Published: 12/6/2019 9:30:27 PM
Modified: 12/6/2019 9:30:13 PM
Saturday, Dec. 7

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — St. John’s Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar, 15 Park Ave., Athol. Drawings at 2 p.m., Tourtiere (pre-order at 978-575-1260) crafts, wreaths, cookies by the pound, pies, Santa, snack bar, bake sale, thrift shop.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Orange Historical Society’s Christmas Bazaar, 41 North Main St., Orange. Chance table, tin can raffle, food items available at the bakery and canned goods table. Contact Kathy Schiappa for information on donating or becoming a member of the Historical Society. Drawings at 2 p.m.

9 a.m. — St. Martin’s Church in Otter River will hold its annual Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the American Legion Hall, 3 Central St., Baldwinville. Theme baskets, a major prize raffle, Chinese auction, fresh Christmas wreaths, “Polish Auction” with 40 gift baskets, home-made baked goods, Santa.

11 a.m. to noon — Senator Comerford’s People’s Office Library Tour gathering at Phinehas S. Newton Library, Royalston.

Noon — AOTV Auction, Dec. 7 and continues through Dec. 8. Channel 1301, Simulcast on WVAO 105.9 FM. Live stream from Call 978-249-4470 for bidder number.

2-4 p.m. — Cocoa and Cookies with Santa, hosted by Tintagels Gate ~ Flowerland, at 505 Main St., Athol. Mrs. Claus will also be there to give out small gifts to children. Info: 978-830-4611.

4 p.m. — The Pioneer Valley Brass will perform a free public concert of holiday music at the Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main St., in Orange. Info: Maureen Riendeau 978-413-6867. The concert will be followed by a baked ziti dinner (ziti, bread, salad, dessert, beverage) at 5 p.m. Info: 978-544-6895 or 978-939-8608.

7-9 p.m. — Tintagels Gate, downtown Athol, will host “Cocoa and Cookies With Santa” on the premises at 505 Main St.

7 p.m. — Mahar Senators Touchdown Committee meat raffle, American Legion, Daniel Shays Highway, Orange. Raffle baskets and food. Proceeds to benefit the Scholarship Fund. Not a school-sponsored event.

Sunday, Dec. 8

2-5 p.m. — Maurice’s Fashion Show, at Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant in Petersham, organized by Deni Ellis, co-owner of Clamber Hill. Models from Maurice’s at the North Quabbin Commons will display items available at the store on the catwalk. Tickets available at Clamber Hill or online at $20 advance/$25 at the door, admission includes food and one beverage

3 p.m. — The Pioneer Valley Brass will perform a free public concert of holiday music at the Congregational Church, 28 Green St., in Gardner with the Greater Gardner Community Chorus.

5 p.m. — Community tree lighting and visit by Santa Claus on the common in Shutesbury, hosted by the Shutesbury Community Church. The event will include a carol sing inside the church, the arrival of Santa, lighting of the tree on the Common, and children’s visits with Santa back inside the church. Cocoa, coffee and refreshments will be available. All are welcome. Volunteers are needed to decorate the tree at 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Info: Pastor Mark Ellis at (413) 349-8444 or email t The tree has been donated by Ethan Stone of West Brook Tree Farm of Athol.

Monday, Dec. 9

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

2- 4 p.m. — King James Pop-Up Library: The Wheeler Memorial Library will bring the library to the King James Court Community Room, 383 East River St, Orange. The pop-up library will be filled with both regular and large print books. Library card applications will be available for anyone who wishes to sign up for a card. Those unable to make it to the community room may contact the library and they will deliver your requested items to you.Contact the Wheeler Memorial Library for more information, 49 East Main St, Orange. 978-544-2495.

7 p.m. — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica rehearsal, Central Congregational Church, 24 South Main St., New Salem. Open to those interested in joining a four-part (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) chorus, under the direction of Geoffrey Hudson. For more information, contact Harry Haldt at 978-249-4691.

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