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.
In conjunction with Devens Recreation, Devens Disc Golf will host free disc golf clinics when participants can learn the sport and play Devens' disc golf courses. Stay tuned for clinic dates and times. Contact Recreation Manager Kim Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
Centennial Saturday at Fruitlands: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. Come one, come all and join us for the birthday party of the century. Live animals, Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, museum tours, puppet show, kite-flying and more. And don't forget the cake, there has to be cake. Put on your party shoes and join in the fun.
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 email@example.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 commander to speak after museum annual meeting: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
MONDAY, JUNE 23
Mosquito control: Representatives from the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project will be in Devens on June 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 email@example.com. For information, visit the CMMCP website.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
C. David Gordon at Genealogical Society: C. David Gordon, president of the Fort Devens Museum, Devens, will be the guest speaker at the membership meeting of Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society at the American Legion, 22 Elm St., Gardner, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. All levels of experience are welcome. A dinner for members only will be served prior to the meeting. For information, contact CMGS Secretary Mary Hasselmann at 603-899-6806 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
Recycle Day and Bike Collection: All towns welcome to the Harvard Congregational Church Electronic Recycle Day and Bike Collection, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church parking lot at 5 Still River Road, Harvard. Accepting all electronics to include monitors, computers, computer games, stereo equipment, copy and fax machines, printers, TVs and items that have a plug. We are also accepting any appliances, such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators as well as lawn mowers, snow blowers with the gas removed, exercise equipment and grills. Low fees of $5 for computer, $10 for monitor or TV less than 19 inches; $15 for TV between 19 inches and 26 inches; $20 for TV 26 inches to 31 inches; wood console TVs, projection TVs $25; TV 32 inches and over $30. Any appliance, $10 each. Cellphones, car and truck batteries are free. We have no shipments oversees or in landfills.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
New England Amputee Assoc. meeting: Clinton Hospital, 6-8 p.m. This meeting will have a guest speaker that has yet to be announced. There will be discussion and refreshments along with a surprise free raffle open to all amputees and caregivers. Our meetings are open to all amputees, caregivers and healthcare professionals. For information visit our website at www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580.