Calendar: Aug. 10, 2022

Published: 8/16/2022 2:53:38 PM
Modified: 8/16/2022 2:50:11 PM
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Aug. 18: Summer games night every Thursday

PETERSHAM — Orthodox Congregational Church is holding Open Games Nights every Thursday during the summer for people of all ages in the Andrews Hall at 21 N. Main St. and the surrounding property from 6 to 9 p.m. Board and card games, basketball, and other activities, as well as light refreshments are provided, but people are invited and encouraged to bring games or food items to share, as well, if they wish.

Aug. 27: Monadnock Tri State Dance Club

WINCHESTER, N.H. — The Monadnock Tri State Dance Club will hold a dance at the ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. Saturday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by: “Champagne Jam”

Non-alcoholic beverages available; 50/50 raffle. Everyone welcome: $10 Members / $12 Nonmembers.

For further info: call Tom: 978-249-6917 / 978-790-9322 or

Barbara: 802-722-9205 / 802-376-0317

Aug. 21: Prescott Bicentennial

NEW SALEM — Sunday, Aug. 21, Prescott Bi-Centennial Celebration with a Time Travel Tour presented by Jon Melick. In the Prescott Church on the grounds of Swift River Valley Historical Society, 40 Elm Street, New Salem, at 1 p.m. Free.

Aug. 21: ABNC hosts Sunday Open House

ATHOL — Sunday Open House continues Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Millers River Environmental Center. Chris Coyle takes us back in time to the many geology field trips led by his father and club founder, Bob Coyle. Come check out this fascinating look back and look forward to visiting some of these local sites. Doors open at 1 p.m. A new feature mural by Susan Marshall featuring our Adult Moose covers the wall in the main meeting room while our beaver exhibit feature panels created by artist Sonya Vaccari.

Aug. 26: Final Fourth Friday

ATHOL — Athol’s final Fourth Friday celebration of the summer is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. It will feature a bicycle helmet give-away. Other activities include entertainment from musical storyteller Eli Elkus, who will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. in front of the old Unitarian Church. Magical Mike the Magician will perform from 5 to 6 p.m. in the lot next to Privilege 351 barbershop. There will also be a blacksmith demonstration at Tintagels Gate. Deja vu Women’s Consignments will be selling tickets for a raffle and will be giving a 10% off discount to everyone donating school supplies for back-to-school. Many downtown businesses will be open and there will be a variety of vendors.

Aug. 27: Dinner by the River

ORANGE — Dinner By The River will be held on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 27, at Riverfront Park on East River Street in Orange to help raise money for Orange parks and community projects.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with music by Lazy River Jazz. Dinner by Affordable Caterers and Black Crow Pub and Grill is served at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Trail Head, 1 South Main Street, Orange or by calling Kate at 508-246-2361. Tickets must be purchased by noon Monday, Aug. 22.

Aug. 31: ‘Cooking with Cristina’

ATHOL — The Athol Public Library will host “Cooking with Cristina Garcia: Lacto-Fermentation” Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. in the program room.

Sept. 1: Program on houseplant health

ATHOL — The Athol Public Library presents “What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?” by Bonnie Power, Master Gardener, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Athol Public Library Program Room.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Please register by calling 978-249-9515 or via

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dig In Grant.

Sept. 6: Nature Journaling with Katrina Walton

ATHOL — Join Katrina Walton for our third Central Mass. nature journal club meeting Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St. We will be taking a walk. If you don’t wish to take the walk, you can meet with us at 10:30 a.m. back at parking area afterwards. Also, please email or call at 978-424-1445 if you are coming. I want to make sure to bring extra supplies to share. If you want to learn what nature journaling is, look up John Muir Laws. Walton would love to share the resources she has learned about journaling. You do not need to be an artist or writer to enjoy this activity, all are welcome.

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