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Published: 10/17/2019 9:30:18 PM
Modified: 10/17/2019 9:30:07 PM
Friday, Oct. 18

9:30-Noon — Story Walk® sponsored by Valuing Our Children. Sign boards with pages from books on them are set up along Millers River Park for participants to read at their own pace. Afterward, participants can do a fun activity in the Children’s Library. No registration. All ages can participate.

12:15-12:45 p.m. — The Greenfield Community College Chorus will open its fall semester concert series with a free Preview Concert: “Sacred Choral Music.” The performance will take place in the Music Room, S-358, at GCC, under the direction of Margery Heins with Henry Gaida, Accompanist,

3-6 p.m. — Petersham Friday Market provides fresh locally grown food, craft vendors, information from health care and social service groups and live music on the town common. Music provided this week by The Hip Swayers. For information call Roy Nilson 978-724-6662 or email to fridaymarket@petershamcommon.com.

5:45 p.m. — Athol Lions Club’s 21st annual Haunted Hayrides, at Silver Lake Park. Also on Saturday. Non-scary rides are free for young children from 5:45-6:15; regular scary rides begin at 6:30 p.m. Adults $8; children 12 and under $5.Wagons leave from the Lake Park, Peqouig Avenue playground. Parking available in L.S. Starrett lots. Food & beverages. Info: 413-522-6899 or 978-401-5684.

7:30 p.m. — “Wait until Dark” presented by the Barre Players; a thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Mild adult themes. Not recommended for guests under age 14. General admission $2-’ seniors and children $15. Info: 978-355-2096. Also playing Oct. 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

9 p.m. — Homecoming bonfire at Quabbin Regional, following the school’s football game. Sponsored by the Quabbin Drug Response Unifying Group (Q-DRUG). Barre police and fire departments will be on site. Info on this or upcoming events: quabbin.drug@gmail.com

Saturday, Oct. 19

9 a.m. — Forget Me Not Walk, the 9th annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease, at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare, 821 Daniel Shays Hwy., Athol. Free barbecue for all walk participants and their guests. The walk is a 1-2 mile loop. To sign up call Wanda Landry at 978-249-3717 ($10), or show up the day of the walk ($12). Limited number of T-shirts.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Tree ID Using Barn and Habitat Clues, with naturalist Nancy Goodman. Become familiar with the characteristic bark from different trees in different habitats and at different stages of growth, as well as identification from leaves and other clues. Bring binoculars, water, a trail snack, sturdy walking shoes and the book “Bark” by Michael Wojtech, if you have a copy. This program is co-sponsored with the Athol Bird and Nature Club and will take place at Northfield’s scenic Riverview Picnic area along the Connecticut River. Meet in the Riverview parking area at 10 a.m. (intersection of Pine Meadow and Ferry Road, 100 Ferry Rd., Northfield) Free for ages 16 and older. Pre-register by calling 800-859-2960.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. — Pumpkin decorating: For kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Come to the library and dress up a pumpkin with a variety of craft materials. All materials will be provided. Pumpkins available while supplies last. Pumpkins will NOT be carved. Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main St,, Orange, 978-544-2495,

Noon-4 p.m. — Petersham Historical Society, 10 North Main St., Petersham, open to the public.

3 p.m. — Athol Cinemas 8, 2nd annual Trunk or Treat event, in the parking lot. Trunk contests: most creative, scariest, funniest, best movie theme. Trick-or Treat is from 5-7 p.m. Participants must distribute only individually wrapped candies. Rain date is Oct. 26.

5:30 p.m. — 5th Annual Oktoberfest, German food, beverages and music, at St. Francis Church Hall, 101 Main St., Athol. For tickets ($12 for adults’ $5 for kids under 10) call Jackie Doherty 978-249-3638. Sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

5:45 p.m. — Athol Lions Club’s 21st annual Haunted Hayrides, at Silver Lake Park. Also on Saturday. Non-scary rides are free for young children from 5:45-6:15; regular scary rides begin at 6:30 p.m. Adults $8; children 12 and under $5.Wagons leave from the Lake Park, Peqouig Avenue playground. Parking available in L.S. Starrett lots. Food & beverages for sale. Info: 413-522-6899 or 978-401-5684

6 p.m. — Polish Night dinner, at the Lithuanian Club, 365 South St., Athol. $10 donation; for tickets/reservations call 978-249-3787 (available at the door).

6:30 p.m. — Meat raffle, at the Baldwinville American Legion Hall, 3 Central St., Baldwinville to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baldwinville.

7-10:30 p.m. — Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club dance, Ellen Lambert Murphy Memorial Community Center, 21 DurkeeSt., Winchester, NH. Halloween theme, with live music by Rachel & Western Partners. All are welcome; $8 members, $10 non-members.

7:30 p.m. — “Wait until Dark” presented by the Barre Players; a thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Mild adult themes. Not recommended for under age 14. General admission $2-’ seniors and children $15. Info: 978-355-2096. Also playing Oct. 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20

9:30-3:30 p.m. — Coin show at the Dante Club, 1198 Memorial Ave, Route 147, West Springfield. Free parking.


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