October 2, 2022

Community Calendar

Jan
17
Mon
Unveiling of Mural Created by PARJE in Norwich
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jan
19
Wed
LWVSECT Hosts Virtual Climate Presentation @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NIANTIC — 1/17 UPDATE — We have been advised that this event will now be held by Zoom only.

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.

Jan
20
Thu
Presentation on “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
22
Sat
‘Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed’ Presentation via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
23
Sun
Conversation on MLK’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham, Ala. Jail’ @ Saint Ann's Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
26
Wed
Presentation 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.

Jan
27
Thu
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Groton @ Groton Municipal Building
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Photo by CDC on Unsplash.

GROTON/LYME/OLD LYME — Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St. and at the Jennings School, 50 Mercer St., New London,

The Moderna vaccine and a limited supply of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone who is 18 years or older and needs a first or second dose or is eligible for a booster dose. No appointment, insurance, or ID is needed.

The following vaccination clinics are currently scheduled in the district:

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m., Ages 18+: Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Moderna or limited supply J&J
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ages 5-11 and 18+: Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London, Pfizer 5-11, Moderna or limited supply J&J 18+
  • Saturday, Jan. 29, 12-4 p.m., Ages 5+: McDonald’s, 406 Colman Street, New London, Pfizer 5+, Moderna or J&J 18+

The current booster recommendations are:

For individuals who received the Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 18+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 12+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Visit www.LLHD.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements!

Ledge Light Health District serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington and Waterford, Connecticut. As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, LLHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization.

LLHD’s mission statement – to prevent disease, illness and injury; to protect and nurture our environment; and to promote improved health and prosperity for all residents – describes in more detail their slogan of “promoting healthy communities.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in New London @ Jennings School
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Photo by CDC on Unsplash.

GROTON/LYME/OLD LYME — Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St. and at the Jennings School, 50 Mercer St., New London,

The Moderna vaccine and a limited supply of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone who is 18 years or older and needs a first or second dose or is eligible for a booster dose. No appointment, insurance, or ID is needed.

The following vaccination clinics are currently scheduled in the district:

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m., Ages 18+: Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Moderna or limited supply J&J
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ages 5-11 and 18+: Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London, Pfizer 5-11, Moderna or limited supply J&J 18+
  • Saturday, Jan. 29, 12-4 p.m., Ages 5+: McDonald’s, 406 Colman Street, New London, Pfizer 5+, Moderna or J&J 18+

The current booster recommendations are:

For individuals who received the Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 18+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 12+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Visit www.LLHD.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements!

Ledge Light Health District serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington and Waterford, Connecticut. As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, LLHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization.

LLHD’s mission statement – to prevent disease, illness and injury; to protect and nurture our environment; and to promote improved health and prosperity for all residents – describes in more detail their slogan of “promoting healthy communities.”

Feb
2
Wed
Lyme Library Racial Equity Book Club Hosts ‘Meet the Author’ Special Event @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LYME — Lyme Public Library hosts best-selling author Kate Clifford Larson via Zoom this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

She will discuss her new book Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, which explores the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer, who rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most powerful voices in the American civil rights movement.

The special event is co-sponsored with the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Mass. Register to receive the Zoom meeting invitation at programreg@lymepl.org

Feb
5
Sat
Fill-a-Bag Book Sale @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
7
Mon
Lower CT River Council of Governments (RiverCOG) Zoom Meeting on Affordable Housing @ Virtual
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
9
Wed
Old Lyme Affordable Housing Commission Special Meeting @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sweethearts at Sea: A Love Story in the Age of Whaling @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sweethearts at Sea: A Love Story in the Age of Whaling, Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Historian Amanda Goodheart Parks PhD will present the story of whaling captain John Marble and his wife Elizabeth from Fall River, Massachusetts, who defied 19th-century social customs by sailing together aboard whaleships.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Contact the library at (860) 434-2272 or lymepl.org for details.

Feb
10
Thu
Future Halls Rd. Overlay District: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
12
Sat
Lyme Library Cookbook Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Library Cookbook Club, Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1-3 p.m.

Share your culinary creations at the Cookbook Club at the Lyme Public Library.

This month, choose a recipe from the Lyme Public Library’s Dot Orr collection of cookbooks, which will be available at the library’s circulation desk, so you can make and share edible delights with your fellow participants in the Library’s Community Room.

Contact the library at (860) 434-2272 or lymepl.org for details.

Feb
13
Sun
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast Hosted by LOL Lions @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Cafteria
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13, the L-OL Lions Club will offer its annual pancake breakfast to the public, which has been interrupted only once, in 2021, in 30 plus years by the pandemic.

Lyme-Old Lyme High School Cafeteria is the place, and all ages are welcome.

