Published: 8/9/2018 10:37:58 PM

Friday, August 10

3:30 - 5 p.m. — Teen Movie: The Greatest Showman (rated PG), in the large program room at the Athol Public Library. Open to grades 5-12. Snacks will be served.

3-6 p.m. — During the Petersham Friday Market, the group, After the Rain, an acoustic and a cappella group, will perform on the Common in Petersham. Information: Roy Nilson, 978-724-6662 or visit

Saturday, August 11

8-10 a.m. — Breakfast on the Porch, at the Orange Historical Society, 41 North Main Street, Orange. Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat breakfast are used toward the $5000 in annual maintenance costs for the Historical Society’s building at. See the website at

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Phillipston Farmer’s Market, on the common, Phillipston. Info: 978-503-2269 or 978-895-1452.

9 a.m. to noon - Athol Farmers Market at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main Street, Athol.

7-9 p.m. — Tool Town Live! Free concert featuring the local classic rock/R&B legends, The Terryfiffics, at the uptown common in Athol. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Refreshments available.

7:30 p.m. — “Season of the Witch” will be shown at the Wendell Free Library. Admission is free. More info: or call 978-544-3559.

Sunday, August 12

10 a.m. — Church in the Park, Athol Orange Baptist Church, at Fish Park, Union Street. Family service, snacks and fellowship. All welcome. In case of inclement weather, will be held in the church.

1 p.m. — Packard Heights Mini-Triathlon (swim, bike, run), beginning from the main beach at the pond. Teams of one to three members can enter, but the number of teams is limited. Rain or shine. There is also a mini-mini-triathlon for children of racers or association members. Info: Pam or Pennie Smith 978-575-8003 or Joann Deacon at 978-249-3408.

1-4 p.m. — Open house, Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main Street Athol. At 2 p.m. program, "Our Native Massachusetts Bees." Can you tell a bee from a wasp? What about a native bee from a honey bee? What is a bee and where does it live? The University of Massachusetts Bee Lab members Andrea Sroka, Aliza Fassler, and Phoebe Hynes will have specimens of bees and their look-alikes on hand to view under a microscope. The program includes native bee nesting strategies and how to help bees in your backyards.

2 pm. — The Drama Circle at 3 West Street, Petersham, presents a reading of Sally Sennott's "A Retro Tale," a 1950s flashback to a culture of sexual harassment. The Drama Circle is free of charge and open to the public. For further information, contact artistic director, Genevieve Fraser at, or call 978-544-1872.

6 p.m. — The Quabbin Community Band celebrates their last concert of the summer season when they present Dixieland, from the Nornay Park Bandstand, on the South Barre Common, Main Street, Barre. The traditional end of the year program will cover all the Dixieland favorites, highlighting several selections from Johnny Warrington as well as pieces from Irving Berlin, Clement Weidenmeir and Jared Spears. Attendance at the concert is free, with donations graciously accepted. Rain location if needed, is the Barre Town Hall, 2 Exchange Street. QCB always welcomes new members for the summer of 2019. Information: Peter Lewis at 978-355-9879.


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