Calendar: Jan. 19, 2022

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

Published: 1/18/2022 2:40:30 PM
Modified: 1/18/2022 2:39:25 PM
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Today: ‘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 asked to investigate the case and find the real murderer.

The library is at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. All movies are free. 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.

Tonight: New Knitting and Crocheting Club starts

ORANGE — The Wheeler Memorial Library will be hosting a weekly Knitting and Crocheting Club that will run every Wednesday from today through Feb. 16. There will be two sessions per day, one from 2 to 3 p.m., the other from 6 to 7 p.m. Materials will be provided to beginners; if you have any current projects, you are welcome to bring them. Registration and masks are required: Please call 978-544-2495, ext. 100. The library is at 49 East Main St., Orange.

Saturday, Jan. 22: ‘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 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.

Sunday, Jan. 23, ‘Discovering the Other Lost Valley’

Before the Swift River Valley was cleared and flooded, 23,000 acres were taken along the Ware River in Barre, Oakham, Rutland, and Hubbardston in a project designed to supplement the waters of the new reservoir. 350 people lost their homes in this project and three villages were removed. Join Maria Beiter-Tucker, Quabbin Visitor Center Manager, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 to 3 p.m., to learn more about the other lost valley, why it was cleared and the role the Ware River Watershed plays in protecting the water supply of 3 million Massachusetts residents. Please register at bit.ly/3FDNjTn, Discovering the Other Lost Valley - Remote Program and a link to the program will be provided via email.

Jan. 29: National Puzzle Day at the Athol Public Library

ATHOL — Jigsaw puzzles have a day all their own, and Athol Public Library invites you to celebrate with them: Saturday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Library staff will have puzzles set out on tables all over the second floor of the library and invite patrons to come help put them together.

Feb. 5: Accessible car-birding field trip

TURNERS FALLS — Join Athol Bird and Nature Club president and Birdability captain Dave Small for the exploration of the Turners Falls area. Meet at Unity Park at 56 First St., Turners Falls, Saturday, Feb. 5, 1 to 4 p.m.

This trip is designed for folks with any level of mobility or birding skill. We will be mostly car birding with stops at several locations along the Connecticut river, The Power Canal, and Airport.

Please note that you will be expected to be masked and socially distant even if you have been vaccinated and boosted. If you are unvaccinated, please do not attend this event. This event may be modified or cancelled depending on how the pandemic progresses.

This trip will take place on the traditional homeland of the Pocumtuc people. Learn more about Accessible birding sites in the area @ https://atholbirdclub.org/accessible-birding-sites/ This event is Co-sponsored by the Athol Bird and Nature Club and the Anti-racist Collective of Avid Birders.

Feb. 6: ‘Life of a Common Loon’

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) watersheds are breeding areas for the largest concentration of Common Loons in Massachusetts. Join DCR Wildlife Biologist Jill Whitney Feb. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. for “Life of a Common Loon,” a program about these beautiful birds, how they are monitored and what we have learned about them.

Please register at bit.ly/32avhKS, “Life of a Common Loon - Remote program” and a link will be provided via email.

Feb. 13: Birding on Cape Ann with Ernie Leblanc

Join Ernie LeBlanc in a search for the wintering birds of Cape Ann, including gulls, alcids, and sea ducks, Sunday, Feb. 13. Dress warmly as weather conditions can be challenging. Meet in the parking lot in back of the Millers River Environmental Center at 100 Main St. The trip will leave no later than 6:30 a.m. This is an all-day trip. Please confirm your intent to participate in the trip by calling Ernie at 978-249-4064 prior to the trip date.

Please note that you will be expected to be masked and socially distant even if you have been vaccinated and boosted. If you are unvaccinated, please do not attend this event. This event may be modified or cancelled depending on how the pandemic progresses.


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