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Age Strong Chelmsford Job Fair

When: Aug. 18, 10:00AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: In partnership with MassHire of Lowell. Free and open to the public. The first hour of thejob fair will give priority to job seekers 50+. Focus on full-time job opportunities as well as part-time and volunteer positions. Sign up by calling 978-251-0533 or email Natalie at ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Corn Day Lunch

When: Aug. 18, 11:30AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: It’s Corn Day at the Senior Center! Bring your corny jokes and learn some new ones! Join us for lunch that includes local corn on the cob. Regular lunch procedures apply. Info: 978-251-0533 or email Natalie at ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Let’s Go to a Musical! (4-part series)           

When: Aug. 18, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Also September 1, 15 & 29. Open to out-of-town seniors. $20 for series. This four-part lecture series presented by Brian O’Connell is a retrospective look at the Broadway musical from the 1920s through the 1950s, often called Broadway’s Golden Age. We will look at the some of the major musicals, discuss composers and lyricists, delve into some historical background, and listen to all types of tunes—from show-stopping ensemble pieces to tender ballads to comedic numbers that leave us grinning, tapping our toes and maybe singing along.  Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov.
 
August 18/1924 to 1933:  Lady Be Good, Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing by George and Ira Gershwin; Good News by B.G. DeSilva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein; As Thousands Cheer by Irving Berlin.

Addiction Referral Center (ARC) 13th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

When: Aug. 19, 9:00AM
Where: Juniper Hills Golf Course

Description

NORTHBORO: Tee time is 9am. The tournament features top team prizes, longest drive, hole-in-one and  numerous raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The $125 registration fee includes golf, cart and dinner. For information on how to provide a sponsorship or register to golf in the tournament, please call the ARC at 508-485-4357 or find more information at our website:  www.theaddictionreferralcenter.org.

Shabbat on the Beach

When: Aug. 19, 6:30PM
Where: Wayland Town Beach, 25 Parkland Drive

Description

WAYLAND/SUDBURY: Congregation B’nai Torah of Sudbury warmly invites the community to Shabbat on the Beach services and Open Houses this summer. This service led byled by B’nai Torah’s Rabbi Lisa Eiduson with Rabbi Joshua Breindel of Beth El. Prospective members are welcome to join 30 minutes prior to each beach service to learn more about Congregation B’nai Torah. Sand toys, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk await families with young children who would like to meet members of our temple and learn more about our community. R.S.V.P. to membership@bnaitorah.com if you would like to attend. Bring your beach chairs (or blanket) and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the sunset while you share the beauty of Shabbat together as a community!

ARC 13th Annual Golf Tournament

When: Aug. 20, 9:00AM
Where: Juniper Hills Golf Course

Description

NORTHBOROUGH: The Addiction Referral Center (ARC) is holding its 13th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser featuring top team prizes, longest drive, hole-in-one and numerous raffle prizes donated by local businesses.  The $125 registration fee includes golf, cart and dinner. For information on how to provide a sponsorship or register to golf in the tournament, please call the ARC at (508) 485-4357 or find more information at www.theaddictionreferralcenter.org.

FreeBee Market

When: Aug. 20, 10:30AM
Where: United Church of Christ, 773 Mass Ave.

Description

BOXBOROUGH: Free Bee Market began last year, as a way to share surplus food with the community on Saturdays
outdoors. It quickly grew and grew into a Boxborough community gathering where everything is free, focus on food and connection. This year Free Bee market returns to the Church lawn. There will be food gleaned from local supermarkets, including produce and produce as well as free plants for your own garden spaces. Dates for upcoming markets are Sept 10 and Oct. 15. Want to know more or volunteer? Email freebeecommunity@gmail.com. Vendor tables with local resources & information. Free yoga classes every hour. Food, music & games.  (978) 540-2470 for more information.

Antique Quilts &amp; Tarbell Paintings on view at the Groton History Center’s Open House

When: Aug. 20, 10:30AM
Where: Groton History Center’s Boutwell House, 172 Main Street

Description

GROTON: A selection of quilts, ranging from antique to the early 1990s, each of distinct pattern, palette, and interest, will be on view. Faithfully restored and reopened in 2014, the 1851 Italianate home, built for then Governor George S. Boutwell and his family, is rich in original detail and period décor. Visitors are invited to tour the house, enjoy its cool, high-ceilinged rooms filled with exhibits to delight antiquarians and artists alike, and take a stroll in the gardens.  All are invited to tour the Boutwell House and grounds free of charge (donations appreciated) on August 20th.  For more information, visit grotonhistory.org or call 978-448-0092.

