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Anne of Green Gables: Ayer resident Leah Robinson and Groton residents Larry Lickteig and Roman Meneghini, will be performing in the refreshing telling of the favorite story, Anne of Green Gables, true to the much beloved book. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30; and a matinee on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. Performances will be held at The Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Road, Littleton. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, and $10 for children 12 and under. There is a $5 discount off tickets purchased for the first weekend of the show. Tickets can be purchased online at MKTIX by visiting, calling 978- 456-0060, or by emailing


AHS Class of 1983

The 30th reunion of the Ayer High School Class of 1983 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Billiards Cafe on Main Street in Ayer. No cover charge, cash bar. For information, email or

AHS Class of 1973

The 40th reunion of Ayer High School’s Class of 1973 will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, from 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Tickets are $28 per person. Send payments before Nov. 1 to Bill Noeth/AHS 40th Reunion, 60 Quarry Road, Acton, MA 01720.

Call Bill at 978-844-1831 if you have questions.


Annual Applewild Rummage Sale: 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Also Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 120 Prospect St. Fitchburg, 978-342-6053.

Book-signing: Second Hand Prose Books, Groton, will host a book-signing by David Adams Cleveland, expert art historian and author of Love’s Attraction, at 7:30 p.m., 30-A Hollis Street in Groton. The book is set in Concord, MA, with scenes in Venice, Italy, and is based on the author’s and his children’s experiences as students at The Groton School.


Huge Indoor Community Yard Sale: The Parker School will be holding its sixth annual Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no early birds, please). This is an indoor, rain or shine, yard sale with all sorts of items available, including toys, games, sports equipment, books, clothing, music, household items, holiday and novelty items, crafts, outdoor and gardening items, and all sorts of other great things. The Yard Sale features items that have been donated from within the school community and are being sold at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the Parker Yearbook. The sale is located at 49 Antietam Street, Devens, (exit 37 off of Route 2 OR off of West Main Street in Ayer). Signs will be prominently posted as you near the school. From 1:00-1:30 p.m., any remaining items will be free, though donations are encouraged.

Annual Applewild Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 120 Prospect St. Fitchburg, 978-342-6053.

Regional medical fair for seniors: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ayer Shirley Middle School, Hospital Road, Shirley, sponsored by the Shirley Council on Aging. The fair will provide information so you can make informed medical decisions in the future. It will also be “Medicare Open Enrollment” time so we will have SHINE counselors available to help you understand all the new options available next year. As part of the overall event, we have a “trade show” with over 35 vendors and informational speakers.

Holiday fair and cookie sale: The Friends of Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley will hold it 10th Annual Holiday Fair and Cookie Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Holiday Fair is a chance to purchase artisan wares, home essentials and unique gift items — plus the opportunity to take home a holiday inspired “tin” filled with your choice of hundreds of homemade cookies, generously baked by over 40 local residents for just $10 (same price for four years!) Hazen Memorial Library is located at 3 Keady Way, Shirley. For information contact the Library at 978-425-2620.

NRWA November NOWW Walk: Enjoy a 60-minute guided walk on the Nashua River Rail Trail led by Nashua River Watershed from 3-4 p.m. The Rail Trail is flat and paved; the walk is free and open to all ages. No dogs. We’ll meet at the Station Avenue kiosk on the Trail in Groton; a Google map and directions are available at Pre-registration is encouraged — contact Mary at 978-448-0299, or email

Craft beer-tasting: 4-6 p.m., Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill, Harvard. Members, $45; nonmembers, $50; designated river, $10. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Advance ticket purchase required:

Annual Bonfire Night: 5:30-8 p.m., free. Artist-in-Residence Jodi Colella will construct a special sculpture to light ablaze and celebrate the end of the main season at Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. No reservation needed.

Cakes & Comedy Fundraiser: The Tyler Foundation will present Cakes & Comedy from 7-11 p.m. at the Westford Regency, 219 Littleton Road, Westford. Three desserts, three comedians, cash bar, silent auction, all to benefit this foundation dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for families affected by Epilepsy. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at For questions, email


Masons fundraising breakfast: The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fund raising breakfast at the Ayer Masonic Center 11 Sculley Road, Ayer, from 7:30-10 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon or sausage, potatoes, toast, juice and coffee. Specials for this month are Eggs Benedict and waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. Come early and bring your friends.

Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Ayer Sportsman’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Public welcome. French toast, specials, pancakes, eggs, free juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit children’s programs. Room rentals also available. Call 978-772-9748.

