January 16, 2022

Community Calendar

Unveiling of Mural Created by PARJE in Norwich
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
LWVSECT Hosts Climate Presentation @ Niantic Community Church & virtual
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NIANTIC — On Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut (LWVSECT) will host a presentation on the subject of climate. The event will be held at Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic (use the upper level parking lot) and all are welcome

The Program will also be accessible via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85793934144pwd=TktDbGlyeFhhZFpzTH F2b05PbkNFZz09

The presenter will be LWVSECT member Emily Polakowski, who was a League delegate to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) held in November 2021 in  Glasgow, Scotland, and a member of the LWVSECT.

Vaccination and masks are  required for entry.

Polakowski will talk about her attendance at the U.N. Climate Summit (COP 26)  in Glasgow where she represented the League of Women Voters – U.S. as an  observer delegate to the event.

Her talk will cover the set-up of the conference and she will:

  • offer a brief history of  climate negotiations
  • provide background climate information and terms
  • share what she learned from events that she attended at the conference
  • discuss what actions  one can take today to help limit climate change on a local and national level.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the event.

The League of Women Voters has been celebrating its 100th anniversary in  2021 and looks forward to continuing its non-partisan, political, educational mission  on subjects of import to all.

The League welcomes men and women as members of its organization.

Visit this link for further information about the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway Hosts ‘Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed’ @ Lyme Public Hall
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Conversation on MLK’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham, Ala. Jail’ @ Saint Ann's Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OL-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Hosts Virtual Conversation on CT’s ‘Great’ and ‘Buried’ Rivers @ Old Lyme PGN Library & virtual
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Taking a trip down the Hog River — Connecticut’s only buried river.

OLD LYME — Did you know Connecticut has a ‘Buried River’? It is the Hog River, which was buried under the City of Hartford in the 1940’s.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a conversation with Dick Shriver, publisher of the local Estuary magazine, and Elizabeth Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored, and also the author of “My Ride Down the Hog River,” which is published in Estuary’s winter issue.  

They will discuss stories about the environmental history of the state’s iconic “Great River,” and, in contrast, the little, buried Hog River.

Register here for a link to this virtual program. All are welcome and the program is free.

Stop by the library and pick-up free, complimentary winter issues of Connecticut  Explored and/or Estuary magazine.

Tour de Lyme
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm