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An Introduction to 19th Century Photography

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Where: Shirley Historical Society Museum, 182 Center Road

SHIRLEY: An Introduction to 19th Century Photography is the theme of the newest display at the Shirley Historical Society Museum. This presentation is a joint venture between the Shirley Historical Society and the Photographic Historical Society of New  England. On Saturday March 20th at 2:00 pm, the Historical Society will have a hybrid program - both in person and online. Guest speaker, Ron Polito, of PHSNE will explain the development of photographic technology via Zoom. Both those present and those attending online will be able to ask questions. Email mail@shirleyhistory.org before noon on the 20th if you want to request the zoom link. The Photo exhibit will remain  on display through the month  of May. Visitors are welcome  Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays between 10am and 1pm.
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Free English Classes

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Where: Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason Street

MAYNARD: Every Tuesday. Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment. No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required. Info: 978-897-1010. 
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Exhibition of Dan Rocha, Mixed Media Artist

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Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street

WESTFORD: The Parish Center for the Arts Artist of the Month Gallery is pleased to welcome Lowell artist Dan Rocha with an exhibit of his multi-media works. Dan is a local artist who works in mixed media materials using metal leaf, pigment and resin on a wood base. His subjects span the topics of aerial, geologic and oceanic art and abstracts. He is a graduate of the Mass College of Art and Design in Painting and Sculpture and has been featured locally and internationally in collections and exhibits, both as a solo artist and in group exhibits. Upon graduation from the Mass College of Art, he was awarded the prestigious BERGER AWARD for painting. Don’t miss this unique collection of multi-media art at the Parish Center for the Arts in May. The Gallery will be open Sundays noon-2PM for viewing or by special appointment. An artist’s reception will be held on May 8 from noon-3pm.
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Exhibition of Minwha (Korean Folk Painting)

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: All Ages. Enjoy an exhibition of Minwha (Korean Folk Painting) in the Main Library Gallery. The exhibition features Seongmin Ahn, Insun Cho, Sunhee Hur and Jaeok Lee. More information about the art work can be found here.
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Roy DiTosti: Graffiti

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Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street

MAYNARD:  6 Bridges Gallery presents “Graffiti” — photographs by Roy DiTosti. The exhibit will be on view at 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street, from May 11 through June 18, 2022. It will also be hosted online at 6Bridges.Gallery. A reception will be held on June 4th from 5–7pm.  For more information about the exhibit, please visit 6Bridges.Gallery, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Tai Chi with Linda Sango

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Where: Shirley Senior Center, 9 Parker Road

ACTON: Mondays. No class April 18, May 30 or June 20. This Tai Chi class is open to all levels of participants. It uses Formless Dragon style Tai Chi, a modern re-examination of classical Tai Chi. Linda Sango studies under Jeff Coté, Occidental Taoist, who after decades of practice in multiple styles of Tai Chi, began distilling the essence of Tai Chi into fundamental principles. Instead of focusing on learning as many form movements as possible, students will be encouraged to learn single movements and explore postural, movement and conceptual principles immediately. Tai Chi is known to improve the health of body, mind and spirit while improving balance. Info: seniorcenter@actonma.gov.
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Annual Perennial Plant & Rummage Sale

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Where: Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Road

FRAMINGHAM: The Plymouth Church in Framingham will hold its annual, community-wide Perennial Plant and Rummage Sale May 27 from 6-8pm & May 28 from 9am to 2pm, concurrent with the Perennial Plant Sale (Saturday only). The Rummage Sale features a great selection of gently-used clothing at low prices. Women’s, Men’s, Kids’, and everything in between! The Plant Sale features hardy perennials from home gardens of the Plymouth Church community. All plants have been successful in Framingham gardens. The sale is staffed by our own experienced gardeners, who can help customers select plants suited to their particular garden conditions. Come early for the best selection. For more
information, please call the church office at 508-875-1364.
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Compost 101

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Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

LITTLETON: Part of our Saturdays in the Garden Series. Did you know that you can recycle all your kitchen scraps, lawn clippings etc. into food for your plants? Come by and find out how! To register for events, please go to the calendar section of at 
https://littletonma.assabetinteractive.com/calendar
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FPC Service: Where Do I Go From Here? Looking at Death and the Legacy We Leave

