June 15

Vietnam Living History: Uniformed reenactors will be present representing various U.S. Army roles at Fort Devens Museum, 94 Jackson Road, at the adjacent YMC field. Vehicles on display will include two Jeeps and a deuce and a half. A food truck will be on site. The museum will be open. At 11 a.m. Vietnam veterans will speak on a panel. At 1 p.m., Groton resident Allen King will speak about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Suggested donation is $5 per person, $10 per family. Veterans free.

Open House: Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 41 Lomar Park, Unit 4, Pepperell. Visit: or Facebook for directions. If weather permits, we will have a live scale rain in action and refreshments.

Town-wide Yard Sale: The Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library will be holding its 5th annual Littleton Town-Wide Yard Sale. The deadline for registration is June 8. For more information contact Judy Grande at 978-807-5831 (

Plant Sale: The Friends of the Ayer Library plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 26 East Main St. More than 30 varieties of native pollinator plants, plus donated perennials, annuals and houseplants will be available. After 1 p.m., everything is buy-one-get-one free. All proceeds fund the library’s programming, including the summer children’s reading events.

Drive-by BBQ: Christian Union Church in West Groton holds its famous chicken barbecue, with pickup starting at 4:30 p.m. As in the past three years, retired West Groton firemen with their famous, secret sauce will be cooking. Drive up to the church, purchase tickets, continue to the pickup end of the line and receive your meals, packaged ready to travel. Past years we were sold out in one hour, so come early. The church is located on Route 225, West Main Street. Line will forms on the church side of West Main Street. Information: 978-272-0145.

June 16

Fishing Derby: Starts at 8 a.m., Ayer Sportsman’s Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Cost is $12 for adults, children under 10 $6. Public invited. No license required. Free lunch for dads.

June 16

Clambake and Barbecue: Townsend VFW Post #6538 and its Auxiliary will its their annual Clambake and Chicken Barbecue at West Townsend, VFW at 491 Main St., starting at 12 p.m. Barbecued chicken dinners complete with potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, cranberry sauce, and roll with butter, boiled lobsters with drawn butter, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, and roll with butter, steamed clams with broth and drawn butter, and clam chowder will all be available at market prices. The public is invited.

June 18

Nashoba Park Entertainment: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. Singing musician Bill Foley puts his all into playing the guitar and harmonica and keeps the beat on a wooden platform, as he sings and performs American standards and folk songs.

June 20

Nashoba Park Entertainment: 6:45 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. The first of our summer Starry Nights concerts. Enjoy the sounds of Workingman’s Trio, who will present “Woodstock Revisited.”

June 21

Nashoba Park Entertainment: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. Classical Pianist Adam Bergeron shares expertise and information about classical pieces he plays and their composers, andhis original music.

June 22

Broadway in Shirley: A talented cast of local performers brings the heart of the Great White Way to the Shirley Meeting House at 7 p.m. A variety of Broadway shows will be featured with selections from award winners including “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady,” “Les Miserables,” “Oliver,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Admission is $15 at door, proceeds supporting preservation of the historic Shirley Meeting House. Info:

June 24

Survival Week: The Nashua River Watershed Association’ hosts “Wilderness Summer Survival Week for Ages 11 to 14, from June 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Youth will enjoy four adventurous, action-packed days of hiking Groton trails, paddling the Squannacook River, developing summer survival skills, and exploring the inner world of our local river, woodlands and fields while making new friends. Program fees are $210 for NRWA members or $240 for non-members. Registration:

June 26

Trip to Red Sox Game: The Friends of Groton Elders invites you to join a trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox take on the White Sox. Seats are reserved grandstand on third base side. This trip is open to the community for only $109 per person and includes transportation and game tickets. Depart Groton at 10:30 a.m. and return 6 p.m. Please call the Groton Council on Aging to reserve a spot or for more information, 978-448-1170.

Fishing Workshop: Learn the basics about water quality from the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA), and the basics of fishing from Jim Lagacy from the MassWildlife Angler Education Program during this “Healthy Waters — Healthy Fish: Beginners Fishing Workshop” from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Shady Point Beach Campground on Lake Shirley. Intended for beginners. Free and open to ages 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required; space is limited; call 978-448-0299 or email

Kirtan: With Lee Mirabai Harrington, accompanied by Danny Solomon, Owen Landis and Ezra Landis. At 7 p.m. at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church. Tickets: $20 (, $25 at the door. Kirtan is a form of participatory, devotional call-and-response chanting originating in India. No singing experience neeAll ages welcome.

June 27

Nashoba Park Entertainment: 6:45 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. Starry Nights concert featuring The Justin Meyer Jazz Trio.

June 28

Nashoba Park Entertainment: 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. Vocalist Heather Marie will bring us her “50’s Sock Hop” program.

July 20

Freedom Ride: The Global War on Terror Freedom Ride starts at 10 a.m. The ride begins and ends at the Pepperell VFW, 55 Leighton St. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per bike, $15 per passenger. Music, rides and a barbecue follow at 1 p.m. Cost is $15, and is open to the public

July 21

Trip to Tanglewood: Join the Groton Council on Aging and Friends of Groton Elders for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. The concert will feature the symphony with conductor Andris Nelson and Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano performing Gershwin Piano Concerto in F, Gershwin Variations on “I Got Rhythm,” for piano and orchestra and Stravinsky Petrushka. Trip Includes: Transportation, ticket, dinner at Michaels of Stockbridge and driver’s gratuity. Tickets are $98 per person. Please call the Groton Council on Aging for information, 978-448-1170.

July 27

Golf Tournament: The sixth annual Nashoba Valley Technical High School Alumni Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. at Townsend Ridge Golf Course, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend. Registration is $150 per golfer. Proceeds benefit Nashoba Tech athletics. The tournament will be a shotgun scramble. The cost includes 18 holes, golf cart, dinner, and contests for longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and best-dressed golfer. To register, visit