, Red Fox, Red Kangaroo, Red Knee Tarantula, Red Macaw, Reticulated Python, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Savannah Monitor, Toucan, Vervet Monkey, West African Crocodile, White Nosed Coati, Whites Tree Frog...  or something completely different!

Animal Adventures is New England's largest, privately owned animal rescue center of its kind! Click here to learn more.

This event is paid for by the TPL Endowment and with a grant from our Local Cultural Council.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


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

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Yoga - Summer Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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This is a Vinyasa Flow class for all levels. In this FIVE week evening series, join us as we focus on linking conscious breath with mindful body movement, safe alignment, body awareness, and what it means to stay present. Expect to move and breathe through foundational yoga sequences that are designed to stretch and strengthen.  Each class ends with deep relaxation.  Excellent cross-training for other sports. Discover just how good yoga can make you feel!
Bring your own yoga mat.
 
There is no fee to attend these classes, but donations are gladly accepted for the instructors.
Suggested donation of $5 per class
 
This is a 6 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 6 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 (NO class on July 19) and 26
 
Instructors Carin and Shagufta completed their 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. They teach private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and have taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin and Shagufta are trained instructors for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Watercolor: Flower Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 13 & 20) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting flowers.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Wii Golf
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for some virtual golf, using the Wii game system.  No charge, Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Home Made Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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3D Printing - What's It All About?
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you wanted to learn more about 3D printing?

Do you have something youd like to design or make?

Drop in for this informal demonstration and Q&A session, and see what the library has to offer!

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LOCATION: Teen Room
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Genealogy with Dwight Fitch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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 and the gang can help you get started.

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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

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

Whats New and Improved??

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

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

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

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Friday July 14, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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An annual event for our stuffed animal friends!

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

Drop off Friday between 10 and 5 and pick up on Saturday between 10 and 2 (or Tuesday 10-9)

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

One animal per child, please.

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LOCATION: Library
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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

Join Dwight Fitch to learn how to research your ancestry!

 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Teddy Town (Group 1)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Teddy Town is Back!

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

$10 per animal (a fantastic deal thanks to the Friends of the Library covering part of the cost!)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration Required - 3 time slots available!

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

 

                   

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Teddy Town (Group 2)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Teddy Town is Back!

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

$10 per animal (a fantastic deal thanks to the Friends of the Library covering part of the cost!)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration Required - 3 time slots available!

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

                   

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Teddy Town (Group 3)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

 

Teddy Town is Back!

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

$10 per animal (a fantastic deal thanks to the Friends of the Library covering part of the cost!)

Outfits and accessories will be available for an additional $10

Registration Required - 3 time slots available!

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

                   

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Friday Family Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania

Rated PG; 1 hr 24 min

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Bring your lunch or a snack

Make it a picnic with blankets and pillows!

Adults must remain with children under 10 years old

Please be respectful of others during the movie - running, loud talking, and rowdy behavior is not allowed.

Please make sure to clean up any mess you make

Thank you!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Friday Field Games
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some outdoor fun and competition!  Every other week we'll play a different lawn/field game, including bean bag toss/cornhole, croquet, bocce, ring toss, horseshoes and frisbee.  Drop in.  No Charge.

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Friday Field Games
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some outdoor fun and competition!  Every other week we'll play a different lawn/field game, including bean bag toss/cornhole, croquet, bocce, ring toss, horseshoes and frisbee.  Drop in.  No Charge.

