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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.

9 Historic Tour: Join us at the Groton History Center at the George Boutwell House on Main Street for a tour with guide Joshua Vollmar. Tour the recently renovated and decorated 1851 Boutwell House including the “Dressing Room,” which has just recently been opened to the public for the first time ever. The program lasts an hour. Any questions, contact the Groton Historical Society at 978-448-0092 check out our web page grotonhistory.org.

13 Vegetable Gardening for Everyone: Presented by the Pepperell Garden Club at 6:45 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center. Free to members, $5 guest fee, $2 seniors. Refreshments served.

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.

16 Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Supper: The Christian Union Church in West Groton will serve Blood Farm cornbeef along with the veggies cooked in broth. Entertainment will be provided by Richard Sawyer on the piano. Serving time is from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It often is a sellout, so come early. Takeouts is available. Meal is served family style with continuous serving. No reservations required. Cost is only $12. The church is located on Route 225 (37 West Main Street) in West Groton. For more info, call 978 272-0145 or 978 448-5480.

18 Prediabetes & Diabetes 101: Presented by Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice at 11 a.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center. It’s free and open to all.

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.

20 Blood Pressure Clinic: It’s free and open to all beginning at 10 a.m. and going to 12 noon at the Pepperell Senior Center.

22 Aging and Vision Loss Clinic: Presented at 10 a.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Free to all, no sign-up required.

23 Comedy Benefit: The fourth annual Ayer Shirley Regional High School Friends of Football event features three of Boston’s top comedians. The show is at the Shirley War Memorial Building, 8 Church Street, Shirley. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and they must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Raffle prizes, silent auction with sports memorabilia items, and a cash bar. For tickets, contact Dave Dentino 774-279-1533 or email: dave.dentino@gmail.com. All proceeds benefiting ASRHS football program in partnership with Bromfield High School football.

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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