Tatiana Eva-Marie &amp; the Avalon Jazz Band

When: Aug. 21, 3:00AM
Where: Memorial Park

Description

MAYNARD: Free summer concert. (Rain location: The Sanctuary, 82 Main Street.)  Hosted by Maynard Public Library.

FPS Summer Service: Optimism and the Beginning of Things  with Rev. Kathleen Hepler

When: Aug. 21, 10:00AM
Where: First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road

Description

SUDBURY: First Parish of Sudbury warmly invites the community to join in-person and online on Sundays at 10am for summer lay-led services. This will be Rev. Hepler’s first Sunday at First Parish, and she will be reflecting on the uses and misuses of optimism. She also hopes to begin to get acquainted with the congregation! Please join us in welcoming Rev. Hepler to FPS! Contact the First Parish Office at office@fpsudbury.org or 978-443-2043 for information on services and programs or see fpsdubury.org for the Zoom link.

Summer Concert Series: Playing Dead

When: Aug. 21, 5:00PM
Where: Ellsworth-McAfee Park (Rt. 135)

Description

NORTHBOROUGH: Concerts run Thursdays and Sundays. Food trucks will be back again this year along with some fun activities for children! These concerts are lots of fun for all ages! Playing Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute band featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John's Band. Their marathon sets feature music and jams from the entire Grateful Dead catalog. Playing Dead faithfully recreates the experience of a live Grateful Dead concert. The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams. The food vendors will include Sabor Latino, Dogfather, Easy Street Tacos, Uhlman's Ice Cream and Yummy Mummy Bakery. Info: northboroughcac@gmail.com; 508-615-0898.

Monday Movie Matinee: Death on the Nile

When: Aug. 22, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: (2022, PG-13 for violence). Retelling of Agatha Christie’s mystery where detective Hercule Poirot’s vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer in Egypt turns into a terrifying search for a murderer. Cast includes Kenneth Branagh (who also directs), Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, and Armie Hammer. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com​.

AVM Announces Summer Sing of Excerpts from Elijah by Mendelssohn

When: Aug. 22, 7:30PM
Where: Congregation B’nai Shalom

Description

WESTBOROUGH: The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will host a Summer Sing featuring excerpts from Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah. Sing the choruses with members of the chorus while professional soloists sing the solos. All are welcome! Bring your music score or borrow one at the door.  Admission is $10 per person at the door.  All attendees will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination. All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks. For more information, visit www.AVMsingers.org

Root beer Float

When: Aug. 23, 6:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors. Enjoy an old fashion, root beer float. Please sign up prior to the event. A $1 donation is requested. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com​.

Community Supper: BBQ Pork Sandwich

When: Aug. 24, 4:15AM
Where: Mt. Calvary Community Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave

Description

ACTON: Welcoming guests inside to join neighbors and friends at the tables in Fellowship Hall. It is wonderful to return to family dining as guests can now sit together and chat throughout our Supper. 4:45pm – 5:45pm Doors will open at 4:15pm Please, do not enter prior so our volunteers can prepare. Park your car in the back parking lot and come up the walkway to the church door. Guests are encouraged to be vaccinated. Please, be considerate of others and do not come if you are not feeling well. All volunteers will be vaccinated. Take-out meals are no longer available. Sponsored by Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church  

Erik Hansen: Geometry Solo Exhibit

When: Aug. 24, 9:00AM
Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street

Description

Summer BBQ

When: Aug. 24, 11:30AM
Where: Shirley Senior Center, 9 Parker Road

Description

SHIRLEY: Prepared by Shirley Fire Dept. & Center Volunteers. Ice Cream Truck provided by Fidelity Bank. Sign up at the Center.
Sponsored by Senator James Cronin



 

Computer Club 

When: Aug. 24, 1:30PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. All seniors are welcome to participate in Computer Club. Bring your computer and hardware questions, problems and related issues. If possible bring the problem hardware to the meeting. This is a club with no formally planned instruction. Several regulars are there willing to share their experiences, and work one-on-one, to resolve any computer issues, from Windows system difficulties, email setups/usage, networking issues, upgrades and assistance with “how do I” frustrations. MAC and Chrome/Android users are welcome. If you are unable to attend in person and would like to talk with a club member via Zoom or phone, please contact the COA to be forwarded your information. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com​.

