Community Calendar – Sentinel and Enterprise

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Sunday February 27

Ecotarium Virtual Program – The Night Sky: 2 p.m.; Hosted by Townsend Public Library. From constellations and moon phases to planetary conjunctions and more, learn about the astronomical events happening right now; 2nd to 6th grade. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier: 2 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West. Hosted by Ted Reinstein, Jackie Robinson is rightly revered as a world-famous American hero for breaking baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. www.leominsterlibrary.org

Monday February 28

Parachute game: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Join library staff for this fun, interactive program featuring songs, nursery rhymes and activities with the library parachute; 2-4 years old. To register, call 978-829-1789.

Preschool story time: 11am; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities. 978-582-4140.

Rachel’s Book Club: 12:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Read and discuss “Open House” by Elizabeth Berg. To pick up a copy of the book and join this club, call 978-368-8923.

Zoom – Brick Buddies: 4:00 p.m.; Hosted by Townsend Public Library. Join Miss Molly for this fun social Lego club; weekly activities, Lego trivia, jokes and more; from 6 years old. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org

Alliance on Gender and Adolescent Sexuality: 4:00 p.m.; Leominster Public Library. Celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities, discuss queer issues, support each other and have fun; Snack provided. 978-534-7522.

Light & Laser: 6 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Participants will work with flashlights, prisms, lenses and a variety of materials that block, reflect or let light through; hosted by the Discovery Museum of Acton. To register, visit www.leominsterlibrary.org

Focus – Book club: 6:30 p.m.; Hosted by Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham. Read and discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover. To register, call 978-827-4115.

Zoom – Screening and discussion of Let it Shine: 6:30 p.m.; Hosted by Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster. Bright Star Theater presents this powerful virtual production that will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names from the civil rights movement. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

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

AMVETS Post 38 responds: 7 p.m.; Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St. For more information, call 978-537-1541.

Tuesday, March 1

ABC Story Time – Letter Y: 10:00 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Karen and Miss Jessie on their alphabet adventure. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Story time with Miss Jane: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. All ages will enjoy the songs, finger plays, movement and stories. 978-829-1789.

Stitchcraft Knitting and Crochet Group: 3:00 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. If you need help with a pattern or want to learn a new skill, stop by the group for help. 978-582-4140.

Family craft evening: 5:00 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Create a fun craft; from 5 years. 978-829-1789.

Yoga Vinyasa: 5:30 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Carin Duteau for indoor group vinyasa yoga classes. Bring a yoga mat and water. To register, call 978-597-1714.

Click on Clack Moo Story and Craft Time: 6 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy the silly stories “Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type” and “Click, Clack, Peep” by Doreen Cronin. Next, children will color a fabric puppet to take home. To register, visit www.leominsterlibrary.org

Rachel’s Book Club: 6:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Read and discuss “Open House” by Elizabeth Berg. To pick up a copy of the book and join this club, call 978-368-8923.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 24 answers: 7 p.m.; Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St. For more information, call 978-537-1541.

Zoom – Boost your financial future: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton. This workshop will provide information on managing credit cards, their hidden costs, and tips for avoiding credit card pitfalls. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org

Virtual – Cozy Mystery Book Club: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Townsend Public Library. The group will discuss “Murder is Binding” and “Marked by Death” by Lorna Barrett. To register, visit www.townsendlibrary.org

Wednesday March 2

Early Learning Center Story Time: 10:00 a.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Enjoy stories with children and teachers at the Lunenburg Early Learning Center. 978-582-4140.

Move and groove story time: 10:00 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Jessie as she moves and navigates her way through your favorite storybooks; from 3 years. To register, 978-597-1714 or visit www.townsendlibrary.org

Story time with Miss Molly: 10:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. All ages will enjoy the songs, finger plays, movement and stories. 978-829-1789.

Book discussion: 2 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Discuss “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder. Copies available at the library. 978-829-1780.

Adult D&D: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. For more information, call 978-597-1714.

Stargazing – Lore of the Night: 6:15 p.m.; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Star jumping techniques will be demonstrated during this family program. To register, visit www.ashburnhamlibrary.org

Zoom – The discovery of a masterpiece: 6:30 p.m.; Organized by the Lunenburg Public Library. Mallory Mortillaro will talk about her work as Curator of the Hartley Dodge Foundation. While cataloging the artworks housed inside the Hartley Dodge Memorial, she discovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s. To register, visit www.lunenburglibrary .org

Zoom – Racial Equity Book Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hosted by Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton. This monthly discussion is about “The Origin of Others” by Toni Morrison. To register, visit www.bigelowlibrary.org

Online – Winter Quarter Naturalist – Winter Botany: 7:30 p.m.; Hosted by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton. Perhaps surprisingly, winter is a great time to study trees and shrubs. Learn to identify winter trees and shrubs and the adaptations of various plant species to overwinter in a dormant state. To register, go to www.massaudubon.org

Thursday March 3

Suncatcher History and Craft Hour: 10:00 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Children aged 3-6 and a carer will celebrate that winter is almost over and spring is almost here; listen to stories about nature, then make two suncatchers out of tissue paper to hang in a sunny window. To register, visit www.leominsterlibrary.org

Storytime with Miss Maren: 10:30 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more; newborn age-5. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Story Time – Lions: 11am; Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Join Miss Tiffany for stories, nursery rhymes and a fun craft; newborn age-5. www.ashburnhamlibrary.org

Knitting: 1 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Welcome everyone. 978-345-5968.

Paper bag princess party celebration: 4:00 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Share stories, decorate crowns and make princess and dragon puppets. To register, call 978-582-4140.

LEGO Club: 4:00 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Bring your imagination, bricks provided. 978-829-1789.

Basics of Online Bird Watching – A Story: 7 p.m.; Hosted by Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton. Learn the ins and outs of birding from the experts in this introductory program. www.massaudubon.org

Friday March 4

Story time and crafts: 10:00 a.m.; Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road. Join Miss Jessie as she reads Dr. Seuss’ “My Many Colored Days”; then create an igloo painting; 2-6 years old. To register, call 978-597-1714 or visit www.townsendlibrary.org

ABC Story Time: 10:30 a.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. ABC stands for Alphabet, Books and Crafts; for 3-6 year olds. www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Saturday March 5

TheraPAWS: 10:30 a.m.-noon; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Children are encouraged to read to a therapy pet. 978-829-1789.

Gardening workshop – Pollinator garden: 11am; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Pollinators are the life blood of good production. Discover ways to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more. Hosted by Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. To register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.org

Music and movement with Firelight Kids: 11am; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster. Sing, play instruments and dance along a musical journey; 6 months-5 years. To register, call 978-368-8928, ext. 5.

Smart Log Club: 11am; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Work on your journal and think about the different types of pages to do. Logs, supplies and examples provided. 978-582-4140.

DIY bath products with Shannon and Betsy from Casual Study: 2:30 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Get hands-on by making your own bath products and find out why they’re inexpensive and easy to make. Everyone will leave with their sugar scrub, bath bomb, lip scrub and recipes to make more at home; 9-13 years old. To register, visit www.leominsterlibrary.org

Bowlarama DRAMA: 7 p.m.; Putnam Street Lanes, 14 Putnam St., Fitchburg. Cost is $20 and covers shoe rental and three ropes. Proceeds to benefit Lucy’s Barn. Tickets available at Putnam Street Lanes; Debonis and Davin, 900 Main St., Fitchburg and by emailing [email protected]

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