The Winchendon Courier
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Week of March 16 to March 23, 2023

Lunch is served at the Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon, at 11:30 a.m.
Call 978-297-3155 before noon the preceding day to RSVP. Suggested donation of $3 to help cover costs.

Menu for week of March 20-March 24, 2023:

Monday, 3/20: Chicken breast Alfredo, penne pasta, broccoli, multigrain bread, diced peaches.
Tuesday 3/21: Turkey breast with gravy, whipped potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, pears.
Wednesday 3/22: Pork loin, sliced apples, spiced yams, maple waffle grahams.
Thursday 3/23: Steak fajita in flour tortilla, spanish rice, black beans, diced peaches.
Friday 3/24: Broccoli mushroom frittata, oven-roasted potatoes, ratatouille, muffin, blueberry yogurt, orange juice.

The Winchendon Senior Center vans are available to Winchendon residents 55 years old and older, for local transportation to shopping, social events, medical appointments, and similar activities, with priority given to medical appointments. The van is available for longer distance medical runs to Worcester and surrounding towns. Please call the Senior Center at least 24 hours in advance to reserve the van.

The Senior Center is open Monday Ė Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm, and Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

March 2023 Senior Center Newsletter (PDF)

Some other on-going activities are:

  • Card games after lunch in the dining room
  • Bingo on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
  • SHINE representatives available to answer health insurance questions, Mondays 9:00-12:00 or Tuesdays 10:00-1:00.
  • Pickleball, Wii games, billiards, jigsaw puzzles and other activities
  • Fitness room with workout equipment
  • Assistance with applications for fuel/heating assistance, SNAP, and other resources
  • Food pantry and clothes closet

HEAL Winchendon Offering Financial Coaching Workshops

HEAL Winchendon, in conjunction with the Winchendon CAC, is offering a free financial coaching program to any residents who are interested. The program runs for eight weeks with a flexible schedule and is available in both English and Spanish. Coaching will be scheduled at the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. To enroll, fill out the form at HEAL Financial Coaching Sign-Up (Google form) or call 978-621-4524.

"Rainbow Lunch" for LGBTQI Seniors in Ashburnham

For LGBTQI Seniors (50+), their friends & families. 12:00-2:00 p.m., Second Saturday every month. Upcoming dates: January 14, February 11 and March 11. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options available on request. At The Community Church, 84 Main St., Ashburnham (Come in the doors on Main Street). Donations graciously accepted but not required. Reserve Your Seat! To share dietary needs or to volunteer email: pastorashburnhamcc@gmail.com or leave a message at 978-827-5553. www.facebook.com/AshburnhamCommunityChurch

Tickets On Sale for "Newsies Jr." at Theatre at the Mount

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies, Jr. tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New Your City soon recognizes the power of "the little man." Seize the day!

PERFORMANCES:
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m.

To book a school group, contact https://box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

Buy tickets at https://mwcc.universitytickets.com/

Winchendon Skillshare

Do you have a skill?
Would You Be Willing to Teach Your Skills to Youth?
Sign up to Lead a Skillshare!

Winchendon Skillshare is a multi-generational program for local residents, parents, teachers, businesses and organizations to share their skills and knowledge with youth in town. Thanks to the Winchendon Cultural Council, we now have funding to compensate Skillshare teachers for your time. For more information, contact 978-297-1667, winchendon-cac.org

To sign up to teach, go to this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxNOiXWVQK1o30kiKaYYLlx24AAL6YEvdMZQQoIW88WDAX0g/viewform

Youth Changemakers Forming Winchendon Youth Council

Calling all TEENS IN WINCHENDON!!

What do you think about living in Winchendon? Do you wish there were more fun, teen-specific activities for us? Do you think there should be more youth voices involved throughout the town?

The Youth Changemakers of HEAL Winchendon are working towards creating a youth council to ensure our ideas and voices are heard by the town! To do this, we need your help in letting us know what issues are important to you and your perspective on being a youth in Winchendon!

Fill out this super quick survey to tell us what you want to see in town and what is most important to you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6nahuACh0D2hItjkQewpU6aevHP1yjs8Gi1ztR4l3pW6ZXQ/viewform

Auditions for Ruthless: The Musical at Theatre at the Mount

Theatre at the Mount, Gardner, Massachusetts announces auditions for its June production of Ruthless, the Musical. Director Lorien Corbelletti and Music Director Dave Twiss are looking for a cast of 5 principal adults and one child.

