FRIDAY, JAN. 4

Matt McCabe Performs at Nashoba Park: Nashoba Park Assisted Living invites the public to a musical performance by pianist Matt McCabe at 2 p.m. Matt will perform songs you know and love with a bit of humor. Nashoba Park is located at 15 Winthrop Avenue in Ayer's historic district. For information, call 978-772-0707 or visit www.NashobaPark.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

Masons breakfast: The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fund raising breakfast at the Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-10 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon or sausage, potatoes, toast, juice, and coffee. Specials for this month are Eggs Benedict and a spinach, mushroom and sundried tomato omelet ... come early and bring your friends.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

Blood drive: 1-6 p.m., Devens Community Blood Drive, Hilton Garden Inn, Andrews Parkway, Devens Common. Call 800-RED CROSS or go to RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment. All donors receive a voucher good for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

WBN meeting: The Women's Business Network will meet at Holy Trinity Parish, formerly St. Theresa's Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, at 7:15 p.m. Our topic for the evening is Powerful Retirement Strategies for Women. Renée W. Senes, CDFA, of Senes & Chwalek Financial Advisors offers some easy to follow and implement strategies to help get you on the road to a secure retirement.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

Country Music Performance at Nashoba Park: Nashoba Park Assisted Living invites the public to come and enjoy the sounds of singer and guitarist Joe Foster at 2 p.m. Joe will share some country music favorites and more! Nashoba Park is located at 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer. For information, call 978-772-0707 or visit www.NashobaPark.com.

Jazz Jam: 7 p.m. Amateur jazz instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to an open jam session led by Indian Hill Music School faculty. Bring your music and play in a relaxed atmosphere; 36 King St. (Route 495/Exit 30), Littleton. Admission: $5 donation at the door. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

The Science of Ice and Snow: The Nashua River Watershed Association will be kicking off the new year with science and adventure for children ages 7 to 11 with our first Science Saturday of 2013 from 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about how snow helps insulate the world of small animals. Do experiments with ice and build a snow fort! We'll be engaged in activities indoors and outdoors at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Rt. 119), in Groton. Science Saturday costs $25. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Mary Marro at 978-448-0299 or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

NVC presents Elijah: The Nashoba Valley Chorale will conjure a fire, survive a drought, and dramatically tell the story of the Biblical prophet Elijah at 8 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 75 King St., Littleton, when they present Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah. Professional soloists David Kravitz, Deborah Selig, Gregory Zavracky and Desiree Maira will perform, along with members of the Orchestra at Indian Hill. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors/students, available at the door. Please visit nashobavalleychorale.org for information.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

MISTRAL: 3 p.m. Indian Hill Music presents musicians from the vibrant chamber music ensemble Mistral with artistic director Julie Skolnik on flute: at The Kalliroscope Gallery, 264 Main St., Groton. Their program will feature Schubert's "Trout" and Beethoven's "String Quintet." TICKETS: $32/adults, $15/students (includes post-concert wine and cheese reception with the artists). Learn more at 978-486-9524 ext. 116 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

MONDAY, JAN. 14

Blood Drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Founders Room, 200 Groton Road, Ayer. Call 800-RED CROSS or go to RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment. All donors receive a voucher good for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

The Singing Trooper: Nashoba Park Assisted Living invites the public to a performance by dynamic "Singing Trooper" Sgt. Daniel Clark at 2 p.m. Nashoba Park is located at 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. For information, call 978-772-0707 or visit www.NashobaPark.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

Ham and Bean Supper: to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Chaffin Congregational Church, 155 Shrewsbury St., Holden, 6 p.m.; $8 (free under 12). Reservations: 508-829-2146.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Classical Pianist Bruce Pratt at Nashoba Park: Nashoba Park Assisted Living invites the public to enjoy the winter program of classical pianist Bruce Pratt at 2 p.m. Nashoba Park is located at 15 Winthrop Ave., Ayer. For information, call 978-772-0707 or visit www.NashobaPark.com.