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Needs vendors and sponsors

The “Big Book-Pages for Peace Project” is looking for vendors (non-food/beverage), corporate sponsors and businesses to donate gift cards/products/services and to participate in the “World Music for World Peace” festival on June 25, from 11a.m. to 7 p.m., at Lawrence Academy Soccer field on Route 119/Main Street in Groton.

Though admission is free, proceeds from funds raised through sales of food, beverages, raffles and auctions held during the event will go to The Pages for Peace Foundation, which needs to raise $35,000 to print the record-breaking largest book in the world on peace.

This all day fundraiser/festival will feature music by Philadelphia-based “Global Illage.” Also playing will be Boston based “punky reggae” band “Destroy Babylon”, New Hampshire’s “The Gary Wilson Blues Project,” New York-based folk duo “Ellsworth and Hicks,” and several local bands. Food and beverages (including beer and wine) will be for sale. There will be ongoing raffles and an auction.

Special guests will include Sen. Scott Brown, Big Book advisor Betsy Sawyer, and 9/11 first-responder John Feal and other members of the Fealgood Foundation from New York. The Lime Rock Race Track in Connecticut will have a booth and will display one of the track’s cars.

Available exhibit space is selling out quickly. Please contact Carol Thorburn at 978-204-2471 or email if interested in being a vendor and/or corporate sponsor.

Friends of Willard

Brook June 2011 Programs

Saturday, June 18, 4:20 a.m. Sunrise Hike on Mount Watatic. This is our second annual climb up Watatic in the wee hours of the morning to watch the sun come up. We will meet at the easternmost parking area on Route 119 by Mount Watatic. Sunrise is just after 5 a.m., so we must meet at 4:20 a.m., to sign the waiver and still make it to the summit in time. Call Sussie at 978-502-6137 to sign up no later than 8 p.m. on the day before the hike to get last-minute packing and time updates.

Friday, June 24, 6 to 9 p.m. FOWB annual meeting, Townsend Meeting Hall. Enjoy an evening out starting with a yummy potluck supper, followed by an entertaining talk by a mountain-man wannabe, author Michael Tougias. Tougias will present a slideshow and tell us stories of his adventures and misadventures living in the New England backcountry. RSVP to Joellyn Nevins at 978-597-8151.

NRWA Summer


Give your child the gift of summer adventure outdoors with Nashua River Watershed Association naturalists. The NRWA is again offering is popular Summer Eco-Adventures for children ages 6 to 14. Choose from:

How Do They Build That?! July 6 & 7, for ages 9-12. Explore the world of nature’s greatest engineers including the beaver, muskrat and Baltimore oriole.

It’s a Bug’s Life, July 13 & 14, for ages 9-12. Get down and dirty with the wonderful world of insects as we explore the lives of bugs in a variety of water and land habitats.

Wilderness Survival Week, July 19-22, for ages 11-14. Challenge yourself in nature with an adventurous four days of hiking, paddling, developing summer survival skills, exploring the inner world of our local river, woodlands and fields while making new friends.

Wild World of Water Week, July 25-28, for ages 6-8. Escape the heat of summer with a fun-filled four days all about water.

Open to children from all communities, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and are based at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119) in Groton.

The cost per two-day session is $85 for NRWA members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per four-day session is $170 for NRWA members and $200 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Lauren Noone, NRWA Eco-Adventures coordinator, at 978-448-0299, or email

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