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical, including murdering the leading lady! A hilarious romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood and unbridled ambition, this campy cult favorite may just be "the stage mother of all musicals!"

Auditions are Monday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. sharp in room A110 at Mount Wachusett Community College. Proof of vaccination is required to audition. All auditions are by appointment only.

To schedule an audition appointment, call 978 630-9388 or email your request to box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

Please prepare a short vocal selection in the style of the show that shows your abilities and range (bring sheet music if selection is not from the show). An accompanist will be provided. Expect cold-readings from the script.

Tap audition for the role of Tina Denmark only (please bring tap shoes)

Performances of Ruthless are June 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30 p.m.; June 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or visit the Theatre at the Mount web site at https://mwcc.edu/campus-life/tam/

Clyde's Corner

It's Happening Around the Winch!

FRIDAY MARCH 17

Crochet & Knitting Circle 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Come learn how to crochet or knit! Beginners to experts are welcome. Patterns and basic instruction (if needed) will be provided. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St, Winchendon.

Killer Pool Tournament 7:00 p.m. $3 per person to play. Killer pool is an easy and fun pool game. Itís also known as baseball. You donít need to know any rules to speak of. When itís your turn: you shoot at any ball on the table trying to make any ball except the cue in any pocket. If you pocket a ball, you live. If you miss, itís a strike. Three strikes and youíre out. Itís a survivor game pure and simple. At the Snowbound Club, 130 Baldwinville Rd., Winchendon, MA.

SUNDAY MARCH 19

Say Cheese Food Truck at Smith's 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Our favorite gourmet grilled cheese truck will be cooking up their famous sandwiches at our farm. Enjoy a delicious meal on our farm grounds and visit with the cows!

WEDNESDAY MARCH 22

CFCE Infant-Toddler and Preschool Playgroups 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Memorial School, 32 Elmwood Rd., Winchendon. To enroll, or for more information, email Kristin Moran at kmoran@winchendonk12.org or call 978-297-3436 extension 4150.

THURSDAY MARCH 23

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu will be Irish Dinner. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

FRIDAY MARCH 24

Morton E. Converse Tournament of Plays time TBA. At Murdock Middle High School Auditorium, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon.

SATURDAY MARCH 25

Flower Arranging Class 2:00-4:00 p.m. Join us for a flower arranging class with To Each His Own Design. Tickets are $25 dollars per person BUT the 1st 5 tickets to use code SPRINGFLOWERS will get $5 off!! To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-flower-arranging-tickets-519189629157 . At the Winchendon Town Hall Second Floor Auditorium, 109 Front St.

Morton E. Converse Tournament of Plays time TBA. At Murdock Middle High School Auditorium, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 29

Reader's Choice Book Club 6:00 p.m. A non-traditional book club for teens and adults! Readerís Choice is the book club with a monthly theme instead of a monthly book. Read any book you want that fits the theme and share your selection with the group! Last Wednesday of every month, at Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. Book theme for March: "Multigenerational narratives."

THURSDAY MARCH 30

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu will be Easter Dinner. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

On The Same Page Book Club 6:30-7:30 p.m. This month's book is They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraquib. "In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among othersóalong with original, previously unreleased essaysóAbdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times." Copies available at Beals Memorial Library (50 Pleasant St., Winchendon). At the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

FRIDAY MARCH 31

Crochet & Knitting Circle 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Come learn how to crochet or knit! Beginners to experts are welcome. Patterns and basic instruction (if needed) will be provided. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St, Winchendon.

Killer Pool Tournament 7:00 p.m. $3 per person to play. Killer pool is an easy and fun pool game. Itís also known as baseball. You donít need to know any rules to speak of. When itís your turn: you shoot at any ball on the table trying to make any ball except the cue in any pocket. If you pocket a ball, you live. If you miss, itís a strike. Three strikes and youíre out. Itís a survivor game pure and simple. At the Snowbound Club, 130 Baldwinville Rd., Winchendon, MA.

SATURDAY APRIL 1

Book Brunch at Riverwalk Cafe 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Join us for breakfast and conversation about Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka, the 2023 Town Wide Read selection. Coffee and tea will be provided by CHNA9. Participants are responsible for their own food. Copies of the book are available at Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. For more information, visit bealsmemoriallibrary.org/townwideread or call 978-297-0300. At Riverwalk Cafe, 302 Spring St., Winchendon.

