February

15 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Groton Woman's Club will host the program, presented by Carol Canner, at the monthly luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. in the Union Congregational Church. Canner is co-owner of Carvers' Guild, West Groton and an award-winning designer of decorative mirrors. For info, contact Marie Melican at mmelican927@aol.com.

Monthly meeting: The Groton Woman's Club will meet at the Union Congregational Church beginning at 11 a.m. The program will be about Jewish cemetery restoration in Poland and presented by Amy and Josh Degen. For more information, please contact Marie Melican at mmelican927@aol.com.

16 Monthly supper: Christian Union Church in West Groton returns to its tradition of monthly suppers with a roast pork supper. Bring your sweetheart for a belated Valentine dinner. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue to 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Rte 225 in West Groton, diagonally across from the little fire station. The proceeds from this supper go to the "Paint the Church" fund drive. For more info or questions, call 978 448-5480 or 978 272-0145.

17Artist reception: From 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Groton Public Library, a gallery is open for Dreamscapes, paintings by Bethany Peck, and will remain on display through March 9.

19 Singing Guitarist Joe "JD" Foster: Delivering a little bit of country and a little bit of American standards, Foster will perform at 2 p.


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m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer.

Author Mark Parisi visit: The author and illustrator of the "Marty Pants" book series for kids, as well as the cartoonist well known for "Off the Mark" will be at the Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley at 6 pm. With a snow date of Feb. 21. Please join us to hear about this hilarious series which follows the endearing, frazzled, embarrassed, and ultimately, fearless footsteps of literature's most unlikely hero -- Marty Pants." In addition to signing, Parisi will be doing some easel drawing of his characters. For more information, please call 978-425-2620. This program is funded by the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library.

Lego Club: For Ages 5-12 at the Groton Public Library from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sign up online one week ahead. We supply the Legos, tables and space, you supply the imagination.

Robotics Battle Bot Challenge: For young adults (grades 6-12) at the Groton Public Library from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Individuals or teams will design, build and battle their Mindstorms LEGO robots. Prizes will be awarded.

20 Movie for the kids: James and the Giant Peach is showing from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Groton Public Library. A fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book, rated PG. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Sign up online.

Art exhibit and discussion: Fitchburg State University CenterStage presents "Touchstones," an exhibit by artist Colleen Pearce in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery, 160 Pearl St. Pearce will discuss the work at a gallery talk and reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Admission is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming events, visit fitchburgstate.edu/centerstage.

22Tales & Tunes with Alissa Coates: For all ages, from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the Groton Public Library. Sign up online. This program is made possible by the GPL Endowment Trust.

23 Fly Fish New Hampshire Show: Merrimack River Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the 17th annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show at the Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 South Mammoth Rd. Manchester, N.H. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (12 and under free when accompanied by an adult). For a listing of exhibitors and information go to http://www.merrimacktu.org/fly-fish-new-hampshire-show-2018/

24Documentary showing and forum: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" is a celebration of Mr. Rogers at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, Lawrence Academy, 26 Powderhouse Road. The award-winning documentary is PG-13. From 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Laura Rogers, senior lecturer in the Department of Education at Tufts University, with Peter Robbins, director of music education, Indian Hill Music, Erica Hager of the Applewild Upper School, and Kris Scopinich, director of education at the Mass. Audubon.

26 Vocalist Josef Nocera: Nocera puts his crooner voice on the classic songs of performers like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley at 2 p.m. at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer.

Puzzle Swap: The Lawrence Library will host a community puzzle swap on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and swap a jigsaw puzzles that you already have for something new or just come down to pick up a puzzle that looks interesting to you. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Donna Andreason at 978-433-0330 or email: dandreason@cwmars.org.

28Groton Reads kickoff event: At 6 p.m., Ken Gloss, an old and rare books specialist from The Brattle Book Shop will host this adult event at the Groton Public Library. Ken is consulted frequently on book values for TV, the FBI, etc. Bring a book with you for Ken to appraise.

March

1 Trivia Night: The Friends of Nashoba are hosting the third annual Trivia Night at Chelmsford Elks to benefit scholarships and technical grants for Nashoba Valley Technical High School seniors graduating this June. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Trivia Night will run from 7:30 to 10:30. Tickets are $20, which includes dinner. There will also be raffles and prizes. Trivia Night is for those 21 and older. Chelmsford Elks is at 300 Littleton Road (Route 110).

3 World Day of Prayer: The public is welcome at 10:30 a.m. to the New Beginnings United Methodist Church of Townsend, 265 Main Street, for the ecumenical service promoting justice, peace, healing and wholeness and to learn about the host country of Slovenia. Following the service, a Slovenian meal will be served downstairs in the vestry. For info, contact Liz Cataldo at 978-433-5404 or the national office of World Day of Prayer USA (www.wdp-usa.org.).

Sunday Breakfast: The Ayer Sportsman's Club will host breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. every Sunday from March 3 through May. The public is invited. The prices are low and benefit the children's programs at the club. The club is located at 255 Snake Hill Road, Ayer. For questions, call 978-772-9748.

7 Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Powerful Tools for Nurturing Relationships. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

15-17 Annual Book Sale: Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (bag sale, $10 fill a paper bag). Prices: $2 Adult and Young-adult hard cover books; $1 juvenile hard cover books, all media (audio books, CDs, DVDs); $.50 All paperbacks and children's books Any questions, contact Julia Cutler with the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

14 Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Why Children Do What They Do. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

21Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Practical and Effective Strategies. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.

28Parenting Workshop: Free at Townsend Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Childcare is available. The topic: Techniques for Challenges. Contact Jana Harrison at jharrison@awrsd.org for more info.