Five Things to Do In and Around Westford

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The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library will hold a book sale at 50 Main St., beginning Friday, Oct. 18, and ending Sunday, Oct. 20.  Those who have a Friends membership and those who buy one at the door, can attend the Friday night sale from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The entire public is invited on Saturday for an all-day sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and for the half price sale on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Also at the J.V. Fletcher Library, social worker Kathy Benson and nurse Joanne McCole will lead a discussion on the book, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande who  asks “We all die, so why don’t we die well?” and further topics about aging and the dying process. The presentation will be on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the library’s  meeting room. It is not required to have read the text in advance. To register, call 978-399-2304.

There will be a hands-on weaving session open to all weavers and especially beginners on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event will take place on the third floor of the Tsongas Industrial History Center, 115 John Street, Lowell, starting at 6 p.m. The program is free but reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 978-970-5000.

The town’s indoor Farmers Market begins October 15 at the Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street. Vendor applications are still available. Contact [email protected] for more information. Watch for details at roudenbush.org.

Town historian Ellen Harde will lead a bus tour of Westford on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Rouden-bus tour will run from 1 to 3 p.m. as Harde reviews the town’s 290 years of history over 30 square miles, explaining how a farm town transformed into a mill community. Harde is a 50 year resident and co-author of the League of Women Voters slide-tape history and book, “Westford – A Sense of Community.” Tickets are $10 for residents and $6 for students. Participants can register at Roudenbush.org.