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Conant Library news
STERLING — Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum Passes. The library has a pass to the American Heritage Museum in Hudson. This pass provides half-price admission for up to six visitors. The American Heritage Museum is a military history museum that features one of the world’s largest collections of armored vehicles and tanks. For more information and to reserve a pass, call 978-422-6409.
Storytime. Registration opened Feb. 22 for a six-week session of Storytime beginning the week of March 7. Tuesdays for Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. (18 months-4 years with caregiver). Ends the week of April 11. Registration required; visit sterlinglibrary.org or call 978-422-6409.
Intergenerational Book Club. Let’s read together. This book club for adult-child teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, to discuss A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh. Books will be available for checkout at the library. The club is for grownup/child teams to explore together. Registration required; visit sterlinglibrary.org or call 978-422-6409.
Classics Book Club. This club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, to discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Copies of the book are available at the library. No registration required.
Meditation at the Senior Center. Meditation classes on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, Feb. 28. No registration required. Adults of all ages welcome. For more information, call 978-422-6409.
Wind-Down Yoga. 9-week session of yoga to help wind down your day. Classes will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the 1835 Town Hall in Sterling, ending March 29. Presented by instructor Sharyn Hocurscak, these Hatha yoga classes will help you stretch out your stress and bring relaxing energy for your night. Bring a yoga mat as well as straps and blocks if you have them. For adults 18 and older. Registration required; visit sterlinglibrary.org or call 978-422-6409.
Spring Animal Craft for Adults. Thursday, March 3, at either 1 or 6:30 p.m. Make a set of spring animal ornaments. Choose either session. All supplies provided. Registration required; call 978-422-6409 or visit sterlinglibrary.org to register.
15th annual Boston Bruins Pajama Drive
PRINCETON/STERLING — The Princeton Library and the Conant Public Library have joined the Boston Bruins to participate in the 15th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit Department of Children and Families’ Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons.
Now through March 30, donate brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 2T through adult medium at either the The Princeton Library, 2 Town Hall Drive, or the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, during regular library hours. Please do not give pajamas that include any family or holiday references.
Many of the pajamas donated go to local DCF offices in the area in which they were collected, benefitting local kids and teens.
In past years libraries from across the Commonwealth have collected more than 15,000 new pairs of pajamas. Want to contribute but don’t have time to shop? Donate at https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/pjdrive/.
Paxton Post fish fry
PAXTON — The American Legion Paxton Post 306 will hold a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Legion, 885 Pleasant St. Fish and chips are $12; scallops, $16; combo, $176; chicken nuggets, $6. Indoor dining and takeout available. For tickets, call 508-753-9252.
Iditarod racer Karen Land
PRINCETON/STERLING — Join Iditarod racer Karen Land and her dogs Noggin and Chloe at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Princeton Town Hall Annex, 4 Town Hall Drive, to learn all about Karen’s experience racing in the Iditarod, the annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but has evolved into a highly competitive race. Karen will tell us about her adventures as a musher and display her actual Iditarod dog sled, gear and arctic clothing.
This event is co-hosted by the Princeton Public Library and the Conant Public Library in Sterling. Registration is required; visit sterlinglibrary.org or call 978-422-6409.
Sterling Grange supper
STERLING — The Sterling Grange will be holding a public supper on Saturday, March 19, at the Eight Point Sportsmen’s Club, 147 Beaman Road, at 5:30 p.m. Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, rolls and dessert will be served.
The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Grange Hall Renovation Fund and community service projects. Reservations can be made by calling 508-886-2341 or emailing your name and number of tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton Public Library
PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library, 2 Town Hall Drive, has a number of programs slated.
Storytime every Friday at 11 a.m. with Miss Jessie. Masks are required for all library visitors over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Check out www.princetonpubliclibrary.org for information on upcoming teen programs.
COA art gallery
PAXTON — The Paxton COA is happy to announce an exhibit of photographs by renowned, award-winning Holden photographer Ron Rosenstock. In keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the March exhibit will be based on his trips to Ireland.
The Rosenstock exhibit is is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paxton Senior Center, 19 West St.
STERLING — There will be a regular meeting of the Hiram O. Taylor Post 189 of the American Legion on Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the post hall, 32 School St. Hot dogs and beans at 7 p.m., E-Board meets 6:30 p.m. Sterling Association drawing will be held. All veterans are welcome.
Post 189 will put on a meat raffle at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the Eight Point Sportsmen’s Club, 147 Beaman Road.
Townwide yard sale
PAXTON — Save the date! Punxsutawney Phil said there were only have six more weeks of winter, so it is time to think of spring.
One of the large chores of spring is cleaning out, and there is no better way than holding a yard or garage sale. The Paxton Lions Club will be holding its annual Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21. The Lions Club will also be offering space on the town common. The First Congregational Church will be holding its sale that day as well.
Start getting your salable articles together. For more details, contact Lion Bob Wilby at email@example.com or 508-792-4662.
PAXTON — Paxton Recreation is offering the following programs:
Mondays: Kids music program from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Zumba from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Volleyball from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Yoga from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.For more information, visit https://townofpaxton.net.
