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Devens Household Hazardous Waste Center open Nov. 9.

Don't risk stockpiling hazardous products

Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection is OPEN on the first Wednesday and following Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, March through December.

PLACE: 9 Cook Street (Rear), Devens

WHO: Member Communities and their small business

FEE: HHW $20/5 gal./lbs., $40/10 gal./lbs., other varies depending on items.

MORE DETAILS: <http://www.devenshhw.com/>; www.DevensHHW.com or call 978-501-3943.

Groton Veteran' Day Ceremony Nov. 11

On Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., we will honor our veterans with a ceremony at Sawyer Common. (Corner of Hollis Street and Martin's Pond Road).

The program will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and will offer tribute to all who have served in our Armed Forces.

Families are encouraged to attend and meet real American heroes.

Should you have questions, please address them to dblack@townofgroton.org.

Well adult clinic Nov. 14

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health, announces that announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary.

For information, contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Christmas Craft Fair at Our Lady of Grace Parish Nov. 16

Pepperell, Groton, Dunstable

Our Lady of Grace Parish will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lower Hall of St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell St. (Route 113), Pepperell.

Local artisans, handmade crafts, raffles, music, food, baked goods, and lots of fun!

Pictures with Santa Claus!

Join us and get a head start on the Christmas Season!

Contact: Our Lady of Grace Parish: 978-433-5737, www.ourladyofgracema.org for information.

Dinner theater, Nov. 16

Keep Saturday, Nov. 16, open as The Christian Union Players will return with its dinner theater, " Mission: Possible."

This year's play is a sequel to last year's play, "Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad" -- no murder this time, but there's plenty of mayhem -- and marshmallow salad, of course! Features the same cast of quirky characters as they attend the annual budget meeting of the church. Nobody can agree where the money should go or even what the church's (or any organization's) mission truly is. Suddenly super-slick PR consultant Stuart Ship crashes the meeting! He delivers a fiery pep talk to pump up the bickering bunch.

Also included are hilarious TV-inspired bits: An "extreme church makeover" and a TV talk show host plugging a multitude of self-help books.

And there's a cooking infomercial where the marshmallow gets tweaked and some audience participation. If you attended last year, you won't want to miss this one.

Tickets are $25 each and includes a full-course dinner while enjoying the performance. Seating is limited, however, so reserve your seat early. Tickets may me purchased with check made payable to Christian Union Church and mailed to P.O. Box 223, West Groton, MA 01472.

All proceeds will benefit the new furnace fund.

Caring for Our Own After Death Nov. 16

Workshop offered free of charge

When: Nov. 16, 1-4:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 1 Powderhouse Road, Groton

For thousands of years families have taken care of their loved ones at home after death. It is a choice that is still possible.

Some facts you may not be aware of: The deceased can be kept at home (two to three days is usual); embalming is not required; a family can transport the deceased to the cemetery or crematory.

A traditional home wake/funeral is a family-centered response to death. It is different from a conventional funeral by its emphasis on the family maintaining control and decision-making in the days after a death. Home funerals allow time to honor your loved one and to grieve in the privacy of your own home. The experience is unique and personal. It can also be more affordable and respectful to the environment.

Registration will be limited: Contact Peg Lorenz at 978-425-6602 or peglor@comcast.net.

This workshop will be led by Peg Lorenz, a Home funeral guide, consultant and founder of Peaceful Passage at Home. Peg has 20 years of experience with hospice care. Peg is on the Board of Directors of the National Home Funeral Alliance and is chair of the legislative committee. She has a certificate in end-of-life care from the University of Southern Maine and has completed the training taught by Crossings: Caring for Our Own at Death, a resource center for home funeral care. She is a member of the Threshold Singers, a volunteer group that sings at bedsides of people who are dying.