Beaver Brook 35th Annual Fall Festival: Beaver Brook Association invites the public to our 35th Annual Fall Festival & Nature Show. This year there are two firsts for the Fall Festival. On Saturday September 26th, Re/Max is kindly donating their hot air balloon from 4 – 6pm weather permitting. They will provide tethered balloon rides ($10 per person) as a fundraiser for Beaver Brook. This will provide an amazing opportunity to view Beaver Brook from the sky. So grab your cameras and take some wonderful photographs.
The second new event at our Fall Festival is on Sunday the 27th from 11 – 4. The Carriage Shack Farm from Londonderry, NH will share its petting farm. This is a great place for children of all ages and their families to learn about life on a small family farm. They offer an opportunity for everyone to learn, interact and enjoy the adorable assortment of clean, friendly, farm animals including potbelly pigs, rabbits, ducks, etc. Read more about them at www.carriageshackfarm.com
On display will be original artwork by both amateurs and professionals. The accent of the artwork is on New England but art reflecting a nature theme elsewhere in North America may be included. There is also a children’s art exhibit in the historic Cooper Shed.
The Fall Festival is the signature annual event of Beaver Brook Association and as well as the fabulous display of Artwork, there will be activities of interest for all age groups. More details of these activities can be found on the Beaver Brook website.
Beaver Brook Annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show
Beaver Brook, Maple Farm, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis NH
September 26th & September 27th 2015
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, FREE, Call: 465 7787
FUN(d) Fest by New Orleans Service Learning program at North Middlesex Regional High School. Each year, a group of 50 students participate in community volunteer work in local areas and we also spend a week in New Orleans to help those who are still affected by the damage of Hurricane Katrina.
In order to fund the program, we do various fundraisers, including the Fun(d) Fest, coming up on September 26th and 27th at North Middlesex High School. This fundraiser includes a bake sale, a car wash, a yard sale, kids games, and critter patty bingo.
Ninth Annual Holdenwood Trail Run
The Annual Holdenwood Trail Run 2K/5K/10K trail run/walk will be held on Sunday, September 27 on the scenic trails of Holdenwood in Shirley, Massachusetts. This will be the 9th year for this wonderful event.
Wind your way through stone rock walls on pine needle covered trails as you enjoy the fall foliage. This trail run/walk is truly unique for its beautiful setting and sense of community. The idyllic Holdenwood trails offer a mix of stone lined meadows, wooded trails, and several interesting features along the way including the Stone Crossing that make this event unique.
Thanks to the generosity of our hosts, the Holden family, the trails are prepared and groomed especially for this run. For those seeking a running challenge, the rolling hills and steep traverses will not disappoint !
No need to leave the kids at home – this is a family event. Children are encouraged to participate in the 2K or 5K run/walk. Seniors, and those who just enjoy being out in nature are also welcome to travel the shorter trails.
There are prizes for the top finishers in each age group.
Funds raised through the trail run support the Ayer-Shirley Educational Foundation in its mission to enhance the educational excellence of the Ayer-Shirley Regional School District.
This year’s event starts at the Center Town Hall on Shirley Common. The 2K run/walk starts at 10:00 am and the 5K/10K run/walk starts at 11:00 am. At noon, prizes will be awarded in all age groups.
Many volunteer parents and many friends of the school system put this event together and many local businesses help cover expenses by supplying early-bird tee-shirts and caps, medals, signage, food, and prizes.
Platinum sponsors for the Holdenwood Trail Run are the Bull Run Restaurant and All Star Sports.
Gold sponsors include Nashoba Club, Squg, Salomon, Bemis, Fidelity Bank, Phoenix Park, Shirley Charitable Foundation, and Tag Heating and Cooling
Silver sponsors are Devens Grill, CH Robinson, Dicks Sporting Goods, Robin Terhune Photography, Bodylines Pilates, North Middlesex Savings, Stony Brook Landscaping, Shirley Fuel and Gas, Evans on the Common, Arthur Eddy DMD, Acton EMS, Shirley EMS, Shirley Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and The Markham Group.
Many of these sponsors have been part of the Holdenwood Trail Run for all nine years and they are much appreciated.
