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    Informer: Peach picking, puppets, and a grocery store

    The Assabet Village Food Cooperative surpassed 400 owners last month, as part of an initiative to build a community-owned full-service grocery store in Maynard. There will be a table for the Assabet Village Food Cooperative at the Maynard Farmers’ Market, in the Mill Pond parking lot off Main Street on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit assabetvillagecoop.com.

    It’s peach season at Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick, with more than 50 types of peach trees open for picking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Early apples are also ready for picking. The farm also recently launched its Lookout Farm Hard Cider . The Lookout Farm is at 89 Pleasant St. For more information, visit lookoutfarm.com and lookoutfarmcider.com.

    Applicants can now register for Assabet After Dark programs in Marlborough. Located at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School on 215 Fitchburg St., Assabet After Dark offers classes in sports, dance, computers, art, music, photography, and wellness, as well as opportunities to obtain new certifications and licenses. Assabet After Dark has also partnered with ed2go, providing over 200 six-week online classes. For more information, contact the Assabet After Dark program at 508-263-9651.

    Cynthia Chen

    Cynthia Chen can be reached at cynthia.chen@globe.com.