Calendar: June 2, 2021

Published: 6/1/2021 3:00:59 PM
Modified: 6/1/2021 3:00:56 PM
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Thursday: Eat at Wendy’s for Athol H.S. senior class

ATHOL — The Athol High School Class of 2021 encourages readers to eat at Wendy’s of Athol every first Thursday of the month. You just have to mention the “Senior Class Funddraiser” at the time you pay and a portion of the proceeds goes to the class. Thank you!

Saturday: AHS
Bottle and Can Drive

ATHOL — The Athol High School Class of 2021 Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive is held every first Saturday of the month at the Kessler Investments parking lot, 2070 Main St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring only Massachusetts-redeemable bottles and cans. No water, Gatorade-like or New Hampshire bottles and cans will be accepted. Benefits the Athol High School Drug and Alcohol-free After Prom Party. For more information, call Lonnie Bonenfant at 978-895-0930.

June 8: History Hunt

TEMPLETON — Get out and join a free scavenger hunt through history and time, Tuesday, June 8, 6 to 8 pm at the Narragansett Historical Society, 1 Boynton Road, Templeton, on the historic Templeton Center Common. Co-sponsored by Twin City Toastmasters. Best talks on your hunts win prizes. All ages are welcome.

June 8: Dave Small on Dragonflies and Damselflies

Join Athol Bird and Nature Club president Dave Small for a free presentation titled, “An Introduction to Observing and Identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies” on June 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This virtual program is geared for the beginner but will be a good refresher for more experienced observers. The program will begin with a discussion on the origins and life history of the Dragons and Damsels followed by a look at the families encountered in Massachusetts with some hints on where to find them. The timing of this presentation is designed to get you ready for the beginning of dragonfly emergence in June. This on-line event is co-sponsored by the Athol Bird and Nature Club, the Northfield Bird Club and Firstlight’s Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center. Pre-registration is required at Registration requests must be received at least 24 hours before program begins.

June 13: Royalston Open Mic returns

ROYALSTON — In collaboration with the South Village Revitalization Committee, the Cultural Council will be presenting six outdoor programs, from 1 to 4 p.m. on six Sunday afternoons. On the second Sunday of each month, June 13, July 11, and August 8, the Open Mic will take place in South Royalston’s new gazebo. On the fourth Sundays, June 27, July 25, and August 22, it will be happening at Bullock Park in Royalston Center.

Longtime favorites The Williams Brothers Band will be the 2021 season opener house band on June 13. There is no charge for the program. Drinks and refreshments will be available. Performers of any age are welcome to sign up.

June 13: Hiking With Your Neighbors

PETERSHAM — Join Village Neighbors and the North Quabbin Trails Association for a hike on Sunday, June 13, at 11 a.m. (Rain date: June 20) Participants will meet in Petersham and walk on a flat trails two to three miles. The walk will lead to a perfect picnic spot at Feldman’s Cascade, so bring a portable lunch. The trail map can be downloaded here

Register at Include your phone number. Or RSVP Trail Hike with your contact info to

June 22: Central Mass. Genealogical Society meeting

The Central Mass. Genenealogical Society ( presents “Another Boarder: The Reception of French-Canadians in New England,” June 22 on Zoom. Find them on Facebook for information about how to join their meeting on Zoom.

The presentation by David Vermette, author of “A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans,” will place these late 19th and early 20th century immigrants to the U.S. in an historical context. Vermette’s talk will expose immigration and labor history with surprising resonance for today. 

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