Farmers market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.


Labor Day: Town offices closed.


State Primary Election: Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Memorial Hill.


Forks over knives

On Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a DVD and discussion regarding a new eating lifestyle. This new plan has been known to reverse diabetes, heart disease and obesity as well as improve our quality of life.

The seminar will be held at the West Townsend Reading Room, on Dudley Road in West Townsend. It is completely free and for more information, please call 978-597-8116. -- Carolyn Wisel

Brush fees

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.


Attention Artists and Crafters

Applications are still being accepted for Townsend Historical Society's 31st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Sept. 15 and 16 on the Townsend Common. This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and display your work for visitors to admire and purchase.

There will be music, including Jeff Jam for children and an old fashioned band concert, artist demonstrations, and tempting food for sale, from the grill and from talented local home bakers. The town common offers the character of historic old New England, the perfect fall weekend venue for an arts and crafts fair.

For information and an application form, contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106,, or go to the Society's website, Get your application in while there's still time!