THURSDAYS...

SUMMER CONCERTS AT FRUITLANDS MUSEUM

Concord Band, Thursdays, June 19 through Aug. 7, at 7:15 p.m. Admission is per car: Members $10; nonmembers $15. Bring blanket or chairs. The Harvard Lions Club will be grilling, alcohol is permitted and well-behaved pooches are welcome.

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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Bolton Flats Greenway Walk: Free guided walk led by the Nashua River Watershed Association at Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area in Bolton, 2-3:30 p.m. This large state wildlife management area spreads across three towns along the Nashua River and is part of a large block of important rare species habitat. This 2 mile walk is relatively flat but the terrain is uneven. No dogs are allowed. Caution: High tick area. The meeting location is off Route 110 (Still River Road) in Bolton; view a Google map and directions at www.NashuaRiverWatershed.org. The parking lot is near the red barn owned by the State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, which will be visible from Route 110.


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Pre-registration is appreciated; contact Al Futterman at 978-448-0299 or email AlF@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Mosquito control: Representatives from the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project will be in Devens on June 9, 16, and 23 to investigate resident complaints regarding the mosquito population. CMMCP posts an updated spray schedule to its phone system after 3:30 p.m. every day. To have your property excluded from spraying, notify the CMMCP at 508-393-3055 or no_spray@cmmcp.org. For information, visit the CMMCP website.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Job seekers meeting: The Leominster Job Seekers Networking Group presents "The Interview from the Other Side," with Bruce MacDonald, at 9:30 a.m. at Leominster Public Library. Topics covered include: Understand the interview styles and how to react to them, what is the interviewer trying to find out about you, why do they ask certain questions, method to answering questions and trap questions. The Leominster Job Seekers Networking Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the library. The group provides networking and support for job seekers, is open to the public and all are welcome.

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Devens open space meeting: The Devens Recreation and Engineering Departments and the Devens Open Space and Advisory Committee will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. at 33 Andrews Parkway to discuss updating the Devens Open Space and Recreation Plan. The committee values the public's input, so this forum provides an opportunity to share insights and opinions in preparation of the new plan. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Free birdwatching tour: Mass Audubon will lead a free birdwatching tour through Devens from 7:30-8:30 a.m. If interested, please meet at the gazebo on Robbins Pond with long pants, bug spray and binoculars if you have them. RSVP to Sheri Corbeil at scorbeil@massdevelopment.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Mirror Lake opens: Mirror Lake will open for the season with regular summer hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For information, visit the Mirror Lake website.

Centennial Saturday at Fruitlands Museum: All day. Be our guests on the free day of fun and help us ring in the next 100 years of heritage. Bluegrass band, kit flying, animal adventures. Puppets, artist demos, crafts, tours and cake!

Fort Devens Museum annual meeting, program: The Fort Devens Museum will be open, as part of its regular operating schedule, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will conduct its brief annual business meeting at 1 p.m. which will include annual reports from the executive director, president, and treasurer and a vote on the new slate of board members and officers. Immediately following the short meeting, LTC Steven Egan, commander of Fort Devens, will give an illustrated talk about current activities at Fort Devens. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The museum is located on the third-floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens. For information, call the museum at 978-772-1286 or email info@fortdevensmuseum.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.

Author Richard Francis at Fruitlands: Author of "Fruitlands, The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia, will talk on the children of the Transcendentalist community that Alcott started at Fruitlands. Free with admission.

Farm to fork birthday dinner: 5 p.m., Fruitlands Museum. Help raise funds for education programs at Fruitlands. Dinner in the field and dessert and champagne under a tent. Order tickets by June 13 at www.fruitlands.org/f2fdinner.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Invasive Water Chestnut Pull on Nashua River in Pepperell: Volunteers are needed on from 9 a.m. to noon to help scout and pull water chestnuts, an invasive exotic weed, from the Nashua River in Pepperell. Gathering baskets and maps will be provided. Nashoba Paddler LLC in West Groton will be providing a limited number of canoes for use at no charge on a "first call, first served" basis. Recommended: Work clothes, shoes and gloves that can get wet (plants have sharp seeds), sunscreen, bug spray and water. Volunteers may bring their own boat and equipment. PFDs (life vests) are required. To reserve a canoe you must call Nashoba Paddler at 978-448-8699 before June 29. Put-in is located adjacent to the Kemp horse track, 120 River Road (Route 111), Pepperell. Advanced sign-up encouraged. Contact Martha at: MarthaM@NashuaRiverWatershed.org or 978-448-0299. Walk in registration on the 29th OK. Liability waivers must be signed to participate. Project partners are: Nashua River Watershed Association, Nashoba Paddler, Ducks Unlimited and Groton Greenway Committee.