Across the Area

Across the Area is a comprehensive list of timely events for the Resident’s 200,000 readers across Southeastern Connecticut & Southern Rhode Island. If you are a non-profit organization, send items to Across the Area, the Resident, P.O. Box 269, Stonington, CT 06378 or acrossthearea@theresident.com.  Enclose a photo, if you wish, for possible publication. Items must be received three weeks in advance of event. Please explain what the event is, who is sponsoring the event, where and when it will be held and contact info for questions.

March 19

  • Money Follows the Person. Speaker at Norwich AARP. 1:30pm. Rose City Senior Center, Norwich. 860.889.5960.
  • Business Network Luncheon. 12-2pm. Brazen Hen, Westerly. 401.596.7761.
  • Dining for a Cause with Celebrity Bartender Lian Obrey. 5-9pm. 15% for Autism Conf. 99 Restaurant, Groton. 860.445.7626 x115.
  • Flicks @ Six. Enough Said. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Looking for Work. 7pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

March 20

  • Regional College Fair. 6:30-8pm. Fitch High School, Groton. 860.449.7241.
  • Groton Business Association monthly meeting. 7:30-9am. Windham Falls Estates, Groton. 860.572.9578.
  • All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion discussion. 6:30pm. Brainerd Mem. Library, Haddam. 860.345.2204.
  • Teen Potluck Social. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. Registration required. 860.445.0392.
  • Holocaust Experience Seminar, Part 1. 6:30-8pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.

March 21

  • Friday Nite Live. Ann Wolk, singer. 7-9pm. Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, Old Lyme. 860.434.1961.
  • Clam Chowder & Clam Fritter Dinner. 4:30-7pm. Baltic Fire House. 860.822.6580.
  • Tea & Tarot. 4-9pm. Cosmic Cat, Putnam. 860.963.9500.
  • Red Molly: Carmel Harmonies.  7:30pm. $20. Unity Hall at All Souls, New London. 860.447.9580.
  • Clark Lane Middle School Basket Bonanza Benefit. Doors open 5pm. Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford. 860.443.2837.
  • Drawing With David Sibley Benefit. 5-6pm. $75 (includes signed book). Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic. 860.536.1216.

March 22

  • Annual Auction. 4:30pm. First Congregational Church, Griswold. 860.376.0102.
  • Junior Friends Crafting for a Cause. 2-4pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Thor: The Dark World. Free movie. 1pm. Brainerd Memorial Library, Haddam. 860.376.0102.
  • Ham and Bean Supper. 4-6pm. First Baptist Church, North Stonington. 860.599.3608.
  • Shoreline 50+ Dance. 7-10:30pm. $10 members. VFW Hall, Raymond Hill Rd, Montville. 860.739.7295.
  • Potapaug Audubon presents “The American Woodcock”. 6-7:30pm. McKinney Wildlife Refuge, Westbrook. 860.399.2513.
  • 4th Annual Have-a-Heart Re-Sale Fundraiser. 9am-4pm. Boilermakers Lodge 314, Groton. 860.445.0280.

March 23

  • Helen Campo, flute & Melody Fader, piano concert. 3pm. La Grua Center, Stonington. 860.535.2300.
  • Line Dance Class. 1pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.
  • Comedy/hypnotist Jim Spinnato. 7:30pm. All proceeds benefit Down Syndrome run. Harp & Dragon, Norwich.
  • 4th Annual Have-a-Heart Re-Sale Fundraiser. 11am-3pm. Boilermakers Lodge 314, Groton. 860.445.0280.

March 24

  • Lenten Lunch. 12-1:30pm. $10. Calvary Church, Stonington Borough. 860.535.1181.
  • They Call Me Lizzy…From Slavery to the White House. Dramatic performance. 7pm. Wheeler Library, North Stonington. 860.535.0383.

March 25

  • Sex Education for those on Autism Spectrum. Jonathan Dean, Therapist. 7-9pm. Light House, Groton. 860.445.7626 x115.

