PIC: Marjorie, Danny and little Edmund.
Edmund C. Tarbell works on exhibit, reception Sept. 28
GROTON -- The Groton Public Library is pleased to announce the exhibit of a small, private collection of paintings by West Groton-born artist Edmund C. Tarbell, founder of the Boston School and a painter of presidents and other notables.
The exhibit is on view in the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library through Nov. 9.
All are welcome to the reception and talk by Guild of Boston Artists member Mary Minifie on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mary will speak about Edmund Tarbell and the Boston School at 7:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
Just for Kids ages 8-14!
Mary Minifie will teach two workshops on painting in the Boston School style on Saturday, Oct. 5. The first session is from 10-11:45 a.m., the second session is from 12:45-2:30 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Go to Events Calendar at gpl.org or call the library at 978-448-1167.
The Tarbell Charitable Trust was established by Daniel W.B. Tarbell, late of New Castle, New Hampshire, to preserve and make available to the public his personal collection of paintings, drawings and preparatory sketches by his grandfather, the artist Edmund C. Tarbell. In view of the long association of the Tarbell family with the town of Groton, and the fact that E.C.
Of the 8 paintings on display, there are 2 floral still lifes, 1 landscape, and 5 very fine portraits including a self-portrait and a group portrait of Edmund's daughter-in-law Margery with 2 of his grandchildren, Edmund and Daniel (founder of the Trust). Also included in the trust are 6 drawings and preparatory sketches.
This exhibit is the inaugural event of the emerging collaboration between the town of Groton and the Tarbell Charitable Trust.
This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. All works are on loan from the Tarbell Charitable Trust. The workshops are jointly funded by the Groton Trust Funds Lecture Fund and the Groton Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
(If you are traveling to see the show, it is recommended that you call first to see if there are events taking place in the gallery that day.)
Democratic Friendraiser and Potluck Supper, Sept. 29
The Groton Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a potluck supper and "Friendraiser" on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center, West Main Street. The speaker will be state Sen. Eileen Donoghue.
Join us for good food and conversation. RSVP at GrotonDTC@gmail.com.
Halloween costume sale Oct. 5
The Groton-Dunstable middle school is having a Halloween Costume Sale to raise funds for this year's play, Suessical. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Peter Twomey Youth Center. All proceeds will go to the middle school play. No costume is priced over $10, so it's a great bargain!
Harvest Fair Oct. 5
GROTON -- Celebrate fall and celebrate a wonderful tradition, the 40th annual Harvest Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Union Congregational Church in Groton.
Local artisans will feature their offerings inside at the Craft Fair. Visit "Attic Treasures" to discover gently used china, linen, jewelry and other fine items.
Bargains await at the yard sale, book sale and children's clothing.
Be sure to bring the kids: The Children's Fair will feature games, crafts and a Moon Bounce.
The Silent Auction will have a variety of goods and services waiting for your bid.
Have a green thumb? Check out the plant table.
Don't miss the homemade pies and baked goods to bring home and a homemade gourmet lunch and treats to enjoy at the fair.
The Harvest Fair encompasses two buildings on Main Street and a portion of Willowdale Road at 218 Main St. (Route 119, across from Filho's Cucina). Rain or Shine! No early birds, please.
For information, call 978-448-2091 or visit www.uccgroton.org.
See you at the fair!
An Evening of Storytelling for grown-ups
...Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton Unitarian Universalist located at 1 Powderhouse Road, Groton.
Patterned after the radio show "The Moth" and set in a coffeehouse atmosphere with refreshments, the storytellers will tell engaging true stories without a script. You will hear stories that make you laugh, cry or both. Some may contain mature subject matter not suitable for children.
The suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will go to First Parish Church.