FRIDAY, MAY 10

Free dinner, live music and good company

Groton Community Dinners is holding a special dinner to kick off the ACT Festival (facebook.com/ClimateActionCollaborative/events) happening in Groton center all day on Saturday, May 11. All are welcome to the next Groton Community Dinner held at First Parish Church at the intersection of Route 40 and Route 119 in Groton. Dinner is served continuously from 5:45-7 p.m. Come for live music, delicious food and good company. The menu includes house salad, meatballs or soy meatballs with spaghetti, bread basket with butter, and assorted cookies.

For information, visit www.grotoncommunitydinners.org or call 978-448-0116.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Plant sale

The Groton Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Main Street in front of Town Hall. Come and pick out some plants for your spring and summer gardens at our usual low prices. Members will be on hand to help with selections or to answer questions.

Art and Climate Transition Festival

The Climate Action Collaborative presents the Art and Climate Transition Festival from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Groton center. The ACT Festival features activities to engage and entertain kids and adults. Activities explore the subject of climate change with fun, art, food, music, and much more. For a full schedule of events, go to http://www.facebook.com/ClimateActionCollaborative/events.

Old-fashioned New England Contra Dance

Please join Groton Grange #7 as we present an old fashioned New England Contra Dance from 7:30-10 p.m. at Historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney St. This will be an evening of live music and dancing with Groton's own Contra Banditos and The Two Fiddles. Dudley Laufman will teach traditional New England style contra, square, and line dances to the beat of old time fiddle tunes. Beginners are welcome, no experience is necessary.

Donation at the door is $5, children under 5 years old are free, family maximum is $20. Refreshments are provided. Come dance and relax the way our local farmers did back in the olden days after a long day of planting! This dance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Groton Commissioner's of Trust Funds.

Groton Grange is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of Historic Groton Grange Hall, raising awareness of agricultural and farming issues, and providing green programs to our community.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Conservation Trust

The Groton Conservation Trust announces the annual meeting is open to all: 6:30-7 p.m., social gathering with refreshments; 7 p.m. meeting, at the NRWA resources room on 119.

In addition to general discussion and updates, we will discuss our plans to become an accredited land trust and the benefits to GCT and to Groton. We hope to see you there!

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Celebrating 100 years

The Groton Woman's Club will be culminating the celebrations of their 100th birthday year by going back to the location where it all began. Following a box luncheon at their usual meeting place, the Union Congregational Church, at 11:30 a.m., club members and guests will walk down to the Historical Society's Boutwell House. In the parlor of the Boutwell House, Georgianna Boutwell, daughter of Gov. and Mrs. Boutwell, invited several ladies to tea on March 8, 1913. This was the beginning of the Groton Woman's Club, of which Georgianna was the founder and first president. It has always been an organization dedicated to community service.

At the meeting at the Boutwell House, there will be a dedication of a granite bench placed by the Woman's Club outside the Boutwell House in recognition of this centennial celebration, an installation of new officers of the Club, and a musical program by Indian Hill Music. For more information about this program or the Woman's Club, please visit the website www.grotonwomansclub.org, or contact the president, Susan Slade at sslade@charter.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Dems to meet

The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at Legion Hall on 75 Hollis St. Marisa DiFranco, an immigration attorney and former candidate for U.S. Senate, will join us to discuss the current national immigration reform proposals. For information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com or www. GrotonDemocrats.com.

BRIEFS

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.