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.

Holocaust memorial: 1-3 p.m., Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Arts Center; Unveiling of a memorial to the children killed during the Holocaust with over 1.5 million pennies, collected as a class project. Documentary filmmaker Joe Fab, whose film “Paper Clips” partially inspired the project, will be on hand. Free and open to all.

Monday, June 2

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 3

Community Preservation Comm.: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall lunch room.

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

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

GDEF annual meeting: 11 a.m., Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Annual general meeting of the Groton-Dunstable Education Foundation’s board of directors. All are invited and light refreshments will be served.

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.

Wednesday, June 4

School Committee: 6 p.m. executive session, 7 p.m. open session, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School library; Regular meeting of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee.

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

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

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

Elder law: 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center; Attorney Nancy Catalini Chew will help guide seniors through estate planning. (Order ahead for lunch for $2.)

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.

Friday, June 6

Hot books: 4-5 p.m., Groton Public Library; Hot Books! Hot Chocolate! for middle schoolers will discuss “Riding Freedom” by Pam Munoz Ryan. Of course there’s chocolate!

Saturday, June 7

Drumming workshop: Noon to 2 p.m., Groton Public Library; Free hands-on session with Tony Vacca, who brings together African, Caribbean and American percussion styles. All instruments are provided. Intended for ages 10-18. Call the library at (978) 448-1167 or visit

Sunday, June 8

Farmers Market planning: 3 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Planning session for new and returning vendors to the Farmers Markets that begin July 11. Market vendors will be charged $5 per week for participation this year.

* Meetings scheduled months in advance, on a fixed agenda.


Lyme Disease

Groton-Dunstable Alliance for Youth’s Parent to Parent Network has announce its last “Meet and Greet” for the 2007-08 school year, to be held at the Main Street Café in Groton on Monday, June 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Drop in for a free medium cup of coffee and learn about Lyme Disease awareness and prevention from Cheryl Smith and guest speakers from the Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Free tick identification and removal kits will be available. Learn about family-oriented Project Lyme-Aid events scheduled for the week of June 8-14.

For more information about this event or the GDAY Parent to Parent Network, please contact Alice Anne at or Anne at

Save the date:

Monday, June 9

Veterans’ breakfast: 10 a.m., Groton Senior Center; Guest speaker will be Groton Community Foundation’s Karen Riggert along with Frank Belitsky with a presentation on the proposed new Groton Community Center.

Yoga classes: 6:30-7:45 p.m., Groton Grange; Instructor Charlotte Ott will lead a four-week class in yoga, on Monday nights, cost $48. Call her at (978) 448-6334.

Saturday, June 14

Big yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christian Union Church, Route 225, West Groton; All-day event at the church, with famous bake sale items (breads, whoopie pies, etc.) and the youth group painting faces. Call the church at (978) 448-5480 for more information.