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Trip to Montreal

The Merry Trippers senior travel group announce a midsummer trip to the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Canada, that includes three nights at the elegant Hotel Gouveneur Place Dupuis. The trips dates are July 20-23, and the price per person is $499, based on twin occupancy. There will be a Montreal city tour by motor coach as well as local landmarks and visits to nearby places like the Switzerland-like village at Mont Tremblant with its beautiful views and unique shopping.

The trip includes the services of an experienced tour guide, hotel accommodations as mentioned above, most meals and round-trip motor coach transportation from Groton.

A detailed flier is available at the Groton Senior Center or call Jean Temple at (978) 448-5413 or Corinne Moyle at (978) 448-5014 for fliers and further information.

School starting dates

Opening day, grades 1-5, 9 and K Bus Run: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.

Opening day, grades 6-8 and 10-12: Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

Vacation times for the coming school year will be as follows:

Dec. 24, 2007 to Jan. 1, 2008; Feb. 18-22; April 21-25.

Friday, March 9

Local Emergency Planning Comm.: 1 p.m., Town Hall

Saturday, March 10

Wine tasting: 7-10 p.m., Groton School dining hall, to benefit Groton Public Library Endowment Trust; tickets $50 each.

Sunday, March 11

Independent films: Comedic shorts by Kevin Anderton, 2-3:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, free screening and discussion with the filmmaker.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins: due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, with DST ending Nov. 4.

Monday, March 12

Veterans breakfast: 10 a.m., Groton Senior Center, call (978) 448-1170 for details.

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

Groton Electric Light Commission: 7:30 p.m., Lineman’s facility, Station Avenue.

Tuesday, March 13

Greenway Committee: 8:45 a.m., NRWA River Resource Center.

Country Club Authority: 6:30 p.m., Groton Country Club.

Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall, second floor.

Board of Water Commissioners: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Sign Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Wednesday, March 14

Station Ave. Redevelopment Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

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

Historical Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall small conference room.

Groton Housing Authority: 7 p.m., 19 Lowell Road.

Parks Commissioners: 7 p.m., Legion Hall.

Information Tech. Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall lunch room.

Spring dance: 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center.

Women in Space: 7 p.m., First Parish Church, guest speaker Martha Ackmann on women in the space program, sponsored by Groton Women’s Alliance. Free of charge.

Thursday, March 15

Support Staff meeting: 11 a.m., Town Hall

Town Forest Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall lunch room.

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, second floor.

Agricultural Commission: 7:30 p.m., Lineman’s facility, Station Avenue.

Friday, March 16

Building Committee: 8 a.m., Town Hall.

Saturday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day supper: 5-7 p.m., Christian Union Church (Route 225), West Groton. Adults $7, children under 12 are $3, under six free. Takeout available by calling (978) 448-3348 that night.

Irish barn dance: 7-10 p.m., Groton Grange, Champney Street; with performance by Bremer School of Irish Dance, music by Contrabanditos and the Two Fiddles. Donation $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, family maximum $15. Visit or e-mail

Sunday, March 18

Independent films: “Live Free Or Die” with filmmaker Andrew Robin, 2-3:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, free screening and discussion with the filmmaker.

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