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Where: First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), 353 Great Road

STOW: During this Memorial Day weekend service, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will look at how the memories we leave behind are our greatest legacy, and she’ll explore some different understandings of what happens after death. The service will take place both in person and virtually. In-person attendees must socially distance and wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose. A link to the virtual room will be posted at fpc-stow-acton.org/services. To prevent disruptive intrusions, the virtual room will be locked about 15 minutes after the service begins. FPC’s facilities are wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.
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Open House at Iron Work Farm & Jones Tavern

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Where: Jones Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street

ACTON: The 1707 Jones/ Faulkner Homestead is the oldest building in Acton.  It was the home for several generations of the owners of the little textile mill that operated across the street at the dam on Fort Pond Brook. The Iron Work Farm’s other museum, the 1732 Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street, will also be open from 3-5pm. No admission charge, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.ironworkfarm.org.  Parking is available on site or nearby.
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Sudbury Memorial Day Parade

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SUDBURY: Spectators can honor an outstanding Sudbury citizen serving as Parade Marshal, listen to the patriotic strains of the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie and hear Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute as well as Company F 12th Georgia Infantry, fire musket and rifle salutes. For information, see https://sudbury.ma.us/memorialday. Parade Route and Approximate Schedule:

7:30am: Revolutionary War Memorial Salute and Revolutionary War Cemetery
8:30am: Commemorative ceremonies at Old North and New North Cemeteries
9am: Parade assembles at Rugged Bear Plaza
9:30am: Parade begins at Rugged Bear Plaza
9:50am: Civil War Monument at Goodnow Library
10am: Colonel Bonazzoli Salute, Wadsworth Monument Salute
10:25am: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War Monuments, Wadsworth Cemetery
10:45am: Girl Scouts and Brownies join parade at Our Lady of Fatima
11am: WWI Memorial and Memorial Day Program, Grinnell Park, Town Center
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Bedford Memorial Day Events

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BEDFORD: On May 30, honor our veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Bedford's Memorial Day events begin at:
 
- 8:30am American Legion/VFW Memorial & Shawsheen Cemetery: Ceremonies begin at the American Legion Post on Great Road
- 10am Old Burying Ground Ceremony
- 10:45am BHS Fallen Veterans Memorial Tribute by Bedford HS JROTC cadets
- 11am Town Parade - Starts from Mudge Way with brief stop at WWI memorial on Town Common
- 11:15am Veterans Memorial Park (next to Bedford Funeral Home): Town Ceremonies
 
For more information, contact Paul Purchia at 781-275-2464 or 781-789-8974.
 
Note: In case of heavy rains, outside activities will be canceled. Veterans Memorial Park ceremonies will be moved to Bedford High School Auditorium starting at 11am.
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Boxborough to Honor Fallen Soldiers in Annual Memorial Day Parade

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BOXBOROUGHThis event is one of the town's most treasured events as it appropriately reflects the sentiment and importance of the holiday in a traditional New England way.  The Memorial Day Parade will begin at the corner of Hill Road and Wetherbee Lane. All town veterans are invited to join the parade as Grand Marshals by either marching or riding in a car available for veterans. The parade kicks off at 8:30am, so please be ready to line up by 8:15am.   For more information on how to get involved, either by marching or watching the parade, please contact Boxborough Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee at pcccboxborough@gmail.com
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Memorial Day Parade

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Where: Legion Hall to Groton Cemetery

GROTON: Groton will observe Memorial Day this year with a parade that steps off at 9am from Legion Hall. It will march down School St, to Main Street, with a stop at Fireman’s Common. Then proceed up Hollis Street, with a stop at the Old Burying Ground, and continue to Veteran’s Memorial Common for a brief ceremony. The parade will then march to the Mound at the Groton Cemetery where a wreath laying will take place. All are invited to participate or attend.
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Memorial Day Parade

