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Calendar: Dec 15-18 


Friday, December 14, 2018

Ongoing Projects:

2nd Annual Hat & Mitten Drive, through Dec. 21, at Hamshaw Lumber Inc., 68 New Athol Rd., Orange. For children and families in our community: new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves accepted. Proceeds to benefit Athol Salvation Army and Valuing Our Children who will distribute as needed. Hours: mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 8-4; Sun. 9-2. Monetary donations welcome. Info: Blayne Calcari or Tyler Robideau. 978-544-8211 or paint2@hamshawlumber.com.

The Athol Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Project is under way. Tags for children bearing gender and age and item needed (toy or clothing and size) are available in local banks and Credit Unions, Nana’s Country Kitchen, and Adam’s Farm. Items (along with the original tag) may be returned to the place where it was obtained, or to the Salvation Army, 107 Ridge Ave., Athol.

Saturday, December 15

9 a.m. to noon — 7th annual Cookie Walk, at the Athol Congregational Church, across from the uptown common. Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life Team, Spirit in Motion/American Cancer Society. To join the team or for more info call team captain Darlene Kilhart 978-249-2983.

10 a.m. — Mrs. Clause will read Christmas stories at the Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. Bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a camera to take photos with Mrs. Claus. Info: 978-297-0300.

Sunday, Dec. 16

2 p.m. — Knights of Lithuania’s annual Kucios (traditional Christmas supper) at the St. Francis Church, 105 Main St., Athol. All welcome.

4 p.m. — The Greater Gardner Community Choir presents its annual holiday concert “A Season of Carols” at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce St., Winchendon. Showcases music from around the world, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Guest harpist is Sorana Scarlat. The Greater Gardner Youth Choir also performs. Tickets at the door. Seniors and children can attend free of charge. Information available at info@ggcchoir.org

Monday, December 17

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — LEGO Club: Children in grades 1 - 5 can drop in for LEGO Club; Athol Public Library. No registration necessary.

5-7 p.m. — Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol will hold an informational session for the public to learn about becoming a volunteer tutor for adults, at the Athol Public Library. For information contact LVOA Coordinator Louise Doud at 978-249-5381 or email to lvoa01331@gmail.com; or stop in the LVOA office at the Athol Library Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., or 1-5 p.m. Thursdays.

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, December 18

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m— Rise and Romp Storytime: For children ages 2 to 5 years old. Read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance, and make an easy craft. Older and younger siblings welcome. All library programs are free. Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St, Orange. 978-544-2495.

4 to 6:30 p.m. — Story Walk: Story boards are set up in Millers River Park for people of all ages to read; afterward children can make a craft in the Children’s Library, Athol Public Library. In inclement weather, the story is set up inside the library. This program is made possible by Valuing Our Children of Athol. No registration necessary.


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