SUNDAY, JUNE 17
VFW clambake and barbecue: Townsend VFW Post 6538, its Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary will hold their annual clambake and chicken barbecue at the 491 Main St., West Townsend, VFW from noon until the food is sold out. The dinners of barbecued chicken complete with potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, cranberry sauce and roll with butter; boiled lobsters with drawn butter, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and roll with butter; steamed clams with broth and drawn butter; and clam chowder will be available at market prices. The public is cordially invited to attend but it is highly recommended that you arrive close to noon o ensure that your favorite foods are still available.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
Board of Assessors: 6 p.m., Town Hall.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
Override election: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Memorial Hall.
Band concert: Townsend Military Band concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; lawn party starting before the concert hosted by the Townsend Community Couples Club. Lots of food and games on the Townsend Common.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Townsend Methodist Church Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Please see below for details.
Pig roast: 4 p.m., Townsend Rod and Gun Club, 46 Emery Road, Townsend. Tickets are $15 adults, $6 children. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be sold. Bring your own alcoholic drinks. Contact Roger Rapoza 978-941-1021 or Mary Letourneau 978-597-5868 for tickets.
The Recycling Center is now charging $1, 2 and $3 for loads of residential debris. Grass clipping and leaves remain free of charge. Please make sure if dumping to follow to the appropriate marked area. Thank you for your cooperation.
Townsend Methodist Church to Host Vacation Bible School
Aug. 6 -10
Townsend United Methodist Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, August 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The curriculum, "Operation Overboard -- Dare To Go Deep With God," will give children an extraordinary adventure filled with fun, excitement, and creative Bible-based activities.
VBS decorations, activities, crafts, skits, games, music and snacks are all part of the week long program. Dive in and discover God's underwater universe! Explore the depths of God's Word at VBS 2012.
The VBS is open to all children of the area ages 4 -12. The cost is $5 for the entire week and pre-registration is requested.
The church is located at 265 Main St. at the corner of Routes 13 and 119 in Townsend Center -- the "meeting house church on the hill."
For further information or to sign up, please see www.townsendumc.com or call 978-597-2486.
Townsend Seniors' June 21 Foxwoods trip has openings
The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, June 21. Coordinator Avis Roy says there are still seats available on the bus. This trip is open to all adults from Townsend as well as the surrounding towns.
Come along and bring a friend! The bus will leave at 8:15 a.m. from the Townsend Senior Center, 16 Dudley Road, and return late afternoon at approximately 6 p.m.
The price is $28 per person. Everyone will receive coupons for free play and for the buffet lunch. These trips are always fun and popular. To sign-up please call Avis Roy at 978-597-6829, or stop by the Senior Center (978-597-1710.)
SAVE THE DATE
Townsend Methodist Church Yard Sale, June 23
Townsend United Methodist Church's annual Yard Sale is Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be something for everyone -- furniture, household items, books and toys.
The sale is an indoor event and will be held rain or shine. The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of routes 13 and 119, in Townsend Center, "the Meetinghouse on the Hill."
This is the time of the year for seasonal cleaning and recycling your no longer needed items. Chairman Marcia MacMaster invites area residents to call the church if you have items to donate.
The old adage holds true: "One man's trash is another's treasure!" Please, no computers, exercise equipment or encyclopedias.
Call 978-597-2486 for information and donation drop-off times.
Townsend to host circus
Townsend Recreation has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2012 show. The circus will roll into town on Thursday, July 12. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, and the elephants raising the big top. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the tent will be raised at 9 a.m. Guides will be furnished for anyone attending.
The traditional "old style" circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Support Townsend Recreation. Local businesses will be contacted by the McLaren Advertising Agency, enabling them to purchase discounted children's tickets.
The 2012 season promises to be more exciting than ever with many new acts and entertainers to amazed and amuse you. Come out and enjoy a day of fun filled excitement at the circus.