Community Calendar: Week of August 1

Monday. Aug. 1

Strega Mama presents Encanto Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy this fun-filled experience, including lively readings, interactive games, laughter, sing-a-longs and more; ages 3-7. No registration required. 978-534-7522

Butterfly Bonanza: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Flutter over to the Youth Garden for a special butterfly story time and craft. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Hands-On Science: 10:30 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive. Join Kosmic Kelly for a fun, interactive, and educational science program. To register, call 978-827-4115.

Cookie Story Time: 10:30 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Enjoy some camping stories and then paint camping themed cookies; ages 2-5. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Homemade Oobleck: 11 a.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1025 Massachusetts Ave. Do you know what this non-Newtonian substance is all about? If yes, you know how much fun it is. If not, this is a great place to learn and experience the amazing properties and sheer messiness of it. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary.org

Pink Flamingo Canvas Painting Class: 2-4 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Participants will create their own painting of the iconic pink flamingo; ages 8-12. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Zoom – Job Search Help “How to Start and Grow your own Business with the SBA”: 2 p.m.; Hosted by Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton. Learn how the Small Business Administration can assist your dream of starting your own business. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Bingo: 3:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Bring the family and join the library staff for an hour of fun-filled Bingo with prizes. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

SWAGLY-North: 4 p.m.; Leominster Public Library. Celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities, discuss queer issues, support each other, and have fun; snacks provided. 978-534-7522

Teen Movie Monday: 4-6 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Watch the movie and discuss it with the teen librarian. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Caregiver and Child Bootcamp: 5 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Personal trainer, Tiffany Normandin, leads this fun exercise class designed for a caregiver and a child (under the age of 5). To register, call 978-368-8923.

Nissitissit String Quartet concert: 7 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road; free. Arrangements of Beatles, Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, along with a Disney medley and more will delight the audience. www.townsendlibrary.org

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

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Take Home “Doggie Bags”: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with special treats for your pup. www.bigelowlibrary.org

Literacy Happens Out and About: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. This workshop is geared toward families with children of preschool to Pre-K age. Learn how you can support your child’s literacy development; free. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Happy Campers Story Time: 10 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and poems; ages 2-5 (siblings welcome). To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

BINGO Bonanza: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Whether you have played bingo before or not, join the library staff for a chance to win some fantastic prizes; ages 7-12. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Story Time with Miss Jane: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Enjoy songs, finger plays, movement, and stories. 978-829-1789

“Draw to Write” Cursive Writing Club: 11 a.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Join the Youth Department for this six-week cursive writing club with Fran Purcell; for children going into grades 2-4. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Outdoor Story Time – Camping: 11 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany for a morning of stories, rhymes and parachute fun; ages newborn-5. 978-827-4115

Story Time – Camping: 11 a.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. To register, visit www.ashbylibrary.org.

Mr. Potato Head Play & Craft: 2-4 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Stop by the library and play with Mr. Potato Head to help with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, body part recognition and more. www.townsendlibrary.org

Wilderness Survival Class: 2:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Tim Swanson, founder of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival, will teach safe campsite selection, physics of heat loss/gain, creating a safe and effective shelter. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Stitchcraft Knitting and Crochet Group: 3 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Need help with a pattern or looking to learn a new skill, stop by the group for help. 978-582-4140.

The World of Owls: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Presented by Wingmasters, children and their families are welcome to join this hooting good time; ages 6-up. No registration required. 978-534-7522

LEGO Club: 3 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Pizza Garden Party: 4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Visit the library to see how the seeds planted in May have grown, listen to stories, and eat pizza; ages 5-10. To register, visit www.fitchburglibrary.org.

Photography Workshop: 5 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Teen Video Game Event: 5 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Relax, play video games, light refreshments. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Nintendo Game Night: 5 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Meet up to play the library’s Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros will be available; snacks provided; ages 10-17. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Vinyasa Yoga: 5:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Carin Duteau for an in-person indoor group Vinyasa yoga class; bring a mat and water. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Library Laps: 5:30 p.m.; Central Park, Clinton. Meet in front of the Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton for this walking book club or just a relaxing walk around the park. www.bigelowlibrary.org

Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers Support Group: 6 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. A place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a support system. No registration required. For information, call Bob Cote at 978-549-1458.

Haunted Trail Information Night: 6 p.m.; Hosted by Townsend Public Library. Do you love Halloween? Do you want to be part of the annual Haunted Trail at the library, then join in this information night either in-person or via Zoom to get your questions answered. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Online – The World of Insects – Beetles and Bugs: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife, Princeton. Learn the difference between beetles and bugs, unique traits that define each group, their ecology in New England, and observation tips and tools. To register, visit www.massaudubon.org.

Trivial Pursuit Club: 7:30 p.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. 978-874-7416

Wednesday, August 3

Keychain Crafting: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Each participant will get a sneaker and t-shirt keychain to decorate and take home with them; ages 8-12. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Lil’ Adventures Story Time: 10 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Jessie as she takes you on a reading adventure, with singing, dancing, reading, movement, and bubbles; ages 2-up. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Chair & Stand: 10:15 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. All welcome. 978-874-7416

MOC CFCE Playgroup: 10:30 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Kelley for a morning of creating, exploring, and sharing. 978-827-4116

Garden Groove: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Listen to fun stories, sing songs, and dance around at this fast-paced story time. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Science Program Finale: 11 a.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Enjoy this science program outside on the patio with Kosmic Kelly, afterwards enjoy a cool treat to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary.org.

