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Art/Exhibits

Andover Historical Society -- 97 Main St. "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover, opens Sept. 9 and runs through Dec. 22; visit andoverhistorical.org for specs.

Chelmsford Center for the Arts -- 1 North Road. Portals; hours are Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m., or by appointment.

First Saturday Open Studios -- Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, first Sat. each month (Sept. 2), noon-5 p.m.

Museum of Russian Icons -- 203 Union St. Clinton.

Children

Discovery Museums -- 177 Main St., Acton (programs are free with admission unless noted). Free Friday Night Fun, every Fri. through Sept. 1, 4:30-8 p.m.

Lowell Summer Music Series for Kids -- Boarding House Park, French Street at Foot of John Street, all shows are free and start at 11 a.m., with arts & crafts and snack at 10, and trolley rides at noon; www.lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=kids/kids.htm. The Yo-Yo People, Thur., Aug. 10.

Comedy

Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. Bob Marley, Thur., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., $27.50.

Luna Theater -- Mondo Monday Comedy, Mon., Aug. 20, 7:37-8:50 p.m., Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell.

Community Service

Mormon Helping Hands -- Cleanup of Cawley Park and Edson Cemetery, Lowell; Sat., Sept., 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


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Films, Books, Lectures

Home Ownership Center of North Central Massachusetts -- First-time homebuyer class, starts Aug. 22,23,24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 142 Water St., Leominster, $50, 888-978-6261, visit newvuecommunities.org; serves Ayer, Groton, Harvard, Shirley and Townsend.

Pelham Public Library -- 24 Village Green. The Shack, film screening, Fri., Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m., rated PG13, free.

Tewksbury Public Library -- 300 Chandler St., 978-640-4490. Summer Film Series (all screenings are free): Fri., Aug. 11, 8 p.m.; "Snatched," Fri., Aug. 18), and "The Dinner," Fri., Aug. 25).

Fundraisers

Ancient Order of Hibernians -- Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Show, starring Deirdre "Dee" Reilly, Sat., Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at Lowell Lodge of Elks, 40 Old Ferry Road, $25, benefits AOH and LAOH Scholarship Fund; 978-251-8923, 978-204-4723, 978-459-7303.

Animal Rescue Network of New England -- Miles for Mutts, 5K walk/run/trail, Sat., Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m., at Mine Falls Park, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, N.H., registration at 8 a.m., $30, benefits ARNNE; arnne.org.

Friends of Nashoba Valley Technical High School -- Annual Golf Tournament, Butter Brook, 157 Carlisle Road, Westford, Wed., Aug. 16, $125/$500, mrciard@nashobatec.net, benefits Nashoba Tech athletics.

Overlook Country Club -- 5 Overlook Drive, Hollis, N.H. 1st annual McKenzie Lowe Foundation Golf Tournament, Fri., Sept. 15, 9 a.m., $125/person, $500/foursome; register by Aug. 15; benefits research for cure for children's cancer; 513-256-1533, 603-548-9286, 508-498-8057.

Pet Adoption Day -- Pelham Congregational Church, 3 Main St., Pelham, N.H., fourth Sat. each month (Aug. 26), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Animal Rescue Network of New England.

Veterans Assisting Veterans -- Veterans Rally and Battle of the Bands, Sat., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Holy Ghost Park, 65 Village St., Lowell; $10 (under 12 free), 617-763-1737.

Health & Wellness

Nashoba Valley Medical Center -- 200 Groton Road, Ayer. Optifast Free Nuntrition System, weight-loss program, Wed., Aug. 16, 4:30 p.m.; free; www.nashobamed.org, 978-784-9313.

Libraries

Pelham Public Library -- 24 Village Green.

