'Landscapes of the Imagination'
The Hollis Arts Society will present "Landscapes of the Imagination" by Audrey Augun on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road, Hollis, N.H., at 7 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the wall quilts that Audrey created in from 1990 and 2005. Some are landscapes of places she has lived or visited. Other works are landscapes of the imagination, particularly the works that she refers to as the "quilts of Arthur," which tell the story of a British war leader who led his men and horses against an enemy invasion in the fifth century.
This presentation is an invitation to the public to walk for an hour or so into other places and other times.
All are invited to join the Hollis Arts Society for this special program. Refreshments will be available.
Heart to Heart Women's Community Bible Study
Enriching Your Life with the Simple Truths of the Bible
Heart to Heart Women's Ministry is excited to offer the 2012-2013 Community Bible Study.
Heart to Heart Community Bible Study is a nondenominational evangelical study for all women 16 years and older in Pepperell and surrounding communities. We study and discuss the Bible in an intimate, small group setting.
We have beginner groups for those who are new to studying the Bible or want to explore Christianity. We also have other groups for women who have experience studying the Bible and want to grow in their faith.
The cost of registration is $45 (morning) and $35 (evening). Scholarships are available to those in need.
Please register at the opening sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the respective times. For more information please contact Marcy Birmingham at 978-448-0520.
Does your child like to sing?
Fall auditions for the Treble Chorus of New England will be held, Sept 10, 17, 24 at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.
We have three choirs; Training, ages 7-9, Concert, ages 9-13 and Schola, ages 13-18.
Please call Anna Choi at 978.794.4600 or email at email@example.com for more information about auditioning.
For more information on the Treble Chorus of New England, go to www.treblechorusne.org.
Mom to Mom Program in Bolton
The Mom to Mom program is being offered at Trinity Church in Bolton. Mom to Mom is a relaxing and informative time for moms to connect with other moms.
Coffee, refreshments and child care (infants through K) are provided, along with encouragement and inspiration through biblically based teaching on topics such as parenting, health and relationships.
Topics this fall include understanding allergies, forgiving others, teaching manners to children, and more!
The program runs Thursdays from Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 from 9:15-11 a.m. The group meets in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Church, located at 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road (just off Route 117), in Bolton.
Each session includes either a guest speaker or video followed by small group discussion. There is no registration fee for this program.
For more information or brochure, please call the church at 978-779-5517 or visit www.trinitybolton.org.
NRWA Guided Walks in September
The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) will be leading hikes monthly throughout the fall to introduce people to properties in their area where they can walk for exercise. This series of 11 free guided hikes in 11 different communities is part of NRWA's Outdoor Wellness Walking Program. Al Futterman, NRWA's Land Programs Director, will be leading the hikes and providing "naturalist observations" about what can be seen at each property. Trails have been selected for level grade and ease of walking for general public. Hikes are approximately one hour-long and cover roughly one mile. For the comfort of all, no dogs please.
Hikes for September:
Willard Brook State Forest in Ashby
Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Pine Meadow Conservation Land in Ayer
Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 2 p.m.
These hikes are free and open to the public, funded in part by a grant from the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund. Pre-registration is encouraged for planning purposes. For more details, visit Upcoming Programs and Events at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org. To register, please contact Al Futterman, NRWA Land Programs Director, at 978-448-0299, or email AlF@NashuaRiverWatershed.org. The NRWA is a non-profit environmental organization that depends on memberships and donations for support.
Calling all artists!
The Bromfield Art Club is looking for three more visiting artists for the upcoming school year. Three local artists have already committed to visiting art club and sharing their talents. Last year, art club was honored to have Bruce Davidson, Donald Verger, Harding Mudge Bush, Lisa Aciukewicz, and Edie Hettinger! Call me at 978-302-1198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share your talent!
Apple Pie Contest at Hollis Old Home Days!
The Hollis Woman's Club will be sponsoring the annual apple-pie baking contest on Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of the Hollis Old Home Days celebration on Depot Road in Hollis.
There will be three entry divisions: children ages 12 and under, students ages 13 to 21, adults ages 22 and over.
The entry rules are as follows:
1. Only one entry per person.
2. No entry fee.
3. Entry must be a home-prepared, traditional two-crust apple pie - no mixes.
4. All entries must be submitted to the Hollis Woman's Club table by 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Judging will occur at 11:30 a.m.
5. A recipe should accompany each entry, specifying the variety/varieties of apples used.
6. Decision of judges will be final.
7. All pies become property of the Hollis Woman's Club and will be cut and sold by the piece following judging.
8. Ribbons will be awarded for the top three entries in each division.
After the judging, drop by the Hollis Woman's Club tent and buy yourself a piece of home-baked apple pie!
Questions? Contact Noreen Polus, Woman's Club president: email@example.com.
Third Annual Forge Pond Fun Regatta
On Forge Pond, Westford, Sept. 15, 9 a.m., instruction begins for rowers, grill opens 11 a.m.
Come ROW in the Forge Pond 500M fun sprint race. For ages 12 and up -- you're never too old to try rowing. No experience necessary. Rowing is a nonweight-bearing sport that exercises every muscle in your body. $15 per rower -- register by Sept. 1 and receive a Forge Pond Fun Regatta T-shirt.
A fun team-building event for corporations, civic groups, families, friends! Bring along your cheering squad to watch you race in the regatta!
Crew-team members and coaches will explain and demonstrate how to row and provide participants with an opportunity to practice and fine-tune their rowing technique on ergs (dry land rowing exercise machines) prior to the launch and race of their eight-person shells. Two experienced crew members and coxswain will be part of each eight-person rowing shell and provide on-the-water guidance to help each boat's six participants during their adventure. Rowers please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for check-in!
For registration and wristband purchase, visit the Recreation Dept. at 35 Town Farm Road, Westford. For additional information, visit our website at www.WestfordLittletonCrew.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Westford Recreation Dept. at 978-692-5532.
Support Westford - Littleton Community Crew!
NRWA monitors report low stream levels
Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) water monitors reported river and stream levels as low or very low in late July.
Low flows have left the edges of streambeds exposed. The lack of rain is always a concern for both stream and groundwater levels. Dry stream beds or trickles of water where cool flowing water should run are not good for fish and the creatures they eat.
More than 30 volunteers have been collecting samples and reporting observations each month at 42 sites on the Nashua River and its tributaries. Funding for the 2012 monitoring season has been provided in part by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.
If you would like to become an NRWA water monitor, you can join a team or be a back-up. Contact Kathryn Nelson, NRWA water monitoring coordinator, at KathrynN@NashuaRiverWatershed.org. Check out the NRWA's new website at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org.