Briefs...

Devens Household Hazardous Waste Center open Nov. 6, 9.

Don't risk stockpiling hazardous products

Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection is OPEN on the first Wednesday and following Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, March through December.

PLACE: 9 Cook Street (Rear), Devens

WHO: Member Communities and their small business

FEE: HHW $20/5 gal./lbs., $40/10 gal./lbs., other varies depending on items.

MORE DETAILS: <http://www.devenshhw.com/>; www.DevensHHW.com or call 978-501-3943.

American Girl "Samantha" Tea Party

The Townsend United Methodist Church is hosting the annual American Girl Holiday Tea Party, Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m.

"Samantha," who represents the year 1904, is the featured guest. There will be short play with Samantha, and you will get to know her as being curious about new inventions and being a kind and generous friend. Everyone will enjoy learning a little bit about the early 20th Century with a light lunch and making crafts of this period.

The cost is $16 per person and prepaid registrations are required. Birthday party tables, as well as family or friend's group seating, may be requested.

Other invited guests are the children's American Girl dolls! Please call the church office at 978-597-2486 for reservations and information.

The United Methodist Church is located at 265 Main St., the "Meetinghouse Church on the Hill," in Townsend Center.

You are invited to dress up and come and meet Samantha. It will be a fascinating and fun-filled afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Friends of the Townsend Seniors invite you on a Foxwoods Trip

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, Nov. 7.

The bus will leave the Townsend Senior Center, 16 Dudley Road, at 8:15 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. The price is $28 per person, which includes the bus, coupons for free play and for the buffet lunch.

Seats are still available for this bus trip, which is open to all Townsend adults as well as adults from the surrounding towns.

Foxwoods trips are always fun and popular, so come along and bring a friend! To sign-up for a pre-paid reservation, please call Avis Roy at 978-597-6829 or stop by the Senior Center (978-597-1710.)

Friends need core members

The Friends are looking for some new Core Members ! After three years of being the chairman of the Friends I am resigning to free up my time for other volunteer efforts. The Friends are looking for someone new to take up the role and bring some new friends with them to the group.

The time commitment for the position is, I would say, minimal with only a few hours a month or more if you would like. Please contact the Friends or inquire at the library if you have questions: friendsofthetownsendlibrary@gmail.com.

The group has been around since 1967 and is such an important part of the library. Please consider helping out in this role and passing the need on to anyone you might think would be interested.

Thank you, Bob Harrison

Library Friends needs your books, CDs, DVDs

Donate your books, DVDs and audio books, in good condition, to the Friends of the Townsend Library Spring Sale taking place in Nov. 15 and 16.

All proceeds go directly to Library program funding.

We accept the following in good condition: Hardcover and paperback books, fiction and nonfiction, for all age groups; music CDs and audio books (cassette and CD); and DVDs. We do not accept soiled, musty, mildewed and tattered books, magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks.

Donations can be dropped off at the Library during its normal operating hours.

The Friends appreciate your donations and that you follow the donation guidelines.

Calendar...

Tuesdays in November

Come celebrate National Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) at Townsend Public Library!

Challenge yourself to write a novel this November. We will provide quiet space from 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday in November.

There will be coffee, tea and snacks! This is a great opportunity to write or start a novel!

Location: Meeting Hall B

Dan Kirouac in concert Nov. 1

Friday, Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538

491 Main St. (Route 119) West Townsend

Dan has been part of the regional music scene for 30 years. When not busy with the tribute band "Beatles for sale," his solo performances showcase versatile vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 50s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie songs.

More information at www.dankirouac.com.

The 2nd annual Halloween Bash to SMASH CF Nov. 2

Come help the Tiger Team smash Cystic Fibrosis at the 2nd annual Halloween bash Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Townsend Ridge Country Club.

The night will feature entertainment by DJ Big Daddy Productions, raffles, food, cash bar, costume contest, games and more.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to www.thetigerteamcff.com, email thetigerteamcff@gmail.com or call Mary Landi at 978-597-6945.

Well adult clinic Nov. 6

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. 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.

Musical tribute to veterans Nov. 9

Silver Wolf Entertainment is sponsoring a musical tribute to the veterans in honor of Veterans Dayat the Townsend VFW from 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 9. Food will be served at 6 p.m. and live music will begin at 7 p.m.

Headlining the music portion of the event that night are the Boys of Rockingham. The duo has been performing throughout the area, including the Pasta Loft in Milford N.H., Big Country in Manchester, N.H., and Toby Keith's at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. In addition, they recently opened for country music sensation, Jason Aldean, when his tour stopped in Boston.

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under. There will only be 125 tickets available for this event and they are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased by calling Tubby Boucher at 978-597-8876 or Neil Colicchio at 978-836-0171. Additionally, a limited number of tickets are available for purchase at McNabb's Pharmacy in Townsend.

Well adult clinic/Ashby Nov. 21

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, Nov. 21, 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 information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Holiday Craft & Greens Fair Nov. 23

Townsend Congregational Church, 3 Brookline St., Townsend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, featuring independent crafters, home-made baked goods, lunch, gift baskets, children's games, and photos with Santa!

For information contact the church office at 978-597-8925.