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Richard Higgins' Photography Exhibit at Concord Free Public Library

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD:The Concord Free Public Library is featuring an exhibit of Richard Higgins’s photographs of trees through November 30.“An Eye for Trees, in Thoreau's Concord and Today” is in the library art gallery. It is free during library hours, which are 9am to 9pm, Monday through Thursday,  9am to 6pm Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and 1 to 5 pm Sunday. Higgins, the author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees, said it was inspired by Thoreau’s way of seeing trees, which combined poetic insight with keen observation.

Most of the 40 photographs depict common trees in Concord and surrounding towns. Higgins said he took many of the photographs in winter, when snow and ice transform trees and disclose them anew.
“If there’s an artistic aesthetic, it’s finding beauty in the familiar and ordinary—a skill Thoreau  developed to a high degree,” said Higgins, a writer and editor who lives in Concord.

For more information, visit www.concordlibrary.org.
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Emergence: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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Where: Old Frog Pond Farm

HARVARD: Emergence: the farm’s outdoor sculpture is open Thursdays through Sundays; 11-4pm. Walk the trails around the pond and through the woods and enjoy more than 40 outdoor sculptures by artists from all over New England. The self-guided tour takes about an hour. The juried artists selected for Emergence are Natalie Andrew, Louise Berliner, Gail Bos, David Crane, Kevin Duffy, Alicia Dwyer, Liz Fletcher, Cortni Frecha, Caroline Hack, Elizabeth Helfer, Adria Katz, Ilana Krepchin, Bette Ann Libby, Claire Lima, Azam Majooni, Laura McCallum, Marianne McCarthy, Yvette Monstad, Julie Nussbaum, Francis Patnaude, R. Douglas Rice, Maria Ritz, Deborah Santoro, and Melanie Zibit.
In addition to the Emergence Exhibit, permanently installed sculpture by BJ Andrus, Anne Eder, Zach Gabbard, Tristan Govignon, Linda Hoffman, Madeleine Lord, Ariel Matisse, Paul Matisse, Yin Peet, Blase Provitola, Karin Stanley, Scrap Wrenn, and Joseph Wheelwright are also on view. Adults $10; Seniors $8; and children under 12 are free.
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"Lines of Thought by Linda DeStefano Brown

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Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main St.

MAYNARD: The exhibit will be on view August 18 – October 2, 2021, with a virtual reception via Zoom on Thursday September 9th from 7-8 pm. Registration required beginning August 18 at https://forms.gle/59LsCh49H6ceBpg69. The exhibit can also be viewed at http://6bridges.gallery/6-bridges-gallery-updates/.
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Boxborough Archeology Through Photography

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Where: Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass Ave.

BOXBOROUGH: On display in the meeting room during the month of September, this exhibit features photographs by Arden Veley of the Society.  The archeological remains in Boxborough, spanning over 250 years, are many and varied: colonial cellar holes, stone bridges, foundations of old barns and ice houses, rusting farm machinery, early cars decomposing in the woods, farmers' trash heaps, old mill sites, museum artifacts, colonial cemeteries, hand dug stone lined wells, quarries, railroad underpasses as well as barns and houses from the late sixteen hundreds to the mid eighteen hundreds. This photographic exhibit will bring back to life what time has hidden. Come see the early roots of Boxborough. Many thanks to the Library for providing exhibit space.

This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council,  a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Umbrella Arts Center & Environment Art Ramble 2021

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Where: Hapgood Wright Town Forest

CONCORD: In keeping with this year's thematic focus on "Air," the 2021 Art Ramble "Something in the Air" Call for Art recognizes that Air is invisible and yet essential to life. Its quality affects our quality of life, as well as that of all living things. Our call seek works that illustrate human, animal and botanical interactions with air, and encourage exploration of the atmospheric aspects of the Hapgood Wright Town Forest. The result was an exceptionally strong slate of regional artists creating what the curators call an exhibition marked by "drama, mystery, change, or movement". For more information, visit https://theumbrellaarts.org/art-ramble.