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ACTON: The Town of Acton’s Department of Veterans’ Services, as well as the Celebrations Committee, invite you to join the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies.  The parade will step off from the AB high school at 10am by way of Hayward Road.  The parade will then continue down Main Street and stop at the town common where an abbreviated ceremony will be held.  The parade will then continue down Concord Road and arrive at Woodlawn Cemetery, at which point the main ceremony will be held. Honor our nation’s heroes. For any youth groups wishing to participate in the parade please contact Gail Sawyer at glsawyer374@gmail.com.  For any general inquires please contact James MacRae, Acton Veterans’ Service Officer, at 978-929-6614
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Memorial Day Parade

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STOW: Parade departs promptly at 9am from Hartley road between Center and Hale School. If you are a veteran who would like to participate but feel the distance is too much for you or you are unable to march, a vehicle can be coordinated for you to ride in.
While some veterans do choose to wear their uniform, this is not required. If you know of other veterans in the local area, please invite them to march with us as well. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Monroe, Stow Veterans Graves Committee Chair - 978-298-5008; martha.monroe@comcast.net
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Memorial Day Parade

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Where: Maynard Town Hall to Memorial Park

MAYNARD: The Memorial Day Parade is back in Maynard this year!  It will be forming in the Town Hall parking at 10:30am, stepping off at 11am. It will stop at the Main Street bridge to honor those in Naval services lost at sea. Then continue to Memorial Park for the main ceremony. After the ceremony, it will reform and continue back to the Town Hall. Come out and remember the sacrifices our veterans made for our freedom.
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Iris Society of Massachusetts Iris Show

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Where: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street

WEST CONCORD: Enjoy the sight and smells of spring! Over 200 iris blooms on display. In addition to the array of beautiful, scented irises, companion plants will be on view as well as floral arrangements that use irises to reflect the show’s theme of “Moving forward, looking back.’ Potted iris plants and rhizomes will be on sale. Everyone is welcome to enter identified irises as well as floral arrangements that reflect this year’s theme. Both iris entries and arrangements must be received at the show between 8 and 10am. Admission is free, the building accessible, with ample parking. Members of the society will be on hand to answer general questions about irises as well as more specific horticultural queries. For more information, visit www.massirises.org.
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Memory Lane Café

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: Open to all/free. A welcoming place for people with memory impairment and their care partners /caregivers. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you are going through, to leave behind limitations and instead focus on strengths. We do ask attendees to bring their care partners. Sponsored by Concord Park and Cooperative Elder Services. Info: seniorcenter@actonma.gov.
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Community Building Circle  

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: Open to all/free. Come get to know your neighbor in this guided encounter where we will practice coming together and listening to each other by sharing our stories. We will provide a safe space to practice meaningful engagement.  Refreshments will be served. Please sign up at the Senior Center prior to attending. Info: seniorcenter@actonma.gov.
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Virtual Walking Tour in the Casbah Live from Algeria

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: Acton Seniors only. Thru a new partnership with Beeyonder, a platform for live interactive virtual travel experiences with qualified local guides in locations around the world! This “from the street” tour is led by tour guide Behad Benz, who is also an archaeologist with an interest in architecture. The tour begins from the top of the Casbah on a street called Bab Djadid, continues through the narrow streets discovering all of the unique corners and shops, and ends in a spot called the "place" or the Square of the Martyrs. Join us in exploring this unique city! You may participate via Zoom from home or from the Senior Center with a group watching on a large screen television. Registration for either option is required by emailing the COA at seniorcenter@actonma.gov .
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Littles and Letters Alphabet Story Time

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Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

LITTLETON: A weekly story time reviewing all 26 letters of the alphabet, for ages 3-5. This week - the letter “T.”  To register for events, please go to the calendar section at https://littletonma.assabetinteractive.com/calendar
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All Sit Down Supper: Hamburgers & Hotdogs

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Where: Mt. Calvary Community Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave

ACTON: Welcoming all our guests back inside to join neighbors and friends at the tables in Fellowship Hall. April was a wonderful month of returning to family dining as guests can now sit together and chat throughout our Supper.re  Welcome Back, Everyone! Doors will open at 4:15pm. Please, do not enter prior so volunteers can prepare. Dinner: 4:45–5:45pm. Park your car in the back parking lot and come up the walkway to the church door.  Takeout meals no longer offered.  Guests are encouraged to be vaccinated.  Please wear a mask till seated. All volunteers will be vaccinated and a wear masks.
Sponsored by St John Lutheran Church
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How to Write and Self-Publish Your Life Story

