Educational Offerings

Please refer to our newsletter to learn about our numerous educational presentations throughout the year. Newsletter

Programs Suspended for the Summer
Some of our programs pause for the summer and will resume again starting in September or October. The programs that will be suspended for the summer are:

  • Strength Training/ Chair Aerobics (A video from the instructor, Elaine, is available for use Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  • Tech Club for Non Techies
  • Indoor Walking Group and Indoor Pickleball at the Twomey Center

Pizza and a Movie

1st Wednesday of the Month
Pizza at 12:30 p.m. and Movie Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Cost: None

Check out our newsletter for the featured film this month! Newsletter

Documentaries

4th Monday of the Month, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: None

We show the latest, award-winning documentaries once a month. To find out this month’s featured documentary, please check out our newsletter! Newsletter

Great Courses: A Year that Changed History: 1215

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Starting May 12 and Ending July 28
Cost: Free

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong from Purdue University discusses what is so important about the year 1215. There are some history buffs who may be able to tell you that 1215 is the year the Magna Carta was signed, but there are even fewer who know that King John of England’s acceptance of this charter was only one of four major, world-changing events of this significant year. In fact, the social, cultural, political, geographical, and religious shifts that occurred in this year alone had such a huge impact on the entire world, it warrants an entire course of study for anyone truly interested in the pivotal points of history that brought us to where we are now.

Ted Talks

2nd Tuesday of the Month, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: None

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity— watch a video followed by discussion. 

Writing Creatively

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: None

If you enjoy writing, want to share your writing, and receive feedback, join Rich Meibers, and a supportive group of writers to share your writing each week and hear other’s work.

Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: None

Each month read along with the group then meet the 2nd Wednesday to share your thoughts and listen to those of the other group members.                                                 

Memory Café

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: None

Memory Cafes are a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, or any other form of dementia or other brain disorder, and their caregivers. This is an opportunity to connect with your loved one while participating in something fun and interactive. Sponsored by RiverCourt Residences.

Can we talk civil discourse?

4th Monday of the Month, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Groton Civil Discourse Project is pleased to hold monthly, in-person conversations about relevant town topics at The Center.

Space is limited so advance registration is required.

Tech Support

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month,10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Get help with your laptop, phone or tablet and talk with our tech expert Tom Pistorino. Appointments are necessary, please call 978-448-1170.  Due to limited availability, this program is for Groton residents only.

Tech Club for Non-Techies

1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: None

Tech Club is intended to make the modern technology landscape reachable to everyone and to assist each other and learn from each other. Every month, we will pick a topic and have a short talk on the subject and then open the discussion.

Get to Know Your Community Leaders

Cost: None

Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet your community leaders and learn what is happening in our Town. Check out our latest newsletter to see the community leaders scheduled to come to The Groton Center Newsletter

Trivia Tuesday

4th Tuesday of the Month, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: None

Join us for fun Themed Trivia and the chance to win $25 gift cards to Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar.