Friday, Nov. 21
Groton Woman’s Club: 11:30 a.m., Union Congregational Church, Main Street; Monthly luncheon meeting with guest speaker Joan Reardon, nutritional consultant, presenting a program on, “Living Well with Herbs and Whole Foods.” Lunch will be served by hostess chairmen Marie Melican and Pat Woods and their committee. For more information call President Pat Hallet at (978) 448-6620.
Turkey raffle: 7:30 p.m., Groton Senior Center; American Legion Post 55 will hold its 55th annual turkey raffle and door prize drawing, its largest fund-raiser of the year, with proceeds to benefit Legion programs including scholarships, Memorial Day parade and flag purchases. Businesses interested in donating should contact Dave at (978) 448-6711.
Groton Night Life: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Who wakes up when the sun goes down? Come find out on a not-so-spooky night hike followed by a campfire and s’mores. All ages welcome. Cost $6 per person or $18 per family for Nashua River Watershed Association members, $8 per person and $24 per family for non-members. Pre-registration required by calling Lauren at 978-448-0299 or e-mail to LaurenP@NashuaRiverWathershed.org.
Grange Movie Night: The Screening Room Upstairs at Groton Grange Hall presents “Life as a House,” at 7:30 p.m. The film is “A heartfelt and humorous tale of romance, redemption and renovation about a man who decides to tear down his house and winds up rebuilding the world around him.” (Rated R.) This is a recession proof event, admission is free. Groton Grange is located at 80 Champney St.
Saturday, Nov. 22
Community Home Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (snow date Nov. 23); Groton Community School event, with a map of homes open for self-guided tours, with artists and vendors at each home. Tickets $25 in advance ($35 with boxed lunch by The Groton Trading Company) or $30 at the door (no lunch). Tickets available at Lavender or Body, Mind, Spirit in Groton; Rose of Sharon in Dunstable; and Groton Community School. Visit www.grotoncommunityschool.org.
Digital camera buying: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Groton Public Library; Photographer Eric Wexler will lead a workshop on which digital camera to buy. Sign up online at www.gpl.com or call 978-448-1167.
Groton Film Society: 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Academy. (See below.)
Monday, Nov. 24
Economic Dev. Committee: 5 p.m. meeting, Town Hall.
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, first floor.
Board of Assessors: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, assessors office.
Talk with Tom: 10:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center; Followed by lunch. Call 978-448-1170 to reserve a seat.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Community Foundation: 5:30 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall.
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m. meeting, Town Hall, second floor.
Groton CC and Rec. Authority: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Groton Country Club.
West Groton Sewer Commission: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Senior Center.
Animé & Manga Club: 7-8 p.m., Groton Public Library; Grades six and up, bring your sketchbooks (if you draw) or just come to discuss your favorites. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Mother Goose Storytime: 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. No registration required. Limited to 15 children, first-come first-served.
Llama Lounge: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Groton Public Library; What better place to spend a half day from school? With Wii games, board games, laptops and snacks.
Flu Clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center.
Stamp Sale: 1 p.m., Groton Senior Center; Monthly Post Office stamp sale.
Thursday, Nov. 27
TOWN OFFICES CLOSED: Thanksgiving.
The Groton Film Society will show “The Fall” on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Lawrence Academy Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a brief reception with finger foods. The film will begin at 7:15 p.m. and will be followed by sweets and coffee and an optional new “Behind the Screen” discussion group led by Chrissey Safford. The multiple events are free to members and open to non-members for a one-time payment of $15 at the door. The film society expects the discussion group to begin about 9:30 and last about 40 minutes.
“The Fall” was first released in Europe in 2006 and won “best film” awards from the Berlin and the Sitges international film festivals in 2007.
The film, a long meditation on the redemptive power of storytelling, overlaps a period piece set in the movie world of 1915 Los Angeles, the growing friendship between a wounded stuntman and a 5-year-old girl, and a sumptuous visual realization of the extended story he tells her.
It is filmed in English with some Romanian and is directed by Tarsem Singh with European and American actors and a soundtrack that includes Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
For parking at Lawrence Academy’s Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, visit grotonfilmsociety.org/la-parking-2.html.
Save the date:
Saturday, Dec. 6
Gifts & Greens: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row; Third annual Groton Greens & Gifts Sale, co-hosted by Groton Woman’s Club and Williams Barn Committee. Businesses may take part in a wreath-decorating contest in advance by calling 978-448-6624 or 978-448-6620.