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Friday, Sept. 18

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn Farmers Market, 160 Chicopee Row in Groton, every Friday through Oct. 9. This year, the market will be held in the field behind the barn. Eino Kauppi will speak on fly fishing in the Groton area at 4:30 p.m., all are invited. For more information on the market or to become a vendor, please check the Web site: www.williamsbarn.org.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Organ concert: 3 p.m. Legendary Concert Organist John Weaver to perform in Groton at Union Congregational Church, 218 Main St., Groton. Advance Tickets: $20/adults, $10 seniors/students. Call 978-448-2091. At the door: $25/adults, $15 seniors/students. Proceeds benefit the UCC historic Estey organ restoration fund.

Monday, Sept., 21

Greenway Committee: 12:30 p.m., Nashua River Water Shed

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Community Preservation Committee: 7:30, p.m., Town Hall (May be canceled)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Sewer Commission: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

Groton Community foundation: 5:30 Legion Hall

Conservation Commission: 7:00 Town Hall

Board of Water Commissioners: 7:30, Town Hall

Veterans Service Officer: 6 to 9 p.m., Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., first floor

Grand Finale kickoff: 7 p.m. The Grand Finale Committee invites you to join our annual kickoff social at the Middle School North Library. Our goal is to provide a fun and memorable prom night for all juniors and seniors while raising awareness of safe celebrations. Please visit our Web site at www.gdafterprom.com for a full list of upcoming events and meetings.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Great Pond Advisory Committee: 7:15 p.m., Town Hall

Information Technology committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Thursday, Sept. 24

Cemetery Committee: 5:30 Legion Hall

Trustee Fund Committee: 7: p.m., Legion Hall

Planning Board: 7:30, Town Hall

Friday, Sept. 25

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn Farmers Market is open for the season at the Williams Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton, every Friday through Oct. 9. For more information please check the Web site: www.williamsbarn.org.

Groton Community Dinners: 6 to 7 p.m. Lawrence Academy, Groton School and Groton Dunstable Regional High School are co-sponsoring the September dinner of the monthly Groton Community Dinners program. Volunteers from the schools will prepare and serve locally grown foods in support of the Farm-to-School Project, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture’s Harvest Week. The dinner is free to members of the community and will be served at the First Parish Church at the junction of Routes 119 and 40 in Groton. Groton’s own Contra Banditos will entertain with traditional fiddle tunes. For more information, please visit www.grotoncommunitydinners.org or contact Lawrence Academy’s Community service program director, Caroline Grinnell, at 978-448-1509 or cgrinnell@lacademy.edu.

Rachel’s Challenge: 6:30 p.m. Groton-Dunstable Alliance for Youth (GDAY) in partnership with Groton-Dunstable middle and high schools will be holding four presentations of Rachel’s Challenge. The 6:30 p.m. event at the PAC is free and open to the public. Parents and guardians, as well as community leaders are encourage to attend this powerful program inspired by the life and vision of Rachel Scott, the first shooting victim at Columbine High School in April 1999.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Harvest Fair: 36th annual Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Congregational Church. Location: 218 Main Street (Rte. 119, across from Filho’s Cucina). Rain or shine. For more information, call 978-448-2091 or visit www.uccgroton.org.

Church supper: Christian Union Church is back serving our famous public suppers. Come eat, enjoy and converse with old friends and neighbors from 5 to 7 p.m. continuously: family-style — roast beef, real mashed potato, vegetables, bread & butter, and delicious pudding. Cost $8 adults; $4 under 12 and under 6 eat free. For more information contact Carole at 978 448-5480. The church is located on Rte. 225 (W. Main St.) in West Groton, diagonally across from the fire station.

Briefs

Healing Service

The community is invited to experience a Healing Service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Christian Union Church, 37 West Main St., on Route 225 in West Groton.

The service will weave together prayer, song, story and reflection to create a sense of community in which participants may draw comfort and strength from one another and from Christian tradition. Participants are welcomed for healing prayers and anointing for themselves and/or loved ones. Open to people of all ages; a free will donation will be collected.

For further information, please contact Jamie Green at 978- 761-5959 or e-mail jgreen1027@yahoo.com.

Community Home Tour

SAVE THE DATE! Groton Community School will host the 5th annual Community Home Tour on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. at the school until 4 p.m. Doors open at the school for vendor shopping at 9 a.m.

In the spirit of “going green” and thinking local, area homeowners, including a home recently renovated as a “green” building, and area merchants will once again partner to bring the community creative inspiration and unique, affordable gifts at this popular event.

Enter free to win a pair of complimentary Home Tour tickets when you visit our booth at Grotonfest, which is scheduled for Oct. 3; rain date Oct. 4. And watch Around Town with Jane Bouvier on Nov. 5 for more information. For more information on the show, visit http://thegrotonchannel.org/Around_Town.php. More details will also be available in November at www.grotoncommunityschool.org.

Craft Fair

The Groton Senior Center will host a Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll have CRAFTS, FOOD, PRIZES, RAFFLES and a WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE. Tables for vendors/crafters are still available $15. Call 978-448-1170 to save a table, offer to volunteer or to donate small new or like new items for our White Elephant table.

Learn to skate

Groton Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that “SKATEWORKS” will once again offer skating instruction for children at all skill levels. This 12-week program, administered under the United States Figure-skating Association, takes place Saturday mornings between 8:30 and noon at the beautiful Groton School Rink beginning Nov. 14. GCA has offered this program to Groton and surrounding communities for 38 years.

For more information, call GCA at 978-448-3001 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Save the Date

First Parish Church Musical Celebration of the Earth: Oct., 2, 8 p.m. Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Jim Scott will perform an evening of his songs of peace, and the environment. With insight and more than a little humor, Scott makes his case for harmony in the world with jazz/world folk music styling and some great guitar technique in accompaniment.

Sponsored by First Parish Church of Groton, at the corner of routes 40 and 119 in Groton, MA. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door,

For information about the concert, call the First Parish Church office at 978-448-6307.