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FEATURED EVENT JANUARY 17

4361 bwCarroll Brogan Mailhot, mezzo soprano will sing a mostly Brahms Concert, Lieder and Lullabies on January 17th,  2014 at United Congregational Church in Norwich.  Carroll is the cantor for the Diocese of Norwich and St. Patrick Cathedral and has been singing for the past 30 years in musicals, concerts and productions throughout the area. Most recently she was seen in a production of  Showtunes, the music of Jerry Herman in Rocky Hill.
Lieder and Lullabies is an evening exploring love songs and lullabies in varied musical styles. Carroll will sing the songs or lieder of Johannes Brahms, several of which are among the first pieces he allowed to be published. Selections by Mozart and Menotti will be sung as well. The program will include several lullabies and songs from musical theater, featuring Weil and Tesori and Crawley.
Elizabeth Linkeman, organist at St. Patrick Church, Mystic will be accompanying Carroll on the piano.
The program begins at 7:30pm and a reception will be held in the auditorium of the church following the concert. United Congregational Church is located at 89 Broadway, Norwich, CT. A donation for the church will be accepted at the door

December 18

  • SECT Women’s Network Luncheon. 11:30am-1:15pm. Groton Inn & Suites, Rte 184. 860.961.6067.
  • Flicks @ Six. Lincoln. Starts 5:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Geneology Workshop. How to build a family tree and research your history. 6-7:45pm. Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI. 401.596.2877.
  • Norwich AARP, Mohegan Chapter 1004 Holiday Luncheon. 11:30am. River Ridge, Griswold. For info, contact Nancy at ncaplet@gmail.com.

December 19

  • Pasta Supper. All you can eat. $6. 4:30 – 7pm. Bethel Community UMC, Griswold, CT. 860.376.2255.
  • Blue Christmas Service of Light. 7pm. Mystic Congregational Church. 860.536.4259.
  • Be Creative with Cake! Learn how to decorate. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.
  • Free Intro to Internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

December 20

  • Science Smarts: Melting Ice Experiment. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 21

  • Shoreline Swing Dancing Christmas Party. 7-11pm. East Lyme Community Center.  www.shorelineswingct.org.
  • Eastern CT Symphony Chorus Holiday Concert. 8pm. 289 State St, New London.  860.443.2876.
  • Seasonal Sing-a-Long. Come sing Holiday favorites. 10:30-11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Junior Friends’ Craft for a Cause Event. 2-4pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • DIY Teens. Recycled Books. 3:30pm. Make crafts from recycled books. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 23

  • Animal Meet & Greet. New animals at the museum. Children’s Museum of SE CT, Niantic. 860.691.1111.

December 25

  • Christmas Feast. 1 – 3pm. St. David’s Episcopal Church. Gales Ferry, CT. 860.464.6516.

December 26

  • Family Movie. Animated, Rated PG. Call for title. 2pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 27

  • Fun With Food! Yuletide Yummies. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 28

  • Celebrate and learn about Kwanzaa. 11am-2pm Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

December 30

  •  Family Fun ‘n’ Games. Popular board games. 10am-4pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 31

  • Noon New Year’s Eve Party. Food and fun. 11am-1pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Anime Club Costume Night. 6:30-8pm. Grades 9-12. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 2

  • New Year, New You: Foods for a Fresh Start with Caelum Massicotte. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 3

  • Independent Film Series. Broken. 7pm. The film is English language and runs about 90 min. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 4

  • Blast Off: Otis Library Lego® Club. 12:30 – 2pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Family Yoga. Intro for families and young children. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 5

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 2pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.
  • Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin’ Jim Beloff. Bring a tuned ukulele for instruction. 1:30pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

January 6

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 7pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.

January 7

  • Drop in Tablet Time. Bring your own or try one of ours. Use apps and games. 10:30am – 12:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 8

  • Fantasy Film Fest – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six: The Great Gatsby. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Demo Days! TumbleBooks online books for kids. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750

January 9

  • Introduction to the internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 10

  • Southeastern CT Chamber of Commerce 40 under Forty Awards. $75 to attend.  860.572.9578.
  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Amazing Magnetics for Children to learn. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Excel: Beyond the Basics. Learn about this popular program. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 11

  • Through The Looking Glass. Create Wonderland-inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 14

  • Once Upon a Time…Picture books and stories. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

January 15

  • Fantasy Film Fest – James and the Giant Peach. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six. Les Miserables. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Using Picasa. Learn about the free photo editing software. 6:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Demo Days! OneClickDigital app to download audio books. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 16

  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science.. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 17

  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 18

  • Yellow Brick Road. Create Wizard of Oz inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Read With Bella the therapy pug! 11:30am – 12:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 21

  • First Friends: Rhyme Time Playgroup. 10:30 – 11am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

Ongoing Events

  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning 11/29 at Granite Theatre in Westerly. For tickets and info call 401.596.2341.
  • Food Drive. Month of January. 2 Drop-off locations: Groton Shopping Plaza: 744 Long Hill Road Niantic: 58 Pennsylvania Avenue. 9am – 5pm. The Lighthouse. 860.445.7626.
  • Baby Sign and Play. Jan 10 – Feb 7. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • First Friends toddler group. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 9:30am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Wii Wednesdays. 3-5pm. Teenscape. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Light Up Old Lyme. Nov 14 – Jan 5. Six weeks of Holiday magic. For participating businesses and information, go to www.visitoldlyme.com.
  • Knights and Princesses. Costumes and fun. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 11am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Celebrate the Joy!: Holiday Gift Show. Dec 4 – 29. Dec show at Artists Co-op Gallery of Westerly. 401.932.6728.
  • Boy Scout Venturing Co-Ed Program. Ages 14-21. 2nd friday each month. 6-8pm. The Lighthouse Niantic. To join, call 860.445.7626 x 115.
  • Odd Fellows Home of CT. Coat Drive for Seniors. Month of December. Drop off new or gently used items at 235 Lestertown Rd Groton, CT. Call Tricia at 860.445.7478.
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7pm. 860.892.1400.
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tues. Windham. 860.455.9400.
  • Full Throttle Biker Church  Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224.
  • T.A.G. (Teen Activities Group) 3pm. Saturdays throughout December.  Groton Public Library 860.441.6750.
  • “I Have a Dream” Community Board. 3 – 5pm, Mon – Fri. Jan 6 – 24. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open computer time for practice and projects. Mon – Thurs 1:30-5pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.