SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Townsend Methodist Church, adjacent to the Town Common at the juncture of routes 13 and 113.

The Buzz on Bees: 9 a.m., presented by bee keeper and naturalist, Michael Veits, at the Lancaster Community Center, 695 Main St., Lancaster. There will be a slide show highlighting their life cycle and their important role in pollination, followed by a field trip to the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge to observe the bees in their natural habitat. Bring water, sunscreen, and binoculars for close-up viewing. Sponsored by the Friends of Oxbow NWR. Contact Ada Woolston at gardenada@gmail.com.

Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity Chapel, Center Road, Shirley.

Freedom's Way management plan development: noon to 4 p.m., Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road, Hollis, N.H. The Freedom's Way Heritage Association is seeking public input to guide the preparation of a management plan that will identify the organization's activities, programs, and initiatives to 2023 and beyond. When Congress designated Freedom's Way as a National Heritage Area (FWNHA) in 2009, the legislation identified 12 necessary elements of the final FWNHA management plan. One of the most critical elements is public input. Therefore, we strongly encourage people who are interested to attend the following meetings to provide valuable input as the Freedom's Way Heritage Association formulates a plan to fulfill their mission. However, in the event someone cannot attend the entire meeting, time has been allocated for certain activities within each meeting so people can attend a portion of the meeting.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Environmental Health and Safety Roundtable: 8-9:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Pkwy, Devens. This month's forum will provide an opportunity to network and interact with your colleagues. Come and share your story of current projects, recent challenges, future endeavors and learn from each other's experiences. We will also confirm topics and field trip plans for the second half of 2013. The open conversation will build the relationships that are so beneficial to the Roundtable. RSVP donaneely@ecostardevens.com or 978-772-8831 ext. 3304. Registration fee for nonEcoStar members is $15; coffee and pastry will be available. Visit www.ecostardevens.com to learn about the Eco-Efficiency Center and its programs.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Take a Look Morning: 9 a.m. Applewild School (coeducational independent day school for grades K - 8 serving families in Central Mass. and southern N.H.) is hosting an open house. Prospective parents are invited to meet at 9 a.m. at the Crocker Building, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, for an opportunity to tour the school. No RSVP necessary. For information, call the Admission Office, 978-342-6053, ext. 110, or visit www.applewild.org.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 12, 13

RIPPLES: A Self-Guided Pond Tour for Healing: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delight in the beauty of six featured breathtaking and inspiring gardens, waterscapes and ponds along the Route 2 corridor from Harvard to Lincoln. Your first stop will be the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road in Harvard, where you will receive the map for the tour. Tickets are $25 per person (1 adult and 1 child admission) and can be purchased online at www.HealingGarden.net/pondtour.php. All proceeds are to directly benefit the amazing work of the Healing Garden, which provides therapeutic services and educational programs to those affected by cancer.

REGIONAL BRIEFS

Don't Risk Stockpiling Hazardous Products

Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection, JULY 3

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 cancellation: 978-456-3532

Morning Yoga

CLIENTS ONLY

Thursdays, through June 27, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Cost: $10

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.

Cancer and Sexuality

Date and time to be announced, stay tuned!

Cost: $12 for HG member, $15 for nonmember

Whether you are single or in a committed relationship, the diagnosis and decisions involving treatment can pose difficulties involving self image, self confidence and closeness.

Parent-Child Art Workshop

Clients Only

Date and time to be announced, stay tuned!

By helping children express their emotions, you make it easier for them to feel safe and secure. This workshop allows school-aged children to identify feelings, engage in playful, descriptive dialogue and build a shared art piece with their parent.

Support Groups

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