FRIDAY, JULY 20
Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton.
Summer Concert on the Common: Food for sale, free fun for all, 6 p.m. Rain or shine event; in case of rain, concert will be held in the Shirley Meeting House.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 20 AND 21
Fill the Boot: Devens Firefighters Local S-19 will hold its annual MDA "Fill the Boot" Drive from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Devens Firefighters will be at all Devens entrances collecting for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Farmers market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Horse rescue open house: Lucky Horse Equine Rescue will hold volunteer open house & orientation from 3-5 p.m. at 185 Century Mill Road, Bolton. Refreshments will be served. LHER, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is dedicated to care of unwanted, abandoned, neglected or slaughter-bound horses by rehabilitation and placement in loving homes. LHER is located on the premises of Century Mill Stables in Bolton, which donates the stalls, turnouts, indoor/outdoor arena time and expertise that allow Lucky Horse to provide care to each and every horse. Since 2009, LHER has taken in over 120 animals in need. The open house will include intro to LHER and volunteering opportunities; assistance in completing the volunteer form and job matching right on the spot; volunteer orientation to cover safety, program and facility procedures; a walking
TUESDAY, JULY 24
Summer music series: 6:30 p.m., Town Field, sponsored by the Pepperell Business Association. (Continue through Aug. 14.)
Electronic genealogical resources: Lori Lyn Price will discuss the electronic genealogical resources available through the Boston Public Library and some of the more popular resources that might be available through local libraries when she talks about "Genealogy in your pajamas: Putting your library card to use," at the July meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society at the American Legion, 22 Elm St., Gardner, at 7 p.m. The public is invited. There is a suggested donation of $2 for nonmembers. For information, contact Mary Hasselmann at 603-899-6806 or email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Warning alert: The military at Fort Devens plans to do weekly tests on its MASS WARNING ALERT SYSTEM. The plan is to conduct a test every Wednesday at noon, on the MASS Warning Alert System. The test should last approximately 3-4 minutes. If you have any questions please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive: A Harvard Community Blood Drive, in partnership with the American red Cross, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED NOW! Please call 800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or walk in. Free special T-shirt and carton of Friendly's ice cream to all donors.
"Bats: Not Mice, Not Blind, and They Won't Fly into Your Hair": Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public to our free presentation on bats at 7 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center at 592 Main St., Groton. Our presenter will be Nathan Fuller, Ph.D. candidate at Boston University working under the direction of Thomas Kunz, the world's foremost expert on bats. Nathan will talk about the work of the BU lab which has been pioneering bat research for several decades, focusing on bat physiology, reproductive biology, thermal imaging and flight behavior and a new emerging fungal disease of bats known as white nose syndrome. Nathan will give a general overview of these topics, as well as "fun facts" and myths associated with nature's only flying mammal. This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested with Pam Gilfillan at 978- 448-0299 or email PamG@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 26
Shirley Center Farmers Market: Featuring fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products and honey, Farmstead cheeses, flowers and plants, meat and seafood, fresh eggs, "functional crafts. Live Music! 3-7 p.m. on the Common. Weekly event, July through October.-
Band concert: Townsend Military Band concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; lawn party starting before the concert. Lots of food and games on the Townsend Common.
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
St. Anthony's Bazaar: 5 to 10 p.m., St. Anthony's Church, 14 Phoenix St., Shirley. Lobster dinners plus food, fellowship and fun. Join us!
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
St. Anthony's Bazaar: 5 to 10 p.m., St. Anthony's Church, 14 Phoenix St., Shirley. BBQ chicken and chili dinners plus food, fellowship and fun. All are welcome!