Wally, the Green Monster, to make appearance at Nashoba Tech open house: Nashoba Valley Technical High School will host its annual Open House from noon to 3 p.m. The event is open to all seventh- and eighth-graders in the school’s district and their parents, as well as all community members. It will feature guided tours and an opportunity to meet with academic teachers and technical instructors. Also, students and parents can tour Nashoba Tech’s 18 technical programs, which include: Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing; Automotive Technology; Banking, Marketing & Retail; Carpentry/Cabinet Making; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Design & Visual Communications; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Technology; Electronics/Robotics; Engineering Technology; Health Assisting; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Machine Tool Technology; Plumbing & Heating; Programming & Web Development; and TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts. Nashoba Tech is at 100 Littleton Road (Route 110), Westford. For information about the open house, call 978-692-4711 or visit


Music and dance of Bali: Applewild School announces a rare and special opportunity for the public to see music and dance of Bali from ISI (Institut Seni Indonesia), Denpasar Bali. This performance, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center for the Performing Arts at Applewild. The master performers will present traditional repertoire including Kebyar Trompong, Legong Kraton, and Teruna Jaya. The Performing Arts Center is in the Marshall Building, 98 Prospect St. in Fitchburg. For information, call 978-342-6053 or go to


Community Service and Leadership Awards: The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its eleventh annual Community Service and Leadership Awards (CSLA) at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a cash bar and entertainment featuring pianist Donn Hill. Dinner and program to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 each. Advance registrations only. Make your reservations now to honor these special people.


Groton Wellness hosts Ladies Night Out: Groton Wellness is hosting its semi-annual Ladies Night Out on November 14th from 6-9p at their headquarters, Mill Run Plaza, 493 Main St., Groton. This event brings women together to learn about different health issues ranging from PMS and menopause to detoxification and nutrition. Participants will sample spa and medical services while tasting food from the Groton Wellness café. Dr. Hauschka’s make-up artist, Cory Cloutier, will apply make-up. Specialty vendors will display their wares and offer special discounts. $10 pre-registration required. All attendees will receive a $10 Groton Wellness Gift Card upon check-in as well as complimentary wine. Call 978-449-9919 to register now.

Multicultural film, discussion: On Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, will be shown in the vestry at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton (across from the Fire Station). The film will be followed by a lively discussion and refreshments. All are welcome.

Senior district audition workshop: Attention music students trying out for senior district auditions (winds, brass, strings, percussion and voice). Perform for professional faculty at Indian Hill Music School and receive feedback: Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1-4 p.m. at 36 King St. (Route 495/Exit 30), Littleton. Fee: $10 per person. Call 978-486-9524 (press 0) to register for 15-minute time slot.

Heating assistance forum to be held for nonprofits: Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofits Nov. 13 at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner.

This is the thirteenth year that the event has been held where heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail. “This is a great way to get the most recent heating assistance program information to the frontline agencies,” said Alec O’Meara, media relations manager for Unitil.

Nonprofit agencies interested in attending the event, which starts at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 13, should RSVP to United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577, ext. 301 or

Take a Look Morning: Nov. 7, 9 a.m., Applewild School. The morning program includes parents who are interested the year-round curriculum based pre-school and day care program at the Child Development Center at Applewild. Prospective parents are invited to meet at 9 a.m. at the Crocker Building, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg. No RSVP necessary. For information, call the Admission Office, 978-342-6053, ext. 110 or visit


Friends of the Townsend Seniors invite you on a Foxwoods Trip

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, Nov. 7.

The bus will leave the Townsend Senior Center, 16 Dudley Road, at 8:15 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. The price is $28 per person, which includes the bus, coupons for free play and for the buffet lunch.

Seats are still available for this bus trip, which is open to all Townsend adults as well as adults from the surrounding towns.

Foxwoods trips are always fun and popular, so come along and bring a friend! To sign-up for a pre-paid reservation, please call Avis Roy at 978-597-6829 or stop by the Senior Center (978-597-1710.)

Friends of Nashoba Tech plan annual craft fair

WESTFORD — The Friends of Nashoba Valley Technical High School will hold their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the gymnasium.

There will be vendors, crafts and kids’ activities. Vendor spots are available for $25. Crafters and vendors who wish to participate can contact Sharon McSweeney at 978-866-6791 or

The Craft Fair benefits Nashoba Tech sports teams and extracurricular activities.

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