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    Monday, September 25, 2023

    Community Bulletin Board for Sept. 17, 2023

    In the Vault: A virtual genealogy workshop

    Connecticut’s town clerks hold vital records and deeds, but also other sources of information that can help build your family tree. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, a virtual workshop led by Bryna O’Sullivan of Charter Oak Genealogy will be sponsored by Waterford Public Library. Registration is required at www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org.

    Charter Oak Genealogy proprietor Bryna O’Sullivan is a lineage society application specialist. Bryna holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Bryna can be reached at bryna@charteroakgenealogy.com or at https://charteroakgenealogy.com/.

    Sprague Public Library in Baltic programs

    An Intro to Food Canning class will be taught at Sprague Public Library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Registration required by calling the library at 860-822-3012.

    Also, Lunchbag Puppets will be featured at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the library, for children, teens and adults. Registration encouraged by calling the library at 860-822-3012.

    In addition, there’s a Kids Krafts Satuday at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Create a unique bookmark (or two!) with a technique that uses paper punches and contact paper. Registration helpful, but not required.

    Old Lyme Town Band seeks new members

    The Old Lyme Town Band is looking for new members for the start of its 49th season on Monday, Sept. 18. Rehearsals are held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday nights at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road in Old Lyme. All instruments and abilities are welcome. Five concerts will be held this season in December at various area locations, including Dec. 13 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. For information, email oldlymetownband@gmail.com, or visit our website at oldlymetownband.com.

    Understanding Artificial Intelligence

    Mystic & Noank Library will try to demystify the world of Artificial Intelligence at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in a discussion that explores how it's shaping various aspects of our society, from healthcare and entertainment to education and business.

    Fungi Frenzy: a beginner’s guide

    From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at Mystic & Noank Library, discover the magic of backyard mushroom growing with a master gardener Mark Gostkiewicz during a hands-on workshop where you'll learn the ins and outs of cultivating three easy-to-grow mushroom varieties: Shiitakes, Oysters, and Wine Caps.

    Registration is required by calling 860-536-7721.

    Crafts and conversation at the Bill

    The Bill Memorial Library in Groton City hosts meetings of the Creator’s Club featuring crafters every second Saturday of the month from 10:30 to noon. The program began Saturday, Sept. 9, for artists, writers, and crafters of all ages. It is free and there are no commitments — drop in as you please. The library is not providing specific projects, though there may be spare activities to work on as supplies last. Call the library at (860) 445-0392 for more information.

    A paranormal investigation and fundraiser

    An interactive paranormal investigation will be conducted at Mystic & Noank Library by "the Haunted Collector" John Zaffis and Seaside Shadows haunted history tour guides to help support the Mystic & Noank Library's annual fund. Register for one of two sessions: either 6 to 8:30 p.m. or 9 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $75 each.

    Attendees will receive a short presentation on the history of Mystic & Noank Library, its ghostly sightings, and how to investigate historic sites. For the remainder of the evening, guests will ghost hunt/investigate the library to see which specters wander the bookshelves, balconies and basement. To register, call 860-536-7721.

    Alzheimer’s Walk Sept. 23 at Ocean Beach

    The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is holding its 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Eastern CT on Sept. 23 at Ocean Beach Park in New London.

    WTNH News8 Anchor and Reporter Sarah Cody and local running legend Jim Roy of Groton will serve as emcees. Jim lost his mother to Alzheimer’s and Sarah honors all of those dealing with dementia she has met through her years of storytelling.

    Susan Mandeville of Colchester and Kevin Harris of Deep River are serving as co-chairs of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Eastern CT 2023. To register, go to act.alz.org/easternct or alz.org/walk to sign up for any of six walks in Connecticut this fall.

    North Stonington schoolhouse fundraiser

    Keeping North Stonington Affordable is holding a fundraiser from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Trillium Farm, 66 E. Clarks Falls Road, North Stonington to help preserve the town’s one-room historic 1840s schoolhouse.

    The event, $50 per person, includes food, beer, drinks, line dancing, raffle items, silent auction and a variety of other activities.

    KNSA’s mission is to assure that the people of North Stonington can find housing within their budgets.

    Pirate Funfest in Montville

    Raymond Library in Montville is hosting a Pirate Funfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the pavilion at Camp Oakdale. Call 860-848-9943 for more info.

    Block party in Norwich Saturday

    Norwich Youth, Family, and Recreation are hosting the first Block Party for the City of Norwich from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Dickenman & Depina fields, 75 Mohegan Road. A video game bus, a 40-foot inflatable obstacle course, live DJ, resources for families, ice cream truck, and much more will be on hand.

    Bus transportation will be at three different locations: Coming to the event, from Wequonnoc School at 11:30 a.m., Greenville Playground at 11:45 a.m., and Jenkins Park at noon. The outgoing bus will leave the 3 p.m., with dropoff at Jenkins Park at 3:10, Greenville Playground at 3:25, and Wequonnoc School at 3:45. Contact Hannah Ornburn at hornburn@cityofnorwich.org, or Idis Andino at 860-823-3791 for information.

    Woman’s Club tea Tuesday in Norwich

    The Woman's City Club of Norwich will host its Annual Membership Tea on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to open its civic year, according to President Jan Sauvageau. Area women who are interested in joining this club are asked to contact Joanne Fusaro at 860-889-6784.

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