Presented in collaboration with Concord’s Division of Natural Resources (CDNR), supported in part by the Foundation for Metrowest.
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Parents of One Year Olds Coping with Depression / Anxiety Support Group

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Where: First Connections via Zoom

ACTON: First Connections, through grants from The Nordblum Family Foundation and Sage Therapeutics, is expanding their Emotional Wellbeing After Baby weekly support group to include an 8-week group for parents of one year olds. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the rates and duration of anxiety and depression among parents of young children. We are providing additional support and strategies through a free, time-limited, virtual group facilitated by Heather O'brien, LICSW, who is also certified in parent-infant mental health. To participate in this group, which meets on Thursdays, email hobrien@jri.org for the connecting link. If you need assistance with finding a therapist, locating other support groups, or have questions about postpartum depression or anxiety, Heather can also help with these issues.
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“Sense of Magic” by artist Liz LaManche

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Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street

WESTFORD: Introducing a solo show of new paintings, “Sense of Magic” by artist Liz LaManche at the Parish Center for the Arts. An Opening reception will be September 19 from noon-4pm. The Gallery is open to the public Sundays from noon to 2pm, and can also be viewed while the Parish Center is open for events and meetings. Their schedule is available at https://westford.org/pca/.

Pandemic precautions: masks required, doors and windows will remain open.
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Plastic Bags and Wraps Collection

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Where: Westford Rotary Club

WESTFORD: The Westford Rotary Club is collecting PLASTIC BAGS and WRAPS to participate in the Recycling Challenge by TREX. The collection goal is 500 pounds. 
 
PLEASE USE WESTFORD ROTARY TREX BOXES ONLY @:
 
· Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main St. (side door).
· Brookside Convenience Store, 64 Brookside Rd. (inside store).
· Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant St. (front porch).

Trex Outdoor Furniture will turn the collected plastic into a bench that will be placed locallyWestford saves money by keeping plastics out of the trash.
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Art in the Time of the Pandemic

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Where: Concord Council on Aging, Wheeler Community Ctr., 1276 Main Street

CONCORD: The Concord Council on Aging (COA) closed its doors in March 2020 through June 2021.  During those 15 months, the COA concentrated on numerous drive-through activities and original programs on Zoom for all Concord residents age 60+.  The COA was aware that while it was working, many of its members were, too.  Art in the Time of the Pandemic is currently being enjoyed by senior residents at the Concord Council on Aging thru October.
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The Thursday Garden Club of Sudbury Annual Daffodil Bulb Sale

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Where: Thursday Garden Club of Sudbury via Eventbrite

SUDBURY: The Thursday Garden Club of Sudbury will be having their annual daffodil bulb sale this year on Eventbrite between now and October 2. The Club will be selling King Alfred Daffodils & Red Impression Tulips - 12 bulbs for $15. Go to Eventbrite and type in DAFFODIL on the main page. Order now and pick up on October 2 and 3 between 10am-2pm at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Email TGCSudbury1776@gmail.com for more information. To make a donation send checks made payable to Thursday Garden Club, PO Box 52, Sudbury, MA 01776.
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West African Drum Class

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Where: Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio

HARVARD: Calling all drummers! Join Blase and Moussa for an 8-week drum series diving into West African rhythms. This series will take place Thursdays, outdoors by the pond or indoors in the studio. If you don’t have a drum, no worries, there will be extras to borrow. The full 8-week class series is $200.00 or $30.00 for a walk-in class. You can pay Moussa via Venmo, cash or check. Please let Blase and/or Moussa know ASAP by emailing Blase at blaseofire@gmail.com and Moussa at djembe.moussa@gmail.com.
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"The Last Wide Open" at Umbrella Stage Company

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Where: Umbrella Stage Company, 40 Stow Street

CONCORD: The Umbrella Stage Company returns to live theater for the 2021/2022 season with a fresh, intimate staging of Audrey Cefaly's romantic comedy, The Last Wide Open. Performance times are 8PM Thursday through Saturday, with 3PM matinees on Sundays. Visit http://TheUmbrellaStage.org for more information.
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Annual Apple Pie Sale

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Where: First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), Unitarian Universalist

STOW: The annual apple pie sale at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) begins on Saturday, Sept. 25, and will continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, Oct. 17. In addition, books will be sold on Saturday, Oct. 2, and baked goods will be sold on Saturday, Oct. 16, with any unsold baked goods to be available on Sunday, Oct. 17. IMPORTANT: Please note that the start time for the sale will be 10am on Saturdays but 11am on Sundays. This is to accommodate FPC’s new Sunday service schedule. Sales will continue until all pies are sold or until 1pm, whichever comes first. As with last year, instead of visiting the FPC apple pie stand, pie purchasers should pull up to the front of the church building, where they will be greeted by masked sellers. Buyers are also asked to wear masks.
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CFPL Storytime: Climate Change

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: Children are invited to a nature themed storytime where they get to meet an animal and explore nature hands-on. Programs will take place in-person at the Main Library. Families are encouraged to register ahead of time on the CFPL website so there will be enough materials, but registration is not required! The Nature Connection designs programs to be accessible and inclusive for children of all backgrounds and abilities.

