July 19, 20, 21, 22

Beauty and the Beast Jr.: The classic Disney tale as old as time is coming to life this summer as Indian Hill Music School's Summer Musical Theater students present three fully-staged performances of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." The shows are on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m., at 36 King St. (Route 495/Exit 30), Littleton. All tickets are $10 general admission. To order, call 978-486-9524, ext. 116, or visit indianhillmusic.org.

Saturday, July 20

Strangers in the Night: 8 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly night walk in the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge to hear, and maybe see, those who prowl after dark, such as owls, frogs and coyotes. Meet at the Refuge parking lot off of Still River Road in Harvard. Wear sturdy footwear and bring insect repellent, and a flashlight preferably covered by clear red cellophane. (long sleeves and long pants recommended). RSVP to Rona at 978-779-2259 or to Ada: ada@FriendsoftheOxbowNWR.org.

Tuesday, July 23

Chamber Referral Networking Group: Held at Nashoba Valley Chamber, 100 Sherman Ave., Suite 3, 8-9:15 a.m. Chamber Referral Network is an optional program for those who are willing to commit their time and energy to a structured networking/referral group. Register www.nvcoc.com or 978-772-6976.


Wednesday, July 24

Navigating the chamber -- getting the most out of your membership: Held at Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. 830-930 a.m. Events, networking, business development resources, etc., it is all available to you through your Nashoba Valley Chamber membership. Come to this morning program and learn how to best utilize your membership. We'll start with some open networking and complimentary breakfast, courtesy our sponsor, Catalano Companies. This session is free. Register www.nvcoc.com or 978-772-6976.

Sunday, July 28

Volunteers needed to scout and pull Water Chestnuts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers are invited to help scout and pull water chestnuts from the Pepperell Pond section of the Nashua River. Gathering baskets and maps will be provided (although if you have an old laundry basket to donate, please do!). The Nashua River Watershed Association and Nashoba Paddler are co-sponsoring the pull. Volunteers should wear old clothes, water shoes, rubber (dishwashing) gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, water to drink and a bagged lunch. Volunteers may bring their own canoes and equipment (PFDs are required), but will be asked to sign an insurance waiver. A limited number of canoes will be provided by Nashoba Paddler on a "first call, first served" basis. Advanced registration is required by calling the Nashua River Watershed Association at 978-448-0299 or email MarthaM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org; please provide a phone number where you can be reached to confirm details.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Take a Look Morning: 9 a.m. Applewild School (coeducational independent day school for grades K - 8 serving families in central MA and southern NH) is hosting an Open House on the first Thursday of each month. Prospective parents are invited to meet at 9:00 AM at the Crocker Building, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, MA for an opportunity to tour the school and learn about what Applewild has to offer, such as financial aid and scholarships. No RSVP necessary. For information, call the Admission Office, 978-342-6053, ext. 110 or visit www.applewild.org.

Aug. 2,3

St. Anthony's Bazaar: Kickoff with the traditional lobster and clam dinners beginning on Friday at 5 p.m. with corn on the cob plus plenty of other food available, including seafood chowder on Friday night and chili on Saturday night, hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages as well as delectable homemade desserts. On Saturday, the culinary feast continues with chicken cooked over the grill accompanied by coleslaw, New England baked beans and rolls. Fun continues with games and challenges for all ages and bargains on new and gently used items for sale. Stop by and choose your bargain. You will not be disappointed.


July and August at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard.

Providing a community of support, therapeutic services and education to facilitate healing for those experiencing cancer. Please call now to register to prevent cancellation: 978-456-3532

Sexuality and Cancer

Monday, August 19, 3:30-5 p.m.

Cost: $12 for HG member, $15 for nonmember


Mondays through Aug. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For clients ($10) and the community ($12).

August Retreat: "Care for Yourself, Care for One Another"

Saturday, Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Support Groups

Post-Treatment, second Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., Free

In-Treatment, first and third Monday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., Free

Young Women, first Monday of the month, 9-10:30 a.m., Free

Journaling, first Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Free

Metastatic Cancer, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 3-4:30 a.m., Free

Metastatic Breast Cancer, first and third Fridays of the month, 1:30-3 a.m., Free

Annual NVCOC Golf Tournament

Red Tail Golf Club, Monday, Aug. 19, noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun.

All details have been set in place for another successful Golf Tournament. In 1998, the 1st Annual Tournament was a success with 24 foursomes. As the years went by, the tournament has grown. Now, in our 16th year, the committee has decided to cap the event at 32 foursomes. Last year we had 32 foursomes, 28 sponsors, and close to 50 items that were donated for our golfer gift bag or raffle. Overall, the tournament is a huge achievement for the Chamber. If you are interested in being a part of this years successful event, please contact melissa@nvcoc.com or call (978) 772-6976.


Grotonfest applications for Business, Craft, Nonprofit and Kids booths are available and on the website www.grotonfest.com. The date of the Festival this year is Sept. 21 (rain date Sept. 22) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on booth space, call Dale Martin at 978-448-2226; for general information, call Jane Bouvier, 617-448-7240. Like us on Facebook.