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Saturday, June 23

Grove opens: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Max Cohen Memorial Grove, Brookline, N.H., opening day. Membership for Brookline residents only.

Sunday, June 24

Strawberry Festival: 2-4 p.m., Hollis Town Common, Hollis, N.H.; Music, food and crafts, with a raffle to conduct the Hollis Town Band in “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Rain location: Hollis-Brookline High School. Visit to learn more.

Art reception: Noon to 4 p.m., Fitchburg Art Museum; Free with museum admission. Call (978) 345-4207, ext. 303, to register.

Thursday, June 28

Lt. Gov. Murray: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Devens Common Center; Sixth annual Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon, tickets $20 each. Guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. Call (978) 772-6976 or e-mail

Rahnasto Lecture: 11 a.m., Fitchburg Art Museum; Presentation by photographer Arno Minkkinen; adults $7, seniors and students $5, children 12 and under free. Call (978) 345-4207.

Friday, June 29

Summer solstice: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Roots, 100 Crawford St., Leominister; Tarot readings, chair massage, reiki, and lunar phase seminar by astrologer Symboline Dai. Cost $25 includes lunar almanac. Call (978) 534-7768.

Devens fireworks: 6-10 p.m., Rogers Field, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens; Music, concessions, food, activities and exhibits, including the Metropolitan Wind Symphony at 7 p.m., followed by the second-biggest fireworks display in the state. Visit for details.

Saturday, June 30

Irish pubs: 7 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; “A Toast to the Traditional Pubs of Ireland” by author Eric Roth, includes stories and slide show followed by a concert. Free admission. Call (978) 425-4311 or visit

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