The Winchendon Courier
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Week of May 25 to June 1, 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 May 29-June 2, 2023:

Monday, 5/29: HOLIDAY - Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday 5/30: Lemon pasta with chicken, broccoli, whole wheat roll, parfait or fruit cup.
Wednesday 5/31: Hamburger on hamburger bun, whipped potatoes, Capri vegetable blend, diet dessert.
Thursday 6/1: (not available by press time).
Friday 6/2: (not available by press time).

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 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

Winchendon's Got Talent!

But you knew that! Are you interested in showcasing your talent at the Saturday, August 5 Community Day at Winchendon Community Park? Get 3 to 5 minutes on the brand new Performing Arts Amphitheater Stage to strut your stuff! Event is free to enter and starts at 1:00 p.m. To sign up, email us at Tnewton@winchendon-ma.gov or sign up at the Recreation Office, in Winchendon Town Hall, 109 Front St., or Beals Memorial Library, at 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. At Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Department.

Winchendon COA Hosts Local Singer Dan Kirouac

Regional entertainer Dan Kirouac will bring a one-hour piano and vocal concert to the Old Murdock Senior Center on Wednesday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m.This will feature radio-friendly pop, rock, and easy-listening songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Senior Center is located at 52 Murdock Ave in Winchendon. The performance is open to members of the Winchendon senior community and others as space and interest allow. Inquiries at (978) 297-3155.

The program is supported by a grant from the Winchendon Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Dan Kirouac is a Massachusetts-based musician and singer. More about him can be found at www.facebook.com/DanKirouacMusic.

Winchendon Food Truck Festival Friday, June 23

WooTrucks will co-sponsor the Winchendon Food Truck Festival on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the G.A.R. Park at Grove Street and Murdock Avenue, Winchendon. Admission is free to all.

The Winchendon Food Truck Festival is a community oriented, summer kick-off celebration. Easily accessible just off Rt.12 or Rt. 202, this festival includes a multitude of your favorite food trucks, live musical performances from four bands in a "Battle of the Bands" format, a Beer Garden pouring local craft favorites from Bull Spit Brewing as well as, dozens of area artists and makers tables displaying their wares in a beautifully scenic, historic park setting.

WooTrucks is a food truck commissary, commercial kitchen, and base of operations for food trucks, caterers, bakers, and food entrepreneurs located at 67 Main Street, Boylston MA. Our fully permitted and approved facility to prepare food was established to foster a transparent, self-policing community of food trucks and food entrepreneurs practicing only the highest standards of customer service while maintaining strict adherence to health, sanitation and food codes. WooTrucks operates food truck festivals throughout the region and supplies food trucks to corporate clients, private businesses, breweries, academic institutions, city and town governments. Conact them at events@wootrucks.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

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.

Outdoor Yoga with Stephanie at the Winchendon Community Park

Yoga hosted by Stephanie from Simply Grounded Yoga and Pilates at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Dr., Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. from May 2 through June 6. Rain dates will be the following Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Single class tickets are $20. Buy a pass for all 6 classes ($100) and get the 1st class FREE! Also receive a free water bottle and entry to win a new yoga mat and tank with a pass for all 6 classes! Classes will be held in the soccer field for this session.

Please contact Tnewton@winchendon-ma.gov if you have any questions.

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-wcp-tickets-620775414977

The Winchendon Skillshare Program Presents Citizen Science!

The Winchendon SkillShare Program is happy to announce the start of our Citizen Scientist Skillshare Program! The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) monitors the influence of climate on the phenology of plants, animals and landscapes and are looking for volunteers to join our Citizen Science Program called Nature's Notebook and help us collect information on plant and animal species in the Winchendon area. Your data, and data from scientists will help to develop tools to support a wide range of decisions made routinely by citizens, managers, scientists, and others, including decisions related to allergies, wildfires, water, and conservation. No prior experience or long-term commitment required! We welcome amateur naturalists and botanists as well as seasoned professionals. Learn more about phenology and help us record data for scientific research.

