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Weekend Planner

Saturday, Jan. 14

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.

Please join the Friends of Wachusett Mountain and the Department of Conservation and Recreation staff for a Winter Hike at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please meet at the Administration Road gate near the Machias Pond parking area on Westminster Road in Princeton at 9:45 a.m. We will be hiking the mountain roads to the summit of Wachusett Mountain. It can be very cold in January, so please be prepared for existing weather conditions and to be outdoors for a few hours. This program is free and for people of all ages and skill levels; however, children should be accompanied by an adult. Well-behaved, leashed dogs, are always welcome. Call Kyle Cormier, the hike leader, at (978) 985-4552 for more information or in case of questionable weather.

An Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. at Benchmark-Leominster Crossings, 1160 Main St. (Route 13), Leominster. The group is open to the public. For more information, please call Harriet Klayman at (978) 537-2424. 

Join the Leominster Public Library for some toe-tapping fun with the Toe Jam Puppet Band at 3 p.m. in honor of Victoria Shannon Gradito. This interactive variety show features puppets, storytelling, original songs, and plain old fun. Everyone will be dancing and singing along as we join the Gradito family and friends in celebrating the memory of Victoria's life. This program is free and is open to residents from all communities. No registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Gradito family.

Sunday, Jan. 15

The Traveling Boutique presents a January Clearance Event from noon to 3 p.m. at Sunrise Senior Living, 6 Beth Ave., Leominster. Find winter, spring and fall tops, jackets, slacks, vests and sweaters for $10, $15 and $20 from brand names like Alfred Dunner, Karen Hart, Focus and Magic Scarf. For more information, call Lorrie Brodeur at (978) 537-7600.

Dance2Swing with BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways will be held from 6:45-10:30 p.m. at the Leominster-Fitchburg Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St. (Route 12), Leominster. A Beginner Group Swing Dance Lesson will be offered at 6:45 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 www.dance2swing.com. 

Monday, Jan. 16

The Leominster Public Library and the Leominster Senior Center will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

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 a caregiver at 10 a.m.

A free yoga class for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers is offered every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Leominster Veterans’ Memorial Center, 100 West St., Leominster. No experience is necessary. This is a drop-in class; no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Carleen O'Neill at (978) 870-8149 or kindercarly10@yahoo.com. The class is sponsored by PinkHippy.org.

With snow on the ground, it may seem like a strange time to be thinking about gardening. Not so for the Westminster Agricultural Commission. The commission will kick off this year's Backyard Growing series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Forbush Library, 118 Main St., Westminster, with a program on the impact of last season's drought. Come learn some tips for managing a home garden during drought conditions. This free series will continue on the third Tuesday of the month in February through April. For more information, email altobelliml260@comcast.net and put “backyard” in the subject line.

Twin City Toastmasters meets every Tuesday at 6:45 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 Vice President of Membership Susan Sudhalter at (978) 868-6982, or visit www.twincitytoastmasters.com.

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