2015-10-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Saturday

The Our Daily Bread ministry serves free breakfast every Saturday from 8-9 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 26 West St., Leominster. Everyone is welcome.

A Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the No. 6 Community Center (the Little Red Schoolhouse), at the corner of Wachusett and Pleasant streets in Leominster. There will be several crafters’ tables, a Theme Basket raffle, and a Baked Goods table featuring home made cakes, cookies and more. Shop and browse in the ambiance of Leominster’s last one-room schoolhouse. Crafters’ space is available. Reservations are required; call (978) 534-8873 for more information.

The Lunenburg Friendly Seniors are ready for their Fall Fair and Flea Market, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eagle House Seniors Center, 25 Memorial Drive, Lunenburg. The old-fashioned fair will feature a Flea Market, Attic Treasures, Home- Baked Goods, Jams, Candy, a Huge selection of Vintage Jewelry, Gift and Craft Items, a Chinese Auction and a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Leominster Public Library will hold their First Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. There will be a large selection of material to choose from, including fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s and young adult materials. There will also be recent bestsellers, DVDs and CDs. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Leominster Public Library, who provide funding for library programs for all ages.

The St. Francis Holiday Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 63 Sheridan St. in Fitchburg. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all rolled into one great day. There will be booths and games for the children, great raffle baskets and food for all tastes (chicken and rice, American chop suey, hot dogs, burgers, soda and more).

Sunday

The St. Bernard Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order invites all to join them for a Blessing of the Animals to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at 12:15 p.m. to be held at Holy Family of Nazareth Parish, 750 Union St., Leominster. Pet and people treats will be provided.

A Free Watercolor Group with Luann Hume meets each Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Leominster Art Center & Gallery, 45 Main St. (Route 12), Leominster. For more information, email info@leominsterartcenter.com or visit facebook.com/LeominsterArtCenter.

Dance2Swing with Douglas Banks and The

Double D’s will be held from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main St., Leominster. A Beginner Group Swing Dance Lesson will be offered at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. Admission for the band is $14. For more information, call (978) 728-4533 or visit dance2swing.com.

Monday

The Leominster Golden Agers meet at 1 p.m. each Monday at the Leominster Senior Center, 5 Pond St. Dues are $5 per year. Call Arline Ouellette about bus trips at (978) 537-7323.

Yoga with Linda is offered each Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Guild Conference Room at HealthAlliance Hospital-Leominster Campus. Advance payment is required. For more information or to register, call (978) 665-5800.

Learn mindfulness meditation for positivity and relaxation. Free drop-in class every Monday at the Leominster Public Library from 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room at the Leominster Public Library will host a Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers at 10 a.m.

An Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Support Group is held the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. The group is led by Bob Cote and Wilbur Carter. For more information on this support group, email alzcaregivers@gmail.com.

The HealthAlliance Hospital Smoking Cessation Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in Conference Room 1 (next to the cafeteria) at the hospital’s Leominster campus. It is a free program, but registration is required by calling (978) 466-2774.

DAV Chapter 24 will meet at 7 p.m. in the Leominster Veterans Center, 100 West St., Leominster. For more information, call (978) 537-1541.

Twin City Toastmasters meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Leominster Credit Union, 20 Adams St., Leominster. Guests are always welcome. There is no fee for guests, and you may attend as many times as you wish. For more information, and to confirm meeting location, please call club President Jim Maxwell at (508) 951-8783 or visit twincitytoastmasters.com.

Wednesday

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room at the Leominster Public Library will host a story time for 2-year-olds at 10 a.m.

Venture Crew 151 meets every first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Leominster Veterans Center, located at 100 West St. in Leominster. The group is a Boy Scouts of America coed scouting unit made up of youth from 14-20 years old. The Scouts do a variety of fun activities such as going to the movies, bowling, camping, cycling, hiking, backpacking, and doing the more high-adventure activities such as white water rafting, zip-lining, snow tubing and more. If interested, attend a meeting or contact Committee Chairman Peter Souders at (508) 341-2259, email peter.souders@comcast.net or Crew151Leominster@gmail.com, or visit facebook.com/Crew151LeominsterMA.

Project Apples and the Family Child Care Resource Network presents a Toddler and Preschool Talk Workshop presented by Jill Vetstein from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Leominster United Methodist Church, 77 Hall St., Leominster. This workshop will look at typical language development from birth to age 4. Participants will learn how to differentiate between age-appropriate language errors and problematic errors. Participants will walk away with strategies to help children work through their frustrations. Many resources in their community will be provided as well. RSVP to Lisa Novelli at (978) 534-3038 or lisa.novelli@leominster.mec.edu. Limited childcare is available upon request. Project Apples/Leominster CFCE is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. The Leominster Public Schools is the lead agency.

Thursday

TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 236 meets every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Leominster Senior Center. Weigh in is at 8:30 a.m., with a meeting that follows.

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room at the Leominster Public Library will host a “Read to Your Bunny” story time at 10 a.m. The program is for 1- and 2-year-olds and their caregiver(s).

Bingo will be offered at the Leominster Knights of Columbus No. 406, 484 Lancaster St. (Route 117), Leominster. Doors open at 4 p.m. The $300 “Super Troll” Game starts at 6:25 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30-10 p.m. There will be weekly VIPs, bonus balls, five free admissions, pull tab tickets, a 50/50 bonus scratch ticket raffle and a snack bar. Prizes range from $50 to $777. For more information, call (978) 840- 6633.

The Friends of the Leominster Public Library will hold their weekly Book Sale from 6-8 p.m. at the library. Choose from a large selection of reasonably priced fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s and young adult materials. Great deals on like-new and gently used books and DVDs for all ages. Proceeds from the book sale will support Friends-sponsored library programs.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 750 Rindge Road, Fitchburg. The group is for persons with mental illness. For more information, call (508) 574-0603.

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