MAY 10, 11

Country Day School presents "King Midas and the Palace of Gold": King Midas is the powerful ruler who can think only of gold. The musical follows his story as he acquires this special power and how he quickly learns that greed is dangerous! The show offers lively songs and dance numbers and features students from grades three through five. Performances: Friday, May 10, 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Roy Center, Country Day School, 14 Main St., Groton. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. For information, call 978 448-5646 or visit www.cdsholyunion.org<;http://www.cdsholyunion.org>;.

Art-In-Nature Opening and Artist-in-Residence meet & greet: 1 p.m., FREE with Fruitlands Museum admission, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. Sculptors from our new Art-In-Nature outdoor sculpture exhibit will discuss their work as we take a guided walk across campus to view the sculptures. Our 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Jodi Colella, will also be on hand to talk a bit about the exciting plans she has for her season-long residency.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

New England Amputee Association: Ninth Anniversary Celebration of the founding of our Association, 6-8 p.m., Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St., Clinton. We are honored to have fellow amputee Monica Jorge speak at our event. Monica is a women who loss all four limbs after giving birth to her second child.


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She is an inspiration to all of us, not just those of us in the amputee community. Do to limited space, we require a reservation for this special evening. To reserve, call Cindy at 508-987-1436. This Anniversary Celebration is free and open to all amputees and their families. For information, visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or contact us at 978-365-2580.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Job fair: The North Central Career Centers will hold a Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Thirty local employers will be on hand to take resumes, applications and preliminary interviews for jobs in a variety of industries including manufacturing, social services, retail and healthcare. Bring plenty of resumes and dress to meet HR managers. Visit www.ccncm.com for more information and a list of participating companies who are hiring, or call 978-534-1481.

Monthly dinner meeting: Appleseed Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 5:45 p.m., at the Chapman Place Condo Meeting Hall, 20 Chapman Place, Leominster. For information, contact Amy Ives at iaapappleseed.msn.com.

MAY 16, 17, 18

PIC: Directors for the one-act plays at Lawrence Academy May 16, 17, and 18:

Front row, from left, Kacey Hartner (Pepperell), Jillian Thero (Andover), Hayley Gowland (Dunstable), Joe Casper (Pepperell), and James Plummer (Hollis, NH)

Back row, from left, Philip Titcomb (Groton), Sarah Carlson (Littleton), Emily Perrault (Methuen), Connor Gowland (Dunstable), and Jimmy Lawrence (Groton).

Student-Directed One-Act Plays: 710 p.m. Ten students in Lawrence Academy's Honors Theatre Ensemble will carry on what is now a well-established annual tradition, each of them directing fellow students in a one-act play and inviting the public to enjoy the results of their work. Some of the directors are working from written scripts, some are adapting existing stories, and some are creating original pieces. Together, they make for an entertaining combination of funny, thought-provoking, and moving pieces. The audience joins the performers on the stage of the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center in an intimate seating arrangement created specifically for this event. The ten short plays will be interrupted by one intermission. Admission is free and there is handicap accessibility. For information, contact Theatre Director Joel Sugerman at jsugerman@lacademy.edu.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Plant sale: The Dunstable Garden Group will be holding its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon on the common in Dunstable center, Route 113. Great choice of garden dug perennials, shrubs, ground covers, herbs and seedlings. Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify gardens around town and supplements the library's summer reading program. If you have plants you wish to donate contact Sue at sjt0213@verizon.net.

Devens Youth Fishing Derby at Mirror Lake: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with fishing from 9 a.m. to noon. For questions or to register, contact Kim Walsh at kwalsh@massdevelopment.com or 978-772-8875.

Public supper: The last public supper of the season at Christian Union Church will feature homemade baked beans, baked ham, potato salad, cole slaw, dessert and beverage, served family-style, continuous serving from 5-7 p.m. Take-outs will be available. This will be the last supper until September. We thank you for your support throughout the year and look forward to serving you again in September with more of our famous meals, along with some new features. The cost is $10/adult; $5 6-12 and under six eat free. The church is located on Route 225 (West Main Street) in West Groton, across from the fire station.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 8

Take a Hike for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, invites all residents of north central Massachusetts to join them at Take a Hike for Humanity. Take a Hike for Humanity is an annual walk and hike to benefit Habitat for Humanity affiliates in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, including Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. This fundraising hike begins with participants finding sponsors to pledge support to the affiliate that the hiker is representing and then completing a hike on one of the two hike dates. This year hikers may choose between tackling the rugged trails to the peak of Mt. Monadnock in Jeffrey, NH on June 1, or walking the more subtle trails of DCR's Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, on June 8. For information on how to sign up to hike and how to direct sponsors to support you, please go to www.takeahikeforhumanity.org or call 978-348-2749 ext. 206. All pledges go to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

REGIONAL BRIEFS

Support Groups offered by Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

145 Bolton Road, Harvard. Call 978-456-3532 to register or for information.

Post-Treatment: second Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., Free

In-Treatment: second and fourth Monday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Free

Young Women: first Monday of the month, 9-10:30 a.m., Free

Journaling: first Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Free

Metastatic Cancer: second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Free

Metastatic Breast Cancer: first and third Fridays of the month, 1:30-3 p.m., Free.