Aug. 23

Church Bell Ringing: The Groton School will host bell ringers from throughout the United States and Canada for a demonstration of change ringing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The ringers will be in the greater Boston area from Wednesday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 25 for the North American Guild of Change Ringers’ Annual Meeting. The ancient English art of change ringing requires mental agility, concentration, and teamwork. The ringers guide the massive bells through rapidly changing progressions of sonic permutations. For more information, call Austin Paul at 773-458-5212.

Heather Marie: Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer.   Vocalist Heather Marie brings us her pop, jazz, country, folk and Broadway standards. Performance starts at 2 p.m.

Free concert: The tribute band Beatles For Sale plays a free concert at 6 p.m. at Shirley Center, weather permitting. The concert is sponsored by the Shirley Charitable Foundation.  All ages are welcome, and there will be light snacks for sale. Info:

Aug. 25

Democrats meet: Groton Democratic Town Committee, 4 p.m., Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St.  Our guest will be Shannon Liss-Riordon, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in the Democratic primary., or

Sept. 3

Like to bowl?: The Senior Moments bowling league is looking to increase membership. The league is for seniors (others welcome also) who are willing and would like to bowl on Tuesday mornings at the Harvard Lanes. You don’t need to be a good bowler, just want to have some fun, meet new people and get a little exercise.  The league will start on Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Information and signup: 978-855-2802.

Sept. 4

Merchants League: The Merchants mixed bowling league at Harvard Lanes in Harvard is looking for new members to join this fun, yet competitive candlepin league. We are open to men and women of any skill level. You can join as an individual, couple or bring in your own team of 3 bowlers. This is a cash-prize league with an end-of-season awards banquet. We begin Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., and end in March. Info: League President Scott Bulger,  978-512-9669, or

Sept. 6

Plant Sale: The Point in Littleton will host a classic car show from 4-7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Scott Holt Fund, which assists a 13-year Littleton firefighter who suffered a catastrophic fall from the truck as he was gathering his gear, resulting in a life-changing spinal cord injury.

Sept.  7

Fall Bazaar: St. John’s Fall Bazaar on the Townsend Common. Family fun, food and festivities. Live music and entertainment. Kids games free. No admission charge welcome. Local artists, craters, farmers market, grandma’s attic treasures, raffles, games, food, themed gift baskets, legendary baked goods, etc.

Sept. 11

Saving Seeds: “Confessions of a Seed Snatcher,” 6:45 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. Presented by Pepperell Garden Club. Slideshow and lecture on how to save your seeds for next year.  Following the slideshow and lecture there will be an optional hands-on seed gathering from a large collection of flower heads, seed stalks and pods. Public welcome. $5 guest fee or $2 for seniors. Info:

Sept. 14

Fall Festival: Annual Pepperell Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pepperell Town Field.  Featuring fun and feasts:  Music, food, popular beer garden, local business vendors, and demonstrations by local groups, and kid activities featuring The Bubble Guy.

Arts and crafts: The Townsend Historical Society invites all to the 38th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on the Town Common, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions or would like to request a vendor application, you can reach us at, or give us a call at (978) 597-2106. We hope to see you at the fair!

Sept. 15

Church Commemoration: 100th anniversary of the Community Church of Pepperell, 3 Townsend Str. 2-4 p.m. The public is warmly welcome to enjoy the commemorative service, musical performance, and formal comments from local dignitaries. Learn the church’s history which was built in 1861, enjoy a performance of the pipe organ, explore the architecture, antiques, artifacts and photos dating back to the 1700s. Light refreshments served.

Sept. 20

Plant Sale: The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale from 3-6 p.m., and Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Great Brook Farm State Park Ski Touring Center, 1018 Lowell St, Carlisle. All items can be ordered through Aug. 31 and picked up on sale days

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