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Hairdresser
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Small Batch Cooking Class
12:15 PM - 12:15 PM

Do you struggle to cook fun and interesting meals for one or two people?  Many recipes feed 4-8 and food is often packaged in large amounts... creating unnecessary waste and cost.  Join us at the Hannford in Lunenburg to learn more about small batch cooking, and how to plan meals so that waste is reduced.  The Roadrunner bus will take us from the senior center to Hannaford as part of the weekly shopping schedule (hear the presentation and then get your groceries!).  Presentation starts at 1pm; plan to meet the bus at the senior center at 12:15 please.  No cost.  Please sign up in advance as space on the bus is limited. 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Matinee Movie: Manchester By The Sea
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Movie Matinee: Manchester By The Sea

Join us for pizza, popcorn, and a great movie!!  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Sunday July 16, 2017
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Codman Estate Antique Car Show
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy more than 200 classic and antique vehicles, live music, food vendors, and tours of the Codman Estate at the annual Codman Estate Antique Auto Show in Lincoln, MA.  The bus will leave the senior center at 9:00am.  Cost is $8.50 ($5.00 for the show + $3.50 Roadrunner bus).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your seat on the bus.

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Monday July 17, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Watercolor: Flower Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 10th & 17th) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting flowers.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Tuesday July 18, 2017
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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Cribbage Lesson
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the rules of cribbage, or advance your strategy in a supportive environment with Peter Salisbury.  Please RSVP.  No cost.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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First Friends Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Drop-in for this relaxed all ages play group!

We have lots of toys to play with!

Activities (depending on group size and age groups) may include:

storytime, coloring, music, movement, and special visitors.

Bring a friend, or make a new friend here!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Tie Dye with Bob
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tie Dye with Bob

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Bring your own plain white t-shirt (washed and dried) and turn it into a shirt that is anything but plain!

Ages 7+

Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

This is an outdoor event; it will be rescheduled if rain is predicted

(we will notify you by email and/or phone if rescheduling is needed)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Scrabble
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for scrabble, the popular board game using lettered tiles to create words.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Grief Support Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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3D Printing - What's It All About?
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you wanted to learn more about 3D printing?

Do you have something youd like to design or make?

Drop in for this informal demonstration and Q&A session, and see what the library has to offer!

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LOCATION: Teen Room
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Bark: Get to Know Your Trees
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Bark: Get to Know Your Trees

 

The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season. As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel?

Ages 10+

We will be going outside for a portion of this program.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring bug repellant as needed.

 Michael will be available to sign copies of his books,

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast and

Drawing Trees and Leaves: Observing and Sketching the Natural World.

For more information visit: www.knowyourtrees.com

This event is sponsored by tThe TPL Endowment

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Hearing Clinic
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Watercolor: Still Life Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 12th & 19th) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for still life.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Nutrition Talk
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Healthy eating is easier than you think.  Join us during lunch to learn tips to boost energy, lift your mood, and lower your disease risk.  No charge.  Please call the senior center to reserve your spot.  If you will be joining us for lunch, please RSVP for that, too.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Stamp Collecting
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Bring your stamps and mingle with fellow collectors.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Needlefelting: Nuno Scarves
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take part in this two-part class (July 19 & 26): first dyeing a silk scarf, then utilizing wet felting techniques and needlefelting details.  Cost $20.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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SPECIAL BINGO NIGHT! Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SPECIAL NIGHT OF BINGO!

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


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

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Panda Bear Paint Party
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Panda Paint Party!

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Join Markus and Leslie for another great evening of painting.

$12 materials fee to be paid on the night of the event!

This event is sponsored by the TPL Endowment

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 2 spaces available.
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

This month's selection will be :

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Watercolor: Flower Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 13 & 20) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting flowers.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Lobster Roll Lunch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Our annual Lobster Roll lunch is here!!  Join us for a lobster roll, coleslaw, chips, and ice cream.  Tickets MUST be purchased in advance.  Cost: $5.00 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Sports Watching Party: Red Sox vs Toronto
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join fellow Red Sox fans (and maybe a brave Toronto fan or two?) to watch the Red Sox play the Blue Jays.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP at the Senior Center or by calling 978-597-1710 so we know how much food to prepare.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Science Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come explore basic science skills with Miss Karen!

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

 

Ages 4 to 8

Limit 10 children

This month we'll explore the science of spies:

   

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Hope Community Chorus Summer Reunion
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hope Community Chorus Summer Reunion:  Snack n' chat.  An opportunity to reconnect - discuss our Fall/Winter programs and dates, next concert: Colors of Hope on Oct 22nd.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out, or need help with a project - this is the group for you!

