North Quabbin Notes, April 27

Dan Kirouac will perform a one-hour concert at the Petersham Council on Aging on May 22.

Dan Kirouac will perform a one-hour concert at the Petersham Council on Aging on May 22. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 04-29-2024 4:54 PM

Town Of Athol Cemetery Division notice

ATHOL – The Town of Athol, Department of Public Works – Cemetery Division, is requesting that all baskets and winter arrangements be removed from town cemeteries before Saturday, May 4, to allow the department to clean up the cemeteries for spring. Anything left on the lots after this date will be considered unwanted and will be disposed of. The division also requests that new flowers and arrangements not be placed on lots until after Friday, May 17.

ARMS PTO presents vendor and craft fair

ATHOL — The Athol Royalston Middle School PTO will present the vendor and craft fair at the Spring Fling on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Athol High Cafe, 2363 Main St., Athol. There will be 30 vendors and crafters there and three PTO raffles. The Spring Fling will also feature AR-SEPAC’s free sensory-friendly children’s event. Food will be available to benefit the AHS Food Pantry and more information can be found by emailing

North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy

5K ORANGE — North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy recruits and supports unpaid advocates to be helpful friends to people who would benefit from guidance, companionship and/or advocacy, which helps the people in need, their advocates, and the entire community as neighborly caring increases. Join a Fun Run/ Walk 5K to support North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. $15 and drop ins are welcome. Location- 131 W. Main St Orange.

GGCC performs annual spring concert

GARDNER – The Greater Gardner Community Choir (GGCC) will present its annual spring concert, “The Journey of Life,” on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 72 Ryan St., Gardner. Celebrate this season of rebirth with Fauré’s glorious masterwork, “Requiem,” and also “Songs for the Journey,” by Kevin Seigfried. The repertoire will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble, including harp. GGCC is directed by Diane Cushing. Admission is $15 per person and seniors and children under 12 are $10. For information on GGCC, visit

Dan Kirouac to perform at Petersham Council on Aging luncheon

PETERSHAM – Regional entertainer Dan Kirouac will bring a one-hour concert to the Petersham Council on Aging luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. This will feature radio-friendly pop, light rock and easy-listening songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Petersham Town Hall is located at 3 South Main St. (Route 32). The performance is open to members of the Petersham senior community and others as space and interest allow. Inquiries can be made at 978-724-3522.

The program is supported by a grant from the Petersham Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Kirouac is a Massachusetts-based musician and singer.

More about him can be found at

BOC paddling program, schedule and consignment sale

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ROYALSTON – The 2024 paddling schedule features 14 trips on local reservoirs, lakes, ponds, and rivers in and around the Brattleboro area. The northernmost outing is Grafton Pond, Grafton, New Hampshire. On the east is Spoonwood Pond, Hancock, New Hampshire (a place motorboats can’t access). The southernmost water is Tully Lake, Royalston, and in the west is Somerset Reservoir, northwest of Wilmington, Vermont.

BOC trips are free, and open to the public – just show up at the time and place noted, with a boat or board, and all the safety gear (and lunch) necessary for a day’s outing. Life jackets (PFDs) are required. Please note the recommended gear list at click on ‘summer paddling/bring.’

Paddlers wanting to include camping in their outing are advised to plan early. Reservations are required in most locations.

The Tully Lake trip will take place on Wednesday, May 29, on the east branch of the Tully River and Long Pond. Meet at 9 a.m., in the Walmart parking lot on Route 119, in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. Those camping, or coming from the south, call 413-824- 6613 to coordinate link-up. Participants will enter the Tully River, off Hill Road.