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Friday, Jan. 11

Jazz jam: 7-10 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street (Route 2A), Littleton; Open jam session for amateur instrumentalists and jazz vocalists, led by music school faculty. Admission $5. Call (978) 486-9524 for more details and to sign up.

Claudia Schmidt: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Expect anything from the “creative noisemaker” and her 12-string guitar. Opening act, Peter Fischman and Deb O’Hanlon. Tickets $12 in advance, $16 that day. Call (978) 425-4311 for reservations.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Yoga open house: 1-4 p.m., Beyond Bliss Yoga Center, 313 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford; Introduction to the Self-Discovery Week program in July, for girls in grades seven to nine. Visit or call Becky at (978) 729-4731.

Mountain: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Legendary blues-rock group (“Mississippi Queen”) has a new album out. Tickets $28 cash in advance, $32 on day of show. Call (978) 425-4311 for reservations.

Sonos: 8 p.m., Kalliroscope Gallery, 264 Main St., Groton; Chamber quartet performs works by Brahms, Haydn and Martinu. Tickets $25 for open seating, includes wine and cheese reception. Call (978) 486-0540 or visit

Celtic Rock: 8 p.m., J.P. O’Hanlon’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, downtown Ayer; Enjoy the Celtic music of Sun Tribe, with fiddler Melinda Rhinelander, singer Tiffany Drogheda and guest bassist Jon Stone; Cover $5 in advance by calling (978) 772-9282, or $7 at the door. Visit or

Nashoba Valley Chorale: 8 p.m., Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street; Concert with the theme “Order, Chaos, Passion” includes work by Schubert and Cherubini. Visit

Loose Tongues: 8 p.m., Stage Coach Inn & Tavern, Route 119, Groton; Performance by Loose Tongues. Cover $5 at the door. Visit

Contra Dance: 7:30 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St., Worcester; Lessons followed by dancing; bring a potluck dish at 7:30. Admission $8 for adults, $6 for students, 12 and under free. Call (508) 949-6520 for details.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Nashoba Valley Chorale: 3 p.m., Community Church of Pepperell, 3 Townsend Street; Concert with the theme “Order, Chaos, Passion” includes work by Schubert and Cherubini. Visit

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Pan-Mass Challenge: Registration begins for annual bicycle fundraiser, to be held Aug. 2-3, with goal of $34 million. Call (800) WE CYCLE or visit

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Foster parenting: 4-6 p.m., Dare Family Services, 121 Main Street, Worcester; Open house. Call (508) 755-7100 to register or visit

Thursday, Jan. 17

Devens Grill: 7-10 p.m., Devens Grill lounge, 4 Ryans Way, Devens; No cover charge for after dinner live music. This week, Steve Hurl. Visit

Bach’s Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Free concert by piano duo Diana Shapiro and Stanislava Varshavsky. Free coffee and tea. Call (978) 486-9524 or visit

Saturday, Jan. 19

Arte Kenyon: 8 p.m., Stage Coach Inn & Tavern, 128 Main St. (Route 119), Groton; Arte Kenyon Band with Steve Esposito, $5 cover at the door. Visit

Steep Canyon Rangers: 8 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, 43 Main St., Nashua, N.H.; Concert to benefit Nashua River Watershed Association. Tickets $15 for NRWA members, $18 for non-members. Visit

Winter Lights: 8 p.m., Acton Community Church, Concord Road, Acton center; Concert by the Acton Community Chorus. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, may be reserved by e-mail to Call John at (978) 461-0312 for more information.

Les Sampou: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Les Sampou & the Tin Angel Band with opening act Brian Chaffee. Tickets $12 in advance, $12 that day. Call (978) 425-4311.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Tea & Symphony: 1 p.m., pre-concert dessert at Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; 2:15 p.m., pre-concert talk at Littleton High School then 3 p.m. concert. Tickets $46, $33, $20 (reserved seating) and $15 for seniors (includes tea, talk and concert). Call (978) 486-9524 or visit

Save the date:

Monday, Jan. 21

MLK Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Guest speakers and Civil Rights Musical Play and student essay contest winners. Ticket donation $20. Call (978) 425-4311.

Saturday, March 1

Winter Carnival: Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend; Friends of Willard Brook seeking volunteers for the annual Winter Carnival. Call Emily at (978) 597-3553.

Tuesday, March 25

Taste of Nashoba Valley: 5:30-8 p.m., Lawrence Academy, Stone Athletic Center, Groton; Sample the finest local restaurants, caterers, gourmet and ethnic markets, brew houses, vintners and more, then choose “People’s Choice” winners. Tickets $17 in advance. Call Nashoba valley Chamber of Commerce at (978) 772-6976.

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