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Maple Dene and Moppet School Open House Jan. 25

The Maple Dene and Moppet School will be having their mid-winter Open House on Saturday, Jan. 25, (snow date Sunday, Jan. 26) from 10 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 83 Hollis St., Pepperell. Parents and children will have an opportunity to tour the historic school buildings and meet with the directors and teachers, as well as students and parents of the school. Moppet and Maple Dene School programs include Preschool, Before and After School Care, Summer Camp, and Elementary School for Kindergarten through Grade Six students.

The school has been providing quality educational services for area families and children since 1984.

For information, call 978-433-5695 or visit www.MapleDene.org. You can also find us on Facebook

Well adult clinic Feb. 5, 19

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Pepperell Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center on Senior Center Road (off 37 Nashua Road Route 111). Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Swing Your Sweetheart ... Feb. 15

Learn to swing dance -- known as a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s to 1950s.


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Bring your family, friends, dance partner or come by yourself from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Pepperell Community Center.

Don't know how? From 7-8 p.m., join a lesson on how to swing dance. After 8 p.m. you can try your new dance skills out on the dance floor or move to the music in any style!

Admission is $7 paid at the door (family maximum $21) and includes the lesson, dancing, drinks and snacks! There will also be door prizes and a large list of raffle items from such places like: High Country WorkWear, Blue Heron Promotional Apparel, SunCity Tanning Salon, Subway, Horseman's Exchange, and many more!

Proceeds from the dance benefit the 4H Pepperell Trailblazers. The club would like to donate to local food pantries and will be collecting nonperishable food items at the door for $1 off admission to the dance.

The 4H Pepperell Trailblazers will also be promoting Healthy Kids Out of School (www.healthykidshub.org), a program that supports staff and volunteers in organizations from around the country in adopting three simple guiding principles for healthier programs. These principles are: Drink Right -- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages; Move More -- Boost movement and physical activity in all programs; Snack Smart -- Fuel up on fruits and vegetables. A grant from Healthy Kids Out of School program is helping the club provide free food and drinks for everyone.

Questions: 4HPepperellTrailblazers@comcast.net or 978-660-7555

NMS band program announces evening dance show March 22

The Nissitissit Middle School's band program has organized an evening dance show on Saturday, March 22, at the school, open to the public. Show time is 7-8 p.m.

This is a 50-50 fundraiser for the Pepperell Parents Pro Musica, the NMS Band parent group, and JaredsFight.org, (www.jaredsfight.org), an organization to raise funds for Sanfilippo Syndrome research.

Area dance group Phunk Phenomenon will perform. Come enjoy an evening of HipHop as Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Crews perform. Tickets $10 advance purchase; $12 at the door.