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Friday, May 9

Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 33 Chapel St., Shirley; American Red Cross blood drive. All donors will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to a Red Sox game. All donors will also receive a coupon for an individual pizza at Uno Chicago Grill. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh 110 or more, be in good general health, and have not given blood in the last 56 days. The American Red Cross requires positive ID for all donors.

Saturday, May 10

Open house: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Chiropractic, 300 Main St., Groton (behind Worker’s Credit Union); Live music, chair massages, evaluations and a list of presentations on a range of subjects. Call (978) 448-WELL to learn more.

Thursday, May 15

Better Breathers: Noon to 1 p.m., Emerson Hospital, North Assembly Room, Concord; Monthly meeting of the Better Breathers Club with a presentation on “Yoga for Better Health” by Patricia Buttner, LMHC. Free and open to all, with refreshments. Call the pulmonary rehab team at (978) 287-3715 to learn more.

Mental health support: 7-8:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 750 Rindge Road, Fitchburg; National Alliance for Mental Health support groups for both family members and those suffering. Call Maureen at (978) 772-4243.

Pediatric natural medicine: 7-8:30 p.m., The Natural Market, 148 Main St., Groton; Free session with Margrit Mikulis from Living Natural Inc., in Nashua, on dealing with allergies, supporting your child’s immune system and enhancing children’s health naturally. Call The Natural Market at 448-5075 with any questions.

Friday, May 16

Diabetes discussion: 10 a.m., Emerson Hospital Center for Specialty Care, Baker Avenue, Concord; Relaxed, informal monthly adult diabetes discussion group. All are welcome.

Saturday, May 17

Infant massage: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Emerson Hospital Health Center, Route 110, Westford; One-hour session ($20 per person) teaching the arts of yoga, massage and reflexology. For more information call (987) 287-3268.

Sunday, May 18

TeamWalk for Cancer: Annual event starts at Tsongas Arena, Lowell, with LPGA pro Pat Bradley leading the way. Visit and follow the links to TeamWalk for Cancer or call (978) 937-6434.

Tuesday, May 20

Health-Help-Hope: 7 p.m., Emerson Hospital, North Assembly Room, Concord; Free seminar on programs, services and resources offered by Emerson Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Light refreshments offered. Call (978) 287-3085 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, May 21

Neurofeedback: 6 p.m., Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Founders Room, Ayer; Free presentation of neurofeedback, a non-medicinal, permanent treatment for ADHD, worry, anxiety and depression, presented by Becky Bingham, BS, RN. Call (978) 784-9289 to reserve a space. Light refreshments provided. To learn more visit

Surgical weight loss: 7 p.m., Best Western Royal Plaza, Fitchburg; Learn about the options, risks and benefits of surgical weight loss from a panel of experienced doctors. Sponsored by Emerson Hospital. Free and open to all. For more information call (978) 287-3532.

Friday, May 23

Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m., Ashby Fire Department, 1093 Main St., Ashby; American Red Cross blood drive. All donors will receive a voucher for a free individual deep dish pizza at Uno Chicago Grill. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh 110 or more, be in good general health, and have not given blood in the last 56 days. The American Red Cross requires positive ID for all donors.


The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with local boards of health, announces that Well Adult Clinics will be held free of charge. Drop in for blood pressure and pulse screening, medication review and diet teaching at this time. May’s monthly handout is on Venous Thrombosis. No appointment needed. For information, call Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at (978) 425-6675 or (800) 698-3307 or visit

Tuesday, May 13: 11 a.m. to noon, COA Meal Site, Shattuck Street, Littleton.

Wednesday, May 14: 9-11 a.m., Atwood Acres, Dudley Road, Townsend.

Thursday, May 15: Noon to 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, New Ipswich Road, Ashby.

Wednesday, May 21: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior Center, 18 Pond St., Ayer.

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