Calendar: Sept. 15, 2021

Published: 9/21/2021 1:29:03 PM
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Fridays: Early bird birding with Jeff

Fridays, Sept. 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. 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.

Sept. 28: Genealogical Society presents Irish history

Irish History II — Virtual Meeting Presentation by Thomas Toohey, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

The second Irish history lecture covers the time span to from the Flight of the Earls to the beginning of the great famine. Some of the major events during this time period include The Rebellion of 1841, Cromwell’s invasion, The Battle of the Boyne and the penal laws, the rebellion of 1798 and Catholic Emancipation. This lecture ends with the death of Daniel O’Connell and the beginnings of the great famine.

Toohey is a modern day Irish storyteller who has traveled to Ireland 19 times and collected hundreds of stories. He has taught all levels from elementary school through graduate school as a public school teacher, adjunct professor and educational consultant. Toohey has a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a M.M. from the University of Hartford.

Oct. 2-3: RailFair

BOXBORO — The 56th annual Model Railroad “RailFair” will be held at Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center (Exit 75 of I-495), Oct. 2 & 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Adults $8, kids under 12 free, Scouts in uniform, free.

Oct. 7: ‘What is Witchcraft?’

ATHOL — Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main St., on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., when it welcomes Diane DiPietro for a slide show and talk on the history of witchcraft. DiPietro has been practicing witchcraft as a religion for nearly 30 years. Free. Masks recommended.

Oct. 9-10: Tractor Show

ROYALSTON — Winchendon Rod and Gun Club will hold its second annual Tractor Show on Oct. 9-10 at 169 Winchendon Road in Royalston. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Food, drinks, vendors and tractors of all kinds: lawn tractors, farm tractors, big tractors and small tractorrs. Live music by Darren Bessette Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. For more info, email

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