Saturdays 9:30-10:3-0 a.m. at the Sunshine Café, Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. Register here: https://forms.gle/aiwtm5VhBvoiZwJn6

H.O.P.E. Offers Summer Programs for Kids 5-13

House of Peace and Education (H.O.P.E.) in Gardner is offering two two-week-long sessions and one three-week-long session free of charge for kids aged 5 through 13 this summer. Sessions will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program includes sports and games, interactive learning, meals and snacks, and more.

The sessions are:

July 3-14 (Gardner transportation offered)
July 17-28 (Gardner transportation offered)
July 31-August 18 (Winchendon transportation offered)

Sessions will be held at 29 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA.

To register, contact Laura Spooner, LSpooner@hopegardner.org

Clyde's Corner

It's Happening Around the Winch!

SATURDAY MAY 27

Kosmic Kelly: "Amazing Insects" 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for some hands-on science! Each family will receive a free book, while supplies last. Sponsored by the Winchendon CFCE. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon. Call the library for more info, 978-297-0300.

DIY Candle Making 12:00-1:00 p.m. Free of charge and open to all ages. A Winchendon Skillshare Program. At the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. Register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQQ58wAy-yzVK77GckZ-88oqGdUdL5--dVsYneJrjm5weGfA/viewform

THURSDAY JUNE 1

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

FRIDAY JUNE 2

Office Hour With State Senator Jo Comerford 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Come meet with Winchendon's State Senator, ask questions, share your comments! Open to all, walk-ins welcome. For more info see https://senatorjocomerford.org/spring-2023-office-hours/. At Beals Memorial Library, Trustees' Room, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon.

SUNDAY JUNE 4

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

THURSDAY JUNE 8

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 is tamale pie. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

SATURDAY JUNE 10

Performing Amphitheater 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, with food and entertainment.
3:00 ribbon cutting and speakers
3:15 The Dance Center
3:30 Bodega Dog
4:00 School theatre performance
4:25 Eddie Raymond - magician
5:00 Faceless Hobos
5:30 Kilroy
6:45 The Darren Bessette Band
8:00 Whiskey Johnson
9:00 Fireworks!
For more information, call 978-297-5410 or email Tnewton@townofwinchendon.com. Sponsored in part by the Winchendon, Templeton and Gardner Cultural Councils. At the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Drive off Maple St.

SUNDAY JUNE 11

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 on 6/11 from 11-4. Enjoy a delicious meal on our farm grounds and visit with the cows! Bring your picnic blankets! At Smith's Country Cheese, 20 Otter River Rd, Winchendon.

Pride Kickball Game 12:00-2:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community! All ages and identities! Snacks and refreshments will be provided! Rainbow attire is encouraged! Questions? Reach out to Molly [mollyjvelasco@gmail.com] and Camille [hartcamille5@gmail.com]. At Clark Memorial YMCA baseball diamond, 155 Central St., Winchendon.

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

THURSDAY JUNE 15

Colorful Cow at Smith's Country Cheese 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us at Smith's Country Cheese for a family friendly painting night! Dress for a mess and some fun on the farm as we paint adorable cows. Complimentary cheese and charcuterie served, beer and wine available for purchase. See you there! Event run by The Painted Goat, $35 per person. Buy tickets at the-painted-goat.ticketleap.com/colorful-cow--smiths-country-cheese/ At Smith's Country Cheese, 20 Otter River Rd, Winchendon.

FRIDAY JUNE 16

Strawberry Festival BBQ 5:00-8:00 p.m. Benefiting Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Music by DJ Mark Desmarais, booths and games. Tickets $20 in advance required, may be purchased in advance or at the rectory, 978-297-0280. At IHM, 52 Spruce St., Winchendon.

SATURDAY JUNE 17

Summer Solstice Fair All day! Road race, parade, vendors, entertainment, food. On Central Street. Organized by Clark Memorial YMCA.

