Thursday, May 23

Read to Your Bunny Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Ages 12-24 months. 978-534-7522.

Genealogy Help: 12:30-4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Volunteers help with your family tree and ancestry research. 978-829-1780.

Knit and Crochet: 1-3 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Bring your project and join the group. 978-829-1789.

Lego Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Use your imagination to build and create. Legos provided. 978-829-1780.

Yoga for Stress Relief: 5:30 p.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

Sisters in Crime: 7 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. The library hosts acclaimed mystery writers Bruce Coffin, William Martin and Susan Oleksiw. 978-534-7522.

Friday, may 24

Birding for Beginners: 8:30-10 a.m.; Stillwater Farm, 228 Redemption Rock Road, Sterling. Enjoy a Friday morning listening to and identifying our feathered friends. 774-261-1809.

Officer Leo Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Officer Leonardo Colon, a patrolman for the City of Leominster Police Department, will be guest reader. Ages 3-6. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Nature Story Hour: 10-10:30 a.m.; Stillwater Farm, 228 Redemption Rock Road, Sterling. Stories followed by a nature walk and craft. 774-261-1809.


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Get Tracking: 10-11 a.m.; Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton. Join an expert animal tracker to investigate tracks and other clues that wild animals leave behind as they travel about the forest. 978-464-2987.

Preschool Story and Nature Hour - Frogs & More: 10:30 a.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Enjoy stories, make a craft, and walk on one of the sanctuary's beautiful trails; ages 2.5-5. 978-464-2712.

STEAM Play at the Garden: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Sponsored by MOC clapinskas@mocinc.org

Homeschool - Hike Brown Hill: 1-3 p.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Hike Brown Hill and look for signs of spring, such as salamanders, flowers, frogs, birds, insects, and more; ages 5-up. 978-464-2712.

Saturday, May 25

Pannukakku Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.; Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Enjoy Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee/tea/cocoa; $8. Elisa Lomme will exhibit and sell her beautiful paintings.

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing Guided Sanctuary Walk: 10:30 a.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Connect with the natural world in a healing, calming, and replenishing way through a guided walk with Dr. Roxanne Daleo. 978-464-2712.

RPG Teen Night: 3:45-8 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Role playing games at the library for teens age 13-18. 978-829-1780.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party: 6 p.m.; Boys & Girls Club, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster. Enjoy an Italian buffet dinner and 50/50 raffles. Proceeds benefit FIRST Robotics Team. Tickets are $40 per person or $280 for a table of eight. For tickets, call 978-618-4984.

Sunday, May 26

The Forest Before Us: 10-10:45 a.m.; Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton. Learn about forest growth from meadow to maturity, with a special focus on the unique old-growth forests of Wachusett Mountain. Ages 10-up.

Wild! Life on the Mountain: 11-11:45 a.m.; Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton. Discover the fascinating lives of the "locals" as you learn about wildlife habitats, competition, and survival on Wachusett Mountain. 978-464-2987.

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society: 7 p.m.; American Legion Post #129, 22 Elm St., Gardner. Lori Lyn Price presents the program "Diseases and Epidemics Over the Years."

Dance2Swing: 7:30 p.m.; Leominster Elks, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. Roger Ceresi's All Starz will perform; a beginner swing lesson begins at 6:45 p.m.; $14. www.dance2swing.com.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Chicken BBQ: Noon; Fitchburg Knights of Columbus, 165 Electric Ave., Fitchburg. The public is welcome to enjoy one-half chicken, corn on the cob, salads, and more. Donation is $9, all proceeds benefitting the multiple Knights Charity Funds. 978-855-5401.

Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday Volunteer Days: 9 a.m.-noon; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Learn about nature as you assist with a variety of property, maintenance, and ecological management projects. 978-464-2712.

Computer Assistance: 10 a.m.-noon; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Questions about your computer drop in and talk to Brian. 978-829-1780.

Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Ages 3-5. 978-534-7522.

Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. The theme this week is "Memorial Day." 978-829-1789.

Gentle/Restorative Yoga: 10:45 a.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

The Creative Art Muses: 1 p.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. Fun women engage in the opportunity to come together and enjoy creating unique arts and crafts. Cost is $5-8 per person. To sign up, call 978-829-1790.

