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Botanical Illustration with Sarah Saltus Siddig

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 6:00 pm


Connecticut College, Olin Science Center, Room 112, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

A four-session course on Thursdays, April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 23. Illustration combines scientific observation and fine art technique to capture the beauty of the natural world. Using techniques of observation, instructor Sarah Saltus Siddig will explore the concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Techniques in drawing, water color and colored pencil will be explored. Registration required. Email or call 860-439-5020 to register.

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Friday, Apr. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group;


Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit

OLPGN Library Awarded Grant to Explore Operatic Voices & Stories;


Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Old Lyme, CT – A $1500 grant to the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library supports a new musical presentation for adult audiences from teens to seniors. Participants will explore the interrelationship of vocal expression to larger themes of the human experience. Opera: Voices and Stories, a series of three lectures by guest speaker James Kuslan will be held on March 21, April 4 and 18th from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the Community Room.

Funded in part by the Connecticut Humanities and supported by Salt Marsh Opera Company of Stonington, CT, all programs are free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to bring a new learning experience to our community that will provide a greater appreciation of the opera as a musical genre. The lecture series will bring insights into a composer’s use of historical context and themes for exploring society’s values and their relationship to contemporary culture, “ said Library Director Mary Fiorelli.” The Connecticut Humanities grant allows us to explore musical style as a reflection of ourselves.”

Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that makes our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting
On March 21, Mr. Kuslan will present Tenors: Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Live Without ‘em; on April 4, The Sopranos and concluding on April 18 with Women in Pants.

James Kuslan is a writer and artistic producer for Deutsche Grammophon (DG). He lectures frequently on topics operatic and theatrical. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University's School of Drama. Mr. Kuslan contributed the essays included in the DVDs of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Lucia di Lammermoor starring Anna Netrebko and released by DG.

The Library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 7pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. If the Library’s parking lot is full, additional spaces are available on Lyme Street. There is also a lot behind the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall across the street from the Library. Registration required by calling 860-434-1684 or visit to register online under the Events calendar.

"Bill Graham - Downton Abbey Style"

Monday, Apr. 6, 2015, 2:00 pm


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

A popular speaker at garden clubs, Bill owns and operates “Beautiful Things,” a boutique in Salem, Massachusetts, that specializes in creative floral design and gifts. He will give us his take on the popular series.

Refreshments will be served following the talk and arrangements created by Bill will raffled off to attendees. Doors open at 1:15pm.

Social Media for Nonprofits

Monday, Apr. 6, 2015, 9:30 am


Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

Nonprofit organizations can use social media to build community and awareness about their organization. In this two-hour workshop, nonprofits will learn about the major social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and how they can use these social sites to connect with their donors and supporters, and find new ones. You'll learn how to create and organize content, and have a chance to think about social media strategy.

Presenter: Caitlin Thayer (Owner Barefoot Media)

Chamber of Commerce ECT Business Breakfast:


Holiday Inn - New London, 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT , 06320

The mission of the CT Judicial branch is to serve the interests of justice and the public by resolving matters in a fair, timely, efficient and open manner.

Learn what this means and how it is accomplished from leaders in the branch, who will discuss the system as a whole, diversion programs, and probation services designed to reintegrate criminal offenders into the community to best serve our state.

Featured speakers:

Hon. John Newson, Judge of the Superior Court
Sean Kelly, Supervisory Assistant Public Defender
Michael Kennedy, Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney
Michael Blanchard, Director, Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, Presenting Sponsor

Shared Member Display Table: ?Share your company's material with event guests for free, such as brochures, flyers, business cards, and/or small promotional items. Please be mindful of the shared space and limit display size appropriately.

Sponsored Display Table: Reserve your own table for your marketing materials for just $100, including one breakfast reservation.


Chester Village West, 317 West Main Street, Chester, , 06412

Has it been awhile since you’ve brushed up on your driving knowledge and skills? Want the latest information to help you stay safe on the road? Mark your calendar for April 7 at Chester Village West, 317 West Main Street, Chester CT 06412. The independent seniors community will host an AARP SmartDriver™ Course that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost for the course, payable by checks only, is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Chester Village West by April 2 at 860.526.6800 to reserve attendance for yourself and/or a loved one.

The April 7 SmartDriver™ course at Chester Village West, to be taught by AARP driver safety instructor Clifford McGuire, will help attendees re-familiarize themselves with the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate their vehicle more safely in today's challenging driving environment. Participants will learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. They will also learn:
• How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
• How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
• The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections
• Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
• Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
• The effects of medications on driving
• The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, participants will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring themselves or others.
Connecticut is one of 35 states that offer price reductions or discounts on auto insurance to motorists who complete the AARP Smart Driver™ Course. Upon completion of the course, participants should contact their auto insurance agent to determine if they are eligible to receive an auto insurance discount.

About Chester Village West
Located in historic Chester, Connecticut, Chester Village West gives independent-minded people a new way to experience retirement and live their lives to the fullest. Within a small community of private residences that offer convenience, companionship, service and security, Chester Village West enriches lives with a comprehensive program that enhances fitness, nutrition, active life, health and well being. Find out more at

About the AARP Smart Driver™ Course
The AARP Smart Driver™ Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. More than 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

Coastal Perspectives Lecture

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015, 12:00 pm
Coastal Perspectives Lecture;


University of Connecticut - Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT , 06340

“Sea Snakes and Sovereignty: The Panatomic Canal Debate, Invasion Biology, and the Environmental Management State, 1964-1978” by Christine Keiner, Associate Professor of STS and History, Rochester Institute of Technology

Lecture series is FREE and open to the public. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 7:10.

Please join us in our newly renovated 300-seat auditorium/theater for the 19th annual Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series. The auditorium is located on the second floor of the Academic Building (disabled accessible). Enter through the Academic Building or through the Student Center. There is a limited-capacity elevator on the first floor of the Academic Building. Please call us with your questions, or concerns, on the limited-mobility access points to the auditorium/theater at 860-405-9025, or email

This series is sponsored by The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the Department of Marine Sciences, UCONN and the Maritime Studies Program, UCONN. For more information and a campus map, visit our website at or email




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