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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.

Across The Area

September 11

  • Changing in the Sound: A look at the past, present, and future of the Mystic River 5:30 p.m. Mystic Seaport River Room 75 Greenmanville Ave Mystic
  • Flicks at Six Quartet 6 p.m.Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Auditions: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus fall semester 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Leamy Hall Coast Guard Academy New London Kathy Walburn ecscpresident@gmail.com
  • September 12
  • One Book One Region Author visit Conor Grennan 7 p.m. Fitch High School 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton
  • Community Senior Breakfast 9 a.m. Speaker Kristine Johnson New London Alzheiner’s Association Groton Regency Center 1145 Poquonnock Rd Groton 860.445.3141
  • Female Spies of the Civil War 6:15 p.m. Waterford Public Library 49 Rope Ferry Rd Waterford 860.444.5805
  • Mystic Women’s Club meeting 7 p.m. St Mark’s Episcopal Church Pearl St. Mystic
  • VNA of SECT Sponsored Blood Pressure Clinics 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Waterfrod Stop and Shop

September 13

  • Cures or Corpses? Surviving Medical Treatment in Colonial Times 6 p.m. Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St. Coventry 860.742.6917
  • Chidlren’s Museum of SECT dollar night for museum addmission 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Event, 4:30 Mystic Ballistic Ride, Guest Speaker and dinner. $10/person 28 Great Brook Rd Groton FTBC@seaportcommunitychurch.org 860.448.6224
  • Friday Night Folk 7:30 p.m. Sue Mead and Sister Mary Unity Hall 19 Jay St. New London fridaynightfolk.org

September 14

  • Connecticut Yuletide Carolers Auditions 5 p.m. www.ctyuletide.com Lori 203.673.9485
  • Origami Workshop 2 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Yard Sale St. Joseph’s Women’s Social Club 9 – 2 p.m. St. Joseph’s School, Squire St. New London
  • “Red Hot and Blue – a Tribute to Cole Porter” 5 p.m. La Grua Center 32 Water St. Stonington 860.535.2300 lagruacenter.org
  • As You Like It by Willia Shakespear Mark Twain House Lawn 351 Farmington Ave Hartford

September 15

  • Norwich Auto Show 8 – 3 p.m. Dodd Stadium 14 Stott Ave Norwich
  • “The History and Wonders of the Mighty Hook Organ.” 5 p.m. United Church, 67 Main Street, Stonington 860-535-8445

September 17

  • Introduction to the Internet Class 11 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Peace themed movie 6:30 p.m. Movie will be PG-13 Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • VNA of SECT Sponsored Blood Pressure Clinics 1-2 p.m. New London ShopRite
  • Immunization Clinic 2:30 – 3:30 VNA Office 1st floor 403 N Frontage Rd Waterford

September 18

  • Flicks at Six Won’t Back Down 6 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Seafood Cooking Demonstration 5:30 p.m. chef Normand Leclair Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 401.596.2877
  • Noank Historical Society presents The Steamboat Era in Eastern Connecticut. 7:30 PM. Latham Chester Store, Main Street, Noank. www.noankhistoricalsociety.org

September 19

  • Discover Local Authors, Todd Gipstein 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Keep your Garden Growing through Fall and winter 6:30 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Foxes and Faeries: Tales from the English Countryside 2:30-3:30 p.m. Otis Library 261 Main St. Norwich 860.889.2365
  • Speaker Mara Kokis 1:30 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library 860.669.2342 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton

September 21

  • Classic Gala 7 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library 860.669.2342 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton
  • Run for the Fallen CT 6 – 3:30 p.m. Wilbur Snow Elementary School 299 Wadsworth Ave Middletown. runforthefallenct.com 860.230.3180
  • 81st Meetinghouse Rocks Fair 10 – 4 p.m. 81 East Town St. Norwich 860.889.9520
  • Temples and Palaces Lego Club 11- Noon Otis Library 261 Main St. Norwich 860.886.2365
  • 6th Annual Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour 9 a.m. Bushnell Park Hartford bikewalkct.org
  • Swing Dancing East Lyme Community Center, Beginners’ lesson 7-8 p.m. www.shorelineswingct.org 37 Society Rd, Niantic 860.739.5859

September 22

  • “Grown-Up Story Time” Love, Death, & Power in Ancient Iraq 2 p.m. Mark Twain House & Museum 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford 860.247.0998

September 24

  • The Roadmap to College, work-shops for students and parents 6:30 p.m. Henery Hull Carter Library 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton 860.669.2342

