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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON FRIDAY JULY 8TH FROM 11AM – 4PM AT THE OLD LYME TOWN HALL AT 52 LYME STREET AND FROM 12:30PM TO 6:15PM AT THE WATERFORD TOWN HALL AT 15 ROPE FERRY ROAD.

ST. JAMES CHURCH IS HOSTING A FREE SPAGHETTI DINNER ON FRIDAY, JULY 8TH FROM 3:30 – 7PM AT 95 ROUTE 2A IN PRESTON. THIS DINNER IS BEING OFFERED TO THE COMMUNITY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RELIEF FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ECUADOR HAS ENDURED. A FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE ACCEPTED TO HELP OUR FRIENDS IN ECUADOR REBUILD THEIR COMMUNITIES.

GROTON PARKS AND RECREATION’S FORT GRISWOLD CELEBRATION ON THE THAMES IS BACK ON FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9. AFTER THE EVENT WAS CANCELLED LAST WEEK, GROTON UTILITIES STEPPED IN TO COVER THE COSTS OF RENTING FORT GRISWOLD, PROVIDING PORT-O-LETS, AND CLEAN-UP FOR THE EVENT, PROVIDING THE FUNDING NEEDED FOR THE TOWN OF GROTON TO CONTINUE WITH THE ANNUAL EVENT.  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. THE CONCERT IS SPONSORED BY THAMES VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS AND STIHL. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM LOCAL VENDORS.

THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF EASTERN CT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ITS ANNUAL SAILFEST CHARTER OAK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 5K ROAD RACE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 STARTING FROM NEW LONDON’S PARADE PLAZA. CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 7:30 A.M. FOR A 9:15 A.M. SHOTGUN START.  RACE REGISTRATION IS $25 PER INDIVIDUAL, $15 FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL (NON-NAVY).LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAILFEST CHARTER OAK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 5K ROAD RACE AT WWW.CHAMBERECT.COM/RACE

THE NORWICH 50+ SINGLES IS HOSTING A DANCE ON JULY 10TH FROM 6-10PM AT THE PONEMAH CAFÉ AT 47 SOUTH SECOND AVENUE IN TAFTVILLE.

THE EAST LYME GARDEN CLUB IS HOSTING GUEST SPEAKER LINDA TURNER’S DUSCUSSION OF SAMPLINGS AND HINTS FOR GROWING AND HARVESTING CULINARY HERBS ON MONDAY, JULY 11 AT 7PM AT THE EAST LYME POLICE STATION, MAIN STREET, NIANTIC.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE ON MONDAY, JULY 11TH FROM 1 – 6PM AT THE CANTERBURY COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 MUNICIPAL DRIVE IN CANTERBURY.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON TUESDAY, JULY 12TH FROM 1 – 6PM AT CREAMERY BROOK RETIREMENT VILLAGE, 36 VINA LANE IN BROOKLYN AND FROM 12 – 5PM AT THE VNA OF SOUTHEASTERN CT, 403 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD IN WATERFORD.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVES ON THURSDAY, JULY 14TH FROM 1:30 – 6:30PM AT THE GROTON CITY MINICIPAL BUILDING AT 295 MERIDIAN STREET EXTENSION IN GROTON AND FROM 12:30PM – 6:15PM AT THE FRENCH CLUB AT 1 WILSON ST EXTENSION IN JEWETT CITY.

SURFSIDE 8 SQUARE DANCE CLUB WILL HOLD A DANCE ON FRIDAY, JULY 15TH FROM 8 – 10:30PM WITH CALLER JIM SCHELL AND CUER MIKE ALEXANDER. THE THEME OF THE DANCE IS MEXICAN FEAST. THE DANCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER, 39 STATE STREET, WESTERLY. DONATION OF $7 FOR DANCERS; OBSERVERS ARE FREE.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE ON FRIDAY, JULY 15TH FROM 12:30 – 5:30PM AT DAY KIMBALL PLAINFIELD AT 12 LATHROP ROAD IN PLAINFIELD.

THE SOUTHEASTERN CT MUSTANG CLUB PRESENTS “CRUISE NIGHT 2016” AT THE CENTER OF MONTVILLE AT 601 ROUTE 32, UNCASVILLE ON JULY 16TH FROM 5-8PM. ALL CARS AND TRUCKS ARE WELCOME. GREAT MUSIC AND RAFFLES, WITH ALL RAFFLE PROCEEDS GOING TO THE CT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER.

ON SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016 AT 4 P.M. THE OLD LYME HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL PRESENT THE OLD LYME TOWN BAND IN A FREE CONCERT ON THE SOUTH TOWN GREEN IN FRONT OF CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH RECTORY.  AT INTERMISSION, FREE ICE CREAM FROM THE OLD LYME ICE CREAM SHOP WILL BE SERVED AS A CONTRIBUTION OF THE OLD LYME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT www.oldlymehistoricalsociety.org

SUNDAY JULY 17, 2016 THE KIDS OF AMERICAN’S HEROES IS HOSTING A BENEFIT FOR MILITARY CONNECTED KIDS IN CT AT JUNE’S OUTBACK, 184 ROUTE 81 KILLINGWORTH. REGISTRATION STARTS AT 11AM AND THE RIDE STARTS AT 12PM. AFTERPARTY TO TAKE PLACE AT JUNE’S OUTBACK BETWEEN 2PM-5PM FOR MUSIC & FOOD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE AT KOAHUSA.ORG

A PUBLIC ALL YOU CAN EAT BAKED STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST SUPPER WILL BE HELD AT EKONK COMMUNITY GRANGE, 723 EKONK HILL ROAD IN STERLING ON SATURDAY, JULY 16TH STARTING AT 5PM. AS WITH ALL SUPPERS HELD AT THE GRANGE, WE ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THOSE IN NEED.  FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-564-2131

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 85 IS HOSTING A VETERANS POKER RUN TO BENEFIT THE BALTIC VETERANS MONUMENT ON SUNDAY, JULY 17TH AT 12PM; $20 PER PERSON, CAR OR MOTORCYCLE.   REGISTRATION IS AT TJ’S CAFÉ, 191 MAIN STREET IN BALTIC STARTING AT 10AM.