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Henry Quinlan will demonstrate how to write and self-publish your life story. He will offer writing tips that will help amateur authors avoid the most common mistakes and will present case studies on how self-published authors have succeeded. It’s not as hard as you think!  Info: seniorcenter@actonma.gov.
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Mary Todd Lincoln – The First “First Lady"

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Where: Reuben Hoar Library via Zoom

LITTLETON: Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Now, librarian Laura Keyes shares Mary’s story in an entertaining and educational program entitled “Mrs. Lincoln in Love,” which is set on January 31st 1862, when Mrs. Lincoln and her family are settled comfortably in the Executive Mansion. Visiting with ladies during Afternoon Tea, Mrs. Lincoln reflects on the Loves of her Life – her children, her husband, and her country. She even shares some of Mr. Lincoln’s love letters to her! Learn how Mary’s knowledge of both politics and social customs made it possible for a backwoods frontier attorney to achieve the highest office in the land. A virtual event presented on Zoom; please go to the Library website to register, www.littletonlibrary.org
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Annual Meeting

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Where: Acton Memorial Library via Zoom

ACTON: The public is welcome to attend. For more information, please see www.actonmemoriallibraryfoundation.org. For the zoom link please email info@actonmemoriallibraryfoundation.org.
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Brown Bag Book Club

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Where: B'Nai Torah in person & online

SUDBURY: In-person with a zoom option meeting. Discuss Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi. See bnaitorah.com to learn more. Contact admin@bnaitorah.com or 978-443-2082 for additional information on all services and events.
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Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) 25th Annual Meeting

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Where: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

LOWELL: The event will feature a conversation with presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Event tickets are $25, and registration is required. 100% of the ticket price will be directed to 25th GLCF Grants addressing essential needs in the Greater Lowell community. Limited in-person tickets are available. Register by May 26. To learn more about this event or to register, visit www.glcfoundation.org/event/2022-annual-meeting-celebrating-25-years.
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33rd Annual Garden Tour

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Where: Concord Museum Guild

CONCORD: After two years of watching spring’s beauty through windows and screens, the time has come to experience the great outdoors! The Concord Museum Guild of Volunteers are pleased to present the 33rd annual Garden Tour in an in-person format. Garden lovers like Emerson will be able to tour six glorious private gardens, many on historic and spectacular properties. The Tour is self-guided and self-paced. Tickets are good for either or both days, however each garden may only be visited once. Garden goers should arrive at 9:00am to pick-up maps and programs prior to starting out at the Concord Museum. Tickets may be purchased online at www.concordmuseum.org or the day of the tour. Advance tickets may be purchased through May 29 and save $5. Become a member of the Museum and save $10! Member tickets Early bird: $30; Regular $35. Non-member Tickets: Early-Bird $40; Regular $45.
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Kellie Weeks Exhibition Opening

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Where: Gallery Sitka, 2 Shaker Rd., D101

SHIRLEY: An exhibition of new works from Kellie Weeks. Art lovers can find more information at www.gallerysitka.com and at sites such as artsy.net and instragram.com, among others.
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Friends of the Library June Book Sale

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Where: Concord Museum Guild

WESTFORD: The June Book Sale will take place in the Meeting Room. On Friday night from 6:30-9pm, there will be a Members Only Preview Sale. Memberships will be available to purchase at the door or purchase one online. The sale will be open to the public on Saturday from 10am–5pm.  On Sunday, 2–4pm, purchase a bag to fill for $5. www.westfordlibrary.org
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Award-Winning Author George Howe Colt

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Where: Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road

CONCORD: Join Concord Art Association for an engaging talk by award-winning writer George Howe Colt. Program at 7pm, with pre-registration and $10 fee. Sponsored by The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm in partnership with the Thoreau Society. Book signing and refreshments to follow. To register, visit https://thoreaufarm.org.
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Shabbat of Recognition

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Where: Kerem Shalom Online

CONCORD: Join Kerem Shalom online for an Erev Shabbat service. Enjoy beautiful music and prayer as we welcome Shabbat as a community. Please see keremshalom.org for additional information and registration for all events. Contact the office at 978-369-1223 or ksadmin@keremshalom.org with any questions.
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Shabbat Service

