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    Community Bulletin Board for Dec. 2, 2023

    Slosberg talks about new book Dec. 7

    Mystic & Noank Library will host former Day columnist Steven Slosberg's talk about his new book, “Columnist II: East to Westerly,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

    In his new collection, Slosberg tells stories about notable, creative and eccentric characters in Stonington, Mystic, Noank and Westerly, spanning the centuries up to the present. He even traces the fate of two locks of poet Emily Dickinson’s auburn hair.

    Registration is required by calling 860-536-7721 or visiting www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

    Annual Christmas Cookie Sale

    Holy New Martyrs Orthodox Church will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 10-2 Saturday, Dec. 16, at 364 Canterbury Tpke., Norwich.

    Homemade fancy and favorite cookie assortments in tins and trays will be on sale, along with imports, crafts, gifts, frozen pierogi, stuffed cabbage, poppyseed and nut rolls. Call 860-822-9955 for information.

    Winter Market Dec. 9 in Old Lyme

    The Winter Market hosted by the Lyme Artisan Guild will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Lilywork Tile Studio, 56 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Handcrafted items will include pottery, textiles, paper arts, woodwork, jewelry, and more.

    Seasonal celebrations in North Stonington

    The Wheeler High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will hold a concert from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Wheeler Library, followed by the annual tree lighting and carol sing at 6:15 p.m. at North Stonington Village Green.

    Santa will be on hand, and attendees are asked to bring flashlights. Refreshments will be served at Hewitt Hall, Congregational Church of North Stonington. Donations of canned goods for Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center will be accepted, and the Lighthouse Girl Scouts will serve hot chocolate.

    Holiday cards made at Bill Library

    The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites kids to create a beautiful holiday card from scrap paper beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6. All supplies will be provided by the library and will be available during normal library hours.

    Younger children will need an adult to help them do the craft. For information, stop by the library, call 860-445-0392, or visit https://www.billmemorial.org.

    NAMI offering family support groups

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeast Connecticut offers Family Support Groups for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.

    In-Person Family Support groups are held on the first and third Monday of each month, at 7 p.m. at Brian's Healing Hearts, 461 Main St., Niantic.

    The dates for December 2023, in-person, NAMI Family Support Groups are Dec. 4 and 18. For information, visit www.namisoutheastct.org.

    AARP safe driving class Dec. 9

    The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, will be offered by Mystic & Noank Library from 10:15 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

    Participants may be eligible for a multi-year insurance discount after taking the course. The course is open to drivers of all ages and costs $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members.

    Registration is required by calling 860-536-7721 or by visiting www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

    Fort Griswold Battlefield open house Dec. 9

    The Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield will hold its annual Open House and Bonfire from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Monument House Museum, Park Avenue in Groton.

    The museum and the monument will be open, and there will be guided tours of the fort at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saxophone Santa will also be stopping by at 12:15.

    In the event of rain, the festivities will be held inside of the Monument House Museum. For more information, email info@fortgriswold.org or visit facebook.com/fortgriswold.

    Christmas in the Colonies Dec. 3

    The Leffingwell House Museum will be hosting its annual Christmas in the Colonies event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

    See how Christmas was celebrated in colonial America and how it changed over time while enjoying regional tastes of the season, from New England to the Southern colonies. The event also features living history presenters, holiday music, colonial chocolate from Pewter Pot Fine Spiced Chocolates, and wares from Big Bear Trading Company.

    Admission is $8, and registration is through Eventbrite. Attendees are asked to register in advance for one of eight entrance slots.

    East Lyme Public Library events

    “The Funniest Moments in Film” will be explored by Marty Gitlin at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at East Lyme Public Library.

    This interactive program highlights the best of the best from the silent era to the modern era. There will be a question-and-answer period. Visit eastlymepubliclibrary.org to register.

    Other events this month at the library include a Winter Solstice Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, featuring violinist and violist Irene Rissi (registration required).

    Also, visitors can stop by the East Lyme Public Library Storybook Trail along the perimeter of Samuel M. Peretz Park. The featured book for the autumn is “Wombats are Pretty Weird” by local author Abi Cushman.

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