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Nashoba Tech now offering online coruses, registration for adult education program

WESTFORD — A full slate of programming for adult learners at Nashoba Valley Technical High School is being rolled out at www.nashobatech.net and will be printed as a brochure available by mail upon request.

Online registration is also being offered for the first time this semester, as well as walk-in, mail and email registration.

In September, Nashoba Tech introduces a series of new Personal and Community Enrichment programs, including “Strategies for Surviving the Housing Crash,” featuring ideas for new homeowners, potential homeowners and real-estate appraisers; “Celebrity Chef Series,” featuring hot new chefs from Nashoba Valley; and a special afternoon series for seniors who may not want to travel in the evening.

There is also a full spectrum of online classes for personal and professional development available for those who would like to work from home, or at their own pace.

Perennial favorites will also be offered, including Electric Code, Plumbing Code, Small Engine Repair, Automotive Technology and Collision Repair, AutoCAD, Web Design and Microsoft Office (with CORE Certification options), Dental Assisting, Medical Coding, EKG Tech and Pharmaceutical Tech.

All programs are listed at www.nashobatech.net, as well as in the brochure, though new classes are always being added online. Call NVTHS’s Continuing Community Education Department at 978-692-4711, ext. 1001, for more information or to register.

Upcoming fair looking for vendors

Early Bird registrations

The Townsend Historical Society is sponsoring the 30th annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. The fair is a very popular event and traditionally attracts artists and crafters from all over New England. The location of the Fair is on highly visible Townsend Common, 263 Main St., at the junction of routes 13 and 119.

To make this the best yet, there will be complementary activities with music and artisan demonstrations to attract many visitors to the Common. There will be food and snacks, free parking and restroom facilities available. It is a “rain or shine” event.

Please visit the society’s website www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org for early bird registration through July 31. Download an application or call the society’s office at 978-597-2106. The Townsend Historical Society is located at 72 Main St., Townsend, Massachusetts 01469.

Attention model railroad enthusiasts

The Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association seeks members interested in building and operating our new, state-of-the-art model railroad layout. Both experienced and nonexperienced railroad modelers welcomed!

Come enjoy model railroading with us! Meeting nights: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 to 11 p.m.

For further information, Peter.d@nvrra.com or phone Peter at 978 840 2898. Visit our website: www.nvrra.com.

Fair craft space available

There are still spaces available for crafters at the 36th annual Horse Shed Fair, which will be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the First Church of Christ (the Bulfinch Church) in Lancaster. This popular fair is held rain or shine for one day only.

For an application, or for more information, please contact the church office at 978-365-2427 or John and Sarah Spencer at 978-368-0731.

Woman to Woman

Conference

The Woman to Woman conference, to be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is for women ages 18 and up to come together for fun and fellowship. Come, let’s take some time out for the girls to sing, talk, laugh, eat, dance, craft and pray.

This event will be held at New Hope Community Church, 139 Sandy Pond Road in Ayer. A small donation of $5 is requested (but no one will be turned away) at the time of registration, which starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

You can register online at at http://nhccoa.org/women_s_conference_2011.

For transportation arrangements, contact Sylvia at 978-345-6958.

For information, call 978-772-1755 or go to http://nhccoa.org/women_s_conference_2011.

Best of Everything Sale set

The Best Everything Kids Sale featuring gently-used children’s Items including baby equipment, toys, clothes, books and and other items will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1, under 14 enters for free.

Cash is the only accepted form of payment. The Central Congregational Church is at1 Worthen St. in Chelmsford.

The event is sponsored by the Nashoba Valley Mothers of Multiples, a non-profit organization.

For more information visit us at www.nashobavalleymom.org, Facebook @ BestEverythingKidsSale, or call 978-376-2939.

SAGE fundraiser

SAGE Crossing Foundation will be hosting a fund-raising gala on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event, which features acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Matt Savage, will take place at The National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington.

Laura Carlo, popular morning host at WCRB radio, 99.5 All-Classical, will serve as MC. Tickets cost $75 and include beer, wine, canapes, and the musical performance.

SAGE (Special Adults – Greener Earth) Crossing Foundation sponsors day farm programs for adults with autism and plans a prospective farmstead community.

To purchase tickets and to obtain further information, visit www.sagecrossingfoundation.org

Summer Concert Schedule

The Nashoba Valley Concert Band announces its summer concert schedule.

Aug. 21: Westford Concert on the Common — 5 p.m.

Aug. 23: Pepperell Summer Concert Series — 7 p.m.

Aug. 26: Shirley — 6:30 p.m.

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