CALENDAR

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Free Dinner, Live Music and Good Company: All are welcome to the next Groton Community Dinner at First Parish Church, located at the intersection of Route 40 and Route 119 in Groton. Dinner is served continuously from 5:45-7 p.m. The menu includes spinach feta salad, spring chicken with zucchini and tomatoes or zucchini with tomatoes and chickpeas, couscous and pineapple upside-down cake. For information, visit www.grotoncommunitydinners.org or call 978-448-0116.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

SOV Youth Mission Trips Fundraiser: Groton, Mass. + Niagara Falls, NY + Norristown, PA = Spaghetti Supper. Come to the Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser sponsored by the youth of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. The middle school youth are painting homes and serving in homeless shelters in Niagara Falls, New York this July. The high school youth are painting and repairing homes in Norristown, PA this June. (You can carbo load for the Groton Road Race the next day!)

Rail trail dedication: The 10th anniversary of the Nashua River Rail Trail and dedication of the Historical Railroad Mural that depicts the history of the railroad that ran on this rail trail from 1848-1981, will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Pleasant Street underpass. Reception to follow at NOA Gallery with refreshments and live music.


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MONDAY, APRIL 29

Talk with Tom: The Friends of Groton Elders will host Talk with Tom, a discussion group led by Tom Hartnett, at 10:30 a.m. at the Groton Senior Center. Tom's guest is John Ott who will speak about Hazel Grove Park, the former Mechanics Club and the Agricultural Fair scheduled for Saturday, August 17. Please join us for coffee and bring your questions and other concerns. The group is open to everyone. Hope to see you there.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Special State Election and Annual Town Election: Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please see below for more details.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Groton Republican Town Committee: 7 p.m., Groton Senior Center. Discussion will center around the results of the wine-tasting fund raiser held on April 8 and the U. S. Senate and local election April 30. All are welcome to attend, to learn more about the Republican Committee, and to become involved if interested. More information can be found on the website GOPGROTON.COM, or by contacting Chairman Deirdre Slavin-Mitchell at deirdresmitchell@gmail.com.

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2

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

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Guided Trail Hike: 1 p.m. sharp. Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on a guided hike up Snake Hill, 150 feet above a glacially carved chasm, with wetlands and an historic site along the way. We will then continue hiking to view the Forest Bells, a gem of fine art that melds with its deeply-wooded surroundings. Our walk will take about two hours, is suitable for children, and will be held unless it is very stormy. Dogs must be well behaved and kept under owner's control. Wear suitable hiking shoes. Meet at the end of Indian Hill Road (42.5851N, 71.5539W), off of Old Ayer Road.

BRIEFS

Girls' Softball Spring Registration is Open -- PreK through ninth grade

Spring is here and softball is a great way for girls to get outside, learn teamwork and skills, and make friends. There is still time for girls in grades Pre-K through ninth to sign up for the Groton-Dunstable Youth Softball League, which starts in late April. Previous softball experience is not required. All equipment is provided except for gloves. Visit WWW.GDYSL.COM for more info.

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

Town election April 30

Candidates for the Groton Annual Town Election have been determined by the nomination process. Please visit this page for more information on the seats and candidates.

The Groton Annual Town Election will be conducted on April 30, the same day as the Special State Primary. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polling locations for Precincts 2 and 3 has been changed, effective with the April 30, 2013, elections. These precincts formerly voted at the Middle School, but will now vote at the Prescott School building, 145 Main St. Precinct 1 will continue to vote at the Groton Senior Center at 163 West Main St.

If you have a question about your voting precinct, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org.

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health and D'Ambrosio Eye Care Inc., announces that an adult clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday, May 9, from 11:30-1 at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St., Groton. D'Ambrosio's Eye Care Team will offer FREE vision screenings, including glaucoma screening and personal consultation with an ophthalmologist. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333 or visit us at www.nashoba.org.