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Friday, Dec. 12

Voice Soiree: 7:30 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Voice students perform, $5 donation at the door. Call 978-486-9524 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Comedy night: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley (Sawtelle Room); Stand-up comedy from some of Boston’s best. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 on day of show. Call 978-425-4311 for reservations. Visit www.BullRunRestaurant.com to find a full list of entertainment.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Holiday Sing-Along: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Annual family holiday sing-along for all ages. Free admission. Bring your camera in case a “special guest” drops by!

Flo-Ro Holiday Fair: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Groton-Dunstable Middle School South, 344 Main Street (Route 119); Biggest annual holiday fair yet by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA. Highlight of the fair is the Children’s Holiday Concert. Call Sarah at 978-448-1468.

Room Full of Blues: 8 p.m., Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley (Sawtelle Room); Legendary blues band that “aims the beat at their feet.” Opening act The Paul Speidel Band; Tickets $18 in advance, $22 on day of show. The Ballroom will feature the New England Singer Songwriters Concert, tickets $10 and $14. Call 978-425-4311.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Tuba Christmas: 2 p.m., Ayer Town Hall; Tuba Christmas features an entire band of all tuba players from all over New England, playing traditional Christmas carols and other holiday favorites. This free holiday event is sponsored by the Ayer Business Alliance and open to the public.

Community Christmas Concert: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Union Congregational Church, Main Street, Groton; Join over 100 friends and neighbors in the Groton Community Christmas Choir Concert “Behold the Light.” Another performance will be held Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free of charge and appropriate for all ages. Call 978-448-2480 to learn more.

Caroling: 2 p.m., Townsend Congregational Church; Meet at the church and be prepared to bring joy to many. Hot chocolate and snacks afterward. All are welcome.

Online auction: Last day to place bids in the Nashua River Watershed Association’s online holiday auction. Visit www.nashuariverwatershed.org and follow the links.

Christmas Show: Noon dinner, 1 p.m., show, Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Christmas party by the Montachusett Organ Society, with Salmon, Swedish meatballs or Turkey Pot Pie. Tickets $17. Call Connie at 978-597-5420 or Pauline at 978-597-5242.

Holiday Pops Cabaret: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Somerset Ballroom, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, N.H.; Nashua Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present holiday favorites. Tickets $20 to $50 by calling 603-595-9156 or online at NashuaSymphony.org.

“In a Manger” exhibit: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7 Faulkner Street; The seventh annual “In a Manger” Nativity Exhibition at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will include more than 200 Nativity sets from around the world. Other highlights include a children’s activity table, homemade cookies and cider, and a hand-knit Nativity raffle. Admission is free. For more information or directions, call 978-772-2615.

Winter Event: 2-4 p.m., Ashburnham Country Store, corner of routes 119 and 101, Ashburnham-Ashby line; First-ever winter celebration with fresh-baked cookies, chair massages, mulled cider and more. Free.

Christmas Show: Noon dinner, 1 p.m., show, Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley; Christmas party by the Montachusett Organ Society, with Salmon, Swedish meatballs or Turkey Pot Pie. Tickets $17. Call Connie at 978-597-5420 or Pauline at 978-597-5242.

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

Monday, Dec. 15

Community Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m., Union Congregational Church, Main Street, Groton; See above.

Winter Concert: 7 p.m., Bromfield School, Cronin Auditorium, Harvard; Free concert by the Music Department of the Bromfield school featuring music from Bach to Billy Joel. Learn more by calling 978-456-4152, ext. 571 or by e-mail to treynold@psharvard.org.

Free meal: 6 p.m., Apple Valley Baptist Church, 12 Columbia Street (behind North Middlesex Savings Bank), Ayer; Free meal every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Blue Star Mothers: 6 p.m. meeting, Leominster Veterans’ Center, 100 West St., Leominster; Monthly meeting. Offering for sale Blue Star Mothers calendar for 2009. Visit bluestarmomsmassch1.org. Meeting starts one hour early to accommodate Holiday Celebration.

Nashoba Valley Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., The Mall at Whitney Field, Commercial Road, Leominster. Free public performance by the 40-piece all-volunteer band.

Thursday, Dec. 18

Bach’s Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Free concert (bring your own lunch) of ethnic dance rhythms by clarinetist Paul Surapine and pianist Beth Surapine. Coffee, tea and cookies provided. Call 978-486-9524 to learn more, or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Shop For Your Kids Day: 5:30-7 p.m., Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Barnum Road, Devens; Volunteers needed. Have you made your donation yet?

Irish music session: 7-9 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St. (Route 2A), Littleton; Bring your instrument and play along by ear, sheet music or recording. Free of charge. Call 978-486-9524 to request a spot, or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Psalms & Slippers: 6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. worship; Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley, Garden Room; A new worship experience from Trinity Chapel at the Episcopal Church of Shirley.

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

Sunday, Dec. 21

Handel’s Messiah: 3 p.m., Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street (Route 2A); Performance by the Nashoba Valley Chorale, tickets $5 at the door. Musicians and soloists are welcome, contact conductor@nashobachorale.org.

Combined parish: 8:45 a.m., St. Theresa Church, Harvard and 10:45 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, Bolton; Join the celebration as two parishes combine to form the new Holy Trinity Parish. Call Rev. Dennis O’Brien at the rectory of St. Theresa at 978-456-3563 to learn more.

Blue Christmas: 4 p.m., Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church, Pepperell; Not everyone has the Christmas spirit. A service of healing and hope. All are welcome.

Winter Solstice: 1-3 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119), Groton; Celebrate the shortest day of the year with solstice games from other cultures, make an edible ornament for wildlife to enjoy and learn the significance of the solstice. Fee $6 per person, $18 per family for NRWA members, $8 and $24 for non-members. Contact Lauren at 978-448-0299 or e-mail LaurenP@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.