FRIDAY, AUG. 3
Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton.
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!
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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
Farmers market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.
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!
TUESDAY, AUG. 7
Summer music series: 6:30 p.m., Town Field, sponsored by the Pepperell Business Association. (Continue through Aug. 14.)
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
The Gravestone Girls: The Hollis Arts Society announces a special program at 7 p.m. on at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis, N.H. The society will be presenting the "Art of The Gravestone Girls." Gravestone Girls sounds like the title of a new cable series, but no, in fact the Gravestone Girls are three women, headquartered in Worcester, who are introducing today's New Englanders to one of the folk art forms characteristic of the region, one going back to the Puritan colonists but extending into the 21st century. In earlier days, New Englanders endowed the graves of their loved ones with flat memorial plaques to go along with the texts that
THURSDAY, AUG. 9
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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12
Concert series: The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden announces the next "Concert at the Garden" at 3 p.m. Several ensembles from Indian Hill Music's Adult program will perform chamber music from a variety of the classic composers. The Garden, in collaboration with Indian Hill, brings talented musicians and dancers to perform in this monthly series. The Healing Garden, a nonprofit organization, is located at 145 Bolton Road in Harvard, and offers support, educational and therapeutic services to those affected by cancer. Admission is $10 for Garden members, $15 for nonmembers. All proceeds benefit the services of the Healing Garden. Visit www.healinggarden.net for event updates or cancellations.
Stratton Players -- Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class
The Stratton Players present Dan Goggin's "Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class" at the First Parish Unitarian Church, 923 Main St., in Fitchburg. Goggin, the author of seven "Nunsense" shows, sums them all up in this one-woman show. Patricia Lawrence, of Groton, plays the effusive nun and she celebrates the Nunsense series with a collection of songs and humorous stories from all the shows as she attempts to "teach" the audience on the vagaries of producing a cabaret act.
The performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. on Aug. 3 and 4 and on Aug. 10 and 11. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 5 and 12.
Tickets are $12 for season ticket holders. Separate tickets may be purchased for $16 online at our website, www.strattonplayers.com, by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling 978-345-6066. You can also purchase tickets at the door; however, seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. For questions, call 978-345-6066.