Crafternoons with Ms. June: 4-4:45 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Today will be making a ladybug magnet. Ages 6-11 (under 6 with help). 978-829-1789.

Make Cards with Joan Allard: 6 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Make beautiful and super easy "Just Because" greeting cards. Ages 16-up; $10 (includes all materials). Pre-registration required by calling 978-368-8928.

Evening Adult Book Group: 6:30 p.m.; Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster. Read and discuss "Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation" by John Carlin. For a copy of the book, call 978-368-8928.

Amazing Girls Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Girls ages 9-13 welcome to discuss the book "Phoebe and Her Unicorn" by Dana Simpson. Books available by calling 978-534-7522.

AMVETS Post 38: 7 p.m.; Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, Conference Room, 100 West St. Election and Installation of Officers held. Call 978-537-1541.

Wednesday, May 29

Terrific Twos Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Ages 2.

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Magic for Seniors: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. The Fitchburg Cultural Council and Fitchburg Senior Center are proud to present Ed the Wizard in "Magic for Seniors". To sign up, call 978-829-1790.

Wildflowers of Wachusett: 1-3 p.m.; Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton. Join a park interpreter on a one mile walk in search of one of the first signs of spring, beautiful woodland flowers on the forest floor. 978-464-2987.

It's Time for Planting — A Children's Salsa Garden: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Plant a garden on the library grounds, and stop by the library and watch the garden grow throughout the summer! Ages 4-up. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Gaming: 4-5 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Video and board games for ages 6-12. 978-829-1789.

Teen Hangout: 4-7:45 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. This is a teen event. Bring a friend. Ages 13-18. 978-829-1780.

Windows of Abraham Reception: 6-8 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. The library will have on display a stained-glass series by Wil Darcangelo, M.Div. The reception and panel discussion will address the concerns about the religious and cultural "other"; free. 978-829-1780.

Thursday, May 30

Read to Your Bunny Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Ages 12-24 months. 978-534-7522.

Lunch Date at The Old Mill: 11:45 a.m.; Old Mill Restaurant, 69 State Rd E, Westminster. This month's lunch date destination is The Old Mill in Westminster! We all meet there (transportation not provided) and enjoy each other's company for lunch out on the town! To register, call 978-829-1790.

Genealogy Help: 12:30-4 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Volunteers help with your family tree and ancestry research. 978-829-1780.

Knit and Crochet: 1-3 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Bring your project and join the group. 978-829-1789.

Lego Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Use your imagination to build and create. Legos provided. 978-829-1780.

Yoga for Stress Relief: 5:30 p.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

Discover Daisy Girl Scouts: 6-7 p.m.; Mary Rowlandson Elementary, 103 Hollywood Drive, Lancaster. 508-749-3633.

Thursday Night Book Sale: 6-8 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Fiction and non-fiction as well as children's and young adult materials available. Proceeds support Friends-sponsored programs. 978-534-7522.

Film Night for Grown-ups: 6:30-9 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy a viewing of "Taking Chance," rated PG; free. 978-534-7522.

Friday, May 31

Birding for Beginners: 8:30-10 a.m.; Stillwater Farm, 228 Redemption Rock Road, Sterling. Enjoy a Friday morning listening to and identifying our feathered friends. 774-261-1809.

Nature Story Hour: 10-10:30 a.m., May 31; Stillwater Farm, 228 Redemption Rock Road, Sterling. Stories followed by a nature walk and craft. 774-261-1809.

Officer Leo Story Time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Officer Leonardo Colon, a patrolman for the City of Leominster Police Department, will be guest reader. Ages 3-6. To register, call 978-534-7522.

STEAM Play at the Garden: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Sponsored by MOC Contact clapinskas@mocinc.org

Saturday, June 1

Spring Book and Bake Sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, paperbacks, and children's books, along with homemade baked goods, for sale. Proceeds used to supplement Friends-sponsored programs.

Saturday Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Fiction and non-fiction as well as children's and young adult materials available. Proceeds support Friends-sponsored programs. 978-534-7522.