Annual Peach Social

When: Aug. 24, 6:30PM
Where: Littleton Historical Society, Houghton Memorial Bldg., 4 Rogers Street

Description

LITTLETON: Enjoy a slice of peach dessert on the front lawn, catch up with old acquaintances or make new friends. The museum will be open to see their permanent displays or the exhibit on artist Gertrude Sanderson. Be warned - the peaches will go fast! Open to all, rain or shine, free. Info: (978) 486-8202.

Become an Adult ESOL or Basic Literacy Tutor! 

When: Aug. 25, 12:00PM
Where: Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts via Zoom

Description

LOWELL: Also August 30, 6:30-8pm. Have you been looking for a great volunteer opportunity? If you would like to make a difference in the life of an adult with limited English or basic literacy skills, Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library offers free, confidential, one-on-one or small group tutoring on a flexible schedule to adults in the greater Lowell area. You do not need prior teaching experience or knowledge of another language. All you need is an open mind, a desire to help an adult improve their skills, and the ability to meet with your student for 2 hours per week! In-person, remote, and hybrid tutoring options are available. Before being matched with a student you also will be required to successfully complete an 18-hour tutor training. To learn more, join them online via Zoom at a Volunteer Information Sessions. For information, contact  contact Literacy Director, Sarah Miller at smiller@lowelllibrary.org, or Literacy Assistant, Mary Hartmann,  mhartmann@lowelllibrary.org, or call (978) 674-1541.

Rock Painting “Kindness Rocks”

When: Aug. 26, 1:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: Free. This is an inter-generational event—all ages welcome! Paints and rocks will be supplied. Max. 25 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to register.

Wild Women of Westford: An Evening of Storytelling &amp; Wine Pairing 

When: Aug. 26, 7:30PM
Where: Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road

Description

WESTFORD: Women throughout Westford’s history have stood up for what they thought was right, whether it be improving the school system, blocking/advocating undesirable businesses in town, volunteering on a Town board, or improving the lives of individuals in some way. Westford has an abundant history of outstanding and courageous women and we will introduce you to just a few of them.  With visual assistance from the Museum’s Westford Women Dolls, you’ll hear how their lives made a difference in our town and world today, while enjoying samplings of wines from Aaronap Cellars, paired with chocolate, cheese, and sweets (non-alcoholic drinks will be provided). $45 Ticket; $30 Ticket WHS Members. Purchase tickets onlne at www.museum.westford .org.

Breakfast at the Pond

When: Aug. 28, 9:00AM
Where: 8 Kaleva Road

Description

LITTLETON: A delicious pondside breakfast including a choice of eggs, homefries, bacon or sausage, and toast or pancakes (with or without blueberries), coffee, orange juice and pulla (Finnish coffee bread).  Adults $10, children $6.  Info: Kalevalittleton.org.

21st Annual Stow Bike for the Woods

When: Aug. 28, 10:00AM
Where: Stow Shopping Center, 113 Great Road

Description

STOW: This is a family-friendly road-bike ride supports the Stow Conservation Trust. Registration starts at 8:30am, ride at 9am. You can register for the ride and get more information at http://bikeforthewoods.org. There will be food and drink including fresh peaches, cider donuts, and our famous mid-ride lemonade stand. Come for the scenery, return for the great snacks!

FPS Summer Service: Poetry Sharing  with Sheila Murphy &amp; Sherene Aram

When: Aug. 28, 10:00AM
Where: First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road

Description

SUDBURY: First Parish of Sudbury warmly invites the community to join in-person and online on Sundays at 10am for summer lay-led services. This service continues a long-standing tradition of FPS members and friends coming together at the end of the summer to read poetry aloud to the assembled group. Poems can be whimsical or weighty, contemporary or ancient, written by you or by any other poet. Contact the First Parish Office at office@fpsudbury.org or 978-443-2043 for information on services and programs or see fpsdubury.org for the Zoom link.

Cub Scouts Pack 45 Ice Cream Social

When: Aug. 28, 3:00PM
Where: Country Creamery at Friendship Park, 270 Old Westford Road

Description

CHELMSFORD: Interest in Cub Scouts?  Like Ice Cream? Join Pack 45 for free ice cream and find out what Cub Scouts is all about. Open to boys and girls (K-5).  We include the whole family in our many FUN adventures.Other Pack 45 families and Scout Leaders will be available to answer questions.  More info: joinpack45chelmsford@gmail.com.

