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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.

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 information, please visit www.fculittle.org.

Twice-monthly

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: www.DevensHHW.com or call 978-501-3943.

THROUGH AUG. 27

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

Cruise Night at the Townsend VFW Fridays

For the next eight weeks (every Friday in July and August), the VFW will be hosting “Cruise Night at the V” from 6-9 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, raffles and more.

This is open to all classic, antique and one-of-a-kind hot rods. Motorcycles and trucks also welcome to participate.

On Saturday nights, we will be starting “Saturday Evening Chicken BBQ.” It is our hope to utilize the pond and all that nature has to offer, to make this an enjoyable family experience within the community.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 8

Birding at Fruitlands: Free. 6:30-9:30 a.m., 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. This guided birding walk covers about two miles on maintained trails passing through meadows and wooded glens. Meet in the upper parking lot for this early morning exploration.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12

Pipeline meeting, Lunenburg: 7 p.m., Lunenburg High School. One in a series of “public scoping meetings” being held by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as it prepares its environmental impact statement on the Northeast Energy Direct Project, the proposed natural-gas pipeline that would cross through the region. Members of the public can file their comments via the FERC website or mail them to Secretary Kimberly Bose at 888 First Street NE, Room 1A in Washington, D.C.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13

Townsend Military band concert and lawn party: 7-9:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m., weather-permitting. Concerts postponed due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled to Aug. 20 and, if necessary, Aug. 27.

SATURDAY, AUG. 22

6th annual Shirley Fire Ride: 8 Leominster Road, Shirley. Registration 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 11 a.m., with a police escort, at the fire station and ends at the American Legion, 4 Church St. Rain date: Aug. 23. Music, food and fun for all. Cookout at 2 p.m. Cost: $25 for singles, $30 for doubles. Food only is $5. Proceeds to benefit Shirley Fire Department Hose Co. #1, which uses funds for local school scholarships, athletic programs, holiday family needs and training. A percentage of funds raised will benefit Downs Syndrome research.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26

Sunshine School open house: There will be an Open House for Preschool and Pre-K Morning/Fall Openings from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunshine School is a theme-based learning program housed in the new addition of the First Parish Church of Groton. For information, please call: 978-448-6714.

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