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
Take a Hike for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts invites residents to 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 will walk the 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.
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
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 walk from 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
"The House I Live In": 7-9 p.m., First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton, documentary on how the War on Drugs has failed America's forgotten: poor, black and brown drug addicts. Learn how the "Get tough on crime" attitude has transformed drug addiction, race and poverty into punishable offenses. Meet Andrea James, a formerly incarcerated woman and director of Families for Justice as Healing. Hear from the director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums on how drug laws unfairly impact poor, black and brown people. Find out what you can do to prevent construction of a $500 million proposed prison for women in Massachusetts. Connect with others who want to reform drug and sentencing laws in Massachusetts. For information, contact Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-772-3930. The facility is handicap accessible and refreshments will be served at the free event. Please share this information.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
End-of-year party for Women's Business Network: Pot luck dinner and meeting for women in small businesses or professional practices looking to meet other women in similar situations for networking and support. Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Friendly Crossways Hostel in Harvard. Bring a dish to share and join a night of informal networking. For information or to RSVP, contact Rebecca Bell, 978-562.6909 or email@example.com WBN members, no charge; guests: $10. Directions are posted at www.wbn-ma.org. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 11. After that, check to see if space is available.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Fort Devens Museum annual meeting and Italian POW program: Between the years 1944 and 1946, over 5,000 German and Italian prisoners-of-war were held at Fort Devens. The Fort Devens Museum has memoirs, photographs and other items pertaining to the German prisoners but information about the Italians has been harder to identify. On Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Devens Museum, historian Anne Marie Reardon will give a talk on the many Italian POWs that were imprisoned in Massachusetts during WWII. The museum will be open, as part of its regular operating schedule, on that day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reardon's presentation will be followed by the museum's annual business meeting. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The museum is located on the third floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens. For information call the museum at 978-772-1286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Father's Day Fishing Derby: 7 a.m. to noon, Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer, 978-772-9748. New rules and prizes -- biggest fish, all species. Kids compete with adults. Kids and adults: $10. Family max.: $30 (Family includes parents and their children, 15 and under.) Breakfast and lunch served; free lunch for Dads. Public invited. No license required.
Don't Risk Stockpiling Hazardous Products
Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection, June 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.
JUNE at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
145 Bolton Road, Harvard, providing a community of support, therapeutic services and education to facilitate healing for those experiencing cancer. Please call now to register to prevent cancelation: 978-456-3532
Thursdays, through June 27th, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Increase your sense of well-being, relaxation, and health by neutralizing physical and emotional stress.
Strong Women -- Strength Training
Meets: June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clients ($10), Community ($12)
This gentle, progressive weight training program increases strength, halts bone loss and controls weight. Particularly important for those in cancer rehabilitation, this program rebuilds muscle loss, addresses muscle imbalance, improves posture and reduces pain.
Mindful Movement -- Tai Chi and Qi Gong Mondays, 10-11 a.m.
Meets: June 10, 17, 24
Cost: $10 for HG members ($60 for series), $12 for non-members ($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.
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 a.m., Free
Metastatic Breast Cancer, first and third Fridays of the month, 1:30-3 a.m., Free