Beth Tivkah Open House &amp; BBQ

When: Aug. 28, 4:00PM
Where: Country Creamery at Friendship Park, 270 Old Westford Road

Description

WESTBOROUGH: Meet Rabbi Michael Swarttz, President EJ Dotts, Education Coordinator, Cindy Avergon, as well as other members of the board and congregation. You can also take a tour of the sanctuary at 45 Oak Street.  Please RSVP to EJ Dotts at president@bethtikvahsynagogue.org.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers Open Rehearsal

When: Aug. 29, 7:30PM
Where: First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road

Description

SHREWSBURY: Also 9/12. Interested vocalists and potential members are welcomed. Get a sense of how regular rehearsals are run as well as a sense of the group itself. AVM offers a choral experience in a community of welcoming, inclusive, respectful, collegial and talented vocalists who value high artistic standards.  Preparation will begin for the first concert—Celebrate Peace—with orchestra and soloists on November 20, featuring Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem by Pietris Vasks, and Dona Nobis Pacem by Keene Southard. Arrive early to meet the Membership chair and section leaders, and get music for rehearsal. For more information, visit www.avmsingers.org/sing-with-us!

Memory Lane Café

When: Aug. 30, 12:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to all/free. Registration Open. A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with memory impairment and their care partners /caregivers. Cafés are a place to talk with others, enjoy lunch and an activity or entertainment together. We do ask attendees to bring their care partners. Lunch will be provided.  Sponsored by Concord Park and Cooperative Elder Services. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Community Supper: (HOT) Dog Days of August

When: Aug. 30, 4:15PM
Where: Mt. Calvary Community Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave

Description

ACTON: Welcoming guests inside to join neighbors and friends at the tables in Fellowship Hall. It is wonderful to return to family dining as guests can now sit together and chat throughout our Supper. 4:45pm – 5:45pm Doors will open at 4:15pm Please, do not enter prior so our volunteers can prepare. Park your car in the back parking lot and come up the walkway to the church door. Guests are encouraged to be vaccinated. Please, be considerate of others and do not come if you are not feeling well. All volunteers will be vaccinated. Take-out meals are no longer available. Sponsored by Congregation Beth Elohim 

Become an Adult ESOL or Basic Literacy Tutor!

When: Aug. 30, 6:30PM
Where: Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts via Zoom

Description

LOWELL: Have you been looking for a great volunteer opportunity? If you would like to make a difference in the life of an adult with limited English or basic literacy skills, Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library offers free, confidential, one-on-one or small group tutoring on a flexible schedule to adults in the greater Lowell area. You do not need prior teaching experience or knowledge of another language. All you need is an open mind, a desire to help an adult improve their skills, and the ability to meet with your student for 2 hours per week! In-person, remote, and hybrid tutoring options are available. Before being matched with a student you also will be required to successfully complete an 18-hour tutor training. To learn more, join them online via Zoom at a Volunteer Information Sessions. For information, contact  contact Literacy Director, Sarah Miller at smiller@lowelllibrary.org, or Literacy Assistant, Mary Hartmann,  mhartmann@lowelllibrary.org, or call (978) 674-1541.

Sudbury Villagers Coffee Social

When: Sep. 1, 10:00AM
Where: Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road

Description

SUDBURY: The Sudbury Villagers club will kick off its 2022-2023 season with a Coffee Social in the Community Room. The first meeting will be a brief presentation about upcoming programs. The club has a variety of monthly programs with speakers. It also has many activities including Lunch Bunch, Marathon Bridge, Moh Jongg, book club, game day get-togethers, visits to various museums, a pot-luck holiday luncheon in December, spring tea, and a special 50th Anniversary luncheon in May.
Club members support the Thanksgiving collection for Sudbury families, the Sudbury Food Pantry and volunteer at the Senior Center. The Club also makes substantial donations to a variety of non-profits yearly. This meeting (and the Club itself) is open to all women in Sudbury and the area communities. For more information, write to sudbury_villagers@yahoo.com.

Let’s Go to a Musical! (2nd of 4-part series)

When: Sep. 1, 1:30PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Also September 15 & 29. Open to out-of-town seniors. $20 for series. This four-part lecture series presented by Brian O’Connell is a retrospective look at the Broadway musical from the 1920s through the 1950s, often called Broadway’s Golden Age. We will look at the some of the major musicals, discuss composers and lyricists, delve into some historical background, and listen to all types of tunes—from show-stopping ensemble pieces to tender ballads to comedic numbers that leave us grinning, tapping our toes and maybe singing along.  Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov.