The next Groton Community Dinner will be held Friday at First Parish Church of Groton, in the center of town at 1 Powderhouse Road. The free meal is served continuously between 5:45 and 7 p.m., and is accompanied by live music. The menu is house salad, chicken pot pie or tofu pot pie with buttermilk biscuits, bread basket with butter, and gingerbread with applesauce. The monthly event was launched in May 2009 as an effort to foster community by offering a healthy meal for all, free of charge, in a welcoming atmosphere. For more information, visit www.grotoncommunitydinners.org or call 978-448-3035.