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Live music: Friday nights, from 7 to 11 p.m., bluesman singer/songwriter Skip Jackson hosts an evening of acoustic blues and folk music at the Stagecoach Inn in Groton. On Friday, Feb. 3, Scott Savoy will perform with special guest Norm Strauss. In addition to feature performers, Five Star Friday is also an open mic, so bring your musical talent and sign up at the door or e-mail Skip at glennsd@aol.com.

Men’s Group: The Men’s Group at the Pepperell Senior Center will have James Healy from the Boston Duck Tours as their guest on Friday, Feb. 3. Healy will travel from Boston to provide some history about Boston and the tours. Everyone is invited to attend this 10 a.m. presentation.

Movies and popcorn: First Friday of the month at 1 p.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St.

Saturday

Las Vegas Night: A Las Vegas Night will be held at the Townsend Rod and Gun Club, Emery Road (off Route 13) on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The games will include blackjack, chuck-a-luck, roulette, money wheel, Texas hold’em, and 50/50 raffles. Admission is $3 per person and will benefit Townsend’s 275th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, contact Jason Faro at (978) 273-8528.

Fathers and Sons Jazz Quartet: The Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford, will host the Fathers and Sons Jazz Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for members and $5 for teens. For more information, visit www.Westford.com/PCA or call (978) 692-6333 or e-mail PCA@Westford.com.

Art class: Fitchburg Art Museum presents “Paper-clip Robots and Post-It Flip books,” on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This craft class utilizes office supplies as basic materials. The cost is $12 per person. To register or for more information, call (978) 345-4207, ext. 303.

Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Nathaniel Dett Chorale will perform at Fitchburg State College on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Weston Auditorium. Tickets are $22 for the general public; $20 for Fitchburg State faculty, staff, seniors and groups; and $7 for Fitchburg State students and those under 18. Tickets are available at the college’s box office or by mail order. Call the Weston Box Office at (978) 665-3347, Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or (978) 665-3709 for more information.

Democrats’ caucus: Registered Democrats in Shirley will be holding a caucus on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Shirley Town offices, Keady Way, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The caucus will be called to order at 1 p.m. and is open to all democrats who are registered as of Dec. 31 in Shirley. There is no proxy or absentee voting. Candidates for delegates or alternates must be present and give their permission in writing. There will be a short Democratic Town Committee meeting held after the caucus is adjourned.

Sunday

Al Kalprelian: On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m., the Christian Union Church, West Main Street, Groton, will host an afternoon with meteorologist Al Kalprelian from the TV station MyTv in Derry, N.H. This program is for the entire family. In case of severe weather conditions, the program will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. For more information, call Carole Clark at (978) 448-5480.

Pancake breakfast: The National Honor Society will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at North Middlesex Regional High School on 19 Main St., Townsend. Half of the proceeds collected from the fund-raiser will be donated to the Greg Reeves Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door or from any current NHS member prior to the event.

Monday

Weight Watchers: Mondays, at 9 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for more information.

Quilting: Mondays, at 2 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Drop-ins welcome. Call (978) 448-1170 for more information.

Knit and crochet: Donna Acquaviva teaches knitting and crocheting to all levels of experience on Mondays, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Dunstable Library, 588 Main St.

Line dancing: Donna Shea offers line dancing classes to seniors on Mondays, from 10 to 11 a.m., at her studio on 280 Ayer Road (Nashoba Nursing Services building), Harvard. The cost is $3 per class. Call Donna at (978) 772-1255, ext. 22 for information.

Tots’ Time: Tots’ Time will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m., at the Harvard Public Library. This is an informal, drop-in story time for children up to 4 years of age (siblings are welcome). Call the library at (978) 456-4114 for information.

Tuesday

Cards: Play Hand and Foot, Tuesdays, at 12:45 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Line dancing: All levels. Virginia Butler/Phyllis Garrepy, instructors. Meets Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Thrift shop: Bargains in the Belfry thrift shop is open at the Harvard Unitarian Church on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gently-used women’s and children’s clothing and small houseware items are available.

Tots’ Time: Tots’ Time will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m., at the Harvard Public Library. This is an informal, drop-in story time for children up to 4 years of age (siblings are welcome). Call the library at (978) 456-4114 for information.

