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FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Louisa May Alcott: The Groton Woman's Club will be treated to a special program by one of its own members. Nancy Halleran, a docent at Orchard House in Concord, will present Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, as part of this year's programs celebrating the 100th anniversary of the GWC. A luncheon at 11:30 a.m. will precede the program. Luncheon hostess chairmen are Pat Bennett and Susan Slade. The meeting is held at the Union Congregational Church, 220 Main St. in Groton. A collection of nonperishable food items and/or warm outerwear for Loaves & Fishes will be taken at the meeting. For more information, please contact Chairman Susan Slade at sslade@charter.net or 978-448-9389.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Our Lady of Grace Parish Christmas Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lower Hall of St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. Handmade crafts, baked goods, music, food, raffles and fun. Get a start on the Christmas season! For info contact Pat Buckjune: 978-433-7897, pbuckjune1@charter.net.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Ballroom dance: 7 p.m., Groton Country Club.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

Commission on Aging: 3 p.m., Town Hall.

Board of Assessors: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

Wetlands Bylaw Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Thanksgiving Day

SUNDAY, NOV. 25

Guided Trail Hike: Join members of the Groton Trails Committee at 1 p.m. sharp on a guided hike on the trails of Gibbet Hill and Scarlet Hill. We will climb Gibbet Hill (510-foot elevation) and explore the castle built years ago at the top, and from there, traverse to the top of Scarlett Hill. The views from both Gibbet and Scarlett Hills are outstanding. Our walk will take about two hours and will be held unless the weather is very unfavorable. This hike is suitable for families with hiking children. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes. We will meet in the parking lot of the Gibbet Hill Grill, located on the left side of Route 40 (Lowell Road), about one-tenth mile north of the center of Groton.

Democrats meet: The Groton Democratic Town Committee will meet at 3 p.m. at Legion Hall on 75 Hollis St. We'll be discussing the recent election. Public welcome. For information contact GrotonDTC@gmail.com or www. GrotonDemocrats.com.

BRIEFS

Ballroom dances

On Sunday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., the Groton Country Club continues its monthly ballroom dances. The "Entertainers" will supply the music, and admission is $10 at the door. The event features a hardwood dance floor, a cash bar, and a door prize.

SAVE THE DATE

Household hazardous waste collection

Groton residents may bring hazardous materials for disposal to the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 9 Cook St. (rear) on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month (Dec. 5 and 8), from 9 a.m. to noon, except for holidays and weather-permitting.

The cost for residents is $20 for up to five gallons or five pounds of material.

Businesses must pre-register.

Go to www.devenshhw.com for information or call 978-501-3943.