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Who needs four years of college? Over a four-hour period on Saturday, you can learn virtually anything.
How? The Groton Public Library is hosting its first-ever How-To Festival. Presented along with the Groton Senior Center, the Groton Parks and Recreation Department and other learned volunteers, the festival will provide instruction on 50 different kinds of cool and useful stuff: how to give a massage, fly-fish, do karate moves, juggle soccer balls, make balloon animals, face paint, raise chickens, and on and on.
Each session runs between 20 and 50 minutes, and a full schedule is available at the library. There will be snacks and beverages for purchase, and the Mystic Paper Beasts will entertain. Folks can also register for "Dig Into Reading," an online summer reading program.
The fest takes place at the library, the senior center and on the collective lawn connecting the two.
- RICK KOSTER
First-Ever How-To Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Groton Public Library and Groton Senior Center, Route 117; free; (860) 441-6750, gpl.org.