EVERY WEDNESDAY

Nashoba Valley Knitters' Guild

Come and join us, knit and learn about knitting and other fiber information at the Nashoba Valley Knitters' Guild. Knitters of all ages are welcome, from beginners to experts. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at The Center on the Common (known locally as "the old library"), 7 Fairbanks Street, Harvard.

Meeting topics vary from teaching basic to advanced knitting techniques, trunk shows, favorite knitting authors and/or teachers, learning how to dye your yarn, photographing your finished knitted projects, blocking your projects, etc. We have also taken various day trips--or "yarn adventures," as we like to call them. Each meeting also includes "show and tell" time.

Check out www.nashobavalleyknittersguild.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

Employee safety roundtable: 8-9:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens. Chris Francis, Senior EHS Specialist at Bristol-Myers Squibb, will review strategies to define an effective Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) program; will discuss the requirements for LOTO and requirements of NFPA 70 E, the standard for electrical safety in the workplace, and how they affect employees working on electrical equipment. Additionally, Chris will touch on Confined Space Entry. Registration fee for non-EcoStar members is $15; coffee and pastry will be available. Call Dona Neely at 978-772-8831 ext. 3304 for information.

Lobster roll sale: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ayer Masonic Apartments, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer, sponsored by Fuad Court No. 30, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America. Our main philanthropy is Shriners' Hospitals for Children. Lobster rolls, $10; chicken salad rolls, $8.

Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m., Williams Barn, Chicopee Row, Groton, July to Oct. 4.

Devens game night: Devens Recreation will host a residents' game night at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Eisengrein Community Center. Contact Kim Walsh at Devens Recreation (kwalsh@massdevelopment.com) with questions.

Dance for Peace: Workers' Credit Union employees and friends on the Fireflies Team will be kicking up their heels at the YWCA Central Massachusetts fourth annual Dance for Peace, a dance-a-thon fundraiser to benefit North Central Massachusetts' domestic violence prevention programs. The event will be held at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg. To learn more, register or to support your local team, contact lsheldon@ywcacentralmass.org or visit www.ywcacentralmass.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

Nashoba Valley Moms Fall sale: 8 a.m. to noon. Deep discounts on gently used children's items. Clothes, toys, books, baby gear, Halloween costumes, and more! We have moved to the Chelmsford Senior Center at 75 Groton Road in Chelmsford. Admission is $1 and all payments must be cash, please. Contact us at saleinfo@nashobavalleymom.org.

Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.

Fruitlands Museum Craft Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, 978-456-3924 or go to fruitlands.org. Admission: $5; free for members and children under 12. Over 30 local artisans with opportunities to buy original examples of woodworking, glasswork, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fiber art and much more at reasonable prices. Sponsored by River Court Residences, WGBH and Universal Wilde. Food is provided by the Harvard Lions Club and live music by Summertime Trio.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Ayer Sportsman's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Public welcome. French toast, specials, pancakes, eggs, free juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit children's programs. Room rentals also available. Call 978-772-9748.

Fruitlands Museum Craft Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, 978-456-3924 or go to fruitlands.org

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

Nashoba Tech Parents Night: Nashoba Valley Technical High School will host Parents Night from 6:30-9 p.m. Students' schedules will be available in the lobby starting at 6 p.m. Parents of all Nashoba Tech students will have a chance to meet with their child's academic and technical instructors. There will be two informational sessions with the Student Services Department, from 8 to 8:30 and from 8:30 to 9. Refreshments will also be served.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

Take a Look Morning: 9 a.m., Applewild School (coeducational independent K-8 day school) is hosting an Open House on the first Thursday of each month. Prospective parents are invited to meet at the Crocker Building, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, to tour the school and see teachers and students in action. No RSVP necessary. For information call the Admission Office, 978-342-6053 ext.110, or visit www.applewild.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m., Williams Barn, Chicopee Row, Groton, July to Oct. 4.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

Discover Ayer: Fall Town-Wide Yard Sale and Flea Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Depot Square off Main Street in downtown Ayer, free admission. Call David at 978-772-8206 or Alicia at 978-772-8221 for information.

Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pepperell Town Field, Hollis Street.

