Calendar Feb. 18-20

Published: 2/18/2019 8:00:07 AM
Monday, Feb. 18

9 a.m. — 97th Annual Hatchet Hunt, in the woods between the Athol Community Elementary School and Athol Middle School on Pleasant Street, Athol. Hunt for the coveted hatchets and various prizes, including a bicycle, games and toys. For children ages preschool through 15. There is a designated preschool area. There will be a bonfire, hot cocoa and hot dogs.

7 p.m. — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica chorus rehearsal, with Music Director Geoffrey Hudson, at the Central Congregational Church, 24 South Main St., New Salem. Info: Harry Haldt 978-249-4691.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

10-11 a.m. — Playgroup, children and caregivers can play in the Children’s Library, Athol Public Library, 568 Main St.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. — Rise and Romp Storytime: For children ages 2 to 5. Read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, and make an easy craft.  Older and younger siblings always welcome. All library programs are free. Wheeler Memorial Library 49 East Main St., Orange, 978-544-2495.

1:30-2:30 p.m. — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Studio: Children, in grades 2 – 5, can register to tinker with all kinds of resources, from robots to circuits. Afterward, children can check out a backpack full of STEM activities to keep them busy over the long break. Athol Public Library.      

3:30-4:30 p.m. — LEGO Club: Children in grades K - 5 can drop in for LEGO Club. No registration necessary. Athol Public Library, 978-249-9515.

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Teen Minecraft Club, for students in grades 5-12, in the small program room, Athol Public Library. Will be playing on laptops. Register: 978-249-9515.

4-6:30 p.m. — Story Walk: Storyboards are set up in Millers River Park for people of all ages to read; afterward children can make a craft in the Children’s Library. In inclement weather, the story is set up inside the library. This program is made possible by Valuing Our Children of Athol. No registration necessary.

5-7 p.m. — Mild Knights Chess Club, challenge an experienced player or learn to play. For ages 18 and older. Younger players may join the Wild Knights Chess Club on Thursday afternoons. Free and open to all players. Athol Public Library.

6:30-8 p.m. — Mystery Discussion, at the Athol Public Library, in the small program room.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

10:15 - 11 a.m. — Pete the Cat, preschool story time, Athol Public Library. Listen to stories about Pete the Cat and play musical instruments. Children will make a craft and watch a short movie based on a picture book. No registration necessary.

1-2 p.m. — Winter Break LEGO Workshop: Children in grades K-5 can register to make LEGO creations. Athol Public Library.

3-5 p.m. — Super Smash Brothers tournament, in the TeenSpace at Athol Public Library for gradesd 6-12. Challenge other teens on the Wii. The top three winners will receive a prize. Registration required, 978-249-9515.

4-5:30 p.m. — Paws to Read: Children, in grades K-12, can register to read to Hunter, a certified therapy dog. Each reading session is fifteen minutes. Athol Public Library, 5 p.m. — Sharing Our Father’s Bread, community dinner will be served weekly at the St. Francis Church hall, 105 Main St., Athol. The meals are open to the public. Meals are NOT served if school is canceled.

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