Pet of The Week
This week’s Pet of the Week from the Waterford branch of the CT Humane Society is “Duke”. “Duke” is an approximately 10 year old, Australian Shepherd mix breed. He is a medium sized dog, approx. 30 pounds, so he would be suitable for single family homes or apartments. “Duke” is looking for an adult home possibly with teenagers- he is not fond of small children and loud noises- they make him nervous. “Duke” may be willing to share his home with another dog, but has not had much experience with cats. If you are interested in meeting “Duke”, please visit our shelter at 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT. To see a listing of all of our adoptable pets, please to go our website, www.cthumane.org. If you have any questions about “Duke” or any other pets we have looking for new homes, please contact our office at 860-442-8583 ext. 5105
The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Music Department Presents "Footloose"
On Saturday February 25th at 7:30p.m. and on Sunday February 26th at 2:00p.m. The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Music Department will be presenting Footloose in the Leamy Hall Audotorium. Thickets are $15.00 each and are available from the cadet music department. They will also be available at the door before the performance.
Plainfield Winter Market
There will be a Plainfield Winter Market provided by the Plainfield Ag Commission on March 4th from 9:00a.m-2:00p.m. with a snow date of March 11th. Free parking and admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Ledyard Winter Farmers' Market
Gales Ferry Landing, 7 Hurlbutt Road, Gales Ferry, CT
11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Sat. untill March 25th (except Dec. 24).
Vintage Flea and Farmers Market
The Velvet Mill Vintage Flea Market, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378
farm-grown vegetables, barn-fresh vintage collectibles and a wide variety of small-batch crafts and home-made edible; gifts of wine, food, jams, salsa, soaps and more
On Saturdays, The Stonington Farmers' Market held 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free Diploma or GED Classes
Norwich Regional Adult Education Cooperative offers free classes to earn a high school diploma, pass the GED, or learn English. The new semester begins this January and are held at three convenient locations - Norwich, Stonington, and East Lyme.
Enrollment is ongoing so don’t delay, register for classes.
For more information or to register, call 860-599-2092 and Open the door to possibilities!
Get your swimsuits ready for the coolest event of the year. Mystic Aquarium’s 4th Annual Seal Splash takes place Sat, Feb 18, but you can start your fundraising efforts today!
Whether you dip or donate, be sure to join us at the Zbierski House in Groton and support all of the hardy splashers as they take the plunge.
Get in on the fun and take the plunge to raise money for Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. Learn more at MysticAquairum.org.
Zbierski House, 1 Beach Pond Road, Groton, CT
Saturday, February 18
10:30am – 12:30pm (Splash at noon)
Grange Square Dance
On Saturday March 18th the first in the Spring Seris of public Square and Round Dances will be held at Ekonk Community Grange Hall at 723 Ekonk Hill Road in Sterling. Dancing will begin at 7:30p.m. Admission is $5.00.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper
Ekonk Community Grange at 723 Ekonk Hill Road in Sterling will hold a corned beef and cabbage supper on Saturday march 11th at 5:00p.m. The meal is all you can eat. Adult admission is $12.00 and children ages 12 and under is $6.00. Pre-school and younger is free.
Lenten Fish and Chips Dinner
St. James Episcopal Church at 95 Route 2A in Preston will be holding thier traditional Lenten Fish and Chip fellowshi[ dinners from 3:30-7:00p.m. every Friday during Lent March 3rd to April 7th. Please call ahead for take out 860.889.-0150.
Avery-Copp House Hosts Lecture on Lace
The Avery-Copp House will host an illustrated lecture on lace making and conservation by textile conservator Susan J. Jerome, Saturday February 25, 1 PM at 154 Thames Street in Groton, CT. The program will focus on handmade lace and the development of the machine-made lace industry. It will include the identification of laces, using images from the Mabel Foster Bainbridge Lace Collection, housed at the University of Rhode Island. Ms Jerome will also cover how to properly care for and store heirloom lace. The public is invited to bring one item from home to learn about its age and origin. Lace from the museum’s collection will be on display. Susan J. Jerome is the Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection, where she has also taught apparel construction. She earned her MS degree from the University of Rhode Island, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. She is also a principal at CT Quilt Works, focusing on textile conservation and restoration. Prior to continuing her education, she worked for a number of years at Mystic Seaport. Ms. Jerome also works as a textile and quilt conservator and a consultant to museums and historical societies. An avid textilian, she is happiest when writing, talking and doing all things textile. Admission is $15. Reservations are required due to limited space. To make a reservation, please call the Avery-Copp House at (860)445-1637 or email email@example.com. For more information visit www.averycopphouse.org.