The Recorder – North County Notebook: September 9, 2021
Posted: 8/9/2021 15:51:47 PM
NORTHFIELD – With the return to school, Dickinson Memorial Library is offering Fridays for children from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Starting September 10, the library will show movies, organize LEGO activities, and offer reading groups, crafts and “Read with Rio” every Friday. Masks will be compulsory for participants.
Even if the children do not want to participate in group activities, library director Misha Storm said all children are welcome to stop and “find a book and a comfortable corner of the library.”
■ Seven. 10 – Children must register in advance to read with Rio, a Golden Retriever, for 15 minutes.
■ Seven. 17 – The Reading Groups for Grade 4, 5, and 6 readers will choose which books to read from among the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award nominees over the next six months.
■ Seven. 24 – The library will show the film “The Secret World of Arrietty”, based on the series of books “The Borrowers”, upstairs in the children’s room.
BERNARDSTON – Ed the Wizard’s “Magic for Seniors” will be held at the Bernardston Senior Center on Monday, September 13 at 4:30 pm.
This program, which will include everything from mind reading to coin and card tricks, is open to family members of all ages.
“Magic for Seniors” is funded in part by a grant from the Bernardston Cultural Council.
NORTHFIELD – St. Patrick’s Church is taking the lead for its upcoming Lasagna Takeaway Dinner on Saturday, September 18th. Pickup will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church.
Meals include a serving of meat or vegetable lasagna, a salad, a bun and a dessert. Orders must be placed at 413-648-5313 by Tuesday September 14th.
WARWICK – Families can now enroll in the coordinated family and community engagement outdoor program for children ages 2-5 from all member cities of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District.
The free group will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting September 15 at the former Warwick Community School campus. The program, which is sponsored by the Department of Preschool Education and Care, allows children to participate in outdoor educational and playful activities, coupled with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and literacy activities.
The program has not taken place for a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to sustainable public health safety measures, families should register in advance, both to ensure the group size is not too large and to be able to contact families in case of a case. positive for COVID-19 in the community. A parent or guardian must be present with their children, and families will be spaced at least 6 feet apart during programs.
A registration form is available at bit.ly/3tiKUsM. Families can also contact Program Coordinator Deb Wood at [email protected]