Community Calendar: Week of July 3

Tuesday, July 5

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.

Catch Some Rays: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Children, ages 5-12, invited to select and paint two different suncatcher designs. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Literacy Happens at Home: 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.

Dancing with Kelley: 10:30 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Kelley Stroup, creative director, and owner of Free Form Dance Academy will teach her own choreography inspired by fun books; ages 6-11. To register, call 978-874-7416.

Story Time with Miss Jane: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Enjoy songs, finger plays, movement, and stories. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Outdoor Story Time: 11 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany outside for a morning of stories, rhymes and parachute fun; ages newborn-5. www.ashburnhamlibrary.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

Crafternoon: 3 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Make a ‘sit-upon’ (a padded seat cushion that provides you with a dry seat when camping or hiking); ages 5-up. 978-829-1789

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

ImagArena The Ultimate Imagination Experience: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Participants will engage in energetic building challenges featuring over a dozen building materials; ages 6-12. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Programming Boot Camp: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Learn the basics of computer programming using the Python language. This is a five-week course. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Teen Video Game Event: 5-7:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Visit the library, relax, and play video games. Both team and individual games available for Switch, Xbox 360, and the WII console. To register, visit www.fitchburglibrary.org.

Photography Workshop: 5 p.m.; Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main St. www.ashbylibrary.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. 978-549-1458

Chinese Brush Painting: 6 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Presented by Clinton resident, Sau-Mei Leung; materials provided. To register, call 978-368-8923, Ext. 4.

Zoom – Cozy Mystery Book Club: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Townsend Public Library. Read and discuss “The Cat Who Could Read Backwards” and “The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern”, both by Lilian Jackson Braun. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 6

Lil’ Adventurers Story Time: 10 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Jessie for singing, dancing, reading, movement and bubbles; ages 2-up (siblings welcome). To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Wee Ones Art Class: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Children, ages 3-7, invited to make watermelon self-portraits with art educator Simone Germain. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Baby Time: 10:30 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Join this 30-minute program for the littlest patrons with songs, stories, and fun; ages newborn-24 months (siblings welcome). 978-874-7416

MOC CFCE Playgroun: 10:30 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Enjoy a morning of creating, exploring, and sharing with Miss Kelley. www.ashburnhamlibrary.org

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. To register, visit www.fitchburglibrary.org.

Photography Workshop: 11 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Learn a few new tips and tricks about digital photography presented by local photographer Judy Zmijak; ages 9-12. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.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

Obstacle Course Challenge: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Stop by the library to test your skills with challenges both inside the library and outside. www.lunenburglibrary.org

Photography Workshop: 1 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Learn a few new tips and tricks about digital photography presented by local photographer Judy Zmijak; ages 13-18. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Come Write In: 2:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, and get support from your fellow teens and library staff. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Teen & Tween Crafts: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Make dried bean frames with Miss Elise. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Mike the Bubble Man: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Bubbles come alive through music, choreography, and comedy with Mike the Bubble Man. No registration required. 978-534-7522..

STEAM: Dig into Archaeology: 3 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Learn about sand stratigraphy and create a take home ‘archaeological site’ in a jar. To register, visit www.fitchburglibrary.org.

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

Nature Journaling: 3:30 p.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Tweens and teens will practice creating art using different media; ages 12-up. 978-874-7416

LEGO Club: 4 p.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Build with the library staff in the Makerspace Room; ages 6-12, www.ashburnhamlibrary.org.

Middle School Anime: 6 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Make Candy Sushi and watch Spy X Family; ages 10-13 only. 978-365-4160, Ext. 5

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

Adult Dungeon & Dragons: 6 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Hosted by Paul Garafola. www.townsendlibrary.org

A Bridgerton High Tea Social: 6:30 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Join the library staff for tea, snacks, and a discussion of all things Bridgerton. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary.org.

Music on the Green: 6:30-8 p.m.; Town Green, Lancaster. The Jim Atkinson Band will perform. The Friends of the Lancaster Seniors will host a barbecue at 5:30 p.m. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Racial Equity Book Club Discussion: 6:30 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Read and discuss “The Autobiography of Malcom X”. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.

