Community calendar – Sentinel and Company

Monday January 3

Story time and crafts: 10 a.m .: Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Jessie as she reads “Gingerbread Friends” by Jan Brett; 2-6 years. 978-597-1714.

Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School: 10:00 a.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard as she introduces children to classical and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance; less than 5 years old. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Preschool Story Time: 11am; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Enjoy “Celebrate Snow Days” themed stories, nursery rhymes, songs and activities featuring marshmallows this week. 978-582-4140.

Yoga for all: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., MRC (Montachusett Recovery Center), 106 Carter St., Leominster. Gentle yoga in person and Zoom. To free; donations appreciated. 978-248-8096.

Stratton Players rehearsals: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street.

Virtual meditation meeting: 7 p.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Call 712-775-7463 a few minutes before the meeting and enter the passcode 123676 # or by computer go to www.freeconferencecallhd.com/dialer and enter the same phone number and the same access code. 978-534-7522.

Tuesday January 4

Storytime ABC – Letter Q: 10:00 a.m. Townsend Public Library, Route 12. Join Miss Karen and Miss Jessie on their alphabet adventure. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Preschool Story Time: 10:00 a.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy stories and more; 3-5 years and a caregiver. To register, call 978-534-7522.

IT assistance: 10 am-12pm; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. To reserve a 30 minute time slot, call 978-829-1780.

Stitchcraft knitting and crochet group: 4:00 p.m. Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Need help with a model or looking to learn a new skill, stop by the group for help. 978-582-4140.

LEGO challenge in a box: 4:00 p.m. Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Elise as a teenager

Craft evening with the family: 5 p.m. Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street. Create a fun craft at the library; from 5 years. 978-829-1789.

Vinyasa Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Carin Duteau for a group Vinyasa yoga class. Bring a yoga mat and water. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Community yoga: 5:30 p.m. Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Memorial Drive, Westminster. 978-874-7416.

Zoom – Cozy Mystery Virtual Book Club: 7 p.m. Hosted by Townsend Public Library. The club will discuss two books by Victoria Thompson – “Murder on Astor Place” and “Murder on St. Mark’s Place”. To register, 978-597-1714.

Zoom – Intermittent fasting-Fasting, then feast: 7 p.m. Hosted by Townsend Public Library. Liz Barbour of Creative Feast will share her knowledge, advice and experiences with intermittent fasting to help you reach your health and weight loss goals. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Trivial Pursuit Club: 7 p.m. Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Memorial Drive, Westminster. 978-874-7416.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 24 Meeting: 7 p.m. Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St. Last meeting to register for the party. Call 978-537-1541.

Wednesday January 5

Early Learning Center Story Time: 10:00 a.m. Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Hear stories with children and teachers at the Lunenburg Early Learning Center. 978-582-4140.

Terrific Two Story Time: 10:00 a.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy stories and more; 2 years old and a nursing assistant. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Yoga for all: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., MRC (Montachusett Recovery Center), 106 Carter St., Leominster. Gentle yoga in person and Zoom. To free; donations appreciated. 978-248-8096.

Zoom – Keep your sentimental items: 6.30 p.m. Hosted by Lunenburg Public Library. Susan McCarthy, Professional Organizer at A Less Cluttered Life, will walk you through writing activities that get you started in the process of curating your sentimental items. To register, call 978-582-4140.

Zoom – Racial Equity Book Club: 6.30 p.m. Hosted by the Bigelow, Clinton Free Public Library. This meeting will focus on George Takei’s book “They Called Us Enemy”, which recounts his experience in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. To register, call 978-365-4160.

Online – Screening and discussion of The Human Element: 6.30 p.m. Hosted by Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster. Join the Nashoba Valley Climate Coalition and the Thayer Memorial Library to examine how the climate will change us and what we need to prepare for. To register, dial 978-368-8928.

Thursday January 6

Rabbit Story Time: 10:00 a.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy stories and more; aged 12 to 24 months and a caregiver. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Story time: 11am; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany for a morning of gingerbread stories, nursery rhymes and a fun craft. 978-827-4115.

Knitting club: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street. Welcome to all. 978-345-5968.

LEGO Club: 4:00 p.m. Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Visit the library and build with bricks and use your imagination. 978-829-1789.

LEGO Box Challenge: 4:00 p.m. Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Elise in the teenage bedroom for this fun challenge; 6-10 years old. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Zoom – Get organized! : 7 p.m. Hosted by the Bigelow, Clinton Free Public Library. Jenna Elliott, Founder of The Naked Flower, Professional Organizers, will share tips on new ways to think about your business, create better habits to fight clutter and more. To register, call 978-365-4160.

Online – The Nature of Winter: 7 p.m. Hosted by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton. This program will introduce you to the seasonal dynamics of nature in winter and provide you with ideas and resources for viewing and enjoying wildlife near you. To register, call 978-464-2712.

Virtual Art Series – Frenemies: 7 p.m. Hosted by Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham. Take a look at how some of the world’s greatest artists contested and competed for commissions, sales, and status. To register, visit www.stevensmemlib.org

Friday January 7

Laurelwood Garden Club Meeting: 9:30 am; Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg. “The History of the Russet / Idaho Potato” will be presented. 978-537-7630.

Saturday January 8

TheraPAWS: 10:30 am; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Read to a Therapeutic Pet, hosted by BePawsitive. 978-829-1789.

Bullet Journal Club: 11am; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Take advantage of this bi-monthly meeting on Saturday morning to work on your journal, learn more about the different types of pages to create and develop better organizational skills for 2022; from 16 years old. To register, call 978-582-4140.

Music and movement with Firelight Kids: 11am; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Make “stops” around the world to explore the music and dance of cultures without our own community and far beyond; 6 months-5 years. To register, visit www.thayermemorial.org

New Year’s hike: 1:00 p.m. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Celebrate the New Year with a walk through the shrine, observing the seasonal changes along the way. To register, call 978-464-2712.

History of Iggy Peck Architect and STEM activity: 3:00 p.m. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy Andrea Beaty’s “Iggy Peck Architect”. Then the children will have the chance to build their own bridges using toothpicks and marshmallows; 8-12 years old. To register, call 978-534-7522.


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