Saturday, May 10
Plant sale: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Town Hall lawn, Main Street; Annual Groton Garden Club spring plant sale, rain or shine. Includes proven plants from Garden Club member gardens and special miniature roses for Mother’s Day. Best selections will go quickly!
Lions plant sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Prescott School lawn, Main Street; Groton Lions Club annual Mother’s Day plant sale with annuals and vegetables but especially the hanging baskets.
Artist reception: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Meet artists Merill Comeau and Gillian Frazier and see the exhibit “Botanical Inspirations” on view through June 14.
Historic open house: 9 a.m. to noon, Boutwell House, 172 Main St., Groton; Spring open house and membership drive by the Groton Historical Society. Refreshments served and Groton Walking Tour booklets available to any who join or renew their membership.
Prescott anniversary: 3-5 p.m., Prescott School, 145 Main St., Groton; Celebrate the school’s 80th anniversary and review photos and memorabilia from the school’s years as Groton High School, Groton Junior High and Col. William Prescott Elementary School. Refreshments served and goodie baskets raffled, with live music by Snow Crow. E-mail Pam at PSmethurst@msn.com or call the school at (978) 48-0380.
St. Baldrick’s: Lawrence Academy; Charity head-shaving to raise money for cancer research. Call organizer Tony Hawgood at (978) 877-8091.
Monday, May 12
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, first floor.
Groton Electric Light: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Station Avenue.
Veteran’s Breakfast: 10 a.m., Groton Senior Center; Guest speaker will be Steve Roach, CEO of Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. Reservations required by calling (978) 448-1170.
Tuesday, May 13
Candidates night: 7:30 p.m., Groton Country Club; Forum for all candidates for town office, co-sponsored by the Groton Democratic Town Committee and the Groton Republic Town Committee, moderated by Bob Gosselin.
Ballroom dancing: 7-9 p.m., Groton Senior Center (downstairs); Ballroom dance lessons by Peg and Earl Russell, all ages and abilities welcome. Cost $5 per person per lesson.
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Groton CC and Rec. Authority: 6:30 p.m. meeting, Groton Country Club.
Sign Committee: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall conference room.
Water Commission: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, first floor.
The OT: 7:30-8:30, Groton Public Library; High school book group will discuss “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. Free Oreos, of course.
Shakespeare audition: 6-8:30 p.m., Groton-Dunstable Regional High School drama room, Chicopee Row; Upside Down Theater additions for Romeo & Juliet. Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings for Aug. 1-2 show. Call Paul at (978) 302-6400 to arrange an audition time slot.
Wednesday, May 14
Historical Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall conference room.
Housing Authority: 7 p.m. meeting, 19 Lowell Road.
IT Committee: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall lunch room.
Zoning Board of Appeals: 8 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Park Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall.
Conservation Trust: 6-9:30 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, Route 119; Annual meeting of the Groton Conservation Trust with presentation on “Biological Control of Invasive Species” and a chance to meet the farmers leasing the Trust’s portion of Surrenden Farm. Open to the public.
Gay Nineties: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Groton Senior Center; Honoring those age 90 or older (there are now 62) in 11th annual celebration, with lunch served by Groton Woman’s Club and entertainment by the Come Back Kids. Sign up by calling (978) 448-1170.
Mother Goose Story Time: 10:30-11 and 11:15-11:45 a.m., Groton Public Library; First library experience for infants and toddlers with stories, songs, fingerplay and puppets. Limited to 15 children, first-come first-served.
Thursday, May 15
Planning Board: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., Groton Public Library; Story time for ages 3-5, limited to 20 children. Call the children’s room at (978) 448-1168 to learn more.
Mystery book group: 7-8:45 p.m., Groton Public Library; Adults are invited to read and discuss “River of Darkness” by Rennie Airth.
Stephen Collins: 7 p.m., Groton Public Library; Actor Stephen Collins brings the works of Robert Frost to life by reading “The Tuft of Flowers,” “Mending Wall,” “Birches” and “After Apple-picking.” Free and open to the public through grant from GPL Endowment Fund. Registration is requested by calling (978) 448-8000 or visiting www.GPL.org.
Friday, May 16
Sell your home: Noon, Groton Senior Center; Luncheon forum by the Morning Glory Partners on “How to Sell Your Home for the Best Return Possible.”
Saturday, May 17
Family Barn Dance: 7-9:30 p.m., Groton Grange, 80 Champney St., Groton; Music by Two Fiddles and Groton’s own Contra Banditos with caller Dudley Laufman teaching circle, square and contra dances. Adults $5 at the door, children and seniors $3, family max $15.
Sunday, May 18
Journey for Sight: 9 a.m. to noon, Nashua River Rail Trail; Join the Lions Club in the Journey For Sight Walk-a-Thon along the Rail Trail. Start in downtown Ayer, Pepperell or Groton.
Chamber music: 4 p.m., Union Congregational Church, 218 Main St., Groton; Free concert (donations accepted) by pianist David Sears; organist and violist Permelia Sears; violinist Rebecca Sears; Sandy Reismann, principal cellist with the Arlington Symphony Orchestra; and former BSO member and bassist Robert Olson. Concert followed by a pot luck supper in Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish, labeled with your name, to take part in the supper. Call Peg at (978) 448-3328 to learn more.
* Meeting schedule printed months in advance.
Save the date:
Wednesday, May 21
“The Producers”: 2 p.m. matinee, North Shore Music Theater; Groton Senior Center has reserved tickets to Mel Brook’s hilarious spoof of Broadway musicals. Tickets $60 each includes inner circle seating, lunch at the Danversport Yacht Club, round-trip bus and driver’s gratuity. Call the Senior Center at (978) 448-1170 to make reservations.
Saturday, May 31
Family Hoe-Down: 5-8 p.m., Pepperell Knights of Columbus Hall, 19 Jersey St., Pepperell; Fund-raising event for Catholic Groton Grows will include games, dinner, dancing and music by the Contra Banditos. Tickets $10 for adults, $6 for children, $30 family maximum. To purchase tickets or more information call Peg at (978) 448-5822.