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Monday, Dec. 28

H1N1 Flu clinic: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with member Local Boards of Health, announces that an H1N1 Regional Flu Clinic will be held for residents of its member towns* at St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall, 31 Chapel Street, Shirley. Vaccine will be administered in accordance with the current guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Please visit our Web site at to download the necessary forms to be completed and brought to the clinic. Any clinic cancellations will be posted on this site.

For further information please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335, ext. 333.

Member towns: Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend.

Thursday, Dec. 31

NAMI Support Groups to Meet New Year’s Eve: 7 to 8:30 p.m. The mental illness support groups sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of North Central Massachusetts will meet at Messiah Lutheran Church, 750 Rindge Road, Fitchburg. For information about the family group, please call Diane or Guy at 978-345-1491; for information about the consumer group, please call Sheryl (978-602-0089) or Susan (978-534-8780); or visit our Web site at

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is non-profit grassroots organization working on behalf of individuals with mental illnesses and their families.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Mason breakfast: 7:30 to 10 a.m. The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fundraising breakfast at the Ayer Masonic Center 11 Sculley Road, Ayer. Breakfast will include eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon or sausage, potatoes, toast, juice, and coffee. Come early and bring your friends.




The Ayer Gun and Sportsmen’s Club at 255 Snake Hill Road in Ayer will serve Sunday breakfasts from 7 to 10 a.m. from now until Mother’s Day (May 9, 2010).


Professional Networking

Business Network Int’l, the largest word of-mouth referral organization in the world. All business is done through referrals and each member works as your sales force. For more information, contact Carol Jaillet, president, at 978-448-2113. Meets every Thursday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., First Parish Church, Groton.

Support Group

A Caregiver Support Group meeting for all caregivers of seniors will be held every first Thursday of each month in Littleton’s Multipurpose Room, 33 Shattuck St. behind the Reuben Hoar Library, just off of Route 2A, Littleton. This support group is free of charge; only those caring for seniors are invited. For more information, call Anne Marie Rowse from Senior Care Advisors at 978-456-3756 or

Thursdays at the Devens Grill

Every Thursday local musicians will perform at Devens Grill from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit for a monthly music schedule and more information about the restaurant, bar and musicians. No cover charge. Devens Grill, 4 Ryans Way, Devens; 978- 862-0060.

The Bull Run

Music during Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Irish traditional music every Wednesday, 7 to 11 p.m., in the Tap Room.

Friday and Saturday shows: Call 978-425-4311 for info or visit www.bullrunrestaurant. com/concert.htm.

The Bull Run is located at 215 Great Road, Shirley.

Coming in January

Oxbow, Sunday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Join the Friends of the Oxbow NWR and Nashaway Trackers coordinator Janet Pesaturno and explore the refuse for tracks and sign of the many animals who make this rich and beautiful habitat their home. There will be much to see and discuss with or without snowy conditions. Please dress warmly, wear appropriate footwear and bring snowshoes if necessary. Meet at the refuge parking lot on Depot Road in Harvard. This is part two of a program that begins Dec. 4. Space is limited. To register, contact Rona Balco at 978-779-2259.