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MYSITC NOANK LIBRARY IS OFFERING THREE FREE TECH CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. CLASSES AT EITHER 10:15AM OR 5:30PM. FEB 1ST IT IS WORDPRESS 101, FEBRUARY 13TH IS CLEANING UP YOUR COMPUTER, AND FEB 15TH IS IPHONES AND ANDROIDS. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH CLASS. PLEASE SIGN UP VIA THE LIBRARY WEBSITE, MYSTICNOANKLIBRARY.ORG OR CALL THE LIBRARY AT 860-536-7721.

SURFSIDE 8 SQUARE DANCE CLUB WILL HOLD A DANCE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH FROM 8-10:30PM WITH CALLER, DAVE PERRAULT AND CUER, KATHY BRYANT. THE THEME IS CRAZY T-SHIRT. THE DANCE IS AT THE WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER AT 39 STATE STREET IN WESTERLY. DONATION IS $7 FOR DANCERS, OBSERVERS ARE FREE.

ICE SKATE FOR BABIES VI, A FAMILY NIGHT OF SKATING AND RAFFLES TO BENEFIT THE MARCH OF DIMES, IS BEING HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FROM 6:30 – 9:30P AT CT COLLEGE’S DAYTON ARENA, 270 MOHEGAN AVENUE, IN NEW LONDON. $10 FOR ADULTS AND $5 PER CHILD. RENTAL SAKTES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $5. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT ALICIA’S ANGELS AND THE MARCH OF DIMES.

THE CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT 78 WASHINGTON STREET IN NORWICH IS HOSTING A DOWNTOWN OPEN MIC ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FROM 7-9PM. DONATION OF $5 OR 4-5 CAN GOODS FOR THE FOOD PANTRY.

HAVE AN IPAD AND WANT TO KNOW HOW TO DOWNLOAD APPS OR EBOOKS? OR A NEW SMARTPHONE AND ARE EAGER TO LEARN ABOUT ALL OF ITS FEATURES. STOP BY THE MYSTIC NOANK LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FROM 10AM – 1PM AND LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR NEW DEVICE. DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR DEVICE! THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE HANOVER PARISH HOUSE ON MAIN STREET IN HANOVER IS HOLDING ITS 47TH ANNUAL AUCTION ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 6PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 860-822-8351 OR 822-9977.

SHORELINE SWING HOSTS DANCING WITH LIVE MUSIC AT THE EAST LYME COMMUNITY CENTER AT 41 SOCIETY ROAD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FROM 8 – 11PM, WITH A FREE BEGINNER LESSON FROM 7-8PM. THE DANCE INCLUDES A GREAT MIX OF DANCES AND NO PARTNER IS NECESSARY. ADMISSION IS $8 FOR STUDENTS AGE 22 AND UNDER, $11 FOR SENIORS AND MEMBERS, AND $15 FOR NON MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.SHORELINESWING.ORG

THE CITY CABARET HOSTS ANDY SHERWOOD’S DIXIELAND JAZZ QUARTET ON FEBRUARY 19TH. ALL CITY CABARET 2017 CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE CITY OF GROTON AUDITORIUM AT 295 MERIDIAN STREET IN GROTON ON SUNDAYS AT 3PM, JANUARY THRU APRIL. CONCERTS ARE FREE. FOR MORE INFO CALL THE CONCERT LINE AT 860-446-4129.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST (INCLUDING SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE, HASH, HOME FRIES, AND THREE VARIETIES OF PANCAKES!), SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WHITE CROSS COUNCIL 13, FROM 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017, AT SACRED HEART CHURCH HALL, 52 WEST TOWN ST., NORWICHTOWN. THE COST IS A FREE WILL OFFERING. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS.

THE CITY CABARET CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS ANDY SHERWOOD’S DIXIELAND JAZZ QUARTER ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT 3PM IN THE CITY OF GROTON AUDITORIUM AT 295 MERIDIAN STREET IN GROTON. IT IS SIMPLY MUSIC FIT FOR A PRESIDENT FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

FRIENDS OF THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ARE HOSTING A TALK ABOUT COYOTES IN CT. MR. PAUL COLBURN, WITH CT DEEP, WILL TALK ABOUT COYOTE’S AND PROVIDE PRACITCAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COEXISTENCE WITH OUR COYOTE POPULATION. THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE POQUETANUCK FIREHOUSE, 87 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST AT 6:30PM.

SUPPORT THE EAST LYME HIGH SCHOOL “DINE OUT” TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SENIOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE POST GRADUATION PARTY. ENJOY LUNCH OR DINNER AT EAST LYME PIZZA IN FLANDERS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST AND A PORTION OF ALL RECEIPTS WILL BE DONATED TO EAST LYME HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS.

THINKING OF STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF CT? LISA POWELL OF THE US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS LEADING A SERIES OF FREE SEMINARS ON WEDNESDAYS STARTING FEBRUARY 22ND FROM 6:30 – 8P AT THE MYSTIC NOANK LIBRARY. VISIT MYSTICNOANKLIBRARY.ORG FOR A LIST OF TOPICS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINARS.

