Calendar: Dec. 29, 2021

  • Local Poet Jacquelyn Healy, a finalist in the 2021 Beals Prize for Poetry, will lead the upcoming Beals Poets Society. Contributed photo

Published: 12/28/2021 2:35:40 PM
Modified: 12/28/2021 2:35:12 PM
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Wednesday, Jan. 5: ‘The French Dispatch’

WINCHENDON — On Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m., the Beals Memorial Library will show Wes Anderson’s latest anthology comedy film, “The French Dispatch,” rated R. The film features a large ensemble cast, including Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody and Tilda Swinton, and brings to life a collection of stories published by the newspaper, The French Dispatch, set in a fictional 20th-century French city.

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. Movie-goers are welcome to bring their own snacks to the movies. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit their website at bealslibrary.org.

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 bit.ly/3DyxjB2.

Thursday, Jan. 6: First meeting of new poetry society

WINCHENDON — On Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Winchendon library will be hosting the first meeting of the Beals Poets Society. Listen to what others have written, read your own original work, or share a few of your favorite poems. Discuss emerging topics, techniques, and more. This club explores the written word in a non-judgmental environment, free to join and open to both teens and adults. All future meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300, email at bealsmemoriallibrary@gmail.com, or visit their website at bealslibrary.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 19: ‘In the Heat of the Night’

WINCHENDON — On Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m., the Beals Memorial Library will be showing “In the Heat of the Night” for this month’s Classic Movie Matinee, starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates. After being mistaken for having committed a murder while traveling through a Mississippi town with high racial tensions, a black Philadelphia police detective is reluctantly asked to investigate the case and find the real murderer.

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. Movie-goers are welcome to bring their own snacks to the movies. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit their website at bealslibrary.org.

Saturday, Jan. 22: ‘The Addams Family 2’

WINCHENDON — On Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., the Beals Memorial Library will be playing their final movie of the month, “The Addams Family 2,” for their Family Matinee. Featuring the vocal talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron and Chloë Grace Moretz, this animated movie follows the loveable, spooky family as they hit the road in a haunted camper and head off on a family vacation.

All movies at the Beals are free and open to the public. All movies are shown in the library’s auditorium, and all guests must wear masks while inside the library. Movie-goers are welcome to bring their own snacks to the movies.

The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, call the library at 978-297-0300 or visit their website at bealslibrary.org.


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