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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. 10, Marjorie Thompson will perform. 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.

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.

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. 10, Marjorie Thompson will perform. 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.

Ham and bean supper: The Ayer Sportsmen’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer, will host an all-you-can-eat ham and bean supper on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $6.50 per person, $4.50 for children under the age of 12 and seniors. For more information, call (978) 772-9748.

’Dance Dance Dance’: ShirleyArts! presents “Dance Dance Dance” on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lura A. White School Gym. From 7 to 7:30 p.m., there will be dance performances by selected Shirley students. Following these performances, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., will be audience participation karaoke and dance party music. Admission is $5 to benefit Shirley Education Foundation. The maximum admission is $20 per family. Refreshments will be on sale in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Meredith Marcinkewicz at mmarcinkewicz@shirley-ma.gov or (978) 425-2630, ext. 450.

”Hee Haw Hayride”: The sixth, seventh and eighth-graders in Country Day School’s senior drama program will perform “Hee Haw Hayride,” a two-act musical directed by Edie Tompkins of Groton; co-directed by Pat Lawrence, also of Groton, for the public on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., at the school, 114 Main St., Groton. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Strength training: Mondays, at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays, at 10 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Saturday

Valentine’s Dance: The Townsend Business Association will sponsor its third annual Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Townsend VFW Pavilion at 491 West Main Street in West Townsend. The evening will feature a disc jockey, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffle, door prizes and karaoke.

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.”

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.

Tracking workshop: The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) will hold a “Tracking Workshop for Adults” on Saturday, Feb. 11 (snow date Sunday, Feb. 12), from 9 a.m. to noon. We will gather at the NRWA’s River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119) in Groton before proceeding to the J. Harry Rich State Forest for the walk. The workshop is for adults and young adults. The fee for NRWA members is $8 per person or $15 per family; for non-members $10 per person or $25 per family. Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, please call Mary Marro at (978) 448-0299.

Children’s Day: On Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., The Friends of Willard Brook will sponsor Children’s Day at Pearl Hill State Park. Build a pine cone bird feeder, aim bean bags at a snowman target, build a snowman in the field or choose from other games. Children must be accompanied by an adult. E-mail Emily at emily@willardbrook.org for more information.

”Hee Haw Hayride”: The sixth, seventh and eighth-graders in Country Day School’s senior drama program will perform “Hee Haw Hayride,” a two-act musical directed by Edie Tompkins of Groton; co-directed by Pat Lawrence, also of Groton, for the public on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 3 and 7 p.m., at the school, 114 Main St., Groton. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Spaghetti supper: The Townsend Congregational Church, Townsend Common, will hold a spaghetti supper on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (978) 597-0834.

Sunday

Indian Hill Chamber Players: A program of classical and romantic works, including Brahms’ Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87 will be held at Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton, on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call (978) 486-0540 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Monday

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

Military Moms: Has your son or daughter been deployed? Do you need some moral support? Military Moms Support Group meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Congregational Church, 5 Brookline St.

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.

Strength training: Mondays, at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays, at 10 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Veteran’s breakfast: The Groton Senior Center will host a veteran’s breakfast on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (978) 448-1170.

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.

Senior gathering: The community room of the Dunstable Library is reserved on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for use as a senior center, open to anyone 60-years-old or over. A luncheon is served weekly from noon to 1 p.m. for $2, and various activities are planned. Call (978) 649-7830 for information.

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.

Strength training: Mondays, at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays, at 10 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

Book Club: The Pepperell Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A list of titles is available at the library’s front desk or call (978) 433-0330.

Woman’s Club lunches: The third Wednesday of each month at noon at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St.

Thursday

Spanish Club: The Spanish Club for adults meets at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell on Thursdays at 7 p.m., for conversation in a friendly atmosphere. Call (978) 433-0330 for information.

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.

”Bach’s lunch”: Indian Hill Music School faculty present a concert of music and musicians from China featuring flutist Shan Liu, on Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. The concert will take place at Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served, bring your own lunch. For more information, call (978) 486-0540 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Mohegan Sun trip: The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun on Thursday, Feb. 16. Anyone over the age of 21 and interested is welcome to come. Pick up time will be 8 a.m. from the Townsend Senior Center and the group will return between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Please reserve your spot early. The price is $25. For more information, call Avis Roy at (978) 597-6829 or Connie Giles at (978) 597-5420.

ARC meetings: A support group for Groton, Townsend, and Pepperell parents of children with disabilities meets every first and third Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell. Free baby-sitting. Coffee and pastries served.

Friday, Feb. 17

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. 17, Fishken and Groves will perform with special guest Kark Sharizc. 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.

Strength training: Mondays, at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays, at 10 a.m., at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Call (978) 448-1170 for information.

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