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Last Chance to see the Finnish JewelryExhibition

Fitchburg Art Museum is the only venue for this stunning collection of 20th-century Finnish Jewelry. Visit the exhibition and journey through 200 pieces of Finnish craftsmanship from the 1920s to the present day.

The last day to see this exhibition is Sunday, June 6. Please call on 978-345-4207 or visit . The suseum is wheelchair-accessible and is located at 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA.

Legion Hosting Unserviceable Flag Burning June 14

The Ayer American Legion Post 139 will conduct a ceremonial burning of unserviceable United States flags at the Ayer Gun & Sportsman Club on Flag Day June 14, at 10 a.m.

Citizens are requested not to continue the display of faded, torn, ripped, dirty or otherwise unserviceable flags as it is disrespectful to do so.

Area residents are requested to place their unserviceable flags, prior to June 14, in the receptacle provided outside the Ayer PostOffice on Central Avenue for pickup and disposal.

Father’s Day Family Fun Fest June 20

A day of family fun in the sun — something for every age. Live music/BBQ/games and competitions, Sunday, June 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saima Park, Fitchburg.

The Remnant Youth Ministries of Crossroads Community Church is proud to sponsor this daylong event. The day begins with a public worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a family BBQ at 11:30 a.m. Throughout the day, fun and lively competition will be had with horseshoes, bocce ball, volleyball and other family sports. A full schedule of field games will also be ongoing, including sack races, tug of war and the perennial favorite, the pie-eating contest. Open to all!

For more information, please call the church office at 978-342-8637 or visit the church webite at

Nashoba Valley Chamber

To Pull $10G Winner June 23

The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual Super Raffle, originally scheduled for May 26 at the Gervais Ford Business After Hours, has officially been postponed to be drawn at their Annual Banquet on June 23.

Although the Chamber was unable to meet the minimum number of sales for the original drawing date, they are confident in rescheduling the drawing to June 23. “The Chamber has a lot going on right now, and that’s a good thing for businesses in Nashoba Valley,” said Executive Director Melissa Fetterhoff. “We are grateful for the extra time to help us meet our goal.”

It was clear that the mood of attendees at the Business After Hours was not dampened by the delay. More than 80 business owners and representatives gathered in the showroom of Gervais Ford in Ayer to show their support of the Chamber, and Gervais Ford. If you haven’t already done so, purchase your Super Raffle ticket today and enter to win the Grand Prize of $10,000!

Also, don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new Chamber members and dine in the beautiful Devens Common Center at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet. The evening will begin with the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour with dinner to follow. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction featuring dynamic auctionee, Mike Rasmussen of North Middlesex Savings Bank.

In addition to the live auction, we are accepting donations for this year’s Silent Auction. Marcia Fernald, annual Banquet Committee chair noted: “The Silent Auction is a tremendous opportunity for Chamber members to display their products in front hundreds of people who are bidding in a spirit of friendly competitiveness. Over the years, the Silent Auction has become a much anticipated part of the evening.” With more than 80 items available, there is something to fit every budget and personality type. An added bonus is the camaraderie it builds among members.

Cost for this event is $40 per person for registration before June 11 and $45 per person after that date. Contact the Chamber office for further details at 978-772-6976 or

Nashoba Valley Chamber

of Commerce Super Raffle

Have you ever wanted to cruise to some exotic location but didn’t have the necessary funds? Well, your ship may be coming in! The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its fifth annual Super Raffle. The Grand Prize will be $10,000. The Chamber will also award an additional 5 prizes totaling $2,500. The cost of a ticket is $100. Not interested in the gamble of $100 right now? Get a group of friends or co-workers together and go in on a ticket. Because there will only be 325 tickets sold, the odds of being a winner are significant.

Tickets are available from Nashoba Valley Chamber Board members and through the Chamber office. Winners will be drawn at the annual banquet on June 23 (Date of drawing extended because minimum ticket sales not yet met). For more information on how to cash in on this exciting opportunity, or to learn more about how NVCoC can help your business, call the Chamber (978) 772-6976 or email

MAX Cohen Grove swimming lesson signups

Swimming lessons at Lake Potanipo in Brookline, N.H., are open to all children ages 6 and up from all towns. Two sessions this year; each runs for three weeks. Session1 July 6 to July 22. Session 2 July 26 to Aug. 12. Classes are 40 minutes, start at 8 a.m. and are done by 11 a.m. The cost is $45 per child per class. For more information or to sign up, call Carol Anderson-Farwell at 603-673-7772.

Tick Talk: NRWA Free Presentation: June 16

The Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public to a free “Tick Talk” on Wednesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119) in Groton. This program is free and open to the public, made possible in part by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund. To register or for more information, contact Al Futterman at 978-448-0299, or e-mail

BROOKSTOCK in Brookline N.H., July 24

A day of music beginning around “noonish” and goes straight through till “midnightish,” at the Brookline ballpark, on the corner of Francis Drive and Milford Street. If you are in a band and would like to play a set or two, we’d love to have you. It is open to all ages and all kinds of musical talent. We have a state-of-the-art recording studio set up with all the sound system equipment. Just bring your instrument and plug in.

Fun things to do all day at the field; food,and beverages will be sold, or you can bring your own. Bring a blanket and bug spray and come spend the day. The Brookline IceBreakers will be having their steamship round dinner from 5-7 p.m. To sign up, call or e-mail Carol Anderson~Farwell at 603-673-7772 or

Kelly Miller Circus: July 1

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Townsend Recreation Department, the all new Kelly Miller Circus will be in town on Thursday, July 1 for two performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Brook Middle School Field. This year’s show features elephants, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top. The tent raising itself is a great free show that will take place at 9 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Townsend Recreation Department.

Vacation Bible School Aug. 2-6

SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School is August 2-6 at Trinity Church located at 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road in Bolton (just off Rt. 118). This free program runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is for children going into pre-K through 8th grade. For more information or to register beginning June 7, call the church office at 978-779-5517 or visit

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