Maze Designing: 6:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Join Bob Amici for a presentation of his designs, as well as some tips on how to get started with your own creation. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

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

Thursday, July 7

Blast Off! Rocket Ship Craft and Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Listen to the stories “Tiny Little Rocket” and “The Space Train”; then make a moving rocket craft to take home; ages 3-7. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Story Time with Miss Maren: 10:30 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, and books; ages newborn-5. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Northern Lights Pastel: 10:30 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Children, ages 5-up, will create stunning pastel images of the aurora. 978-874-7416

Outdoor Story Time: 11 a.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany outside for a morning of stories, rhymes and parachute fun; ages newborn-5. www.ashburnhamlibrary.org

Write Your Own Book: 11 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Author Erin Petti will lead a four-week program, for ages 8-12, that will guide you through the steps to write your very own book. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg: 11 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Join North County Land Trust and enjoy the story “Henry Hikes to Fitchburg” read by author, DB Johnson. www.fitchburglibrary.org

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

Chalk the Walk: 1 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Meet behind the library to put sidewalk chalk skills to work. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Summer Concert: 2:30 p.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Enjoy this family-friendly musical event with Elijah T Grasshopper & Friends. www.bigelowlibrary.org

Interactive Movie: 3 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Watch the movie “Monsters Inc.” and participate during the movie with props, activities and more. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Interactive Drum Circle: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Participants will be able to explore and play dozens of different instruments around the world with Mike Leo. No registration required. 978-534-7522

Northern Lights Pastel: 10:30 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Children, ages 12-up, will have the chance to create stunning pastel images of the aurora. 978-874-7416

Tweens & Teen Craft – Let’s Tie-Dye: 3-3:30 p.m. OR 3:30-4 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Bring your own white shirt or canvas bag and the library will provide everything else; ages 11-18. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary.org.

LEGO Club 4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. The library has the bricks, just bring your imagination; ages 5-12. www.fitchburglibrary.org

Candle Making: 5:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Make your own scented candle with local Bolton company Kitchen Sink Candles. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Military Band Concert and Lawn Party: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Townsend Common. Enjoy music by the Townsend Military Band and lawn party sponsored by the Townsend Community Couples Club offering barbecued food, drinks, and homemade baked goods. The Townsend Military Band will perform.

Friday, July 8

Story Time & Craft: 10 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Enjoy the story “And Then Comes Summer”; afterwards, create a simple project to take home. Led by Miss Jessie; ages 2-6. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Flower Pot Frenzy: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Decorate a flower pot to take home; ages 8-13. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Story Time: 10:30 a.m.; Academy Hill Gazebo, Westminster. Children, ages 3-up (and siblings) welcome. Hosted by Forbush Memorial Library. 978-874-7416

DIY Travel Checkers: 11 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Children, ages 5-up, invited to make a travel checkers set. No registration. 978-829-1789

Wildlife Encounters: 11 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Enjoy this live-animal outreach program that is educational, interactive and fun; ages 5-up To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org.

Garden Club – Fairy Houses/Gnome Homes: 1:30 p.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. The magical creatures around the library have a special request, they want summer houses in the garden. Visit the library to help make their dream vacation home; ages 5-up. 978-874-7416

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

Teen Center Book Review: 2-5 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Or convince someone else to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it, and the Teen Services librarian will feature it on the library’s Teen Center webpage. 978-829-1789

Middle Grade Book Club: 4 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Readers, ages 9-12, invited to join friends to discuss the book of the month and play some games. For more information, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org.

Saturday, July 9

Lots of Legos: 9 a.m.; Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Children of all ages welcome some construction fun with Legos, Duplos and building blocks. 978-874-7416

‘No Pressure’ Book Group: 10 a.m.; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., Clinton. Meet and discuss what you are reading and gather ideas of what to read next. No pressure, just a fun way to read and talk about books; 18-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. www.ashburnhamlibrary.org

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

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