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February

22Tales & Tunes with Alissa Coates: For all ages, from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the Groton Public Library. Sign up online. This program is made possible by the GPL Endowment Trust.

23 Fly Fish New Hampshire Show: Merrimack River Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the 17th annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show at the Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 South Mammoth Rd. Manchester, N.H. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (12 and under free when accompanied by an adult). For a listing of exhibitors and information go to http://www.merrimacktu.org/fly-fish-new-hampshire-show-2018/

24Documentary showing and forum: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a celebration of Mr. Rogers at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, Lawrence Academy, 26 Powderhouse Road. The award-winning documentary is PG-13. From 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Laura Rogers, senior lecturer in the Department of Education at Tufts University, with Peter Robbins, director of music education, Indian Hill Music, Erica Hager of the Applewild Upper School, and Kris Scopinich, director of education at the Mass. Audubon.

26 Vocalist Josef Nocera: Nocera puts his crooner voice on the classic songs of performers like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley at 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer.

Puzzle Swap: The Lawrence Library will host a community puzzle swap on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and swap a jigsaw puzzles that you already have for something new or just come down to pick up a puzzle that looks interesting to you. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Donna Andreason at 978-433-0330 or email: dandreason@cwmars.org.

28Groton Reads kickoff event: At 6 p.m., Ken Gloss, an old and rare books specialist from The Brattle Book Shop will host this adult event at the Groton Public Library. Ken is consulted frequently on book values for TV, the FBI, etc. Bring a book with you for Ken to appraise.

March

1 Trivia Night: The Friends of Nashoba are hosting the third annual Trivia Night at Chelmsford Elks to benefit scholarships and technical grants for Nashoba Valley Technical High School seniors graduating this June. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Trivia Night will run from 7:30 to 10:30. Tickets are $20, which includes dinner. There will also be raffles and prizes. Trivia Night is for those 21 and older. Chelmsford Elks is at 300 Littleton Road (Route 110).

Chicken, broccoli, ziti dinner: The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will hold a ziti with chicken and broccoli in garlic sauce supper at the 491 Main Street, West Townsend, VFW Post Home from 6 to 8 p.m. The meal will be served with a tossed salad and rolls with butter for $10 per person. Homemade pea soup with a roll and butter will be available for $7 per person. Dessert may be enjoyed for $2. The supper is open to the public.

3 World Day of Prayer: The public is welcome at 10:30 a.m. to the New Beginnings United Methodist Church of Townsend, 265 Main Street, for the ecumenical service promoting justice, peace, healing and wholeness and to learn about the host country of Slovenia. Following the service, a Slovenian meal will be served downstairs in the vestry. For info, contact Liz Cataldo at 978-433-5404 or the national office of World Day of Prayer USA (www.wdp-usa.org.).

Sunday Breakfast: The Ayer Sportsman’s Club will host breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. every Sunday from March 3 through May. The public is invited. The prices are low and benefit the children’s programs at the club. The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. For questions, call 978-772-9748.

6 Monthly Knitters Guild Meeting: The Nashoba Valley Knitters Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa of the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road in Harvard. Edith Murphy is the guest speaker and will teach the technique of Portuguese knitting. Annual dues for the guild is $25. There will be a $10 fee for visitors as there is a special presentation. Please check our web site http://www.nashobavalleyknittersguild.com for details.

7 Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Powerful Tools for Nurturing Relationships. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

15-17 Annual Book Sale: Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (bag sale, $10 fill a paper bag). Prices: $2 Adult and Young-adult hard cover books; $1 juvenile hard cover books, all media (audio books, CDs, DVDs); $.50 All paperbacks and children’s books Any questions, contact Julia Cutler with the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

14 Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Why Children Do What They Do. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

21Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Practical and Effective Strategies. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

23 Traditional New England Contra Dance: Groton Grange #7 invites you to join the fun at from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney Street. This will be an evening of live music and dancing with Groton’s own Contra Banditos along with caller Tony Parks, who will teach traditional New England style contra, square and line dances to the beat of old-time fiddle tunes. Beginners welcome. No experience or partner is necessary. Donation at the door is $5 per person, children under 3 free, and a family maximum of $20. Refreshments provided. Please park only on the Grange side of Champney Street.

28Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Techniques for Challenges. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

30 Folded Fabric Spring Wreath: At 11 am, the Lawrence Library invites you to celebrate spring by making a colorful fabric wreath. Using squares of fabric in different colors you will create a beautiful no-sew wreath perfect for decorating around the house. All materials will be supplied. For adults only. Please register because space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. For information, contact Donna Andreason at 978-433-0330 or email dandreason@cwmars.org.

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