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.


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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.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Calling All Walkers for NRWA's Outdoor Wellness Walk: Come stretch your legs and explore the summer landscape along the Nashua River Rail Trail. Your guide will be Mary Marro, Nashua River Watershed Association environmental education director. Mary will lead NRWA's 60-minute Outdoor Wellness Walk on from 3-4 p.m.. The Rail Trail is flat and paved; the walk is open to all ages. No dogs, please. 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 information, please contact Mary Marro, at 978-448-0299, or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

REGIONAL BRIEFS

Grotonfest

Grotonfest applications for Business, Craft, Nonprofit and Kids booths are available and on the website www.grotonfest.com. The date of the Festival this year is Sept. 21 (rain date Sept. 22) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on booth space, call Dale Martin at 978-448-2226; for general information, call Jane Bouvier, 617-448-7240. Like us on Facebook.

Summer worship

UCC Groton

Summer worship hours begin June 23 at Union Congregational Church. Please join us for Sunday worship at 9 a.m. for the summer months. Nursery care and activities for children will be available during worship throughout the summer. UCC Groton is located at 218 Main St., on the corner of Willowdale Road. For information, visit www.uccgroton.org or call 978-448-2091.

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