Briefs

THURSDAYS...

Summer concerts at Fruitlands

Concord Band, Thursdays 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. Prospect Hill Road in Harvard.

Mosquito control, Devens

Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be in Devens on July 21 and 28 to investigate resident complaints regarding the mosquito population. For the spray schedule for July, which is subject to change due to inclement weather and/or high mosquito populations, go to http://www.cmmcp.org/current.htm. 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Into the woods Jr.: Indian Hill Music presents "Into the woods Jr." July 18, at 7 p.m.; July 19, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and July 20 at 2 p.m., 36 King St., Littleton, $10 general admission.

AG Coakley to Address Chamber: Attorney General Martha Coakley will appear at the Chamber's Public Policy Forum set for 7:30-9 a.m., July 18 at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. The event, which includes a full breakfast, is open to the public at $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members.


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Devens Blood Drive: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 31 Andrews Parkway Conference Center. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767; walk-ins are welcome, bring positive ID. Donors will be entered into raffle for several prizes including Red Sox tickets, hotel stays, $50 Devens Grill gift certificate.

A magical journey "Into the woods" at Indian Hill Music: A cockeyed fairy tale comes to life this summer in Littleton as Indian Hill Music School's Children's Summer Musical Theater, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, presents four fully-staged performances of "Into the Woods Jr.," on July 18 at 7 p.m.; July 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and July 20 at 2 p.m., at 36 King St., Littleton. All tickets are $10 general admission. Order tickets at 978-486-9524x116 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

Electronic Recycle Day and bike collection: All towns welcome to Our lady of Grace Church Electronic Recycle Day and bike collection, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. Accepting all electronics with low fees. Any cell phones, car, truck batteries are free. We have no shipments oversees or in landfills. Bike collection: Do you have a older/newer bike. Please bring bike; they will be fixed and reused. A portion of proceeds for sold bikes goes to the church.

Into the woods Jr.: Indian Hill Music presents "Into the woods Jr.," July 19, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and July 20 at 2 p.m., 36 King St., Littleton, $10 general admission.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

Into the woods Jr.: Indian Hill Music presents "Into the woods Jr.," July 20 at 2 p.m., 36 King St., Littleton, $10 general admission.

MONDAY, JULY 21

Ice cream social, Devens: 1-2 p.m., Devens Community Center, 100 Sherman Ave. RSVP to Melissa@nvcoc.com by July 18. Held as special thanks for taking the MassRIDES survey: http://bit.ly/massrides. Survey available till July 18.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

Searching genealogy: Sara Campbell will be discussing "Overlooked Municipal Records" at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, at 22 Elm St., Gardner. Every town or city hall has a breadth of records which may be undiscovered. From vital records to annual reports to obscure notes, there are always more avenues to pursue. For information, contact CMGS Secretary Mary Hasselmann at 603-899-6806 or at cmgs_secretary@hotmail.com

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Living with bears in Worcester and Middlesex Counties: 7 p.m., Leominster City Hall auditorium, 25 West St., Leominster. A Black Bear Biologist with MassWildlife will talk about why bears are more common, what to do when one is sighted and how to live responsibly with bears. A Q&A will follow. Held in cooperation with Shirley Animal Control, Sterling Police Department, Leominster Board of Health and Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

Collaborative training opportunity: 8-9:30 a.m., 33 Andrews Parkway. This forum will be used for an in-depth conversation about how we can collaborate on training needs for area EHS professionals AND for the employees at our respective facilities. We will explore approaches to combine objectives to reduce costs with shared space, joint contracts and potentially pursuing state-sponsored training grants. We will also exchange info on strategies and service providers. All managers responsible for employee training are encouraged to participate to maximize the value of partnering. RSVP via email or 978-772-8831. Registration for non-EcoStar members is $15; coffee and pastry served.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Oxbow -- What is a turnpike doing on the refuge?: 9 a.m. to noon. We will walk along the Tank Trail enjoying the different habitats, sights and sounds until we reach the Turnpike Trail. Why was this turnpike built here and by whom? Come and walk along history's intriguing past and be part of nature at the same time. We will also cover the history of this national refuge during the walk along the Nashua River where much more history took place among the Native Americans, early settlers and the animals that now call this home. This is an easy walk which loops back to the parking lot and takes about one and a half hours. Families are welcome. Bring snacks, water and insect repellent. Meet at the parking lot at the entrance to the Oxbow NWR at the end of Still River Depot Road in Harvard. Organized by the Friends of the Oxbow, Freedom's Way Heritage Association and the Fort Devens Museum. Pre-register at freedomsway.org.