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Erik Hansen: Geometry Solo Exhibit

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Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street

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Words Galore!

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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.
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At the Piano Classical Music Series with Sivan Etedgee

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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.
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Toddler Story Time

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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.
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Friends of Thayer Memorial Library Annual Book Sale

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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.
 
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Dracula

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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.
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Annual Yard & Craft Sale

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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.
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Baked & Canned Goods at FPC

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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.
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Annual Fall Fair 2022

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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.
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Holiday Artisans Fair 2022

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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.
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Bruch Chipping

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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.
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World Card Making Day

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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/
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Fall Festival

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Where: Chelmsford Center Town Common

CHELMSFORD: Presented by Chelmsford Health Department
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100 Year Garden Party

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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.
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"Open-Air” Tap Room

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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.
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Rock Against Cancer

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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!
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Stackmusic Trio

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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).
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St. Andrew’s Church Hosts Blessing of the Animals with Morning Prayer to Mark the Feast of St. Francis

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Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7 Faulkner Street

AYER: Parishioners and the greater community are invited for a Blessing of the Animals. A joyful way to recognize the Feast of St. Francis, worship will be held on the lawn at St. Andrew’s Church. Everyone is invited to bring beloved pets and stuffed animals alike for a Blessing. St. Andrew’s is a welcoming and family friendly church. The Sunday Celebration of Holy Communion is at 9:30am, in-person or livestreamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/standrewsayer. Children are always welcome in church. For information, please visit www.standrewsayer.org.
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FPC Sunday Service: Courage

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Where: Nourse Farm, 80 Jasper Street

STOW: It can be hard to find the courage to speak up with an unpopular opinion, or in the face of oppression. The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum will talk about courage and how to find it. She’ll include some techniques for moving beyond being a bystander. Until further notice, FPC will hold just one in-person and virtual Sunday service each week at 10am. 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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FPS Service: Sharing Sacred Spaces

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Where: Nourse Farm, 80 Jasper Street

SUDBURY: What is a sacred space anyway? First Parish is joining with leaders in Sudbury to create intentional collaborations for the benefit of our shared community.  Come and hear about this vitalizing and relevant endeavor and meet some of the people involved too! 
The children will begin in the Sanctuary and after lighting a special lantern with the light of our chalice, leave to take part in a RE program. Use creative arts and building to explore Unitarian Universalist guiding principles. See fpsdudbury.org for the Zoom link. For information, contact Director of Religious Education Michelle Cote at redirector@fpsudbury.org.
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Colonial Craft Day at the Garrison House

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Where: "Old Chelmsford" Garrison House, 105 Garrison Road

CHELMSFORD: Take a step back in time and see demonstrations of blacksmithing, butter churning, candle dipping, bobbin lace making, quilting and more. You can participate in some demonstrations. The house and barn will be open for tours and our wagons and sleighs will be on display. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, please call (978) 256-8832 or visit garrisonhouse.org.
 
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Westborough Community Land Trust 25th Anniversary Party! 

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Where: Nourse Farm, 80 Jasper Street

WESTBOROUGH: Celebrate a quarter century of WCLT making Westborough a better place!  Drop in at the tent at Nourse Farm from 1-3 pm, and enjoy an afternoon of events for all ages: The Caterpillar Lab from Marlborough, NH with a fascinating drop-in display of live butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises! www.thecaterpillarlab.org; Corn hole and games!; Music!; Self-guided farm hikes, story walk, and scavenger hunt along Nourse Farm Nature Trails!; Food for purchase at the farm stand and the Veg Out food truck!; From 3-4 pm, learn and reminisce about WCLT’s early days with speakers, recognitions, a slide show, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free, open to the public, rain or shine, no reservation needed. Parking available on Jasper Street. For questions contact events@westboroughlandtrust.org.
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Tuttles, Jones & Wetherbee: A Family Dynasty

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Where: Acton Historical Society via Zoom