Ongoing Events 

  • US Submarine Veterans, Groton, holds monthly social lunches at clubhouse. 11:30 am 860.514.7064
  • La Grua Center in Stonington has free admission , Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. 860.535.2300
  • Chapter 10 Norwich Disabled American Veterans meets the last Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.
  • The Waterford Rotary Club meets weekly at Filomena’s in Waterford on Mondays at 12:15. 860.448.4260
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7 p.m. 860.892.1400
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tuesdays. 860.455.9400
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224
  • Healthy Exchange Book Club First Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Brainerd Memorial Library 920 Saybrook Rd Haddam 860.345.2204
  • Toddler Playgroups Tuesday’s Sept 3 – Oct 1 9:30 a.m. 24 – 36 months old, Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Little Artist’s Studio Tuesday’s 11 a.m. Sept. 3 – Oct 1st. ages 3-5 years old Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Scales & Tales Friday’s Sept. 6 – Oct 4th 10 a.m. Different creatures each week Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • I wonder…. Science for Homeschoolers Wednesday’s Sept. 4 – Oct 2 1:30 p.m. Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Friends First: Rhyme Time and Play Group 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sept 9 – 30 Otis Library Norwich 860.889.2365 261 Main St Norwich
  • CT Schooner Fest September 11-15 more details and full schedule of events at CTSchoonerFest.com.
  • Nathan Hale House Homestead Tours until Oct. 14th Wed – Sat 12 – 4 p.m. Sun. 11 – 4 p.m. 2299 South St. Coventry 860.742.6917
  • 38th Annual Grecian Festival Sept. 5-8th 11 – 9 p.m. Sun. 12 – 4 p.m. 860.887.1458 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 247 Washington St. Norwich
  • “An Artist Remembers” Sept. 4-29th Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly 7 Canal St. Westerly RI 401.596.2221
  • Sept 3 -7 book sale Community Room Henry Carter Hull Library 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton 860.669.2342
  • “The Mousetrap” Sept 6. – 20th 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Granite Theatre 1 Granite St Westerly, RI 401.596.2341
  • Story time sessions Thursdays Sept 12 – Oct17 Baby Boom 10 – 10:30 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Wednesdays Sept 11 – Oct16 Walkers & Talkers 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Mondays Sept 9 – Oct 14 Tremendous Twos and Threes 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Tuesdays Sept 10 – Oct15 Fabulous fours and fives 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Baby Social Hour ages 2 and under Mondays 9:30 a.m. September 16 – December 2 Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Toddler Time 10 a.m. ages 1 – 3 years Wednesdays Sept 18 – Dec 4th. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Peace Themed Teen Photo Contest Sept 10 – 17 for ages 12-18. www.grotonpl.org or 860.441.6750
  • RiverQuest evening cruise Ct River Sundays and Wednesdays Sept1 – 29 860.662.0577 Eagle Landing State Park Haddam.
  • Misquamicut Fallfest, Sept 13-15 Misquamicut State Beach www.misquamicut.org
  • Historic Ship Nautilus, Submarine Force Library & Museum has re-opened on Mondays, www.ussnautilus.org 1 Crystal Lake Rd Groton 860.448.0893
  • Chess Club every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St. Westerly RI
  • Connecticut Adoption Services Informational Sessions are held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month at: Waterford Country School – Norwich, or on the first Thursday of each month: Groton Public Library – Groton, Cragin Memorial Library – Colchester Sandra Couillard 860 886-7500 x355 or CTadoptions@waterfordcs.org.

Across the Area

 

Featured Event 

5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday August 18th 9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

 

August 14

  • The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center ground breaking ceremony 7:45-9 a.m. 47 Town St. Norwich 860.822.4146 or pkinder@ucfs.org
  • The Civil War & The Sea 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Rock the Docks featuring Melaena, 6-8 p.m. Howard T. Brown Park Norwich

August 15

  • Flicks at 6 Beautiful Creatures Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Summer Nights at Harkness “Opera Under the Stars” 6 – 10 p.m. Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford 860.434.1882

August 16

  • “Alkan & Chopin: An Odd Couple” 6 p.m. Lecture Series at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington
  • Dig Into Reading Pizza Party 1 – 2 p.m. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • Natchaug Trail Hike 7.6 miles along the blue-blazed trail 9 a.m. Natchaug State Forest, Pilfershire Road, Eastford
  • Paddle the Hollow 4 p.m. Bring own canoe/kayak, paddles. Lifejackets must be worn Mansfield Hollow State Park, Bassett Bridge Rd., Mansfield Sue Audette 860.456.4906 baglady@charter.net
  • Goodwin Center Walk 2:30 p.m. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton Steve Broderick or 860-455-9534

August 17

  • OysterFest 11 – 2 p.m. Enders Island www.nessf.org pmunro@nessf.org
  • Sgt. Tupper Fundraaiser 12 – 4 p.m. Firemen’s Field 210 Elm St. Old Saybrook
  • Passengers from the Past, William & Helen Gillette on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html
  • Downton Abbey Tea Party 1 – 3 p.m. $20/person please register 860.445.1637 Avery-Copp House 154 Thames St Groton
  • Sound Community Tag Sale, 8:30 – 2 p.m. 21 Montauk Ave. New London
  • Old Fashioned Summer Lobster and Clam Bake 1 p.m. Ledyard Senior Center $45 /person 12 Van Tassell Dr. Gales Ferry 860.464.0478
  • Dinosaur State Park Days 10 – 3 p.m. Dinosaur State Park, 400 West St., Rocky Hill
  • Joseph Potter Colonial American Magician Ebenezer Avery House Groton 860.446.9257
  • Talk by Salt Marsh Opera Guild 10 a.m. Westerly Public Library401.596.2877, Ext. 3. 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI
  • No Child Left Inside® Centennial Campout 12 p.m. Gay City State Park, Route 85, Hebron Diane Joy, (860) 424-3973