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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Stone Soup

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Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

ACTON: Drop-in Discovery Woods to collect some of nature’s “treasures” … stones, pebbles, leaves, flowers, twigs … then wash, stir, and add it to a community stone soup. www.discoveryacton.org
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Call In Bingo

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Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

CHELMSFORD: Every Tuesday at 1pm, call in for a friendly game of BINGO. Starting at 12:50pm, call 978-250-5200, then dial x6199. The game will begin at 1pm. New players, please call Natalie at 978-251-0533 for BINGO cards and instructions.
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Chess Tactics for all Ages Virtual Event

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Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

LUNENBURG: Now that you've had the chance to learn the basics, it's time to take your chess game to the next level! Chess Tactics for all Ages, running September 28 from 6:30-7:30pm, is a virtual program will help you improve your chess game by introducing you to various chess tactics useful in winning. This event is virtual and will take place on Zoom. Registration is required. Register by visiting the Events page on the Lunenburg Public Library's website at lunenburglibrary.org, or by emailing Susan at selbag@cwmars.org.
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Concord Women's Chorus Open Rehearsal

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Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street

CONCORD: Are you ready to sing? The Concord Women’s Chorus (CWC) is celebrating the start of the 2021-2022 season and welcoming vaccinated singers to three open rehearsals on September 14, 21, and 28. Safety is a major key, so please bring a singers’ mask and proof of vaccination, and have a wonderful time blending your voice with us in the well-ventilated, airy sanctuary, with a mask break mid-rehearsal. Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank welcomes you to stay after rehearsal to audition. CWC Chorus Manager Patsy Eickelberg would like to know you are coming, so please email manager@concordwomenschorus.org and she can answer any questions you may have. for more information, visit www.concordwomenschorus.org.
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Working in the Garden

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Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

ACTON: Help get the Discovery Woods Garden ready for fall. Prune perennial herbs, trim back or harvest any remaining crops, and pick up any sticks or leaves. Grab a trowel to loosen up that summer soil to help the garden rest during the long winter months! www.discoveryacton.org
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Going Green in Your Backyard

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: On the front lawn of the Main Library, celebrate Climate Preparedness Week and also learn about local wildlife and what you can do to help the environment beginning in your own backyard! This program is open to all ages! In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled. No registration required. 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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Virtual Westford Job Seekers Meeting

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

WESTFORD: “Using Social Styles to Your Advantage” with Sandra Cipriani. To attend a WJS Meeting, email Dina Kanabar at dkanabar@westfordma.gov.  Attendees will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Weekly topics may be found on our job seekers web page.
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Community Supper: Mom's Beef Brisket

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Where: Fellowship Hall of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave.

ACTON: Supper has returned to . Guests will be invited to a sit-down dinner where they will again be able to join in fellowship and conversation. We will return to eating at long tables and welcome you by our familiar crew of fantastic volunteers. Doors will open to enter at 4:15pm (absolutely not prior) and dinner will be served from 4:45pm-5:45pm. All guests must park in the back parking lot off Prospect Street. Please, wear a mask until you are seated in the dining room. For those who may not be comfortable eating inside, there is a “Get to Go” meal which can be picked up inside the church between 5:30pm-6pm. Park your car and walk into the lobby. No meals will be distributed until this time. No people may enter until 5:30pm unless coming for Sit-down Supper. Sponsored by Congregation Beth Elohim
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FREE Outdoor Yoga on Rogers Field in Devens

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Where: Rogers Field, Devens

DEVENS: Dragonfly Wellness' Summer Outdoor Yoga Series runs every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm, thru September 29 on Rogers Field. *Please note: June 30 class will be held at a nearby alternate field due to a scheduling conflict (location TBD). In the event of rain, go indoors at the Bob Eisengrein Community Center, across the parking lot from the field.  Visit www.dragonflywellnesscenter.net/workshops for info or to register.
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Picture Yourself: A Virtual Celebration of Women in STEAM

