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Night Lights 2021

When: Nov. 26, 4:00PM
Where: Tower Hill Botanical Garden

Description

WEST BOYLSTON: Celebrate the season with thousands of lights, new experiences, and enchanting landscapes. Enjoy a walking experience outdoors through roughly 15 acres of formal gardens and surrounding woodlands, including illuminated plants, paths, sculptures, and fountains. The magical scene is enhanced with fire pits for warming up, making s’mores, or enjoying a cup of hot cocoa or an adult beverage. Timed entry tickets, which are on sale now, must be reserved online in advance. This event will sell out quickly. Become a member during checkout to get a discount on your purchase and enjoy year-round benefits.www.towerhillbg.org/night-lights-2021/

Faith Evangelical Free Church Weekly Services

When: Dec. 26, 8:15AM
Where: 54 Hosmer Street

Description

ACTON: 8:15-9:15am outside, parking lot worship service (bring your own chair and masks). If it rains, bring your chair, meeting will move into the Multi-purpose room; 9:45-10:30am: Childrens, Jr. High, Sr. High & Adult Sunday School classes (also available via Zoom); 10:30-11am Fellowship; 11am-12:15pm. Indoor & livestream worship service. Children's Church (age 4 to grade 3) provided during the sermon time. CREW (4th to 6th grade) bi-monthly. To watch the 11am service via livestream, go to YouTube channel www.youtube.om/c/FaithEvFreeChurchActonMA.

UCC Weekly Services

When: Dec. 26, 9:30AM
Where: United Church of Christ, 723 Massachusetts Avenue

Description

BOXBOROUGH: The UCC in Boxborough is opening its doors Every Sunday for weekly services. Local folks are invited to join for in person worship in the sanctuary. Vaccination is strongly requested and encouraged, physical distancing shall be maintained when seated, and masks are required. There is very limited singing together. Following suggested state guidelines, there is a limit to the number of people that can be in the sanctuary, but that number has not been reached. No registration is required, although names and contact information will be gathered for contact tracing. Online worship is also available via Zoom. For Meeting ID and more information about life at UCCB, visit www.boxboroughucc.org or call 978-263-7387.

Backyard and Beyond: Sensory Sundays

When: Dec. 26, 10:00AM
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

Description

ACTON: Drop-in 10am – 10:45pm. A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Sensory Sundays program will be held outside, no matter the weather! Every Sunday morning we’ll do a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, either in Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land. All ages are welcome but activities are designed for 2-6 year olds. Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible; please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. For more information on Great Hill, please visit https://trails.actonma.gov/great-hill/. Visit www.discoveryacton.org for hours, COVID safety protocols, and to make reservations. Some outdoor programs may be dependent on weather.

Everyday Engineering: Indoor Fort Building

When: Dec. 27, 10:00AM
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

Description

ACTON: Drop-in 10am – 2pm. Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Just about anything! Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort. Visit www.discoveryacton.org for hours, COVID safety protocols, and to make reservations. Some outdoor programs may be dependent on weather.

Foot Care Clinic

When: Dec. 27, 12:00PM
Where: Shirley Senior Center, 9 Parker Road

Description

SHIRLEY: Afternoon Appointments Only By Appointment Only — 978-425-1390 at the Center $40 Resident / $60 non Resident. FOOT CARE at HOME $60. Contact: Sarah Kinghorn BSN RN CFCN @ 617-417-2149; www.footcarefocus.com. Provided by FOOTCARE FOCUS Prices above include a $20 discount for Shirley residents paid by Shirley Council on Aging.

Wii Bowling

When: Dec. 27, 12:30PM
Where: Shirley Senior Center, 9 Parker Road

Description

SHIRLEY: Pre-Registration required. Every Monday. Call 978-425-1390 to reserve your lane.

Wiggles and Giggles

When: Dec. 27, 1:15PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Mondays. This is a weekly story time for kids ages 3 to 5 that is exactly how is sounds - full of fun, silly stories and activities. Caregivers can stay in the room or wait in the children's room. This live, in person story time takes place in the Story Hour room. Please register through the Library Events Calendar.

Everyday Engineering: “Snow”balls &amp; Ramps

When: Dec. 29, 10:00AM
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

Description

ACTON: Drop-in 10am – 2pm. “Snow”balls will be flying as we design, build, and test out some simple tracks and shoots using repurposed and recycled materials. Make straightaways, loop-da-loops and hills out of tubing and cardboard to send faux snowballs on a thrill ride.
Visit www.discoveryacton.org for hours, COVID safety protocols, and to make reservations. Some outdoor programs may be dependent on weather.

