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ATHOL — The Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, at 40 Island St., will host a pot roast supper on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. In addition to pot roast, the menu will include mashed potatoes, gravy, two vegetables, homemade bread and assorted pies. The church is handicap accessible....
Charles Heffernan conducts Quabbin Valley Pro Musica in rehearsal with the Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra and tenor soloist Ethan Bremner, standing, at the Central Congregational Church in Orange on Thursday night. The program, Handel's Messiah, will be performed Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the church.
 ORANGE — Strains of Handel’s Messiah soared through the acoustically generous oak-paneled sanctuary of Central Congregational Church on Thursday evening as Quabbin Valley Pro Musica rehearsed with Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra for Sunday’s concert. Dr. Charles Heffernan, UMass professor...
ORANGE — The North Quabbin Trails Association and the Millers River Fishermen’s Association will host an open, civil forum on the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s proposal to place timber rattlesnakes on an unspecified island at the Quabbin Reservoir on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6...
ORANGE — With the arrival of the winter cold, people can find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. The focus of a new four-week course titled “Inner Peace Through Compassion” will be held to find ways for participants to ground themselves with love and compassion. The course will be offered at...
NEW SALEM — The New Salem Central Congregational Church, at 22 South Main St., will host a homemade pancake breakfast on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  In addition to pancakes, the menu includes juice, fresh fruit, coffee and tea, sausage and scrambled eggs. Donations...
NEW SALEM — Following is the February schedule of events at the New Salem Public Library, at 23 South Main St.: • Wednesday, Feb. 3 — Book discussion at 7 p.m., “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. • Wednesday, Feb. 10 — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups; readers are...
ATHOL — Mt. Grace AARP Chapter 3673 will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., at the senior center. Lt. Michael Buzzard of the Athol Salvation Army will make a presentation to the members. Following a business meeting, refreshments will be served.
ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the school library, with the following agenda: Public comment. Glimpse into the classroom — Social studies, history department. Student representative report. Report of the Mahar Teachers’ Association...
ATHOL — Veteran local tracker and naturalist Paul Wanta will lead a morning walk through the trails and woods around Skyfields, headquarters of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, at 1461 Old Keene Rd., looking for tracks and signs of New England wildlife on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to...
ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School Committee’s finance and facilities subcommittee will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., in the superintendent’s office, with the following agenda: Fiscal year 2017 budget. Transportation contract. Update on lighting project.

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