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A cancer support walk, a harvest fair, and a book sale

Meg Kock
Members of the extended Clawson family cycled in the Healing Garden’s Perennial Ride to Thrive, in memory of Chrissy Clawson Audibert.
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The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center will be hosting a cancer support fund-raiser Sunday, Oct. 1. The event will include a 3.5-mile Perennial Walk, a Metric Century Ride (66 miles), and a half-Metric (33 miles). All the events start at the Healing Garden at 145 Bolton Road, Harvard. The Century Riders will begin at 8 a.m., the Half Century Riders at 10 a.m., and the walkers at noon. Families and dogs on leashes are welcome to join. Everyone is welcome to return for food, drinks, and face-painting, along with a big-screen projection of the New England Patriots’ 1 p.m. game. For more information, go to healinggardensupport.org/news-events/ or call 978-456-3532.

The Union Congregational Church of Groton will be hosting its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 218 Main St. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be children’s games, a craft fair, a silent auction, and a chili-tasting contest. All proceeds will go to Teen Challenge New England, a faith-based organization that helps individuals coping with addiction.

The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library will be presenting the Fall 2017 One Day Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fund-raising event will take place in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium and the lower level outer lobby at 35 West Main St. Adult and young adult books will be offered, including hardcover books for $1 and paperback for 50 cents. Children’s hardcover books also will be 50 cents; children’s paperbacks just a quarter. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call 413-648-9663 or e-mail rajohnson736@gmail.com.

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