ACTON: The Acton Historical Society is pleased to present the story behind South Acton's Exchange Hall. The program chronicles the development of a small general store in a remote village and follows its transformation into a many-faceted operation with a four story-department store and other associated buildings. The goal was to provide the ultimate shopping experience. The program will be presented on Zoom. To register please email  jenkslibrary@verizon.net. Registration will close September 29.
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Acton Center ‘Bugles’ Memorial Service 

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Where: Acton Center Fire Station

ACTON: This month’s ‘Bugles Across America’ memorial service will take place promptly at 5pm. This is a short memorial (15-20 min) to those that served and paid the ultimate price for their service to our country defending freedom.  The service consists of the Pledge, some memorial words and then the live playing of “Taps”. Location is in front of the Acton Center Fire Station (easy parking in the rear), and across the street from the Acton Monument and grave site of Abner Hosmer and Isaac Davis.  For more information, contact Dave at (781) 775-9922.
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Monday Movie Matinees: Where the Crawdads Sing

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: (2022, PG-13) A woman abandoned as a child in the 1950s lives quietly in the North Carolina marshes until she becomes a suspect in the murder of a prominent young man. Based on the best-selling novel by Delia Owens. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa
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Larry Spotted Crow Mann

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Where: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

ACTON: Acton-Boxborough United Way is delighted to announce their 2022 Community Speaker - "Lessons on Community Resilience with Larry Spotted Crow Mann." Mann is an Award-Winning Author, Playwright, Musician, Cultural Educator, Storyteller, & Citizen of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts. Enjoy an opening drum song, traditional Nipmuc stories, and insights on a holistic approach to community resilience. ABUW Board Members Andrew Shen (Director of Special Projects at ABRSD) and Vivian Kobusingye Birchall (Production & Outreach Coordinator for Acton TV) will facilitate a Q&A. Free and open to all!
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Arbor Glen Artists on Exhibit in Stow

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Where: Stow Community Center, 509 Great Road

STOW: Three local artists will be hosting an exhibit at the Stow Community Center. Shirley Beltz will be exhibiting some of her pastel works, Joan Johnson will be presenting some of her oil paintings, and Charles Streff will exhibit some of his impressionist art in acrylic.  Many of the pieces will be available for purchase, in time for the holidays. The Center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm. A reception for the artists will be held on October 8, 5-7:30pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Stow Cultural Council.
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Acton Garden Club: Monthly Meeting

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Where: Room 204, Acton Town Hall

ACTON: “The Bee-cology Project; Native Pollinator Decline and Conservation”. The presenter, Dr. Robert Gegear, is the Director of the New England Bee-cology Project and an Associate Professor in the Biology Department of UMASS Dartmouth. The public is invited to join the meeting in person or via ZOOM. If the latter is your preference, visit www.actongardenclub.org and leave a message for the webmaster. You will be contacted with the information needed to log into the meeting.
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Therapeutic Horticulture

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Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

ACTON: Acton Seniors Only. Decorated Pumpkin - Adorn a white pumpkin with the colors and textures of the fall season. All supplies are provided. Limit 12 participants per class.  Sponsored by ANS. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa
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Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)

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Where: Kerem Shalom in-person & online

CONCORD: Kerem Shalom—Vineyard of Peace—of Concord, warmly invites the community to join in for the High Holy Days 5783! This year’s services and programs will take place both in-person and online, including: 7pm – Community Service, in-person and online, with live captioning. Please note Rabbi Darby will deliver his main Yom Kippur sermon at this service. See keremshalom.org for the full schedule as well as registration and further details.
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Kol Nidre - Erev Yom Kippur Service

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Where: B'Nai Torah in person & online

