CALENDAR

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Supper: Townsend Congregational Church invites you to enjoy a Roast Pork Dinner with Sauerkraut, homemade applesauce, carrots, mashed potatoes, and homemade dessert from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $ 10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 through 8. As always, children under 3 eat free! Dinners are also available for take-out. Everyone is welcome to attend our worship and community events. For more information, call 978-597-8925.

Game Dinner: The Townsend Rod and Gun Club's annual Game Dinner will be held from 5-9 p.m. The dinner will highlight various game for "culinary trail blazers," as well as traditional ham and turkey. There will be door prizes, sporting goods raffles, and club information. (You don't have to be a member to come to the dinner!) The club is on Emery Road, off Route. 13 in Townsend. Tickets are available by calling Mary at 978-597-5868 or Jim at 978-250-9581, and at the door. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. The game dinner is always a fun and tasty time. For information, please visit the club website: www.townsend-rod-and-gun-club.org.

Dance: 7 p.m., Pepperell VFW.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

Planning Board: 7 p.m., Memorial Hall.

SAVE THE DATE

Well adult clinics

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 1-3 p.


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m. the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

BRIEFS

Is your dog licensed?

Dog Licenses for 2013 are now available with a $5 late fee, which began March 1, 2013. A $25 fine will be added to the other costs beginning May 1, 2013.

Townsend Ecumenical Outreach food assistance program

TEO is the local food assistance program for those Townsend residents needing a helping hand. TEO has a monthly food distribution program at its 82 Bayberry Hill Road facility, held on the third Saturday of each month. To apply for assistance, call Laurie at 978-597-2549 and she will send you an application.

Massachusetts Open Burning Season has started, and ends on May 1

Permits may be obtained during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday, at Townsend Fire-EMS Headquarters, 13 Elm Street, Townsend.

The cost for an Open Burning Permit is $20, an Agricultural Burning Permit is $25. Cash or check will be accepted. Please make all checks payable to Town of Townsend.

To exercise (use) an existing permit, please call (978) 597-8101 between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon, seven days a week, each day you plan to burn. Please have your permit number and the address you are burning at available when you call. Permit fires may not be lit before 10 a.m. or after Noon on the day in question. Weather conditions may cause a ban on burning for the day.

Please be aware that due to recent budget cuts we are utilizing on-duty personnel for permit processing. This may result in Fire-EMS Headquarters being locked and unmanned during normal permit processing times while our staff is responding to calls for service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You must speak directly with a member or agent of the Townsend Fire-EMS Department before burning. Leaving a voice mail message is *not* considered notification. Failure to make proper notification will be considered an illegal burn, and my subject you to 1.) being liable for the cost of extinguishing the burn, 2.) a fine, and/or 3.) imprisonment. Allowing a fire to get out-of-control may subject you to the same penalties. (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 48, Section 13).