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Groton Inn Kicks Off NOA Gallery

January 30, 2019 GMT

GROTON -- NOA Gallery and the Groton Inn have announced a new collaborative venture to put a working art gallery within the prominent lodging establishment.

The “Gallery by NOA” at the Groton Inn features a rotating collection of 50 works of fine art by regional artists displayed in the inn’s lobby and main hallway. The effort is a shared vision to create a venue for New England artists to show and sell their work and make Groton an arts destination.

An artists reception is set for Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Attendees can browse the works on display, mingle with the artists and enjoy the charm of the historic inn.

Artists with work currently on display include Arnie Casavant, Betsy Craumer, Betsyann Duval, Joelle Lavellet-Feldman, B. Glee Lucas, Julia Mitchell, Linda Puiatti, Stephen R. Silver, Trina Teele and Alexia Rosoff Wilbur.


History professor discusses books

SHIRLEY -- UMass Dartmouth History Professor Brian Glyn Williams, author of several books on U.S. involvement in military conflicts in Afghanistan, will be at Hazen Memorial Library Thursday, Feb. 7 to discuss his latest book, “The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led U.S. Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime.”

Williams roamed the mountains of Afghanistan for four years while researching this latest book and will share stories, excerpts and photographs from his travels.

Also the author of “12 Strong,” which was made into a film starring Chris Hemsworth, Williams has a doctorate in Central Asian Islamic history and is a professor of Islamic history at UMass Dartmouth.

The 7 p.m. event is free to the public and will feature Dr. Williams’ anecdotes and adventures from both “12 Strong” and “The Last Warlord.”


Monthly meeting of women’s club

GROTON -- The Groton Woman’s Club will hold its February meeting on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Union Congregational Church. The meeting begins at 11 a.m., and the program will be about a Jewish cemetery restoration in Poland, presented by Amy and Josh Degen.

For more information, please contact club president Marie Melican at mmelican927@aol.com .


Preschoolers must be enrolled

LOWELL -- Starting this year, families with students enrolled in preschool at Lowell Public Schools must register for kindergarten through the Family Resource Center on 151 Merrimack St. Previously families had the option of staying in the school they were assigned to for preschool, according to Coordinator Rebecca Duda. Registration for both begins on March 1.

Students who will be 4-years-old by Sept.1 of this year are eligible for preschool. Students who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It stops taking registrations one hour before closing, or earlier if the number of registration is extremely high. Families may call ahead to 978-674-4321.