Groton Democratic Caucus: 3 p.m., Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St. Groton Democrats will caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2013 Platform Convention. All registered Democrats in Groton are eligible to participate. Groton will elect six delegates and three alternates divided equally between men and women. The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its regularly scheduled meeting after the caucus adjourns at 4 p.m. For information contact: or www.


The Friends of Groton Elders: TALK with TOM. Discussion group led by Tom Hartnett, 10:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center. Tom will lead a discussion on Senior Property Tax Work-Off Participants: Payroll & Taxation Information Changes. Please join us for coffee and bring your questions and other concerns. The group is open to everyone. Hope to see you there.

MRPC: 1 p.m., 1427R Water St., Fitchburg.

Blood drive: 2-7 p.m., Union Congregational Church, 220 Main St., Groton. Walk-ins welcome or call 800-RED CROSS for an appointment.


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

Historic Districts Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.


Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Affordable Housing Trust: 7 p.m., Town Hall.



Guided Trail Hike: 1 p.m. sharp. Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on a guided hike up Millstone Hill and by Massapoag Pond. The hike will feature wetlands, upland forest, eskers, an old quarry, a physics demonstration, and signs of beaver activity. Our walk will take about two hours. Dogs must be well behaved, and if small children present, dogs must be leashed. Wear suitable hiking shoes or boots, considering whether there will be snow underfoot. The hike will be held unless it is very stormy. Take Route 40 to Cow Pond Brook Road. We will meet to start our hike at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road, past the transfer station. Park on the side of the road. (42.6251N, 71.5027W) Questions? Contact Olin Lathrop,, (978) 742-9014.


Nomination papers available

GROTON -- Nomination papers for Groton's elected offices are available.

If you've thought about serving in an elected capacity, now is the time. Almost all offices have expiring terms. A complete list of openings is available at

The nomination process is simple. Nomination papers can be obtained from the town clerk's office. Contact the town clerk at 978-448-1100 or if you have questions about running for election.

Looking for Groton-Dunstable alumni

The newly formed Groton-Dunstable Alumni Association is seeking enthusiastic alumni in the district and surrounding towns to help plan future events and bring graduates together for social gatherings.

If you are interested, please contact Berta Erickson at


Dunstable Democratic Caucus and Meeting: Saturday, Feb. 23

The Dunstable Democratic Town Committee will hold an organizational meeting to add new members and elect officers on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at Dunstable Town Hall. At 1:30 p.m. Dunstable Democrats will caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2013 Platform Convention. All Dunstable Democrats registered as of Dec. 31, 2013 are eligible to participate. For information contact: Jennifer Mieth @

St. Patrick's Day trip planned

"Women of Ireland," is a special St. Patrick's Day Show presented by the Friends of Groton Elders on Friday, March 15. Please join us in the spirit of Riverdance and Celtic Woman and comprising the best performers within the Irish musical tradition, as we travel to the Venus De Milo in Swansea, Ma to enjoy a wonderful blend of song, music and dance.

This world renowned performance showcases a wonderful blend of song, music and dancing that is the hallmark of the greatest Irish shows of our time. Our show features both male and female dancers and singers from the magnificent show Riverdance and embodies the spirit of the hit show Celtic Woman. Women of Ireland is a spectacle to be seen live on stage.

Meal choices of corned beef and cabbage or baked haddock and include Venus De Milo's Famous minestrone soup, vegetables, breads, dessert, coffee/tea.

Price of $81 includes transportation, luncheon, show and driver's gratuity.

Please sign up at the Groton Senior Center or call 978-448-1170 to have your name added to the list. Checks (please include meal choice) are due by Feb. 25 and made out to: Friends of Groton Elders and sent to: Nyola Vaillancourt, 1081 Lowell Road, Groton, MA 01450.