Groton Local Celebrates Earth Day April 27

Come celebrate Earth Day in Groton on Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m., rain

or shine, inside historic Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row, Groton.

Our gathering will include local environmental groups, companies, craft demonstrations and artists.

There will also be an all day program of Live Music including Seth Connelly, Hatrack Gallagher, John Fitzsimmons, Back to the Garden and Trusting Fate!

Please stop by and join us. For information, contact Jim Hubert at or 978-302-5611.

Groton Democrats meet April 27

The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at Legion Hall on 75 Hollis St.

Our guest will be Cambridge City Councillor Lelund Cheung, candidate for Lt. Governor, and Brian LeBlanc, candidate for Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee.

All Democrats welcome for lively discussion of the issues of the day. For information contact: or www.

Talk with Tom April 28

The Friends of Groton Elders will host a Talk with Tom discussion group led by Tom Hartnett, on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Groton Senior Center.

The agenda includes an update on town programs for seniors and state legislative bills for seniors.


Please join us for coffee and bring your questions and concerns.

The group is open to everyone. Hope to see you there.

Annual Town Meeting Monday, April 28, 7 p.m., Middle School

Groton Historical Society hosts talk at Legion Hall April 29

The Groton Historical Society will host a talk on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., Groton, on "Trials of an Old New England Town in a Young Nation" by Mary Babson Fuhrer. Fuhrer will base her talk on her recently published "Crisis of Community: Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848." Admission is free; refreshments will be served, please call 978- 448-0092 for information or check the website:

Groton Democrats Host Candidates and Cocktails Fundraiser May 2

Please join the Groton Democratic Town Committee on Friday, May 2, at the Bull Run for an evening of Candidates and Cocktails. End your week on a high note! We are holding a fundraiser ($25/pp) and an opportunity to meet the candidates in a relaxed environment. Hope you will be able to join us. Please RSVP at or to C. Perkins at 978-448-9946 or at Act Blue

Trail hike May 4

Guided Trail Hike: 1 p.m. sharp. Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on a guided hike on the Indian Rock Trail and the Boulders Trail of the Gamlin Crystal Springs conservation area in Groton, owned by the Groton Conservation Trust.

This is a beautiful parcel accessed via skillfully routed trails and features dense woods, rocky outcrops, beaver ponds, huge boulders and an old "lost" quarry. The hike will take about two hours and is suitable for families with children. Dogs must be under owner's control or leashed upon request. Wear comfortable hiking shoes as there are some short rocky sections.

The hike will be held unless it is very stormy. We will meet at the trail head on Old Dunstable Road. Take Lowell Road (Route 40) to Old Dunstable Road. Proceed north on Old Dunstable Road, passing the intersection with Bridge Street after one and one-quarter miles, then continuing for another quarter-mile on Old Dunstable Road. The trail head and parking are on your left, just beyond the sign for the Gamlin Conservation Area.

Well adult clinic May 8

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health and D'Ambrosio Eye Care Inc., announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St., Groton. D'Ambrosio's Eye Care Team will offer free vision screenings, including glaucoma screening and personal consultation with an ophthalmologist. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333 or visit us at

Groton Lions Club plant sale May 10

The Groton Lions will hold its 38th annual Mother's Day plant sale Saturday morning, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Prescott School on Main Street.

Annuals and vegetables will be on sale, but the special feature is hanging plants for Mother's Day. Proceeds benefit our 2013 Scholarship Fund.

Items for sale this year include: Mother's Day hanging plants, annuals, vegetables, perennials, herbs, geraniums, fertilizer, compost, potting soil, peat moss, seed potatoes, birdseed, ground cover, onion sets.

Also, get planting tips from members with years of garden knowledge to share for a good cause.

Bring your used glasses. We will be collecting them for recycling to those in need.

The Groton Lions have 41 years of giving back to our community. One of the ways we do this is by honoring graduating GDRS seniors by giving annual scholarships to ease the transition from high school.

We appreciate your support

The Groton Lions Club -- serving the community since May 1968.

Groton Garden Club's annual plant sale May 10

The first day of spring has just arrived, the green buds are poking through last fall's leaves and some early bushes have hints of the flowers-to-come on their branches. This marks the start of the Groton Garden Club's preparations for its Annual Plant Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Groton Town Hall. Again this year, the club will feature a selection of plants ideal for shady areas, as well as those that flourish in sunny spots. Members of the club will be happy to assist in the selection of the best plants for your specific locations.

The wide variety of perennial plants are grown in Groton in club member's gardens, and transplanted especially for this annual sale. An excellent selection of herbs and special heirloom tomatoes will also be available.

The plant sale is the day before Mother's Day so you have the chance to pick out a gift of perennials that will return to Mom's garden year after year.

Proceeds from this sale are used for the Club's many beautification projects in Groton

The sale is very popular so be sure to come at opening time. Early birds are invited to wait outside the area until the opening bell at 8:30.

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