Town Wide Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 a.m. Join us for the annual Town Easter Egg Hunt. Games, prizes and visits with the Easter Bunny! Don't miss it. This year more eggs than ever! There will be a rain date of April 2nd. Ages 0-10 are welcome to participate. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Department. Candy donated by Fidelity Bank. At G.A.R. Park, Grove Street and Murdock Avenue, Winchendon.

THURSDAY APRIL 6

Beals Book Club 3:00-4:00 p.m. Contact the library for this month's title. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon.

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 5:45 p.m. for takeout meals. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is macaroni tuna, salad and dessert. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

Holy Week Events

SUNDAY APRIL 2

Palm Sunday Parade of Palms 10:00 a.m. Come and receive your palms, as we learn about Jesus journey into Jerusalem! There may even be a visit from a real live donkey! At United Parish, 39 Front St., Winchendon.

FRIDAY APRIL 7

Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. Our music director, Marcia Desilets has been working tirelessly with Choir Members for our annual Easter Holy Week Performances. These emotional and spiritually filling songs will lead us on the path of Christís final days here on earth. Please join us for this solemn service as it helps us to understand the beauty of His Resurrection on Easter Sunday! At United Parish, 39 Front St., Winchendon.

SUNDAY APRIL 9

Sunrise Easter Service 6:00 a.m. Worship with Jesus' followers as they discovered the empty tomb during the dawn of Easter Morning. The Rooster has been known to cock-a-doodle-doo during the service to alert everyone that the dawn is breaking! United Parish, held at Old Centre Church, top of High Street, Winchendon.

SUNDAY APRIL 9

Easter Service 10:00 a.m. Please join us to hear the United Parish Choir and few soloists sing Easter Songs and listen to Pastor Calís message of Jesusí Resurrection! We hope you leave with the feeling of Gods Love in your heart. Following service we will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn of the church! At United Parish, 39 Front St., Winchendon.

THURSDAY APRIL 13

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu will be Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew). Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

FRIDAY APRIL 14

Crochet & Knitting Circle 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Come learn how to crochet or knit! Beginners to experts are welcome. Patterns and basic instruction (if needed) will be provided. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St, Winchendon.

SATURDAY APRIL 15

Social Issue Panel Discussion - Substance Abuse 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Part of the One Book, One Community Town-Wide Read. Panelists Shawn Hayden from GAMMHA Inc., Winchendon Police Chief Dan Wolski, and Amy Simmers-Swanson. The purpose of the Social Issues Community Discussions is to shine a light on the difficult topics, and to give voice to the many residents who have not typically been heard, including youth, and those who are experiencing, or have experienced, the trauma of these problems. Pre-registration required for translation services or child care. Light refreshments funded by The Health Equity Partnership of North Central Massachusetts. At the Bud Fletcher Community Room, Clark Memorial YMCA, 5 Summer Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

Wilderness Survival Class 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Hosted by Earthworks Programs. Join us for a fun filled learning experience. $50 per adult, $25 per child. Tickets on sale through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/590381054627/preview/ At Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd, Winchendon.

Darren Bessette 8:00-11:00 p.m. You askedÖ we listenedÖ. He is back!! You donít want to miss this amazing country musician! No cover. At the Snowbound Club, 130 Baldwinville Rd., Winchendon, MA.

SUNDAY APRIL 16

Pipes and Platter - Organ Concert and Dinner 4:00 p.m. Organ Concert featuring guest artist George Bozeman performing Chorales of J.S. Bach. Free admission. 5:15 p.m. Four-Course Dinner featuring garlic-sauteed chicken breast in Dijon cream sauce over fluffed rice. Dinner tickets $15 per person ($8 age 10 and under). To pre-order dinner tickets and see more info visit https://uucw.ncmuuc.org. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19

Animal Adventures 2:00 p.m. Meet the animals, and hear interesting stories about them. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all. Funded in part by the Winchendon Cultural Council and the Friends of the Beals Memorial Library. At the Clark Memorial YMCA Field House, 155 Central St., Winchendon.

THURSDAY APRIL 20

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 5:45 p.m. for takeout meals. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is Shepherd's Pie. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26

Reader's Choice Book Club 6:00 p.m. A non-traditional book club for teens and adults! Readerís Choice is the book club with a monthly theme instead of a monthly book. Read any book you want that fits the theme and share your selection with the group! Last Wednesday of every month, at Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. Book theme for April: "Neurodivergence."

