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CALENDAR

MONDAY, JAN. 3

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

Prescott School Reuse Committee: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

MPC Housing and Cultural Resources: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall

Board of Health: 7 p.m., Town Hall

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m. Town Hall

TUESDAY, JAN. 4

MPC Community Services Group: 10:30 a.m. Town Hall

Finance Committee: 7 p.m. Town Hall

Community Resources Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Lost Lake Sewer Committee: 7:30 p.m. Town Hall

Storm Water Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5

Debtors Anonymous: Wednesdays 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road. Meeting is in the Parish House, beside church, on second floor. No dues or fees. Everyone welcome! Outreach number is 617-728-1426, www.debtorsanonymous.org.

Families Anonymous: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Parish Church of Groton. For individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by another person’s abuse of drugs or alcohol. Meeting is held in the Parish House next to the church. For information, call 978-448-3402, or go to www.familiesanonymous.org.

Greenway Committee: 8:30 a.m., Nashua River Watershed Building

Sewer Committee: 5:30 p.m. Town Hall

MPC Housing Authority Group: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

Zoning Board of Appeals: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, JAN. 6

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

SATURDAY, JAN. 8

New Year’s Barn Dance: The Groton Grange is pleased to present a New Years Barn Dance from 7:30pm to 10 p.m. at Historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney St. Please join us for an evening of music and dancing. Music by the Contra Banditos! Caller Tony Parkes will teach square, circle and contra dances to the beat of Celtic and Old Time Fiddle Tunes!! Beginners are welcome. Donation at door: adults $5, children and seniors $3, family max. $15. Refreshments provided. Raffle! This dance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds Lecture Fund. For more information visit www.grotongrange.com or call 978-448 3418.

SAVE THE DATE

Lunch for Seniors at Devens Grill Jan. 12

The Friends of Groton Elders, Inc. announces a New Year’s fixed-price lunch at the Devens Grill on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. The lunch is open to regional seniors for $15 per person (cash only) and features a special menu that includes a soup or salad course, a hot or cold main course, a dessert, coffee or tea, and tip. Please call 978-448-2226 or 978-448-5014 to sign up, to allow the Friends to advise the Grill how many guests to expect or for your information. Please come and begin the New Year in an attractive and festive atmosphere among old friends and new and with much good cheer.

Celebration of community and service

Groton Local will host its annual celebration of community and service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m. (venue pending). As in past years, we will shine our spotlight on organizations doing important work in town. This annual potluck has become known for delicious food, live music, and palpable community spirit.

Celebrate with Groton Local to savor that spirit and learn about its future plans. While this event is free and open to all, please consider renewing your annual membership or joining! More details are forthcoming, meanwhile, save the date!

For more information and/or to volunteer at the potluck, call 978-448-8398.

“Carrying On” for

suicide survivors

“Carrying On” was initiated in the spring of 2010 in response to the perceived need for a forum where suicide and the effects on family and significant others could be openly discussed. From the initial attendees it was discovered that suicide is never a closed issue in the families who experience it, even sometimes after years and years of silence.

Planned for the third Tuesday of each month, the December gathering was held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of First Parish Church on Powder House Road off from Main Street, Groton. The date is close to Christmas, but sometimes that is the time of most need for support from others for the survivors of suicide. The topic was, “Taking stock of the last year.”

For further information or to talk through whether the group would be appropriate for a particular person, call Steve Boczenowski at 978-448-5013 or June Johnson at 978-448-2223, or just come.

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