Sue Luongo will show you spindle spinning. She also makes spindles that you can purchase from The Friends of the Library.

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

ALL AGES!

All are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Bristle Bots
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Bristle Bot is a tiny, simple robot.

The ingredients? One toothbrush, one battery, and one tiny motor. The result? Serious fun!!!

Come make your own! Adults are welcome to stay with their children and help.

Ages 10-14.

Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Friday July 21, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Bus Trip: Fuller Gardens
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Fuller Gardens is a non-profit, public botanical garden located in North Hampton, New Hampshire.  A real seaside gem.

The formal rose gardens designed in the Colonial Revival style were commissioned during the late 1920s by Massachusetts Governor Alvan T. Fuller at his summer estate.  The meticulously maintained formal rose gardens, a Japanese garden and English perennial plantings provide a continuous array of color and interest from spring until fall.

Cost: $11.50 ($8 admission + $3.50 Roadrunner bus).  Meet at the senior center at 9:30am.  Please RSVP by calling the senior center at 978-597-1710.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Sports Watching Party: British Open (Golf)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow golf fans to watch the 146th British Open on our bigscreen TV.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP at the Senior Center or by calling 978-597-1710 so we know how much food to prepare.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Friday Family Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Moana

Rated PG; 1 hr 53 min

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Bring your lunch or a snack

Make it a picnic with blankets and pillows!

Adults must remain with children under 10 years old

Please be respectful of others during the movie - running, loud talking, and rowdy behavior is not allowed.

Please make sure to clean up any mess you make

Thank you!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Saturday July 22, 2017
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TPL Photography Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Love Photography?

You're in the right place! Discussions pertain to, but are not limited to - camera equipment, photography techniques, critiques, day trips, contests, and displays. All levels of photography experience welcome. At each meeting, members are encouraged to bring photos they have taken that are in keeping with the meeting topic (listed below). The number of photos (average 3-5) each person present for group critique will depend on the number of meeting participants and time available. You can bring a print/laptop/flash drive to display your photo. It's up to you! There will be TPL laptops available at each meeting.

No registration required.

Topics:

Sunday, June 25, 2017  10:00am - 5:00 pm  

              Photography Outing to Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

              Photography Outing to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, MA

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Reverse Glass Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 24 & 31) will focus on learning techniques for painting "Fawn and Red Cardinal" on the backside of glass panels.  Cost $18 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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First Friends Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Drop-in for this relaxed all ages play group!

We have lots of toys to play with!

Activities (depending on group size and age groups) may include:

storytime, coloring, music, movement, and special visitors.

Bring a friend, or make a new friend here!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Cards: Hand & Foot
11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at 11am at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

July 11th: Eat at Devens Grill

July 18th: Write Review for Devens Grill

July 25th: Eat at The Phoenix (Shirley)

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Massage for Seniors
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please schedule your 20 minute appointment in advance. $20.00

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

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

All ages

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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The Secret Life of Eastern Coyotes/Coywolves
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Secret Life of Eastern Coyotes/Coywolves

Author Jonathan Way is part of a team that has thoroughly investigated the eastern coyote's genes revealing them to be a hybrid species of coyote and red/eastern wolf. The name “coywolves” more accurately describes this mixed species origin.  This talk will focus on his team's findings as well as ecological and behavioral findings from Jon’s decade long study.

 

This talk is intended for both adults and children and will include pictures, video, skulls, and furs.


Jonathan Way's books will be available for purchase (cash only).

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Trip: Cabaret Lulu
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Cabaret Lulu presents Happy Days Are Here Again!  Dine in an elegant golden ballroom and enjoy the variety, cabaret and vaudeville entertainment featuring a tribute to the great ladies of the American song book including Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, and Rosemary Clooney.  Hosted by the Friends of the Townsend Seniors.  Ticket cost: $48.50.  Cost of transportation will be dependent on attendance ($3.50 for 17 or less, $10 for a coach bus if there are more attendees).  Bus will leave the senior center at 9:30am.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Watercolor: Landscape
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 10th & 17th) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting landscapes.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the NEW 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Make Your Own Ice Cream!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

DIY Ice Cream!

