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GDRHS Art Club Art and craft fair Saturday

The GDRHS Art Club's second annual Art and Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 (Snow date: Dec. 15 ) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, 703 Chicopee Row, Groton.

We have invited artists and artisans working in all media to participate. Last year was a great success and we anticipate this year to be even better!

We have something for everyone at this fair including: fine art and creative gifts, raffles, food, pottery wheel trials, art activities, a student art exhibit, live music and more! The GDHS Art Club is really excited about showcasing their "Miniature Masterpieces," which are tiny paintings based on famous art works as well as their ceramic handmade ornaments.

This is our second year sponsoring the fair in an effort to promote the arts in the community and to raise money for the club and art scholarships. This is an event where faculty, parents, students and the larger community of artists come together.

We are delighted that this year Mr. Tyler will return to help promote the Oaxaca - Arte Mexicano program. The GDRHS Women's History Month Committee will also participate by selling inspirational cards and baked goods.

Fair participants will have works available in a variety of media including: paint, collage, photography, ceramics, mixed media, metals, jewelry, wood and more! We also have returning student musicians and artists along with some new faces!

This is a fundraiser event for art scholarships for GDRHS students. We seek to promote and build the arts community in the greater Groton-Dunstable region to benefit both arts professionals and for the cultural benefit of our schools and communities.

Guided Trail Hike Dec. 15

1 p.m. sharp. Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on a guided hike.

We will explore the Rocky Hill section of the Wharton Plantation and adjoining conservation lands. Owned by the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF), this is a 100-year-old plantation of white pines, oaks and other tree species that is presently given to sustainable forestry uses. In the area of the Wharton Plantation, we will hike features streams, beaver ponds, upland forest, and all around pretty woods.

Our hike will take about two hours and is suitable for hiking-experienced children. Dogs must be kept under owner's control and, if requested, leashed. From Route 40 (Lowell Road), take Old Dunstable Road north for 0.9 miles. Just past a light green house on the left, bear left onto Rocky Hill Road (a gravel road). Proceed 0.3 miles to where signs say that Rocky Hill Road turns into Martins Pond Road. Park there at the sign for Wharton Plantation trails, where there is also a gated cart path (Dan Parker Road, no sign) 42.62776N, 71.52350W.

Contact Olin Lathrop, olin@embedinc.com, 978-742-9014, for information.

Joyful Sounds of Christmas! Dec. 15, 16

Groton Community Christmas Concert will perform at the Union Congregational Church, 218 Main St., Groton, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy wonderful music of the season sung by the children and adults of the Groton Community Christmas Chorale!

GWC's Holiday tea Dec. 20

The Groton Woman's Club will hold its annual Holiday Tea on Friday, Dec. 20, at the Union Congregational Church. Hostess chairmen for the tea are Tracey Molaskey and Cindy Thompson.

The award-winning Groton-Dunstable High School Chorus will once again be providing beautiful holiday music, under the direction of Tim Savoy. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting and then the holiday tea.

For information about this event or the Groton Woman's Club, please visit their website,www.grotonwomansclub.org, or contact President Nancy Olson, 978-448-3181.

Main Street Cafe Christmas party benefit Dec. 21

...featuring "Back to the Garden." Donations to Loaves & Fishes food pantry are requested.

Dinners start at 6 p.m., music is from 7 to 9 p.m., at 159 Main St., Groton.