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Today, June 30

Live music: 7-11 p.m. on Fridays, bluesman singer/songwriter Skip Jackson hosts acoustic blues and folk music at Stagecoach Inn in Groton. Friday is open microphone night. Sign up at the door or e-mail Skip at

Stitch ‘n’ Gab: 10 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center, crafts and conversation.

Weekly movie: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center.

Men’s Group: 10:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center, guest is Tom McGrath.

Devens fireworks: 5 p.m. Lions Marching Band, 7 p.m. Metropolitan Wind Symphony, fireworks at dusk.

Groton fireworks: 6:30 p.m. with music by the Indian Hill Big Band, The Church Ladies, the Contrabanditos and The Billhillies and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Summer food available from Chef on Wheels.

Youth football: Sign-up 6-7:30 p.m., for players and cheerleaders, TC Passios Elementary School, Lunenburg. Visit

Saturday, July 1

Fourth of July: Ayer: Main Street parade 1 p.m., music and magic at Pirone Park. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is July 8.

Fourth of July: Pepperell: Parade at 12:30 p.m. from Town Hall; chicken barbecue, music, crafts, raffles and more on the town field. Fireworks at dusk.

Singles dance: 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, Great Road, Bedford. Ages 35 and up. $8

Strawberry Festival: The Townsend Woman’s Club has rescheduled its 34th annual Strawberry Festival to be held July 1 on the Townsend Center Common (junction of Routes 119 and 13) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 crafters will take part. Attractions include strawberry shortcakes, attic treasures, food table and raffles. “Our Town” afghans will also be available.

Sunday, July 2

Scrapbooking: noon to 5 p.m. downstairs at Pepperell VFW. Cost is $7 per person at the door.

Singles dance: 6:30 p.m., fifties music, American Legion Hall, Bedford. $8.

Fly fishing: 10 a.m. Pearl Hill State Park entrance, Townsend, by Friends of Willard Brook, presented by Eino Kauppi. Call (978) 597-0248.

Keepsakes: Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. 4 p.m. presentation by genealogist Laura Prescott.

Monday, July 3

Crafts: 10 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center. New or existing projects. Call (978) 433-0326.

Quilting: 2 p.m. at Groton Senior Center.

Knit and crochet: 7-8:45 p.m., Dunstable Library, 588 Main St., instruction by Donna Acquaviva.

Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. Ayer/Shirley Lions Club meets at Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley. Guests are welcome.

Tuesday, July 4

CLOSED: All senior center activities are cancelled for the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July: Harvard, 5-Mile race at 8:45 a.m., parade at 11 a.m., all-day events at Old Bromfield grounds.

Wednesday, July 5

Rotary Club: 7:30 a.m., Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club meets at Groton Country Club. Call secretary Martha Campbell at (978) 425-0831.

Lions Club: 7:15 p.m. at Pepperell VFW, first and third Wednesday of every month.

Thursday, July 6

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

Yoga: 10-11 a.m. at Groton Senior Center, supported by the Friends of Groton Elders. Cost $2 per session.

Cards: Whist, 12:45 p.m., Groton Senior Center

Rotary Club of Ayer-Harvard-Shirley-Devens meets at 6 p.m. at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley.

Summer concerts: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Townsend Military Band on the town common. Lawn party hosted by Townsend Rod & Gun Club.

Concord Band: 7 p.m. opening act, 7:30 p.m. concert, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Admission $12 per carload. Call (978) 897-9969.

ARC meeting: 10 a.m., at Lawrence Library, Pepperell. Free baby-sitting and coffee.

Friday, July 7

Farmer’s market: Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row, Groton, 3-6 p.m. Continuing every Friday until October 6.

Men’s Group: 10:30 a.m., Pepperell Senior Center.

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