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Want to make a difference?

Would you like to make a difference in peoples’ lives by empowering them through better communication? New volunteers are invited to join a team of Toastmasters, which mentors inmates at local state prisons. Training and mentors are provided to new volunteers who will go in at least once a month.

Learn more at an info session on Monday, July 9, at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton, at 7:30 p.m.

Contact FCU member and prison volunteer Susan.Tordella@gmail.com or call 978-772 3930 for information. If you can’t attend the meeting and would like to talk about the program, go to http://www.district31.org and click on Prison Clubs.

3Rivers Arts Presents Tasty Tune Fridays,

a Free Concert Series at The Groton School

GROTON — 3Rivers Arts invites the public to enjoy Tasty Tune Fridays, a free lunchtime concert series presented by Mike Geezil and his Music Mayhem camp students, Fridays, July 13 – Aug. 3 at Groton School.Students will perform tunes they created together during camp. Bring your own lunch and enjoy it outdoors, listening on the lawn!

There are still spaces available in our weeklong Music Mayhem camps for budding musicians! Visit www.3riversarts.com or e-mail 3riversartscamp@gmail.com to join the jam!

Dates: Fridays, July 13 at 12:30 p.m.; July 20 at 12:15 p.m.; July 27 at 12:30 p.m.; August 3 at 12:15 p.m.

The Groton School — Follow the Tasty Tunes signs at the middle entrance (near the yellow fire hydrant). Bring your own lunch and something to sit on!

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Summer Schedule

7 Faulkner Street, Ayer, 978-772-2615,standrewsayer.org

Sunday, July 1, through Sept. 1

One Service Only: Sundays: 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rte II

The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hook officiating

Greg Matiros, choir director/organist

Summer Worship at UCC

Summer worship hours begin June 24 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 St., on the corner of Willowdale Road. For more information, visit www.uccgroton.org or call 978-448-2091.

The Great Harvard 4th of July Road Race

The Harvard Road Race Association is pleased to announce the 35th running of the Great Harvard 4th of July Road Race. The 5-mile race will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 8:15 a.m. It will start and end at the Hildreth Elementary School in Harvard. There will also be a one-mile Fun Run for children at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and the town of Harvard’s 4th of July Parade and Festival will follow the races.

Once again, the race is part of the five-race Nashoba Valley Grand Prix, which began with the Groton 10K on April 29 and ends with the Ayer Fire Department 5K on Thanksgiving Day. Details and current point leaders can be found at nvgp.org.

Online preregistration is available through www.harvardraces.org. Race day registration will be held at Hildreth Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for the five-miler (a high-quality running shirt is guaranteed before June 20), $5 for the Fun Run. Town employees and runners over age 65 can register free.

There will be seven male and female age divisions: Junior (18 and under), Open (19 – 29), Sub-Masters (30 – 39), Masters (40 – 49), Seniors (50 – 59), Veterans (60 – 69) and 70 and Over (70+). Awards and prizes will go to the first male and female finishers, the top 3 finishers in each division, and the top Harvard Resident finishers. There will also be a $100 cash prize for a new course record. The current record for men is 25:41, set in 2007 by Casey Moulton, and the current record for women is 29:42, set in 2005 by Seana Carmean.

To get to The Hildreth Elementary School from Route 2, take exit 38A and go two miles south on Route 111. From Interstate 495, take exit 28 and go 2 miles west on Route 111.

Fitchburg Theater Co. holds first production

The newly formed Fitchburg Theater Company will be holding their inaugural production, Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” outdoors on the campus quadrangle of Fitchburg State University.

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” takes us to the Kingdom of Navarre, where King Ferdinand and his lords swear an oath to study, fast, and see no women for three years — then the princess of France and her ladies arrive. Shakespeare’s biting satire of romance and book-learning is chock full of comic characters, witty repartee and gorgeous poetry.

The Fitchburg Theatre Company, founded by FSU alumnus Jack Crory, aims to bring contemporary and classical theater to the city of Fitchburg. Ongoing performances of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” will be held June 30, and July 1 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at Coolidge Park, next to the Wallace Civic Center, in Fitchburg. Carrying on a new Fitchburg theater tradition, admission will be donation-based. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blanket or chair.

Rain Location is TBD.

For information visit Fitchburg Theater Company’s website, www.fitchburgtheater.org, email fitchburgtheater@gmail.com, or call Jack Crory directly at 978-314-6403.

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