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Education / Tutoring 

A Seat At The Table - Small Town New England Civics 101 

Date: 3 Wednesdays - 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

Times: 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Location: GDRSD Grounds (Room TBD)

Tuition: $40 

Claim your seat at the table with this discussion group regarding New England small-town government and how it pertains to you. An overview of small-town civics and how they work. Dive into topics such as the Annual Town meetings It’s where all the year’s town business is voted on by citizens in town halls, gyms, and community centers around the state. But for the uninitiated,  Town meeting can be confusing. Ronald Karr will breaks down the history and function of this annual tradition. The Warrants, Articles, Motions, Speaking on a Motion, Amendments, Size of Vote, overrides, capital outlay exclusion,  the moderator, etc., etc.  Ronald Karr has generously donated his time for this series. All proceeds go directly to GD Community Education. Take and active roll in your community and learn the power you have  in the direction your town is heading. 


Meet the Instructor: Ronald Karr is currently Deputy Moderator for the Town of Pepperell. A retired reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he also taught courses there in the History Department. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Boston University and is the author of numerous books and articles, most of them dealing with the history of New England. He has held several positions in Pepperell town government, including chair of the planning board.


Education / Tutoring


Date: 6 Wednesdays 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: GDRSD Grounds

Tuition: $120.00


For the beginner who is just starting out in chess we will learn:

  • The names of the pieces, where there are placed on the board and how they move about the board.

  • Special moves such as queening the pawn, castling, and en-passant.

  • Check, checkmate and stalemate. In other words how to win or draw [tie]  a game.

  • Learn how to use a chess clock.

  • Simple chess strategies and tactics such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered check.

For the intermediate beginner we will learn:

  • The rapid development of pieces as to start your game off with power!

  • Chess notation to read chess books and even record your own games.

  • A number of established chess openings and gambits and defenses.

  • Middle game methods such as attacking the king and positional play.

  • Simple end game strategies.

  • Tournament play. What to expect at a tournament.

  • And much more!


Education / Tutoring

Free Literacy Playgroup

 Activities for young children– all ages with their parent or caregiver

Playgroup/Literacy/Story/ Arts & Craft FUN FOR YOUNG CHILDREN School Year: 2019-2020!

Groton - Dunstable Community Education - Join us on any Mondays -Peter Twomey Youth Center (behind G-D Middle School North), 348 Main Street, Groton

Time-9:30 AM

Dunstable Congregational Church - Join us on any 1st Tuesdays - 518 Main Street, Dunstable

Time: 1:30 PM

Pepperell Family & Community Programs Join us on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 

Library Lawrence Library  15 Main Street, Pepperell -

Time: 10:30 am

Ashby Free Public Library - Join us on any 2nd and 4th 4th Tuesdays-Ashby Free Public Library 812 Main Street, Ashby-

Time: 10:15 AM

Townsend Library - Join us on any Wednesdays -Townsend Library 12 Dudley Road, Townsend

Time: 10:30 AM


For questions call: 978.874.0163 or jharrison@awrsd.org- Jana Harrison Funded by MA Dept. of Early Education and Care Funding provided by a grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care (FOLLOWS SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS SCHEDULE)

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