Friday, Aug. 2

Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m., Williams Barn, Chicopee Row, Groton, July to Oct. 4.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Depot Square, Main Street, Ayer.

Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project: Splash of Color 5K events are about three things: fitness, fun, and of course...the excitement of crossing the finish line covered in bright colors. We have two more colorful Splashes planned for 2013, rain or shine! A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the wounded warriors and 100 percent of dollars raised by participants. For more, go to

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Band concert: 6:30 p.m.


, Bandstand, presented by the Pepperell Business Association and supported, in part, by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Band concert: Townsend Town Common. Lawn party starts at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 9-11

131st annual Bolton Fair: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lancaster Fairgrounds, Route 117, Lancaster. Cost: Adults $10; seniors $6; ages 7-12, $5; military personnel $5; ages 6 and under, free. Multi-day passes are available. Discounted tickets are available online at through July 31. Parking is free.

Saturday, Aug. 10

All Towns Welcome to Electronics and Appliance Recycle Day: Sacred Heart Church in Groton, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring these items to the parking lot at 279 Main St., Groton. Electronics such as: monitors, computers, scanners, copiers, etc., $5 each. Appliances such as: dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air-conditioners, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snowblowers, lawn mowers, etc., $10 each. TVs $10-20, glass mon. $10, flat panel, $5. Items that are collected for FREE: Car batteries and cellphones. Any questions: Please contact Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513.


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

In 1998, the first 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 or call 978-772-6976.

Pruning workshop

What's the best way to make the cut?Find out during the Gardeners Exchange's Summer Pruning Workshop on Sat., Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley, 3 Keady Way. You'll get hands-on practice and expert advice on summertime pruning of trees and shrubs with renowned horticulturist Denis Wagner on the library grounds.

Participants will learn techniques to keep their trees healthy and beautiful, and are encouraged to bring their own pruning tools. Free, but nonmembers must register. Contact Gardeners Exchange co-Chair Dina Samfield, 978-448-9311.

Fall bulb and perennial sale

The Middlesex Conservation District, a not-for-profit environmental agency, will be holding its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale on Friday, Sept. 20 (3-6 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 21, (8 a.m. to noon) at the 4H Fairgrounds, 51 South Chelmsford Road, Westford.

All items may be advance-ordered through Aug. 30 by visiting our website at or calling 978-692-9395 for a sale catalog. All proceeds benefit our conservation programs protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.

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


Grotonfest applications for business, craft, nonprofit and kids booths are available and on the website 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.