Friday, Nov. 21

Marriage of Figaro: 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Presented by Indian Hill Music’s Opera Workshop. Tickets $22 for adults, $12 for students. Call 978-486-9524 or visit

Ernie & the Automatics: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Band founded by Ernie Boch Jr. Tickets $10 in advance, $14 on day of show, by calling 978-425-4311.

Turkey raffle: 7:30 p.m., Groton Senior Center; American Legion Post 55 will hold its 55th annual turkey raffle and door prize drawing, its largest fund-raiser of the year. Businesses interested in donating should contact Dave at (978) 448-6711.

Groton Night Life: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Who wakes up when the sun goes down? Come find out on a not-so-spooky night hike followed by a campfire and s’mores. All ages welcome. Cost $6 per person or $18 per family for Nashua River Watershed Association members, $8 per person and $24 per family for non-members. Pre-registration required by calling Lauren at 978-448-0299.

Singles dance: 7-11 p.m., Irish-American Club, 616 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica; salad and sandwich bar, $10 each. Visit to learn more.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Marriage of Figaro: 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; (See above.)

Hollis Hoe Down: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lawrence Barn, Depot Road, Hollis, N.H.; Hosted by the Hollis Woman’s Club, event will feature caller Frank Woodward and his band offering square and contra dancing instruction. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13-19, $5 for ages 6-12 and under age 6 free. Seating is limited so call Diane at (603) 670-5764 or e-mail

Community Home Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (snow date Nov. 23); Groton Community School event, with a map of homes open for self-guided tours, with artists and vendors at each home. Tickets $25 in advance ($35 with boxed lunch by The Groton Trading Company) or $30 at the door (no lunch). Tickets available at Lavender or Body, Mind, Spirit in Groton; Rose of Sharon in Dunstable; and Groton Community School. Visit

Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Church of Shirley, corner of Harvard and Lancaster roads in Shirley Village; Homemade crafts, bargains galore, two dozen raffle baskets, baked goods and all-day snack bar. And don’t miss the new and used toy table! Church is handicap accessible. For more information phone (978) 425-4065.

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Parish of Bolton, 673 Main St., Bolton; Handmade items by local artisans, “theme” basket raffle by the Basket Boutique, cheese by the pound or baked beans by the pint.

Bob Martin: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Folk and country legend. Opening act Davey O. Tickets $12 in advance, $16 on day of show, by calling 978-425-4311.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Marriage of Figaro: 2 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton;

Future Stars: 4 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Showcase for young musicians (under age 18) to play 30-minute sets on a professional stage. Performers will include bands Jack Babineau, Brigade Of Aces, Corey Knapp, Friday Night Delight, How To Catch Shadows, and Unlimited Warfare. Proceeds donated to the Gardner Music Boosters.

Monday, Nov. 24

Drug interactions: 10 a.m., Hildreth House, Harvard; Talk by Richard Oakley, registered pharmacist, about prescription drug interactions and side effects. Talk sponsored by the Harvard Council on Aging. All are invited.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving dinner: 6 p.m., Apple Valley Baptist Church, 12 Columbia Street (behind North Middlesex Savings Bank); Special Thanksgiving dinner to go along with free meals served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All are welcome.

The Installers: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; A holiday “tune-up” by Bill Kirchen and those rockin’ bluesmen, the Installers. Opening act, the Crunge. Tickets $10 in advance, $14 on day of show, by calling 978-425-4311.

Coming Alive: 7 p.m., Billiards Café, Main Street, Ayer; Pre-Thanksgiving concert with the Coming Alive band, headed by Shirley resident and Ayer High (Class of ’71) grad Bill Sivret. No cover charge. Call 978-772-POOL.

Thursday, Nov. 27


Thanksgiving Day Race: 8 a.m. sharp, Ayer Fire Department; 5K Road Race. Visit or stop by the Ayer fire station on Main Street.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Pepperell.

Sunday, Nov. 30

Post-Thanksgiving Hike: 10-11:30 a.m., Meet at Damon Pond parking lot for a 2.3-mile kid-friendly hike (about 90 minutes) with the Friends of Willard Brook. For more information call Sussie at 978-502-6137.

Save the date:

Saturday, Dec. 6

Craft Fair & Flea: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Parish Hall, 39 Main St., Lunenburg; All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Pat Brody Shelter for Cats.

Gifts & Greens: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row, Groton; Third annual Groton Greens & Gifts Sale, co-hosted by Groton Woman’s Club and Williams Barn Committee. Businesses may take part in a wreath-decorating contest in advance by calling 978-448-6624 or 978-448-6620.