CALENDAR

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Day of ballet: Enjoy a perfect day of ballet fun for the budding dancers and story lovers in your family at 11 a.m. when ballerinas from Harvard Academy of Dance take center stage at the Lawrence Library, 15 Main St. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his picture book, "Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig," while the dancers perform the story. As an added treat, a mini-movement lesson will be offered to the children in the audience after the performance and Rottenberg will sign copies of his book.

Celtic Music with Kip Ferguson: 7 p.m. Kip Ferguson is known for his commanding stage presence, strong vocals and lively sense of humor. His repertoire includes traditional Celtic and English ballads as well as original folk songs. Free and open to the public; light refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library, coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH.

The Screening Room: 7:30 p.m., Historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney St. Join us as the curtain goes up for the film "The Untouchables." In this compelling story based on true events, affluent quadriplegic, Phillipe, hires Driss, a Parisian petty criminal, to be his caregiver. The two form an unexpected bond that changes both their lives. The Untouchables was nominated for numerous honors and awards including a Golden Globe, among others. Rated R, in French with subtitles. Admission is free, however, donations are gladly accepted. Refreshments are available.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Lego Club: 5 p.m., Lawrence Library. Build a castle, see how tall you can stack a tower, or create whatever your imagination can dream up! Lego club will be held on the third Tuesday of every month and is open to all ages. You don't have to stay for the whole club if you don't want to -- we're just here to have fun.

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Book Club: 7 p.m., Lawrence Library. We've been meeting since 1998 and always have a fun group. This month we are reading "The flight of Gemma Hardy," a novel by Margot Livesey.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

Movie Night -- The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey: 5-8 p.m., Lawrence Library. Journey to Middle Earth and enjoy pizza and a movie on the big screen. Free, thanks to the Friends of the Library! This program is intended for middle and high school students. Rated PG-13, 169 minutes.

The Katrina Project: NMRHS and the New Orleans Service Learning Group present "The Katrina Project: Hell and High Water," a short play by Michael Marks and Mackenzie Westmoreland; Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, March 22, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at North Middlesex Regional High School.

Board of Public Works: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Covered Bridge Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

The Katrina Project: NMRHS and the New Orleans Service Learning Group present "The Katrina Project: Hell and High Water," a short play by Michael Marks and Mackenzie Westmoreland; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at North Middlesex Regional High School.

SAVE THE DATE

Story Times at the Library

No registration for Story Times -- just come on in!

Baby Lapsit: Fridays at 10:30 a.m., March 22 and 29.

Join Miss Kat for stories, music and playtime. For children 18 months and under.

Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., March 20 and 27.

Join Miss Shannon for stories, puppets, music and crafts for ages 18 months and up.

Craft Explorers

Thursday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Library.

We will have crafts and play centers set up for a fun and messy playtime for ages 18 months to 5 years! Stop on by to have fun and get messy!

BRIEFS

In the Lawrence Library Art Gallery

Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild

The show will run through April 13. 

Accepting applications for fuel assistance

This program provides financial assistance to low income households to help with heating bills throughout the winter season. When you book your appointment, be sure to ask what you need for documentation prior to your appointment. The Senior Center's front desk has the list and will be glad to assist you. Reach the center at 978-433-0326.

For more Council On Aging news and events, go to www.town.pepperell.ma.us/coa

Pepperell Army Community Covenant current list of sponsors for the 2013 Veterans Breakfast:

April 6: Masy Systems

May 4: Groton/Pepperell Rotary Club

June 1: Pepperell Business Association

July 13: C&S Pizza

Aug. 3: Pepperell Family Pharmacy

Sept. 7: 1A Auto Parts

Oct. 5: MA State Senator Eileen M. Donoghue

Reminder that all breakfasts are on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Pepperell VFW Post 3291 (55 Leighton St.).

We welcome all our past and present warriors: our veterans, active duty military and reservist, spouses, family and friends.

-- Stephen Themelis