SECT WOMEN’S NETWORK PRESENTS “MARDI GRAS NIGHT AT THE DRUNKEN PALETTE!” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 259 STATE STREET, NEW LONDON FROM 7-9 PM. THIS PROMISES TO BE A FUN EVENING!  SAMPLE THE BEIGNETS, EXPLORE YOUR ARTISTIC TALENTS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS! COST IS $35 PER PERSON PLUS GRATUITY – $25 IF REGISTERED BY 2/15. FOOD & DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED. REGISTER ONLINE AT SECTWN.WILDAPRICOT.ORG/EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH AT 3PM, IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, THE MYSTIC & NOANK LIBRARY WILL BE HOSTING A SCREENING OF THE FILM ALICE’S ORDINARY PEOPLE. A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ALICE TREGAY. HER STORY SPANS FROM THE MARCHES OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING TO THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

THE MYSTIC & NOANK LIBRARY WILL BE CONTINUING OUR WINTER MOVIE MATINEES FOR 2017. STOP BY EVERY SATURDAY AT 3PM FROM JANUARY 7TH THRU FEBRUARY 25TH. WARM UP WITH A NEW CHILDREN’S MOVIE EACH WEEK. MOVIES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES. FOR A LISTING OF MOVIES VISIT WWW.MYSTICNOANKLIBRARY.ORG. DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SNACKS.

ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH AT 3PM THE WILLIMANTIC ORCHESTRA WILL PRESENT ITS WINTER CONCERT, WITH GUEST CONDUCTOR, SCOTT CHAURETTE AND PIANIST ANTHONY PANDOLFE. HELD AT THE CONCERT HALL OF THE FINE ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER HIGH STREET ON THE ECSU CAMPUS IN WILLIMANTIC. THE CONCERT IS FREE, BUT DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.WILLIMANTICORCHESTRA.ORG.

THE CT ACCORDION ASSOC PRESENTS YOUNG ACCORDIONISTS IN SOLO, DUET AND ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES. FEBRUARY 26TH AT 1PM AT THE WAVERY TAVERN, 286 MAPLE AVENUE IN CHESHIRE. $5 FOR MEMBERS AND $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS. AGE 16 AND UNDER ARE FREE. RSVP TO MARILYN AT 203-272-1202.

THE CHESHIRE HIGH SCHOOL BAND PARENTS ASSOC WILL BE HOLDING ITS 40TH TRAIN SHOW ON SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH AT CHESHIRE HIGH SCHOOL, 525 MAIN STREET IN CHESHIRE FROM 10AM – 3PM. ADULT ADMISSION IS $6 AND CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE. GREAT FOOD, MOVIES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE.

THE MYSTIC & NOANK LIBRARY WILL BE SCREENING A SERIES OF RECENTLY RELEASED DVD’S OF POPULAR FEATURE FILMS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS AT 3PM. THE SERIES WILL RUN FROM FEBRUARY 3RD TO MARCH 17TH. FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MYSTICNOANKLIBRARY.ORG. THE SCREENINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. BRING YOUR SNACKS!!

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AT 95 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON WILL BE COOKING UP THEIR TRADITIONAL LENTEN FISH AND CHIP FELLOWSHIP DINNERS FROM 3:30 TO 7:00 P.M. EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT, MARCH 3 THROUGH APRIL 7. THIS IS THEIR 52ND YEAR OF OFFERING FRESH COD FISH (BAKED OR FRIED) ALONG WITH THEIR FAMOUS COLESLAW, FRENCH FRIES, AND INCLUDES HOMEMADE DESSERTS. FAMILY STYLE DINING AT AFFORDABLE FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRICES AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN EAT FOR FREE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD 860-889-0150 FOR TAKEOUT AND FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE IS BEING HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH FROM 9AM-1PM AT THE POQUETANUCK FIREHOUSE, 87 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON. DONATIONS MAY BE DROPPED OFF IN THE COLLECTION BOX IN FRONT OF THE PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. FOR LARGE DONATIONS, PLEASE CALL 860-887-5828.

THE 60TH ANNUAL MYSTIC OUTDOOR ART FESTIVAL, HOSTED BY THE GREATER MYSTIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS UPCOMING FESTIVAL. THE TWO DAY EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH FROM 10A – 6P AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH FROM 10A – 5P ALONG THE STREETS OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MYSTIC. APPLICATIONS FOR INTERESTED ARTISTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ZAPPLICATION.COM OR BY VISITING THE LINK ON THE MYSTIC CHAMBER’S WEBSITE.   APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 15, 2017.

THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AT 199 VALLEY STREET IN WILLIMANTIC IS HOSTING A GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, SEPTEMBER THRU MAY. FROM 5:30 – 7P, THEY PROVIDE A LIGHT MEAL AND CHILDCARE AND A PLACE FOR GRANDPARENTS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, CONCERNS, AND INFORMATION WITH EACH OTHER.

THE GROTON ROTARY CLUB’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, JUNE 2, AT THE SHENNECOSSETT GOLF COURSE. PROCEEDS FROM THE TOURNAMENT WILL BENEFIT THE CLUB’S YOUTH SCHOLARS AND COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM. THE TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE COST IS $125 PER PLAYER AND $100 FOR PLAYERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SHENNECOSSETT GOLF CLUB. THE FEE INCLUDES 18 HOLES OF GOLF, A GOLF CART, LUNCH, DINNER AND AWARDS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK THE GROTON ROTARY CLUB WEBSITE AT WWW.GROTONROTARY.ORG. OR CONTACT JOHN SILSBY AT 860-383-3265 OR E-MAIL HIM AT JOHNPSILSBY@YAHOO.COM.

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