Noon Year’s Eve Party Prep &amp; Pajama Dance Party

When: Dec. 31, 10:00AM
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

Description

ACTON: Drop-in 10am – 12pm. Let’s get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into the New Year by making party hats and noise makers! Come decked out in your finest pajamas and stick around for our pajama dance party at 11:45am with a countdown to 12 (noon). Visit www.discoveryacton.org for hours, COVID safety protocols, and to make reservations. Some outdoor programs may be dependent on weather.

Playtime Theatre: Frozen

When: Jan. 8, 10:30AM
Where: 53 Church Street, West Concord

Description

WEST CONCORD: Spend Saturday mornings with Concord Youth Theatre’s PLAYTIME THEATER - a delightfully interactive theater experience! CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end! $5/person, cash or check only - no advance sales. Suggested audience ages 2-9. www.concordyouththeatre.org

SEUSSICAL, the Musical Auditions

When: Jan. 8, 4:00PM
Where: ArtsNashoba, UCC/Groton, 220 Main Street

Description

GROTON: Director Kathleen McKenzie and Music Director Scott Cruikshank are looking to cast young people ages 8 to 18 – no prior experience necessary. All roles are open and all who audition/register will be included. Rehearsals will run Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-noon. CDC protocols will be followed to the fullest degree.  Performances will take place March 26-28, 2022 at the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy in Groton. Tuition for this production is $295 ($275 for siblings). Scholarships are available based on need.  For more information and to register, email info@artsnashoba.org, or visit ArtsNashoba online at www.artsnashoba.org or @artsnashoba on Facebook.

Listening to Four Centuries of Music with Sivan Etedgee

When: Jan. 20, 12:30PM
Where: Lincoln Sudbury Players, LSRHS, 390 Lincoln Road

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors for $5/lecture. Pianist and teacher Sivan Etedgee leads a monthly classical music series at the Senior Center that combines lecture, live performance and sound recordings. This month’s topic is “Composers and Forms of The Classical Era.” Additional dates of the series are: February 17th. Info: seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com.

Story/Craft with Crossroads at the Concord Free Public Library

When: Jan. 20, 4:00PM
Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

Description

CONCORD: Story and craft programs that focus on important cultural, social, and diverse topics. Children in grades K-5th grade are invited to delve into subjects including culture, identity & diversity! The program will take place in the Children’s Activity Room at the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month at 4pm. The dates: February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, and June 16. No registration required. For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301, or visit www.concordlibrary.org.

Playtime Theatre: The Ugly Duckling

When: Jan. 22, 10:30AM
Where: 53 Church Street, West Concord

Description

WEST CONCORD: Spend Saturday mornings with Concord Youth Theatre’s PLAYTIME THEATER - a delightfully interactive theater experience! CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end! $5/person, cash or check only - no advance sales. Suggested audience ages 2-9. www.concordyouththeatre.org

Spaghetti Supper

When: Jan. 26, 5:00AM
Where: First Church in Marlborough, 37 High Street

Description

MARLBOROUGH: After 23 months, the popular Supper, sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will resume in the Parish Hall. The menu is spaghetti and meatballs, salad, beverage and dessert for $6/ person or a maximum of $18 for a family of four or more. You can dine in the Parish Hall or purchase food for take out. Following board of health requirements, diners must have masks and windows will be open. Please note that this is a week earlier than usual due to the Christmas holiday. The public is invited to attend.

The Eighth Annual Winter One-Acts

When: Feb. 4, 7:30PM
Where: Lincoln Sudbury Players, LSRHS, 390 Lincoln Road

Description

SUDBURY: Tickets are $8 for students & senior citizens; $15 for adults. Info: www.lsrhs.net/students/activities_clubs/drama

Playtime Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

When: Feb. 5, 10:30AM
Where: 53 Church Street, West Concord

Description

WEST CONCORD: Spend Saturday mornings with Concord Youth Theatre’s PLAYTIME THEATER - a delightfully interactive theater experience! CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end! $5/person, cash or check only - no advance sales. Suggested audience ages 2-9. www.concordyouththeatre.org

Nashoba Symphonic Band

When: Feb. 5, 2:00PM
Where: Mechanics Hall, Worcester

Description

WORCESTER: “A Moment of Celebration!” Celebrating NSB's Fifth Anniversary (a year late!). Featured soloist for the concert will be organist, Gavin Klein. Highlights of the concert include Bach's “Fantasia in G-Major,” The Polka and Fugue from “Schwanda the Bagpiper” by Jaromir Weinberger, Persichetti's “Psalm for Band,” and the glorious Finale from the Saint-Saens “Organ Symphony,” as well as marches by Sousa and Goldman.  Performances are free and open to the public. At this time masks are required.