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Friday, Feb. 2

Honda raffle: NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., Groton; drawing for a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid, only 2,500 tickets to be sold at $20 each. Call (978) 448-0299 for information.

Rep. Edridge: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lisa’s Café, 625 Ayer Road, Harvard, in the Appleworks Building. Office hours by Rep. James Eldridge; then noon to 1 p.m. at Devens Grill; then 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Village Pizza, 1 Front St., Shirley.

Moon walk: 7 p.m., moonlight hike with Pepperell Conservation Commissioner Pete Steeves through the Keyes Conservation Area, 31 Oak Hill St., Pepperell. Free of charge, children must be supervised. Call Conservation at (978) 433-0325.

Inconvenient Truth: 7 p.m., free screening of the Al Gore film on global warming; First Parish Church, corner of Routes 40 and 119, Groton. Call (978) 448-6307 for information.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Citizens caucus: 7 p.m., Harvard Town Hall meeting room, to nominate candidates for election to town office. Candidates may also apply for office by petition. Call Harvard town clerk at (978) 456-4100.

Singles dance: 8 p.m., Hillview Country Club, North Street, North Reading. Music from the 60s on. Admission $10, ages 30 and up,

Ayer Democrats: 11 a.m., Ayer Police Station community room, Park Street. Registered Ayer Democrats gather to select three delegates and two alternates.

Pepperell Democrats: 2 p.m. Community Center, 1 Hollis St., Pepperell, Registered Pepperell Democrats meet to elect six delegates and two alternates.

Fruit sale: Last day to order fruit in person from Harvard Lions Club, at the Transfer Station. Telephone campaign continues through February.

Piano concert: 8 p.m., Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Keefe Auditorium, “Love on the Rocks” with pianist Sergey Schepkin. Tickets $10 to $45. Call (603) 595-9156 or order online at

Sunday, Feb. 4

Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m., Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Scully Road, Ayer, full breakfast, cooked to order. Call (978) 772-3785 for details.

Singles dance: 7-11 p.m., Irish-American Club, 616 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica. Fifties music, $8 admission, ages 30 and up. Visit

Fourth of July: 7 p.m., Harvard Fourth of July Committee meeting at Hildreth House. Call Kathy at (978) 456-9533 or e-mail to

Pancake breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Hawthorne Brook Middle School, Townsend, hosted by Boy Scout Troop 81. Cost $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under.

Monday, Feb. 5

African school: 11:30 a.m., St. Theresa’s Church hall, Harvard, monthly meeting of the Harvard Woman’s Club, with guest speaker Judy Lorimier discussing her experiences building schools in Mali, West Africa. For more about the club call Sharon at (978) 456-1240 or Chris at (978) 772- 2972.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Energy saving: 7-9 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 163 W. Main St., Groton. Presentation by Kevin Kelly of Groton Electric Light Department on “Ways You and Your Family Can Reduce Electric Energy Usage.” Sponsored by Groton Local. Call (978) 272-1022 for information.

Zimbabwe talk: 10 a.m., Williams Art Center recital hall, Lawrence Academy, Pepperell, discussion by Erick and Scott Byington of The Elias Fund on issues facing the people of Zimbabwe. Visit

Elias Fund: 4-8 p.m., O’Naturals, 149 Great Road (Route 119) in Acton, fund-raiser for the Elias Fund (see above) with music by Old Silver Band and two members of Tin Can Tele.

Irish music: 7-8:30 p.m., Stage Coach Inn, Groton. Workshop for Irish musical instruments ($20 fee) with fiddler Laurel Martin, followed by a free traditional Irish music session in the lounge. E-mail to to register for workshop.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Working women: noon, RiverCourt residences, 8 West Main St., Groton. Working Women’s Luncheon by Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce with guest speaker Jeff St. Laurent on “Deodorize your Stinking Thinking.” Free admission, register by calling (978) 772-6976 or by e-mail to

Conservation medicine: 7-9 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., Groton, free seminar by Dr. Mark Pokras on how different species interrelate. Call (978) 448-0299 for details.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Home preservation: 7 p.m., Hollis Social Library, Monument Square, Hollis, N.H., free lecture by preservation specialist Sally Zimmerman on preserving and enhancing old house qualities.

Special Olympics: 7 p.m., Franco-American Club, Westford, evening to benefit Special Olympics, music by “Men in Black.” Tickets $25. Call Michael at (978) 392-0377.

Montachusett singles: 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Church, Route 13, N. Leominster, $3 dues. Call (978) 342-2551.

Friday, Feb. 9

DU banquet: 5:30 p.m., Four Points Sheraton, Leominster, to host annual banquet of Ducks Unlimited, Nashua River Chapter. Tickets $50 or $75 for couples. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dan at (978) 345-2246, or Alan at (978) 649-1833.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Coffeehouse: 8 p.m., First Parish Church of Groton, coffeehouse with The Lost Chord, Andrew Watson and A Touch of Jazz. Tickets $10 at the door.

Singles dance: 8 p.m., Hillview Country Club, North Street, North Reading. DJ music. Admission $10, ages 30 and up,

Photo exhibit: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell, opening reception for photographer Joe Schatz of Acton. Work on display until March 9. Free admission. Call (978) 618-6048 for details.

Winter carnival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pearl Hill State Park, New Fitchburg Road, Townsend. Hikes, exhibits of snowshoeing and survival, and ice fishing demonstration. Free admission, sponsored by The Friends of Willard Brook.

Chamber music: 7 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street (Route 2A), Littleton. Tickets $15. Call (978) 486-0540 or visit

Valentine’s Tea: 2-4 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 825 Townsend Road, Groton; sponsored by The Valley Girls and hosted by Nanette Roberts. Reservations are encouraged by calling Diane at (978) 448-2893.

Jay Geils benefit: 7-10:30 p.m., Westford Regency (Route 110) in Westford. “Sweet Sounds: An Evening of Jazz and Dessert,” benefit concert by Jay Geils and Gerry Beadoin to benefit the Florence Roche school playground. Tickets $35 per person, available at

Shirley Democrats: 1 p.m., Shirley Town Hall, Keady Way. Selecting delegates the May 19 state convention.

The Nields: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley. Vocals by the Nield sisters, Nerissa and Katryna. Tickets $16 in advance, $20 on day of show. Call (978) 425-4311 for reservations.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Singles dance: 7-11 p.m., Irish-American Club, 616 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica. Fifties music, $8 admission, ages 30 and up. Visit

Exhibit opening: noon, Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg; rare photos by Ansel Adams, children’s book illustrations, photo essay by Frank Gohlke. Museum admission $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and NRWA members, museum members and children free. Call (978) 345-4207.

Monday, Feb. 12

Masons meeting: 6:45 p.m., Corinthian Lodge, Monument Square, Concord. Monthly meeting of Caleb Butler Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Ayer, with Simon W. Robinson and Corinthian Lodges. Call (978) 772-3785 for information.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Free dinner: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. Menu of soup, bread and dessert. Open to all. Call (978) 433-0326 for information.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Dance: 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center, with music by Chet Harnden. Lunch at noon for $2.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Bach’s Lunch: noon, Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street (Route 2A), Littleton. Faculty concert is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and cookies served; bring your lunch. For more information call (978) 486-0540.

Limited projects: 9 a.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., Groton. “Conservation and Limited Development Projects” site visits and workshop, free of charge. Call (978) 448-2099 for details.

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