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Host Families Needed

...for a semester or the academic school year. International Foreign Exchange students are 15 to 18 and are from 15 different countries. All speak English, are fully insured medically, bring their own spending money and would attend your local high school. Host families are asked to provide a loving home, meals and emotional support. Single-parent families, retired couples, families with only young children, as well as families with teenagers have all had successful hosting experiences. Make a friendship for a lifetime!

For information, contact Pat Darby, area coordinator, at 978-632-8270, or email: patdarby6@yahoo.com.

Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts invites golfers and sponsors to help fund new houses by participating in our Building Dreams Golf Tournament on Sept. 16 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard. Participants receive a golf shirt, gift bag and meals, and can enter to win contests and great raffle prizes. For more information or to register as a golfer, a foursome or a sponsor, please check out our website at http://www.ncmhabitat.org/.

Mosquito control, Devens

Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be in Devens on Aug. 11, 18, and 25 to investigate resident complaints regarding the mosquito population.


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For the spray schedule for July, which is subject to change due to inclement weather and/or high mosquito populations, go to 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.

Calendar

AUG. 8-10

Boston Children's Theatre presents "The Addams Family": Josie Brody, of Pepperell, takes the stage in this delightful new musical. Three performances only: Aug. 8-10 at the new state-of-the-art theater at Shore Country Day School in Beverly. For times and ticket information, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or call 671-424-6634, ext. 225.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

Open House scheduled at Applewild at Devens: Registrations are coming in for the new preschool facility for ages 2.9 to 5. Two more Open House dates have been scheduled: Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet the staff and tour the new, modern facility at 27 Jackson Road, at the side of the Mount Wachusett Community College building. The facility will also serve as a transportation hub for the main Applewild campus in Fitchburg. Questions? Call Jen Wing, Applewild Admission Director, at 978-342-6053x110 or email admissions@applewild.org. More information at applewild.org.

Clam bake: The Ayer Gun & Sportsmen's Club will hold its annual clam bake on Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 6 p.m.; music will be performed from noon to 7 p.m. The live band, Mumbo Jumbo, will perform from 3-7 p.m. Food choices include lobster, clams, French fries, fried dough and more with fun activities for the kids! The rain date is Aug. 17. The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road. For information, call 978-772-9748.

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

Chasing Ice/Extreme Ice Survey: Free film screening: A fascinating film about one photographer's mission to collect undeniable evidence of climate change in order to help all of us understand our world and make informed decisions. Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public to a free screening of "Chasing Ice" at 7 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main St. in Groton. "Chasing Ice" is the story of acclaimed photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey, which used revolutionary time-lapse cameras in brutal environments to capture a multi-year record of changes in glaciers. his project pushed the limits on equipment, ingenuity, and the physical and emotional strength of the people involved. "Chasing Ice" won the 2012 Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance Film Festival. The film runs 75 minutes, and there will be time for discussion afterwards. Pre-registration is encouraged for planning purposes, but not required. To pre-register, or for questions, contact Pam Gilfillan, NRWA development and outreach associate, at 978-448-0299, or email PamG@NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

Family pajama jam: Musical story hour for young families at Indian Hill Music School. Come dressed in your pajamas to sing, dance, play instruments, and hear stories: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Indian Hill Music School, 36 King St. (Route 495/Exit 30), Littleton. FREE admission. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.