FRIDAY, SEPT. 3
Well adult clinic: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held for Devens residents only at Loaves and Fishes, 234 Barnum Road, Devens. Drop in for Blood Pressure, Pulse Screening and Diet Teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at www.nashoba.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 4
Pepperell Covered Bridge grand opening celebration: Daylong event a year in the making. Starts at the Groton Street covered bridge at 10 a.m. with speakers, historical re-enactment and antique tractor and car parade. Continues at the town field on Hollis Street. Free and open to the public.
MONDAY, SEPT. 6
Labor Day Muster and BBQ: starts at 11:30 a.m. with a parade of firefighting vehicles from the Senior Center on West Main Street to Hollingsworth & Vose Field, Townsend Road, West Groton. This annual event is sponsored by the Groton Firefighters Association. Everyone is invited.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 7
Dining for dollars: 5 to 10 p.m. at Baileys Bar & Grille, 18 Main St., Townsend. A percentage of total bill will be donated to the American Cancer Society. This Greater Ayer Relay for Life event will feature TONS of raffle items; “Get Down Tonight Entertainment, Inc.,” will be in the house (Take out number: 978-812-0200.)
Candidate Bill Gunn at Townsend’s Memorial Hall: 6 p.m. The campaign to elect Bill Gunn for Congress will sponsor a Town Hall meeting at the Memorial Hall Meeting Room at Townsend Town Hall. For more information voters can go to his web site at billgunnforcongress.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8
Open house at Nashoba Tech: Nashoba Valley Technical High School will hold an Open House for the fall semester of its continuing education program, Nashoba at Night, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the front lobby of the school. Nashoba at Night will offer a large assortment of courses, including certification courses. Nashoba Tech is located at 100 Littleton Road (Route 110) in Westford.
A Closer Look: Lecture Series on examining Fruitlands Museum Collections: 7 to 8 p.m. Members & Seniors: Single Session $10. Fourth program in the series. Pre-registered participants will assist in selecting historic objects from the collection and topics for discussion in each program. This lecture will focus on the origins of Shaker design and its manifestation in objects from the Harvard and Shirley Shakers. Object examination for this program will focus on chair finials.
Prevention of substance abuse talk: 7 p.m. Nashoba Valley Technical High School will host a talk by Daniel B. Switchenko, Ph.D., on the prevention of substance abuse in the Performing Arts Center. The public is invited. Switchenko is an exercise physiologist at Eastern Connecticut College. He has attained prominence as one of the leading speakers in prevention of substance abuse. He has served as co-chair of Eastern Connecticut State University Substance Abuse Advisory Board and has addressed thousands of students, student-athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and community groups. For more information, call David Fusco at 978-692-4711, ext. 4152.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9
Open house at Nashoba Tech: 6 to 9 p.m. Nashoba Valley Technical High School will hold an Open House for the fall semester of its continuing education program, Nashoba at Night, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, Sept. 9, in the front lobby of the school. Nashoba at Night will offer a large assortment of courses, including certification courses. Nashoba Tech is located at 100 Littleton Road (Route 110) in Westford.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
Saint Mary’s Lawn Party: 5 to 10 p.m. Lots of food, games and fun.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
Electronic Recycling Day: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All towns are welcome to Electronic Recycling Day to be held on the parking lot of Our Lady of Grace Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. We will accept all electronics to include monitors, computers, fax and copy machines, anything with a cord. We will also be accepting all white goods, air-conditioning units, microwaves, lawn mowers and snow blowers with the gas removed as well as exercise equipment and grills. This is a fundraiser for the church with low fees of $5 per electronic item, $10 per appliance or small TV, $15 per 20-inch or larger TV and $20 per wood console TV. Items brought to Recycle Day will have a 97 percent recycle rate. Any car batteries, digital cameras or cell phones, power tools, bikes will be free. Receipts to be provided. Any questions? E-mail J.email@example.com.
Grotonfest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., annual event on and around Legion Common off Hollis Street, presented by the Groton Business Association.
Gently used children’s items for sale: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes baby equipment, toys, clothes, books and more! $1.00 admission, under 14 free, at Central Congregational Church, 1 Worthen St., Chelmsford. Cash Only. Sponsored by the Nashoba Valley Mothers of Multiples, a non-profit organization. For more information visit us at www.nashobavalleymom.org or call (978) 376-2939.
