Calendar: June 8-10

Published: 6/7/2019 2:32:08 PM
Modified: 6/7/2019 2:31:55 PM
Saturday, June 8

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Plant sale, hosted by the First Congregational Parish Unitarian, on the Common in Petersham.

Noon-3 p.m. — Games Day on the Common in Petersham, with croquet, bocce ball and horseshoes for families. Sponsored by the Petersham Open Space and Recreation Committee.

3 p.m. — Cow Flop Contest, sponsored by the Athol Lions Club, at Tractor Supply, 83 New Athol Rd., Orange. Tickets available all day at Tractor Supply from Lions members. $5/ticket. Proceeds benefit community projects.

4-6 p.m. — Grand opening celebration and open house at the new “Reimagined Library and Community Room, at the New Salem Public Library, hosted by the Friends of the New Salem Public Library. Refreshments.

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

7:30 p.m. — Season opener at the 1794 Meetinghouse, with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, with special guest Mitch Chakour, 26 South Main St., New Salem.

Sunday, June 9

4 p.m. — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica presents, “In Praise of Nature” with Geoffrey Hudson, music director, at the 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. Includes songs from An Elizabethan Handful (5 English madrigals); Songs of Nature (5 pieces by Dvorak) and Frostiana (country songs).

Monday, June 10

10:30 a.m. — Baby and Me Storytime; for children up to 36 months old, at the Wheeler Memorial Library. Includes songs, rhymes, bounces and a board book, and 45 minutes of informal playtime. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free. Info: 978-544-2495.

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Read to Emmy the Dog: Sign your child up for a 15-minute session to read to Emmy, a certified and trained therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library's collection. Research suggests the judgement-free experience of reading to a dog can improve a child's reading skills and increase their enjoyment of reading. Call the Wheeler Memorial Library's Children's Room to make a reservation, 978-544-2495.

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