Guided trail hike Feb. 9, 1 p.m. sharp

Join members of the Groton Trails Committee and the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided trail hike from Groton Place to Surrenden Farm.

We'll start at the popular "dog park" of Groton Place, but explore the lesser-known gems beyond. Includes hiking through upland forest and along the scenic Nashua River, then through Surrenden Farms, a wonderful conservation area.

Our hike will take two to three hours and is suitable for those with winter hiking experience. Snowshoes are helpful if there is a deep snow pack. Dogs must be kept under owner's control, and leashed upon request. The hike will be held unless it is stormy.

We will meet for the hike at the entrance to Groton Place, which has a brick wall with a gate leading into the woods, located on Route 225 (Long Hill Road), about 300 feet east of where Route 225 crosses the Nashua River. 42.6048N, 71.5960W.

Olin Lathrop,, 978-742-9014.

Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee budget hearing Feb. 12

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District School Committee will conduct a public hearing on the preliminary fiscal 2015 budget in the Performing Arts Center at Middle School South beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. The administration will present the fiscal 2015 budget prior to the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.


During the hearing (7:30 p.m.), the public will have an opportunity to comment. Copies of the preliminary budget will be available for review at the Superintendent's Office, Groton Town Hall, Dunstable Town Hall and the respective public libraries by Friday, Feb. 7.

Well adult clinic Feb. 13

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St., Groton. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Community supper Feb. 15

Public suppers are returning to Christian Union Church in West Groton for the 2014 year.

We will begin our year on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m. with our roaring Roast Lion supper (that's right), Roast Lion. Included with this meal is real mashed potato, vegetable and dessert will be ice cream with strawberries or chocolate topping. The suppers are family-style, continuous-serving and no reservations required. Take-outs are also available. So bring your Valentine, wife, spouse, companion, family over to the Christian Union Church located on West Main Street (Route 225) in West Groton, across from the fire station.

Where can you get a better deal for $10 adults; ages 6-12 $5, and under 6 eat free.

More information be obtained by calling 978 448-5480. Take-out orders, call 978 448-3348 after 4 p.m.

Groton Democratic Caucus Feb. 22

Democrats in Groton will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2014 Nominating Convention on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Groton Town Hall, 173 Main St. All registered Democrats in Groton are eligible to participate. Groton will elect five delegates and three alternates divided equally between men and women.

The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its meeting after the caucus adjourns at about 3 p.m.

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