Calendar: June 30, 2021

Published: 6/29/2021 2:19:38 PM
Modified: 6/29/2021 2:19:42 PM
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Friday: Music in the park

ORANGE — Music in the Park returns this summer to the “Friendly Town” as the Orange Community Band, under the baton of Stephanie Parker, will be performing a series of four outdoor concerts on the band stand in Butterfield Park. Scheduled dates for the free concerts are Friday evenings, July 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 7 p.m. Please note this is an earlier start time this season. Concerts will be approximately one hour with no intermission. On Friday, July 30, Marty’s Reminisce orchestra will perform music from the ’40s, ’50s and more on the bandstand.

July 4: Quabbin Community Band Concert

BARRE — Celebrate Independence Day with the Quabbin Community Band as they perform a holiday concert this Sunday, July 4, at 6 p.m. at the Nornay Park in South Barre. Guest Conductor Margaret Reidy will take the podium, leading the ensemble through many favorite and well known tunes. The public is invited to attend and enjoy this wonderful evening of music for free, with donations graciously accepted. Please contact QCB Music Director and Conductor Peter Lewis at with any questions regarding performances or joining the band.

July 10: Local
Organic Farmers to Host Workshop

BARRE — Many Hands Organic Farm will be hosting a workshop regarding “Layer Management with Chicken Tractors” on July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the farm in Barre.

Experts will discuss the benefits of a mobile house where chickens can pasture and get some hands-on experience building a new house. Egg collection, feeding and watering, and security from roaming dogs and wildlife will also be discussed. Registration is available on their website:

July 12: Athol Dems to caucus

ATHOL — The Athol Democratic Caucus, which is a gathering of Athol registered and pre-registered Democrats to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, will be held on Monday, July 12, in Liberty Hall (Town Hall), Athol. The Caucus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and registration will be open at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to follow state and local guidelines concerning Covid-19 precautions. Everyone is welcome; however, only registered and pre-registered Democrats residing in Athol will be allowed to vote and run as delegates or alternates. For more information or to receive a virtual link for those not wishing to attend in person, contact Margot Parrot at 978-830-4542.

July 17: Festival and Chicken BBQ

TEMPLETON — St. Martin’s Church in Otter River will hold its annual Festival and Chicken Barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Otter River Sportsman’s Club, 250 Lord Road. The event will feature Crafts for All Seasons, a major prize raffle, Chinese auctions, baked goods, theme baskets, games of chance and skill for all ages, free craft activities for children, and music throughout the day.

A chicken barbecue dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m., and hot dogs and other refreshments will be available all day. Tickets for the chicken dinner, at $10 each, may be reserved by leaving a message at the rectory, 978-939-5588. Reservations are suggested, as a limited number of tickets will be available at the festival.

July 23: Annual MothBall returns

ATHOL — Dave Small, President of the Athol Bird and Nature Club, invites members and friends to save the day, Friday, July 23, 9 p.m., for “the infamous ‘MothBall,’” which is moving to National Moth Week in 2021. Small says, “The Mothball returns. Shelley and I invite our vaccinated friends and neighbors to our Annual MothBall. We are still working out logistics this year. Please register with Dave at”

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