Thursday, July 4

Declaring Independence: Then and Now: 6 p.m.; United Methodist Church, 265 Main St., Townsend. See firsthand how the people of 18th century Townsend fought for our independence!

Military Band Concert and Lawn Party: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Townsend Common. Townsend VFW Post No. 6538 and its Auxiliary will host the lawn party with food and children's games, along with the concert.

Friday, July 5

The Snowy Day "Pop-Up" story time: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy story time filled with songs, freeze pops and fun; ages 7 and younger. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Saturday, July 6

Summer Music Concert: The Forest Before Us:11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Carter Park, Leominster. Enjoy live music, along with free food. Hosted by Upper Room Family International Church of Leominster.

Sunday, July 7

Helping Wildlife for Families: Hummingbirds: 1-3 p.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Enjoy this hands-on introduction to hummingbirds and take a hike. Ages 8-up. To register, call 978-464-2712.

Summer Concert Series: 5-7 p.m.; Winchester Park, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo featuring Howie Newman will perform.


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Summer Concert Series: Salute to Disney Summer Concert: 7 p.m.; Levenson Concert Stage, Salisbury Street, Worcester. Conductor Myron Romanul will lead the ensemble and singers Taylor Lawton and Elisabeth Gondek will perform with the orchestra as vocal soloists; free. 508-754-1234.

Dance2Swing: 7:30 p.m.; Leominster Elks, 134 North Main St. The Tom Nutile Big Band will perform; $15. www.dance2swing.com

Monday, July 8

YogaFlow: 9:30 a.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

Fitchburg Friends of Freedom: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. Celebrate Independence Day and honoring our veterans. To sign up, call 978-829-1790.

Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune: 11 a.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. A top-ten lineup of the world's most fun, upbeat, and participatory kids' songs presented by singer/guitar and banjoist Tom Sieling! 978-582-4140.

Laser Light Show: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy a space themed laser light show with cool music presented by Prismatic Magic! Ages 4-up. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Pokemon Game Night: 6-7 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Bring your cards and a friend. 978-829-1789.

Laser Light Show: Finnish Language Class: 6-7:45 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Chat with Eino Kauppi to improve your Finnish skills. 978-597-0248.

Tai Chi for Beginners: 6 p.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

Tuesday, July 9

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 projects; free. 978-464-2712, Ext. 8707.

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

Agamographs: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Tweens ages 8-13 are invited to create their own agamograph with Art Educator Linnea Romhanyi. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., July 8; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. "Teddy Bears" is the theme, with stories and music. 978-829-1789

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 10:30 a.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.

Dollar Store D├ęcor: 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. Create a cute summertime centerpiece! $8 per person. To sign up, call 978-829-1790.

Tuesday Afternoon at the Library: 2-4 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Drop in at the library to make three-ingredient flat bread- yum. 978-582-4140.

Rocket Design and Testing School: 3 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Participants will design the best rocket they can by using everyday simple materials Ages 8-13. To register, call 978-534-7522.

Crafternoons with Ms. June: 4-4:45 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Making rockets is the craft today. Ages 6-11. 978-829-1789.

Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Pepperell Bandstand. The Russell Hill Band will perform folk rock. Free ice cream provided.

Wednesday, July 10

Health Plan Options for Seniors: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. This seminar explains your health insurance options, including the rules for Medicare, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. To sign up, call 978-829-1790.

Art With Sahar: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Learn basic drawing and watercolor techniques. Ages 6-older. To register, call 978-829-1789.

Wow, Wednesday: 11 a.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Make a homemade wobblebot today. To register, call 978-582-4140.

Gaming: 4-5 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Play video and board games with friends. Ages 6-12. 978-829-1789.

Anime Night with Colin: 4-7:45 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Ages 13-18. 978-829-1780.

Demystifying City Government: 6:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Join City Councilors Amy Green and Anthony Zarrella as they share what a day-in-the-life is like as an elected official in Fitchburg. 978-829-1780.

Tales from Mt. Washington Observatory: 7 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Join Mt. Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the life and work of the year-round weather observers.. 978-582-4140.

Ashby Band Summer Concert: 7:30 p.m.; Ashby Common. Under the musical direction of Robert Healy; refreshments available.

Thursday, July 11

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.

Military Band Concert and Lawn Party: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Townsend Common. Enjoy music by the Townsend Military Band, along with a lawn party featuring food, baked goods and children's games hosted by New Beginnings United Methodist Church.

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.

Laughter is the Best Medicine: 6-7 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Enjoy family humor and feel the benefits of laughter with stand-up comedian Jerry Carusso. 978-829-1789.

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. 978-534-7522.

Friday, July 12

Fun Food Friday:: 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Youth Library, 610 Main St. Create some fun snacks that have a "space" theme. 978-829-1789.

Marc Berger Concert: 6:30 p.m.; Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave. Berger will weave stories of his experiences as an easterner in the mountain and desert West into the set, along with the ways those experiences influenced his writing of the songs.

Moonlight Hike & Campfire for Families: 7-9 p.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Go on a guided meadow and enjoy marshmallows around the campfire. To register, call 978-464-2712.

Saturday, July 13

Teen Magic the Gathering Booster Draft: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Details: www.fitchburgpubliclibrary.org or call 978-829-1780.

Sunday, July 14

Yoga at the Sanctuary: 10-11 a.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Connect with your breath, your body, your mind, and nature. To register, call 978-464-2712.

Dance2Swing: 7:30 p.m.; Leominster Elks, 134 North Main St. Fellowship of the King will perform; $15. www.dance2swing.com.

Monday, July 15

Yoga Flow: 9:30 a.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register: 978-665-5800.

Movie Monday: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, 1 p.m.; Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. 978-829-1790.

Ventriloquist Comedy Show: 6-7 p.m.; Universe of Stories, Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Check out Kevin Driscoll and his troupe of space-themed ventriloquist dummies; free. 978-829-1780.

Tai Chi for Beginners: 6 p.m.; Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, 275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg. To register, call 978-665-5800.