The Center Programs

Learn to PLAY and/ PLAY Cribbage

Wednesdays 11:00am
Cost: none
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game, traditionally for two players, that involves playing and group- ing cards in combinations which gain points. It can be adapted for three or four players.

Equipment provided

Billiards Open Play

Monday—Friday 8am-4pm
(with the exception of Wednesday, 11:30-2:30pm the table is closed while movies are being shown)

Reservations are necessary for your 1 hour time slot.
Reserve for yourself or to play with friends. Call the center, 978-448-1170.

Ping Pong Open Play

Wednesdays: 1-4pm
Thursdays: 1-4pm

Register for you and your friends for your 90 minute timeslot.

Reservations are required, call the center
Equipment provided

Hand & Foot

Tuesdays 12:30pm
Cost: none

Hand and Foot is a North American card game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up. There are numerous variations of this game and no standard rules. A quick and easy game to learn, always room for newcomers!

American Mahjong

Tuesdays 12:30pm
Cost: none

Mahjong, is a popular Chinese game played with sets of tiles. All are welcome. If new to the game consider joining as the players would be happy to teach you the game.

Join us anytime!


Fridays 1:00pm

Great class for the beginner or an experienced knitter. Expert
knitter, Violetta O’Donnell will teach those just learning and help, when
needed, those more experienced. Participant responsible for cost of supplies. If you would like to participate and need financial help to purchase supplies please call Stacey Shepard Jones, Outreach Coordinator.
Please call 978-448-1170 to register.

Pickle Ball

COA Pickleball League:

Play is at the Twomey Center (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m.) You must be a registered player and 60 years or older. The league is full.

Pickleball Occasional Player:
An occasional player will play with our league players however can’t commit to playing on a regular basis or they are waiting for a spot in
the league. Occasional players are subs in our league. You must be a registered player and 60 years or older.
Pickleball Open Play:
The Groton Center has an indoor court that is available to residents at no charge on Fridays, 8am-4pm.The majority of players must be residents and open to all ages. Players are responsible to set up and dismantle the net.
To reserve your court or be added to the waitlist call 978-448-1170.

Tech Support

First and Third Thursdays
10am-12pm     November 4th and 16th; December 2nd and 6th

Get help with your laptop, phone or tablet and talk with our tech expert
Tom Pistorino.
Appointments are necessary, please call 978-448-1170.

Ted Talk Discussions with The Director

2nd Tuesday of each month 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity2 watch a video followed by discussion.

Great Courses How to Listen to and Understand Opera

Thursdays, December 22 March 17, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Ge- niuses2Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini2produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of all time in this form. With Professor Robert Greenberg to show you how, you can lean to understand and appreciate opera.00 p.m.

Book Club

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.

January 12 9:30 AM Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters By Jennifer Chiaverini

Please be sure to register by calling 978-448-1170.


Reservations are necessary so please call The Groton Center, 978-448-1170