The All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Menu includes pancakes (plain, blueberry, chocolate chip), eggs, sausage, hash browns, a fruit cup, juice, coffee and tea.

There will be door prizes on display, and a 50-50 raffle!  The Robotics team “Technoticks” will be entertaining old and young alike.

Please buy tickets at the door.  Age 2 and under eat FREE. Children 3-12 are $8, Adults are $12, and Seniors 60+ are $10.  All funds raised go toward our Lions scholarships for graduating seniors.

Everyone wear a mask, please!
For more information, contact Bev Lewis (860) 460-5908.
Feb
15
Tue
Old Lyme Affordable Housing Plan Online Community Workshop @ Virtual
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., the Old Lyme Affordable Housing Commission (OL AHC) and the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) will host an on-line community workshop to discuss the work in progress toward preparing a state-mandated Affordable Housing Plan for Old Lyme.

All Old Lyme residents are encouraged to attend.

The state of housing in Old Lyme and the most recent thinking on a housing strategy to meet current and future needs will be presented.

The OL AHC urges all residents to join, and add their voices to the discussion. Pre-registration is not required.

The connection information for this virtual meeting has been updated as follows:

To join the meeting from your computer, visit: https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m829e255197f825a697f4a1404be6b776

To join the meeting by telephone: dial 408-418-9388 and enter access code 2349 906 5054

If you had already registered for the previously posted Zoom meeting, you are requested to ignore those instructions and use the Webex connection information above instead.

Feb
16
Wed
Blood Drive @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
20
Sun
PARJE Event Featuring Morgan Tuck & Jack Madry @ Lyme Art Association
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
21
Mon
President’s Day
Feb 21 all-day
Feb
23
Wed
SECWAC Presents Professor Karolin Machtans @ Virtual
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Duck River Garden Club Monthly Meeting; Presentation on Sustainable Gardening
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
25
Fri
Storytime with Lavender @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Storytime with Lavender, Friday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. 

Pamela A. Lefferts and Lavender the opossum will read from Lavender’s new book. This is a special co-sponsored event brought to us by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust.

Feb
26
Sat
Winter Clarinet Concert with Jackie Pick at Lyme Library @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter Clarinet Concert with Jackie Pick, Saturday, February 26, 10:30am 

Enjoy a seasonal concert with local musician Jackie Pick. Jackie will be performing songs on the clarinet in the Lyme Library Reading Room. Limited to 20 participants. Masks must be worn.

Concert by ‘The State Street Saints’ Benefitting New London Currach Rowers @ Forty Thieves Irish Pub
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
2
Wed
Peace Vigil for Ukraine @ First Congregational Church of Lyme
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
3
Thu
Current Drug Trends on CT Shoreline: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual - hosted by LYSB
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
4
Fri
First Friday at Chester
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
6
Sun
Opening Reception at Lyme art association @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

‘Port of Pecceto’ in acrylics by Len Swec is one of the featured works in the ‘Wanderlust’ show.

OLD LYME  — Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, will be on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful historic galleries from March 4 through April 7.  ‘Poetry of Motion’, ‘Black and White’, ‘Wanderlust’, and ‘Renewal: Visions of Spring’ will run concurrently, each in a separate room.

An Opening Reception for the show will be held Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

The Exhibition in Four Acts is one of the LAA’s most dynamic and exciting exhibitions, bringing together four distinct types of representational art.

Poetry of Motion showcases the work of talented artist members, who set out to capture the fleeting gestures of action and movement within their artwork.

Black and White features work of all themes in black and white and all the greys in between.

Wanderlust will take visitors on vacation with the artists.

‘Speckled Eggs’ in watercolor by Liz McGee is one of the signature works in the ‘Renewal: Visions of Spring’ show.

Renewal: Visions of Spring focuses on uplifting imagery of springtime and rebirth.

Four Acts is generously sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

“A visit to the Lyme Art Association to see the Exhibition in Four Acts feels like visiting four different galleries. There is a variety and a shift in mood as you move from one gallery to the next,” states gallery manager, Jocelyn Zallinger.

She adds, “This show also allows a visitor to focus on each genre in a way that is not possible in other exhibitions.”

Mar
8
Tue
Lyme Garden Club Monthly Meeting @ Lyme Fire Company
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LYME — The Lyme Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting and program on Tuesday, March 8, at the Lyme Fire Company, 213 Hamburg Rd./Rte. 156. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with the program following at 11 a.m.

The program is “Starting Plants from Seeds” presented by Gini Mita from the Wallingford (Conn.) Garden Club.  She will focus on steps the home gardener can take with seed-starting, based on her extensive experience.

Guests and potential members are welcome to attend.

Contact Sue Hessel at 860-434-3035 for more information.