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Saturday, Dec. 12

Greens sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Groton Women’s Club will hold its fourth annual Greens Sale at the Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. There will be decorated wreaths (various sizes), kissing balls, swags, boxwood trees, and centerpieces all made with fresh evergreens and berries. This year, a new addition called “Pat’s Angels” will also be featured. At our “Cookie Mile” table there will be numerous kinds of home-baked cookies — familiar favorites and some unusual ones. There will also be a “Greens Cafe” where you can buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mulled cider or a bowl of chili or corn chowder; tables and chairs so that you can relax and enjoy the lovely decorations displayed on the walls. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Nashoba Valley Technical High School and Francis W. Parker Charter School. By purchasing items you will not only be beautifying your home, you will be helping a Groton student further his/her education.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Groton Christmas Concert: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tired of the endless blah-blah-blah-ing about health care, the race for the MA senate seat, the stumbling Patriots? Ready for “The Sounds of Christmas?” Then join your neighbors and friends for the 35th annual Groton Community Christmas Concert at the Union Congregational Church, Main Street. Edie Tompkins is once again directing a choir of adults and children in the singing of traditional and eclectic Christmas music. Free and open to the public. Escape the blahs and join us for some joyful noise! For more information, please call 978-399-6012.

Monday, Dec. 14

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

Groton Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m., (third performance) Union Congregational Church, Main Street, Groton Center. For more information, please call 978-399-6012.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

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

Groton Historic Districts Commission: 7 p.m., first floor meeting room

Library Trustees: 7 p.m., Library

Trails Committee: 7:30 p.m., small conference room

Groton Country Club Authority: 7:30 p.m., lunch room

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Land Use Meeting: 10 a.m., first floor meeting room

Sewer Commission: 5:30 p.m., lunch room

Groton Historical Commission: 7 p.m., small conference room

Great Pond Advisory Committee: 7:15 p.m., first floor meeting room

Healing Service: The community is invited to experience a monthly Healing Service on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., featuring a liturgy of “Blue Christmas,” at Christian Union Church, 37 West Main St., Route 225, in West Groton.

This special Blue Christmas service has a more quiet, somber feel then a traditional Christmas worship service. Scripture, music and meditations will focus on the comfort God offers during dark times. People will be invited to come forward and light a candle in memory of someone or to mark an event in their lives

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.

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

Thursday, Dec. 17

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., first floor meeting room

Lost Lake Sewer Committee: 7:30 p.m., second floor meeting room

Saturday Dec. 19

Santa Claus is coming to town (REGISTER AT GPL) … and landing his sleigh at the Groton Public Library!! The Groton Area Newcomers and Friends is sponsoring their 3rd annual Holiday Photo Day with Santa and Mrs.. Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event benefit the Bic Penn Memorial Scholarship awarded yearly to a Groton Dunstable college bound senior. A family seating with Santa and Mrs.. Claus is $10. Registration for this family event starts Weds., Dec. 2 in the Children’s Room at the GPL. Reservations must be done in person. No phone calls please!! Come join us for this wonderful family tradition! Please consider bringing a nonperishable food item for Loaves & Fishes; drop off boxes will be available at the library. Direct all inquiries to Carrie at jiser29@charter.net or www.grotonnewcomers.org.

Save the Date

Lost Lake Sewer Advisory Committee

******NOTICE******

On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., the Lost Lake Sewer Advisory Committee shall hold an informational meeting with its engineers, Woodard & Curran, regarding the progress made to date on the Comprehensive Waste Water Management Plan and the recently mailed income survey. This informational meeting will also discuss the importance of completing the survey in order for the town of Groton to obtain grants and/or low interest loans.

Your presence is very important so the committee can keep everyone informed on the progress made to date and the direction to follow in the coming months.

If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact Carol Quinn, the committee chair, at 1-978-272-1195.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…

Santa Claus is coming to town and landing his sleigh at the Groton Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Groton Area Newcomers and Friends is sponsoring their third annual Holiday Photo Day with Santa and Mrs.. Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event benefit the Bic Penn Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded yearly to a Groton-Dunstable college bound senior. A family seating with Santa and Mrs. Claus is $10. Registration for this family event starts Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Children’s Room at the GPL. Reservations must be done in person. No phone calls please. Come join us for this wonderful family tradition. Please consider bringing a nonperishable food item for Loaves & Fishes; drop off boxes will be available at the library. Direct all inquiries to Carrie at jiser29@charter.netor www.grotonnewcomers.org

Well adult clinic

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health, announces that announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St., Groton. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at 978-425-6675 or 1-800-698-3307 or visit us at www.nashoba.org.

Candlelight Christmas Eve service

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will have two Candlelight Christmas Eve services on Thursday, Dec. 24. There will be a 4:30 p.m. service, which is geared more for children and a 7:30 p.m. service. Both will have special music and each will also be preceded by half-hour of Christmas caroling so if you would like to sing your favorite carols come at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. to warm up your voice for the service following. A service of Lessons and Carols will be at held on Sunday, Dec.. 27 at the usual worship time of 10:15 a.m.

Joint Meeting: Budget and Finance Subcommittee & Town Officials

The Budget and Finance Subcommittee will meet with town officials from Groton and Dunstable on the following dates in the High School Library:

Jan. 12, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Jan. 26, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend.

— Superintendent’s office