Friday, May 30

Spring Pops concert: 8 p.m., Raymond J. Grey Junior High auditorium, Acton; Spring concert by the Acton Community Chorus. Tickets $18 in advance from Roche Bros. in Acton or 420 at the door, $15 for seniors and children under 12.

Saturday, May 31

Fishing Derby: 9 a.m. to noon; Mirror Lake, Patton Road, Devens; Third annual Devens Youth Fishing Derby. Registration (free) begins at 8:30 a.m. Contact Devens Recreation at (978) 772-8875 or visit

Charity wine auction: 6:30 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Auction of wine, fine cigars, wine accessories, art and more, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Blister Buddies team and the charities of the Rotary Club of Ayer-Harvard-Shirley-Devens. Tickets $25 each from any club member or by calling Bull Run at (978) 425-4311.

Spring Pops concert: 7 p.m., Raymond J. Grey Junior High auditorium, Acton; Spring concert by the Acton Community Chorus. See May 30 listing.

Sunday, June 1

Camp open house: Noon to 4 p.m., 4-H Camp Middlesex, 1031 Erickson Road, Ashby; Learn more about day camp and overnight camp while touring the facility and meeting the staff.

Mighty Wurlitzer: 2:30 p.m., Shanklin Music Hall, 130 Sandy Pond Road, Groton; Chris Elliot will deliver a one-man concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. Tickets $20 by calling (508) 674-0276 or by visiting

Tuesday, June 3

LaLeche League: 6-8 p.m., Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell; Monthly meeting of the breastfeeding support group. Children always welcome. Call Ginny at (978) 433-2089, Eve at (978) 842-4108 or Daryl at (978) 589-0901.

Thursday, June 5

Devens Grill: 7-10 p.m., Devens Grill lounge, 4 Ryans Way, Devens; No cover charge for after dinner live music. This week, Chris Reddy. Visit or call (978) 862-0060.

Friday, June 6

Wine & Sci-Fi: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jack O’Lantern Package Store, 2 Littleton Road (at the rotary) Ayer; Local author Phoebe Wray will read from her science-fiction novel “JEMMA7729,” during a wine tasting. All are welcome.

Saturday, June 7

Chris McDermott: 9 p.m., Outlook Restaurant, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford; Concert by Chris McDermott and his NYC Band. Tickets $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Call (978) 302-5649.

Harvard concert: 7:30 p.m., Harvard Common; Free concert by members of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church congregation, including piano, recorder, clarinet, flute and voice. Free will donations accepted. For more information call Eleanor at (978) 779-2876.

Student art show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Settle Gift Shop, 442 Main St., West Townsend; Inaugural art show by students of Painters Cottage. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public. For more information call Luann at (978) 386-7918.

Benefit for Freddie: 6 p.m. to midnight, Big Bear, Brookline, N.H.; Benefit for Freddie Bent Sr., with four bands, raffles, cash bar and a steamship round dinner for $20 admission. For more information call Gina at (603) 805-5805 or Leecy at (603) 673-7735.

Rod MacDonald: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Legendary folk musician, with opening act Beth DeSombre. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 that day. Call (978) 425-4311.

Pool tournament: 11 a.m. doors open, Billiards Café, Main Street, Ayer; 9-Ball starts at noon, 8-ball starts at 2 p.m., single qualifiers must have played 20 A.P.A. matches. Cost will be $10-$15, depending upon the number of players. For more information call (978) 772-7665.

Bird walk: 6:30 a.m., Fruitlands Museum, 120 Prospect Road, Harvard; Two mile hike with local birder Pat White. Call (978) 456-8127 for more info.

Sunday, June 8

Whisker Walk: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lancaster Fairgrounds (site of the Bolton Fair); Fun day for dogs and their owners (no other pets, please) with a fund-raising walk for military dogs.

Student art show: Noon to 5 p.m., Settle Gift Shop, 442 Main St., West Townsend; See June 7 listing.

Historical piano: 4 p.m., Ashburnham Community Church, Route 12 and Chapel Street, Ashburnham; Chamber music by Historical Piano Concerts, with a piano built in the time period of the music. Admission $10, children and students free. Visit to learn more.

Save the date:

Thursday, June 12

Squannacook Rail Trail: 7 p.m., North Middlesex Regional High School, Townsend; Public information meeting about the proposed Squannacook River Rail Trail, 3.7 miles between Townsend and Groton.

Sunday, June 15

Clambake: Noon until sold out, Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491A Main St., Townsend; Father’s Day Clambake with lobsters, clams and chicken.