SUDBURY: Congregation B’nai Torah, of Sudbury, warmly invites the community to join online for High Holy Days 5783! Rabbi Dr. Lisa Eiduson, along with Cantor Kate Judd, looks forward to sharing prayer and song with the community in celebration of the Days of Awe. The High Holy Days begin at sundown on September 25 and conclude at sundown on October 4. On this day, 7pm: Kol Nidre - Erev Yom Kippur Service (In-person & online). See www.bnaitorah.com for the full schedule and registration for all events and contact the office at admin@bnaitorah.com or 978-443-2082 with any questions.
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Yom Kippur

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Where: Kerem Shalom in-person & online

CONCORD: Kerem Shalom—Vineyard of Peace—of Concord, warmly invites the community to join us for the High Holy Days 5783! This year’s services and programs will take place both in-person and online and include: 8:30am – Early Childhood Family Service, in-person, with ASL, and online; 10am – Community Service,  in-person and online, with live captioning. All children are welcome during the community service. We also will offer childcare primarily geared to young children (ages three to eight). Students in grades 3-6 are invited to come to the first part of the service and then to join in age-appropriate holiday activities with Rabbi Sam during the Torah Service and, optionally, continuing through Yizkor; 12pm – Yizkor (Memorial Service), in-person and online, with live captioning. See below for information on the Yizkor slide show and how to submit photos; 1:30pm – Torah Study, with Rabbi Sam, in-person only; 2:30pm – Mindfulness Meditation, with Cheryl Steinberg and Scott Sancetta, in-person only; 3:30pm – Musical Musaf Service, with Tiferet Ensemble, in-person only; 4:30pm – Mincha (Afternoon Service),  in-person and online, with live captioning; 5:30pm – Neilah (Closing Service),  in-person and online, with live captioning; 6:30pm – Havdalah, in-person and online, with live captioning. See keremshalom.org for the full schedule as well as registration and further details.
 
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Autumnal Exhibit

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Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street

MAYNARD: New works by photographer Julie L’Heureux and ceramic sculpture by Patrick Brennan. In this exhibit, the essence of autumn is expressed literally and abstractly through L’Heureux’s photography and Brennan’s ceramic sculptures. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday. The exhibit will also be hosted online at 6Bridges.Gallery/Autumnal. A reception will be held October 22 from 5–7pm. For more information, please visit www.6Bridges.Gallery, Facebook and Instagram.
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Rosh Hashanah

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Where: B'Nai Torah in person & online

SUDBURY: Congregation B’nai Torah, of Sudbury, warmly invites the community to join online for High Holy Days 5783! Rabbi Dr. Lisa Eiduson, along with Cantor Kate Judd, looks forward to sharing prayer and song with the community in celebration of the Days of Awe. The High Holy Days begin at sundown on September 25 and conclude at sundown on October 4. On this day, 10am: Morning Service (In-person & online); 12-2pm: Drive-Up, Drop-Off Food Drive (In-person only); 2:30pm: Join us to watch and discuss the documentary The Last Blintz with Rabbi Eiduson (In-person only); 3pm: Children's Service (In-person only) - For students in grades K-5; 4pm: Yizkor Memorial Service (In-person & online); 5pm: Neilah & Havdalah (In-person & online). See www.bnaitorah.com for the full schedule and registration for all events and contact the office at admin@bnaitorah.com or 978-443-2082 with any questions.
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Book Discussion Group

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Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. The group is reading “And His Lovely Wife..a campaign memoir” by Connie Schultz. Copies of the book are on hold for the group at Acton Memorial Library. You may also check availability at Citizen’s Library (978-929-6654). If you would like to read ahead, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murry, for the November 2nd meeting. Ann Kulsick facilitates the virtual gatherings. If you are new to the virtual book group, please register by emailing seniorcenter@actonma.gov. Link will be sent to you, and posted in “News” at www.actoncoa.com.
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Teen Drop-In Craft: Pronoun Button Making

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Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

LUNENBURG: There will be some templates to choose from, or you can create your own using our craft supplies! If you don't want to make a pronoun button, that's cool, use our supplies to make a different design! Drop by the Teen Room to make your own button!  Open to tweens & teens in grades 6-12 (ages 12-18). No registration needed.
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Paper Mache Vegetable Workshop

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: For Grades K-5. Partnering with The Umbrella Arts Center to offer a free paper mache workshop geared towards children and their families. Make giant paper mache vegetables which will hang from the Children’s Library ceiling to celebrate the fall harvest! Come to one or both workshops in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. No registration is required.
 
