SATURDAY, APRIL 3
Recycling Committee: 9 a.m. Transfer Station
SUNDAY, APRIL 4
Share Easter with a missionary: 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The First Baptist Church, 365 Main St., Groton (www.firstbaptistofgroton.org, 978 272 1335) will “Share Easter with a missionary,” — Missions Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Robert Mickey, Missionary to Kenya, Africa; 10:45 a.m. Service, Cal Fuller, “Winning New England for Eternity.” Plus a testimony and presentation from Al Choquette, “Planting a Church” in Portsmouth, N.H.
MONDAY, APRIL 5
Master Planning Housing & Cultural Resources: 6 p.m., Town Hall
Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Electric Light Department: 7:30, Electric Light Dept.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Veterans Services Officer: 6 to 9 p.m., Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., first floor
Finance Committee: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Community Preservation Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall
Storm Water Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
SqRR Fitness Workshop: 6 p.m., G-D Middle School track. Please see below for more details.
Greenway Committee: 8:30 a.m., Nashua River Watershed Building
Conductor Oversight Committee: 3:30 p.m., Town Hall
Sewer Commission 5:30 p.m., Town Hall first
Master Planning Transportation Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall
THURSDAY, APRIL 8
An Evening of Science — Grid Energy Storage: 7 p.m. Groton-Dunstable Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is pleased to be sponsoring Grid Energy Storage Using Flywheels with Matt Lazarewicz, Beacon Power at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School North — Team Meeting Room. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., presentation 7 to 9 p.m. Visit us online at www.GDSTEM.org.
Planning Board: 7:30, Town Hall first
SATURDAY, APRIL 10
The Groton Area Newcomers and Friends Yard and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please see below for details.
SqRR Fitness Workshop
Are you training for the 19th Annual Groton Road Race Or planning on a fitness regiment once the nicer weather arrives? Would you like some pointers on making your training more exciting?
Are you itching to get outside to do something athletic after a long cold winter?
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?
* How is my running form?
* Should I be able to hear myself breath so loud while I run?
* How do I attack a hill, up and down?
* How can I make running more exciting?
Join us Wednesdays starting March 24 through April 21 at the G-D Middle School Track (behind Florence Roche School – where the Groton Road Race is held) from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
All abilities are welcome (walkers, joggers, etc.), please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Join us for a free, relaxed session with friends and neighbors. Rain or shine. Come ask questions, set goals, and meet new friends.
For more information please contact Kerri at 978-870-8597 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Night, Sweet-Tooth Classes in Ayer Community Education
Pepperell pastry chef and restauranteur extraordinaire Robin Marley will show area residents how to make spectacular desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth in a series of one-night courses offered through Ayer Community Education. Marley, owner of Crumpets, Inc. of Pepperell, will teach students how to prepare one of the following kinds of desserts in her vast stash of dessert and pastry recipes.
Chocolate Seduction Cake
Learn the recipes and secrets of Crumpets Inc.’s award-winning chocolate cake dripping with chocolate ganache. Monday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m.
Create three different types of Tiramisu — Summer with blueberries & lime; Classic with coffee & Kahlua, and Holiday with apricots & almonds. Monday, April 12, 7 to 9 p.m.
Learn the secret of real lemon curd and the many desserts that can be made with it, including lemon lust pie, lemon meringue pie, lemon squares, and more. No. S110-D, One Monday, April 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
All courses are taught on site at Crumpets Bakery, 29 Maple Street, Pepperell. Courses are $30 per person, per course. Registration one week in advance is required. Registration forms and details are available at the Community Ed. page of the Ayer School District Web site, www.ayer.k12.ma.us. Registration may be mailed or hand carried to the Ayer Community Ed Office, Page-Hilltop School, 115 Washington St., Ayer, MA 01432. Phone 978-772-8600 ext. 334.
The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District will have Preschool Screenings on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14, at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center, 78 Hollis St., Groton.
This screening is only for parents who have concerns about their child’s development. Children between three year and five years of age will be screened.
Parents with specific concerns about their child should call Boutwell at 978-448-2297 to schedule an appointment.
The appointment hours are between 9 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.
* Speech & Language or how the child makes his or her needs and wants known to the world will be done on both days.
* Developmental Screenings or how the child processes information verbally, visually and using memory skills will be on Wednesday, April 14, only.
* Occupational Therapy and overall motor skill screenings or how children use their hands and move their hands and move their bodies will be on Wednesday, April 14 only.
SAVE THE DATE
Groton Center for the Arts spring classes
Beginning Tuesday, April 6, GCA will offer eight week sessions in basic keyboard, voice and acting.
Keyboard classes for children ages 7 to 10 begin April 6 at 3:45 p.m. These hour-long classes introduce students to beginner keyboard skills, ear training and music reading. Students must provide their own keyboards and class size is limited. For information and registration forms contact Edie Tompkins, instructor, 978-448-2654 or email@example.com.
