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GROTON — The following is a list of upcoming events for the Groton Senior Center:

* Sept. 6, Movie for the day

Join us for lunch and a movie. Call to make your suggestions.

* Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Council on Aging meeting at the center.

* Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m., Menu Committee Meeting

Speak with Ayn Berthiaume, from MOC, and become part of the committee to discuss menus for our congregate meals and meals on wheels.

* Beginning Sept. 12, Ballroom dancing lessons.

Ballroom dancing has splashed on the scene partly as a result of television programs, but mostly because folks are rediscovering what great fun it is. It is great exercise and a marvelous way to meet new people. Peg and Earl Russell are conducting this workshop at the Groton Senior Center. It will run for eight weeks. Lessons will start with two-step and waltz and move to swing and Latin. The cost is $5 each, and the classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a class on Sept. 19 as well. All are welcome.

* Sept. 13, Posture and Alignment

Lisa VonLichtenberg will offer an innovative approach to movement and teach you to apply imagery to improve everyday body mechanics. Keep injury free and move more efficiently. Don’t miss this important information.

* Sept. 20, Richard Clark is “Clarence Darrow.”

This play features intense courtroom drama and comic relief as it highlights the life and times of Clarence Darrow, attorney extraordinaire and defender of the downtrodden and the damned. This show is preceded by our first Woman’s Club Lunch of the year at noon. Lunch is limited 50, and the show is limited to 100, so sign up early. This program is paid for by a grant from LCC.

* Sept. 27, Risk Management for Falls

A physical therapist from Nashoba Nursing Service will talk about risk management for falls, techniques to get in and out of the car safely and assistive devices, etc.

The Blood Pressure Clinic will start at 11:30 a.m., and the Post Office stamp sale will begin at 1 p.m. This event will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

* Unless otherwise indicated, the above programs will begin at 1 p.m. following our noon lunches. Sign up for one or both.

New fall programs

* Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., So you want to act.

The course utilizes the talents of the directing staff of Upside Down Theater, which includes Paul Martell, Jim Ferguson and Mark VanSavage. Through this program you will learn to better use the four cornerstones of development — your physical body, voice, emotions and mind — to create believable artistry. You will also learn to expand your sense of creativity, imagination, flexibility and self-confidence.

This 10-week program, presented at the Senior Center, costs $50. It will conclude with a performance in mid-December.

Groton Senior Center programs


* 9 a.m., Weight Watchers, $12 for seniors. Instructor: Christine Bester.

* 10 a.m., on the first Monday of the month, Groton Council on Aging board meeting. Open to the public.

* 10 a.m., on the second Monday of the month, Veteran’s breakfast. Reservations required.

* 10 to 11 a.m., Groton School Pool.

* 10:30 a.m., on the fourth Monday of the month, Talk with Tom hosted by Tom Hartnett.

* 11:30 a.m., Strength training. Instructor: Elaine Corsetti.

* 2 to 4 p.m., all levels hand quilting class: $25 per month. Instructor: Millie Cunningham. Begins Sept. 11.


* 9:30 a.m., Bowling at Harvard Lanes.

* 9 a.m., on the third Tuesday of the month beginning Oct. 17, Book Club. This session’s featured book is “The Peabody Sisters,” by Megan Marshall.

* 10 to 11 a.m., Line dancing for all levels. Instructors: Virginia Butler and Phyllis Garrepy.

* 10 a.m. to noon, Decorative/Glass Art Painting Club. Watch for new class with Donna Lynch in October. Classes for beginners are 11 a.m. to noon.

* 12:45 p.m., Cards: Hand and foot.


* 10:30 a.m., Strength training. Instructor: Elaine Corsetti.

* 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Nashoba Nursing Services Blood Pressure Clinic and medication review.

* 1 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Post Office stamp sale.

* Noon, on the third Wednesday of the month, Woman’s Club Lunches.

* 1 p.m., Senior Center Weekly Special programs. This program includes dances, plays, musical performances, lectures and health clinics.


* 9 a.m. to noon, Massages with Patti Eames, LMT. Reservations needed.

* 10 to 11 a.m., Yoga. Instructor: MaryLu Hildreth.

* 12:45 p.m., Cards: Hand and foot.

* 2 to 3 p.m., Tai Chi Club, $40 for 8 weeks. Instructor: Carter Scott.

* 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., NIA Dance of Joy, $5 per class with a 10-person minimum. Walk-ins are welcome. Instructor: Paris Kieley.


* 10:30 a.m., Strength training. Instructor: Elaine Corsetti.

* 10 to 11a.m., Groton School Pool.

* Computer class, watch for new fall class. Instructor: Maureen Bolger. The computer room is open to all for drop-in use.


* 8 a.m., Walking Club at the Broad Meadow entrance to the Rail Trail. A donation of $2 is requested for Groton residents and $3 for non-residents.

* If you are interested in any of the programs call the Senior Center at (978) 448-1170.

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