Friends of Willard Brook Trails work on the Dead Swamp Trail: Meet at the Fessenden Hill Road parking area at the trail head, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring work gloves, water, and a lunch/snack, and wear old clothes because you will be painting trail markers onto the trees. Register by calling Sussie Holzberlein 978-502-6137 because there may be other items that should be brought when you come.
Children’s performer: Young families are in for a treat when SteveSongs, the nationally acclaimed children’s performer and PBS Kids star, comes to Indian Hill Music with his band for two concerts — 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. — at 36 King St., Littleton. Tickets are $15 each and are available online at www.indianhillmusic.org, or by calling 978-486-9524. This concert is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.
Open house: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indian Hill Music will host its annual Open House. Enjoy a fun day of musical activities for all ages, including instrument demonstrations, early childhood music classes, and more! Ask questions, talk to our faculty, and learn all about our music education and performance programs. FREE admission. Learn more at (978) 486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
Open House: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Open House will be held at the Townsend Rod and Gun Club located at 46 Emery Road, Townsend, just off Route 13 (watch for signs, about 1.5 miles south of Townsend center.) The wider community is invited to visit and tour one of Townsend’s most wonderful resources. View the trap range, 100 yard shooting range, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, the trout pond and the over 300 acres of hunting, hiking, biking and camping facilities. Learn about the shooting preserve, which allows the club to stock and hunt game birds from Sept. 15 until March 31 and receive a certificate to a club hunt as a guest at member’s prices. There will be games for children, short guided walks around the property, and fishing is available at the trout pond with your own tackle. The trap range will be open to the public for $4 a round. Be sure to enter your name for a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods and have a breakfast or lunch in the club’s updated kitchen. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-597-6723.
Run for the Hills 5K Trail Run: 2 p.m. Run for the Hills 5K Trail Run at McCurdy Track, 34 Lancaster Road in Harvard. Register at www.runforthehills.org. Runners and walkers are welcome. Sponsored by the Harvard Conservation Trust, in cooperation with the Harvard Road Race Association.
Heart to Heart Women’s Community Bible Study Opening Celebration: Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry is excited to offer the 2010-2011 Community Bible Study. Heart to Heart Community Bible Study is a nondenominational evangelical study for all women 16 years and older in Pepperell and surrounding communities. We study and discuss the Bible in an intimate, small group setting. We have beginner groups for those who are new to studying the Bible or want to explore Christianity. We also have other groups for women who have experience studying the Bible and want to grow in their faith.
Heart to Heart Community Bible Study is held at Pepperell Christian Fellowship, 17 Main St., Pepperell, on Tuesday mornings (9:30 a.m. to 12 noon) and the first, third and fifth Tuesday evenings (6:45 to 8:45 p.m.). Child care and children’s programs are available for children six and under during our morning sessions.
Please register at our Opening Dessert Tea on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The cost of registration is $40 (morning) and $30 (evening). Scholarships are available to those in need. The day and evening studies will begin on Sept. 21 at the respective times. For more information please contact Cheryl Knittel at 978-448-2873 or Marcy Birmingham at 978-448-0520.
Brookline Networking Group — For people in the Brookline and surrounding areas 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, http://www.debtorsanonymous.org.
FIRST WEDNESDAY: Care giver support group for anyone caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, 6 p.m., RiverCourt Residences, West Groton. Light refreshments served. To attend, please call Debby Fagone at 978-448-4122.
Thursdays at Devens Grill: Every Thursday local musicians perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit http://devensgrill.com for a monthly music schedule, or call 978-862-0060. No cover charge. Devens Grill is at 4 Ryans Way in Devens.
Groton Farmers Market at the Williams Barn, open from 3 to 7 p.m. The market will be held behind the Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton, just 1.5 miles north of Main Street, www.williamsbarn.org.
Saturdays 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.
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.
Adult drop-in Grieving & Healing support groups — Now being held at two locations on the Second Tuesday of each month: from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. No fee, no registration required. Bereaved individuals are welcome. For more information, contact Karen Campbell at 1-800-698-3307, ext. 320.
Care Giver Support Group: For anyone who is caring for a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, a support group 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.