Calendar: Aug. 20

Published: 8/19/2020 5:28:52 PM
Modified: 8/19/2020 5:28:42 PM

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Today at 1:30 p.m.: Free foraging workshop

PHILLIPSTON — Lauren Roy will hold a workshop for free today at 1:30 p.m. at 550 Royalston Road, Phillipston. The purpose of this workshop is to help people learn to identify, harvest, process, use and store Curly Dock flour. This plant just grows everywhere and is free! It is very high in B vitamins, minerals etc, more than some flours in the store. It’s also gluten free.

Roy is the author of “The Modern Pioneer, an Almanac of Natural Living.”

Masks/gloves and social distancing will be required. For more information, call 978-248-5191 or 978-895-8789.

Thursdays: Mobile Market

ATHOL — Growing Places Mobile Market, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Lord Pond Plaza Parking Lot, Freedom Street. Bring your SNAP card to the market and double your SNAP dollars when you purchase fresh local produce.

Aug. 29: Butterflies and dragonflies on the Millers

ATHOL — Join Dave Small of the Athol Bird and Nature Club for this excursion to look for late summer butterflies and dragonflies along the Millers River: Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Conditions permitting, participants will wade in shallow water. Bring insect net, camera, sunscreen, snacks, and water. Pre-register with Small by emailing and provide your contact information. Limited to eight people.

Thursdays: Outdoor movie nights

WINCHENDON — Outdoor movie nights take place Thursdays in August, 8 p.m., on the lawn at Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon.

■Tonight: Disney’s “Tangled,” 8 p.m., on the lawn of Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon.

■Thursday, Aug. 27: “The Wizard of Oz,” 8 p.m., on the lawn at Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon.

Aug. 30: Trail walk in Winchendon

The North Quabbin Trails Association has organized a walk Sunday, Aug. 30, at Winchendon Community Park to encourage people of color to use the trails and enjoy the area’s natural resources.

“I’ve always just assumed we welcomed people (of color), but I have to go beyond that in this case,” Bobby Curley, North Quabbin Trails Association president, said.

More information on the North Quabbin Trails Association, its partnerships and continued developments can be found online at

Fridays in September: Early bird birding

ATHOL — Join Jeff Johnstone of the Athol Bird and Nature Club for this look at our local fall migrating birds. Fridays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, 7:30 a.m. Call to reserve your spot with Johnstone: 978-249-9052 and provide your contact information. Limited to eight people.

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