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Pete Seeger Songfest with Jim Scott May 9

7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, Ashby

Suggested donation: $8 -$12, family: $20

We'll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and many others. All interested singers welcome, no experience necessary. Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we'll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and pledge to continue that spirit.

Jim will share stories, quotes and songs to remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life. We have lost an icon, but not his legacy of poetry and song to guide and inspire us.

Some written music Jim has arranged will be provided, and all will be able to join in by ear and on-the-spot teaching,

Jim Scott is known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort and co-composer of their celebrated "Missa Gaia/Earth Mass." A prolific composer, Jim has become a student of the movement for peace and justice in song, compiling and arranging the "Earth and Spirit Songbook," a collection of over 100 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger.

Find out more about Jim and his music at his YouTube channel <http://www.youtube.



com/user/JimScottMusic>; and website <http://www.jimscottmusic.com/>;.

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale May 9, 10

Book sale dates and times: Friday, May 9, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends Spring Plant and Flower Sale will be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dinner to celebrate TEO's 30th year of service May 10

May 10, at 6 p.m., at Townsend Ridge Country Club, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend, Greensview Ballroom.

$30 per person, tickets may be purchased from a TEO member at your church or McNabb Pharmacy.

The dinner will include a dedication of our facility on Bayberry Hill Road and a memorial celebration of co-founder Jim Clish.

Nonperishable food items are always welcome.

Tickets will be available until May 2, or until sold out.

Singer/guitarist Dan Kirouac returns LIVE to Townsend May 16

8:30 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538

491 Main St., West Townsend.

Calling All Crafters for 33rd Annual Spring Craft Fair May 17

Amateur and professional craftspeople are invited to display and sell their original works at Townsend's 33rd Annual Spring Craft Fair, Saturday, May 17. Registration is $25 for a 12-by-12-foot site. Fifty-five craftspeople can be accommodated in a friendly and busy outdoor area on Townsend Common, located at the junction of routes 13 and 119 in Townsend Center.

The Craft Fair is sponsored by Townsend United Methodist Church and is a long-time favorite Springtime event for crafters and fair-goers. The fair offers crafts from all across New England, a full food-court, baked goods, music, plants, silent auction, plenty of free parking, and restroom facilities.

Registration forms are on the church website, www.townsendumc.com, or by calling the church office at 978-597-2486.

Ashby Spring Festival May 17

Bring your favorite lawn chair to the Ashby Common on Main Street on Saturday, May 17, and spend the day with our crafters and vendors. We'll have a great variety of food and wares for you to shop and sample.

We have a kid's corner with games and prizes along with a bouncy slide. There are even crafters selling items just for kids. There is a bake sale table and food provided during the day by our own Ashby Fire Department and the Square and Compass organization.

At the gazebo, the magic show starts at 10:30 a.m. with Ed, the Wizard; at 11:30 a.m., there'll be a FitCamp 360 Demo with Lisa Stamm; music starts at noon courtesy of Driftwood Creek; and at 2 p.m., there will by a Zumba Demo by Julie Quirk

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date: May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and is sponsored by Ashby Elementary School. Inquiries: Susan 978-386-7572. 

Plant sale May 17

Annual plant sale by Pepperell Garden Club -- 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, May 17, at (NEW location) the Pepperell Senior Center, Route 111, on Nashua Road. Beautiful healthy unusual annuals, member's hardy perennials, wildflowers and groundcovers, shrubs and trees, vegetables and herbs, and hanging baskets. Plenty of parking at the Senior Center location. This plant sale is always a sell out. Rain or shine. For more info: Lisa 433-3672

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