FRIDAY, MAY 31
EHS Roundtable -- OSHA Update: 8-10 a.m., 33 Andrews Pkwy, Devens. Dale Varney, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, will review current OSHA regulations, pending changes and agency priorities. He will also review accident trends and offer recommendations of how to keep employees safe in the work place. RSVP email@example.com or 978-772-8831 ext. 3304. Registration fee for nonEcoStar members is $15; coffee and pastry will be available. Visit www.ecostardevens.com for more.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Bicyle Re-Cycle Day: 9 a.m. to noon, Saint John's, 1 School Street, Townsend. All towns welcome. Any bicycle is a good bicycle: We will take racing, mountain, BMX, crusier, kids, old/new, Mopeds or gas-powered bicycles. Many of the bikes will go to Ghana to be used for transportation. Bicycles will also go to the Baptist Church in Worcester to be given to kids who want them. Any bike is a good bike; our aim is to reuse and keep bikes from being destroyed. Also unwanted sewing machines can be dropped off at no cost and will go to Ghana. Questions: contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, an annual walk and hike to benefit Habitat for Humanity affiliates in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. This fundraising hike begins with participants finding sponsors to pledge support 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, N.H., on June 1, or walking the more subtle trails of DCR's Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, on June 8. For information, go to www.takeahikeforhumanity.org or call 978-348-2749 ext. 206.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
AMA Breakfast: The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fund raising breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Ayer Masonic Center ,11 Sculley Road, Ayer. 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 Mexican Omelett (onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bannana peppers and cheese, all topped with salsa). This will be the last breakfast until Oct. 6. Come early and bring your friends.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
Mindful Movement -- Tai Chi and Qi Gong: 10-11 a.m., meets: June 3, 10, 17, 24. Cost: $10 for Healing Garden members ($60 for series), $12 for nonmembers ($70 for series). Combining the vehicles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong this practice incorporates ancient healing art practices to promote living mindfully. This is done through movement, breathing exercises, meditation and posture strengthening. Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard.
Candlelight Yoga: 6:15-7:30 p.m., Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard. For clients, $10, for community, $12. Let the layers of tension melt away as you practice a gentle flow yoga class. Take the time to relax and renew and you will be rewarded with a greater sense of calm.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Business After Hours: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Townsend Ridge Country Club, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend. $10 in advance; $17 at the door. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and build lasting business relationships. Register www.nvcoc.com or 978-772-6976.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Mega Networking Breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Each attendee will have three table assignments, allowing them to meet with 27 contacts, if not more! Contacts will be from the Nashoba Valley, Greater Gardner, North Quabbin and North Central Chambers to help broaden your contacts. Continental Breakfast will be provided. Please make sure to register with only one chamber. To register, email Mikayla@nvcoc.com or call 978-772-6976.
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., Littleton. Admission: $5 donation at the door. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Youth Choir 'Informance': 11:30 a.m. Come to a free demo-performance of 'Cantori Scolari' -- the new youth choir for ages 8 to grade 12 at Indian Hill Music School, 36 King St., Littleton. Learn about the program, meet the director, ask questions, register for summer term. FREE. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.
Science of Flow: NRWA Science Saturday: This Science Saturday revolves around one of our favorite topics -- water. The Nashua River Watershed Association invites young scientists, ages 7 to 11, from all communities to join us for "The Science of Flow: Liquids and Rivers" from 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. in Groton. Science Saturday costs $25. Pre-registration is required; contact Mary Marro, 978-448-0299 or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.
NRWA Outdoor Wellness Walk: Join your watershed neighbors who are walking for wellness and learning about our local ecosystems along the Nashua River Rail Trail. Mary Marro, Nashua River Watershed Association environmental education director, will be leading a 45- to 60-minute walkfrom 3-4 p.m. We'll look at plants along the trail, identify birds by sight and sound, and look for signs of wildlife as we walk. The Rail Trail is flat and paved; the walk is open to all ages. For the comfort of all, no dogs are allowed. We'll meet at the Station Avenue kiosk on the Trail in Groton. Google map and directions can be found at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org. Pre-registration is encouraged for planning purposes. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Mary Marro at 978-448-0299, or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.
Don't Risk Stockpiling Hazardous Products
Devens Regional* Household Hazardous Waste Collection, June 5, 8
OPEN: first Wednesday and following Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, March through December.
PLACE: 9 Cook St. (rear), Devens
WHO: Member communities and their small businesses.
FEE: HHW $20/5 gallons or pounds; $40/10 gallons or pounds, other varies depending on items.
MORE DETAILS: devenshhw.com or call 978-501-3943.
Benefit golf tournament
Montachusett Home Care Corporation, 680 Mechanic St., Leominsterm will be hosting its 14th Annual Golf Classic at the Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg.
All proceeds from the Tournament will be earmarked for MHCC's volunteer programs, which include the Nursing Home Ombudsman, Money Management and Medical Escort and Companion programs.
Montachusett Home Care Corporation is a nonprofit organization, which helps elders and disabled persons in the 21 communities it serves to remain safety in their own homes by providing a comprehensive array of home care and other supportive services.
For more information on MHCC or to register for the Golf Tournament, call 1-978-537-7411 or 1-800-734-7312.
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: first and third Monday of the month, 1-2:30 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