CALENDAR

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

Final Farmers Market of the season: 3 to 7 p.m. Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

39th Annual Harvest Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Union Congregational Church. Please see below for details.

MONDAY, OCT. 8

Town offices closed.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

Lunch by Nashoba Tech with fire station update and Medicare talk: 11:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center. At 11:30, Fire Chief Joe Bosselait will share updates on the new fire station and answer your questions. Then, the students from Nashoba Tech's culinary department will serve lunch: Choose between baked chicken with apple stuffing or seafood casserole, both served with salad and dessert. After lunch a presentation from SHINE regarding the Medicare information for open enrollment. The cost of lunch is $10 with $2 tip recommended. Please sign up in advance by calling the Groton Senior Center at 978-448-1170.

Library Trustees: 6 p.m., Library.

Agricultural Commission: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

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

Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee: 7 p.m., High School, Chicopee Row.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Guided Trail Hike: 10 a.m. sharp. Join us on a guided hike on Shepley Hills, led jointly by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Groton Trails Committee. This conservation area is a great place to experience New England woods in fall splendor, featuring hardwood and pine forests, a soapstone quarry, eskers, hills to climb, and a pretty stream. This walk on Shepley Hills is about three miles and two hours long, and is suitable for families with hiking children. Dogs must be well behaved and leashed. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. The hike will be held unless it is very stormy. We will meet to start our hike where Nod Road and Sand Hill Road cross the Rail Trail in Groton (Coord. 42.6324N, 71.5758W). No pre-registration required. For information, contact Olin Lathrop at 978-742-9014 or olin@embedinc.com.

Islam 101: A talk by Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1 Powder House Road, Groton. Please see below for details.

SAVE THE DATE

39th Annual Harvest Fair

In its 39th year, the Harvest Fair at Groton's Union Congregational Church promises something for everyone and always delivers. Held this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., festivities include an indoor craft fair featuring local artisans, a mega yard sale with separate "departments" for books and toys, a plant sale, "Attic Treasures" with gently used fine items for sale, children's clothing sale, a children's fair with games and moon bounce, silent auction, a gourmet lunch, and of course, homemade pies. Location: 218 Main Street (Route 119, across from Filho's Cucina). Rain or shine. No early birds, please. For more information, call 978-448-2091 or visit www.uccgroton.org.

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 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. 

Turkey dinner

A complete turkey dinner with ALL the trimmings will be served at the Christian Union Church in West Groton on Saturday, Oct. 20. It's that time of year when summer turns to fall and our stomachs are craving nice Thanksgiving food -- so jaunt on over to the church at 37 West Main St. (Route 225 in West Groton). As always, the supper will be served family-style, continuous serving from 5 to 7 p.m. No reservations required and take-outs available. For information, call 978 448-5480