August 18

  • RiverQuest, morning cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Weedstrong Brewfest to raise stroke awareness 2-6 p.m. Quassy Amusement Park Middlebury Robert Carlson 860.601.7929
  • Music at the Meeting house Home Grown String Band 3 p.m. $15. Frist Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam 860.537.2052
  • “Women in the Military” Lecture 5 p.m. at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington 860-535-2300
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Astrological Society of CT, Inc. NEW AGE FAIR! 10 – 4 p.m. The Keeney Memorial Center 200 Main Street Wethersfield
  • 5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday  9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

August 19

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750

August 20

  • Big Screen Movies on the Beach The Little Rascals 8:30 p.m. 321 Atlantic Ave. Misquamicut
  • VNA of SECT spounsored blood pressure clinic 1-2 p.m. New London Shop Rite
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 21

  • SECT Women’s network host luncheon 11:30 a.m. Groton Inn & Suites Rt. 184 Groton www.sectwomensnetwork.org
  • RiverQuest, evening cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Flicks at 6 Identity Thieft Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • A Civil War Medical Program 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Civilian Conservation Corps 80th Reunion 12 p.m. Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80, Killingworth

August 22

  • Civil War Soldiers of Color from SE New England 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Decoding food labels 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Shoreline Greenway Ribbon-Cutting and Bike Ride 10 a.m. 34 mile ride Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Madison
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 23

  • Bus Ride to Nowhere, trip around town, free with museum admission. 860.691.1111 Children’s Museum of SECT

August 24

  • RiverQuest, cruise down the CT River to see the inner and outer lighthouses ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Passengers from the Past, Mark Twain on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html

August 25

  • Antique Truck Anniversary Show RI-CONN Historical Air Field 2357 Plainfeild Pike Coventry, RI 401.647.7226

August 26

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Author Sydney Sherman 6 – 7:30 Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street, Westerly 401.596.2877

Ongoing Events

  • “Everyday People” with Ann Buonocore. Hear us at 980 AM or at www.wxlm.fm. Show Hours 9:06 AM – 10 AM (EST).
  • US Submarine Veterans, Groton, holds monthly social lunches at clubhouse. 11:30 am 860.514.7064
  • La Grua Center in Stonington has free admission , Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. 860.535.2300
  • Chapter 10 Norwich Disabled American Veterans meets the last Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.
  • Mystic Farmers Market Tuesdays, 2 pm – 6 pm
  • May 7 – October 29 Quambaug Fire House, 50 Old Stonington Road
  • The Waterford Rotary Club meets weekly at Filomena’s in Waterford on Mondays at 12:15. 860.448.4260
  • The Children’s Workshop in Westerly offers summer programs for children up to Pre-K. 401.315.5544
  • Niantic Farmers’ Market Every Thursday from June 20 to October 10, 3 PM to 6:30 PM. Methodist Street in Niantic
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Senior Center Activities Monday – Friday call Peggy Kilmartain 860.599.3258 ext. 15
  • “Samplers of the Avery Women” Exhibit tours at Ebenezer Avery House, until Labor day. 57 Fort St. Groton 860.446.9257
  • School supplies needed contact Renee Bailey, BaileyR@newportfederal.com or 860.912.7814
  • Lyme Farmers Markets Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm June 1 – October 12 Ashlawn Farm 78 Bill Hill Road
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7 p.m. 860.892.1400
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tuesdays. 860.455.9400
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224
  • Robotics Camp Aug 12-16, 13:30 – 4:30p.m. Children’s Museum of SECT 860.691.1194
  • Vacation Bible School St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church East Haddam Aug 12 – 16 6-8 p.m. 31 Main St. 860.873.9547
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  • 112th Hamburg Fair Aug 16,17,18 Lyme Grange Hall & Fairgrounds Fri.5pm-11pm,Sat.9am-11pm, Sun.9am-6pm. Rte.156,Lyme

Engineering Student Earns Honor While Studying in Germany

EASTON, PA (08/08/2013) — Thomas Todd of Uncasville has been named to the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List at Lafayette College. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Thomas, a mechanical engineering major in the Class of 2015, is a graduate of Montville High School.

Thomas spent the 2013 spring semester studying engineering, German language and culture in Lafayette’s faculty-led program at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. The program enables Lafayette engineering students to study abroad while keeping current with the requirements for their major, taking classes from Lafayette professors as well as those at host institutions. They also take part in field trips, which are planned and led by Lafayette faculty with the help of local organizers.

Read about and view photos from the College’s study-abroad trips in Bremen.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.