FRIDAY, SEPT. 10
Groton Farmers Market at the Williams Barn: The Groton Farmers Market at the Williams Barn is open from 3 to 7 p.m. The market will be held in the field behind the Barn at 160 Chicopee Row in Groton, just 1.5 miles north of Main Street. Check out a map and list of vendors at www.williamsbarn.org.
Fireworks: (rain date Sept. 12) Town Field (behind the library). The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with the John Niemoller Band on the bandstand, playing the music of Dave Matthews and others and from 7 to 8 p.m.; the Nashoba Valley Concert Band will perform Sousa and other marches. Fireworks will begin at sundown. The Groton Fire Department will be serving a terrific barbecue as a fund raiser.
CMP Community Service & Facilities Committee: 10 a.m., Town Hall, second floor
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
Grotonfest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Legion Field and Hollis Street, annual event presented by the Groton Business Association.
Electronic Recycling Day: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. Please see below for details.
Fundraiser benefiting the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Oil Spill Fund (http://www.gnof.org/programs/gulf-coast-oil-spill-fund/): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This worthy cause benefits fishermen affected by the oil spill financially. It also contributes to the Vietnamese Young Leaders Association, which will provide legal education on fishermen’s rights in Vietnamese, create documentation on the ongoing impact to the Vietnamese fishing community, and sponsor Town Hall meetings to share information on clean-up efforts for the Vietnamese community. The proceeds go to fund cleanup efforts throughout the coast. Ben and Jerry’s has graciously agreed to supply 25 gallons of ice cream (Chocolate, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and NY Super Fudge Chunk). Five hundred Sundaes will be given out, each sundae comprised of two large scoops of ice cream in your choice of flavor, chocolate syrup on top and an animal cracker floating in the syrup. Instead of charging a set price, we are depending on the generosity of customers and asking for donations to aid the families in crisis due to the oil spill. The fundraising goal is $1,000. (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 12). — Clare McCallan
MONDAY, SEPT. 13
Electric Light Committee: 9 a.m., Station Avenue
Sign Committee: 5 p.m., Town Hall
Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
Sign Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Finance Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Conservation Commission: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Board of Water Commissioner: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15
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. No dues or fees. Everyone welcome! Outreach number is 617-728-1426, http://www.debtorsanonymous.org.
Land Use Meeting: 1o a.m., Town Hall
Economic Development Committee: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Sewer Commission: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Housing Authority: 7 p.m., Town Hall
Historical Commission: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16
Forestry Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17
Lecture Series at the Groton Senior Center — Your Professional Presence, by Onorina Maloney, Certified Image Consultant: 1 p.m. In today’s competitive global market the ‘edge’ has become critical to one’s success. This seminar will provide participants with valuable information and tools to present themselves in a powerful and professional manner. All lectures will be televised on Charter (12) or Verizon (41). Light lunch will be served.
Groton Farmers Market at the Williams Barn: The Groton Farmers Market at the Williams Barn is open from 3 to 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
Public Suppers Are Back: 5 to 7 p.m. Christian Union Church in West Groton will begin their supper season once again. If you have joined us in the past, you know they are great, if you haven’t come see what you have been missing. Our starter menu will be roast beef, mashed potato, vegetables, dessert and beverage. The church is located on Rte 225 (West Main Street) in West Groton across from the fire station. Servings are continuous and family style, no reservations needed, take outs are also available. More information, call 978 448-5480.
New Friday schedule
The Groton Senior Center Van will take you shopping at the Market Basket in Westford on Fridays. Pickup begins at 9:30 a.m. To make an appointment call the van line 978-448-1141. For more information call the Senior Center at 978-448-1170.
Electronic Recycling Day
All towns are welcome to Electronic Recycling Day to be held Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parking lot of Our Lady of Grace Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell.
We will accept all electronics to include monitors, computers, fax and copy machines, anything with a cord. We will also be accepting all white goods, air-conditioning units, microwaves, lawn mowers and snow blowers with the gas removed as well as exercise equipment and grills.
This is a fundraiser for the church with low fees of $5 per electronic item, $10 per appliance or small TV, $15 per 20-inch or larger TV and $20 per wood console TV.
Items brought to Recycle Day will have a 97 percent recycle rate. Any car batteries, digital cameras or cell phones, power tools, bikes will be free. Receipts to be provided.
Any questions? E-mail J.email@example.com.
Veterans Service Officer Robert Johnson: Office: Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., first floor; 978-448-1175. Hours: Mondays 9 a.m. to noon; Weds. 6 to 9 p.m.; first Friday of each month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mobile medical clinic by appointment. The veterans service officer is responsible for disbursing benefits to qualified veterans upon application and for generally serving the needs of veterans in town.
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Coming in November…
Our Lady of Grace Parish will be having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hall at St. Joseph Church in Pepperell. Please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-804-1851 for more information to register.