Opening Doors to Friendship 
Nashoba Valley Neighbors, formerly Acton-Boxborough Newcomers & Neighbors, is a nonprofit, adult social organization that welcomes both new and established people from Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, and Westford. 

Nashoba Valley Neighbors is a great way to meet neighbors in the area, build lasting friendships and create special memories. There are a variety of activities throughout the year including book group, dinner outings, wine tasting, lunch bunch, movies and other fun events (see Interest Groups and 
Calendar for details).  Members may get involved in NVN as much or as little as they desire or as their time allows. There is definitely something for everyone. Please browse our website to find out more and learn what fun it is to be a NV Neighbor!  

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  Address: PO Box 2484, Acton MA 01720


Group Outings Events

  • Music with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish - Saturday April 7, 2018 at 7:30pm This concert will appeal to members who enjoy bluesy, toe-thumping, hip-swaying music. On this night you only have to travel to West Acton to find it! Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are a Martha's Vineyard based band with a strong local following since their days playing the old Acton Jazz cafe. Check them out... Interested? We recommend buying tickets at your earliest convenience and prepare for a night of rocking blues. Purchase tickets here: Questions?  Email
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:24 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Comedy Night @ Villageworks - Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30pm Join us for another installment of Boston Comedy Night, hosted by West HazardThe Gallery at Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue Acton, MA 01720 Tickets are $12/online • $15/door. Order advance tickets  at Fugitive Productions: NVN crew will meet when doors open at 7:30 . *General Admission seating*  Show starts at 8:00   Bar provided by True West. Food not served at the show but every comedy night you can get 15% of food at True West Brewery before the show.Send questions via clown car or email to
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 1:26 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Trivia Night @ True West - Monday March 19, 2018 @ 6:30pm Calling all NVN TOTs (Titan's Of Trivia),Come help us continue the winning streak at True West Brewery in West Acton. Pre-game gathering at 6:30pm, fun begins at 7pm.  Don't forget your thinking caps. If you're looking for dinner/snacks there is no food on Monday Nights.  You can BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) from one of the neighboring restauraunts (New London Pizza, Twin Seafood, etc.) or from home.For more info contact Dave W or
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:55 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Storytelling @ Villageworks, Sunday February 25, 2018 at 5:30pm This is a meet-up; doors open at 5:30, we can plan to find each other there and sit together. Each month, Fugitive Productions brings Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. February Theme: “WHAT I DID FOR LOVE” Did you travel half way around the world to propose to your beloved? Did you listen to your Dad's tediously long story for the 10th time without wincing? Did you massage your wife's feet just “cause?” Did you give up the work opportunity of a lifetime to take a chance on a new relationship? Did you birth a baby? What have you done for love? $10 online • $12/door Tickets ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2018, 7:51 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Dinner Group

  • True West Brewing Co. - Saturday April 7, 2018 at 6pm We're headed to True West (525 Main Street, Acton) for dinner in April, in part as a primer for an evening of music at The Gallery at Villageworks. But please free to join us for dinner only if you like, no dancing required! Please RSVP by Friday April 6th so we can give the restaurant a final head count in advance.If you're interested in the music after dinner, please see the separate Evite with details including how to order tickets in advance (highly recommended!)Email or contact Bonnie T. for more details about the evening's events
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:12 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Trails End Cafe (Concord) - Saturday March 3, 2018 at 6:30pm We're gathering this month in Concord for dinner at Trail's End Cafe (97 Lowell Street).Please RSVP by Friday March 1st so we can give the restaurant a head count.Sounds like there's interest in the Colonial Inn after dinner. Here's more information: Music is in the Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Sq, Concord from 7:30-10:30 Performing on March 3rd is John Fitzsimmons and the Salty Dogs, check them out at you can join us!Please send the olympic bobsled team or email if you didn't get the Evite.
    Posted Feb 22, 2018, 9:55 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Dinner at Red Ginger and Music in Stow - Saturday January 27, 2018 at 5pm What better way to shrug off the winter blahs then gathering for yummy food and great music. For those interested in pre-show dinner, we'll meet at 5:00pm at Red Ginger in the Stow Shopping Plaza on Great Road. Of course we hope you'll all want to join in for the main event, an evening with the illustrious and entertaining Susan Cattaneo at the New Revival Coffee House at FPC. Susan's a powerful singer and sophisticated writer, combining vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Come hear her "New England Americana with a little twang". Doors at the coffee house open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30. To learn more and purchase tickets ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:26 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Lunch Bunch

  • Rail Trail Flat Bread Company (Hudson) - Thursday March 15, 2018 at 12:30pm Join the Lunch Bunch @ the Rail Trail Flatbread Company in Hudson on Thursday Feb 15 @ 12:30pm.Serving fresh, hand crafted food!  Check out theRail Trail Flatbread Co MenuFor more information, send an owl or email to
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 7:25 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Tavern in the Square (Littleton) - Thursday February 15, 2018 at 12:30pm Not your Valentine's Lunch.We missed Valentine's Day, but come join us the day after @ Tavern in the Square in Litlleton on Thursday Feb 15 @ 12:30pm.For more information, send a carrier pigeon or email to
    Posted Feb 10, 2018, 8:43 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • El Huipil (Acton) - Thursday January 18, 2018 at 12:30pm Let's hear it for the January Thaw -- YEAH !!!Join us to start off the new year at Acton's new Mexican restaurant -- El Huipil at 273 Great Rd. Let's hope the January thaw continues!If you didn't get the evite, an email to would be just right.
    Posted Jan 29, 2018, 5:35 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Movie Night

