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Easter Sunday Celebration
Local Vigil Against Violence
Concerned residents of Petersham are inviting all citizens of the town and surrounding communities to join in a silent vigil on Saturday, March 24, in solidarity with the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. The vigil will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the South Common of Petersham. The bells of the Unitarian Church will ring out 17 times in honor of the victims who perished in a recent Florida school shooting.The vigil will include a march around the Common to honor events in Washington DC that day. Those who wish to join in for a peaceful tribute are encouraged to attend.
The Bunny Is Coming
The Easter Bunny will be at the Center School at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24 for an Easter Egg Hunt and a photo op. Bring the kids.
Building the Quabbin
The Petersham Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday April 6 in the Town Hall and will present a program at 7 p.m. called "Engineering the Exodus: Building the Quabbin and Disassembling the Swift River Valley 1927-1939 with speaker Jeffrey Egan from the UConn History Department. Historic photos and displays. Light refreshments. Free and open to all.
Art Center Welcomes Spring
Petersham Art Center is presenting two classes in March
to welcome springtime.
Fitness Classes - Mon. & Fri. Time is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Suggested donation is $3.00
Jan. 22, 26 and 29. Feb. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26. Mar, 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19 23, 26 and 30.
Yoga Classes - Tuesdays Time is 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Suggested donation is $5.00
Jan. 23 and 30
Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27
Mar. 6, 13, 20 and 27
T’ai Chi Classes - Monday Time is 4 to 5 p.m. Suggested donation is $5.00 per class Jan. 22 and 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Wednesday - Mar. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Apr. 4
Classes are held in the Town Hall.
Anyone is welcome to attend these classes, regardless of age. Kay Berry is coordinator. If you have questions call 978-724-6610 or email PshamCOA@gmail.com.
Earth Day and Farming
The Village Lyceum at the Unitarian Church is planning an “Earthday Celebration of Local Farms” for Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The purpose of the day-long event is to examine the importance of local farming. Interested farmers and sponsors should contact, Genevieve Fraser at FraserGenevieve@gmail.com or phone (978) 544-1872.
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Today’s Pests & Parasites
RESCHEDULED TO Sunday, April 8, 2:00 p.m. Petersham Town Hall Free.
Will ticks survive the polar weather? Are the gypsy moths returning this year? What can we do to combat Lyme disease in ourselves? How do we identify and manage parasites in livestock? These questions and more will be addressed, reviewing the growing season ahead and what resources & tools are available. After the program enjoy refreshments, and piano & singing.
\The Fruits of Our Labor
Saturday," April 21, 2:00 p.m. Petersham Town Hall Free. Orchardist Michael Phillips' latest research reveals how fungi and plants work together to create healthy soils. Michael draws connections between home orchards and perma-culture. He stresses the importance of native pollinators and beneficial allies and sees the apple as the final frontier of organics. After the program enjoy potluck supper and piano & singing.
educational seminar to help adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process. Seats are limited.