FRIDAY APRIL 28

Crochet & Knitting Circle 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Come learn how to crochet or knit! Beginners to experts are welcome. Patterns and basic instruction (if needed) will be provided. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St, Winchendon.

One Book, One Community Author Signing 6:00 p.m. Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the One Book, One Community Town-Wide Read selection Hey, Kiddo, will hold an author Meet & Greet and book signing at Murdock High School Cafeteria. Registration required. Sponsored by Beals Memorial Library. At Murdock Middle High School, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon. www.bealslibrary.org/townwideread

One Book, One Community Author Talk 7:00 p.m. Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the One Book, One Community Town-Wide Read selection Hey, Kiddo, will give a free public talk at the Murdock High School Auditorium as the culminating event of the Town-Wide Read. Sponsored by Beals Memorial Library. At Murdock Middle High School, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon. (Watch Jarrett's TED Talk on YouTube) www.bealslibrary.org/townwideread

SATURDAY APRIL 29

Spring Fling Vendor Fair 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Memorial & Toy Town PTO. To reserve a vendor space, or for more information, contact memorialschoolpto22@gmail.com before April 14. At Memorial Elementary School Gym, 32 Elmwood Rd., Winchendon.

AND COMING UP...

MONDAY, MAY 1

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Old Murdock Senior Center, second floor, 52 Murdock Ave, Winchendon.

THURSDAY MAY 4

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 5:45 p.m. for takeout meals. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is taco salad and all the fixings. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY MAY 6

Town Wide Earth Day Clean-up 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Organized by the Board of Health. Dumpster will be available. Pitch in and clean up your neighborhood, or join a team!

SATURDAY MAY 13

Taste of Winchendon 12:00-4:00 p.m. Taste of Winchendon is centered around celebrating Winchendon's melting pot of cultures and traditions. Experience a variety of cuisines, crafts, activities, live music, and all of the other delights our community has to offer! Taste of Winchendon is an entirely free event for the public thanks to the Winchendon Cultural Council, the Winchendon CAC, Growing Places, CHNA9, and Beals Memorial Library. Beals Memorial Library lawn, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon.

MONDAY, MAY 15

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 7:00 p.m. At the Murdock Middle High School Auditorium, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon.

THURSDAY MAY 18

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 5:45 p.m. for takeout meals. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is pork and mashed potatoes. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

WEDNESDAY MAY 24

Murdock Pops Concert time TBA. Murdock Middle High School choirs and bands spring performance. At Murdock Middle High School auditorium, 3 Memorial Dr., Winchendon.

SUNDAY JUNE 4

Winchendon Winds Concert Band 2:00 p.m. "Win Winds" opens its 2023 season with the first of four concerts. Refreshments sold on the lawn before and during concert. Free admission. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

SATURDAY JUNE 10

Grand Opening 3:00-9:00 p.m. The Robinson Broadhurst Foundation Performing Arts Amphitheater will hold a Grand Opening Celebration at the Winchendon Community Park. Live music performed by Cashwood, Kilroy, Faceless Hobos, Bodega Dog, Eddie Raymond, The Shriners and more. Food, drinks, activities, fireworks. free parking. For more information, call 978-297-5410 or email Tnewton@townofwinchendon.com. www.facebook.com/Winchendoncommunitypark, www.winchendoncommunitypark.org/, www.townofwinchendon.com/recreation-commission. At the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Drive off Maple St.

SUNDAY JUNE 11

Winchendon Winds Concert Band 2:00 p.m. "Win Winds" continues its 2023 season with the second of four concerts. Refreshments sold on the lawn before and during concert. Free admission. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

SUNDAY JUNE 18

Winchendon Winds Concert Band 2:00 p.m. "Win Winds" continues its 2023 season with the third of four concerts. Refreshments sold on the lawn before and during concert. Free admission. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

FRIDAY JUNE 23

Second Annual Food Truck Festival 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Food trucks galore, Battle of the Bands and plenty of drinks. Be there or be square. Battling Bands line-up: Hit the Bus Band (4:30), The Mighty Suicide Squirrels (5:30), Ruthless Poe (6:30), and Sheep Dip (7:30pm). At GAR Park, Murdock Ave. & Grove St., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY JULY 1

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. July's theme is "All American BBQ." Featured performer Winchendon Winds Concert Band in their final concert of the 2023 season. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

FRIDAY JULY 7

2023 Summer Concert Series 6:00 p.m. Performers: The BIG RanDom. At the G.A.R. Park, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY JULY 8

