GROTON -- Groton Community School will host its eighth annual Community Home Tour on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Doors open at the school for vendor shopping and program guide pick-up at 9 a.m.

Since 2004, the Groton Community Home Tour has offered an up-close look at some of the most distinctive and historical private homes in the area.

The 2012 tour continues this tradition by featuring the interior and exterior of five unique homes located in Groton, including an antique center chimney colonial that integrates modern and historical sensibilities and a breathtaking contemporary equipped with a wine cellar, movie theatre and stunning pool area.

Offerings from more than 20 local artisans and merchants will once again be showcased at each home and at the school, providing a unique opportunity for holiday gift shopping.

Tickets for the eighth annual Community Home Tour are now on sale and can be purchased at the following locations: Groton Community School, 110 Boston Road, Groton; Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford; Lavender, 137 Main St., Groton; Rose of Sharon, 101 Pleasant St., Dunstable.

Advance tickets for the tour are $25 per person or $35 per person, including a boxed lunch from the Country Butcher and Deli. A ticket order form along with full event details is available online at www.grotoncommunityschool.org/home-tour.