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Sunday, June 24

Shakers in Groton? 12:30 p.m., Shakerton Foundation Building (formerly the Squannacook Sportsman’s Club), 159 West Main St., Groton; Free lecture and exhibit by Bayard Underwood about her research into Shakers in Groton.

Monday, June 25

Talk with Tom: 10:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center; Discussion group led by Tom Hartnett, covering any and all topics. Light lunch follows. Free and open to all.

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

Council on Aging: 10 a.m., meeting, Senior Center.

Tuesday, June 26

Book Groups: Two book groups meet at Groton Public Library: The GPL Book Group, 7-8:45 p.m., will discuss “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafizi, and The OT, High School group, 7:30-8:30 p.m., will discuss “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman, with refreshments served.

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

Water Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, first floor.

Wednesday, June 27

Ask the Nurse: 1 p.m. Groton Senior Center; Sharon Fata, RN, will be on hand to answer any questions.

Drop-in Crafts: 1-2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Drop-in children’s craft time, making rafts. All ages are welcome.

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

Thursday, June 28

Young Adults: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Groton Public Library; Meeting of the Young Adult Advisory Council to plan programs and suggest materials for teens. E-mail gkulvete@ gpl.org to join.

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

Trust Fund Commission: 7:30 p.m., Legion Hall.

Friday, June 29

David Polansky: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Groton Public Library; Concert by David Polansky to kick off summer reading. Sign up in advance online at www.gpl.org.

Saturday, June 30

Last Saturday: 2-5 p.m., noa gallery, 113 Main Street; Free public reception for Groton watercolorist Pamela Goldberg, whose work appears until July 7, with music by Celtic harpist Christine Tulis.

Harp concert: 7:30 p.m., noa gallery, 113 Main Street; Concert and CD release by harpist Christine Tulis, admission $12.

Briefs

Senior lunch

Lunch is served at the Groton Council on Aging’s Senior Center, 163 West Main St. (Route 225), West Groton, Monday through Thursday at noon. Meals include bread, 1 percent milk and a dessert. To take part, call one day ahead before 11:30 a.m. to order the meal, at (978) 448-1170. A donation of $2 is requested for those over 60.

Monday, June 25: Sloppy Joe, brown rice, Mexicali corn, hamburger roll, unsweetened applesauce.

Tuesday, June 26: Chicken with supreme sauce, whipped potato, Tuscany blend vegetables, multigrain bread, dessert.

Wednesday, June 27: Cheesy cauliflower soup with crackers, chef salad, Italian dressing, potato salad, pumpernickel bread, fresh orange.

Thursday, June 28: Macaroni & cheese stewed tomatoes, broccoli, rye bread, oatmeal cookie.

Friday: No meal served.

Farmers Market

The Williams Barn Farmers Market will open for its fourth season on Friday, July 6 at the Williams Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton. The market will be open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and will continue through Oct. 5.

Twenty vendors are signed up for the 2007 market including farmers selling vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, fruit, frozen meat and berries, as well as food products made or processed in the Groton area such as breads, baked goods, honey, eggs, maple syrup, jams and jellies. The market has been certified by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and its vendors are eligible to accept WIC coupons and Elder Coupons.

The market will also offer programs and demonstrations as well as children’s activities; schedules will be available at the market. Programs at the Barn are supported by a grant from the Peter E. Bertozzi Trust from the town of Groton.

This is the fourth year of the market, which has grown steadily as more people enjoy the benefits of locally grown food and want to meet the people who produce the foods they eat. Groton has a long and rich history of agriculture which the Williams Barn Committee has worked to preserve, through the restoration of the Barn, silo and engine shed and through its mission of using the restored Barn for the benefit of the community.

Tours of the Barn and walks on the surrounding conservation trails are encouraged during the market. For more information on the market or to become a vendor, e-mail pinehurstfarm@charter.net or call Lili Ott at (978) 448-1192.

Ssshh! No calls!

Starting July 17, the library will adopt a restricted cell phone use policy.

Patrons will be asked to leave their cell phones turned off and refrain from using them in the library. Those who must take an urgent call will be asked to please step outside, or ask a librarian to direct you to a designated cell phone area within the library. These areas include the Community Room, the quiet study and small conference rooms, and the quiet study room off the computer area, as well as restrooms throughout the library.

The new policy is intended to keep the library a serene and welcoming place.

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