SEPT. 5-7

Oktoberfest comes to Nashoba Valley: The Middlesex County hills will come alive with the sounds of Bavarian brass music and the smell of sizzling schnitzel during an authentic Oktoberfest celebration at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. The inaugural event runs from Sept. 5-7 at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 9 Power Road in Westford. The festival runs from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $5, with no charge for children under 3. For information, including a full entertainment and music lineup call 978-692-3033 or visit http://www.festeventsne.com .

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

300th Anniversary Parade: Littleton's biggest parade ever ... and the Viewing Stand is going to be in front of the First Baptist Church on Littleton Common. Stop by the lawn of First Baptist beginning at 9 a.m. There'll be several activity tables set up for children, including a free face-painting table and children's crafts, and free popcorn and water bottles for all.

Nighthawk Migration Survey, 5:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Oxbow NWR at Still River Depot Road in Harvard for an evening observing the fascinating migration of the Common Nighthawk through the Nashua River Valley. In the past years, when the weather and insects cooperated, flocks of as many as 100 birds were seen overhead. Rain date will be scheduled for the next day, Sunday.


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For more information contact Rona Balco, president of Friends of Oxbow NWR, 978-779-2259 or Ada at ada.friendsoftheoxbownwr@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

Wolf Rockers Square Dance Club to hold classes, dances and chicken barbecue: Come join us for dinner at the Mason (N.H.) Old Home Days. The Wolf Rockers Square Dance Club will hold a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Mason. Donations: $10 for half-chicken, $8 for quarter chicken. Advance tickets available: Call John or Elaine at 978-597-2873.

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

Sing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis: Do you love to sing? At the beginning of each season, Nashoba Valley Chorale holds three open rehearsals. This gives new members a chance to see if we are a good fit. Music may be borrowed at each rehearsal and returned until the next week. Our open rehearsals are Sept. 8, 15 and 22, from 7-9:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 461 King St., Littleton. After that, rehearsals are 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday night. This season, NVC is performing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Visit nashobavalleychorale.org for information.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

New England Amputee Association to meet: 6-8 p.m., Clinton Hospital. This meeting we have invited the New England representative from Ottoboc Prosthetics. They will speak about all the prosthetic parts that go into the devices they manufacture for the amputee prosthesis. They will also discuss some of the new technologies that are on the horizon. 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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

Content marketing: Women's Business Network features Content Marketing: Your New Marketing Machine, 7:15 p.m. at the Center on the Common, 7 Fairbank St. in Harvard.Meg O'Leary, principal of InkHouse Marketing, will help attendees take a look at how content marketing works and define some practical steps you can take to put content to work for your business.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

Monty Tech golf tourney: Monty Tech's 20th annual benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Westminster Country Club. Sponsored by the Monty Tech Foundation, the event will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration. A continental breakfast at 9 a.m. will precede a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Social hour from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. will be followed by a buffet dinner and awards. Golf package fee is $125 per person, or $450 for a foursome, and includes continental breakfast, lunch, attendance gifts, golf cart, and buffet dinner. To register or for more information, call 978-345-9200, ext. 5212. Deadline for entry is Friday, Sept. 5.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Littleton Country Fair: 10 a.m. TO 4 p.m., sponsored by First Church Unitarian, Littleton, will take place in Fay Park on Foster Street. Don't miss this fabulous event that has been a Littleton tradition since the 1800s. Family fun with music, games, face-painting, pony rides, crafts, bargain shopping and much, much more. Stop by our old-fashioned Country Store for our famous jams, jellies and pickles as well as handmade crafts. For informatio, go to http://www.fculittle.org/countryfair.php or email: Fair@fculittle.org.

Indian Hill open house: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Indian Hill Music School, 36 King St., Littleton. Free activities for all ages: hands-on instruments, early childhood class demos, building tours, and more. Ask questions, try instruments, meet faculty and staff, and register for classes. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

Picnic Time at St. Matthew's Church: noon to 2 p.m. Relish a hamburger or hotdog, slurp up some watermelon, bounce around in an inflatable obstacle course, beat the heat with water balloons? Everyone is invited. The picnic is free and there will be plenty of food for you, your family and your friends. Gluten free and dairy free selections will be available. You are also invited to join us for Sunday School and church services before the picnic. Church services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. Dress is casual. Wear your picnic clothes. St. Matthew's United Methodist Church is located at 435 Central Street in Acton. For information, call the church office at 978-263-2822 or email office@saint-matthews.org. The website is www.saint-matthews.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

Applewild open house in Devens -- Those interested can tour the 27 Jackson Road cente rfrom 5:30-7 p.m. For information, call 978-342-6053 ext. 110, email admissions@applewild.org, or visit www.applewild.org/learnmore.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Bach's lunch concert: Indian Hill Music School's free monthly concert series begins its new season with a performance of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" by violinist Alice Hallstrom and pianist Solmaz Guarino. Two shows -- 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 36 King St., Littleton. Coffee, tea, cookies; bring your lunch. FREE admission. Group reservations at 978-486-9524 ext. 116. Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

Middlesex Conservation District Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale: 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to noon at the 4H Fairgrounds, 51 South Chelmsford Road in Westford. middlesexconservation.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

Bird-watching tour: MassAudubon will lead its second free bird watching tour through Devens from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Bird experts from the organization will take attendees on the Cold Spring Brook Trail off Barnum Road. RSVP to Brenda Doherty at bdoherty@massdevelopment.com.