An Evening of Celtic Music: 8 p.m., Groton Grange. A benefit featuring Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Admission: $20/$15 for members. Reservations required, call 978-449-9787.


Guided Trail Hike: 1 p.m. sharp. Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on an early spring guided hike through the woods on the trails of Throne Hill in West Groton. This conservation area is owned by the Groton Conservation Trust and is habitat for deer, bears, porcupines, fishers, moose, and beavers. It also features upland terrain and some interesting wetlands. Our walk on the Throne trails will take about two hours and is suitable for families with children. Dogs must be well behaved and kept under owner's control. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. The hike will be held it is very stormy. Meet at the end of Castle Drive (42.6260N, 71.6171W), off of Pepperell Road.


Patriot's Day: Town offices closed.



Bylaw Review Committee: 1 p.m., Town Hall.

Local Emergency Planning Committee: 1 p.m., Public Safety Complex.

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

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

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


Woman's Club: The Groton Woman's Club will meet at the Union Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m. The hostess chairmen for the luncheon are Carole Carmichael and Dot Hamilton.


New members will be inducted, followed by a brief business meeting and program. For information, visit the website, or contact President Susan Slade at 978-448.9389,


Church supper: Baked Chicken Breast supper will be held at the Christian Union Church in West Groton from 5-7 p.m. The chicken will be served plated but the all the fixings will be family-style. Come try this new menu item; we always appreciate your feed back. The menu includes mashed potato, gravy, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, dessert (brownie and ice cream) and beverage. The price remains the same: $10 for adult; 6-12 $5 and under 6 eat free. Takeouts will be available and no reservations required. The church is located on West Main Street (Route 225) across from fire station. For information call 978-448-5480.


Girls' Softball Spring Registration is Open -- PreK through ninth grade

Spring is here and softball is a great way for girls to get outside, learn teamwork and skills, and make friends. There is still time for girls in grades Pre-K through ninth to sign up for the Groton-Dunstable Youth Softball League, which starts in late April. Previous softball experience is not required. All equipment is provided except for gloves. Visit WWW.GDYSL.COM for more info.

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


Free Dinner, Live Music, and Good Company

All are welcome to the next Groton Community Dinner on Friday, April 26, at First Parish Church at the intersection of Routes 40 and 119 in Groton. Dinner is served continuously from 5:45-7 p.m. Come for live music, delicious food, and good company. The menu for April 26 includes spinach feta salad, spring chicken with zucchini and tomatoes or zucchini with tomatoes and chickpeas, couscous, and pineapple upside down cake.

For information, visit or call 978-448-0116.

Town election April 30

Candidates for the Groton Annual Town Election have been determined by the nomination process. Please visit this page for more information on the seats and candidates.

The Groton Annual Town Election will be conducted on April 30, the same day as the Special State Primary. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polling locations for Precincts 2 and 3 has been changed, effective with the April 30, 2013, elections. These precincts formerly voted at the Middle School, but will now vote at the Prescott School building, 145 Main St. Precinct 1 will continue to vote at the Groton Senior Center at 163 West Main St.

If you have a question about your voting precinct, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or