THE SACRED HEART CHURCH IS HOSTING A SUMMER FLAKE FAIR TO BENEFIT THE SACRED HEART CHURCH ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY ON JULY 23RD FROM 9AM – 2PM, AT 17 WAYNE STREET, NORWICH

QUAKER HILL BAPIST CHURCH, 144 OLD NORWICH ROAD, QUAKER HILL, CELEBRATES PETS UNLEASHED VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FROM FRIDAY JULY 29-SUNDAY JULY 31. 5PM-7:30PM, YOUNG CHILDERN UP TO SIXTH GRADE ARE INVITED TO SHARE IN A TIME OF CRAFTS, MUSIC, AND STORY TIME.  A LIGHT DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 4:30PM ON FRIDAY JULY 29TH AND SATURDAY JULY 30TH. ADMISSION IS FREE.   FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 860-442-8856.

THE NORWICH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IS HAVING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FROM MONDAY, AUGUST 8 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 – 12 YEARS OLD, FROM 6 – 8PM.   PRE REGISTER BY CALLING 860-639-8588 OR GO ONLINE AT NORWICHSDA.ORG BY MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST.

NUTMEG BIG BORTHERS BIG SISTERS HAS MORE THAN 200 CHILDREN ON ITS WAITING LIST FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN CT REGION.   THEY ARE HOSTING 50 FOR 50, A RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 1-877-675-5190, EXT 117

THE GREENVILLE FAMILY DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH FROM 10AM TO 3PM ON CENTRAL AVENUE IN NORWICH. VENDOR SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE AT $10 PER SPACE.   MORE DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ROSECITY.US

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #4 IN NORWICH WILL HOST ITS GENERAL MEETING ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 11AM AT 457 LAUREL HILL AVENUE IN NORWICH. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY OR AUGUST.

THIS YEAR THE FIELD OF GREENS FARMERS MARKET HAS THREE GREAT LOCATIONS.  NOW THRU OCTOBER 30TH, THEY ARE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN GRTON ON TUESDAYS, LAWRENCE AND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON WEDNESDAYS AND AT WILLIAMS PARK IN NEW LONDON ON FRIDAYS, ALL FROM 3 – 6 PM.

ARE YOU SCARED OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? THE NORWICH TOASTMASTERS CLUB TEACHES HOW TO PREPARE AND GIVE SPEECHES. THE CLUB MEETS THE 1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 7-8:30PM AT DIME BANK ON ROUTE 82 IN NORWICH.   VISIT NORWICHTOASTMASTERS@OUTLOOK.COM

MONTHLY BINGO NIGHTS ARE HELD ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT DIVINE PROVIDENCE CHURCH ON GOLDEN STREET IN NORWICH.  DOORS OPEN AT FIVE FOR AUTHENTIC POLISH FOOD, WITH BINGO AT 7PM.  CALL 860-887-2812 FOR MORE DETAILS.

A BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP MEETS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE EAST LYME ROOM OF THE EAST LYME PUBLIC LIBRARY.   COPIES OF THE CURRENT MONTH’S BOOK ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY.  THE BOOK FOR APRIL 14 IS ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE BY ANTHONY DOERR.  NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.

BETHEL COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1 RIXTOWN RD IN GRISWOLD, OFF ROUTE 165, HOLDS A PASTA SUPPER EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 4:00 TO 6:30PM.  ADULTS $7; CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER FREE. TAKE OUT IS AVAILABLE.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  CALL 860-376-2255.

A SPAGHETTI DINNER WILL BE SERVED ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT WATERFORD VFW POST #6573, 382 BOSTON POST ROAD IN WATERFORD FROM 5:30PM TO 7:30PM.   TICKETS ARE $7 ADULTS; $3.50 KIDS.

A PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS SERVED AT LEDYARD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 7:30 TO 10:00. CALL 860-464-9926 FOR INFORMATION.

A PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS SERVED ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 8:00AM TO 11:00AM AT  AMERICAN LEGION POST 112, 89 PINK ROW IN MONTVILLE.   COST IS $7 PER PERSON, $5 PER SENIOR, $3 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5.

A SUPPER BOOK CLUB WILL MEET THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 5:30-7:00PM IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF NEW LONDON, 63 HUNTINGTON STREET IN NEW LONDON.   BOOK SELECTIONS ARE CHOSEN BY MEMBERS A FEW MONTHS AHEAD OF THE MEETING DATE.   COPIES OF THE BOOK ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT AT THE CIRCULATION DESK.   EACH MONTH THE CLUB CHOOSES A LOCAL RESTAURANT THAT FITS THE THEME OF BOOK TO ORDER DINNER.   MENUS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK.   BEVERAGES ARE PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY.   YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR OWN SUPPER.   CONTACT SUZANNE MARYESKI 860-447-1411 EXT 5 OR EMAIL SMARYESKI@PLNL.ORG.

RICHARD E. HOURIGAN VFW POST 594, 30 CONNECTICUT AVENUE IN NORWICH, WILL HOLD ITS STEAK NIGHT ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 20 OZ. RIBEYE, BAKED POTATO, SALAD AND VEGGIE WILL BE SERVED. TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON. CALL 860-892-1400.

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