CHS Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser: through Thursday, Nov. 7, to benefit the Junior Class and the Ireland 2020 Trip. Pies from Gerardo's in West Boylston: $16 for a 10-inch fruit or cream pie, $17 for pecan. Pies must be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Clinton High, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pies not picked up by then will be donated to the local food kitchen. Pies can be ordered through students in the Class of 2021, students going on the trip or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to: CHS Class of 2021 or checks for an Ireland traveller: CHS Ireland 2020. Cash is accepted. All money must be collected when the order is placed.
Karaoke and Lasagna Dinner: Friday, Oct. 25; Turner Hall, 60 Branch St. Dinner 6-8 p.m., $8; karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m.
Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival: and activities during October at the Bigelow Free Public Library: Friday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., "The Lady Vanishes"; and Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m., "Psycho." The Friends of the Bigelow Library will be raffling off Hitchcock movie posters and providing refreshments for some films. The teen area will be screening "Ghostbusters" on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. For information, call the library at (978) 365-4160, or visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.
Senior Center Programs: Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. For information or to register, call (978) 733-4747. All programs take place at the Senior Center, unless specified otherwise. Children's Halloween Party, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25. Integrity Medicare Advisors, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, through Nov. 26, with licensed and AHIP certified professionals. Office hours with representative of Sen. Dean Tran, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Meditation, 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Art Program, 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Knitting, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Walking Club, noon Mondays, meet at the center. Advanced Spanish class, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Meditation, 2 p.m. Thursdays, Cribbage, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Beginners Spanish, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Mah-jongg, 1 p.m. Fridays, Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, Art Group, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Beginners English, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. SHINE, Wednesdays, by appointment only. Call to register.
Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St. (on Central Park), lower level. This sale features a large assortment of toys, games and puzzles, craft supplies, seasonal decorations, vintage items, furniture, artworks, lamps, etc.
Comedy Jam for Jay: 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; Turner Hall. Doors open at 7:30 for dinner, raffle and show to raise money to buy an Autism Service Dog for Jay, son of Michael Michaud who passed away on Sept. 2. Show is hosted by Lou Ramos. Tickets are $25 and are available at tinyurl.com/JamForJay, or at the door.
'Miss Nelson Is Missing': 2 and 4 p.m., Oct. 26 at Theatre at the Mount, Gardner, featuring former Clinton resident Sabrina Bezerra. Tickets are $5. Get tickets and directions by calling (978) 630-9388.
Museum of Russian Icons: 203 Union St. To register, visit https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/classes-workshops. For information or questions, call (978) 598-5000, ext. 121. Wrestling with Angels, through Sunday, Oct. 27. Cooking Class on the Healthy Basics of Russian Cuisine, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m.; members $40, nonmembers $45. Limited to 15 participants, register by Friday, Oct. 25. History of Soap Making in Russia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-2:30 p.m.; members $6, nonmembers, $12. Registration needed. Nuts about Nutcrackers exhibit, Nov. 14-March 8; Emil Hoppe: Photographs from the Ballets The Lore of Saint Nicholas, Dec. 6-March 15. Christmas Tree Nesting Doll workshop, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, with teacher Larissa Dyan. All materials provided. Cost for the workshop is $30 for members, $35 for non-members; for adults and children older than 9. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Registration required by Tuesday, Dec. 3, call for reservations.
Crafters Wanted: for the Harvest Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; Clinton Middle School, 100 West Boylston St. Cost to rent a table is $25. Craft booths, theme basket raffles, kiddie corner activities, face painting, cake walk with a DJ, bake sale, Chinese raffle, book fair, photo booth and a cash snack bar serving lunchbox specials will be offered. A crafters’ application can be found at Clinton.k12.ma.us under the PBIS tab. For information, contact Janet at (978) 365-4220, ext. 14119 or email@example.com. Hosted by the Clinton Middle School PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) team.
Dull Man's Club: 9-10 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month; Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. All are welcome. Tuesday, Nov. 5, "The Dumb Things We Did as Kids." The next session is Tuesday, Dec. 3, "Where Were You?" looking back at memories of important local, national and international events.
