CALENDAR

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.

MONDAY, OCT. 15

Council on Aging: 9 a.m., Senior Center.

Board of Selectmen: 6 p.m., Middle School.

Fall Town Meeting: 7 p.m., Middle School.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Earth Removal Stormwater Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

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

Historic Districts Commission: 7:45 p.m., Town Hall.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Housing Authority: 7 p.m., 19 Lowell Road.

Park Commission: 7 p.m., Legion Hall.

Affordable Housing Trust: 7 p.m., 19 Lowell Road.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Underground Utilities Study Committee: 9 a.m., Town Hall.

100th-year celebration: The Groton Woman's Club will kick off its celebration of the 100th anniversary year of the club with club member, Aurelia Perry, an accomplished musician, speaker and entertainer, who will present her program, "Back in Time: Music of the Early 1900s." A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program; hostesses will be Jan Dillon and Mildred Wells. The meeting will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 220 Main St., Groton. For information, contact Susan Slade, president, at 978-448-9389 or sslade@charter.net.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Turkey dinner: A complete turkey dinner with ALL the trimmings will be served at the Christian Union Church in West Groton 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

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

Democratic Town Committee: 3 p.m., Legion Hall.

SAVE THE DATE

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.