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    Sunday, May 28, 2023

    Community Bulletin Board

    LEGO Club meets at Bill Library

    The Bill Memorial Library in Groton invites children in grades 1 through 5 to its LEGO Club on Thursday, May 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. LEGOS are supplied for this monthly challenge. Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information, or visit https://www.billmemorial.org.

    WWII plane crash mystery solved

    The North Stonington Historical Society’s open house from 11-2 on May 12 will feature metal detecting with Nathaniel Cerf on the Stephan Main Homestead grounds. In addition, artifacts from a WWII North Stonington plane crash will be on display inside the Homestead. The young pilot has remained unknown to town residents until recently, but with the help of the Society’s researchers, he has finally been identified and will be honored at the Open House.

    Researchers will also be available to help anyone seeking genealogical information. Parking is on site at 1 Wyassup Road, North Stonington.

    North Stonington Garden Club’ plant sale

    The North Stonington Garden Club will hold its Traditional Annual Plant Sale from 9 to noon Saturday, May 13, at Wheeler Elementary School, 311 Norwich-Westerly Road (Route 2).

    Offerings will include a selection of perennials, annuals, vegetable seedlings, herbs, hanging baskets and a rummage table. University of Rhode Island soil testers will be on-site to test soil texture and pH for ustomers who bring a soil sample. Other features will include a Master Gardener table where customers can get advice on their gardening issues plus a selection of affordable Mother’s Day gifts.

    For more information, go to www.nsgardenclub.org.

    National Prevention Week in Norwich

    In partnership with numerous community organizations, The Norwich Prevention Council is hosting an event every day of National Prevention Week May 8-12.

    These free events are planned:

    Monday, May 8, 5-6 p.m.: Gambling Awareness Training at Otis Library

    Tuesday, May 9, 5:30pm: Family Movie Night at Teachers’ Memorial GLOBAL Magnet Middle School

    Wednesday, May 10, 5-6 p.m.: Narcan Training at Otis Library

    Thursday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m.: Hidden In Plain Sight Training at Mahan Elementary School

    Friday, May 12, 1-2 p.m.: Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention at 75 Mohegan Road.

    For information, email Hannah Ornburn, Drug Prevention Coordinator, at hornburn@cityofnorwich.org. You can also visit @norwichpreventioncouncil on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.

    ‘Digital Windham’ additions up

    The second phase of "Digital Windham," a website created by historians at Eastern Connecticut State University, went live on May 4 with new exhibits exploring what Willimantic was like in 1910.

    The website, populated with stories researched and written by Eastern students, currently has 19 digital exhibits that chronicle past events, people and places in Willimantic and the town of Windham from the 1600s to today. The 15 exhibits being added put 1910 Willimantic in a historical context, looking at the school system, social and cultural groups, the make-up of the population and other topics.

    Visit the website at www.easternct-digitalhistory.com.

    Puppet program May 7

    Expressiones, in collaboration with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London and the Drop-in Learning Center, has been teaching workshops on puppet-making, motor skills, and life experiences like a field trip to the Pinocchio exhibition at the Modern Museum of Art.

    The culmination of the program is a puppet presentation at Eugene O’Neill’s Amphitheater on May 7 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.expressiones.org/.

    City Center District meeting May 23

    The annual meeting of the New London City Center District will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Thames Club, 290 State St. A social will precede the meeting at 5:30.

    Nominees as commissioners to be voted on will be: Kip Bochain, Rich Martin, Sal D’Angelo, Kip Bochain Jr., Mark J. Michaud and Roderick Cornish. Nominees will also be taken from the floor.

    Shipbuilding on the Mystic River

    On May 24, William Peterson will present “Mystic Built: Shipbuilding on the Mystic River” at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall of the Mystic Congregational Church. Refreshments will be available at 7p.m. The program is free for all Mystic River Historical Society members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

    From 1784 to 1919, yards along the six-mile tidal stretch of Connecticut’s Mystic River launched well over 1,400 vessels. In ports around the world, “Mystic built” became synonymous with quality and beauty. William Peterson will be talking about the latest edition of his 1989 book, “Mystic Built – Ships and Shipyards of the Mystic River, Connecticut.”

    William N. Peterson was the senior curator at Mystic Seaport. He has lectured and written extensively about the Connecticut maritime experience. In addition, he was the historical adviser and contributing writer for CPTV’s collaborative documentary, “Connecticut and the Sea.” He is a charter member of the Mystic River Historical Society.

    Letter carrier food drive on May 13

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its annual national food drive, called Stamp Out Hunger, ton Saturday, May 13. It is the largest one-day food drive in the country.

    On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from customers as they deliver mail along their postal routes. All donations in New London County will go to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center n New London, or one of its member pantries.

    Possible donations include macaroni and cheese, dry pasta and cereal, pasta sauce, canned tuna, soup, and stews, and peanut butter. Items that are whole grain rich and low in sodium are encouraged. Donations should not be in glass containers or be expired.

    Emergency Preparedness Focus Group

    The Emergency Preparedness Focus Group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St.

    The public can participate in the focus group that will help the UConn Disaster Research Team gain a better understanding of the knowledge and needs of individuals living in New London and the surrounding area. The discussion will focus on emergency and disaster preparedness, residents' comfort level in accessing resources and how to address gaps between residents and government officials when it comes to emergency preparedness.

    Attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing for grocery gift cards. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Adults; free; register at (860) 447-1411 or PLNL.org/events.

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