At Lawrence Library...

Open Mic Night at Lawrence Library

Friday, Feb. 7, 7-10 p.m.

The first Friday of every month is Open Mic Night in the Lawrence Library Art Gallery. Join DJ Tyler for a fun evening of music and community. Musicians, singers, poets -- come play, sing or just listen! All ages/all instruments welcome. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH. For more information, call the library at 978-433-0330 or visit the website www.lawrencelibrary.org. Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell.

Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House

Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m.

The Friends of the Lawrence Library, established in 1965, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the Library and the community; to promote awareness of the Library's services and programs; and to raise funds for Library purchases. Come meet current members of the Friends, and learn about all of the things this nonprofit organization does for the Library. You'll want to be a Friend, too!

Food for Fines Week

Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 15.

Bring in nonperishable food or personal care donations for PACH and we'll waive your overdue fines.

Sweets for your Sweetie

Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Make a fun and tasty treat. We'll supply everything you need to make a small, sweet, edible gift! All ages welcome, drop in before 7:30.

In the Gallery at Lawrence Library

Nashua Artists Breakfast Club

Opening Reception

Saturday, Feb. 15

Noon to 2 p.m.

The Nashua Artists Breakfast Club is a group of professional artists from New England who have been meeting every Wednesday for almost 20 years in Nashua, NH and surrounding towns. Join us at the opening reception and meet the artists! Light refreshments sponsored the Friends of the Library. Coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH. The show will run through Saturday, March 1st.

Free Concert

Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.

Kyle Davis, an 18-year-old musician from Lexington, is often compared to Bruno Mars because of his powerful, emotional voice. jazzy runs, meaningful lyrics, and catchy melodies, Kyle creates a unique sound that is a combination of jazz and urban island. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments sponsored the Friends of the Library. Coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH.

Calendar

Veterans breakfast Feb. 8

Just a reminder that the next Veterans Breakfast will be held this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pepperell VFW. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Pepperell Lions Club.

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.

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: 4HPepperellTrailblazersatcomcast.net or 978-660-7555.

Well adult clinic Feb. 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. 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.

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.

At Lawrence Library...for the kids

No registration for any kids' programs!

Frosty's Birthday Party

Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m.

You are invited to Frosty the Snowman's birthday party! Join us for cookies, hot cocoa, games, crafts, and lots of fun!

Valentine Crafts

Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m.

The Friends of the Lawrence Library sponsors many library services and programs, including the funding for performers, new books, and supplies for fun programs! While you learn about the Friends at their Open House in the Art Gallery, be sure to stop in the children's room and make some Valentine-themed arts and crafts!

Arts & Crafts Club

Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Each month we'll make a different awesome project that you can take home with you. This program is for elementary and middle school students.

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Put on your pajamas and join Miss Shannon for our monthly Pajama Storytime! We will have songs, stories, and a little bit of fun before bedtime.

Craft Explorers

Thursday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m.

We will have crafts and play centers set up for a fun and messy playtime for ages 18 months - 5 years!

Lego Club

Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

Build a castle, see how tall you can stack a tower, or create whatever your imagination can dream up! Lego club is on the third Thursday of every month and is open to all ages. Drop by any time 5-7 p.m.

Book Worm Book Club

Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Our tween book club discusses books geared for kids 8 to 12. Join us for a discussion group (and snacks!)

Community Helpers Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Stories, puppets, music and crafts for ages 18 months and up. Once a month, we have one of Pepperell's community helpers join us for storytime; this month, join us to welcome guest reader Paul Doroski, who serves in the US military!

Storytimes

There is no registration for storytimes -- just come on in!

Baby Lapsit: Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 7, 14, 28

Join Miss Kat for stories, music and playtime. For children 18 months and under.

Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12

Join Miss Shannon for stories, puppets, music and crafts for ages 18 months and up.