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Erik Hansen: Geometry Solo Exhibit

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


Words Galore!

When: Sep. 22, 9:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom


ACTON: Thursdays thru November 10. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Join Val Walker via Zoom for a new session of this fun and lively hour of word play and brain twisters—a logophile’s paradise! Learn new words, explore the  history of old words and delve into the origins of words. Enjoy limericks, riddles, famous quotes, puns, and fascinating trivia about trendy words.
Play guessing games with the dictionary and words-within-word games. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com.

At the Piano Classical Music Series with Sivan Etedgee

When: Sep. 22, 12:30PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear


ACTON: Also October 27 & November 17. Open to out-of-town seniors for $20 for the series. Pianist and teacher Sivan Etedgee will lead a series at the Senior Center that combines lecture, live performance and classical music sound recordings. This month’s topic is The Folk Piano--classical piano influenced by folk music, including compositions by C.P.E. Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Bartok, and Tan Dun. In October Sivan will present on The Piano of Spain and South America and in November the topic is The American Vernacular. Info: 978-929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com.

Toddler Story Time

When: Sep. 30, 10:30AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street


LITTLETON: Join Miss Jennifer for an action-packed story time! Explore a different theme each week with books, songs, movement and instruments. This story time is most appropriate for children ages 18 months-3 years. Registration is required. To register for events, please visit https://littletonma.assabetinteractive.com/calendar.

Friends of Thayer Memorial Library Annual Book Sale

When: Sep. 30, 3:00PM
Where: Old Town Hall, 695 Main Street


LANCASTER: Friday hours are 3-7pm, Saturdays are 9am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm. ‘Fill a bag’ is being offered throughout the event. All proceeds benefit books, programs and events at the library. This event is held annually in conjunction with the Horseshed Fair. Here’s your chance to help support your community library and take home some needed books for the cold months. Friends Members receive $5 off per bag the first weekend so if you are not already a member, you may become one at the sale. Credit cards are again accepted this year. Over 600 boxes of books, DVDs and CDs are available and sorted into categories. September 30 is $25/bag; October 1 $20/bag; October 2 $15/bag; October 8 $10/bag; & October 9 $5/bag. Otherwise, hardcover books are $2, trade softcovers $1.50 and standard paperbacks $0.50. Volunteers from the Friends provide staffing during the sale and help sort the books prior to the sale. If you would like to volunteer or to donate, email FriendsofTML@gmail.com.


When: Sep. 30, 8:00PM
Where: The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street


CONCORD: One hundred and twenty five years after its publication, Dracula has continued to thrill and be interpreted by every generation in turn. And now, in a bold new adaptation, award-winning playwright-actor Kate Hamill sinks her teeth into the sexism in Bram Stoker's classic. The result is a fun, fearless ride when the Count meets his match – and the #MeToo movement – in a fast-paced, theatrical tour de force Hamill calls a "feminist revenge fantasy, really". Running September 30-October 30 at The Umbrella Stage Company. Please check the website for dates/times. Info: https://TheUmbrellaArts.org/Dracula.

Annual Yard &amp; Craft Sale

When: Oct. 1, 9:00AM
Where: First United Methodist Church of Hudson


HUDSON: First United Methodist Church of Hudson invites everyone to their Annual Yard and Craft Sale, outdoors, in the church parking lot. There is no rain date. Mark your calendars and be prepared to find some terrific bargains and treasures and handcrafted items. While you’re putting away summer items and bringing out your fall decor, see what you may
have that’s no longer your taste of you have no room. Why not make a little shopping money by selling the items instead of putting them away again and how about some of those holiday decorations you won’t use anymore? If you are interested in participating, unlimited space is available for a pre-pay fee of $15 (only refundable if event is cancelled due to weather). The church has a limited number of 6’ tables that you can use, provided to the first responders or bring your own table(s). There is no additional charge if you need more than one space! (Metal folding chairs are available at no charge or bring your own). For Crafters, this is your opportunity to sell your own unique, individual creations to all those pre-holiday shoppers that our sale will attract. Pack a lunch or containers of delicious homemade chili and chicken salad will be available. Call the office if you need more information at (978) 562-2932 or www.hudsonfumc@gmail.com.

Holiday Artisans Fair 2022

When: Oct. 1, 10:00AM
Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road


CONCORD: Rain date: October 8. This juried fair which has taken place for over 55 years will offer a wide variety of handmade works by fine artists, photographers, jewelers, fiber artists, woodworkers, florists, specialty food providers, handmade rug providers, and other artisans. There are a few spaces left for artists and artisans. Email pekindc@comcast.net if you would like to apply to be a vendor.