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Where: Discovery Museum ONLINE

ACTON: Presented Virtually via Zoom Webinar. Registration required at: https://26033.blackbaudhosting.com/26033/Picture-Yourself-A-Virtual-Celebration-of-Women-in-STEAM or https://bit.ly/3DZFhVd

Join Discovery Museum in celebration of the women behind the Museum’s newest exhibit, Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM. Listen in as a group of local scientists and artists talk about their work, research, and interests, and be inspired as you learn why they find science and art cool and exciting. They’ll answer your questions as they share what it’s like to be a scientist and artist. Your registration confirmation will include a short survey to provide your questions for the artists and scientists in advance—including whether you or your child would like to ask a question live during the event. This live, virtual event is for children, ages 7+ years, and their caregivers to enjoy together. www.discoveryacton.org
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Veterans Breakfast

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Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

CHELMSFORD: Coffee and breakfast. Register by calling 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov
Please register by Thursday, September 23.
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Post High School Preparation Program Orientation

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Where: ACE Center, 144 Merrimack Street

LOWELL: Following orientation, the post high school preparation program then will meet on the first Thursday of every month. High school students are invited to explore options for post-graduation life including college, university, trades, business, military service and more. Students will be encouraged to set goals and develop plans to meet them. This program will also cover life skills such as budgeting, time management, and living with a roommate. Registration is required and space is limited.
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Chelmsford Senior Center Walking Group

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Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

CHELMSFORD: Thursdays at 9am, Bruce Freeman Trail, 110 Ball fields parking lot. Meet at the 110 Ball fields parking lot for a 30-minute walk. (No meeting in inclement weather). Call Natalie with questions at 978-251-0533.
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Nature Textures

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Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

ACTON: Can you duplicate nature’s textures? You can if you create a frottage! Explore Discovery Woods as we search for and collect natural items with different textures, then create a frottage (or rubbing) of your found treasure. www.discoveryacton.org
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Laugh For Your Health with Susan Phillips via Zoom

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Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom

ACTON: Recurring Thursdays. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Time to shed some stress and get refreshed! Group focus is on cultivating joy, ease, and warm connection—through contagious group laughter exercises, with short breaks of soothing belly breaths. If you are a new participant, email the COA at seniorcenter@actonma.gov to register for this program and you will be sent the recurring Zoom link, or you can view the link at www.actoncoa.com.
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College Admissions Workshops:
Backdoor--But Legal--Routes into the Ivy League

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: The Concord Free Public Library invites teens and their parents to  join a free weekly series on college admissions. Educational consultants Richard Montauk and Renate Gundermann will cover a wide range of topics and answer all your questions in the Periodical Room at the Main Library. 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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College Admissions Workshops:
Backdoor--But Legal--Routes into the Ivy League

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: The Concord Free Public Library invites teens and their parents to  join a free weekly series on college admissions. Educational consultants Richard Montauk and Renate Gundermann will cover a wide range of topics and answer all your questions in the Periodical Room at the Main Library. 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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Fall Rummage Sale

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Where: First Church in Marlborough, 37 High Street

MARLBOROUGHThe huge Fall Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship of First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held October 1 and 2 in the Parish Hall. The Sale will be open to everyone for sales on Friday, October 1 from 5pm to 8pm, and on Saturday, October 2, 9am to noon. All Saturday morning, brown paper bags, provided for shoppers, will be $5 each for everything you can put in the bag. Tables will be laden with clothes for all the family – children, men and women. There will also be white elephant goods galore, household items, books, toys, blankets, curtains and much more. Drop in and get some good buys.The church is located at 37 High Street, at the corner of High and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets, above Union Common. Masks will be required.
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Minute Man Air Field Open House & 5K Run-the-Runway

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Where: Minute Man Air Field

STOW: Minute Man Air Field will be hosting an Open House and 5K Run-the-Runway on October 2. The 5K starts at 8am; the Open House runs from 9am to 2pm. Watch the airplanes, talk to pilots, and learn about the airport and general aviation! National Aviation Academy and Chapter 196 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will be giving tours and demonstrations, and offering food and activities for kids and adults. Check out www.eaa196.org for more information about the events, and go to http://NorthEastRacers.com to sign up for the 5K. All 5K proceeds will benefit the Stow and Boxborough Conservation Trusts.
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Townsend Historical Society Fall Open House

