FRIDAY, FEB. 13
Nashoba Valley Job Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Over 1300 job seekers attend each year. Employers can register at http://bit.ly/NVJF15E; $99 to participate.
“Valentunes” at Nashoba Park: 2:00 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Vocalist Heather Marie will bring us her “Valentunes” program.
SATURDAY, FEB. 14
Classical concert: The Thayer Symphony Orchestra invites area music lovers to a classical concert for Valentine’s Day as the orchestra performs Ravel’s famed piece Bolero, performed with the largest snare drum in the world created just for this TSO concert. Also featured will be Mozart’s Overture from Don Giovanni, Kaiser Waltz by Johann Strauss, and other well known works. Prices range from $35 to $25. Student tickets are available for $10 each. Tickets may be purchased via the TSO website at thayersymphony.org or by calling 978-466-1800. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Stratos Dukakis Auditorium at Montachusett Regional Technical School, 1050 Westminster St. (Route 2A), Fitchburg.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18
Dixie Jazz with Syncopation: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Join us for the sounds of Syncopation, a trio of musicians who play Dixie jazz and more.
THURSDAY, FEB. 19
Blood drive: A blood drive will be hosted at Trinity Church in Bolton, 2-7 p.m., 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road, across from the fire station, just off of Route 117. Plenty of parking. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Please schedule an appointment today! www.redcross.org/blood.
New England Amputee Association open forum: 6-8 p.m., UMass Memorial Hospital, 55 Lake Ave., Worcester, in Lazare Building, main level. We are pleased to announce Hannah Rice, post-doctoral fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Cambridge, will give an overview of their research study, which aims to improve the walking and/or running gait in individuals with a unilateral transtibial amputation, through the use of real-time feedback. Hannah’s research team is looking for volunteers to be part of this project. Refreshments and free valet parking (in front of building) are available. Website: www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com.
MONDAY, FEB. 23
Applewild speaker series: 7 p.m. The public is invited to a free program in the Applewild Speaker Series. Laurie Woodard, professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and former Dance Theater of Harlem performer, will provide insight into the history of the Harlem Renaissance. Laurie’s PhD is from Yale in History and African-American Studies. Applewild School, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, 978-342-6053, www.applewild.org.
FRIDAY, FEB. 27
Pianist Ethan Stone: 1:30 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Come and enjoy a performance by jazzy pianist Ethan Stone.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
4th annual Food Gardeners Gathering: 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster. Love food gardening? Already looking to get your hands back in the dirt? Join us as we delve into the challenges facing the home and community gardener, like practical and organic pest management, indoor seed starting, proper soil care and much more! Check out our new youth offerings and, as always, our seed swap! Registration now open! To register, visit: bit.ly/FoodGardenersGathering201.