TED Talks

First Church Unitarian in Littleton (FCU) invites you to join us on Sundays this summer at 10 a.m. for Sunday TED Talk Sharing when we share viewings of our favorite TED talks.

July 19: Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness.

July 26: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are.

August 9: Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability.

August 16: Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight.

August 23: Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What does my head scarf mean to you?

August 30: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of the single story.

First Church Unitarian is located at 19 Foster Street in Littleton (across from Fay Park).

For more information and directions to FCU, please visit


Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

(Open to member towns including Ayer, Groton, Harvard, Shirley and Townsend.)

OPEN: First Wednesday of each month and the following Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, March through December, except in July.

PLACE: 9 Cook St. (rear), Devens.

WHO: Member communities and their small businesses.

FEE: HHW $20/5 gallons/pounds, $40/10 gallons/pounds, other varies depending on items.

MORE DETAILS: or call 978-501-3943.



Meet Applewild School Head of School at Coffee with Christie: Thursdays mornings at 9 a.m., 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, 978-342-6053,

FRIDAY, JULY 17,18,19

Music Man Jr.: Indian Hill Music School’s Children’s Summer Musical Theater students will present Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN JR., a fully-staged musical classic presented in collaboration with Arts Nashoba. Three shows: Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m., Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton. All tickets: $10. Call 978-486-9524 ext. 116 or visit


Harpist Rebecca Swett at Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Rebecca Swett will perform a variety of musical pieces with the angelic sounds of her concert harp.


Pepperell Business Association Summer Concert series and Ice Cream Social: Pepperell Town Field, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. If Tuesday brings rain, we will reschedule the concert for Wednesday, the following day. If Wednesday is also a rainy day, then that week’s concert will be altogether canceled.


Summer concert series at Fruitlands: Grounds open for picnics at 5 p.m., concerts begin at 7:15 p.m. Check for cancellations due to weather. Members, $10/car; nonmembers, $15 per car. Concerts continue through Aug. 6. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard.


Free Fun Friday at Fruitlands Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a FREE day at Fruitlands, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Trail tours, gallery visits, live animals, hands-on activities, and fun for all ages — and it’s all FREE.


The Singing Trooper Comes to Nashoba Park: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. Nashoba Park welcomes the fabulous “Singing Trooper,” Dan Clark!

Applewild Preschool at Devens Open House: 5-6:30 p.m., 27 Jackson Road, Devens. 978-796-5183,