Strawberry Festival 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Benefiting Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Country Auction under the tent at 5:30 p.m., booths, food & games open at 9:00 a.m. Music by the "Night Fishers", our own George Janicello & Paul Sesia, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At IHM, 52 Spruce St., Winchendon.

Summer Lawn Fair 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Vendors, crafts, concessions, freecycle table...something for everyone! At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street. For more info or to rent a vendor space visit https://uucw.ncmuuc.org/

SUNDAY JUNE 18

Strawberry Festival 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Benefiting Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Breakfast served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., booths, food & games open at 9:00 a.m. Drawing prizes at noon. At IHM, 52 Spruce St., Winchendon.

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

WEDNESDAY JUNE 21

Dan Kirouac 11:00 a.m. Radio-friendly pop, rock, and easy-listening songs of the 1960s and 1970s. At Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

THURSDAY JUNE 22

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Encanto, sponsored by Fidelity Bank. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

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), Kuusi Palaa (6:30), and Sheep Dip (7:30pm). At GAR Park, Murdock Ave. & Grove St., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SUNDAY JUNE 25

American Legion Riders Chapter 193 Spring Breakout 11:00 a.m. Corn hole, slow ride, other games, 50/50 and basket raffles, burgers, hot dogs, sausage, salads. At the Winchendon American Legion Post 193 Pavillion, 295 School St. 978-297-0754.

THURSDAY JUNE 29

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Top Gun: Maverick, sponsored by Tenney Remodeling. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

AND COMING UP...

SATURDAY JULY 1

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. 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.

THURSDAY JULY 6

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

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Sing 2, sponsored by Winchendon Furniture. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

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.

THURSDAY JULY 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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, sponsored by By Light Unseen Media. 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.

SUNDAY JULY 16

Bonnie Page Medium 2:00 p.m. Bonnie Page, Medium, live, at the Winchendon Community Park! Join Bonnie as she brings messages from heaven down to earth. $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bonnie-page-at-the-winchendon-community-park-tickets-628679496297 Rain date: July 30, 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Winchendon Parks & Recreation. 86 Ingleside Dr., Winchendon.

THURSDAY JULY 20

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

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Space Jam, sponsored by Fidelity Bank. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

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.

SUNDAY JULY 23

Car Show 12:00-4:00 p.m. Car show, food trucks, Wachusett Brewery Truck, live music by Darren Bessette, 50/50 raffles and more! To benefit Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue. We are your local all volunteer, non-profit animal rescue! All years welcome - antique, custom, bobbers, gassers, dragsters, special interest cars, bikes trucks and muscle cars straight out of the factory!. Please enter and exit respectfully - No burnouts please:) $15 per car reserved in advance, $20 at the gate.

THURSDAY JULY 27

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

Movie Night at the Park Dusk. Family movie, Back to the Future, sponsored by Winchendon Furniture. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd.

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. Music and performances from "Winchendon's Got Talent" contestants! Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. August's theme is "Lazy Hazy Dayz of Summer." Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

Mass State Chili Cook-off Time TBA. At Bull Spit Brewery, 4 Summer Dr., Winchendon. Sponsored by the Kiwanis of Winchendon.

THURSDAY AUGUST 10

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

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, 86 Ingleside Rd, Winchendon. Music sponsored by LaPointe Law Offices.

FRIDAY AUGUST 18

Winchendon Music Festival Time TBA. Andrew Arceci and Winchendon Music Festival artists. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY AUGUST 19

Opening Season at the Amphitheater - Comedy Night 7:00 p.m. Stephanie Peters, Jodi Sloane and Jason Merrill. 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.

THURSDAY AUGUST 24

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

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.