Sterling Recreation programs
STERLING — Kids, babies, and children’s programs:
Music & Movement: Infant-age 5 Mondays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at 1835 Old Town Hall. Jan. 6-March 14 and April 4-June 13. Register at www.pakmusic.org.
Adults and teens:
Y.A.H.O.O. Grades 7-12. Learn more at SterlingYahoo.org
Friday Morning Yoga: Fridays, 7-8 p.m. at 1835 Old Town Hall. Session III, March 4-April 29, facility fee $18, drop-in rate $3.
Richards Memorial Library
PAXTON — Friends of the Library book sales are scheduled to resume Friday March 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, and Friday, April 1. Prices will again be reduced, as in the fall.
The Richards Memorial Library will be accepting book donations for the Annual Book Fair between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays only between March 4 and April 29. Due to limited volunteer hours, these are the only times donations will be accepted; do not leave books when the library is not open. Accepted: new or gently used hardback or paperback adult fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs CDs, and video games The library reserves the right to decline donations of outdated books, textbooks, reference books, VHS tapes, and other items not suitable for resale.
Outdoor story and play times. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Join in for healthy outdoor play in the library yard. The group sings songs, goes on scavenger hunts, creates and plays. Research shows that daily outdoor time aids a child’s mind, body and emotions. Programs may be canceled due to rain, snow or low temperatures. Follow on facebook or visit the website for updates. Dress for outside weather conditions. No registration required.
March Madness series of adult events: Mini Succulent Pots. 11 a.m. Friday, March 4. Paint a pot, plant a succulent. Registration required: Call 508-754-0793 or go to http://tinyurl.com/RMLsucculent.
Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Light tech help with WRHS student Nate. Bring your charged device.
Basics of Figure Drawing with Sarah Forde (MFA) – for Adults. 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Review starting techniques for learning gesture, measuring and building form while working from photographic reference and your imagination. No experience needed. All supplies provided. Registration required: Call 508-754-0793 or go to tinyurl.com/RMLdraw.
Chair Yoga & Strength Training for adults with Sarah Howe. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 16. Call 508-754-0793 or go to tinyurl.com/RMLstrong.
Crazy 8s Match Club – Grades 3-5. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s. Fridays, March 18-May 13 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. You’ll get to do mischief-making activities and take home some cool gadgets, too. Register at http://tinyurl.com/RMLMath. Activities include: Bouncy Dice Explosion! Toilet Paper Olympics, Spy Training, Time of Your Life, Crazy Card Club, Flying Marshmallows (please let us know of any allergies ahead of time), Let’s Get Loud! and Glow in the Dark Geometry. Participants will be able to take some supplies home for at-home fun. All supplies provided by the Bedtime Math Foundation. *(no club on 4/22 due to April vacation)
Friends of the Richards Memorial Library meeting. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.
Ongoing: Puzzle Exchange, bring a puzzle or take a puzzle. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
For more information, visit rmlpaxton.org or call 508-754-0793.
Sterling Senior Center
STERLING — The Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, is open for programming. All Mass.gov and DPH guidelines and recommendations for COVID restrictions are followed.
Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., reservations required. Suggested donation $3.
Coffee – served throughout the day. Special morning treats on Muffin Mondays.
Artist reception with Laura Trepkus, Tuesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.
Dull Men’s Club Thursday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. John Kilcoyne, CPA, discusses changes to the 2021 tax laws.
Sounds of Ireland with Jimmy McArdle and Barney McElhone, Friday, March 11, at 1 p.m. Registration required.
Growing Places Pop-Up Market Wednesday, March 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pancake breakfast on March 25, 7:30-9 a.m.
BINGO: Mondays, 1 p.m.
Game Day: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Rummikub: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Wii Bowling: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Acrylic painting: $5, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Knit & crochet: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Meditation: Mondays, 6 p.m.
Exercise classes: Tai Chi on Mondays at 8:30 a.m.; Pilates on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m.; Line Dancing on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Going Steady on Fridays at 10 a.m. Registration required for all exercise classes.
Clubs and groups: Book Club will be discussing The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes on Wednesday, March 16, at 12:30 p.m. History Club will discuss The Great Bridge by David McCullough on Thursday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. Pickleball indoors at First Church on Wednesdays from 4 to 7pm. $3. Registration required. Sterling Strummers Ukulele Group meets for entry level classes (new players) on Thursdays 1-1:45pm (lender ukes available); Ukulele Club on Thursdays 2-3 p.m.; and Open Strumming on Mondays 3-4 p.m.
Sign up for Foot Clinic (March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28), or for Well Clinic with Amy from VNA Care (March 8), or Tech Help (Tuesdays).
Support Groups: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Caregiver Support, March 31, 3-4:30 p.m. Parkinson’s Support meets Wednesdays, March 2, 6-8 p.m, and March 9 and 23 at 3:30 p.m. (Zoom available). Veterans Services every Friday 8 a.m.-noon.
Weekly van shopping trips on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. See newsletter or call for schedule. Reservations are required for most programs. For more information, call 978-422-3032. Check out www.sterling-ma.gov/senior-center for the latest newsletter including all services, programming, lunch menu, special news and more.