Calendar: Dec. 22, 2021

Published: 12/21/2021 3:33:03 PM
Modified: 12/21/2021 3:32:44 PM
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Today: Holiday movie matinee

WINCHENDON — On Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 1:30 p.m., the Beals Memorial Liberary will be celebrating the holidays with a special showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” So, if you’d like a chance to catch this Hollywood classic on the big screen, then grab some popcorn and head to the Winchendon library.

The library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. All movies at the library are free and open to the public. Movies are shown in the library auditorium and anyone entering the building must wear a mask. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit their website at

Friday: Candles and Carols

ATHOL — “Candles and Carols: The Community Christmas Eve Service” will be held on Friday, Dec. 24 , 7 p.m. at the Athol Congregational Church 1225 Chestnut St. This is an in-person service that will also be on YouTube in the near future.

It will be live on “Athol Congregational” FB page (only two words) The service is designed for families as well as adults. The path to the door will be marked by over 30 luminarias. Candle light and a rich variety of seasonal music will enhance the sanctuary. Pastor Candice Ashenden said, “The service has been designed as reflection rich in hope and promise as we welcome the Christ child into our world of personal struggles and global community dreams.” All those attending should wear a mask. They will be provided, if needed. The building is accessible. Alternative seating is available where the service can be heard if necessary to maintain safe distances. Call the church if there are concerns. 978-249-6202.

Jan. 15: Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop

ATHOL — Join expert tracker Paul Wanta Skyfields Arboretum in Athol on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, to learn how to track animals during the winter at Mount Grace’s annual Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop.

Wanta will lead the group in exploring the trails of the open meadows and the woods of Skyfields Arboretum while looking for signs of wildlife. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a basic understanding of how to spot, identify, and interpret different tracks found during the winter season.

This event is open to the public, free to Mount Grace members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required. Please register at

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