Saturday, Nov. 24
Groton ArtWalk: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (see details below).
Monday, Nov. 26
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, first floor.
Talk with Tom: 10:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center; Join a discussion hosted by Tom Hartnett and the Friends of the Groton Elders. Lunch follows.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Water Commission: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, first floor.
School budget: 6:30 p.m. meeting, Tarbell School; Budget and Finance Subcommittee of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Zoning Board of Appeals: 8 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Flu clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center; Sponsored by Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.
SEIU Negotiations: 10 a.m. meeting, Tarbell School; SEIU Negotiations Subcommittee of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Planning Board: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Friday, Nov. 30
Women’s Night Out: 7-10 p.m., home of Sheila Schwabe, Wharton Row; Stress-free shopping with local artisans and direct sales consultants offering a variety of gift items including silver and gemstone jewelry, kitchen tools and supplies, handmade baskets and pottery, beauty and skin care products and scrapbooking supplies. Admission is free but a canned food item for Loaves & Fishes is requested. For directions contact Sheila at (978) 448-0976 or e-mail Forschwabe@aol.com.
Grange movie night: 7 p.m., Historic Grange Hall, 80 Champney Street, upstairs; First in a series of “art house” movies, starting with “Millions,” about a young man who believes a suitcase full of cash that fell from the sky is a divine gift, but others see it differently. Free admission but donations are accepted.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Groton Film Society: 7 p.m., Lawrence Academy, Williams Art Center, 26 Powderhouse Road; Society’s inaugural screening, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” begins at 8 p.m.; $12 guest membership available at the door. Call Scott at (987) 448-0198 to learn more.
Jay Geils anniversary: 8 p.m., Stagecoach Inn, Main Street; Join master musician Jay Geils in celebrating his 40 years in the music business. Tickets $22 each at Strawberries records or by calling (877) STAGE-IN, or $25 at the door.
Greens & Gifts Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., WiIliams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Wreaths, boxwood trees, hand-made crafts and more including music, a raffle and lunch, when the Groton Woman’s Club and Williams Barn Committee co-sponsor their second-annual sale. Purchases will help sponsor the Groton Woman’s Club Scholarship Program, and the agricultural programs of the Williams Barn Committee. For more information, call (978) 448-6620 or (978) 448-1192, or e-mail email@example.com.
Holiday Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Middle School South, including the Performing Arts Center. Route 119; Florence Roche / Boutwell PTA annual fair, highlighted by the Children’s Holiday Concert, performed by each grade level. (Kindergarten at 10:30; first-graders at 11:15; second-graders and multiage at noon; third-graders at 12:45, and fourth-graders at 1:30 p.m.)
* Meetings provided on fixed schedule by town clerk’s office.
The merchants of Groton are offering the second annual “Come Celebrate Groton” day on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been the annual ArtWalk for the last six years, “kicking off” the holiday season which opened and celebrated all the galleries of Groton Center. Last year, the newly-formed Groton Merchants Association, which includes the galleries as well as the merchants and services, joined forces to celebrate our town and to encourage people to visit and “shop locally.”
This year, many of the merchants participating are offering specials throughout the day. NOA Gallery is hosting its monthly artist reception, featuring the work of oil painter Almerinda Silva, who has chosen The Groton Conservation Trust to donate a percentage of her sales at that show, with NOA Gallery matching that gift. There will also be a 10 percent discount on the remaining fine art in the gallery. Guitarist Chris McDermott will be playing periodically throughout the afternoon and he will offer a discount on guitar lessons. Photographer Doug Patten, Chris and NOA Gallery are also offering gift certificates as great ideas for presents. Blackbird Framing is offering 15 percent off all custom framing orders.
Free chair massage between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and complimentary chiropractic evaluations are being offered at Community Chiropractic.
Doolally is giving 20 percent off all Groton items at this newest gift shop in Groton.
Forward Motion Holistic Center will have several of their practitioners on hand to introduce their unique services, with products and gift certificates available.
Lavender, Pastore’s Pizza, A Picture’s Worth, noa gifts and Local Color/Broadmeadow Sign Studio round out the participating merchants this year, with some offering gift certificates as well. There will be holiday treats to help keep up the energy of all the shoppers.
Look for the red, green and silver balloons flying in front of each. Maps of all the locations of the town’s merchants may be found at each location to help navigate on to the next destination.
Come to Groton on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to visit these fabulous Groton merchants, enjoy holiday treats and think of shopping locally for all your holiday needs.
GDAY book discussion
Groton Dunstable Alliance For Youth (GDAY) recently held its Parent to Parent Network fall book discussion.
The next book discussion is planned for March. Those wishing to get a head start on the spring book discussion may read “The Negotiation Generation: How to Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment” by Lynne Reeves Griffin, published 2007 by Penguin Book. The book is available at Barnes and Noble.
To learn more about the author, visit www.LynneGriffin.com or to learn more about GDAY call (978) 448-2243.
Save the date:
Friday, Dec. 7:
Deadline to donate toys to the Scout’s drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes. Of particular interest to Packs 11 and 12 are gifts for young teens and pre-teens. Call Jon at (978) 502-1055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Saturday, Dec. 8:
Holiday cookie sale: 10 a.m. to noon, First Parish Church (side door), corner of Routes 40 and 119; Choose from an assortment of fresh, festive home-backd holiday cookies for $6.99 per pound, boxed, with rpocedds to benefit the Groton-Dunstable Alliance for Youth (GDAY). For more information, call 978-448-3402.
Visit with Santa: 10 a.m. to noon, Groton Public Library; Groton Area Newcomers and Friends and GPL welcome Santa to the library for photos and more. Register in person at the library children’s room. For more about GANF e-mail Groton_area_newcomers@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 12:
Phantom Electric Loads: 7 p.m. (location not declared); Seminar by Groton Local on “Phantom Electric Loads and Household Appliances” and how to save energy.
Saturday, Dec. 15:
Senior Holiday Dinner: Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, Shirley. Call the restaurant at (978) 425-4311 or the Groton Senior Center at (978) 448-1170.
Sunday, Dec. 16:
A Christmas Carol: North Shore Music Theater, Beverly; Join Groton Center for the Arts on a motorcoach visit to see the musical “A Christmas Crol. Tickets are $85 each, which includes motorcoach, show and lunch. Call (978) 448-3001 or visit www.grotoncenterforthearts.org.