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Aging in Place Discussion in Petersham
The Petersham Committee and its Aging in Place Project will host a short film and a discussion about creating a local network to support elders in our community from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. September 26 in the Center School cafeteria. Residents are welcome of offer comments and suggestions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Art Center Opens New Exhibit
The Art Center is featuring works by local artists Polly Kiely and Torin Kiely through Nov. 8.
The new exhibit features paintings and jewelry by the Kielys. An opening reception was held Sept. 23
The Art Center, which began in 1912, showcases local craft and art the Barbara Ellis Gallery hosts exhibits by area artists through the year.A Mystery Night at the Library
The library will host a night of mystery and merriment from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, as “Sherlock Holmes and Friends” gather to celebrate the library’s annual literary gala. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Library’s Building Improvement Fund.
The public is invited to enjoy an evening of good friends, fine food and refreshment, mystery games, and the play, “Murder at Nichewaug Manor.” Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite sleuth, or to come-as-you-are, to enjoy the fun and adventures.
One highlight of the evening will be a small fundraising auction featuring artwork and vintage keepsakes. A pastel of a southwestern landscape by Petersham artist, Janet Palin, is one of the centerpieces. A display of English-themed food items to be auctioned will also be available.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening and help contribute to improvements for our library building. There is a donation to attend. People may call ahead to the library at 978-724-3405 to reserve a spot or arrive that evening at the door, ready for the mystery and merriment to begin.University of the Wild Programs
UofWild is offering its slate of Fall programs. Sunday-Monday, October 7-8, Indigenous Day (Columbus Day) the 24-Hour Experience, an outdoor adventure program that spans the full cycle of one day and night to build personal confidence, interpret the natural and cultural history of the land, and builds group cohesiveness.
Tuesday, October 30th conference call on the "Semester-on-Earth" program. The UofWild will launch its first semester-long program of Earth-based living and learning in the Fall of 2019.
Saturday, November 10th 10:00 a..m. - 4:00 p.m. Earth Writer's Workshop for experienced and beginning writers.
Sunday, November 25th the Annual Earthlands Thanksgiving Gathering and Potluck Meal. "Meet and Greet Reception" at 2:00 p.m. with the Potluck at 4:00 p.m.
For information and registration of the programs go to: wwwuniversityofthewild.org or contact Larry Buell directly at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Murder at the Library
Meet author Douglas Goudie at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, in the Petersham Memorial Library, 23 Common Street. Doug will be discussing his new book: A Frost In Hell: The True Story of The Petersham Butcher of 1875
Fall Art Center Schedule to Begin
The Art Center fall schedule started Saturday,
September 15th with Sue Morello of Sheldon Farm Baskets
teaching how to make a two-handle centerpiece basket.
Call 978-724-3415 for more information and to register.
New resident stickers for the transfer station will be available at the Selectboard office in September and for purchase at the transfer station on Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6. The cost is $25.00 cash or check made out to Town of Petersham for 2 stickers only. The new stickers are yellow.
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018. The festival is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine. The festival is held at Forster's Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange. No pets allowed. Admission is $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass. Find travel and parking info; schedule of entertainment, activities, and exhibitors: www.garlicandarts.org or on Facebook: facebook.com/NorthQuabbinGarlicAndArtsFestival/
Regional School Planning Committee to Form
Petersham is seeking a resident to serve on a new Regional amendment Planning Committee being formed by the Mahar RSD Committee after a review of recent school regionalization experiences statewide.The new group will explore regionalizing the towns at the elementary level. The next meeting is September 27th at 6 p.m. in the library/media center at Mahar.
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