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Published: 1/11/2019 11:11:07 AM
Modified: 1/11/2019 11:11:20 AM
Saturday, January 12

8:45 a.m. — Official Grand Opening of Pet Supplies Plus, 111 Tower Rd, in the North Quabbin Commons. Bark ‘n Brunch will be offered Sunday, Jan. 13 from 10-10:30 a.m. Preventive care clinic offered Sunday.

11:30 a.m. — Discussion of the book “Niagara Fontaine,” led by its author J.A. McIntosh of Athol, at the Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol. Free and open to the public. Call 978249-9515 to reserve a space for this event, sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Pubic Library. Light refreshments will be served. Snow date is Saturday, Jan. 19.

1 p.m. — “Save The Oaks” public rally/walk organized by the Wendell State Forest Alliance. Meet at the ranger station, 392 Wendell Rd., Millers Falls. All welcome. Info: 413-262-1587.

6 p.m. — Hunter Supper, Petersham Congregational Church, 21 North Main St., Petersham. Reservations: 978-724-3471.

6 p.m. — Roast pork supper, Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 Island St., Athol. Reservations: 978-249-9208.

6 p.m. — Warwick Souper Supper, in the Warwick Town Hall on the common, Route 78. At 7 p.m. Wooden Fender will present the group She Said in the main hall.

Sunday, January 13

Noon — Scarf bombing! Volunteers will be out and about draping the downtown Athol area with scarves, mittens, hats and gloves for anyone in need to take. Volunteers (more are needed) are asked to meet at Deja Vu, 479 Main St., to head out to to their assigned areas from there. Coffee, cocoa and doughnuts to follow.

3-5 p.m. — Opening reception and rug hooking demonstrations by Phyllis Lawrence, at the Wendell Free Library, in the Herrick Gallery, 7 Wendell Depot Rd., Wendell. Hooked rug display showing through February.

Monday, Jan. 14

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m — Baby and Me Storytime: For children birth to 36 months old. Songs, rhymes, bounces & a board book. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Free. Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St, Orange. 978-544-2495.

11-11:30 a.m. — YMCA Nursery School Story Time, Athol Public Library, 568 Main St.

1 p.m. — Friends of Athol Council on Aging meeting, 1 p.m. in the Senior Center, 82 Freedom St., Athol

3:30-4:30 p.m. — LEGO Club, in the large program room, Athol Public Library. Unstructured LEGO play for children in kindergarten to fifth grade.

3:30-5 p.m. —Card Game Club, Athol Public Library. Bring your own cards to play Yu-Gi-Oh! or Magic the Gathering. Open to other trading card games as well. For ages 12 and up. Free. Information: 978-249-9515, ask for Emily.

6:30 p.m. — Relay for Life Greater Gardner, committee meeting, at Westminster Senior Center, 69 West Main St, Westminster. All are invited. Help is needed in planning for the 2019 Relay held in June at Mount Wachusetts Community College. For more info, contact Sandy Long at

7 p.m. — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica chorus rehearsal, with Music Director Geoffrey Hudson, at the Central Congregational Church, 24 South Main St., New Salem. Info: Harry Haldt 978-249-4691.

Tuesday, January 15

8-9:45 a.m. — Foot screening, Athol Senior Center. Info: 978-249-8986.

10 a.m. — Food-A-Thon Planning Committee meeting at AOTV, 163 South Main St


10:30 -11:15 a.m.— Rise and Romp Storytime: For children ages 2 to 5 years old. Stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, and make an easy craft. Siblings are welcome. Free. Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St, Orange. 978-544-2495.

6-7 p.m. — Opening reception for local artists of “Double Visions: Art Through the Eyes of Mathilde Duffy and Marcia Berkall” at the Athol Public Library. Live music provided by Carl Kemp. Refreshments. Exhibit runs through February.

7 p.m. — Leominster Art Association monthly meeting, Congregational Church of Christ, 583 Main St., North Leominster.In case of inclement weather, cancellation info will be announced on radio station WPKZ 1280 AM or call  978-342-2198.



Wednesday, January 16

11 a.m. to noon — Blood pressure screening, hosted by the Athol Council on Aging at the Athol Senior Center, 82 Freedom St., Athol. Screenings are free and open to the public.

11-11:45 a.m. — Brown Bag pick up, Athol Senior Center, 82 Freedom St., Athol.

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Lego Club: For kids ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children. Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St, Orange. 978-544-2495

5 p.m. — Sharing Our Father’s Bread, community dinner will be served weekly at the St. Francis Church hall, 105 Main St., Athol. The meals are open to the public. Four teams share responsibility for preparing the meals sponsored by The North Quabbin Catholic Community of Our Lady Immaculate, St. Peter’s and St. Francis churches. Meals are NOT served if school is cancelled.

4-7:30 p.m. — Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, to support the Orange Armory, at the Armory, 135 East Main St., Orange. More info: 978-577-8017.

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