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Cool off and have fun making yummy ice cream! 

Weather permitting; we will be outside (in case of rain we will be inside!). 

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

Ages 9+  Limited to 10 children per session.  Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Sports Watching Party: Red Sox @ Seattle
3:40 PM - 6:00 PM

Join fellow Red Sox fans (and maybe a brave Seattle fan or two?) to watch the Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP at the Senior Center or by calling 978-597-1710 so we know how much food to prepare.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Needlefelting: Nuno Scarves
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take part in this two-part class (July 19 & 26): first dyeing a silk scarf, then utilizing wet felting techniques and needlefelting details.  Cost $20.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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MOVED: Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

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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.

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Doodlebomb Fashion with Markus and Leslie
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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In this fun free-form illustration class we will begin with high fashion photos,

but we will end up with something completely new and original!

Learn the process of creating a "doodle bomb" and let your creativity run wild!

A new and fun way to illustrate with style!

Ages 12+ Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

A $12 materials fee is due the night of the program.

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This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 16 spaces available.
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Yoga - Summer Session
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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This is a Vinyasa Flow class for all levels. In this FIVE week evening series, join us as we focus on linking conscious breath with mindful body movement, safe alignment, body awareness, and what it means to stay present. Expect to move and breathe through foundational yoga sequences that are designed to stretch and strengthen.  Each class ends with deep relaxation.  Excellent cross-training for other sports. Discover just how good yoga can make you feel!
Bring your own yoga mat.
 
There is no fee to attend these classes, but donations are gladly accepted for the instructors.
Suggested donation of $5 per class
 
This is a 6 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 6 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 (NO class on July 19) and 26
 
Instructors Carin and Shagufta completed their 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. They teach private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and have taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin and Shagufta are trained instructors for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Watercolor: Landscape
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 27 & Aug 3) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting landscapes.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Wii Golf
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for some virtual golf, using the Wii game system.  No charge, Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Senior Lunch by Manor Hill
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We're pleased to announce a lunch offering on the 4th Thursdays of the month, provided by Manor on the Hill of Leominster.  Cost $3.00  Please sign up in advance.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Lunch Speaker: Stress & The Caregiver
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

While caregiving is rewarding on many levels, it can also leave you feeling angry, exhausted, and alone.  Join us for lunch and learn tips to avoid burnout and regain your balance during this stressful time.  Please RSVP for the lunch and/or the speaker by calling 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Friday July 28, 2017
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Friday Family Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes

Justice League Cosmic Clash

Not rated; 1 hr 18 min

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Bring your lunch or a snack

Make it a picnic with blankets and pillows!

Adults must remain with children under 10 years old

Please be respectful of others during the movie - running, loud talking, and rowdy behavior is not allowed.

Please make sure to clean up any mess you make

Thank you!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Friday Field Games
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for some outdoor fun and competition!  Every other week we'll play a different lawn/field game, including bean bag toss/cornhole, croquet, bocce, ring toss, horseshoes and frisbee.  Drop in.  No Charge.

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Matinee Movie: Lalaland
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Movie Matinee: Lalaland

Join us for pizza, popcorn, and a great movie!  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Saturday July 29, 2017
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Library Comic-Con Fan-Fest!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

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THIS IS THE EVENT YOU NEED TO COME TO!

This year:

Costume/Cosplay Contest!

Cosplay Expert Mink the Satyr!

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Local Comic Artist Bob Noberini will be here!!

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Stop by the free-form illustration table and have some fun with Markus and Leslie!

Learn the process of creating a "doodle bomb" and let your creativity run wild!

LOCATION: Library
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Monday July 31, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Reverse Glass Painting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 24 & 31) will focus on learning techniques for painting "Fawn and Red Cardinal" on the backside of glass panels.  Cost $18 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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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:

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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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MOVED TO STORYTIME ROOM: 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Lollipops for Breakfast Puppet Show
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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You can’t have lollipops for breakfast!