Annual Fall Fair 2022

When: Oct. 1, 10:00AM
Where: Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Road


FRAMINGHAM: The Annual Fall Fair is back at the Plymouth Church, with free admission, free on-site parking, and something for everyone!  Respecting COVID safety guidelines. masks are encouraged indoors, air purifiers will be in use, and hand sanitizer is suggested.  There will be both indoor and outdoor shops and food,and Loulou’s Music Together will demonstrate a free musical playtime at 12:30pm especially suited for kids 0 to 5 years and the grownups who love them. The annual Fair proceeds support the local ministries of Plymouth Church within the Framingham community, as well as and global charities focused on environmental justice, disaster relief, and humanitarian concerns. They are located at 87 Edgell Road. For information, call (508) 875-1364.

Baked &amp; Canned Goods at FPC

When: Oct. 1, 10:00AM
Where: First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), 353 Great Road


STOW: Homemade baked and canned goods will be sold alongside the freshly baked, 3 lb. apples pies at the annual pie sale at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). Baked goods will include blueberry and other muffins, sweet breads (pumpkin, banana, zucchini, etc.), chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies and bundt cakes. Canned good will include jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles and relishes. All items will be prepackaged. Sales of the baked and canned goods, as well as the pies. The sale will be
held on the church grounds, at the intersection of routes 117 and 62.

Bruch Chipping

When: Oct. 1, 10:30AM
Where: Westford Highway Garage, 28 North Street


WESTFORD: Please unload your brush as directed by the Highway Department personnel. Deposit your $10 check, payable to the Town of Westford, in the marked container. Proof of Westford residency required. Accepted: Brush and branches up to 3 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length. Must be average residential brush categories and reasonable amounts: A load ranges from a trunk to pickup truck ­­­­­volume, includes tow behind a full trailer. Not accepted: Building materials (e.g., fences, boards), land clearing materials and debris (e.g., roots, bushes, anything mixed with poison ivy), grass, and leaves. Cost: $10 per load, checks only, payable to the Town of Westford, deposited in the marked container.

World Card Making Day

When: Oct. 1, 12:00PM
Where: West Acton Baptist Church, 592 Massachusetts Avenue


ACTON: All are welcome to join World Card Making Day.  Various stations will be set up to make cards for all abilities – children & beginners thru advanced. No charge for the cards, but please bring items for the Acton Food Pantry and/or make a donation to the West Acton Baptist Church Loving Hearts Fund – a fund for those in the community that need a little extra assistance. For more information visit https://ybstamp.com/

Fall Festival

When: Oct. 1, 12:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Center Town Common


CHELMSFORD: Presented by Chelmsford Health Department

100 Year Garden Party

When: Oct. 1, 2:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Garden Club


CHELMSFORD: Organized in 1922, the club has spent a century focused on town beautification and civic improvement. Within the first few years of starting, the club planted flowers in town center and trees at the library and the new high school. Since then, the club has been involved in some major projects, including building the gazebo on the North Common, helping to establish the George B.B. Wright recreational area, and most recently the creation of the Chelmsford Public Garden in the Town Center. All of these were award winning projects. Party like it’s 1922 and dance to the Mill City Rags. For tickets and information, visit www.chelmsfordgardenclub.org.

"Open-Air” Tap Room

When: Oct. 1, 4:00PM
Where: Jones-Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street


ACTON: After a two-year absence, the Iron Work Farm’s popular annual fundraiser, the Open Tap Room, has returned as an outdoor gathering: the “Open-Air” Tap Room. A 4pm salute by the Acton Minutemen will open the event at the oldest house in Acton. Join friends of the Iron Work Farm for music by Ward Hayden & the Outliers, home brews by True West Brewery and Pony Shack Cider, and good company! Enjoy lawn games, stroll along the 1890s carriage drive, and watch the sunset from Faulkner Hill. $30 admission covers three drink tickets. (Children are free). Meals will be made to order on-site by True West, or you may bring your own picnic. Parking is available in the nearby commuter lots. Visit www.ironworkfarm.org for reservations and more information.

Rock Against Cancer

When: Oct. 1, 5:30PM
Where: The Sanctuary, 82 Main Street


MAYNARD: A benefit concert for Dawn’s Dream Fund, which helps Emerson Hospital Cancer Center patients and their caregivers ease the burden of cancer by providing financial assistance for medicine, food, transportation to and from the hospital on treatment days, and various related expenses. Already, the fund has paid for “comfort” bags for new cancer patients containing lip balm, hand sanitizer, blankets, and water as well as a therapeutic powder to reduce inflammation risk during chemotherapy, and oxygen therapy. The concert will feature local bands Birch Hill and the MCats Band, in addition to a raffle. Tickets are available in advance through the Sanctuary at www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-against-cancer-benefit-concert-for-dawns-dream-fund-tickets-417531186017 for $25, and are $30 at the door. Enjoy an evening of good music and fun for a great cause!

Stackmusic Trio

When: Oct. 1, 7:30PM
Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street


WESTFORD: Tickets are available in advance at pcawestford.org - Ticket prices are $15/person; $40/family; $12/members, seniors, and 18 & under. Attendees are permitted to bring their own food and beverages. Free Street Parking is available along Lincoln St., at the former fire station parking lot on the right, and across the street in JV Fletcher library parking lot (in rear of library).