January

4 VFW supper: The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will hold a ham and bean supper from 6-8 p.m. at the Post Home 491 Main St. from 6-8 p.m. Open to the public.

9Read to Shiver: Shiver and his owner are a certified pet therapy dog team with the Pets and People Foundation. You may sign your child up for one 15-minute session with Shiver, starting at 4 p.m. Sign-up online at gpl.org.

Parkinson's Support: A support group meets at 2:30 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. Free and open to all.

Cooking lesson: Pepperell Garden Club presents Liz Barbour, "Cooking and Gardening with Herbs" 6:45 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. Public welcome. Free for members, $5 guest, $2 seniors.

10Library meeting: Friends of the Lawrence Library holds its monthly meeting at 10:15 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Free babysitting available.

11Visioning session: The town of Pepperell is updating its master plan and would like your input, 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. The master plan addresses housing, transportation, land use, environmental resource protection, and economic development policies. Call 978-443-0326 for info.

12Cupcake Festival: Friends of the Lawrence Library holds its 4th annual Cupcake Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, Bake and decorate 1 to 2 dozen cupcakes and bring them to the library to be sold in packs of six. Save your best to enter in the cupcake contest.


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Cupcakes can be dropped off at 10:30 a.m.

Delta Generators: The popular New England band brings its mix of Delta and North Mississippi blues, rock, funk, soul and rootsy Americana to the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show is 8:00-11:00 PM. BYOB, cabaret-style seating. Tickets: $23 PCA members/ $25 non-members. Tickets: www.westford.org/pca. Call 978-692-6333 or email pca@westford.org.

13Halalisa Singers: The group performs "Come Fly With Me: Songs of Travel from Around the World," at First Church in Littleton, 19 Foster St., Littleton, at 3 p.m. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3904162.

15Lego Club: At Groton Public Library from 4-5 p.m. Sign up online one week ahead. Legos, tables and space supplied.

17 Read aloud with Jennie: Children in grades K-2 can drop in to the Groton Public Library from 4-4:30 p.m., and listen to Jennie Fitzkee read aloud from some of the best children's chapter books!

19Heart on fire: Harvard General Store presents Heart on Fire - Music of the Americas, a dinner/concert event featuring the flute and guitar duo of Harvard musicians Tracy Kraus and Dave McLellan. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $45. Reserve by calling 978-430-0062 or register in person at the store.

23Senior scams: Groton Council on Aging will be hosting District Attorney Marian Ryan at 12 p.m. at the Groton Country Club. Ryan's presentation will address winter scam-related topics, and common scams that target senior citizens throughout the year. Lunch is provided by RiverCourt Residences. Reserve by Jan. 18: 978-448-1170.

25 Scam awareness: The Pepperell Senior Center will host Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan at 9:30 a.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. Ryan's presentation will address winter scam-related topics, and common scams that target senior citizens throughout the year.

26 Contra dance: Groton Grange #7 invites you to join the fun at our traditional New England Contra Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. at Grange Hall, 80 Champney St. Donation at the door is $5 per person, children under 3 years old are free, and family maximum is $20.

27 Cribbage tournament: The St. Boniface Knights of Columbus council #16480 in Lunenburg is hosts a tournament on from 1-5 p.m. in the church hall, 817 Massachusetts Ave. Entry fee is $10, first prize is $100, Second prize is $50. Registration required: kofc16480@gmail.com.

February

3 Four chaplains: Learn about the chaplains, who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as a troop ship sank during World War II. It is a compelling story that highlights the faith, courage, and spirit of interfaith cooperation that chaplains are called to exhibit in caring for service members and their families. No signup required. Starts at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center.