Calendar: Sept. 15, 2021

Published: 9/14/2021 1:19:53 PM
Modified: 9/14/2021 1:19:55 PM
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Thursday: Garden club to meet

ATHOL — The North Quabbin Garden Club starts its fall program on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. The garden club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Millers River Environmental Center at 100 Main St. in Athol. Masks are to be worn in the building by recommendation of the CDC and at the request of the Athol Bird and Nature Club staff. Denise Bennett of Maple Hill Nursery in Swanzey, N.H., a knowledgeable horticulturist, will be the speaker.

Fridays in September: Early bird birding with Jeff

Fridays, Sept. 17 and 24; Oct. 1, 8 and 15. 7:30 a.m. Early bird birding with Jeff.

Join Jeff Johnstone for this look at our local fall migrating birds. 7:30 a.m. until done. Call to reserve your spot with Jeff Johnstone, 978-249-9052.

Sept. 18: New Salem Academy Museum open

NEW SALEM — The New Salem Academy Museum, located in the old academy building on the common, will be open on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. The building itself is “a national treasure” and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sept. 18: Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day

ATHOL — Residents of all towns are welcome at Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day at Saint Francis church, 101 Main St., Athol, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a small fee for items.

Free is Bicycling Recycling Day.

Sept. 18: Fall fun on the Royalston Common

ROYALSTON — Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, enjoy Fall Fun on Royalston Common.

Upscale Tag Sale, featuring curated treasures from the community and organized by the Historical Society. To reserve a space to set up a table, call Maureen 978-249-5138. The Historical Society museum will be open.

Hay rides and petting zoo all morning. On the half hour, the hay ride will include a guided historical tour of the Common.

Free children’s books and a nature scavenger hunt with new illustrations by Gordon Morrison, sponsored by the Phinehas Newton Library.

Photo booth, games, and ice cream set up by the Royalston Cultural Council.

Sept. 18: Used-Book Sale

NEW SALEM — The Friends of the New Salem Public Library are holding a book sale Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 23 South Main Street, New Salem. Support the library while picking up some great books. The sale will be inside (so rain or shine). To keep us all safe, we ask everyone to wear a mask. Buck a book for hardcovers, 50 cents for paperbacks. Buy a Friends tote and fill it for $15. Pay with cash, check, or credit card. All proceeds benefit the New Salem Public Library.

Sept. 18: Garlic and Arts Pop-up Marketplace

ORANGE — An outdoor pop-up marketplace for local artists is planned for Saturday, Sept. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at 60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, to coincide with the second of five Garlic Saturdays. The marketplace will feature about 20 local artists familiar to festival goers. Admission and parking are free. An open mic will add casual song and story. Light lunch fare will be available. Stay tuned to the festival website or facebook page for updates.

Sept. 18: Local
organic farmers to host workshop

BARRE — Many Hands Organic Farm will be hosting a workshop regarding Poultry Management with Chicken Tractors on Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the farm in Barre. We 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. Register at the Many Hands Organic Farm website at

Sept. 19: Shays Rebellion topic of talk

PETERSHAM — Bill Corey will give a short talk entitled “Daniel Shays: the Making of a Rebel” on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Petersham Unitarian Church (One Common Street).

Sept. 19: Geology meeting

ATHOL — The Athol Bird and Nature Club Geology Division will host a meeting on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Millers River Environmental Center. All are welcome. Everyone should please wear a mask and “social distance” during the meeting in an effort to stay healthy.

Sept. 25: Write Outside Your Door

NEW SALEM — On Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the New Salem Public Library will present “Write Outside Your Door,” a writing workshop/nature walk presented by Corinne H. Smith (writer, speaker, and outdoor educator). Participants will meet at the Library, 23 S. Main St., New Salem.

For more information on Smith’s programs, visit her website at Space is limited, so please call the New Salem Library (978-544-6334) to register for the program.

Sept. 25: Lake Mattawa Clean-up Day

ORANGE — Shoreline/Community Trash Pickup along shoreline: Meet at the Boat Ramp at 9 a.m.

Sept. 26: Motorpalooza car show

TEMPLETON — The annual Motorpalooza Car Show will be held Sept. 26, on the Common in Templeton.

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