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Quilting Art Center Heirlooms
Diana Cooley of Petersham will be teaching a class on “Quilting a Table Runner in a Day,” on Sunday, May 21, from 10AM-4 p.m.. Mrs. Cooley has been quilting for 20 years will share skills and techniques with participants so that they can also create their own family heirlooms. Mrs. Cooley is known in the area for her artful quilts which have been on display at town events and have been coveted raffle prizes for the Lions Club and other local groups.
Participants are asked to bring their own sewing machine and fabric for the class. A list of other materials required will be supplied. There will be a 30-minute break for a brown bag lunch or to visit the Petersham Country Store or Quabbin Woods to eat. The cost is $27.50 for members and $47.50 for non-members. Non-members become annual members of the Art Center with that price and enjoy discounts on future classes.
The class will be held at the Petersham Art Center, 8 North Street, just off Route 32, in Petersham. Call 978-724-3415 for more information and to register.
Heywood Hospital Events
Athol Savings Bank has pledged $75,000 over five years to the Heywood capital campaign. The pledge will support building a new Emergency Department and outpatient Medical Office Building at Athol Hospital.
A new Family Practice and walk-in Urgent Care Center is expected to open at the North Quabbin Commons this summer. Patient visits to the new addiction treatment center in Petersham, Quabbin Retreat, could begin in June.
Forest and Shade Tree Committee
Celebrates Sunday, April 30th Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Petersham South Common
Arbor Day Activities Include
Arbor Day Proclamation (at flag pole)
Tree Planting Events
Trek des Trees
Explore trees and local history in a self-guided walking tour (or drive). Fun for all ages; group participation is encouraged! A map and clues will help you earn points by answering questions at each tour stop. All finishers must return by 11:45 to earn a small prize. The top three finishers win a bigger prize (awarded at noon).
Ask the Arborist Table
Tree seedlings will be available (Sweetgum & Rose of Sharon: while supplies last)
Snacks will be available (sourced by trees)
Fundraiser - Petersham Forest & Shade Tree Committee: Cloth hand-sewn logo bags filled with firewood will be available by donation.
School Vacation Week Programs
Searching for the Footprints of the Pilgrims
A two-part series Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.. & Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. James A. Moseley, M.D. will introduce us to the discoveries he and his wife Barbara made while researching their book: In the Footprints of the Pilgrims. Join us for the story behind the familiar Mayflower story.
Creative Book Making
Saturday, May 6th, 9AM-12Noon. “Creative Book Making”with Chris Eaton. Ages 6 & Up. Participants will learn how to construct a handmade book with unique covers. Each person will make three blank books, one with a classic marbleized cover and two with creative and whimsical themes. You can start your own spring journals or give them as gifts. Cost is $15 mem/$35 non-mem/$7 materials fee.
Saturday, May 20, 9AM-12Noon. “Pastel Masterpieces” with fine artist Lisa Regopoulos. Ages 18 & Up. Create your own masterpiece with an experienced artist to guide your work. Each person will create a small, finished painting, achieving a luminous effect with the use of pastel paired with the technique of alcohol underpainting. Cost is $15 mem/$35 non mem. All skill levels are invited. Participants must bring their own art supplies. A list of what is needed can be obtained by calling the Petersham Art Center or contacting Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration, please call the Petersham Art Center at 978-724-3415.
Healing Gardens at Quabbin Retreat
Quabbin Retreat will host a Healing Gardens Workshop starting at 9 a.m. on May 6 at the Retreat with Seeds of Solidarity instructors Deb and Rick Habib. Folks can learn how to build raised beds, and help to build a garden path for the campus. Lunch will be provided. 9:30 to 11:30 Food for Health - Building raised beds and 1:30 to 3:30 Peace and Beauty - Planting a pollinator and herb border. Pre-register no later than May 1 by calling Heywood Healthcare’s Community Relations Department at (978) 630-6248 and indicate which session(s) you wish to attend.
Open Burning Permits On-line Now
Open burning is OK between January 15 and May 1, depending on weather. For additional information and to apply for a permit online click this link .
Free Property Valuation Booklet
The Valuation and Taxes of the Town of Petersham for the Year 2016 booklet is available at the Petersham Town Offices at the Board of Assessors Office, the Selectboard Office and the Petersham Memorial Library during regular business hours. Interested Petersham taxpayers are invited to pick up a free copy.
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Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday
8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 noon
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