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Friday, Jan. 19

Woman’s Club: 11:30 a.m., Union Congregational Church, Main Street, Groton. Speaker Zoa Guernsey to discuss “Memoir Writing.” Guests welcome. Call President Ellen Hargraves at (978) 448-5456.

Mustard Seed Coffeehouse: 7:30 p.m., Pepperell Christian Fellowship building, 17 Main St., Pepperell. Guest Laura Bullock. Donation of paper goods is requested. Visit

Saturday, Jan. 20

Bluegrass benefit: 8 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, 43 Main St., Nashua, N.H., concert by Steep Canyon Rangers to benefit Nashua River Watershed Association. Tickets $12 for NRWA members, seniors and students; $15 for non-members; $5 for children under 12. Call (978) 448-0299.

Nashoba Chorale: 8 p.m., Union Congregational Church, Groton, “Joy to my Soul” concert by the Nashoba Valley Chorale. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors in advance, or $15/$12 at the door. Visit or call (978) 842-4044.

Family Barn Dance: 7-9:30 p.m., Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney St., Groton. Dancing to music by Groton’s own Contra Banditos with square dance calling by Tom Chiappisi. Donation $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children, family maximum $15. Refreshments provided. Visit

Modern Man: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley. Tickets $14 in advance, $18 on the day of the show. Opening act, John Nickerson. Call (978) 425-4311 for information.

Tracking: 10 a.m. NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119), Groton. Learn about tracking and local wildlife. Fee of $4 per person or $12 per family for NRWA members; $6/$18 for non-members. Call (978) 448-0299 to register.

Musical doctor: 8 p.m., Indian Hill Music, Route 2A, Littleton, performance by Acton physician Elliot Steger, MD. Tickets $29 at the door. Call (978) 486-0540 or visit

Genealogy: 1-3 p.m., rooms 205 and 209, Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, meeting of the Central Mass. Genealogy Society Inc. Annual membership $12, family $17, guest $2. Call Mary at (978) 297-4484 or visit

Sunday, Jan. 21

Nashoba Chorale: 8 p.m., St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Acton, “Joy to my Soul” concert by the Nashoba Valley Chorale. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors in advance, or $15/$12 at the door. Visit or call (978) 842-4044.

Fruitlands meeting: 3 p.m., Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, on the town common, will host the annual meeting of Fruitlands Museum, followed by “Where We Lived: The American Home 1775-1840” by Dr. Jack Larkin, chief historian of Old Sturbridge Village. Free admission. Call (978) 456-3924 for details.

Trick shots: 6 p.m., the Billiards Café, 39 Main St. (second floor), Ayer. Demonstrations by trick shot champ Mike Massy. Free for all ages. Call (978) POOL for information.

Evensong: 7 p.m., St. John’s Chapel, Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, Groton. Performance by chorale ensemble Magnificat. Free admission but offerings will be accepted.

Meat raffle: 1 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491A Main St., West Townsend.

Musical Images: 4 p.m. Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford; piano recital by Max Levinson in the Piano Heritage Series. Tickets $12 for members, $15 for non-members, $8 for teens and students, $5 under age 13.

Faculty recital: 2 p.m., Indian Hill Music, Route 2A, Littleton, performance by school piano faculty. Free and open to the public. Call (978) 486-0540 or visit

Monday, Jan. 22

Talk with Tom: CORRECTION. Current events discussion group will meet 10:30 a.m. at Groton Senior Center. Wrong date given previously.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Renewable energy: 7 p.m., Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church on Harvard common. Free discussion of renewable energy and energy conservation in buildings by engineer Mark Kelly, sponsored by Harvard Local. Free admission.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Tax benefits: 7 p.m., Townsend Memorial Hall, 272 Main St. (Route 119), Townsend. Discussion of “New Charitable Tax Benefits for Landowners” by Nashua River Watershed Association. Free admission. Call (978) 448-0299 for details.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Singles meet: 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Church, Route 13, N. Leominster. Meeting of Montachusett Singles, dues $3. Call (978) 342-2551 or e-mail

Ayer Masons: 7 p.m. monthly meeting at Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer. All members of Ayer Masonic Association are urged to attend. Call (978) 772-3785 for details.

Hoe Down meeting: 7 p.m., Shirley Historical Society Museum, Center Road, Shirley. First planning meeting for the All Town Hoe Down on June 2. All residents and organizations invited. Call (978) 425-9328 for details.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Bill Kirtchen: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley. CD release party, opening act Blood, Sweat & Gears. Tickets $16 in advance, $20 on day of show. Call (978) 425-4311 to reserve seats.

Sports gear: 9 a.m., Ayer High School cafeteria, sale of used sports equipment by Ayer Athletic Boosters. Admission $2 each or $5 per family. Call Steve at (978) 772-3475 to rent a table.

American Girl tea: 2-3 p.m., Shirley Historical Society museum, 182 Center Road, Shirley. Tea party for American Girl dolls and their owners. Make reservations at the Lura A. White School library.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Free throw: 1-4 p.m., Groton-Dunstable Middle School (South), 2007 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Entry forms available at the event. Call Vincent at (978) 448-6071 or Bob at (978) 448-5266 for more information.

Winter concert: 3 p.m., Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, 56 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton, performance by The Orchestra of Indian Hill. Tickets $46, $33 and $20, with reserved seating, reservations required. Call (978) 486-0540 to reserve seats.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Dave Mason: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley. Tickets $36 in advance, $42 on the day of the show (tickets will go quickly). Opening act Chris Reddy. Call (978) 425-4311 for reservations.

Inconvenient screening: 7 p.m., First Parish Church of Groton, corner of Routes 40 and 119, Groton; free screening of “An Inconvenient Truth” followed by discussion. Call (978) 448-6307 for information.

Honda raffle: NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., Groton; drawing of a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid, limited number of tickets at $20 each. Call (978) 448-0299 for information.

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