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SUNDAY, JULY 17 Nashoba Publishing reporter to appear at Barnes & Noble


Lowell author, Nashoba Publishing reporter to appear at Barnes & Noble: Pierre Comtois will be at Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack St., Lowell, to sign his new book, “Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon.” The book is heavily illustrated with archival photos and original art from the comics. Comtois will have samples on hand of his other books, including “Sometimes A Warm Rain Falls,” a young-adult novel about growing up in Lowell during the 1960s, “The Way the Future Was,” a collection of science-fiction stories, “Strange Company,” a mystery novel set during the Revolutionary War, and “The Portable Comtois,” which features Comtois’ published short stories and articles. The events are free and may change without notice. Call 978-458-3939 store to confirm.

Roast beef dinner: 5:30 p.m. Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America is having an annual roast-beef dinner at Caleb Butler Lodge in Ayer. The price is $10 and $5 for those younger than 12. The dinner Includes salad, roast beef, potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will benefit Fuad Court of Boston. For reservations call Suzi Boucher, high priestess of FUAD Court, at 978-772-5055 or 978-807-9265. Deadline for tickets is July 13


Saturdays July 10 through Oct. 23

Pepperell Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field on Hollis Street near the Routes 111 and 113 traffic circle.

Summer Worship

Pepperell Christian Fellowship

Summer Worship Schedule (July 5-Aug. 30): 9:30 a.m.; childcare provided.

Sunday School for children and adults will resume in the fall. Located at 17 Main St., next to the library. For further information call 978-433-6360 or visit our website ( <; ).

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Groton

Informal Sunday services are offered in the cool and breezy first-floor of the main church building at the corner of Main Street and Route 40 in Groton, across from the library. These are lay-led services and are small, friendly and rewarding. There will be coffee, tea, light snacks, good fellowship, summer dresses and Bermuda shorts! Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcome!

For more information contact Rocky Sandy at 978-448-9503.

UCC Groton

Summer worship hours have begun at Union Congregational Church. Please join us for Sunday worship at 9 a.m. for the summer months. Nursery care and activities for children will be available during worship throughout the summer. UCC Groton is located at 218 Main Street, on the corner of Willowdale Road. For more information, visit or call 978-448-2091.

St. Andrew’s

Episcopal Church

Ayer, 978-772-2615

Summer Schedule: There will be one service of Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. throughout July, August and on Sept. 5. Two services will begin again on Sept. 12. The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock, Officiating; Kyle M. Bertulli, organist

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

On June 27, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (SOV) in Groton will change to summer worship hours to Sunday a.m. worship: 9:15; no Sunday School or Adult Discipleship until fall. — Jeanne M. Iburg, SOV Worship Ministry

First Baptist Church

— 365 Main St., Groton,, 978-272-1335

Nightly revival services, teens and adults: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9. Summer bible clubs; games, songs, bible stories, snow cones!!

12:45 – 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9

Locations: Groton – Prescott School; Townsend – Spaulding Memorial School; Shirley – Fredonian Nature Center; Pepperell – Varnum Brook Field; Ayer – Ayer Middle School, Albert Pirone Park; Littleton – Fay Park; Westford – Ronan McElligott Memorial Park. — Tammy Nottingham

Townsend and Pepperell Methodist Churches

Townsend United Methodist Church and Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church have planned combined 10 a.m. summer worship services again this year. July worship will be at Townsend UMC (July 4 -25). The church is located at 265 Main St., at the corner of routes 13 and 119, in Townsend Center.

10 a.m. worship service in August will be held at Pepperell’s Lawrence Memorial UMC. The church is located at 1 Chapel Hill, off Main Street, one block in from Pepperell’s Dunkin’ Donuts.

Nursery care for the younger children will be provided. If you are interested in singing with the summer choirs, please know you will be welcomed to join on one Sunday, or all Sundays. For more information refer to or call Rev. Joan-Anne Westfall, pastor for both churches, at 978-433-2185.


Brookline Networking Group — for people in the Brookline and surrounding area’s seeking employment to network together and get support. Meets at the Brookline, N.H., library on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.


Debtors Anonymous: Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road; Route 40 and Route 119. Meeting is in the Parish House, beside church, on second floor. The first half hour of meeting is quiet time to work on numbers. No dues or fees. Everyone welcome! Outreach number is 617-728-1426,


Care Giver Support Group For anyone who is caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease is being held at RiverCourt Residences in West Groton on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are served. If you would like to join us please call: Debby Fagone, director/Reflections Program, 978-448-4122.

Bull Run: For ongoing or weekly happenings at Shirley’s Bull Run, see http://www.bullrunrestaurant. com/Daily.htm. No cover charge. Bull Run is at 215 Great Road, Shirley, 978-425-4311.

Thursdays at Devens Grill: Every Thursday local musicians perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit for a monthly music schedule, or call 978-862-0060. No cover charge. Devens Grill is at 4 Ryans Way in Devens.