SATURDAY, MAY 24

Spring migrants bird walk: Join Nashua River Watershed Association's Mark Archambault (rain date May 25), at 7 a.m. for a free guided field walk to look for spring migrants and nesters. We'll meet at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. (Route 119) in Groton. Pre-registration is encouraged and for updates related to weather postponement -- contact Mark Archambault at 978-448-0299, or email MarkA@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

Concord Youth Theatre's Main Stage Company presents -- "Hansel and Gretel" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" Fridays, May 30 and June 6, at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays May 31 and June 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, June 1 and 8, at 2:30 p.m. at 358 Baker Ave., Concord. The cast includes Ayer resident Parker Fisher, Shirley resident Megan Powell and Groton resident Sam Skinner. Tickets are $13 and since seating is limited, it is suggested that you purchase them on-line with a credit card at www.concordyouththeatre.org. Limited tickets may be available at the door for cash or check only. The performance is recommended for ages 4 or older. Please call 978-371-1482, mailbox one, with questions.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

Sato Heart Rescue benefit yard sale: May 31, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Animal Hospital of Nashua at Amherst, 105 Ponemah Road, Amherst, N.H. (intersection of routes 101A and 122).


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Donations needed, www.satoheartrescue.org.

Veterans Fishing Derby: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club, 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. Free to all veterans, stocked pond. No license required. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Poles and bait available. Prizes, trophies and gift bags. For info, call 978-772-9748.

Dunstable's Annual Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Dunstable Town Common. There will be a wide selection of perennials, herbs, annuals and shrubs all dug from garden club members' gardens. Proceeds from this event go to beautify garden areas around Dunstable and help to supplement the Dunstable library's summer reading program. For info, call 978-649-6251 or email Sue at sjt0213@verizon.net.

Third Bolton Local Repair Café: Do you have a lamp with a frayed cord? Or a bike with a broken brake? Maybe a shirt or blouse with a loose or missing button? Don't toss it! Bring it to the third Bolton Repair Café from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.! The event will be held at Davis Hall at the First Parish of Bolton Church at 673 Main St. in Bolton. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to help make all possible repairs on things like small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, outdoor power equipment, and clothing -- free of charge. (Some small parts may be supplied, such as wire or thread; other parts will be paid for by the owner.) By promoting repairs, Bolton Local wants to help reduce mountains of waste. Organizer Ray Pfau says, "We throw away lots of things that often have almost nothing wrong with them, things that could easily be used again after a simple repair. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can fix things. Repair Café wants to change all that."

Nashoba Valley Chorale presents Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle: 8 p.m., Littleton High School Center for Performing Arts, 56 King St., Littleton. Tickets are available online at nashobavalleychorale.org or at the door. Adults $25, seniors/students $20, and children $10.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Hunter Specht walk-a-thon: 1 p.m., Lunenburg High School. Entry fee $25; children 12 and under, $12. Email hunterspechtwalk@gmail.com to register. Walk-a-thon to raise money for a service dog to help Hunter who was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

RESCHEDULED -- Ashby Spring Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Ashby Common, hosted by Ashby Elementary School. Entertainment by "Driftwood Creek starts at 11 a.m. Food, games, 50 crafters and vendors, prizes, FitCamp 360 demo and a visit by Andy, the Texas Roadhouse mascot, who will pass out lunch coins to the youngsters. For info: susanclement49@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

Benefit auction and dinner: Gala benefit fundraiser to support Indian Hill Music. Elegant buffet dinner, music by the Justin Meyer Swing Trio with Billy Novick, and live auction by Skinner, Inc., featuring unique Indian Hill items and experiences: 6-10 p.m. at 36 King St., Littleton. TICKETS: $100 per person. Learn more at 978-486-9524 ext. 107 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

Edible wild plants: Naturalist and landscaper John Root will lead a 90-minute edible wild plants walk at 6:30 p.m. at Carraig Farm, 179 West Road, Ashby. The event is free, and native plants will be available for sale. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashby Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

'BACH'S LUNCH' CONCERT: Indian Hill Music School's free monthly concert series presents cello and piano duo, Arkady Beletsky and Jennifer Morlock, performing music by 'Russians in America,' including works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. TWO SHOWS - Thursday, June 19 at 11 am and 1:30 p.m., 36 King Street (Rte. 495/Exit 30), Littleton, MA. Coffee, tea and cookies served; bring your lunch. FREE admission. Group reservations at 978-486-9524 x116. Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Concert at the Garden: 3 p.m. Virginia Thurston Healing Garden welcomes back "Custom Blend," an 11-person semi-professional mixed voice a cappella group singing an eclectic mix of musical styles, 145 Bolton Road in Harvard. Admission is $10 for Garden members, $15 for nonmembers (no pre-sale of tickets). All proceeds benefit the services of the Healing Garden. Visit www.healinggarden.net for event updates or cancellations.