Blood Drive at Trinity Church, Bolton

Thursday, May 17, from 2 to 7 p.m., the Red Cross will be at Trinity Church in Bolton on the second floor in Fellowship Hall (Route 117 to Wattaquadock Hill Road, and the church is on the left).

Our February blood drive was extremely well attended and even though we had many delays, we received 38 pints of whole blood and three Red Cell donations. Thank you again for your patience at Trinity’s first blood drive on Feb. 23.

At our upcoming second blood drive on May 17, our goal is 41-45 pints of whole blood and four Red Cell donations. We have made several improvements for this drive: a larger donor room, additional beds, phlebotomy and volunteer staff.

Again we will have home-baked cookies and prizes for First-Time Donors & Double Red Donors with the addition of Burger King coupons for a Salad or a Whopper Value Meal for everyone.

Please join us again to prolong and save as many as three lives with each donation!

Walk-ins welcome or call 1-800-Red-Cross or to make an appointment.

Just ‘Cause We Can Walk, 3.5 miles

Saturday, May 19

Registration fee: $25 per person ($100 cap per family)

One hundred percent of the funds raised by the Just ‘Cause Walk go directly to the support of local women with cancer, regardless of financial barriers. Walk begins at the Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard.

Check-in time and registration: 7 a.m.; walk begins at 8 a.m.

Registration forms and more information available at:

Memory Ride July 14

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting the 16th annual Memory Ride for Alzheimer’s Research on Saturday, July 14. Join hundreds of riders from across the country, and choose a distance that works for you. The 30, 62, or 100 mile Rides all start and end in Devens, and help support the search for a cure to end Alzheimer’s disease. There is also a Family Ride, suitable for riders of any age. Over the past 15 years, the Memory Ride has raised over $2.7 million to fund critical Alzheimer’s disease research, through the Alzheimer’s Association’s research grants program. Register to ride or volunteer today at

3Rivers Arts presents “Narnia”

With special guests: The GDRHS Chamber Choir bound for the Summer Olympics!

Four children journey through a magical wardrobe into a world where animals talk, a white witch rules and a lion reins.

3Rivers Arts presents “Narnia,” a musical performed by an incredible regional cast from Groton, Pepperell, Ayer, Dunstable and Lunenburg.

NEW! 3Rivers Arts is proud to feature special guests from the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir at all performances of “Narnia.” They will be singing a few short pieces of their award-winning performances that earned them an invitation to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London!

Performances are April 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and April 29 at 5 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St., Groton.

Tickets are $10 adults and $8 seniors/students 12 and younger. Tickets sold in Groton at Main Street Cafe or Clover Farm Market or in Pepperell at Luth’s Family Karate. For more information and tickets: or

Community Foundation celebrating its 10th anniversary

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special community event May 9 at the Four Points Sheraton, Leominster.

The event will include highlights from the foundation’s grants over the past 10 years. Due to limited seating, please RSVP to the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts at or 978-345-8383.

The event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., is free, thanks to the sponsors: Anderson, Bagley & Mayo Insurance, IC Federal Credit Union, Gelinas and Ward LLP, Robert C. Alario, CPA PC and Huhtala Oil Company.

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts serves the charitable interest of donors in Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Bolton, Clinton, Devens, Erving, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, New Salem, Orange, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Warwick, Wendell, Westminster, and Winchendon.

Fort Devens reunion

A Fort Devens reunion will be held on June 23-24, 2012, in Laconia, N.H., with a buffet dinner at the Margate Hotel on June 23. Cost $25/pp. And a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee on June 24 with a complimentary champagne brunch. Cost $35/pp. Open to civilians and military who have worked at Fort Devens. Sign up by May 8. Call Karen Buckley at 978-840-0487 for details.


Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous (FA) is a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one’s abuse of drugs or alcohol. The FA support program follows steps and traditions similar to those of Alcoholics Anonymous. Help is available at Families Anonymous on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton. Meetings are held in the Parish House next door to the church, at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 40. For more information, call 978-448-3402.


Project INTERFACE started in Groton and Dunstable Jan. 2. If you need a mental-health referral, call the helpline during business at 888-244-6843, , ext. 411, and they will set you up with a mental-health specialist who has an opening with your insurance within a few days. Teenage Anxiety & Depression Solutions,