But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch.

Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook.

For ages 3 & up - Please register

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Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment, Inc. and   

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

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Social Room: Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Scrabble
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for scrabble, the popular board game using lettered tiles to create words.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Green Bicycle

by Haifaa al Mansour

Spunky eleven-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her dream bike by selling homemade bracelets and mixtapes of banned music to her classmates. But after she's caught, she’s forced to turn over a new leaf (sort of), or risk expulsion from school. Still, Wadjda keeps scheming, and with the bicycle so closely in her sights, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Set against the shifting social attitudes of the Middle East, The Green Bicycle explores gender roles, conformity, and the importance of family, all with wit and irresistible heart.

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!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Friends of the Council on Aging monthly meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Conversational French Group - La Fraternite Francaise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Attention - We will be meeting at 6pm for the Spring and Summer!

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.  

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a comfortable hour visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. This month, we will be discussing two novels by Tessa Dare: Romancing the Duke and Any Duchess will do.   Hope to see you there.

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LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Gallery Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting of the Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery Committee.

Public is welcome.

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Watercolor: Landscape
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 26 & Aug 2) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting landscapes.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Make Your Own Ice Cream!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

DIY Ice Cream!

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Cool off and have fun making yummy ice cream! 

Weather permitting; we will be outside (in case of rain we will be inside!). 

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

Ages 9+  Limited to 10 children per session.  Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

LOCATION: Library Lawn
There are 2 spaces available.
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Stamp Collecting
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Bring your stamps and mingle with fellow collectors.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Creative Writing Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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 Whether you are writing your first story, or your 100th story,

come have fun writing creative stories, poems, journals, and more!

Please try to attend all three sessions.

Bring a notebook, or journal, and pen, or pencil, and an open mind!

Ages 10+

Please register

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

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LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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CANCELLED: Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

GAMES CANCELLED TONIGHT!  SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

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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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Family Bingo - Disney
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Take a trip to Disney World without leaving Townsend!

Family bingo will be all about Disney!

All ages - Please Register

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

 

Not everyone will win a prize, but everyone will have fun!

This event is paid for by the Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Watercolor: Landscape
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This two-part workshop (meeting July 27 & Aug 3) will focus on learning watercolor techniques for painting landscapes.  Cost $15 (includes all supplies).  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot! 

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Home Made Lunch for Seniors & Birthday Party
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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College Admissions 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Admissions 101: Secrets of

College Admissions

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This seminar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more.

We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate.

Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in.

And we think kids and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that kids don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing, rocket scientists

to get into college today.

Presented by college counseling provider Collegewise

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Library Trustee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Friday August 4, 2017
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Friday Family Movie Matinee
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pokémon Heroes: The Movie

Rated G; 1 hr 20 min

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Bring your lunch or a snack

Make it a picnic with blankets and pillows!

Adults must remain with children under 10 years old

Please be respectful of others during the movie - running, loud talking, and rowdy behavior is not allowed.

Please make sure to clean up any mess you make

Thank you!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Matinee Movie
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Movie Matinee: TBD

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Saturday August 5, 2017
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Library Closed
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Monday August 7, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Healthy Living Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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Friends of the Council on Aging monthly meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Tuesday August 8, 2017
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Warm Weather Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our usual walking club is getting a makeover!  Keep track of your steps, miles or time... and log them with Katie.  The walker with the most movement logged monthly will win a prize!  And at the end of the summer, there will be a Grand Prize winner!  Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
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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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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First Friends Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Drop-in for this relaxed all ages play group!

We have lots of toys to play with!

Activities (depending on group size and age groups) may include:

storytime, coloring, music, movement, and special visitors.

Bring a friend, or make a new friend here!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Cards: Hand & Foot
11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Galloping Gourmets
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Galloping Gourmets willvisit a new or old favorite restaurant every other Tuesday.  In the off week, Meet with fellow Gourmets to write a restaurant review, which will be posted in the Silver Theads senior center newsletter!  Meet at the Senior Center to carpool with fellow Gourmets.  The only cost is your meal.