Outdoor Wellness Walk: 3-4 p.m. The Nashua River Watershed Association is offering another opportunity to get some exercise while enjoying autumnal views along the Nashua River Rail Trail in Groton. The Rail Trail is flat and paved; the walk is free and 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 available at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org. Pre-registration is encouraged for planning purposes. To pre-register, or for information, call Mary at 978-448-0299 or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

Masons breakfast: The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fund raising breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Road, Ayer. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-10 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon or sausage, potatoes, toast, juice and coffee. In addition to the usual menu as outlined above, specials for this month are Eggs Benedict and an omelet with spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese. Come early and bring your friends.

Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Ayer Sportsman's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Public welcome. French toast, specials, pancakes, eggs, free juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit children's programs. Room rentals also available. Call 978-772-9748.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

Devens community meeting: The MassDevelopment Board of Directors will hold its annual Devens community meeting at 1 p.m. RSVP to Kathy O'Connor at 978-784-2933 or koconnor@massdevelopment.com. If you have specific questions or topics you would like to discuss at the meeting, please let Kathy know.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

Saint Benedict Center to hold annual Fall Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., set in apple country! Bring your family for some great fun, food and finds! Giant Yardsale * Apple Pies from local apples * Bake sale * Antiques * Games * Various Food Booths * Raffles. 282 Still River Road, Still River, MA. 01467, www.saintbenedict.com.

NEW BRIEFS THIS WEEK

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'4 Paws for ability' golf tournament

The Hunter Specht 4 Paws for Ability golf tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Townsend Ridge Country Club. Shotgun: 10 a.m.

Cost: $125 per golfer (meal included). Don't play golf? Join us for the meal: $30 per person.

Contact Sarah Specht at 978-430-5425 for information.

Make checks payable to Pepperell Lions CLub, P.O. Box 1353, Pepperell, Mass. 01463.

All proceeds go to 4 Paws for Ability in honor of Hunter Specht.

Healing Room at Pilgrim Covenant Church

Spirit and the Word Healing Room offers private, personal, caring, confidential prayer for matters of the body, soul or spirit at no charge. Hours: First and third Thursday evenings (6:30-7:30). Friday hours ongoing (11 a.m. to noon), except for major holidays and severe weather. Location: currently meeting at Pilgrim Covenant Church, Chase and Beal streets, Lunenburg.

Freedoms Way conducting survey: Freedom's Way is conducting a survey as part of the organization's management plan to guide its programs and projects for the next 15 years. To complete the survey, please click the "Take the Survey" button on Freedom's Way website at http://www.freedomsway.org/.

BRIEFS

Science of Autumn Changes: NRWA Science Saturday for 7 to 11 year olds

Why do leaves change color in autumn? How do birds know it's time to migrate? We'll investigate the answers to these and other questions related to our change of seasons using the scientific process and experimentation during Nashua River Watershed Association's "Science of Autumn Changes" program on Oct. 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St., Groton.

Science Saturday is open to children from all communities ages 7 to 11. Cost: $20 for NRWA members; $25 for nonmembers. For siblings who wish to attend, pay full price for the first child, half-price for the second.

Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please contact Mary Marro, NRWA environmental education director, at 978-448-0299, or email MaryM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

Red Hattitudes

A Red Hat Society local women's group is currently seeking new members.

If you are active and over 50 and would enjoy the fun and fellowship of experiencing our unique monthly events, please consider joining our group called the "Red Hattitudes."

Our members live in Littleton and many surrounding towns. You may be attending a high tea, a boat cruise on the Concord River, Greek dancing lessons, a walking tour or great theatre events, to name a few.

If interested, please call Rhonda at 978-597-6756.

SAVE THE DATE

Oxbow meeting Oct. 26

Friends of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual meeting Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m. at Fort Devens Military Museum, 94 Jackson Road, Suite 305, Devens. The guest speaker will be Suzanne Chereau, chief archeologist with the Public Archeology Labs in Rhode Island. For more, Rona Balco, 978 779-2259, or ada@friendsoftheoxbownwr.org.

Fall Yard Sale Oct. 26

The Hollis Woman's Club will be holding a Fall Yard Sale at the Lawrence Barn on Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are gratefully accepting donations to be sold. Spaces may be reserved for $20 per space or $25 for space and table. For information, donations, or space reservations, contact Jeanne Cleveland at 603-465-2097 or at jeanne3484@yahoo.com.