North Quabbin Briefs: Dec. 1, 2022

  • From left, St. John’s Episcopal Church parishioners Dianna Dugas and Kim Superchi hold wreaths they decorated to sell at Saturday’s Christmas Bazaar. Contributed Photo

  • From left, Pioneer Valley Brass members are Dick Tandy, Dana Tandy, Joe Hoye, Tabitha Greenlees and Steve Babineau. Contributed Photo

Published: 11/30/2022 2:22:12 PM
Modified: 11/30/2022 2:19:49 PM
Christmas Bazaar set for Saturday

ATHOL — St. John’s Episcopal Church at 15 Park Ave. will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar will once again feature fresh decorated wreaths and swags, a bake sale, crafts, knitted items, a takeout snack bar, cookies by the pound, Santa’s workshop, a thrift shop and more. Drawings begin at 2 p.m.

Athol VFW to meet Dec. 6

ATHOL — The Athol Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 650 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Hall at 47 Pine St.

According to Quartermaster Ron Ferguson, the meeting will include a vote to suspend meetings for January and February in anticipation of inclement weather.

Pioneer Valley Brass to perform Dec. 11

PETERSHAM — The Orthodox Congregational Church of Petersham will host a free program of traditional and modern Christmas music performed by Pioneer Valley Brass on Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 4 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the First Universalist Parish of North Dana. The parish, which was forced to leave North Dana around 1930 for the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir, has been sponsoring musical vespers programs to keep the parish’s memory alive. Programs are paid for using a trust fund established by sisters Mary Hale and Catherine Mason and administered by the parish.

Pioneer Valley Brass performs many, but not all, of the parish’s musical programs. The group was founded by Cedric and Jeri Bannister more than 40 years ago and has performed many times throughout the North Quabbin area. Current members are Dick Tandy, Steve Babineau, Dana Tandy, Joe Hoye and Tabitha Greenlees.

The group will also perform at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Greenfield on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m.

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