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Free golf

Red Tail Golf Club will offer a free game of golf to anyone who brings a 12-pound frozen turkey or a $20 grocery store gift card to the greens. This “Turkey Shoot” will take place on Wednesday, November 19 at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Loaves & Fishes food pantry. Call Red Tail Gold Club at 978-772-3274 x4 to reserve a spot.

Shop for your parents

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is seeking charitable donations of money and gifts for its annual Shop For Your Parents event at Shriver Jobs Corps Center on Dec. 13. Click here for more information and contact Marie at mallen@stemsons.com or Joan at jpena@mediapowerinc.com with questions.

Crafters wanted

Crafters are wanted for the annual Christmas Craft Fair at Our Lady of Grace Parish.

The fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Lower Hall, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. Registration fee: $40 per table/$70 two tables.

To register or for more information, please contact Pat Buckjune, 978-433-7897.

Networking

North Central Mass Networkers is a free and open networking group, serving those in career transition in North Central Massachusetts. Whether you are a job seeker in transition, returning to the job market after an absence, or currently employed and just looking to take your career in a new direction, you are welcome to join us.

We also welcome guest speakers such as recruiters, HR professionals, public speaking professionals and career counselors, who wish to share their expertise on all aspects of an effective job search. Topics include resumes, cover letters, interviewing, 60-second “elevator pitches” and networking skills.

Meetings on the first and third Tuesdays are at the Leominster Library, 30 West St., Leominster, MA, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays are at the Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way, Shirley, MA, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

Recycle Your Reusables: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Middle School. Many new recyclables will be accepted this year, including bubble wrap, Brita filters, wood pellet bags and pallet wrap, packing peanuts, tires, and so much more! Free and open to all. Donations of nonperishable food items or cash/checks for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Devens are accepted.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

Concert at the Healing Garden: The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden announces the next “Concert at the Garden” at 3 p.m. with the Healing Wave Trio, playing meditative healing music that promotes relaxation and balance for optimal health. The Healing Garden is located at 145 Bolton Road in Harvard, and offers support, educational and therapeutic services to those affected by cancer. Admission is $10 for Garden members, $15 for nonmembers (no pre-sale of tickets). All proceeds benefit the services of the Healing Garden. Visit www.healinggarden.net for event updates or cancellations.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

Genealogy society to meet: 7 p.m., American Legion, 22 Elm St., Gardner. “Everyone counted: Methods to search the US Federal Census,” will be the topic of discussion at the membership meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society. Attendees can expect to learn how to access U.S. Census data; how to navigate U.S. Census data; and tips and tricks to use the data to expand your family tree. The public is invited to attend the meeting. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. For information, contact Mary Hasselmann at 978-730-8344 or at cmgs_secretary@hotmail.com.

COMING IN NOVEMBER…

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

Ayer Masonic Association monthly fundraising breakfast: Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer, 7:30-10 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon, sausage or hash and potatoes, toast, juice and coffee. Specials for this month are Eggs Benedict, a bacon, mushroom, cheese and sun dried tomato omelet, and a hash and cheese omelet. Come early and bring your friends.

Nashoba Valley Technical High School Open House: noon to 3 p.m., open to all seventh- and eighth-graders in the school’s district, their parents and community members. It will feature guided tours and an opportunity to meet with academic teachers and technical instructors. Nashoba Tech’s 18 technical programs 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 and Engineering Technology (which, combined form the Engineering Academy); 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, call 978-692-4711 or visit www.nashoba.tech.net.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5

Nashua Catholic open house: Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School will host an “Interactive” open house for prospective parents and students, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium at 6 Bartlett Avenue in Nashua. The program begins with a presentation followed by self-guided and student-led tours providing families a chance to explore the facilities, learn more about the programs, and chat with faculty and staff. For information, contact the Admission Office at 603-882-7011 or visit www.ncrjhs.org.

THURSDAY, NOV. 6

Take a Look Morning at Applewild School: 9 a.m. An opportunity to see students and teachers in action. Applewild School is a preschool through grade 8 co-ed independent day school in Fitchburg. Financial aid, scholarships and transportation are available. Applewild has two year-round preschools, one on the main campus and one in Devens. Visit www.applewild.org, email at admissions@applewild.org or call 978-342-6053 ext. 110.

Heating assistance forum for nonprofits: Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofit organizations at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner. Heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail. Nonprofit agencies interested in attending the event, which starts at 8:30 a.m., should RSVP to United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577 or maribeth@uwncm.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 11

New England Amputee Association: 6-8 p.m., Clinton Hospital. Since this meeting will fall on Veterans Day, the NEAA thought it would be appropriate to celebrate and THANK all our Vets who have faithfully served our country. In dedication to their service and sacrifices we would like to have a cake and potluck meal in their honor. Please come and join us for an evening of stories and experiences. Our meetings are open to all amputees, caregivers and healthcare professionals. For information visit our website at www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.

THURSDAY, NOV. 13

Open House at Groton Adult Day Health Center: 10 a.m. to noon at Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., 8 West Main St., Groton. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the center, meet staff and program participants, and enjoy coffee and light refreshments. The Groton program also serves the towns of Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Harvard, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford. To find out more, please contact Laura Vanderhill, Director of Development, 781-863-1166 ext. 101, l.vanderhill@elderdayservices.com

NRWA 2014 annual meeting: 7 p.m. Keynote speaker: Wayne Klockner of Nature Conservancy on “Investing in Nature: How nature’s benefits can create new conservationists,” at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Ticket price: $20. Business meeting and speaking portions of the evening can be attended at no charge. Reservations required; RSVP deadline Nov. 5. Reservations at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org or by call 978-448-0299.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

Applewild School fall admission Open House: 1 p.m.. Families interested in the kindergarten through grade 8 program or the preschool and pre-Kindergarten programs in both Fitchburg and Devens are invited to pre-register at www.applewild.org/preregister. Applewild offers two preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs. At the main campus, families with children 2.9 to age 5 can enroll the year-round program at the Child Development Center at Applewild. The same program is offered at Applewild at Devens, 27 Jackson Road in Devens. Both preschools offer a curriculum-based program. Admission and Financial Aid Director Jen Wing is happy to answer questions at 978-342-6053 ext. 110 or at jwing@applewild.org.

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