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Where: Reed Homestead

TOWNSEND: The Townsend Historical Society warmly welcomes you to visit for a daylong celebration of their revolutionary history. History will come alive with tours, hearth cooking, and craft demonstrations. Admission is by donation but you are encouraged to join the Townsend Historical Society if you like what you see. This event is rain or shine, so plan accordingly. Walk-ins welcome but signup is encouraged in advance via Eventbrite (https://tinyurl.com/jcxb3x6w). Masks are required for indoor tours and demonstrations. For any questions, please call 978-597-2106, email info@townsendhistoricalsociety.org  or visit www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org.
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Annual Yard and Craft Sale

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Where: First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton Street

HUDSON: Rain or shine in the church parking lot.  If the weather is un-cooperative, the fair will be held indoors in our very large Lamson Hall.  Mark your calendars and be prepared to find some terrific bargains and treasures and handcrafted items.  For those interested in setting up for our sale, there is unlimited space available and the church has some 6’ tables that you can use, provided to the first responders.  (Metal folding chairs are available at no charge or bring your own).  Start putting aside those items you no longer want but someone else would love to purchase!  For Crafters, this is your opportunity to sell your own unique, individual creations to all those pre-holiday shoppers the sale will attract.  FUMC is located at 34 Felton Street, just off the rotary over the top of the hill.  More information is available at 978-562-2932 or www.hudsonfumc.org
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A Celebration of The Story of Noah

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Where: Congregation Shalom, 87 RIchardson Street

CHELMSFORD: A celebration of the story of Noah. It is free and open to all! It will include the Animal Adventure show, a craft activity, coffee & snacks, and a storytime. Registration required.  Please email office@congregationshalom.org for information.
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Westford Rotary Club Shred Event

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Where: Westford Valley Marketplace

WESTFORD: Held by the Rotary Club of Westford, this shred event will take place at the 160 Littleton Road "Westford Valley Marketplace" parking lot. Documents are shredded safely and securely on site. 
$10 per banker box (cash or check). Boxes are returned for personal recycling.
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The Plymouth Church in Framingham Annual Fall Fair

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Where: Plymouth Church in Framingham, 87 Edgell Road

FRAMINGHAM: Come one, come all! After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are very excited to resume this popular tradition. Adhering to COVID safety guidelines, please wear masks. Air purifiers will be in use indoors, and distancing and use of sanitizers will be encouraged.
There's something for everyone! Admission Is FREE, and Kids Games are offered outside. Indoor booths are accessible. Fair proceeds support the local ministries of The Plymouth Church as well as both local and global justice ministries, environmental and humanitarian concerns. Onsite parking available. For more information, call 508.875.1364.
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Buddy Dog Benefit Yard Sale

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Where: 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury

SUDBURY: Mark Your Calendar!  Buddy Dog shelter is now accepting gently used household, home décor, and seasonal items, small furniture, pet supplies, and anything that might be someone’s new treasure for a benefit yard sale.  Donations can be dropped off Sunday, Monday & Tuesday (left under the tent next to the Eagle trailer.) For more information, email info@buddydoghs.org or 978-443-6990.
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New England Carnivorous Plant Society Show & Sale

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Where: Tower Hill Botanical Garden

BOYLSTON: New England Carnivorous Plant Society Show & Sale - Running Saturday, October 2, 10am-5pm. Show and Sale: 10AM-5PM; Demonstration: 10:30-11:30AM and  12:30-1:30PM & Sunday, October 3, 10am-4PM. Show and Sale: 10AM-4PM; Demonstrations: 10:30-11:30AM & 12:30-1:30PM. www.towerhillbg.org/shows
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Westford Highway Garage Brush Chipping

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Where: Westford Highway Garage, 28 North Street

WESTFORD: Westford Highway Garage, 28 North Street will collect brush chipping on October 2 from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Proof of Westford residency required. Accepted are brush and branches up to 3" in diameter and 10' 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.
 
