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Friday, Dec. 28

Grange film screening: 7 p.m., Grange Hall, 80 Champney Street; Free screening of “Everything is Illuminated” starring Elijah Wood, rated PG-13.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Town offices closed: Happy New Year!

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Pizza party: Noon, Groton Senior Center; Ring in the new year with a pizza party. Call the center to sign up, so enough pizza will be ordered, at (978) 448-1170

Cape Breton fiddler: 7-8:30 p.m., Stage Coach Inn; Brendan Carey Block will visit Groton to teach traditional Cape Breton/Scottish music, fee $20. For more information e-mail

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

School committee: 6 p.m. meeting (7 p.m. open session), high school library; Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee.

Thursday, Jan. 3

Hot Books, Hot Chocolate: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Book discussion group for middle schoolers, with free hot chocolate.

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

Friday, Jan. 4

Tales & Tunes: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Tales & Tunes for Tots with Mr. Kim.

Annual town bonfire: 6 p.m., Town Field (behind the library); Groton Engine & Hose Company Three’s annual bonfire of used Christmas trees. Trees may be dropped off in roped area (only) behind library, or trees may be picked up for a $5 donation by calling Diane at (978) 448-6333 or by e-mail to

Saturday, Jan. 5

Film Society benefit: 7 p.m., Lawrence Academy Performing Arts Center; “Frequency” will be shown by Groton Film Society, free to the public, as a benefit for David and Valerie Fitzgerald, whose Willowdale Road home blew up Dec. 11. Donations (cash or check only) accepted at the door.

Save the date:

Monday, Jan. 7

Coffee with Mr. Russ: 6-7:30 p.m., Boutwell school, 78 Hollis Street; Topics of interest for parents of young children, with questions answered by Russ Hoyt, Early Childhood Director. This week’s topic, “Class offerings.” Free of charge. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 4 to Brenda at (978) 448-2297.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Century old Groton: 2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Slide presentation of Groton photos from 1907, taken by Rev. C.W. Turner. Presentation is free and open to the public, sponsored by GPL and Groton Historical Society.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Energy alternatives: 7-9 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, Route 119, Groton; Monthly educational seminar by Groton Local on “Residential Energy Systems Alternative” presented by Bob Gagnon. Free and open to all. Call Jim at (978) 272-1022 for more information.