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Calendar: Sept. 21-23

Published: 9/20/2019 9:30:23 PM
Modified: 9/20/2019 9:30:08 PM
Saturday, Sept. 21

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Casting Call for Main Street Stage Company’s Formal Dinner Event: Downton Athol, at the AtholTown Hall, 584 Main St. Open to everyone. For more information, email No experience necessary.

4 p.m. — “Ceremony of Acknowledgement” of the return of the Nipmuc’s ancestral land, at the University of the Wild, with founder Dr. Larry Buell. The event will include a brief history of the land and its stories, acknowledgements by the Nipmucs, remarks by local leaders, and time for a gift-giving. The ceremony will take place at 39 Glasheen Rd., Petersham.

7-10:30 p.m. — Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club dance, Ellen Lambert Murphy Memorial Community Center, 21 Durkey St., Winchester, NH. With live music by Borrowed Time. All are welcome; $8 members, $10 non-members. Refreshments will be served. Info: 978-249-6917, 802-722-9205, 603-876-4469.

7 p.m. — “Get Schooled,” an evening exploring Royalston’s schools over the last 150 years, will be held at Royalston Town Hall. The event features exhibits of class photos from Royalston schools over time, a slide show about the town’s many one room school houses from the late 19th and early 20th century, and a brief documentary with interviews and 1930s photos from School House #1 with teachers Maxine Wilcox and Eleanor Huff.

7:30 p.m. – Fiery Hope/Amandla Chorus will sing songs of justice, freedom and hope (a benefit for the Playing for Change Foundation), at the 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. Tickets: sliding scale $15-25/adults, teens $10, and up to age 12, free.

Sunday, Sept. 22

7:30 a.m. — Early Bird Birding with Jeff Johnstone. These trips are a great chance to for birders of all skill levels to learn about migrating birds and the best local hot spots to observe the fall migration. Great for beginning birder. Meet Jeff at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., Athol.

9 a.m. — Carbs Hot Rod Club 24th Annual Fun Run, rain or shine. Wachusett Mountain Run. Registration 9-10:30 a.m. $10 car registration. Free spectator entry. 50/50 Raffle, food, live music, door prizes, People’s Choice car show. Find Carbs Hot Rod Club on Facebook for more information.

Noon to 4 p.m. — Motorpalooza ‘19, presented by the Narragansett Historical Society, on the common, Templeton Center. Any motor welcome. Lunch and snacks for sale. Music by Boothill Express, sponsored by a grant from the Templeton Cultural Council. The museum at 1 Boynton Rd. will also be open.

1-4 p.m. — Open house at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., Athol. Handicap accessible. The MREC is also open to visitors by appointment by calling Dave Small at 978-413-1772 or email to

4 p.m. — ArchGuitar duo concert. Peter Blanchette and Mané Larregla will present a concert with two Archguitars, at the 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem. Larregla will be in the United States to complete a duo archguitar recording with Blanchette, and has been invited to join Blanchette on stage.

Monday, Sept. 23

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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