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Friday, June 1

Mass of Closure: 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Main Street; Followed by procession of the tabernacle to the Pastoral Center, Main Street.

Movie night: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Union Congregational Church; Showing “A Bug’s Life” at 5 for kids, “Flicka” (PG) at 7 for older kids. Tickets $5 each. Call Kristin at (978) 448-3812.

Summer reading: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Groton Public Library; Registration begins for Summer Reading Program for grades K-5. Grades 8-12 can register online. Call (978) 448-1168.

Monday, June 4

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

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

Council on Aging: 10 a.m. meeting, Senior Center, 163 W. Main Street.

Tuesday, June 5

Permaculture: 7 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, Route 119, Groton; Free presentation by Dave Jacke on “Permaculture: Ecological vision, Design System and Global Movement.” Call (978) 448-0299 or visit

Earth Removal Advisory Comm.: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, second floor.

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

Wednesday, June 6

Greenway Committee: 8:30 a.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street.

Growth Management Adv. Comm.: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall conference room.

Sewer Commission: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, first floor.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 8 p.m., Town Hall, second floor.

Thursday, June 7

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

Saturday, June 9

Jewelry appraisal: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., noa jewelry, fine handicrafts & gifts, 157 Main Street; Free appraisal of jewelry by Caroline DeCecca. No charge, no appointment required.

Author visit: Noon to 2 p.m., Groton Public Library; “The Eye of the Sailor” author Michael Cunliffe Thompson visits, talk starts at 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 10

Vendor’s meeting: 3 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Planning meeting for all vendors in the weekly Farmers Market on Fridays, July to October.


Senior lunch

Lunch is served at the Groton Senior Center at 163 West Main Street (Route 225), West Groton, Monday through Thursday at noon. Meals include bread, 1 percent milk and a dessert. To take part, call the Center at (978) 448-1170 one day ahead before 11:30 a.m. to order the meal. A donation of $2 is requested.

Monday, June 4: Beef steak, scalloped potatoes, onions & peppers, hamburger bun, unsweetened applesauce.

Tuesday, June 5: Sliced ham, vegetable soup, crackers, mustard packet, vegetable rice and peas salad, two slices whole wheat bread, pineapple.

Wednesday, June 6: Broccoli bake, stewed tomatoes, multigrain bread, fig bar.

Thursday, June 7: Chicken marsala, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, rye bread, fresh fruit.

Friday: No meal served.

Jewelry appraisal

Everyone has a piece of jewelry they aren’t sure about. Is it real gold and gemstones? How old is it? What is its origin? Is it worth repairing? On Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m., noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts in Groton will offer free jewelry evaluations with Westford jeweler Caroline DeCecca. Bring your jewelry and see what you can discover.

No appointment is necessary. Noa is located at 157 Main Street in Groton, next to the Main Street Café — just look for the purple triangle. For more information, call (978) 448-0990.

River clean-up

The Groton Greenway Committee and Nashoba Paddler will host a river clean-up along the Pepperell Pond stretch of the Nashua River on Saturday, June 16, from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Nashoba Paddler will provide 10 free canoes (two people per canoe), paddles, personal flotation devices and safety instruction. Those who wish may bring their own canoes. The Greenway Committee will provide drinking water, maps of the area to be cleaned, plastic bags and a limited number of grasping tools. Groton residents are given first preference on canoes, children must be 10 or older. Pre-registration required by calling Nashoba Paddler at (978) 448-8699.

Registered participants are asked to meet at the Petapawag canoe launch in Groton on Nod Road at 12:30 p.m.

The June 16 clean-up will be held in lieu of this year’s Greenway Committee River Festival.

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