Guppy Story Time: 11 a.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Laugh, clap, play and splash your way through this story time. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Playgroup: 11 a.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Knitting Club: 11 a.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Come Write In: 2:30- 4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support and be supported by fellow teens. www.fitchburglibrary.org

STEAM Team – Insect Slime: 3 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Make insect slime in the Youth Garden; ages 6-12. To register, call 978-829-1789.

Teen & Tween Crafts: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Make a comic book coaster and flowers. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Anime Club: 3:30 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

LEGO Club: 4 p.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Build with the library staff; ages 6-12. 978-827-4115

Tarot Card Reading: 5 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Led by Laura Campagna, healer, artist, and educator who has been reading tarot and studying astrology since she was 13 years old. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Magic: The Gathering: 5:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Magic: The Gathering is a card game in which wizards cast spells, summon creatures, and exploit magic objects to defeat their opponents; ages 13-16. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

YA Book Club: 6 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Pick up a copy of “My Contrary Mary” by Cynthia Hand, Brody Ashton, and Jodi Meadows and join friends for a lively discussion, pizza, and some trivia; ages 13-18. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Music on the Green: 6:30-8 p.m.; Town Green, Lancaster. Cold Chocolate will perform. New craft booths set up each week. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Macrame Plant Holder Workshop: 6:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Learn the basics of macrame and make an adorable plant holder (all supplies and materials provided). Open to teens and adults; to register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Zoom – Racial Equity Book Club Discussion: 6:30 p.m.; Hosted by Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton. Discuss “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Kil.” www.bigelowlibrary.org

Online – Massachusetts Shorebirds: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife, Princeton. Life on the beach must be nice, right? Learn all about the trials and tribulations of shorebirds. To register, visit www.massaudubon.org.

Ashby Band Concert: 7:30 p.m.; on the common, Ashby. Performed by the 32-piece professional concert band. Refreshments provided.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Yarn Stick Workshop: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Children, ages 6-12, welcome to join library staff as they explore mixing yarn with nature. A variety of sticks and yarn will be available. To register, call 978-534-7522.

COVID-19 Clinic: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and boosters available; sponsored by the Spanish American Center.

“Sew Simple” Embroidery Club: 10 a.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. The club is back and will feature another round of great projects planned for summer fun; ages 8-12. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Stretch, Strengthen & Balance: 10:15 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. All welcome. 978-874-7416

Story Time with Miss Maren: 10:30 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Join in for songs, rhymes, movement, felt board activities and stories; ages newborn-5. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Chalk Art: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Swing by the library to help create beautiful designs on their sidewalks (all supplies included). No registration needed. www.townsendlibrary.org

Outdoor Story Time – Camping: 11 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany for a morning of stories, rhymes and parachute fun; ages newborn-5. 978-827-4115

Lunch Bunch Story Hour: Noon; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Have a whale of a time, as you explore mythical sea creatures, mermaids, pirates and more, bring a lunch (fruit and water provided). To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Knitting: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Join other knitters with projects and questions; all welcome. 978-345-5968

Kid Craft Day: 2 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Kid Craft Day: 2 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

Interactive Movie: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Watch “A Bug’s Life” and enjoy some props, activities and more. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Teen Craft – Friendship Bracelets: 3 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Join the teen librarian to make your own friendship bracelet; ages 11-18. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary.org.

LEGO Club: 4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Bring your imagination, the library will provide the bricks; ages 5-12. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Survivalman: 5:30 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. Geared towards ages 8-up; www.ashbylibrary.org.

Cookbook Club: 6 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.org

MRE and Me Story Time: 6:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Join Mary Rowlandson Elementary teachers and staff for this annual summertime event. 978-368-8923

Band Concert: 7:30-9 p.m.; Townsend Common. The Friends of the Townsend Public Library will be at the concert selling popcorn, baked goods.

Friday, Aug. 5

Beginner’s Watercolor Class: 9:30 a.m.; Westminster Community Center, 69 West Main St., Westminster. Call 978-874-7402 to reserve a seat.

Story Time & Craft: 10 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Read “How to Say Hello to a Worm”; then create a simple themed project to take home; ages 2-6. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Friday Family Movie: Noon; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Bring a blanket, pillows, and a snack and watch the movie “Spirit”. www.townsendlibrary.org

Summer Movie Matinee: 2 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Enjoy the movie “Field of Dreams” (rated PG). www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

“Just Grow It” Junior Garden Club: 2 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Explore how you can grow plants and herbs in almost any container, learn about gardening tools and more; ages 8-12. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Teen Center Book Reviews: 2-5 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Visit the library to write a review of an amazing book you read or get help writing one. www.fitchburglibrary.org

COVID-19 Vax Clinic: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. The Fitchburg Board of Health will host a Pfizer vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5-up. 509-922-4138

Zombie Survival Course: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” will discuss basic first aid and first aid kits, lost proofing, knots and lashings, emergency shelter construction anywhere and more; ages 10-up. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Dyeing to Wear It: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Join artist Rhonda Fazio to create wearable art; ages 16-up. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Saturday Craft Camp: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Drop in the Makerspace for an easy craft; ages 6-12, 978-827-4115.

Dungeons & Dragons: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Hole up in the library for the morning and let your inner adventurer shine. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Animal August – Mammals: 10:30 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Join Animal Adventures of Bolton for a weekly presentation that includes fun facts, stories, and up-close encounters with live animals. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Ozzie Sweet: Defining a New Era of Sports Photography: 12:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Discover Ozzie Sweet, a pioneering sports photographer whose famous portraiture images included legends Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and more. Presented by Clinton native, Larry Canale Jr. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Teen Video Game Night: 7-10 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Ready, set, game. Visit the library after hours to play video games and enjoy some snacks; ages 7-12. To register, call 978-534-7522.

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