CALENDAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. (Continues Fridays through Oct. 5.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

Grotonfest 2012: Legion Common, Groton, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE to all ages and handicapped-accessible. Entertainment: 11 a.m. Buddha Nest Yoga; 11:45 a.m. Luth's Karate, 12:30 p.m. Powderhouse Gang, 1 p.m. Centerstage Dancers, 1:45 p.m. Animal Adventures, 2:30 p.m. Irish Performer Brian Corcoran, 3:30 p.m. Nashoba Valley Dance Academy and Jennie & Company, 4:15 p.m. Planet Gymnastics plus more than 165 artisan, business, nonprofit and food booths will circle the field. (Rain date Sept. 23) For more, go to www.grotonfest.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

Annual Meeting and Elections Mountain Lakes Club: 2 p.m., Lost Lake Fire Station. All are welcome. There is a lot happening in our neighborhood at the moment. Please join us and be involved with our community. The Mountain Lakes Club was established in 1936 by summer residents in the Lost Lake area. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization and has continued to serve the neighborhood throughout the years. Run entirely by dedicated volunteers, the Mountain Lakes Club is now a year-round club that maintains Baby Beach and the Club Field and provides opportunities for the neighborhood to gather. The Mountain Lakes Club strives to keep the spirit of the neighborhood alive!

Groton Democratic Town Committee: 4 p.


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m., Legion Hall.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

Talk with Tom: 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Discussion group led by Tom Hartnett that will discuss on the Lost Lake Sewer proposal and Groton Country Club. Bring your ideas, thoughts, concerns and questions. Please join us for coffee. The group is open to everyone.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Board of Selectmen: 7:10 p.m., Town Hall.

Water Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

Groton Electric Light: 7 p.m., 23 Station Ave.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

Library Trustees: 6 p.m., Library.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Great Ponds Advisory Committee: 4 p.m., Town Hall.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Groton local: 5 p.m., Legion Hall.

Agricultural Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Center Fire Station Building Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Center Fire Station Building Committee: 9 a.m., Town Hall.

Autism & Disability Support Group: The Groton area Autism and Disability Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon in the Parent Resource Center in the Prescott School on Main Street. This group is designed to give parents and friends of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder) as well as those facing any disability access to resources that will help them learn about and manage the impact of disabilities on their families. All meetings are free and open to the public. For information, contact Sarah Campbell at 978-448-3822 or via e-mail at stcampbell@charter.net or visit gdsepac.wordpress.com.

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. (Continues Fridays through Oct. 5.)

Free Dinner, Live Music, and Good Company: All are welcome to the next Groton Community Dinner at First Parish Church, located at the intersection of Route 40 and Route 119 in Groton. Dinner is served continuously from 5:45 to 7 p.m. The menu includes salad with herb vinaigrette, basil-whipped mashed potatoes with Gouda cheese, braised chicken thighs with garlic and kale, lentil cakes over whipped mashed potatoes, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. For information, visit www.grotoncommunitydinners.org or call 978-448-0116.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

Murder, mystery dinner theater at the Christian Union Church: 7 p.m. Come, eat dinner with the actors/actresses. Menu includes appetizers, baked chicken breast dinner, dessert along with laughter (provided by you). Please see below for more details. NOTE: Murder, Mystery Dinner Theatre tickets are still available, but a limited number. SEPT. 22 is the last day to purchase tickets. If you wish to attend this marvelous event, please call 978 448-5480 for information on obtaining tickets. We will also be at GrotonFest on SEPT. 22 with tickets available at our strawberry shortcake booth.

BRIEFS

New Town Hall Hours

In an effort to make Town Hall more accessible to residents who work full time and cannot get to Town Hall during normal business hours, the Board of Selectmen has voted, effective Sept. 10, to change the Town Hall Hours as follows:

Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE

Murder, mystery dinner theater at the Christian Union Church

This comedy entitled "Murder, Mayhem and the Marshmallow Salad" will keep you roaring.

The date: Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Come, eat dinner with the actors/actresses. Menu includes appetizers, baked chicken breast dinner, dessert along with laughter (provided by you).

There is also audience participation. See if you can guess who the murderer might be.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $25 per person. No refunds.

The address: 37 West Main St. (Route 225) in West Groton. For tickets and/or info, call 978-448-5480 or mail your check (made payable to Christian Union Church) to P.O. Box 223, West Groton, 01472.

Tickets will also be available at the renewed West Groton General Store upon its opening and at the public supper at Christian Union Church on Sept. 22.

Space is limited so time is of the essence. This will be a fun-filled evening; you will not be disappointed.

All proceeds will benefit the furnace fund.

39th Annual Harvest Fair

It's that time of year again! There's something for everyone at the 39th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Union Congregational Church in Groton.

Local artisans will feature their offerings inside at the craft fair. The silent auction will have a variety of goods and services waiting for your bid.

Visit "attic treasures" to discover gently used china, linen, jewelry and other fine items. Looking for a bargain? Shop at the yard sale, book sale and children's clothing.

Have a green thumb? Check out the plant table. Be sure to bring the kids -- the children's fair will have games, crafts and a Moon Bounce.

Did we mention the food? Once again there will be homemade pies and baked goods to bring home and a homemade gourmet lunch and treats to enjoy.

The Harvest Fair encompasses two buildings on Main Street and a portion of Willowdale Road. Location: 218 Main St. (Route 119, across from Filho's Cucina). The fair goes on rain or shine. No early birds, please.

For more information, call 978-448-2091 or visit www.uccgroton.org.

See you at the fair!

Islam 101

A talk by Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1 Powder House Road, Groton.

Dr. Lazzouni is the chairman of the board for the study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations at Merrimack College and a Visiting Scholar of Islamic Studies at Boston College.

He has been influential in setting the agenda of the discourse on Islam over the last 15 years in intellectual and spiritual milieus. He was trained in Classical Islam in Traditional Schools in North Africa, and was affiliated with the Oxford Center of Islamic Studies at its founding. The focus of his training was on Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Philosophy and the history of Spiritual Islam.

He holds a Ph.D. in physics fro Oxford University, a Master's in physics from London University and a degree in finance from Harvard University's Executive Education Program.

This is a free event sponsored by the Groton Interfaith Council. The council's mission is to foster understanding, respect, justice and peace among people of a variety of religious traditions through worship, fellowship, education and service.