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Whiskey Crossing 7:00 p.m. Country music. Tickets $25, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

FRIDAY JULY 14

2023 Summer Concert Series 6:00 p.m. Performers: Mr. Strickland. At the G.A.R. Park, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

FRIDAY JULY 21

2023 Summer Concert Series 6:00 p.m. Performers: Ron Morey. At the G.A.R. Park, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

FRIDAY JULY 28

2023 Summer Concert Series 6:00 p.m. Performers: The Faceless Hobos. At the G.A.R. Park, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY JULY 29

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - 4EverFab 7:00 p.m. Beatles Tribute Band. Tickets $20, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

FRIDAY AUGUST 4

2023 Summer Concert Series 6:00 p.m. Performers: Perfect Alibi. At the G.A.R. Park, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY AUGUST 5

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. August's theme is "Lazy Hazy Dayz of Summer." Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY AUGUST 12

Winchenstock 2023 12:00-9:00 p.m. A benefit concert for the Winchendon Community Action Center, "Love 'n Local." Featuring local rockers including the BIG RanDom, Mid Life Crisis and TWO for the ROAD. Food trucks, vendors. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Center, 88 Ingleside Rd, Winchendon. Nusic sponsored by LaPointe Law Offices.

SATURDAY AUGUST 19

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - John Pizzi Comedy Show 7:00 p.m. Comedy. Tickets $15, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY AUGUST 26

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Scott Brown and the Diplomats 7:00 p.m. Rock Band. Tickets $20, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. September's theme is "Back to School Blowout." with a Nerf gun war! Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Reminicients 7:00 p.m. Oldies. Tickets $20, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Flock of A**holes 7:00 p.m. 80s Rock n' Roll. Tickets $20, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Whiskey Johnson 7:00 p.m. Rock n' Roll. Tickets $10, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - The Green Sisters 7:00 p.m. Folk. Tickets $10, or season ticket for $120, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/collections/1811039/events. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7

Winchendon Fall Fest 2023 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Join us for the 7th annual Winchendon Fall Fest! On Central Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14

Picnic in the Park 3:00 p.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. October's theme is "The Haunted Park." Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4

Picnic in the Park Time TBA. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. Theme TBA. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2

Picnic in the Park Time TBA. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Dr. Theme TBA. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

ONGOING

MONDAYS

Women Supporting Women Group 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free, please sign up on the Google form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepUY_0Oc2NUKZ1_h3CJoUT_mjDlc9eyvDk2CfjE_sjE7LoLQ/viewform. Come share with other women, learn more about yourself, and problem solve as needed. Facilitated by Alison Lansing, a retired Marriage and Family therapist with over 20 years of experience with all ages. Upstairs at the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

Friends Book Sale The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been suspended until the library's infrastructure project is complete. The space is being repurposed for the provision of basic library services while building upgrades are undertaken. The Book Sale will return when the project is complete. Unfortunately, donations cannot be accepted at this time. As always, the Friends appreciate our generous donors and patrons. They help us to to support a wide array of library programming and activities.

AA Meeting 7:45 p.m. Open meeting, all are welcome. UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

TUESDAYS

Love'n Local Farm Stand 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. Inside the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

WEDNESDAYS

Love'n Local Farm Stand 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. Inside the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

Old Murdock Senior Center 12:30-2:30 p.m. BINGO! $1.00 cover charge. Please bring your own snack and drink. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Meet-Up With the Kiwanis 6:30 p.m. 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS EACH MONTH. All are welcome! Come join in community projects, make new friends, make your community better, have some fun! Younger folks welcome. For more information, call Cailte Kelly, 978-413-9930. Hosted by Kiwanis of Winchendon MA. At the Clark Memorial YMCA Community Room (in new gymnastics building down by the bike path), 155 Central St., Winchendon.

Sunshine Café 3:00-6:00 p.m. Come support youth programs and your community by enjoying fair trade coffee, herb tea, fresh pastries and treats at this 100% youth-run enterprise! Upstairs at the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

THURSDAYS

Love'n Local Farm Stand 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. Inside the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

FRIDAYS

Love'n Local Farm Stand 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. Inside the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

SATURDAYS

Sunshine Café 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Come support youth programs and your community by enjoying fair trade coffee, herb tea, fresh pastries and treats at this 100% youth-run enterprise! Upstairs at the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

Town Committee Monthly Meetings by Week

Most Board and Committee meetings are being held online via Zoom. See each Board or Committee's meeting agenda for details about meeting locations and instructions for joining a Zoom meeting by computer or telephone. Masks are mandatory for all in-person meetings.

