North County Notebook: Feb. 6, 2024

Retired art teacher and Leyden resident Ginny Rockwood, center, teaches a class at the Northfield Senior Center in 2022. At left is Senior Center Director Colleen Letourneau and Pam Eldridge is on the right. Rockwood will teach a class on the blotted line technique at the center on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Retired art teacher and Leyden resident Ginny Rockwood, center, teaches a class at the Northfield Senior Center in 2022. At left is Senior Center Director Colleen Letourneau and Pam Eldridge is on the right. Rockwood will teach a class on the blotted line technique at the center on Tuesday, Feb. 13. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 02-05-2024 2:25 PM

Art class to share blotted linetechnique

NORTHFIELD — Retired art teacher Ginny Rockwood will teach a class on the blotted line technique at the Northfield Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The blotted line technique, once used by Andy Warhol, uses both drawing and printing. Once printed, the designs are colored with watercolors.

Participants can bring some photos or drawings that are around 5 inches by 8 inches to be their subjects, but images will also be provided for use. Attendees should also bring a smock or apron as the class involves working with India ink.

The fee is $6. The class is limited to 10 participants, with registrations required by Thursday, Feb. 8.

Senior Center
hosting Super Bowl Snack Challenge

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Senior Center invites residents to share their best Super Bowl snacks on Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a gift card and attendees can sample the entries for a $2 donation.

Art class to focus on color wheel

BERNARDSTON — Retired art teacher Ginny Rockwood will lead a class on color and how to use the color wheel as a tool to make color choices at the Bernardston Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m.

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The fee is $6 and the class is limited to 10 participants. Participants are advised to bring their own smock or apron. Materials for the program were donated by Blick Art Materials.

Feb. 10: Next roast beef supper

BERNARDSTON — The United Church of Bernardston at 58 Church St. will hold its next Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper on Saturday, Feb. 10, with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

At a price of $15, each meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, a roll and pie for dessert.

Call 413-648-9306 to reserve your preferred seating time or to reserve take-out meals. Suppers will continue monthly through April.

St. Patrick’s Church offering to-go lasagna meals

NORTHFIELD — St. Patrick’s Church at 80 Main St. will offer to-go lasagna dinners for pick-up on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Meals, which cost $15 each, include lasagna (meat and vegetable options available), salad, a roll and dessert.

Reservations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 13. Call Kelly at 413-824-6123 to place an order.

Two Happy Feet walks planned in February

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Senior Center’s Happy Feet walking group has two walks planned in February.

On Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m., walkers will meet at the Turners Falls canalside access road leading to Cabot Station. This walk is flat and the terrain will be plowed, making it suitable for all levels of walkers.

On Monday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m., walkers will meet at the Senior Center for a trek along the historic Main Street (provided the sidewalks are clear of snow and ice).

Dogs on leashes are welcome at both walks. In the event of severe weather, the walks will be canceled.

Senior Center
celebrating
Valentine’s Day with lunch, luminary workshop

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Senior Center will host a Valentine’s Day lunch and luminary workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:45 a.m.

Lunch will be pollock with Mediterranean sauce, rice and vegetables. Attendees can also make a luminary in remembrance of a loved one that will then be displayed outside the Powers Institute at dusk.

A $3 donation for lunch and a $2 donation per luminary bag is requested.

Community lunch paired with art talk

LEYDEN — The monthly community lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Town Hall will be paired with a presentation titled “An Artful Life in Leyden.”

The 11 a.m. talk will be given by Leyden resident Kristin Nicholas, decorative artist, knitwear and stitchery designer, and author of 12 books. Nicholas lives with her family on a sheep farm.

Lunch, consisting of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic knots and cupcakes, will be served at noon.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve a meal, call Linda Allis at 413-834-4417. Those who would like to pick up a to-go meal or who need meals delivered to their home must register ahead of time.

If school has been canceled due to inclement weather, the lunch will be held the next day, Thursday, Feb. 15. If school is also canceled on Thursday, the lunch will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Learn about Medicare Advantage options

NORTHFIELD — With open enrollment underway, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative will detail Medicare Advantage plans at the Northfield Senior Center on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. and at the Bernardston Senior Center later that afternoon at 2 p.m.

Travel Club plans Walmart trip

The Travel Club offered by the Bernardston and Northfield senior centers will head to the Hadley Walmart and lunch on Friday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m.

Sign-ups are limited to six people from each town. There will be a waitlist in case one town has spaces open up. The cost for the van is $6 roundtrip. Participants will meet at the Bernardston Senior Center. Alternatively, pickup at home is available.

Call Shannon at 413-768-1824 to sign up by Feb. 20.