FRIDAY, JAN. 24
Jamaica trip, stories and photos: First Church Unitarian in Littleton invites you to join us at 8 p.m. in the church Vestry as our Senior Youth Group shares stories and pictures about their 2013 service trip to Jamaica. Refreshments will be served. First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St. in Littleton. For information, please email Alliance@FCUlittle.org, visit our website at www.fculittle.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25
Children's Concert: 11 a.m. Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem will be performing at First Church Unitarian in Littleton. At 45-60 minutes long, this show is ideally suited for children and children-at-heart of all ages. Tickets are $3 for children 12 and under and $7 everyone else. Tickets are available in advance at www.BrownPaperTickets.com -- search for "Cocoa Littleton." Tickets are also available at the door. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. ; 19 Foster Street in Littleton.
For information, visit www.fculittle.org.
The Kitchen Apothecary: Making Herbal Medicine the Shaker Way: 1-2:30 p.m. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes admission to WinterFest. Presented in partnership with the Herbal Community of Central Massachusetts. Space is limited. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 291 or email programming@fruitlands.
Acton Community Chorus Concert: 8 p.m. Performing Mozart Requiem with student soloists and orchestration from the New England Conservatory of Music at Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton. Tickets: $20 at Roche Bros. Acton, from members or at the door. www. ActonCommunityChorus.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26
Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Ayer Sportsman's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Public welcome. French toast, specials, pancakes, eggs, free juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit children's programs. Room rentals also available. Call 978-772-9748.
Winter Scavenger Hunt: 1-4 p.m. Free with WinterFest admission. Join the Harvard Conservation Trust for a Winter Scavenger Hunt on Fruitlands' trails. Look for items in the snowy woods and collect a prize at the end of your adventure. Dress warmly; this adventure takes place outdoors. No registration required.
Country Day School Open House: 1-3 p.m. Country Day School is a private, independent Catholic school serving students from pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade. We would love to be part of your child's academic, social and spiritual development. Come see if Country Day School is a good fit for your family. Tour our classrooms and talk one-on-one with our teachers and administrators. Stop by at our open house or call 978-448-5646 for a private tour. www.cdsholyunion.org.
KofC Youth Free Throw Championship: All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship from 1-4 p.m. at the Peter Twomey Youth Center, located behind the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School North. The event is free, and entry forms will be available at the door. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible and will compete in respective age divisions.
MONDAY, JAN. 27
Community drum circle at Indian Hill: Come express yourself through rhythm! Open to adults and teens: 7 p.m. at 36 King St., Littleton. FEE: $10 per person. No musical experience necessary. Reserve a spot at 978-486-9524 ext. 116. Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org.
Open Rehearsals Spring Season Acton Community Chorus: Mondays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., Faith Evangelical Free Church, 54 Hosmer St., Acton. No auditions. (nonchurch-affiliated). Concert: Thirty Award-Winning Years; May 30, 31, 2014, Boxborough Holiday Inn. www.ActonCommunityChorus.org
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
"Dying to Find Out!! -- Searching for DEATH Records and Information will be the topic of discuss at a 7 p.m. meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society. Members will be sharing their resources as well as suggestions. Please bring with you some of your "finds" along with any problems you're "dying" to solve. The meeting will be held at the American Legion, 22 Elm St. in Gardner ..
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
Community Forum -- The War on Drugs, success or failure?: Retired state police undercover agent Jack Cole will speak about his experiences and why he feels "this is not a war on drugs -- this is a war on people." Trinity Chapel, 186 Center Road, Shirley, beginning at 7 p.m. with gathering and refreshments, followed by the presentation and discussion from 7:30-9 p.m. All are welcome.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
Partnering for a better response: 8-9:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Guest speaker will share how we can partner with the American Red Cross to help them better respond to the daily need for more than 41,000 blood donations. They also provide comfort kits to displaced adults and kids. Let's partner by collecting toiletries, small toys, coloring books and crayons in our firms until Jan. 30. We will also explore ways to partner with our neighbor facilities to better respond to needs for emergency shelter, contract services, employee training and more.
Cross-industry job fair: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Devens Common Center, Andrews Parkway, Devens. North Central Career Center and Career Center of Greater Lowell will be offering a workshop prior to the job fair, "Preparing for a Job Fair." These workshops are free to attend with pre-registration. Job seekers can register by calling Leominster Career Center at 978-534-1481 or Lowell Career Center at 978-970-3340. Job seekers will meet representatives from a diverse blend of local businesses, government contractors and federal agencies. There is no fee for job seekers to attend. Applicants should bring at least 10 copies of their resume and be dressed ready to interview.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Masons breakfast: The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fund raising breakfast at the Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer, from 7:30-10 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon or sausage, potatoes, toast, juice, and coffee plus specials for this month -- Eggs Benedict and a cheeseburger omelet with onion and bacon. Come early and bring your friends.