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

week MON TUE WED THUR
1st Toy Town Community Partnership
5:00pm
Board of Health
7:00pm
Planning Board
6:00pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
2nd Winchendon Redevelopment Authority
5:00pm
Board of Selectmen
6:30pm
Finance Committee
7:00pm
Agricultural Commission
7:00pm
Conservation Commission
as posted
3rd Planning Board
6:00pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
4th Board of Selectmen
6:30pm

* Time may vary, check current agenda on their webpage.

Calendar of Re-broadcasts of meetings on Local Access Channel 8

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

Town committee meetings are now streamed live on the town website. Go to www.townofwinchendon.com/ and click on the button for "Watch Meetings Live."

To view recordings of past meetings, contact Taylor Tower at 978-297-0085, or email her at ttower@townofwinchendon.com If you wish to keep a copy of the recording, there is a $5 fee per recorded file.

Times, locations, agendas and related documents for meetings are listed on the page for each individual committee on the Town of Winchendon website.

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Employment

Little Anthony's is looking for a full-time chef. Apply in person at Little Anthony's, 678 Spring Street, Winchendon.

The Winchendon School and Sagedining.com on Ash Street is looking for a Server/ prep worker to join our team. hours M-F are 1230pm-8:00pm weekend hours are 8:30 -7:30pm. $16.00 per hour. Off for Christmas. Call 978-297-0911.

Chartwells is hiring part time food service workers for the Winchendon School District. $14.25/hour, Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00, experience preferred. Online applications only. For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.compassgroupcareers.com/USA/job/WINCHENDON-FOOD-SERVICE-WORKER-%28PART-TIME%29-MA-01475/928942700/

Clark Memorial YMCA is hiring Member Service Staff. 15-20 hours per week, afternoon and evening shifts. Fill out an online job application at https://www.theclarkymca.org/about-us/employment-opportunities?fbclid=IwAR2m5tB8xrZiTneeqPocKRfCKs_Cy77BOPwNi68BxYdeGUFyJCigyurzy9c


Winchendon Fire Department

Full Time FF/Paramedic

Job requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent, Massachusetts EMT or Paramedic certification, Firefighter I/II training and 1 year of in-field experience preferred but not required, and a current MA drivers license. Additional job duties & requirements will be reviewed during the interview process. Shift hours run from 7AM-7AM (48 hours per week). Complete schedule will be reviewed at interview.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Chief Thomas Smith, 405 Central St., Winchendon MA 01475 or email TSmith@TownofWinchendon.com.

Salary range and benefits are per WFD Local 4542 contract and varies with experience.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Town of Winchendon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TOWN OF WINCHENDON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN MANAGER
109 Front Street, Dept 1, Winchendon, MA 01475-1758

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Director of Development performs a variety of administrative and technical work. Administers day-to-day and long-range land use and community planning effmis. Implements planning strategies identified in adopted plans. Assists Town boards, commissions, including the Winchendon Redevelopment Authority, as needed and/or directed. Manages and executes projects related to master planning, land use, downtown revitalization, zoning, parking/traffic/transpmiation/economic development, affordable housing, energy, cannabis permitting, and as assigned by the Town Manager. Majority of work is performed under typical conditions. Some outdoor work is required for inspection of various land use developments and construction sites, and involves exposure to all weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, and occasionally to fumes and/or airborne particles. Noise level in the office is usually quiet and in the field usually moderate. Manages staff of three. Serves as direct repmi for Conservation Agent, Planning & Development Coordinator, and Planning Land Use Clerk. Bachelor's degree in land-use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture, or a closely related field, with a Master's degree prefened. Three (3) years, or more, of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year-for-year basis, deemed appropriate by the Town Manager. Stariing pay for this 40 hour/week position ranges from $31.37 to $40.15/Hr. depending on qualifications. Resumes accepted until position is filled with preliminary review of resumes to occur May 19,2022 at 12:00PM. For full job description, please see Winchendon's website www.townofwinchendon.com. Please send your letter of introduction and resume to Town of Winchendon, Attn: Justin Sultzbach, Town Manager, 109 Front Street, Dept. 1, Winchendon, MA 01475 or jsultzbach@townofwinchendon.com. The Town of Winchendon is an EOE/AA employer.