Medicare Part D advice

SHIRLEY — Fidelity Bank will host informational sessions on Medicare Part D at its Shirley, Leominster, Fitchburg and Gardner branches on Friday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 1 (800) 581-5363.

Infant massage class

CONCORD — Overworked adults aren’t the only people who can benefit from the physiological and psychological stimulation of massage. Skin is an infant’s first sensory organ. A six-week old fetus responds to touch before sight or sound. Studies show that babies who are regularly massaged fall asleep quicker, feel relief from the discomfort of colic, constipation, teething and congestion and experience enhanced neurological development. Learn more about infant massage, an ancient art practiced in many traditional cultures as part of natural childrearing, through Emerson Hospital’s four one-hour sessions, in which you will explore the art of massage, yoga, and reflexology. The infant massage instructor, who has completed intensive training with the International Association of Infant Massage, educates parents on how to communicate with their babies through touch. For more information on location and time, please call Lisa Bates at (978) 287-3268.

Certified herbalist course

Groundwater testing applications now being accepted

REGION — The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, which serves as the agent for the boards of health for Ashbumham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Shirley and Townsend, are now accepting applications for groundwater and percolation testing in the above-mentioned communities.

In light of the changes to the State Environmental Code, Title 5, some of the communities have changed their regulations as they relate to groundwater testing season. The fee for lot testing will be $275 and is payable at the time of application. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31 in the following towns: Ashby, Berlin, Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Shirley and Townsend.

The materials necessary at the time of application include the $275 fee, a copy of a plot plan of the land, The plan must include the tax assessor’s map and parcel number for the property being tested and a completed copy of the application for testing.

Any applications received after March 31, will be subject to late charges. A $25 per lot per week late fee will be added to each application received after this date. The maximum fee per lot will be $375. Applications received after March 31 will be processed and tested as time and staffing allow.

Information and applications may be obtained by calling the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at one of the following numbers: (978) 772-3335 or (800) 427-9762 or by fax at (978) 772-4947.