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Where: B'Nai Torah in person & online

SUDBURY: In-person or via livestream, celebrate the gift of Shabbat with prayer and music. See bnaitorah.com to learn more. Contact admin@bnaitorah.com or 978-443-2082 for additional information on all services and events.
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ABFN Free Kids Clothing & Toy Swap

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Where: Parker Damon Upper Lot, 11 Charter Road

ACTON:  The Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN) will host a Spring Clothing & Toy Swap, open to the public and free to attend. Anyone and everyone can donate and/or “shop”!  Interested in donating clothes or toys? ABFN seeks gently used clothes in sizes newborn through kids size 6. Donors are asked to please sort clothes into bags labeled with sizes, if possible. No stained or ripped clothing, please. Shoes will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off in advance at five Acton locations: 23 Evergreen Rd. Acton, 97 Concord Rd. Acton, 1 Assabet Xing Acton, 11 Whittier Dr. Acton, and 24 Smart Rd. Acton.

Any items remaining at the end of the event will be donated to local charities. For more information and further donation guidelines, visit https://tinyurl.com/ABFNSwapJune2022.  Questions? Contact Debbie Mecca at dmecca@abfamily.org
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Northborough Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

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Where: Ellsworth McAfee Park

NORTHBOROUGH: Are you looking for an economical way to create or expand your flower and herb gardens? Would you like to add more natives and pollinators to your landscape? The Northborough Garden Club Plant Sale will offer locally grown perennials and herbs from the gardens of Club members and the community. Also featured in the sale is the 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year, Little Bluestem. Back by popular demand, you’ll find a selection of potted annual arrangements ready-made for your deck, patio or front door for purchase. New this year is an opportunity to visit with a volunteer Master Gardener from the American Horticultural Society, and to bring your prepared soil sample for soil pH testing. The sale runs rain or shine at the pavilion. All proceeds support an annual $1K scholarship to a graduating Northborough student, and Northborough Town beautification and Northborough schools horticultural projects.
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Bay State Connection Dragons Multi-Family Yard Sale

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Where: 9 Ticonderoga Rd

ACTON: Bay State Connection Dragons will be holding a multi-family yard sale. BSCD is a dragon boat racing team of 22 paddlers who have survived or are living with breast cancer. They paddle to regain strength, fight lymphedema, help mental health, and to connect with others. They are an inclusive team from diverse backgrounds, brought together by their shared experience with breast cancer. Visit visit baystateconnection.org for info.
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Chelmsford Women of Today Craft and Yard Sale

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Where: Central Congregational Church Parking Lot, North Road

CHELMSFORD: Find treasures and enjoy local crafts for sale. Crafters and vendors wishing to participate are encouraged to call 978-761-8209 or 978-250-7267 for more information. Space for 6’ tables are $25, and $20 for 4’ tables. Tables must be provided by the vendors. Must call no later than 5/15/2022 to reserve space. The proceeds from this event will support Alternative House, Wish Project, and various other local organizations.
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ShirleyFest

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Where: Shirley Center Common

SHIRLEY: Music, dance, and magical entertainment. Children's activities. Crafts and information booths. Raffles. BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, pies, and slushies. Bring your lawn chair, stay for the whole day, and support this great community event. Contact email@shirleyarts.info for more information.
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Concord Art's Yart Sale

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Where: Concord Art, 37 Lexington Road

CONCORD: Rain or shine. Stop by our annual Yart Sale and support Concord Art! You'll find all sorts of treasures to buy -- paintings, prints, ceramics, silver, crystal, and more! Plus, we'll be serving lemonade and cookies for you to enjoy as you browse. To learn more, click here.
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Make Your Own Videogame with Coderdojo

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: The Concord Free Public Library is excited to invite videogame designer and master coder Matthew Mackowski for the first installment of a monthly program, Make Your Own Videogame with Coderdojo in the CFPL Main Teen Lounge. Teen participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of coding and get an inside look at the videogame industry and what it takes to become a designer. Or if you already have projects you are working on, bring them in for consultation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Future session dates are TBA. No registration required.
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Attracting Pollinators

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Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

