The Center Programs

JOY OF LIVING Meditation Group

Thursdays by ZOOM
7:00 pm - 8:30pm
Cost: None

We gather weekly to practice, study, and discuss meditation based on the Joy of Living teachings of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Feel free to drop in anytime!
Call the COA for your Zoom invitation 978-448-1170.

Learn to Knit

Monday and Fridays

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.

Great class for the beginner or an experienced knitter.
Expert knitter, Violetta O’Donnell will teach those just learning and help when needed for those more experience.

Please call The Groton Center to register, 978-448-1170.

Billiards Open Play

Monday—Friday 8am-4pm
(with the exception of Wednesday and Thursdays,
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

Singles only
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

Watercolor Workshop

First and third Fridays 9:30-11:00
$5 per class (payable to facilitator)
Class facilitator: Valerie Baier

No minimum attendance however, registration is necessary.
Each class students will work on a subject they select or Valerie can help you chose one.
Bring or own supplies
If you need help with supplies please contact the COA, we have some available.
Call, 978-448-1170 to register.

Tech Support Get help with your laptop,
phone or tablet and talk with our tech expert

Tom Pistorino.
We will work over the phone or by Zoom or Google Duo.
Appointments are necessary, please call the COA, 978-448-1170.
Due to limited availability this program is for Groton residents only

Writing Creatively

Cost: none

There are many people who know how to write, but may not know how to write creatively. In this seminar, participants will write every week on topics of their choice and then share their work with other seminar participants. With peer critiques, we will learn valuable editing skills and how to turn ideas into prose. The final product will be something you’re happy with.

Leader: Richard Meibers. After graduating from Hunter College in the 60’s and working as a therapist, Richard began his career as a professional writer. His most recent work includes the novel, Falling off the Wind (2012), but he has also written non-fiction, The Fitchburg Watch: History of a Masterpiece (2002). He has been a Groton resident for over forty years.

Book Club

2nd Wednesday
9:30 AM
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

Please be sure to register by calling the COA, 978-448-1170. You may register to participate in person or Zoom. Class size limited.

Kayak Klub

Are you interested in kayaking with a group?
There is safety in numbers and comradery in numbers! You need to have to have your own kayak and ability to transport it. Outings vary once or twice a
week, scheduled dates are available through email within the group.

To join call and let us know and we will add you to our mailing list.
Call the COA, 9789-448-1170


Thursday, September 3 1pm Parasite
Rate R 2 hours 12 minutes
The last of our Academy Award series, Parasite is an incisive look at class divisions, and its unpredictable plots makes it a movie you'll want to watch without knowing anything about the story.

Wednesdays, September 9 1pm Bombshell
Rated R 1 hour 49 minutes
Bombshell is a 2019 American drama film based upon the accounts of the women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.

Wednesdays, October 7 1pm Hope Gap - 2020
Rated R 2 hours and 21 minutes
Grace lives an idyllic life in a British seaside town, but her world comes
crashing down when her husband of 29 years leaves her for another
woman. Through stages of shock, disbelief and anger -- and with support from her son -- Grace ultimately regains her footing while learning it's
never too late to be happy.

Wednesdays, October 14 1pm Harriet
Rated PG13 2 hours 6 minutes
From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she
led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad,
the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

Wednesdays, November 4 1pm The Gentleman– 2020
Rated R 1 hour 53 minutes
Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by
building a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets
out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes. This dark comedy stars Matthew McConaughey,

Wednesdays, November 11 1pm Richard Jewell
Rated R 2 hours 11 minutes
During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell
discovers a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park. He
helps to evacuate the area until the incendiary device inside the bag explodes. Hailed as a hero who saved lives, and then the FBI names him the
prime suspect in the bombing.

Wednesdays, December 2 1:00pm Mr. Jones - 2020
Rated R 2 hours and 21 minutes
This movie contains very distressing scenes of starvation.
Based on a true story which inspired George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm.
Welsh journalist Gareth Jones risks his life to expose the truth about the devastating famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Wednesdays, December 9 1:00pm The Secret Garden - 2020
Rated PG 1 hour and 40 minutes
THE SECRET GARDEN is a new take on the beloved classic novel of
the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds
of his estate.

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