Welcoming the New Year with a big celebration is fun. What’s not fun is the drive home surrounded by vehicles with impaired drivers. If the long drive home scares you, come to the Groton Senior Center on Thursday evening, Dec. 31, from eight to whenever. There will be dancing, games, socializing and a midnight toast with “Sparkling Grape Juice” and noise makers. Alcohol is not allowed at the Senior Center but there’ll be soft drinks. Please bring some sort of finger food or dessert that we can share. For information and a $10 tickets, please call the Senior Center at 978-448-1170 or the Russells at 978-448-5822.