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15th Annual Art and Craft Sale
The Art Center will hold its annual art and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 2nd, in the Town Hall. The holiday sale is known for its selection of quality artists and the ease of one-stop shopping. Town Hall will be brimming with fine craft and art works including handwoven scarves and kitchen ware by weaver Don Eaton. Marcia Berkall of Whittlin’s ‘n Wood will have her unique wood carvings; Sue Morello of Sheldon Farm creates handsome handcrafted baskets. Original paintings, and notecards from White Picket Studio and cards by John Burk; fresh cut holiday greens with potpourri, jellies, and spices by Hartman’s Herb Farm will fill the hall. Popple Camp Alpaca Farm will display a variety of fine woolen clothing; Folk art stuffed animals by Maggie Sullivan will be available; Ina Peebles of Swift River Glass will offer her handcrafted jewelry;
Rick Flemati will display his photography and graphic arts. There will be boxes, journals and cards from Brookfield Paperworks. Baldwin Hill Candle will be offering hand poured soy candles; and the Perfect Fit Gift Shop offers baby and children’s gifts and blankets, Volunteers from the Petersham Memorial Library will be offering a variety of sale items at a booth to benefit the Library.
The Petersham Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held at the Unitarian Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. All are invited to attend. Participating clergy include Unitarian minister, Reverend Don Erickson, Orthodox Congregational minister, Reverend David Purdy and Deacon Bryan Lagimoniere from St. Peter's Church. Reverend Erickson's sermon is entitled, "Grace and Gracias." Mark Erwin will perform selections on both the guitar and organ. The offertory collection will benefit the local Interfaith Emergency Relief Fund. Non-perishable food items and trial size toiletries will also be collected for distribution by the Salvation Army Ministry in Athol.
Members of the Interfaith Committee include Diona Laford, Kay Berry, Genevieve Fraser, Emily Arnold, Rini Kilcoyne, Reverend David Purdy, Bryan Lagimoniere and Janice Olson. Flowers and collation are provided by Rini Kilcoyne and Pamela Chevalier as well as members of the three parishes. Following the service, refreshments will be served.
Thanksgiving Farmers' Market
The Hubbardston Historical Society will hold its 11th annual Thanksgiving Market from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Williamsville Chapel, 4 Burnshirt Rd., Hubbardston. A bakers' dozen of vendors will participate.
Free Flu Clinic at Heywood
Heywood Hospital is hosting a Free Flu Clinic on Thursday, November 16th. The clinic will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Heywood Hospital Dining Room. Parking is available in the South Lot.
Free flu shots will be distributed to adults 18 and over, and children over the age of 16 - with the consent of accompanying parent/guardian. Canned and non-perishable food collected will be donated to local food pantries.
Wood Bank Volunteer Days
Tree Warden Melissa Levangie is organizing volunteer work days to process firewood at the Transfer Station. The first in the state wood bank is entering its third year of operation. Wood bank vouchers for residents will be available at the town office building starting on October 30. Pick up wood starting on Nov. 4. Residents who qualify for fuel assistance programs get preference.
Wood Bank Volunteer Work Days at the Petersham Transfer Station:
Saturday, November 25th – 8-12:30+
Saturday, December 9th – 8-12:30+
Saturday, January 13th – 8-12:30+
Holiday Classes at the Art Center
Sat, November 18, 10 a.m.- Noon. Lynn Hartman of Hartman’s Herb Farm will teach you how to make a holiday wreath of boxwood, mixed greens, dried flowers, and berries. Beautiful for your holiday joy! $10 members/$30 non-members/$25 materials.
November 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Sue Morello of Sheldon Farm
Baskets will present a class on making a hand-woven holiday centerpiece
basket. Perfect for your family table. $20 members/$40 non-members/$15