Bigelow Free Public Adults Library Programs: 54 Walnut St.; call (978) 365-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Fields Acoustic performs Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., with Joe Renzoni and Dave Johnson performing traditional, contemporary, alternative and modern acoustic music. Summiting Mount Everest, Thursday, Nov. 11, 7-8 p.m. with mountaineer Craig John. Palmistry with Sally Cragin, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a hands-on workshop to familiarize people with the basic lines on your palmL Life, head and heart. Book discussion of Boston surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande's book, "Being Mortal," Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-7 p.m., with Kathy Benson and Joann McCole from Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice. Books available at the library, but not necessary to attend. Book Page Kissing Ball Ornament workshop, Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Program free for adults and teens 13 and older, and materials will be supplied. Space is limited; register by going to bigelowlibrary.org and click on Calendar or call.
Waterside Chat: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-noon; Wachusett Reservoir Clinton Dam, Route 70. Meet the education staff for a hands-on family-friendly activity. Rain or inclement weather cancels. No restrooms. Contact (774) 261-1809 for information or to reserve a group tour.
Craft Fair and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9; Ridgefield Condominium Association Clubhouse, 10 Ridgefield Circle. Baked goods will be available for purchase. Rain or shine.
Ladies Aid Society Annual Fair: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9; Trinity Lutheran Church,117 Chace St. The Lord's Harvest will feature pastries, kuchens, cookies, sauerkraut, handmade items and hidden treasures.
Hibernians of Our Lady of Knock Meeting: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14; St. John's Parish Hall. Guest speaker will be John Mollica on World War II. The annual Christmas party will be Dec. 5; details to follow.
Chili Cookoff: 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16; Elks, 128 School St. Taste some of the finest chili in Clinton and vote for your favorite. Other courses: Mac 'n cheese and salad. Also bake sale, cash bar, 50/50, music and trivia. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 ages 3-9. To enter your chili, go to www.clintongreenway.com and download the form. Sponsored by Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust. For information, call (978) 365-9377 or visit www.clintongreenway.com. Event is family-friendly.
Clinton Historical Society Programs: The Holder Memorial 210 Church St. "The License Plate Guy" Alan Young will speak on the history of autos, with games, trivia and fun 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Bring your old number plates. The Annual Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec 14. Celebrate the society's 125 years.
Festival of Trees: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, Holder Memorial, Church Street. Trees created by local businesses and organizations, available to win by raffle. Proceeds benefit Olde Home Days 2020. To participate, download and complete the application from www.oldehomeday.com and email to email@example.com.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Support Group: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Clinton Elks, 128 School St. For more information or questions, call (978)365-2822.
Veteran Monument Changes: Contact the Office of Veteran Services, 242 Church St., if you have any additions/changes to the World War I, World War II, Korean or Vietnam War monuments, no later than December 2019. For questions or more information, call Brenden Bailey at (978) 365-4112.
CHS Class of 1959: is looking for address/contact information for the following classmates: Alfred McCracken, Frank Prior, Ralph Sleeper, Mary Walsh LaFosse, Geneva Camerano Andrews, Marjorie Kramer Anton, Joyce Harmon Girard and Elizabeth Wiencek. To update information, call or leave a message with Betty Perla at (978) 365-9595 or Karen Bailey at (978) 365-3394.
Gold Cards: to support the CMS and CHS Band are available. The Gold card is a discount card that is reusable and good until Aug 31, 2020. The card cost $20 and includes a credit card sized card with many discounts to local merchants and restaurants, six key tags for more deals and instructions on how to download the mobile app to your phone. The card has several new deals, such as APEX Entertainment Center, as well as many old favorites such as the Stand Theater. Cards are available from any band member, from Robin Quist at firstname.lastname@example.org, from Katherine Meifert at email@example.com or by calling the school.
WHEAT Food Pantry and Café: WHEAT Community Connections, 272 High St. 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Café hours, 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Free.