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Stow Garden Club Meeting

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Where: Stow Community Center, 509 Great Road

STOW: The presentation will be "Hydrangeas: Which One is Rightfor Me" with Guest Speaker, Kathie Skinner.  Kathie is a Senior Principal Master Gardener and Training Coordinator for the Mass. Master Gardeners Assoc.  A timely discussion as we begin to put thegardens to bed for the winter and focus on key points that gardeners should considerwhen investing in a hydrangea.  Guests are most welcome.  $5 donation requested upon arrival.
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Assabet Valley Camera Club Meeting: Birds and Birds in Flight

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Where: Assabet Valley Camera Club Online

HUDSON/MARLBOROUGH: The AVCC is pleased to host Jim DeLuco whose photographic career started more than fifty years ago after purchasing his first 35mm camera while stationed in Vietnam. Over the years Jim has been a member of both the Colonial and Gateway Camera Clubs and has received pictorial and nature awards from the New England Camera Club Council. If you are interested in attending this program, contact AVCC at info@assabetvalleycc.com a few days prior to the meeting to request a link to the event. The club’s Zoom room opens at 7pm with a brief business meeting at 7:15pm. Jim’s presentation Birds and Birds in Flight will begin at 7:30pm. AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual art and its practical application as a science. Members benefit from the hands-on experiences, from the knowledge presented in programs, and from having their work critiqued. For more information, visit assabetvalleycc.com or contact Elliot Mednick, club
president, at 978-293-5192.
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Intro to Pickleball Clinic

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Where: Varney Tennis Courts

CHELMSFORD: Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball! Call 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to secure your spot.  Also October 7, Please note: this is a one session, per person FREE clinic. Meet at the Courts. Bring water, clothing layers and court shoes if you have them. Equipment will be provided. The Senior Center has one set of four Pickleball paddles to loan for the day. Call 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov. Varney Pickleball Court is first come, first served and cannot be reserved.
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Goats & Giggles

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: Bouncing baby goats are coming to the Concord Free Public Library Children's Garden! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited for a hands-on playtime with baby goats from Chip-In Farm. There will be plenty of time for goat cuddles and photo ops. The folks from Chip-In will set up a large pen to mix and mingle with their friendly Nigerian dwarf fainting goat kids. While you wait for your turn to pet the goats, enjoy some goat stories with the librarians! 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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Goats & Giggles

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Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

CONCORD: Bouncing baby goats are coming to the Concord Free Public Library Children's Garden! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited for a hands-on playtime with baby goats from Chip-In Farm. There will be plenty of time for goat cuddles and photo ops. The folks from Chip-In will set up a large pen to mix and mingle with their friendly Nigerian dwarf fainting goat kids. While you wait for your turn to pet the goats, enjoy some goat stories with the librarians! 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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Mexican-theme: Mild Chimichangas with
Rice and Beans

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Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

CHELMSFORD: Ed Alessi is back to offer his much-loved multicultural culinary tour. Must register for each class you wish to attend by calling the Center 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@townofchelmsford.us. Cost: $8 each class. Must pre-pay Natalie in the office to reserve your spot. Min. 6/Max. 12.
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Pizza, Pizza:  Support the Bedford CoA

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Where: Flatbread Pizza, Burlington Road