Tewksbury Public Library -- 300 Chandler St., 978-640-4490. Summer Outdoor Concert Series (all performances free and run from 7 to 8 p.m.): The Gentlemen Songsters, Mon., Aug. 14; Cold Chocolate, Mon., Aug. 21; Sylvan Roots, Mon., Aug. 28. Summer Lecture Series (all programs free and run from 7 to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted: sstar gazing, Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.; NASA solar-system ambassador discusses recent missions, Tues., Aug. 22; history of the telescope, Tues., Aug. 29. Summer Living History Series (all performances free and run from 7 to 8 p.m: Vincent Van Gogh (Ted Zalewski), Wed., Aug. 16; first U.S. female solider Deborah Sampson (Judith Kalora), Wed., Aug. 23; Louisa May Alcott (Jan Turnquist), Wed., Aug. 30. Summer Author Series (all performances free and run from 7 to 8 p.m.): Randy Ross ("God Bless Cambodia"), Thur., Aug. 10; Dr. Andrew Budson ("Seven Steps To Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What To Do About It"), Thur., Aug. 17; Robert Wilhelm ("Wicked Victorian Boston"), Thur., Aug. 24; Alice Finn ("Smart Women Love Money: 5 Simple, Life-Changing Rules of Investing"), Thur., Aug. 31.

Live Music

Chelmsford Center for the Arts -- 1 North Road. CCA Cabaret Cafe, Second Sunday Jazz, Sun., Aug. 13, 4 p.m., $5.; third Thur. (Aug. 17), jazz featuring Steve Hung and Trio, $10. Cullen and Friends, pop, rock, Sat., Aug 19, 7 p.m., $10.

Free Outdoor Concert -- Shirley Town Common. Beatles for Sale, Fri., Aug. 11, 6 p.m.

NARA Park -- 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton. Chicago Total Access, Chicago tribute band, Thur., Aug. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free.

Townsend Common -- Townsend Military Band concert, Thur., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Nightspots

Blue Ocean Music Hall -- 4 Ocean Front, Salisbury. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, classic rock, Thur., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $39. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, reggae, Sun., Aug. 13, 5 p.m., $15. Donavon Frankenreiter, singer-songwriter, Thur., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., $25.

Boathouse -- 294 Tyngsboro Road, Dracut. Karaoke, each Wed., 9 p.m.

Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. Janiva Magness Band, blues, Fri., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $22.

Finn's Pub -- 76 Merrimack St., Lowell. Mill City Karaoke, each Wed., 8 p.m.

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom -- 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, N.H. American Led Zeppelin Experience, tribute band, Fri., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $25. Lettuce, funk/hip-hop, Sun., Aug. 13, 8 p.m., $25. Hunter Hayes, country, Thur., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., $39.

Hanover Theatre -- 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. Guys and Dolls, through Sat., Aug. 19, $18. Gordon Lightfoot, classic pop, Wed., Sept. 20, $49-$74.

Hearing Room -- 119 Chelmsford St., Lowell. Reading Group, each Mon., 6-9 p.m. Open Mike, each Tues., 7-10 p.m. Open Figure Drawing, each Wed., 7-10 p.m. Mostly Acoustic Jam, each Thur., 7-10 p.m.; Bluegrass Jam, third Fri. (Aug. 18), 7-10 p.m. Songwriter's Club, second and fourth Sat. (Aug. 12), 1-5 p.m. Community Sing & Jam, every other Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Mushroom Music Presents!, first Fri. (Sept. 1), 8-10 p.m., $5 suggested. The Cazbats and Fable Grazer, Sat., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., $5 suggested.

Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar -- 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, N.H. Squeezebox Stompers, zydeco, Thur., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $7/$10. Ruby Rose Fox with Savoir Faire, rock, Fri., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $10/$13. Dwight & Nicole with Lyle Brewer, soul, Sat., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., $15/$20. Khalif Neville Trio with Charles Neville, funk, Sun., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., $7/$10.

Thirsty First -- 280 Central St., Lowell; Open Mike; nightly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Tsongas Center -- 300 Arcand Drive, Lowell, www.tsongascenter.com; Bryson Tiller w/H.E.R. and Metro Boomin, Wed., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Jon Bellion, Thur., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. (new venue). Suzanne Vega, folk, Sat., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., $30-$40. Paula Cole, jazz/folk, Sun., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., $40-$45.

Recreation

Chelmsford Stamp Club -- Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Road; meets first and third Mon. (Aug. 20), 7-9 p.m.

Kids in Disability Sports -- Registration underway for Sept. 1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2018; 866-712-7799, email info@kidsinc.us.

Mill City Triathlon -- 160 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell. Sun., Aug. 13, 7-11 a.m., three different courses, www.MillCityTriathlon.com.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. (new venue). 603 Beer Tasting Dinner, Fri., Aug. 11, 7 p.m., $55.