Nashoba Valley

Concert Band

The Nashoba Valley Concert Band announces three free public performances for the holiday season.

Sunday, Dec. 7, the band will be playing at the Ayer Town Hall at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, the band will be playing at The Mall at Whitney Field at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21, in the auditorium at The Bromfield School in Harvard, the band will be playing at 2 p.m. as part of the Warner Free Lecture Series.

All concerts feature traditional holiday music by the 40 piece all-volunteer band.

Holiday wreaths

DUNSTABLE — Boy Scout Troop 28, of Dunstable, is again offering their annual Holiday Balsam Fir Wreath Sale.

Wreaths, with bow, are available in two sizes: Large (24-inch) for $24 and small (14-inch) for $14 dollars.

Order wreaths by contacting Dave at 978-649-1190 or by e-mail to Pre-orders will be available for pick-up on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Dunstable Congregational Church. Free delivery is available within Dunstable. Thank you in advance for supporting the Boy Scouts!

RE/MAX Colonial

and Toys for Tots

GROTON — RE/MAX Colonial is pleased to announce that their office will once again be a Toys for Tots drop-off site for the holiday season. You may drop off a new, unwrapped toy seven days a week before Dec. 19. To make it even more convenient, this year we are also welcoming toy drop-offs at any of our RE/MAX Colonial open houses. If you happen to be driving by and see one of our open house signs, feel free to drop off toys at that location.

“With the current economy, people are feeling the pinch this year more than ever. Charities such as Toys for Tots fill a tremendous need with local families,” said co-broker Deb Colangelo. “We have participated in the annual Toys for Tots drive for almost a decade. Over the years the communities support has been overwhelming. We are hopeful that this year’s drive will be the most successful yet!”

The RE/MAX Colonial office is located in the Mill Run Plaza at 495 Main Street, Suite B, in Groton and their Web site address is For more information, please contact Laurie Hawkins at 978-448-8288, ext. 0.

Toys for Tots is the U.S. Marine Corps’ premier community action program, one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes and the only charitable endeavor within the Department of Defense which reaches outside the military establishment to make a difference in lives and communities nationwide.

Elder day care

GROTON — Cooperative Elder Services Inc., an adult day health and Alzheimer’s day program located at 8 West Main Street in Groton, provides respite care and a safe, structured environment for elders. The program serves elders from, Groton, Ayer, Townsend, Lunenburg, Dunstable, Westford, Harvard, Littleton, Pepperell and Shirley.

The program is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and door-to-door transportation can be arranged.

Elders attend one to five days per week, depending upon their needs. The program includes a light breakfast, full hot lunch and afternoon snack, daily nursing care, socialization and a full range of activities, and social service support. As one of our clients said, “The program has been a lifesaver. I get to spend the day with my friends and enjoy all sorts of activities.”

Our goal is to help frail elders remain in their homes and the community. If you would like to visit the center or find out more information contact Suzanne Roberts at 978-448-1400 or visit our Web site at

Holiday House Tour

NASHUA, N.H. — The Friends of the Nashua Symphony has been hosting the Holiday House Tour for more than 10 years. This event has raised as much as $16,000 on behalf of the Nashua Symphony Association in years past, going a long way toward making live music accessible to everyone in southern New Hampshire.

This year’s Holiday House Tour will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, noon to 4 p.m. The tours take place all around Nashua, N.H. Go to for a full list of locations.

The House Tour concludes with a reception and craft fair at Langdon Place.

All tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door available at the Nashua Symphony Box Office, over the phone at 603-595-9156, online at, or at any of the vendors listed online. All major credit cards are accepted. Profits from this event go toward the Nashua Symphony Association.