March 26

  • Art show. Artist Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, RI. 401.932.6728.
  • Flicks @ Six. Austenland. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Learn How to Interview Effectively. 7pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

March 27

  • Holocaust Experience Seminar, Part 2. 6:30-8pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.

March 28

  • Friday Nite Live. Ebin Rose, acoustic duo. 7-9pm. Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, Old Lyme. 860.434.1961.
  • Lyme Academy College : Jeanne Potter lecture. 6pm. Reservations required. 860.434.3571 x 135.

March 29

  • Wizarding Magic: Escape from the Goblins. 3pm. La Grua Center, Stonington. 860.535.2300.
  • Star Gazing  or Night Hike. 7:30pm. Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison. 203.927.2644.
  • Guided Hike. 11am. Smallpox Cemetery, Guilford. 203.245.4567.

March 30

  • Disabled American Veterans Meeting. 6-7pm. Buckingham Building, Norwich. Call for info. 860.546.9754.

March 31

  • Lenten Lunch. 12-1:30pm. $10. Calvary Church, Stonington Borough. 860.535.1181.
  • Spring into Spring. 9:30am-4:30pm. Free with Admission. Childrens Museum SECT, Niantic. 860.691.1111.

April 1

  • American Legion Post 114, Groton fundraiser. 4-9pm. 99 Restaurant, Groton. 860.912.1417.
  • Spring Story Art. 10-10:30am. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

Ongoing Events

  • Wii Wednesdays. 3-5pm. Teenscape. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open computer time for practice and projects. Mon – Thurs 1:30-5pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Toddler Time.  Wednesday Mornings. 10am. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Preschool Stories. Thursday Mornings. 10am. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Toddler Time. Mondays through March 24. 10:30am. Note: No session Feb 17. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.
  • Pajama Power Story Hour. Mondays, Jan 6-May 9. 6:30-7:15pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Tiny Tots Table. Fridays. 10am-2pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Winter Storytime! Ages 3-5. Wednesdays. 10:30am. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.
  • Discussions about simplifying our lives. 3rd Monday of the month. 10am. Niantic Community Church. 860.739.6208.
  • Transitional Skills Workshops for young adults identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ages 16+. Weekly M-F. Niantic. livectaprograms@lvcenter.com. 860.691.2546.
  • Free Tax Preparation. Thursdays, Feb 6-Apr 10. Noon-8pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Caregiver Support Group. First Tuesday of the Month. 2:30-4pm. Griswold Senior Center, Jewett City. 860.376.2604.
  • Caregiver Support Group. Last Tuesday of the Month. 2-3:30pm. Ross Adult Day Center, Norwich. 860.887.3561×124.
  • Relative Caregivers of Children Meeting. Last Tuesday of the Month. 9-11am. Rose City Senior Center, Norwich. 860.887.3561×124.
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10 Meeting. Buckingham Building, Norwich. Call for info. 860.546.9754.
  • Conflict & Contrast art show. March 5-30. Artist Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, RI. 401.932.6728.
  • Open Labs Plus!  Saturdays in March. 9:30am-Noon. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Call for Entries. 21st annual regional exhibit at Artists’ Coop Gallery of Westerly, RI. 401.596.2221.
  • Sign up for the Groton Fourth of July Parade! Groton Parks & Recreation. 860.536.5682.
  • Exhibit “Conflict & Contrast”. March 5 – 30. Artists’ Coop Gallery of Westerly, RI. 401.596.2221.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of SE CT meets 1st and 3rd Wed. 7:30pm. 401 W. Thames St Bldg 301, Norwich. 860.537.3073.
  • Gentle Yoga By the Sea Sundays. 10am. Stonington. 860.572.9642.
  • Free Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Veterans. Fridays. 5:30pm. Stonington. 860.572.9642.
  • Young at Art Exhibition. Mar 9 – Apr 5. Mystic Arts Center. 860.536.7601.
  • Same Time Next Year. Performances March 7 – 30. Granite Theatre, Westerly. 401.596.2341.
  • Music of the Sea class. Saturdays Mar 29-Apr 25. 10am-12pm. Mystic Seaport. 860.572.5322.