2. Public Meetings Preview: According to the town website, here's the week's lineup of public meetings:
- Monday, Jan. 13: the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council at 7:30 p.m., the Board of Health at 7:30 p.m., the Green Advisory Board at 6:30 p.m. and the Volunteer Coordinating Committee at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday: Jan. 14: the Finance Committee at 7:30 p.m., the Historic District Commission at 7:30 p.m. and the Acton Public and Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committees' Negotations Subcommittee at 8 a.m.
- Wednesday: Jan. 15: the Conservation Commission at 7 p.m., the Acton Public and Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committees' Negotiations Subcommittee at 4 p.m. and the Acton Public and Acton-Boxborough Regional and Acton-Boxborough Transitional School Committee at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Jan. 16: the Acton/Acton-Boxborough School Commitees' Policy Subcomittee at 9 a.m.
- Friday: Jan. 17:
4. Movie at the Gleason Library: This one's in Carlisle, but worth a mention. At 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 15, Carlisle's Gleason Library will show "American Nations," a film by Colin Woodard, a classic musical comedy in which -- according to the event posting -- the Founding Fathers work out their regional differences to sign the Declaration of Independence. Get the details here.
5. Food Drive: This Saturday, Jan. 18, the Acton and Boxborough Democratic Town Committees will be conducting a food drive for the AB Community Supper and Food Pantry at both Roche Brothers Supermarket and Donelan’s Supermarket from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get the details here.