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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.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Massage for Seniors
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please schedule your 20 minute appointment in advance. $20.00

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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3D Printing - What's It All About?
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you wanted to learn more about 3D printing?

Do you have something youd like to design or make?

Drop in for this informal demonstration and Q&A session, and see what the library has to offer!

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LOCATION: Teen Room
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Comic Book Drawing - Kids
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Create your very own original comic book hero!

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Professional comic book artists Andy and Veronica Fish lead this hands-on workshop!

We'll discuss what superpowers you want your creations to have, and we'll help you design a great look for your own superhero!

Use basic shapes to draw a heroic body... Then we'll walk you through adding extra details to make your hero unique! 

AGES 5-8

Grown-ups are more than welcome to stay and participate!

Registration Required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

Funded by The Townsend Library Endowment

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LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Townsend Public 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.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
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History of HEROES Lecture!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

History of Heroes Lecture

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Andy Fish presents the history of the comic book and the importance and relevance of the super hero.

The superhero as we know it came to be in 1938 with the publication of Superman, but did you know Superman owes much of his origin story to Doc Savage and even Moses? 

America was the first country to publish comic books-- they were a dime and larger than comics are today. 

At their height of popularity during World War II sales where in the range of a half a billion copies. 

Includes a display of comic books from the various era's of comics, The Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper Ages with a look at how certain characters evolved and remain with us today.

 

About Andy Fish

Andy is a noted comic book artist, illustrator and painter-- his work has been published all over the world and exhibited in galleries as far away as Sydney Australia.

One of his paintings is in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington DC.  

He's kind of a big deal, at least according to his mom and she doesn't even know he's on Wikipedia.

Funded by The Townsend Library Endowment

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LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Squanacook Food Coop
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Food delivery and distribution.

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the NEW 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell

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Creative Writing Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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 Whether you are writing your first story, or your 100th story,

come have fun writing creative stories, poems, journals, and more!

Please try to attend all three sessions.

Bring a notebook, or journal, and pen, or pencil, and an open mind!

Ages 10+

Please register

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

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LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Guided Meditation
6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6, 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
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Caregiver Roundtable
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Caregiving can be rewarding, but also stressful.  Join other caregivers for our monthly support group.  Format will be flexible, with a brief educational topic to get the conversation going.  No charge.  Free onsite care for your loved one will be provided by Always There Home Care.  To attend and utilize the respite care, please call 978-597-1710 so we can ensure adequate staffing.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Games for seniors
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a rotating schedule of games:

1st wednesday = cribbage; 2nd = bingo, 3rd = rummikub, 4th = scrabble, 5th = cards.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


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

(Source: tops.org)


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

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Paint Party - Bruins
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bruins Paint Party!

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Join Markus and Leslie for another great evening of painting.

There will be a $12 materials fee to be paid on the night of the event!

Ages 6+ (Children under 12 must have an adult stay with them)

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
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Thursday August 10, 2017
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SUMMER SCHEDULE Gentle Yoga for Seniors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER SCHEDULE!!  From June 30 - Sept 20, Patsy Brightman will be on leave from her usual yoga schedule.  Vicki from Yoga for Health has generously agreed to fill in and help keep us flexible and centered.  Her class will be offered at 9am on Thursday mornings.

Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
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Wii Golf
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for some virtual golf, using the Wii game system.  No charge, Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
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Home Made Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Please sign up in advance. Cost: $3.00 

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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
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Pop Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Professional artist Michael Albert leads this hands-on workshop where you will

create your own original Pop-Art using repurposed boxes!

Kids and teens will love this!

Registration required.

Registration will open June 1st, 2017

 

Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment, Inc

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
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Genealogy with Dwight Fitch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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 and the gang can help you get started.

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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

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

Whats New and Improved??

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

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

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

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
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Friday August 11, 2017
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 2:00 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.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health 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.

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.

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

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

Join Dwight Fitch to learn how to research your ancestry!

 

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.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
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