LITTLETON: Part of our Saturdays in the Garden Series. Pollinators are the life blood for a good garden. Explore ways to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your gardenTo register for events, please go to the calendar section at https://littletonma.assabetinteractive.com/calendar
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Renewable Energy with Ted Barten

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Where: Kerem Shalom Online

CONCORD: Kerem Shalom member Ted Barten will share his work, over the past five years, in the rapidly emerging offshore wind sector—including industry pioneer, Vineyard Wind. Barten will present a “case study” of Vineyard Wind 1, America’s first successful utility-scale offshore wind project.  Please see keremshalom.org for additional information and registration for all events. Contact the office at 978-369-1223 or ksadmin@keremshalom.org with any questions.
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Mel Brooks' SILENT MOVIE

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Where: Shanklin Music Hall, Groton

GROTON: With live music by David Peckham. Laugh until your sides hurt with this unforgettable comedy on the big screen at the Shanklin Music Hall, while veteran theatre organist David Peckham provides the soundtrack on the Shanklin Wurlitzer organ. In this dialogue-free slapstick comedy, film director Mel Funn (Mel Brooks) travels to the ailing Big Picture Studios to pitch his comeback film: the first feature-length silent movie in many years. Desperate for a hit, the studio chief (Sid Caesar) gives Funn and his cronies, Eggs (Marty Feldman) and Bell (Dom DeLuise), the go-ahead -- but only if they can get big celebrities to act in it. Excited, Funn begins an adventure across the country in his effort to secure superstars for his film. Wurlizer Pops, Shanklin Music Hall - www.wurlizerpops.org
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Massachusetts Bar Association's 2022 Elder Law Program

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Where: Shirley Council on Aging, 9 Parker Road

SHIRLEY: Local seniors can learn about Elder Law issues at a free in-person event. The event is part of the statewide Elder Law Education Program presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). It corresponds with the publication of the revised and expanded “2022 Elder Law Education Guide,” the 13th edition of the resource guide, which is available at Shirley Council on Aging and online at the MBA’s companion website, www.MassLawHelp.com. Among the topics discussed at in-person and virtual events throughout the commonwealth this year are Veteran Affairs Financial Benefits, how to protect your home and assets, power of attorney and health care proxies, reverse mortgages, Homestead and Life Estates, Medicare/Medicaid changes, COVID-19 resources, and alternatives to nursing home care. For more information about the Shirley Council on Aging presentation on June 6, 2022, contact Marilyn Largey at 978-425-1390.
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BFN Annual Kindergarten Social

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Where: Goward Playground, Acton Memorial Library

ACTON: The Acton-Boxborough Family Network is hosting their Annual Kindergarten Social! This is a FREE and OPEN event to all Acton-Boxborough students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022! Meet some of the families and future classmates for the rising kindergarteners. There will be a school bus to explore, local organizations to meet, as well as color-coded name tags so that you can easily connect with students and families destined for the same school. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/ABFNKindySocial2022. Questions? Contact Kristen Callahan at kcallahan@abfamily.org.
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Musical Mondays: Alan Goodrich

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: Alan Goodrich - a guitarist and singer-songwriter solo performer - will entertain for all ages, including classic and current children's songs and original songs. The Concord Free Public Library hosts free musical concerts on Mondays at 10:30am for children ages 0-6 years and their caregivers at the Main Library. No registration is required for these performances. For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), or visit www.concordlibrary.org.
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Adult Nonfiction Book Club

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Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

WESTFORD: Meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss The Greater Journey: Americans In Paris by David McCullough. Copies are available at Main Desk, the ebook is on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!
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All Sit Down Supper: Ham, Turkey & Egg

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Where: Mt. Calvary Community Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave

ACTON: Welcoming all our guests back inside to join neighbors and friends at the tables in Fellowship Hall. April was a wonderful month of returning to family dining as guests can now sit together and chat throughout our Supper.re  Welcome Back, Everyone! Doors will open at 4:15pm. Please, do not enter prior so volunteers can prepare. Dinner: 4:45–5:45pm. Park your car in the back parking lot and come up the walkway to the church door.  Takeout meals no longer offered.  Guests are encouraged to be vaccinated.  Please wear a mask till seated. All volunteers will be vaccinated and a wear masks.
Sponsored by Boston Metro West Bible Church