Community Briefs—Sentinel and Enterprise – Advice Eating

plant sale to herald spring; Plant donations welcome May 2-6

TOWNSEND – The Friends of Townsend Public Library invite the community to their annual plant sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 8am to 12pm, on the library’s lawn, 12 Dudley Road.

This plant sale is a delightful mix of donated perennials, greenhouse grown herbs, annuals, vegetables, decorative hangers and other plants.

The friends are asking for donations of perennials, which can be brought to the library from Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th. If people need pots, they will also be available in the library.

For more information or questions about dividing perennials, contact Terry Duggan at

Launch into Girl Scouts event for Ashby and Townsend girls

TOWNSEND – Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts is inviting Ashby and Townsend girls and their guardians to a free “Launch into Girl Scouts” event on Wednesday, May 4 from 6-7 p.m. at the Townsend Public Library, May 12 Dudley Road one. This event is for girls who are currently in preschool and kindergarten and are not yet Girl Scout members. During this event, girls can earn their first Girl Scout patch while learning about rockets and building and launching their own rocket.

For more information, contact Monica at or 413-727-5741. Registration is required at

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts serves over 5,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the strong support of 3,000 adult volunteers in 186 cities across central and western Massachusetts. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls with courage, confidence and character who will make the world a better place.

Tweens & Teens cooking program planned

LUNENBURG – The Lunenburg public library is hosting a virtual cooking program for tweens and teens from May 5th to 26th on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Brittany Wujek, a Registered Nutritionist at Hannaford’s Supermarket, guides participants through the preparation of delicious and healthy meals inspired by favorite Disney films.

On Thursday, May 5, the class ponders the Disney film Lady and the Tramp over a pasta meal. On Thursday, May 12, there will be a vegetable dish inspired by the Disney film “Ratatouille”. On Thursday, May 19, kids will learn how to make a dessert inspired by Disney’s Moiana, and on Thursday, May 26, they’ll make a healthy side dish inspired by Disney’s Coco.

Weekly recipes and ingredient lists are provided by the library so people are prepared to fully attend each class. Attendees will receive an email from the youth librarian once the kits are ready for pickup.

This program is open to children between the ages of 10 and 14. Registration is required. Registration is by household, not by the number of participants.

The library recommends adult supervision for this cooking class as students will be using a variety of kitchen appliances and a stove. The good news? The goal of the class is to prepare a dish for dinner that night.

These cooking classes are offered in partnership with Lunenburg Hannaford Supermarket and are partially sponsored by the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.

For more information or to register, visit or call 978-582-4140.

Presentation “Birds of Historic Lancaster” planned

LANCASTER – Peter Christoph, a well-known conservationist, naturalist and award-winning wildlife photographer from Lancaster, will be born on Thursday, 5 Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St.

Christoph has great respect for wildlife and through his presentations aims to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. He has lectured to national and local photography groups including the Photographic Society of America and the New England Camera Club Council.

He is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous bird clubs and dozens of libraries.

Christoph is chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists and past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has received many national and international awards and medals recognizing his photographic talent. He has also published three books on bird photography, including his most recent The Art of Bird Photography.

For more information or to register, visit or call 978-368-8928.

Forbush Memorial Library hosts arts and crafts swap meet

WESTMINSTER – The Forbush Memorial Library is hosting Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library, 118 Main St.

People are encouraged to bring leftover items from an arts or crafts project to trade. Paints, brushes, paper, children’s craft supplies, tools, fiber craft supplies, leather, scrapbooking supplies and other crafts are welcome. Bring clean, usable materials to the library between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Donors have the opportunity to do a preview on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.

For more information, visit or call 978-874-7416.

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