Health Programs at Senior Center: Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. For information or to register, call (978) 733-4747. All programs take place at the Senior Center, unless specified otherwise. Mind Over Matter, weight loss support group, Thursdays. Call for information. Chair Yoga, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays; Wachusett Wellness Center (lower level), 150 School St. Free to Clinton seniors, $5 for non-seniors and those from out of town. Mission SLIMpossible Weight loss meeting, 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Confidential weigh-in, 4:30 p.m. Tai Chi, 11 a.m. Tuesdays; Clinton Parks and Recreation Building, 560 High St. No fee for Clinton and Lancaster seniors. Attendees must sign in and provide information. Cost is $5 for other participants. Strength and Balance Class, 9 a.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. Thursdays. No fee for Clinton and Lancaster seniors. Attendees must sign in. Cost is $5 for other participants. New Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. Fridays. No fee for Clinton and Lancaster seniors. Attendees must sign in. Cost is $5 for other participants. Wellness Checks, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Healthy Habits, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the center to register. VNA Nurse, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Al-Anon: meets 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays; Clinton Hospital, second floor, Room A and B, 201 Highland St. For friends and families of alcoholics. For information, call (508) 366-0556 or visit http://www.al-anon.org.
Support Group Therapy: for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) of North Central Mass., 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month; Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. Free. For information, call Jean at (978) 365-4841. Refreshments provided.
A Memory Café Break at Tiffany’s: 10 a.m.-noon the last Friday of the month; Bigelow Public Library, 54 Walnut St. For individuals with cognitive memory loss and their care partners, family or friends. Enjoy interactive social and sensory-stimulating activities and home-cooked refreshments. Activities include puzzles and memory games, dominoes, Uno and other card and board games, watercolor or finger painting, art projects of the participants' choosing, laughter yoga, bubbles, music and singing, word games, bingo, bean bag toss, guest speakers and more. For information, call (978) 365-4160 or visit www.bigelowlibrary.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St. A hands-on, pounds-off approach to weight loss. A nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support group. Low cost and affordable, first meeting is free. For information, call Ann at (978) 368-1620.
Adult Pickleball: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; St. John's Gym, 149 Chestnut St. All levels of play. Beginners welcome. An easy sport to learn and lots of fun to play. Paddles and balls provided. Cost is $3. For information, call (978) 733-1969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Classes: Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 250 Church St. For ages 8 to 12, 3:45 p.m. Thursdays. For ages 13 to 18, 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call Nelson E. Guaman at (978) 855-6469.
Volunteers Needed: for the Clinton Cultural Council, to serve a three-year term in order for Clinton to continue to be eligible for state funds. Send a letter of interest to Town Administrator Michael Ward, Clinton Town Hall, 242 Church St., Clinton, MA 01510. By state law, each local council must have a minimum of five appointed members who have an interest in supporting the arts and humanities within the community.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program): help at Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. SNAP is a government program that provides seniors with additional means to help with the high cost of food. The senior center can assist with SNAP applications. For information or to make an appointment, call (978) 733-4747, ext. 303, or ask for Donna.
Friendly Visitor Program: If you are a senior or know of a senior who lives alone and would enjoy a friendly visit once a week, call the Clinton Senior Center at (978) 733-4747, ext. 303, or ask for Donna. This program provides socialization to Clinton seniors and helps to prevent loneliness and social isolation.
Overeaters Anonymous: 8:30 a.m. Sundays; HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St., conference room A and B (second floor). For information, call Shawna at (617) 697-9872.
Item Appeal Representatives: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays; St. John's church, 80 Union St. Volunteers available to help residents fill out applications for assistance.
Home-Schooled Children: State law requires parents to register with the local school system. Home-school applications may be requested from the Superintendent's Office, 150 School St., or by calling (978) 365-4200.
Advanced Spanish Class: with Marita, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St. For those interested in learning conversational Spanish. Open enrollment has been extended. For information, call (978) 733-4747.
Play School Program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; Clinton Early Childhood Resource Center, 150 School St. For infants to age 6. For information, contact Laura Taylor at (978) 365-4218, ext. 231, email@example.com, on Facebook at Clinton Community Partnerships for Children or online at http://clinton.k12.ma.us/ and click on the Early Childhood tab.
The Parent Child Home Program: home-based early literacy and parenting support program to families with children who live in Clinton and Lancaster. For ages 16 months to 4 years. For information, contact Linda Weene, PCHP coordinator, at (978) 365-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother's Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; First Concern PRC, 116 Union St. For information, call (978) 365-9817. Small children welcome.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of the month; Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. For information, contact Bill at (978) 534-3708 or Wilbcrt@aol.com. This small discussion group provides real-life strategies and tips.
Veterans' Exemption: Any veteran with a 50 percent or higher service-connected disability is eligible for a reduction in his or her monthly rubbish and recycling fee. For information, call the Department of Veterans' Services at (978) 365-4112.