Read to a Therapy Pet: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m..; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Come and visit with our therapy pets. They love to hear you reading books with them. 978-829-1789

Chess for Youth and Families: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Sharpen your skills with George Mirijanian. 978-829-1789

Sunday, June 2

Yoga at the Sanctuary: 10 a.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. In this outdoor yoga class, connect with your breath, body, mind, and nature with Wachusett Meadow as your backdrop. To register, call 978-464-2712.

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Art/Exhibits

Carlisle Garden Club - Carlisle Country Gardens Tour, starts at 27 School St., Fri., June 77, and Sat., June 8, 11 a.m.-noon, six gardens on view, $30 adults, $20 seniors, $35 day of' www.carlislegardenclub,org.

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union St., Clinton. Free First Sundays, Sun., June 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parish Center for the Arts -- 10 Lincoln St., Westford. Lee Gee's Solo Art Show - Sacred Moments, runs June 1-30, opening reception Sat., June 1, 7-10 p.m.; www.LeeGeeDesigns.com, www.westford.org/pca.

Western Avenue Studios -- Western Avenue, Lowell. Open Studios, Sat., June 1, noon-5 p.m.

Children

Discovery Museum -- 177 Main St., Acton (programs are free with admission unless noted). Velocity Engineering Lab, through June 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Snip and Tear, Thur., May 23, 10-11 a.m. Trail Hunt, Fri., May 24, all day. Forest Fridays, Fri., May 24, 10-10:45 a.m. Spin Art, Sat., May 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Flower Take Aparts, Tues., May 28, 10-11 a.m. Flower Suncatchers, Wed., May 29, 11 a.m.-noon. Blossoming Brushwork, Thur., May 30, 10-11 a.m. Plantable Paper, Thur., May 30, 2-4:30 p.m.

Hanover Theatre -- 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. Raffi, Sat., June 1, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., $37.50-$47.50.

Clubs

Dracut Community Band -- Christ United Church, 10 Arlington St. Rehearsals, Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m.; new members welcomed; 978-454-0055.

Dracut Community Chorus -- Dracut High School, 1540 Lakeview Ave. Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.

New England Shutterbugs Club -- Photo Exhibit, Leominster Public Library, 30 West St.; on display through May 28.

Comedy

Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. Zach's Goal: Comedy Night, Fri., May 24, featuring Steve Sweeney, Ace Aceto and Dave Decker, 7:30 p.m., $40.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. Derry Police Association Comedy Night, featuring Paul Gilligan, Abhishek Shah and Kennedy Richard, Fri., May 24, 8 p.m., $25. Lenny Clarke, with Mike Prior and Jason Merrill, Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., $35.

Films, Books, Lectures

Luna Theater -- Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell. Weirdo Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Amazing Grace, musical, Fri., May 24, 7:35 p.m., Sat., May 25, 8:05 p.m., Mon., May 27, 8:05 p.m., Fri., May 31, 7:35 p.m., Sat., June 1, 2:05 p.m., Sun., June 2, 2:05 a.m. Fantastic Mr. Fox, animated, Sat., May 25, 11:05 a.m., Sun., May 26, 11:05 a.m., Mon., May 27, 11:05 a.m. Hail Satan?, comedy, Sat., May 25, 2:05 p.m., Mon., May 27, 5:05 p.m., Tues., May 28, 7:35 p.m. Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream, drama, Sat., May 25, 5:05 p.m., Mon., May 27, 2:05 p.m. Clue, comedy, Sun., May 26, 2;05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m.

Fundraisers

Girls Inc. -- 26th Annual Celebration of Towday's Woman Gala to Honor Lura Smith, Thur., June 6, 6 p.m., at UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St.; $100, benefits Girls Inc.; https://tinyurl.com/y4nntw3v.

Harvard Schools Trust -- 3rd Annual Hootenanny Hoedown, Sat., June 1, 6 p.m., at 115 Prospect Hill Road, BBQ, barn dance with English Country and Paradise Bird, with square-dancing, $25, all ages; http://harvardschoolstrust.org/Events/Hootenanny.

James Houlares Early Learning Center - 126 Phoenix Ave., Lowell. Community Teamwork's Spring Celebration, Thur., May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; www.commteam.org/SpecialEvents.

