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Friday, July 4

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Fourth of July holiday.

Saturday, July 5

Independence Day: 12:30 p.m. parade, town hall to Nissitissit Middle School (Chace Avenue); “Rockin’ Rib Festival” 1-4:30 p.m.; plus games, music and food, with fireworks at dusk.

Monday, July 7

Recreation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Agricultural Board: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room C.

Summer playground: 9 a.m. to noon, Pepperell Community Center; Start of a six-week drop-off program for children ages 5-14. Call Gayle at (978) 433-7856. Other Pepperell Rec. programs include tennis, summer sports camp and Lego engineering. Visit the town Web site, www.town.pepperell.ma.us and look for recreation.

Tuesday, July 8

Board of Health: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room A.

IST Committee: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Nashoba Tech: 7:30 p.m. meeting, 100 Littleton Road, Westford; Regular meeting of the Nashoba Valley Regional Technical High School Committee.

Congressional candidate: 7:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; See below.

Wednesday, July 9

Council on Aging: 2 p.m. meeting, Pepperell Senior Center.

Thursday, July 10

Finance Committee: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, conference room B.

Friday, July 11

Friday matinee: 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Senior Center; Free movie screenings on the big flat-screen TV; this week, “The Bee Movie” with Jerry Seinfeld in the lead vocal role.

Saturday, July 12

Ice cream social: 6-8 p.m., Pepperell United Methodist Church, 1 Chapel Place (behind Dunkin’ Donuts): Even will include a children’s ice cream eating contest. Call Marcia at (978) 449-3337 with questions.

Garden Club safari: 9:45 a.m. sharp, meet at Peter Fitzpatrick School lot off Main Street for a tour of local gardens (club members only). To join, contact President Joanna Reagan at joannareagan@charter.net.

Sunday, July 13

Briefs

Summer sports

Mr. Wolfendale and Mr. Margueritta have a great sport for the kids this summer for three one-week sessions, July 7-10, Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14

The sports sessions, for grades three to eight, will be held 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Comisky Field, at a cost of $40 per week.

At least 50 are needed for the classes to be held.

Contact Gayle at Pepperell Rec. at (978) 433-7856 with any questions or visit www.town.pepperell.ma.us and follow the Recreation links.

Meet the candidate

GOP candidate for the 1st Congressional District, Nathan Bech, a West Springfield native and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, will discuss his candidacy on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Rd. The public is cordially invited to attend.

For further information, please contact info@pepperell-gop.org.

Operation Swan Dive

Due to the great success of its inaugural year (which raised over $65,000 for charity), Operation Swan Dive, a two-day festival of skydiving and music, is set to jump again. The second annual event will take place the weekend of July 19 and 20 at SkyDive Pepperell and will benefit Lyrics for Life, a cancer charity founded by Sister Hazel front-man Ken Block. The event will take place rain or shine.

The second night of the event, July 20, will end with food, fun and music, with dinner and a concert by Sister Hazel, under the big tent at the Pepperell drop zone. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and casual attire is recommended. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.lyricsforlife.org. For more about Sister Hazel visit www.myspace.com/sisterhazel.

Summer worship

Pepperell Christian Fellowship will offer summertime worship services at 9:30 a.m. Child is care provided. PCF is located at 17 Main Street, next to the library.

For further information call (978) 433-6360 or visit www.pcfchurch.org.

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