Important Covid-19 protocol: Residents are required to wear masks and social distance. 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.
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Picture Yourself: A Celebration of Women in STEAM

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Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street

ACTON: This event is during public hours at the Museum. Advanced reservations are required to visit the Museum and can be made 10 days in advance at www.discoveryacton.org. Join Discovery Museum in celebration of the women behind the Museum’s newest exhibit, Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM. Listen in as a group of local scientists and artists talk about their work, research, and interests, and be inspired as you learn why they find science and art cool and exciting. They’ll answer your questions as they share what it’s like to be a scientist and artist. Your registration confirmation will include a short survey to provide your questions for the artists and scientists in advance—including whether you or your child would like to ask a question live during the event. This live, virtual event is for children, ages 7+ years, and their caregivers to enjoy together. www.discoveryacton.org
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New Black Eagle Jazz Band

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Where: Littleton Lyceum, LHS Performing Arts Ctr., 56 King Street

LITTLETON: The Littleton Lyceum kicks off its new season with audience favorite New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Season tickets are available for $25, and single admissions may be purchased at the door for $8, $5 for seniors and students. Please note that face masks are mandatory at the performance. For more information, visit www.littletonlyceum.org.
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Weekly Services: Jesus, Son of God

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Where: Presbyterian Church in Sudbury (PCIS), 330 Concord Road

SUDBURY: Pastor: Rev. Desiree Lawson, Ordinary 27. Scripture:  Hebrew 4:12-16  Psalm 26:1-12
Sermon Title: "Jesus, Son of God.”  Adult Education via Zoom  9am-10:20am; Children’s Sunday School Grades K- 5 via Zoom 9:50 am; Sunday Service via Zoom  10:30am-11:30am; High School Youth Group via Zoom 7pm.  Visit www.pcsudbury.org Master Calendar for online devotional and social offerings via Zoom.
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Weekly Service: UU Principles Part 2: The Eighth Principle

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

STOW: Unitarian Universalism (UU) has had seven central principles since the 1980s, but now a proposal is circulating to add an eight principle about anti-racism. The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will share where this is coming from and what congregations are doing about it, and she’ll address some frequently asked questions about the proposal. Services will take place at 9:30am (outdoors, weather permitting) & 11:15am (virtual). The Outside nursery care will be provided. Masks are required. To check on whether the service is taking place, follow www.facebook.com/fpcstowacton  for the most up-to-date information. For virtual link info, visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org within 24 hours of the service. To prevent disruptive intrusions, the virtual room will be locked about 15 minutes after the service begins.
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Weekly Service: Blessing of the Animals

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Where: First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road

SUDBURY: First Parish of Sudbury & Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty warmly invite the community to join. Is it a bad thing to be considered an animal? Aren’t we all really animals when it comes to our base nature? Do animals communicate and if so, are they conscious beings, and do they have a soul? For that matter do humans have a soul and if so how and why can people be heartless at times? This Sunday will be a time for blessing for “all” of the animals that we are at times and love dearly. Bring items that remind you of those non-human loved ones who you have lost and would like to honor with an altar of remembrance for our past familiars. Your “furry/ feathery/ scaley familiars” are welcome to join. This service will be held outside weather permitting and will also be Zoomed. See fpsdudbury.org for the Zoom link.
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Is American Jewry Hanging by a Thread?

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Where: Kerem Shalom ONLINE

CONCORD: A Pew Research Report, issued in May 2021, observed that 27% of U.S. Jewish adults do not identify with the Jewish religion. Join David Kuney, author of the engrossing intergenerational memoir "On Rockingham Street," as he provides an important perspective on the challenges posed by the Pew Report. Visit keremshalom.org for further details and registration.
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Community Service Day

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Where: Acton Conservation Trust, Wright Hill Conservation Land

ACTON: This year the Trust will be working to remove bittersweet and other invasive plants from the beautiful Wright Hill Conservation Land property. There will be a brief orientation of what bittersweet looks like and how best to remove it. Please bring leather work gloves, clippers, bypass pruners and loppers if you have them. Wome tools and loaner gloves will be available, as well as water and refreshments. If the day is clear, there may even be a view of Mount Wachusett from the top of Wright Hill! To register, please contact Jody Harris at jharris.actonconservationtrust@gmail.com.
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Trio Primavera

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Where: Central Congregational Church, UCC of Chelmsford, 1 Worthen Street

CHELMSFORD: Central Congregational Church, UCC of Chelmsford is thrilled to host a free concert by Trio Primavera on October 3 at 3pm. Masks are required.  A free-will offering will be taken. This concert will also be live streamed on Church's YouTube and Facebook channels.