Farmers markets Thursdays

Shirley Center Farmers Market is held Thursdays, beginning at 4 p.m., on the Shirley Historic Center Common, 3 Parker Road. The market will be open until dusk weekly through Sept. 25.

This year's vendors include local farms, honey, syrup, baked goods, cheeses, meats, goat milk products, locally roasted coffee beans, fine local crafters and much more!

As always, we'll have free live local entertainment on the Center Stage each week to put you in the mood for a lazy summer evening on our scenic and historic common.

New this year will be weekly kids' activities beginning at approximately 4 p.m. These craft- or food-related activities are free, with the exception of tie-dye day, for which you will need to bring your own white T-shirt or pillowcase. Come to the farmer's market to pick up a schedule of all of our kids' activities.

If you would like more information on the Shirley Center Farmer's Market or would like to receive a vendor packet, please contact SCFM Committee Chair Jodie Rachman at 978-425-2112, or

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Vacation Bible School July 28 to Aug. 1

Vacation Bible School will be held at the United Church of Shirley from July 28 to Aug. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Children from age 5 through seventh-grade are welcome to come and learn about God's love for them through stories, songs, crafts and games.

Participants are welcome from any town and from any home church. The United Church is located at 4 Lancaster Road in Shirley. Snacks will be provided, and there is no charge to take part.

Telephone 978-425-4065 for information. Also see to learn more about our church.

Devens tour July 26

Registration is now open for the Connecting Communities -- Along Our Trails tour in Devens on July 26. Montachusett Regional Trail Coalition and Freedoms Way is hosting the event, which will focus on the beauty and history of Devens. To register for the trail walk or trolley ride, or to learn more, go to:

Game Night Aug. 1 in Devens

The next Game Night is Friday, Aug. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Eisengrein Community Center. Kids and adults are welcome to attend. To RSVP for the weekly sessions or Game Night or to inquire about Mirror Lake resident season passes, contact recreation manager Kim Walsh at or 978-772-8875.

Well adult clinic Aug. 14, 19

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on: Thursday, Aug. 14, from 10-11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 9 Parker Road, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Shaker Meadows, 32 Harvard Road.

Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

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