SATURDAY, Sept. 29

Farmers market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Field. (Continues through Oct. 6.)


Historical Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Board of Fire Engineers: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Library Board of Trustees: 4:30 p.m., Library.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Groton Senior Center's 11th Annual Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual fall fundraiser is always a treat. Come to the center to see the vendor and crafters' wares, check out the white elephant table, take a chance at some raffles, and enjoy a cookout lunch. There will truly be something for everybody.

Community Garden farmers and artisans market: 3 to 6 p.m., in front of North Middlesex Regional High School, 19 Main St. Interested in being a vendor? Email Market continues Thursday through October.

Board of Public Works: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Veterans Breakfast: 9:30 a.m., Senior Center. The Pepperell Army Community Covenant hosts a monthly veteran's breakfast at the Pepperell Senior Center on the first Friday of every month. Veterans, active military, and the general public are welcome to attend these free breakfasts. Host: State Sen. Eileen M. Donoghue.


Apple festival and concert: 2-4 p.m. on the Hollis Town Common, Depot Road.


Please see below for details.


Special Town Meeting Oct. 29

The Board of Selectmen announces the date for the Special Town Meeting: Monday, Oct. 29 (and Tuesday, Oct. 30, if needed), at 7:30 p.m., in Nissitissit Middle School.


Two free events offered by RenewChiropractic on Cottage Street:

1. Join ReNew Chiropractic Re-Leaf Walkers on Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. on the bike trail. A sedentary lifestyle has a debilitating influence on people's health as they age. Walking is simple and convenient, and can be an enjoyable and invigorating experience towards your good health! Walking improves cardiovascular endurance and reduces the risk of heart disease while also toning muscles of the lower body and burning calories! Let's walk!

2. Chiropractic and Aging: Two sessions offered Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. and Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. No surprise...things change in our musculoskeletal system as we age! Chiropractic care offers a long list of benefits that help improve and enhance overall health and well-being. Examples include pain relief, reduced joint stiffness and muscle spasms, improved flexibility and range of motion, better balance and lower risk of injury from falls. Come visit ReNew and see if Chiropractic is for you!

Apple festival and concert

The Annual Hollis Apple Festival and Band Concert will be held this year on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2-4 p.m. on the Hollis Town Common, Depot Road. Purchase homemade apple pies and crisps, all topped with Doc Davis ice cream, and enjoy a free band concert by the Hollis Town Band, playing all your favorites.

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to conduct the band to the Stars and Stripes Forever! Browse among the artisans, get a treat at the Sweet Shoppe, or have your face painted. Free activities for the kids as well!

Rain location will be at the Hollis Brookline Middle School. Contact Noreen Polus at or for more information.

Sponsored by the Hollis Woman's Club and the Hollis Town Band.

Mystery dinner theater night

Saturday, Oct. 20,

Ashby Elementary School Council will host a Dinner and Show, "Deadly Chateau Shenanigans," upstairs in the Ashby American Legion Hall at 5 p.m. Meet the actors and then, at 5:30, start dinner. Tickets: $25 per person. Menu: Pasta, meatballs, bread and Olive Garden salad. Call Susan at 978-386-7572.