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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
There will be an Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the First Congregational Parish Unitarian, on the Common. This annual gathering celebrates Thanksgiving with members of the other Petersham churches: the Orthodox Congregational Church and St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. There will be a time of fellowship and light refreshments after the service. All are welcome to attend.
St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar
Do your Christmas shopping and get your loved ones a beautiful handmade gift.
Saturday - December 8, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm in the church hall.
St. Peter’s Church - 18 North Street, Petersham
Items for sale: Christmas cookies by the pound, baked goods, cookies/cocoa in a jar, dog/bird treats, Christmas swags, table greens, dried fruit ornaments, large handing ball and star ornaments, handmade Christmas decorations, grab bags, treats/crafts for children and much more!
Coffee, tea and cider available for purchase.
Contact Islay Boeri 978.724.0205 with questions.
16th Annual Fine Art and Craft Show
16th Annual Petersham Art and Fine Craft Show
Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Petersham Town Hall on the Common. Santa will be there from 10:00 to noon. Live music by Myra and Bill MacLeod. Admission is Free!
Statewide Vote November 6
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election was Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on that date from 2 – 4 and from 7 – 8 p.m. Voters may register to vote or change their party.
Three Petersham residents, Jane Lynch Gilbert, Diane Nassif and Stephanie Selden have offered to drive Petersham voters on Nov. 6 by arrangement. Lynne Feldman has offered to link voter with driver. The number to use to reach her for this purpose is 978 340 2121.
Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. If you will be out of town on Election Day, if you have a disability or if you have a religious belief which prevents you from going to the polls, you qualify for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications are available from the Clerk’s Office or going to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/Engligh-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf. The deadline to apply for an absentee is noon on Monday, Nov. 5. Early voting will take place from Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2. The hours to early vote are Monday, Oct 22 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Oct. 24 8 a.m. – Noon, Oct. 26 8 a.m. – Noon, Oct. 27 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 29 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Oct. 31 Noon – 3 p.m. and Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 2pm. An application to early vote by mail must be filled out in either the Clerk’s Office or by going to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2018-Early-Ballot-Application.pdf. Voters who choose to vote in person do not need to fill out an application.
For questions, please contact the Town Clerk, Diana Cooley at 978-724-6649.
November Classes at the Art Center
Two crafters return to Petersham Art Center for November classes.
On Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to Noon, Trish Miller will teach a class on needle felting. Students will create “Thomas the Turkey” needle-felted out of colorful fiber. Ms. Miller is a member of the Petersham Art Center who has been teaching fiber arts throughout the area for many years. The cost is $15 for members/$35 for non-members, with a materials fee of $15.
Sweats for Vets Clothes DrivePetersham Frontier Girls Troop # 448 will be holding a Sweats for Vets collection at the Center School during the month of November. The regional group hopes to collect 1,200 Boston Team sweats for homeless veterans in New England. A collection bin will be at the school. Send or drop off unwrapped team sweatshirts Medium or larger. The troop will wrap them as gifts. For info e-mail email@example.com
University of the Wild Programs
UofWild is offering its slate of Fall programs.
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>
New resident stickers for the transfer station are available at the Selectboard office. The cost is $25.00 cash or check made out to Town of Petersham for 2 stickers only. The new stickers are yellow.
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