Host Families Needed

...for a semester or the academic school year. International Foreign Exchange students are 15 to 18 and are from 15 different countries. All speak English, are fully insured medically, bring their own spending money and would attend your local high school. Host families are asked to provide a loving home, meals and emotional support. Single-parent families, retired couples, families with only young children, as well as families with teenagers have all had successful hosting experiences. Make a friendship for a lifetime!

For information, contact Pat Darby, area coordinator, at 978-632-8270, or email:

Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts invites golfers and sponsors to help fund new houses by participating in our Building Dreams Golf Tournament on Sept. 16 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard. Participants receive a golf shirt, gift bag and meals, and can enter to win contests and great raffle prizes. For more information or to register as a golfer, a foursome or a sponsor, please check out our website at


Summer concerts at Fruitlands

Concord Band, Thursdays through Aug. 7, at 7:15 p.m. Admission is per car: Members $10; nonmembers $15. Bring blanket or chairs.


The Harvard Lions Club will be grilling, alcohol is permitted and well-behaved pooches are welcome. Prospect Hill Road in Harvard.

Mosquito control, Devens

Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be in Devens on July 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25 to investigate resident complaints regarding the mosquito population. For the spray schedule for July, which is subject to change due to inclement weather and/or high mosquito populations, go to CMMCP posts an updated spray schedule to its phone system after 3:30 p.m. every day. To have your property excluded from spraying, notify the CMMCP at 508-393-3055 or



Electronics and appliance recycle day fundraiser: Sacred Heart Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your item(s) to the church parking lot at 279 Main St., Groton. Computers, stereos, radios (anything with a cord), $5 each; dishwashers, stoves, washer, dryer, water heaters, microwaves, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snow blowers, exercise equipment, air-conditioning units, dehumidifiers, small engine items, exercise equipment, etc., $10 each, TVs $10-25, glass monitor $10; car batteries, batteries, cellphones, no cost. All towns welcome.

Pepperell Memorial United Methodist Church supper: Pepperell United Methodist Church is hosting a summer/indoor picnic supper Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4:30-6 p.m. We will be serving hotdogs, ham and egg salad sliders, potato salad, three-bean salad, baked beans, hot coffee, cold drinks and ice cream with topping for dessert. Please come join us. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children. Located at 1 Chapel place (one block behind Dunkin' Donuts), Pepperell.


"Take A Look" Morning at Applewild School: 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg. 9 a.m., campus tours highlighting the K-8 program and the two preschool programs for ages 2.9-5 in Fitchburg and Devens. Applewild at Devens opens in September and is now enrolling. The center will also include a transportation hub and after-school activity center for K-8 students attending the school in Fitchburg.;; 978-342-6053, ext. 162.


Open House scheduled at Applewild at Devens: Registrations are coming in for the new preschool facility for ages 2.9 to 5. Two more Open House dates have been scheduled: Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet the staff and tour the new, modern facility at 27 Jackson Road, at the side of the Mount Wachusett Community College building. The facility will also serve as a transportation hub for the main Applewild campus in Fitchburg. Questions? Call Jen Wing, Applewild Admission Director, at 978-342-6053x110 or email More information at