North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 10, 2020

Published: 1/9/2020 5:42:19 PM
Modified: 1/9/2020 5:41:42 PM
Hospice volunteers needed for Athol area

ATHOL — HealthAlliance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients in their homes or in nursing care facilities in the Athol area, with new volunteer classes beginning in January and February.

According to Carol Recchion, bereavement/volunteer coordinator and chaplain, volunteers provide important companionship to patients, as well as needed breaks for caregivers. Training is provided for volunteers.

For more information, contact Recchion at 978-798-3192.

Stage on Main holding game nights, other events

ORANGE — Game nights, karaoke, dance lessons and performances are just some of the things that will be going on at Stage on Main as the community arts center enters its second year.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., game nights will be held at Stage on Main, 17 South Main St. Games include cribbage, checkers, chess, Yahtzee, bid whist, Scrabble and more, according to a Stage on Main press release. All ages are welcome, and players will be entered into a raffle to win local prizes. Donations are gratefully accepted, and light refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, Jan. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., Stage on Main will host a team karaoke competition. Bring a team of friends and family to this all-ages, free event. Teams will have the chance to win gift cards, and no advance registration is required, the release states.

Latin dance lessons are available for all ages and abilities, with lessons held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 3, March 24, April 7 and April 21. Lessons are $15 per class, and people can come to any or all classes, according to the release. Singles, couples and groups are all welcome, and no advance registration is required.

Then, on Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m., a Cinco de Mayo dance competition will be held. People do not have to have taken the dance lessons to participate in or attend the competition. Prizes and a trophy will be distributed.

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Stage on Main will host “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” an award-winning play written by Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan. The play starts at 3 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother” is a half-memoir, half-stand-up routine performance examining the identities and experiences of Jewish motherhood, the release states.

For more information, call 513-633-4302 or visit Stage on Main’s Facebook page.

Tax bills due in February, May

ORANGE — Tax bills for the third and fourth quarter, which were recently mailed, are due Feb. 3 and May 4, respectively.

Town Collector Kim Lively advises that both bills are printed on a single page. Thus, when residents pay their third quarter bills, they are advised to retain the paperwork that includes the fourth quarter bill. No additional mailings will be sent.

Orange is using the services of Lighthouse Payment Services Inc. in Woburn for processing real estate and personal property bills, Lively said in a notice. Residents who are paying by check should use the pre-addressed envelope included with their bills to submit payments to Lighthouse.

Alternatively, residents may still pay online or in person at Orange Town Hall.

If you did not receive your bill, please call 978-544-1100, ext 104. If you have questions regarding the valuation of your property, contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-544-1100, ext 108.

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