Decorative glass painting class: An art class will be held on Tuesdays at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. The advanced class will meet from 10 a.m. to noon; the beginner class from 11 a.m. to noon.

Painting Club: Meets at 10 a.m. at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. The club is for intermediate and advanced decorative painters.

Wednesday

Beginner strength training: Wednesdays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Rotary Club: The Groton Pepperell Rotary will meet on Wednesdays, at 7:30 a.m., at the Groton Country Club. For more information, call secretary Martha Campbell at (978) 425-0831.

Debtors Anonymous meeting: Debtors Anonymous meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at First Parish Unitarian Church, Groton, on the corner of routes 119 and 140. The meetings will be held in the Parish House next to the church. For more information, contact Joan at (978) 512-9964 or Andrew at (603) 315-1515.

“Septic Systems and You”: The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) is sponsoring a workshop on the proper installation and maintenance of septic systems on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., at NRWA’s River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119), in Groton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Archambault at (978) 448-0299, or visit www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

American Legion: The American Legion Frank West Post 213 Pepperell will hold regular monthly membership meetings every second Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m., in the Pepperell VFW on Leighton Street.

L.O.V.E.: The Middlesex Savings Bank will host a lecture lunch at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 8. “L.O.V.E.” will be a lecture about identity theft and ATM/debit cards. For more information, call (978) 448-1170.

Thursday

Whist: Play whist on Thursdays, at 12:45 p.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Yoga: Thursdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Yoga is supported by the Friends of Groton Elders and costs $2 per session. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Merrimack Valley Chorus: Learn to sing a cappella harmony with the Merrimack Valley Chorus. Visit any rehearsal to participate or listen. Rehearsals are held every Thursday night at the Wilmington Arts Council Building, 219 Middlesex Ave. (Route 62), Wilmington, Mass. Call Marie at (603) 882-8400 or Kate at (978) 692-1843 or visit www.merrimackvalleychorus for more information.

Montachusett Singles meeting: Charles Ehrenpreis, Ph.D., will speak at the Feb. 9 meeting of The Montachusett Singles Group. Ehrenpreis will speak on “Making Sense of Peoples’ Behavior and Why They Do What They Do?” The Montachusett Singles Group meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Our Lady of the Lake Church on Route 13 in North Leominster in Rooms B 11,12 and 13. A $3 fee is collected to help defray expenses. For more information, contact Odette Harvey at (978) 342-4474 or odette@northeastcontrol.com.

Friday, Feb. 10

Community coffeehouse: The First Parish Church of Groton will host a community coffeehouse on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Performers include The Pine Hill Ramblers, Ashbrook-Haines, Andy Watson, John Jackson, Dan Fassett & Friends and A Touch of Jazz. Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family.

Eyes on Owls: On Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Littleton Lyceum will present “Eyes on Owls” at Littleton High School Performing Arts Center. Marcia Wilson will introduce the audience to live owls, describing the birds’ lives and behaviors. Season tickets to Lyceum events are available for families or individuals for $15 and single tickets may be purchased at the door for $5, $3 for seniors and students.

Teen open mic: Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton, will host an open mic night on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. Local bands, solo acts and poets, ages 13 to 18 are invited to perform. The event will be supervised by Indian Hill Music staff and faculty. The cover charge for the audience and performers is $5 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (978) 486-9524.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Valentines’ Pops: The Thayer Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Toshimasa Francis Wada, will continue its 32nd season on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Route 2A, Fitchburg, with a performance of “Valentines’ Pops.” Valerie Sneade, a vocalist who won the 2002 Independent Reviewer’s of New England’s Award, will also perform.

Pancake breakfast: Boy Scout Troop 1728 will sponsor their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the United Parish Building, 39 Main St., Lunenburg, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 10. The event is free-of-charge for children under 3. Tickets will be available at the door.

Pendragon: An evening of traditional Celtic music will be held at Indian Hill Music, 46 King St., Littleton, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For tickets or more information, call (978) 486-0540 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

The Installers: On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., the Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley, will present their Pre-Valentines Day show featuring The Installers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (978) 425-4311 or visit www.bullrunrestaurant.com.