Private and semi-private voice lessons for children through adults also begin Tuesday, April 6. Each lesson is a half-hour long. For information, registration forms and scheduling please contact Jeanne Masterman, instructor, 978-692-8416 or www.jeanne.masterman @verizon.net.
The acting class is designed of children 7 to 10-years-old with or without acting experience. Through improvisation, creative movement, poems, songs and skits, students will learn the basics of character development, interpretation, articulation and stage presence. Classes will be taught by Bonnie Marchesani, Edie Tompkins and Jan Hadland, directors of the recent Three Rivers Youth Theater production of “Pinocchio.” Classes start Wednesday, April 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For information and registration contact Bonnie Marchesani at 978-448-5335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard and Bake Sale
The Groton Area Newcomers and Friends is having a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Bic Penn Memorial Scholarship which is given annually to a college bound senior who resides in Groton or Dunstable for outstanding community service. The Yard Sale will be held Rain or Shine at 2 Forest Drive in Groton.
If you have any donations for the sale, please contact Debi Rieden at email@example.com to set up a dropoff time. We will have lots of children’s toys, clothing and baby equipment for sale, as well as many household items. Come support this great event! For further information on our club, scholarship or the yard sale, please contact Debi or the GANF Web site at www.grotonnewcomers.org.
Parade, ceremony planned for 9/11 ground zero first responders; presenting letters for Big Book, Pages for Peace project
Groton-Dunstable students building the biggest book in the world, whose topic is peace will welcome first responders at the scene of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center during a special community event and parade on Saturday, April 17. The assembly, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the middle school. The parade will form at the middle school campus and will start at noon and proceed down Main Street to the Hanson Family 9/11 Memorial at town field. First responders from around the region are invited to attend. First responders from the towns of Dunstable, Ayer, Pepperell, Townsend and the city of Lowell have already been confirmed. Local bands, veterans and community groups will also participate, according to parade organizer Don Black.
PET-acular Pet Fair
The Groton-Dunstable Jr. Girl Scout Troop No. 300 is presenting a PET-acular Pet Fair on Saturday April 17 to benefit the Lowell Humane Society. The event will take place at the Dunstable Congregational Church at 518 Main St. in Dunstable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free, and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome.
There will be adoptable animals from the Lowell Humane Society, as well as other animals from the House Rabbit Network, Greyhound Friends, Inc., Canines for Disabled Kids and the Dunstable Animal Clinic. A professional pet photographer will be on hand to take portraits, and several demonstrations are scheduled such as service dog and obedience demonstrations, and a pet parade.
The girl scouts will be selling refreshments and treats for dogs and their humans. There will also be games for dogs and their owners, crafts, vendors, rescue groups, trainers, dog associations, groomers, and kennels.
The Lowell Humane Society will offer to trim dogs nails for $5, and raffles for gift baskets and certificates. The event will be held outdoors in the field next to the Congregational church. In the event of rain, it will be held inside the church.
For more information, or to reserve free space, call Troop 300 co-leader Nancy Callan at 978-448-9053.
Town-wide Litter Clean-up
The Groton Grange Annual Town-wide Litter Cleanup will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 17 and 18. Our base camp will be on Station Ave. next to the Groton Electric Light Dept. where volunteers can pick up gloves and trash bags and review maps of Groton to see which roads need to be litter picked. We will have two dumpsters at that location, one for general litter, and another for heavy-duty debris like tires, car parts, etc.
The hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.
Over the past five years, the Grange has paid well over $500 to have more than five tons of trash hauled away, with the help of hundreds of volunteers from the wonderful Groton community!
Please join us in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by volunteering to pick up our roadsides or consider a donation to help cover the costs of this community project.
For more information, call Brad at 978-448-3418.
Well adult clinic
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health and D’Ambrosio Eye Care Inc. will hold a Well Adult Clinic on Wednesday April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main St. Groton. The clinic will include a free Vision Screening. Blood Pressure and Pulse will also be taken. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact 978-772-3335 ext. 333.
Groton Senior Center will host a Ladies Only Lecture
April 30, 11 a.m.
“Pelvic Floor Health,” by Shimon Segal, MD, FACOG. Dr. Segal will introduce FemiScan Personal System, an effective treatment for Improvement of Pelvic Floor Muscle Tone and Urinary Stress Incontinence.
To sign-up call Martha Campbell @ 978-448-1170. Refreshments will be provided by RiverCourt Residences.
Garden club planning annual plant sale
Groton gardeners are clearing away the winter debris from their flower beds, checking for the first green growth peeking through the soil and selecting their donations for the Annual Groton Garden Club Plant Sale. The much awaited event will take place on Saturday, May 8 on Main Street in front of the Groton Town Hall. This rain or shine event will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. — No Early Birds! — and will end at noon. Plan to be there right at the start for a wonderful selection of proven perennials from member’s gardens. There will also be a huge selection of herbs. Small containers with a variety of plants and colorful miniature roses will be available for that special Mother’s Day gift!