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Pinocchio Tickets

If you are looking for a special holiday gift for your children or grandchildren, why not place tickets under the tree for the childhood classic “Pinocchio” by the Three Rivers Youth Theater. Performances of this musical adaptation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan 10 at 2 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at Groton Dunstable Regional High School. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors, which can be purchased in Groton at the Main Street Cafe or Clover Farm Market and in Pepperell at the Gypsy Cafe or Luth’s Family Karate, at the door or by calling Groton Center for the Arts at (978) 448-3001.

Scott Brown Bumper Stickers

If you would like a Scott Brown for U.S. Senate yard sign or bumper sticker, please send an e-mail to Kurt@BrownforUSSenate.com or call (978) 266-9371.

DCR Citizen Forester Special Announcement

Two quick announcements:

1. 2009 Tree City USA application materials are now available on the DCR Web site at http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/forestry/urban/urbanFAQs.htm#treeCity.

2. The State contract for nursery materials, including trees, is now open for bid. DCR encourages any nursery managers to review the bid and consider applying. Details can be found at https://www.ebidsourcing.com/processPublicSolSummView.do?action=soltypeCd&docStatus=OPEN&docUserId=3026&docViewType=OPEN&docId=118753&doValidateToken=false&soltypeCd=ITP. Please pass along this information to anyone in the nursery industry that you think may be interested in bidding.

Coming up at Dunstable Public Library

Edwardian Christmas Tea

Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

Relax with your favorite gals as Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions will be our hostess for an Edwardian Christmas Tea at the Dunstable Church Hall. Enjoy some holiday cheer as Mrs. Gordon, played by Rita Parisi, transports you back to Christmas 1908. She’ll share with you her plans for the holiday season as well as stories of her adventures from a recent shopping trip to Boston. And don’t forget to bring along your Christmas list. Mrs. Gordon will gladly refer to her 1908 Sears and Roebuck’s catalog and let you know how much it will all cost you! This program is funded by a Cultural Council Grant and is co- sponsored by the Library, Historical Society and the Sunshine Girls. A FREE event but reservations required.

Annual Cookie Swap

Join the fun on Sat. Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. for a community wide cookie swap. This is one of our most popular events. Please bring 3 dozen one kind of cookie and recipe. We will swap cookies and a good time. Recipes will be copied and passed out to share. We will provide milk and hot beverages.

Knitting and Crochet Class

meets at the Swallow Union School on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. under the direction of Donna Acquaviva. This class is open to all ages and all levels of experience, including those who want to learn.

Rug Hooking

Under the direction of Marge Kimpton is also held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Swallow Union. This class is open to all ages and levels of experience. Marge has put together kits for you to choose from and purchase.

Quilting Class Under the direction of Robin Murch is held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Come and learn how or just to work on an uncompleted project. They will meet on Dec. 15

Holiday Ornament Workshops drop in on Thursdays Dec. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and make an ornament for your tree. Adults, teens, kids with an adult.

Holiday Book Sale now going no until Dec. 22 during library hours. Great selection of new or nearly new books priced 50 cents to $4.

Toys for Tots Drive Kicks Off at Murphy Insurance

Murphy Insurance Agency is sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive at its seven locations in Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Marlborough, Mendon and Medway and is reaching out to the community to support families in need.

“Because we talk with so many people on a daily basis, we’re very aware of the increased number of families facing financial challenges this year,” said Dennis F. Murphy, Jr., CEO of D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency. “By organizing this toy drive and being a drop-off spot, we hope to ensure happier holidays for children in need and their families.” Murphy served in the Marines himself, which adds an extra personal element to the agency’s drive.

To help increase public awareness, the Agency is promoting the drive in conjunction with its holiday music sponsorship on 105.7 WROR with hopes of generating awareness and a large response. On Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the WROR Street Team will be at the Agency’s Medway office located at 133 Milford Street in Medway. WROR’s Loren and Wally will make an appearance as well as holiday characters.

Toys are needed for children ages newborn to 18 years. Donations should be new, un-wrapped toys and can be made at 201 Main Street, Groton or all Murphy Insurance offices in the Toys for Tots drop off box. To locate the nearest Murphy Insurance office and for Toys for Tots gift guidelines visit www.dfmurphy.com/toys or call 978-567-4650. Deadline for donations is Dec. 16.

Toys for Tots Gift Earns Free Adjustment

Bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the Toy for Tots Holiday Gift drive and get a free chiropractic adjustment from Community Chiropractic on Main Street in Groton. An annual tradition at Community Chiropractic, the Toys for Tots drop-off date is Dec. 12. “Practice members can get their free adjustment on Saturday, Dec. 12. Others will receive a certificate for a free initial exam, report, and adjustment, when they make an appointment. Located at 300 Main Street, Community Chiropractic is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location, beginning Dec. 1. “Please give if you can – this year more children than ever need our help!” added Dr. Jarboe.

Other community out-reach events for Dec. include a free workshop: “Spinal Care” will be held Tuesday Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., where attendees will learn good back health habits and the do’s and don’ts about spinal care. The class includes a special treat – a complimentary healthy dinner.

The workshops will be held at 300 Main Street, Groton, in the building behind the Worker’s Credit Union. Entry to Community Chiropractic is by the side door to the right of the main entrance.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Community Chiropractic at 978-448-9355.