Cure Cabin Fever over February vacation

GROTON -- Children need outdoor time in nature more than ever during the long winter months. Come explore the exciting winter world with the Nashua River Watershed Association Eco-Adventures team this February vacation!

Children ages 6 to 9 from all communities are invited to "Cure Cabin Fever," on February 21, 22, and 23. Daily treks, snow play, winter animal and plant investigations, snow experiments, winter detective skill building including tracking animals, fun games, and homemade hot chocolate with a story to round out the day.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton. The fee is $55/day for NRWA members, or $65/day for non-members. Sign up for one, two or all three days. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register, please email Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA Environmental Education Director, StaceyC@NashuaRiverWatershed.org or call (978) 448-0299. Come join the winter fun!

Comedy Night will fund Project Graduation

TOWNSEND -- The North Middlesex Regional High School Parent Group is hosting a Comedy Night fundraiser to support Project Graduation 2018 on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. in the new Performing Arts Center at NMRHS, 19 Main Street, Townsend.


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You will enjoy a 90-minute show featuring comedians Dennis Fogg, Steve Guilmette, and Jody Sloane, along with the chance to participate in raffles and door prizes during the brief intermission.

The event is a fundraiser for Project Graduation, a safe, drug-free and alcohol-free graduation night alternative to party-hopping for graduating seniors.

Project Graduation has been held at NMRHS since 2004 and is fully funded by fundraising, grants, and community donations.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 for advance PREMIUM reserved seating, or $25 at the door the night of the event. Contact Kris Bouchard at 508 736-5116 or PGNMRSD@yahoo.com for tickets. Please join us for a few laughs in support of a great cause!

Shirley Museum focuses on prolific author

SHIRLEY --Who is Ethel Stanwood Bolton? She is the woman who researched, wrote, and illustrated Shirley Uplands and Intervales, the history of the town of Shirley from the 1720's to 1910.

She illustrated books written by her husband and she also wrote American Samplers, Immigrants to New England 1700-1775, Wax Portraits and Silouettes, A History of the Stanwood Family in America, and more. Many of these books were done in multiple printings.

Bolton was born in 1873 and died in 1954, spending her time in Boston and Shirley.

Come learn more about this prolific author and see samples of her artwork at the Shirley Historical Society Museum, 182 Center Road in Shirley.

The display will open with a talk by Paul Przybyla and a reception on Sunday, January 28th, at 2:00 pm. Phone 978-425-9328 or email mail@shirleyhistory.org for more information.