Lowell Humane Society -- Muddy Paws 5K, Lowell Elks Lodge, 40 Old Ferry Road, Sat., June 1, 8:30 a.m., benefits the humane society.

Nashoba Valley Technical High School -- 6th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament, Sat., July 27, 1 p.m., Townsend Ridge Golf Course, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend; $150, includes 18 holes, cart, dinner and contests; https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx?tid=23073; email jcreed@nashobatech.net.

Saint Louis School -- 74 Boisvert St., Lowell. Bingo, every Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; proceeds benefit students of Saint Louis; 978-458-7594.

Libraries

Chelmsford Public Library -- 25 Boston Road. The Home Town Team: Four Decades of Red Sox Photography, Thur., May 23, 7-8:30 p.m.

Parker Memorial Library -- 28 Arlington St., Dracut. Before You Buy a New or Used Car: your Rights & Current Law, Wed., May 29, 7-8 p.m.

Pollard Memorial Library -- 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. No registration required except where noted. Book Sale Donations Drop-Off, through Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., no videocassette tapes, magazines or textbooks; volunteer@friendsofpml.org. Writers' Club, Fri. June 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. STEAM Storytime, Thur., May 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., preschool-aged. Anime Club, Fri., May 24, 3-4 p.m.; grades 7-12. Lego Club, Sat., May 25, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Mini Makers, Wed., May 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tewksbury Public Library -- 300 Chandler St.; registration recommended, 978-640-4490, ext. 205, www.tewksburypl.org. Keeping the Legacy Alive, Wed., May 29, 7-8 p.m., daughter of Holocaust survivor shares her mother's story. History of the Tuskegee Airmen, Thur., May 30, 7-8 p.m.

Live Music

Blue Ocean Music Hall -- 4 Ocean Front, Salisbury. The Shadow Riders and The Peacheaters, Marshall Tucker Band and Allman Brothers Band tributes, Fri., May 24, 9 p.m., $19.50. Dirty Deeds, AC/DC tribute, Sat., May 25, 8 p.m., $19. Etana, reggae, Sun., May 26, 5 p.m., $20.

Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. Love from Boston: A Tribute to Mike Ledbetter, Sun., May 26, $40. Joe Louis Walker, blues, Fri., May 31, $20. Jeff Pitchell's Legends with Michael Allman, Tyrone Vaughan & Claudette King, Sat., June 1, 8 p.m., $36.

Cary Hall -- 1605 Mass Ave., Lexington. Tom Rush and Jonathan Edwards, folk, Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m., $39-$79. Concord Chorus Performs Faure's Requiem, Sat., June 1, 8 p.m., $30/$25/$10.

Hampton Beach Casino -- 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, N.H. Justin Moore, country, Fri., May 24, 8 p.m., $45. Original Wailers, reggae, Thur., May 30, 8 p.m., $22. Life on Mars, David Bowie tribute, Sat., June 1, 8 p.m., $15-$19.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium -- 50 East Merrimack St. Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa, Sun., June 16, 6:30 p.m., $49.50-$69.50.

Riverwalk -- 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, N.H. Space Junk Is Forever with Somerville Symphony Orkestra, prog rock, Thur., May 23, 8-11 p.m., $7/$10. Bells Atlas with Emily Ritz, R&B, Fri., May 24, 8 p.m., $12/$15. Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma with John Hughes, world music, Sat., May 25, 8 p.m., $12/$15.

Tsongas Center -- 300 MLK Jr. Way, Lowell. Alexandre Pires, Brazilian dance music, Sat., June 1, 9 p.m., $74-$259. 21 Savage and Da Baby, hip-hop, Sat., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $39.50-$75.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. Yngwie Malmsteen, rock, Thur., May 23, 8 p.m., $45-$50. Jonatha Brooks, singer/songwriter, Sat., May 25, 8 p.m., $35-$40. Ghost of Paul Revere, folk/rock, Thur., May 30, 8 p.m., $25-$30.

Zorba Music Hall -- 437 Market St., Lowell. Masterstroke, Queen tribute, Fri., May 31, 7 p.m., $24.

Meals

Saima Park -- 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Pannakakku Breakfast, Sat., May 25, 8-10 a.m., Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, $8; www.saima-park.org.