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.

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