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Friday, June 27

Magician Steve Rudolph: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Groton Public Library; “Wild about Magic” combines nature with comedy magic. For ages 4 and up. Registration is required by calling (978) 448-1167; preference given to Groton residents.

Frisbee champ: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Groton Public Library lawn; The 2008 Summer Reading Program continues with a Freestyle Frisbee show and workshop with two-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur and an Ultimate Frisbee exhibition game.

Saturday, June 28

Artist reception: Noon to 2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Owen Smith Schuman Gallery; Photo artist Suzanne Revy will exhibit her prints and conduct a black-and-white photography demonstration for the first 15 people who sign up. Call (978) 448-1167 or visit

Groton Film Society: 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Academy, Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center (entrance opposite Gibbet Hill Grill); Groton Film Society will screen “Under the Same Moon” (La Misma Luna) about a Mexican boy who enters the U.S. illegally in search of his mother. Non-members admitted for $12 donation at the door. Visit to learn more.

Sunday, June 29

River cleanup: 12:30 p.m., Petapawag Canoe Launch, Nod Road; Volunteers needed for cleanup of the Nashua River. Pre-registration with Nashoba Paddler required by calling (978) 448-8699 or e-mail

Monday, June 30

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

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

Tuesday, July 1

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

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

Wednesday, July 2

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.

Drop-In Craft Time: 1-2 p.m. Groton Public Library, Sibley Hall; Free and open to all ages, no registration required.

Thursday, July 3

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

Friday, July 4

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Independence Day.

Sunday, July 6

Paula Weinberg: 1 p.m., Unitarian Church of Groton, Ayer Road; A celebration of the life of Paula Christine Degnan Weinberg; Guests are asked to bring fresh-cut flowers from their gardens, as Paula was an avid gardener.

Monday, July 7

Fireworks: 6 p.m., town field; Food and live music followed by fireworks at dusk.


Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Friday, July 11 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. 10.

Twenty vendors are signed up for the 2008 market including farmers with vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, fruit, frozen meat and berries, as well as food products made or processed in the Groton area with local ingredients 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 Williams Barn are supported by a grant from the Peter E. Bertozzi Trust from the town of Groton.

Vacation Bible (1)

West Groton Christian Union Church is hosting Vacation Bible School, July 28 to Aug. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. All children in the community entering pre-K through sixth grade are invited to join us for this week as we “Take the Plunge” to learn more about Jesus. The curriculum follows bible stories involving water, including Jesus walking on water, Jesus calming the storm, and Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. The week will include water games, crafts, snacks, community outreach, lots of fun and so much more!

Registration fee is $25 per child, which includes lunch every day and all materials. Daycare will also be available each day from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $10 fee per child. For more information or to register, contact Jamie Green, (978) 448-3348 or e-mail, or visit

Vacation Bible (2)

On Monday, July 21 at 0900, Vacation Bible School at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will blast off to explore the awesome wonder of God. We’ll voyage to Cosmic City and learn of God who created the universe, God who provided for a nation wandering in the desert, God who healed the paralyzed man, God who walked on water, and most miraculous of all, God who rose from the dead. While in Cosmic City we’ll enjoy the Music of the Spheres, Deep Space Bible and Story Time, Supernova Crafts, Theater of the Galaxies, Wonder U Science Lab, Asteroid Alley Games and, of course, Shooting Star Snacks.

This is a spirit- and fun-filled experience for children from 3 years of age through fifth grade. Older children are welcome as helpers. For more information please contact Janet Vesper at (978) 597-8605 or leave a message on the church phone at (978) 448-6140.

Vacation Bible (3)

Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church of Groton will be held July 14-18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for pre-school through grade six. This year’s theme is “Dino Detectives: Digging for God’s Truth.”

First Baptist Church is located at 365 Main St. (Route 119) in Groton.

To learn more call (978) 448-6574.

Save the date:

Tuesday, July 8

Spanish painters: 8:30 a.m. departure; Friends of Groton Elders sponsoring a day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the special exhibition “El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III.” The cost of the trip is $32, less for MFA members. Call Jean at (978) 448-5413 or Corinne at (978) 448-5014.