North Quabbin notebook: Oct. 6, 2021

  • Court Dorsey will present “Out with Dordei: Poems, Songs and Stories, Original Works” at the Wendell Meetinghouse at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Published: 10/5/2021 3:16:23 PM
Modified: 10/5/2021 3:16:24 PM
Drive-thru spaghetti dinner

For the second consecutive year, Clinical & Support Options (CSO) is holding a drive-thru version of its annual spaghetti dinner to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and raise money for its clubhouse programs.

Food will be available for pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. today, at the Green River House (413-772-2181) at 37 Franklin St. in Greenfield or the Quabbin House (978-544-1859) at 25 West Main St. in Orange. People are encouraged to pre-order at either clubhouse.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Anyone under 3 eats for free.

The menu includes spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, a tossed salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Leverett PD
townwide tag sale

LEVERETT – The Police Department plans to host a townwide tag sale at the Leverett Elementary School field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 9.

Leverett residents will make up all of the 25-plus tables selling items, but anyone is welcome to attend. The tag sale will be held during National Community Policing Week.

The Leverett Firefighters Association plans to hold a takeout pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during the tag sale.

Dorsey to perform at Wendell Meetinghouse

WENDELL – Court Dorsey will present “Out with Dordei: Poems, Songs and Stories, Original Works” at the Wendell Meetinghouse at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9.

The performance is set for the newly renovated Wendell Meetinghouse at 3 Locks Village Road. Seating will be socially-distanced and masks will be required for all audience members, vaccinated or unvaccinated. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse and its efforts to fully renovate the historic building.

“Out with Dordei” is described as a series consisting of episodes created and performed by Dorsey, either solo or with guests. This solo episode includes poems, songs, stories, and monologues written and performed by Dorsey, as well as an excerpt from his new novel, “Can of Worms.” Dorsey is a theater artist, writer and playwright with a writing practice of more than 30 years. He has created hundreds of pieces, including poetry, short stories, monologues and songs.

Seating will be limited and can be purchased at Suggested donations are $10 to 20 per person, or $20 to 40 per pod (up to four people in a pod). Pods are groupings of seats for those not requiring social distancing from each other. For more information, call 978-544-6978 or email

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wendell Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Village Neighbors offering hike

SHUTESBURY – Village Neighbors is planning a hike for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 19.

It will be an easy/intermediate hike for two hours. The rain date is Oct. 21, if necessary. A notice will be posted to at 9:30 a.m. RSVP if you want to be notified, or you can just show up.

The walk will begin and end at the entrance road to the eight-car lot on Shutesbury Road. Look for the Village Neighbors sign as you leave Leverett town center on your right as the road dips down. Rides are available at 413-345-6894.

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