Celebrating 100 years

The Groton Woman's Club will be culminating the celebrations of their 100th birthday year by going back to the location where it all began. Following a box luncheon at their usual meeting place, the Union Congregational Church, at 11:30 a.m., club members and guests will walk down to the Historical Society's Boutwell House. In the parlor of the Boutwell House, Georgianna Boutwell, daughter of Gov. and Mrs. Boutwell, invited several ladies to tea on March 8, 1913. This was the beginning of the Groton Woman's Club, of which Georgianna was the founder and first president. It has always been an organization dedicated to community service.

At the meeting at the Boutwell House, there will be a dedication of a granite bench placed by the Woman's Club outside the Boutwell House in recognition of this centennial celebration, an installation of new officers of the Club, and a musical program by Indian Hill Music. For more information about this program or the Woman's Club, please visit the website, or contact the president, Susan Slade at


Screening Room: 7:30 p.m., Historic Groton Grange Hall, will air "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.


" As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a man whose wife has abandoned him, spends the planet's final days on a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. But a lonely neighbor who tags along for the ride complicates his plans. Winner of the 2013 People Choice Award, Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturn Award, and the Golden Trailer Award, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Rated R. Admission to al Screening Room events is free; however, donations are greatly accepted. Refreshments are available. Groton Grange is located at 80 Champney St., Groton. For information: www, or 978-448-3418.


Dems to meet

The Groton Democratic Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at Legion Hall on 75 Hollis St. Marisa DiFranco, an immigration attorney and former candidate for U.S. Senate, will join us to discuss the current national immigration reform proposals. For information contact: or


Memorial Day pancakes: Join Groton Grange #7 for delicious pancakes before the Annual Memorial Day Parade, 7:30-10 a.m. We will serve coffee, tea, orange juice, sausage and a variety of pancakes including blueberry and chocolate chip. This is the annual fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund. Join us for some early morning food and fun just steps away from the parade route. Admission for all the pancakes you can eat is $5 per person, $20 family max. Children under 3 eat free. For information: or 978-448-3418.


Open house and registration

There will be an Open House and Registration Day for Preschool and Pre-K from 1-3 p.m. at Sunshine School, a theme-based learning program housed in the new addition of the First Parish Church of Groton. Morning spots available for the fall. For information, call 978-448-6714.


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