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Stress management

AYER — Nashoba Valley Medical Center will host a free interactive talk on stress management on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Ellen Sparrow, LICSW, social worker at the hospital, will talk about what makes the holiday season so stressful and will suggest strategies to de-stress your life. She’ll also share techniques on how to downsize, prioritize and share your to-do list during busy and over-scheduled times. The program will be held in the Founder’s Room at NVMC. Light refreshments will be served. Call (978) 784-9289 to reserve a space.

Flu Clinic

ASHBY — Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, will hold a flu clinic on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, New Ipswich Road, Ashby. The flu vaccine will be available to residents of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend. The vaccine is free of charge, however the administration fee is a covered benefit under most health insurance plans. Bring your insurance card to the clinic. For more information, contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 1 (800) 698-3307.

Open house and craft show

AYER — Nashoba Valley Medical Center will host a holiday craft fair and open house on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Café Nashoba and the gift shop, run by the Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center will also be open, selling holiday items. For more information, call (978) 784-9289.

Babysitting course

AYER — Nashoba Valley Medical Center will be holding a babysitter training class on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Founder’s Room. This class is for boys and girls in grades six and over. Taught by a registered nurse, the course will teach safety issues, care and handling of infants and babysitting ethics. There will be time to practice diaper changing and first aid skills as well as time for questions. Participants are asked to bring an infant sized doll or stuffed animal and a pen or pencil. The cost of the course is $25 (includes lunch). Space is limited to 20 attendees. To reserve a space, call (978) 784-9289.