CALENDAR

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JAN. 18 & 19

Honk! JR.: This weekend, bring the whole family to the acclaimed musical "Honk! Jr." at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, which are sold at the door, are $7 for students, children, and seniors and $10 for adults. The Performing Arts Center is located at 344 Main St. (Route 119) in the Middle School South Building. Snow date is Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m..

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

Woman's Club meets: The Groton Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Union Congregational Church, 220 Main St. The luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a brief business meeting and the program. Steve Whiting, chef/instructor at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, will speak on "In the 1900's Kitchen: Food of the Era." This topic is in keeping with the club's theme this year, which is the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Hostess chairmen for the luncheon are Jill McCaffrey and Lori McElroy. For information about the program or the Groton Woman's Club, contact Susan Slade, president, at 978-448-9389, or visit the website, www.grotonwomansclub.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

Evening of Storytelling for grown-ups: 7 p.m., First Parish Church of Groton, Unitarian Universalist, One Powderhouse Road. True stories, told live; come listen, laugh, cry.


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The stories may contain mature subject matter and are not suitable for children. Find out about possibly telling a story of your own in the future. Food and beverages available. Suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to First Parish Church.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

Greenway Committee: 1 p.m., Join Greenway Committee members and Trails Committee members in a guided hike on the trails around Fitch's Bridge. Cosponsored by the Greenway, and organized and guided by knowledgeable Trails Committee members, this walk will point out the bridge and lead the public along trails accessible on the West side of the Nashua River. Meet on the West side at Wallace Road. Appropriate footwear is recommended. If snow is on the ground, then snowshoes or skis may be advantageous.

MONDAY, JAN. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Town offices closed.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

Sustainability Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

Great Ponds Advisory Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

Greenway Committee: 8 a.m., Middle School cafeteria.

Special Town Meeting: 9 a.m. Please see below for more details.

BRIEFS

Special Town Meeting Jan. 26

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. to discuss --

* Funding for the proposed center fire station

* Funding for sonar treatment at Lost Lake

* Funding for the demolition or renovation of Fitch's Bridge

* Creation of a Lost Lake Sewer District (Citizen's Petition)

Please mark your calendars.

Looking for Groton-Dunstable alumni

The newly formed Groton-Dunstable Alumni Association is seeking enthusiastic alumni in the district and surrounding towns to help plan future events and bring graduates together for social gatherings.

If you are interested, please contact Berta Erickson at berickson@gdrsd.org.

SAVE THE DATE

Groton Democrats to hold caucus and meet Feb. 2

Democrats in Groton will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2013 Platform Convention on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at Groton Town Hall, 173 Main St.

All registered Democrats in Groton are eligible to participate. Groton will elect six delegates and three alternates divided equally between men and women.

The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its meeting after the caucus adjourns at about 3 p.m.

For information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com or www. GrotonDemocrats.com.