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Plant sale: The Littleton Country Gardeners will be holding their annual Plant Sale at the Common, (intersection of routes 110 and 119) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone!

Indoor Yard Sale — ALL Items Free: Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton (just off of Route 117), will be sponsoring a free, indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household goods, toys, books, movies, sporting goods, clothing, more. All items free. Complementary refreshments, as well.

EAT for Life Festival and Forum: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A fundraiser for Groton Community Dinners, The EAT for Life Festival and Forum will be held at the First Parish Church of Groton. An admission fee of $20 includes demonstrations, seminars, local gourmet goodies and a delicious, hearty lunch prepared by Chef Karen Zimmerman of the Café at Groton Wellness. Great kids’ workshops on food rainbows (painting), karate, and yoga as well as free childcare. For the full line up of speakers, and to register online (preregistration guarantees seating at your favorite talks and child care), go to

Mother’s Day Tea: noon, Fellowship Hall of the Dunstable Congregational Church. Sheryl Faye performs as Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a FREE event, but please bring a nonperishable food item. Reservations required 978-649-7737 or

Nashoba Valley Chorale sings Carmina Burana: 8 p.m., Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, 56 King St. Littleton. Children’s choir, Youth pro Musica, directed by Robert Barney, and professional soloists Dana Whiteside, Gregory Zavracky and Deborah Selig join the NVC for their performance of Orff’s beloved piece. Two pianos, played by Shawn McCann and Megan Henderson, accompany the singers. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors/students, and $10 children under 10. To buy tickets and to read detailed program notes (under “blog”), please visit


Classical Pianist Adam Bergeron at Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Come and enjoy the sounds of classical pianist Adam Bergeron, who will also share his wealth of knowledge of the composers he plays.

New England Amputee Association group meeting: 6-8 p.m., Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St. Guest speaker will be attorney Maggie Baumer who will talk about navigating the healthcare field, insurance and applying for Social Security benefits after a limb loss. Our meetings are free and open to all amputees and their families. For more information visit our website Or call 978-365-2580.

Gallery 529 Author Talk Series: 7 p.m. Gallery 529 in Littleton is proud to present our first in a series of author talks featuring local author Meg Stafford reading excerpts from her book “Topic of Cancer: Riding the Waves of the Big C,” followed by a Q&A session. Plan to arrive early to enjoy our art gallery and to ensure a seat at the book talk as seating is limited. You can also plan to have dinner at the Act III restaurant (reservations recommended, 978-486-3600). Gallery 529, 529 King St., Littleton,, 978-486-0187

The Ancient Art of Dowsing: 7:30 p.m. Groton Grange #7. Dowsing, also known as doodlebugging, and water witching, is a skill used to locate ground water, buried metal, grave sites, and other lost items, using a divining rod. Susan McNeill Spuhler, from the Greater Boston Chapter of Dowsers, will present a program which will explain how dowsing works and its relevance in today’s world. This event is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 978-448-3418 for information or go to

MAY 14, 15, 16

Student-Directed One-Act Plays at Lawrence Academy: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Lawrence Academy’s Honors Theatre Ensemble will carry on what is now a well-established annual tradition, each of them directing fellow students in a one-act play and inviting the public to enjoy the results of their work. The audience joins the performers on the stage of the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center in an intimate seating arrangement created specifically for this event. Admission is free and there is handicap accessibility. For information, contact Theatre Director Joel Sugerman at


WBN business challenges roundtable: 7:15 p.m. WBN offers our small roundtable discussions addressing business challenges WBN members face in our owner-operated businesses. The Women’s Business Network (WBN) is a group of women in small businesses and professional practices who meet monthly for mutual education, support and business referrals. Membership includes over seventy women from area towns. Unless otherwise specified, WBN meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Parish, formerly St. Theresa’s Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard. For information, check the web site at or call Renee W. Senes, CDFA at 978-456-9600.


Folk Singer Darlene Bailey at Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Folk singer and guitarist Darlene Bailey brings a little bit of rock & roll to Nashoba Park!


Pepperell Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to noon. The Pepperell Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale, rain or shine, at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road, Route 111. Feel free to bring your own wagon or boxes to help you carry your beautiful new flowers home. Members will be there to give excellent advice. For info: Carol 978-448-6108 or at


11th annual Janis Bresnahan 5K Run for Education: Registration/Sign-in: 9:30 a.m.; Tot Trot: 10:30 a.m.; 2K noncompetitive Fun Run and Walk: 11:15 a.m.; 5K competitive Run: noon. Location: Ayer Shirley Regional High School Track & Field, 141 Washington St., Ayer. For more information and to register or make a donation, please go to:

Arbor Day 2015 in Groton: Friends of the Trees and the Groton Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day at the small park across from Clover Store and abutting the Bridge and Squannacook River in West Groton. Arbor Day in Groton is always a festive family occasion and we hope you will join us.

Devens Rocks 4 Warriors: 4-8 p.m., Willard Field, Devens. Doors open at 4 p.m. Beer garden and food trucks on site. Free parking. Children 7 and under admitted free. A portion of all proceeds will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project and Raising Raiders, a nonprofit organization that supports MARSOC families with grants and scholarships. We will be collecting gently used musical instruments on site and distributing them to healing vets at Walter Reed Hospital. Tickets are available to the general public for $75 each. The following discounts have just been made available: Military families are half price. A family of four (and “family” can be any group of four) receive four tickets for $150 (half off). Retired vets tickets are just $60, with 20 percent of all sales going to the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT. Bull Run patrons and WKLB-FM listeners get a 10 percent discount with the appropriate promo code. Purchase tickets online at Ticketfly, Bull Run Restaurant, or online at the official event website


Las Vegas-Style Singer Bill Sprogna at Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Join us as Bill Sprogna brings songs made popular by the Rat Pack and more.

Indian Hill summer open house: Learn all about Indian Hill Music School’s summer programs, including our multi-week classical, rock, and musical theater programs for ages 8-18; chamber music festival for adults; Kindermusik for toddlers; and private lessons, group classes, and ensembles: 6-8 p.m., 36 King St., Littleton. Meet faculty and staff, ask questions, and register. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or


Concert at the Healing Garden: 3 p.m. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of delightful poetry and flute music! The Garden welcomes award-winning author Barbara Paul-Emile to read new poems and selections from her published collection of poetry: The Dance of Life: Poems for the Spirit. She will be accompanied by her husband and flutist, Serge Paul-Emile. The Healing Garden is located at 145 Bolton Road in Harvard. Admission is $10 for Garden members, $15 for non-members (no pre-sale of tickets). Visit for event updates or cancellations.


Memorial Day Program at Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Singer and guitarist Joe Foster kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic program.


Toss it, No way! Get it fixed for FREE!!! The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with help from Bolton Local, will hold the next Bolton Repair Café from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church, 673 Main St., Bolton. Please park and enter at the rear of the building. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing and outdoor power equipment. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them. For information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or, or visit

Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer: The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer is a rain-or-shine event at the Thoreau Club field, 275 Forest Ridge Road, in Concord. The 5k Run begins at 8:30 a.m., the one-mile Kids’ Fun Run at 9 a.m., and the 5k Walk at 10:30 a.m. Award ceremonies will honor medalists and top fundraisers and teams will be recognized. Participants and their guests are invited to remain for a BBQ and family activities. Visit for event details, to register and to make a donation.

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