BEDFORD: Flatbread has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all pizzas to the Bedford Council on Aging!  You can either dine in or take out.  The money will go to support the CoA's many programs that support Bedford seniors. Join the Friends of Bedford Council On Aging (FBCOA) at Flatbread Pizza on Burlington Road.  Enjoy a fun night out, mingle with members of the FBCOA , and who knows, maybe even win the raffle!  You can dine in or take out, so why cook dinner when you could to enjoy a scrumptious pizza while supporting the Bedford Council On Aging?!
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Virtual Tweens & Teens Cooking Series

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Where: Lunenburg Public Library Online

LUNENBURG: Hey Tweens & Teens! Do you enjoy good food? Like to cook? Join cooking classes with Brittany Wujek, RD LD, a Registered Dietitian with Hannaford's Supermarket! Classes will be held virtually each week, so you'll be able to engage from your own kitchen. Each week has its own registration, you can sign up for one, a couple, or all four! Brittany will walk through how to prepare delicious and healthy festive Fall dishes for your family! This program is open to Grades 4-8 (ages 10-14). Registration is required as space is limited. To register, head to the Lunenburg Public Library's event calendar on our website, lunenburglibrary.org, or by emailing Susan at selbag@cwmars.org.
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October Scale Model Exhibition Includes Cars, Trucks & More

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Where: Elks Lodge, 652 Andover Street

LAWRENCE: Bring the family to see some of the best scale model vehicles in New England at the Classic Plastic Model Club’s 28th Annual Model Car Exhibition. The show, in a huge hall, includes multiple display tables with scale vehicles and dioramas. The 2022 theme class is “Crazy 8s”; sub-theme is “Hindsight Was 20/20.” Featured are 29 classes of competition, 3 awards per class, 9 major awards, and 21 member’s favorite awards. Military modelers are welcome to enter the military class. Breakfast and lunch available. Many vendors with kits and aftermarket parts. Model kits are raffled all day. Admission: $5 plus $3 per entry; age 17 and under free. More information: www.classicplastic.org or 978-369-0839.
 
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Intro to Pickleball Clinic

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Where: Varney Tennis Courts

CHELMSFORD: Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball! Call 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to secure your spot.  Also October 7, Please note: this is a one session, per person FREE clinic. Meet at the Courts. Bring water, clothing layers and court shoes if you have them. Equipment will be provided. The Senior Center has one set of four Pickleball paddles to loan for the day. Call 978-251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov. Varney Pickleball Court is first come, first served and cannot be reserved.
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50th Annual Harvard Flea Market

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Where: Bromfield School

HARVARD: The League of Women Voters Harvard and the Harvard Schools Trust (Harvard, Massachusetts) are pleased to announce the 50th Annual Harvard Flea Market (Rain date: October 9). Cash admission is $3 per person for adults and seniors; $1 per child ages 6 to 12; and $10 for early birds (7:30am-9am). Bargain hunters will descend upon Harvard for the 50th year to attend the largest one-day outdoor flea market northwest of Boston. Shoppers come with bags and carts in tow to visit over 160 booths filled with antiques and collectibles – toys, games, jewelry and vintage clothing, seasonal décor, artwork and paintings, pottery and glassware, and so much more. For information visit www.harvardfleamarket.com.
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Nashobah Praying Indians: A Living People, A Living Landscape

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Where: Reuben Hoar Library, 35 Shattuck Street

LITTLETON: We live and walk on sacred ground. Littleton, with a part of Acton and Boxborough, was originally the Praying Indian Village of Nashobah, a place of spirit and vision.  Join Strong Bear Medicine of the Nashobah Praying Indians and local historian Daniel V. Boudillion as they discuss the Nashobah people, their spirit, their journey of survival, the village at Fort Pond, and the sacred landscape of ceremonial stone structures – prayers in stone – that are all around us.  Please welcome Strong Bear Medicine as he talks about his native land and shares his culture. No charge. Call (978) 486-8202 for info. Co-Sponsored by Friends of Pine Hawk and the Littleton Historical Society.