  • TBD at O'Neil Cinemas on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 7pm NVN Movie Buffs, Let's plan our next movie night on Tues March 13th at O'Neil Cinema. Tickets are discounted on Tuesdays, $6 per person.Save The Date!See Evite updates for movie selection or email
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:51 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • The Post @ O'neil Cinemas - Tuesday February 13, 2018 Hello NVN movie goers, Let's plan to get together and catch a movie at O'Neil Cinemas next Tues - Feb 13th.  It's discount night with tickets at $6/each.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Feb 9th update: Let's meet up next Tues 2/13 to see "The Post" at 7:35pm in Littleton. Tickets for this movie can be purchased on-line, and seats are reserved. Everyone is responsible to buy their own tickets.Website for O'Neil Cinema is: For those interested, we will meet up for dinner around 6pm in The Point somewhere, location TBD.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Feb 7th update - the list of movies that will be playing next Tues ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2018, 9:20 AM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • The Last Jedi - Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 7pm Let's gather at the new theater on Tuesday Dec 19th  in Littleton to see the latest Star Wars movie - "The Last Jedi".  Just like Lowell, this theater has assigned seats, and tickets can be purchased on-line at the following website: There are many different showings, but let's plan on going to the 7:00pm show, so be sure to get tickets for that particular show on Tues 12/19. For those interested in meeting for dinner first, plan to gather around 530-545pm at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Littleton.  In your RSVP to this eVite please let me know if you'd like to meet for dinner.For more ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2017, 5:06 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Book Group

  • Whitethorn Woods on Thursday March 23, 2018 at 7pm Welcome to the NVN Book Group, March Edition,This month's book selection is Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy hosted by Karen K.Please respond to the evite ASAP to provide Karen with a headcount for the meeing.Email or contact Karen for more details.
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 7:02 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Little Fires Everywhere - Thursday February 22, 2018 at 7pm Please join NVN readers for February's book club.  Bonnie T is hosting on February 22nd at 7:00pm.  Her book choice is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.Please RSVP to the Evite at your earliest convenience to help Bonnie plan accordingly.Didn't get the Evite? or contact Bonnie.
    Posted Jan 29, 2018, 5:49 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Ladies Night Out

  • Periwinkle Glassworks on Thursday March 29, 2018 at 6pm Join us for a crafty Ladies Night Out making  stained glass hodgepodge collage or fused glass project at Periwinkle Glassworks (586 Massachusetts Avenue, West Acton) A table will be provided ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:48 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Holiday Crafting @ Red Raven Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 6pm A fun night of holiday crafting (everything supplied by Magda of CraftNites).  Plan to arrive at the Red Raven, 3 Nagog Park in Acton, at 6:00pm to share some ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:35 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Beadles - Thursday November 9, 2017 at 6:30pm Back by popular demand!! Beadles at 18 Central Sq in Chelmsford on November 9th at 6:30pm.Got questions?  Didn't get an evite?  Email
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:50 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Men's Night Out

  • Whiskey Tasting & Poker Night - Friday March 9, 2018 at 6:30pm Guys, We're planning to have another Men's Night Out (MNO) Whiskey Tasting & Poker Night on Friday March 9th.We will have several selections of scotch and whiskey.  Food and non-alcholic drinks will also be provided.As always, a designated driver is MANDATORY for anyone partaking alcohol.See Evite for details or send questions via email to
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 7:19 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Dinner & Games Night - Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 6pm Guys, It's time for an NVN MNO get together.  Let's gather at the 110 Grill in Marlborough for dinner around 6pm, then we can head over to the Apex Entertainment Center ( in the nearby plaza for bowling, sports simulators, and arcade games.  Eventually Apex will have go-karts and bumper cars! 110 Grill and Apex are part of a new plaza that is on Route 20 West, just minutes west of Route 495.Contact Dave T or email if you didn't get the evite or want more info.
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 9:29 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
  • Fall Whiskey Tasting on Friday-the-13th (Oct. 13, 2017 at 6:30pm) Fear not, the legend of Camp Crystal Lake is NOT the host of the fall whiskey tasting!Join Dave W and host Tom T for an adventure with spirits of the distilled kind -- featuring a variety of single malt scotch, craft bourbon, and pre-prohibition rye along with some finger food and sweets.Designated drivers are mandatory for all participants enjoying the drinks!  If you need a ride or didn't get the evite, email
    Posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:29 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Archive Announcements

Whole Group Events

  • Planning Meeting - Thursday August 17, 2017 at 7pm We plan to have a BLAST! during the 2017-18 membership year!!  Come join the Nashoba Valley Neighbors Club Board members at Patty's home to help plan our Annual Open House AND our Fall activity list.  We're looking for suggestions and volunteers to lead current and NEW groups!  As always, refreshments will be served!  Please RSVP to Patty via the NVN email ( or via phone/text.  We looking forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas!Thursday, August 17 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 9:38 PM by Nashoba Valley Neighbors Webmaster
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Nashoba Valley Neighbors, was founded in 1965 as Acton/Boxborough Newcomers, the group has helped thousands of newcomers and established residents feel at home and make new friends.  In 2014, the club became known as Nashoba Valley Neighbors, recognizing that many established people in our wider range of communities were also looking for new interests — we welcome you all!
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