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MONDAY, JUNE 7

Council on Aging: 10 a.m., Senior Center

CMP Housing & Cultural Resources: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall lunch room

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

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall second floor meeting room

CMP Sustainability Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall small conference room

CMP Land Use Commission: 7:30, p.m., Town Hall lunch room

TUESDAY, JUNE 8

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

GIF Committee: 4 p.m., Town Hall lunch room

Economic Development Committee: 5:30. p.m., Town Hall first floor meeting room

Sign Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall small conference room

Sustainability Commission: 7 p.m., Nashua River Watershed Building

Conservation Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall second floor meeting room

Board of Water Commissioner: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall lunch room

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

GDEF Annual Meeting: The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation holds its Annual Meeting from 10-11 a.m. in the Middle School North conference room. The public is invited to join GDEF directors as they review the past year and look ahead to next year. For more information on GDEF, please visit www.gdefinc.org.

“Educating Rita” by Willy Russell: 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. An English professor with more interest in liquor than in literature, a young hairdresser eager to cut her ties to the working class… This is the classic tale of a Cockney girl who looks for culture and finds herself along the way. Actor Richard Clark uses wit, wisdom and humor mixed with poignant human drama to create engaging entertainment. There is class warfare in the classroom as an ugly duckling becomes a swan. Dianne Giammarrco joins Richard Clark as his acting partner in this great performance. To reserve your space call 978-448-1170. Lunch will be provided for a $2 donation. This program is supported in part by a grant from Groton Cultural Council.

Debtors Anonymous: Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road; Route 40 and Route 119. Meeting is in the Parish House, beside church, on second floor. The first half hour of meeting is quiet time to work on numbers. No dues or fees. Everyone welcome! Outreach number is 617-728-1426, http://www.debtorsanonymous.org.

Local Emergency Planning Committee: 1 p.m., Town Hall first floor meeting room

Parks Commission: 7 p.m., Legion Hall

Housing Authority: 7 p.m., Lowell Road

Cable Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., High School Studio

Agricultural Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall small conference room

Information Technology Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall lunch room

THURSDAY, JUNE 10

Well adult clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health, announces that announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

“What I want my words to do to you”: 7 p.m. Screening of the PBS movie “What I want my words to do to you” in the First Parish Church of Groton vestry (corner of Rts. 119 and 40), sponsored by the Prison Ministry Team, Our Prison Neighbors, and the Alternatives to Violence Project in Massachusetts (AVP/MA). Free, refreshments will be served.

“What I want my words to do to you” offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, who have committed violent crimes. They attempt to answer the question, “If you have committed a violent crime, is it possible to redeem yourself?”

Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women’s writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei.

After the movie, Nancy Shippen, chairperson of AVP/MA and Executive Director of Our Prison Neighbors, will lead a discussion about the film and discuss the transformative work she does in prisons.

BRIEFS

Friends of Groton Elders sponsor trip to Tanglewood

The Friends of Groton Elders, Inc. are sponsoring a day trip to Tanglewood on Sunday, July 18, for a matinee performance of the Boston Pops with Conductor Keith Lockhart. The bus will leave from Buckingham Bus Co. on Station Avenue in Groton at 10 a.m. There will be a short snack/rest stop prior to our arrival at Tanglewood. The concert is at 2:30 p.m. in the Koussevitsky Shed. Special guest artist will Arlo Guthrie. Actor Alec Baldwin will narrate “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” written by Composer Peter Boyer and Tony Award winner lyricist Lynn Ahrens.

A grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund toward the cost of reserved seating makes this a special opportunity for seniors.

Following the concert the group will have dinner at Michaels of Stockbridge. The approximate time back in Groton will be 9:30 p.m. The of the trip is $69 and includes bus transportation, concert ticket, dinner and driver’s gratuity. Dinner entree choices will be, 1) Baked stuffed chicken with bread stuffing, or 2) Baked Boston Scrod with seasoned bread crumb topping.

To reserve your place sign the sign-up sheet at the Senior Center or call the center at 978-448-1170. For questions call Jean Temple at 978-448-5413 or Corinne Moyle at 978-448-5014.

SAVE THE DATE

Groton Senior Center programs

Mondays

Strength Training Class: 11:30 a.m.; Fee $2 per session with minimum 20 participants payable to instructor at first class. Drop-in fee $4.

Groton Swim: 10-11 a.m. at GROTON SCHOOL POOL

Groton Council on Aging Board Meeting: 9:30 a.m., first Monday of month. Open to the public.

Veterans Breakfast: 10 a.m., second Mon. of month. Reservations required, call 978-448-1170.

Discussion Group: Host is Tom Hartnett: 10:30 a.m., fourth Monday of the month. Presented by “Friends of Groton Elders.”

Hand Quilting Class: 2-4 p.m.; $25 per month.

Tuesdays

Bowling: 9:30 a.m., Harvard Lanes

Book Club: 9 a.m.; third Tues. of month.

Decorative/Glass Art Painting: 10-11 a.m. Advanced and Beginners welcome.

Cards: Hand & Foot, 12:45 p.m.

Weight Watchers: 1 p.m.

Ballroom Dance: 7 p.m., $5 per class.

Wednesdays

Strength Training Class: 10:30 a.m.

Senior Center Weekly Special Programs: 1 p.m., activities such as dances, plays, musical performances, lectures & health clinics.

Woman’s Club Lunches: noon, third Wednesday of month, September through May.

Nashoba Nursing Services Blood Pressure Clinic

11:30-1 p.m. fourth Weds., Sharon Fata, R.N.

Thursdays

Yoga: 10-11 a.m., fee: $3 per class supported by the Friends of the Groton Elders.

Cards: Hand & Foot – 12:45 p.m.

Tai Chi Class 2-3 p.m., fee: $40 for 8 weeks

Fridays

Strength Training Class: 10 a.m.

Groton Swim: 10-11 a.m. at GROTON SCHOOL POOL

Bridge: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., first and third Friday (Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch).

Daily: VIGOROUS MIND Computer touch screen game to strengthen your mind skills. No computer skills required. Fee is $24 for 12 sessions payable to Vigorous Mind, Inc. Classes by appointment, 978-448-1170.

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