North Quabbin Notebook: Aug. 21, 2019

Published: 8/19/2019 4:59:25 PM
Grandparents’ support group meets Wednesday

ATHOL — A North Quabbin Grandparents’ Group will meet at North Quabbin Patch, 109 Lumber St., on the second floor from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday as a support group for grandparents of all types and ages. Call Bette at 978-249-5070 for more information.

Car enthusiasts gather weekly

ATHOL — Cruise Night will be held at Market Basket, 147 Tower Road, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Cars, trucks, customs and motorcycles of all types are welcome every Wednesday. Call Eli at 978-895-9491 or Jim at 508-873-8490 in the case of inclement weather.

Friday night is Family Fun Night

ATHOL — Free Family Fun Night will be held at the United Arc, 361 Main St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Free activities, including movies, games and crafts, are available every fourth Friday of the month, along with a light meal. No registration is required to attend, but it is helpful. Register with Sandra Vecchio at 978-249-4052, ext. 1047.

Salads for supper coming right up

ORANGE — The Central Congregational Church of Orange, 93 South Main St., will host a summer salad supper at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

An assortment of cold salads, including pasta salad, potato salad and coleslaw will be served, as well as gelatin salads, cold cuts, cheeses, fruit buckle and ice cream.

Call 978-544-6895 or 978-939-8608 to make reservations. Tickets are $10 with a reservation and $12 at the door.

Market held Fridays in Petersham

PETERSHAM — Petersham Friday Market is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through October on the Petersham Common.

Fresh local produce, meat and eggs, as well as health care and social service agencies, local crafts vendors and live music will be there.

Athol market set for Saturday

ATHOL — The Athol Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., featuring a variety of local food and products.

Benefit ride to support local teen

ATHOL — At the Blind Pig, 98 Exchange St., at 11 a.m. Saturday there will be a benefit ride for local 13-year-old Jariah, who has been diagnosed with stage 3 Ewing’s sarcoma and stage 2 desmoplastic cancer.

All vehicles are welcome with a $20 donation. Refreshments, T-shirts and raffle tickets are available for purchase.

Mini market set for Saturday

ORANGE — A Mini Flea Market will be held at Bates Crafters Gallery, 90 New Athol Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vendors can register for space in advance at

‘Paws & Pints’ to benefit humane society

PHILLIPSTON — Dakin Humane Society’s first-ever “Paws & Pints” event will be held at Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Offerings include: cornhole, ring tossing, a dog peanut butter-licking contest, cider doughnuts, beer, dog bandana tie-dying, fruit picking, face-painting, pet caricatures, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Bring six cans of cat food for free entry into the Moon Hill Brewing Co. gift basket drawing.

Admission is $20 for adults — with a free beer for ages 21 and up — and $10 for children — children under the age of 10 get in free and all children get a free hayride. Dogs are allowed.

Learn firearms safety Sunday

ATHOL — A firearms safety course will be held at Scrafty Custom Signs, 437 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The class is $75 per person and taught by Joshua LaMarche, and offers handling of real firearms with instruction on handling, loading and unloading. Visit to sign up.

Wasp education offered by nature club

ATHOL — The Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., will hold Lives of Wasps, a program from the Athol Bird & Nature Club, at 2 p.m. Sunday. The program coincides with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

Paint at the Brew Barn Sunday

PHILLIPSTON — Paint Day at Red Apple Farm’s Brew Barn, 455 Highland Ave., will feature instruction from “Artsy Alice,” who will help attendees create a painted masterpiece. The event will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

No experience is needed, materials are included, and food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased before the event. Visit for more information.


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