SUNDAY AUGUST 27

Winchendon Music Festival Time TBA. The Worcester Jazz Orchestra. At the Winchendon Community Park Performing Arts Amphitheater, 86 Ingleside Rd. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

THURSDAY AUGUST 31

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. Music by Teen DJ Kaela Rielly. 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.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

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.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28

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 TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

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! Pie Baking and Pie Eating Contests in the Clark parking lot, 10:00 a.m. On Central Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14

Haunted Park Community Day Times TBD. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. Music by Plead The 5th. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4

Fall Community Day Time TBA. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. Theme TBA. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2

Festival of Lights All day. Free and open to all, at the Winchendon Community Park, 86 Ingleside Rd. Theme TBA. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Commission.

ONGOING

MONDAYS

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

PPAL Family Networking and Social Group 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Are you looking for parent to parent support? Do you need help finding resources to support your child or have questions about services? If you answer "yes," you should definitely attend! This group meets both in person and via Zoom. At the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. AND Zoom link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85808687434. Funded by the MA Department of Mental Health. For more info contact ParentSupportGroup@PPAL.net. www.PPAL.net, www.facebook.com/PPAL. (No meeting the 5th Tuesday of the month.)

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.

Girls' Circle Afterschool Program 3:00-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Winchendon Skillshare program. At the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. Sign up with this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfas8x0CbK3N-CwCXVK_T49TVuT1OyE408XfMVQAbrVwKEYVQ/viewform

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.

Porch Nights at the WHCC 5:30 p.m. Starting May 18: Come join us for our summer favorite - Thursdays on the porch! Bring some wine, cheese, or snack and beverage of your choice and enjoy the beautiful mansion! Tour our buildings at your leisure and go back in time at this beautiful property! At the Winchendon History and Cultural Center, 151 Front St.

Winchendon Farmers' Market 4:00-7:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans' Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

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.

Winchendon Citizen Science 9:30-10:30 a.m. Become a trained Citizen Scientist and help to collect information on plant and animal species in the Winchendon area. Your data will help develop tools to support a wide range of decisions related to allergies, wildfires, water and conservation. At the Sunshine Café, Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. Register here: https://forms.gle/aiwtm5VhBvoiZwJn6

Winchendon Farmers' Market 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

Town Committee Monthly Meetings by Week

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings available on the Town website at Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings, as well as on the pages for each Board or Committee.

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

Recordings of town meetings may be viewed on the Town Hall YouTube page, under the "Videos" tab. Most meeting videos are posted within a day or two of the meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/@winchendontownhall1022/videos

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Employment


Resident Services Coordinator

Part time, 24 hours per week, $20/hour

The primary function of the Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) is to effectively assist in maintaining resident tenancy through a variety of programs enabling them to age in place.

Major responsibilities:
Welcome new residents, establish contact with existing residents and explain the resident services program and its offerings.
Assist residents who desire access to benefits and services and inform residents and provide support in accessing services successfully.
Develop relationships with local non-profit agencies, social service agencies/providers, residents and community.
Host monthly activities and educational programming with residents related to health and wellness by locating local providers/vendors to present on a variety of related topics.
Provide limited case management and advocacy for residents when services are not being provided by the general service community.
Plan and execute two social events every year with the property manager.
Work in collaboration with Templeton and Barre Housing Authorities.

Location and Commitments:
Templeton Housing Authority Monday and Wednesday (Friday if Monday is a holiday), 12hr/week.
Barre Housing Authority Tuesday and Thursday, 12 hr/week.
Keep a record of resident engagement and assistance provided.
Provide a brief report for the board of directors in Barre and Templeton each month.
Report to and work under the direction of Shaina Cunningham, Winchendon CAC Program Manager.
Required to complete certification by Massachusetts Association Resident Service Coordinators (MARSCH) within the first two years of employment.

Candidate Requirements:
Have a valid driver's license.
Excellent follow through and punctuality.
Have caseworker and advocacy experience.
Have experience working with people and a willingness to learn.

Interested?
To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume with three professional references to Shaina Cunningham at shaina@winchendon-cac.org.
Have questions about the position? Please contact Shaina Cunningham at shaina@winchendon-cac.org, or 978-297-1667.
This search will remain open until June 1st or until the position has been filled