People who are interested in taking part in the race can register on line at http://www.holdenwoodtrailrun.org/ They can also go to the Trail Run facebook page to see photos of last year’s race.
Guided Nashua River Kayak Trip on Saturday, September 26 at 9 am to around 12 noon from the Route 117 Boat launch, Lancaster MA (near Lancaster/Bolton Fairgrounds entrance)
To register visit: stillriveroutfitters.com and click on the calendar/registration tab
Come see the beautiful fall foliage by joining us for a guided kayak trip down the Nashua River in Lancaster, MA on Saturday, September 26th with Still River Outfitters of Bolton. The trip leaves from the Nashua River Boat Launch on Route 117 at 9am and will arrive at Harvard’s Oxbow Reservation around 12 noon. The launch site is just a few hundred yards east of the Lancaster/Bolton Fairgrounds main gate on Route 117 in Lancaster.
The guided tour is $15 per person, with an additional $5 fee if you want to rent an individual kayak. PFD’s will be provided for all participants. The minimum age to ride your own kayak is 12, but families with 2 person kayaks or canoes can bring children as young as 8 as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
The slots are limited, so please register online by visiting www.stillriveroutfitters.com and clicking on the calendar/registration tab.
About Still River Outfitters, Inc: Founded in 2004 by David and Karen Cudmore, the Bolton based company specializes in a variety of outdoor paddling programs for all ages. This will be our second annual fall foliage trip on the Nashua River and we look forward to seeing you on the River.
About Lancaster Friends of the Nashua River: LFONR is a Lancaster based citizens group that promotes the awareness, use, preservation and health of the Nashua River as it runs through Lancaster. We are a chapter of the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) a 501c3 non-profit organization.
4th annual Covered Bridge 5k Race in Pepperell, scheduled for Sunday, September 27, 2015 (rain or shine).
Run this beautiful race course or come cheer on the runners! Stop by Town Field to listen to some music and enjoy the morning. This annual community race will feature the 5k and a 1k Kids Fun Run beginning and ending at Town Field. This year we are expecting an area company mascot to make an appearance at the kids’ race! Post-race activities are expected to include music and displays from organizations and businesses at the first Pepperell Fall Fair.
Registrations accepted now through race morning, September 27th. Pre-registrations and race check-in available Saturday September 26th at the Sis McGrath Community Center, 3:00pm-5:00pm, and again race day morning, September 27th.
Photo zones at the Prudence Wright Covered Bridge, water stops along the way, and fun fair at Town Field. A great way to start an autumn Sunday morning.
Thanks to Partner and Supporter level race sponsors for supporting the Friends of Pepperell:
1A Auto, KRM Carpentry, Inc., Masy Systems, North Middlesex Savings Bank, William M. Auffinger, D.D.S., P.C., Arch Fitness, Southern New Hampshire Health System, Cumberland Farms, Evans on the Common, JA Sports Apparel, as well as our many wonderful contributors including Kimball Fruit Farm, LLC, Launch Trampoline Park, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Breen’s Diner, Davis Family Farm Adventures, Donelan’s Supermarkets, MassageMore, Pepperell Recreation, The Family Tree Child Care Center, Inc., NM Giving Tree Program, Pepperell Beverage, Shop Pepperell, and DJ Connection.
A huge thanks to the wonderful Pepperell Auxiliary Police who will keep our runners safe and direct traffic, Race Director Rob Kosman for all of his hours to make this happen, and the several volunteers who’ve dedicated so much time to help with race preparations.
Stop by and say hello to Pepperell Business owners at the water stop at The Pepperell Covered Bridge Country Store. Pepperell Boy Scout Troop 13 will staff our water stop on the race course. Pepperell Girl Scout Cadettes Troop 11195 will help with the 1k Kids Fun Run.
The Friends of Pepperell is an organization working towards funding our upcoming project; a paved walking track – a venue to walk, run, scooter, ride your bike, push a wheelchair or stroller. While the Walking Track project is being considered by town departments, we are also considering other requests including the possibility of an official volleyball court, upkeep and new mulch and signage at the Town Field playground, fixing or modifying the tennis courts, and are always accepting suggestions for other projects. For more information, visit our website: http://friendsofpepperell.org/ or better yet, join our group as a volunteer or committee member.