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Access Health Open Enrollment

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Groton Bible Chapel, 66 Tollgate Road, Groton, CT

6:30-8:30 p.m., Hurts, Habits, Hang-ups, Addiction; (860) 445-1760.

Circle of Friends Flash Sale, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 9:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

shop new and used books as well as greeting cards, tote bags and water bottles; accepting small donations for a limited time; call before bringing donations (860) 441-6750.

2018:
9:30 a.m. - Sept. 20
9 a.m.-9 p.m. - Dec. 10

Community Coloring Nights for Adults

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 6:00 pm
Community Coloring Nights for Adults;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library are hosting Community Coloring Nights for Adults every Monday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton, CT. Community members are invited to start the week off right with relaxing grown-up coloring pages and good conversation. Bring a friend or come meet a new neighbor. The Program is free and registration is not required. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied, but you may also bring your own!

Food For Fines

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Heart Healthy Fitness, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Job Club, Mondays, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 12:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

noon-2 p.m. or 5-7 p.m., drop-in help with online job applications, resumes, cover letters and interview skills; free; (860) 441-6750.

Strength Training, Groton

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Access Health Open Enrollment

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Cell Phone Help, Tuesdays, Groton

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 1:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

1-2 p.m., ages 55 and older; (860) 441-6785.

Chronic Pain Workshop, Groton

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 1:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

1-3:30 p.m., six-week program teaches techniques and strategies proven to help those living with constant pain; free; the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" is available on loan or can be purchased for $25; call to register (860) 441-6785.

Nov. 13, 20, 27
Dec. 4, 11, 18

Food For Fines

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., all levels welcome; call (860) 326-9773 or email: jesse.james@prodigy.net.

Shopping Online, Groton

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 10:30 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

take a closer look at some of the most popular online stores and how to be secure when making a purchase; call to register (860) 441-6750 or online at: grotonpl.org.

Nov. 4 - 3 p.m.
Dec. 1 - 10:30 a.m.

2018:
Nov. 20 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 11 - 10:30 a.m.

Access Health Open Enrollment

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Al-anon, Wednesdays, Groton (2016)

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

Community

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 310 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT

7-8:30 p.m.

Alateen, Wednesdays, Groton (2016)

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

Community

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 310 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT

7-8 p.m.

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Food For Fines

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Heart Healthy Fitness, Groton

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Microsoft Excel I, Groton

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

learn how to create a workbook, insert information into cells and how to use basic formulas; bring your laptop with Microsoft Excel to class; free; call to register (860) 441-6750 or www.grotonpl.org.

2017
May 23, 2017 - 3 p.m.
June 28 - 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 2 - 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 5 - 3 p.m.
Oct. 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 13 - 3 p.m.

2018
Feb. 2 - 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 16 - 3 p.m.
Apr. 27 - 3 p.m.
June 13 - 3 p.m.
Aug. 14 - 3 p.m.
Oct. 12 - 3 p.m.
Dec. 12 - 3 p.m.

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wed., Noank

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Noank Firehouse, 10 Ward Ave., Groton, CT

2-3:30 p.m., beginner and intermediate musicians needed; no auditions - pick up your old instrument and play with us; (860) 989-1642.

Strength Training, Groton

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Access Health Open Enrollment

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Art Opening and Holiday Party, Thursday, December 13

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 5:30 pm
Art Opening and Holiday Party, Thursday, December 13;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Southeastern Connecticut Television, (SEC-TV), 80 Plaza Court, Groton, , 06340

Holiday Party and Art Opening featuring work by local artists including paintings, prints, calendars and note cards. Live music from the local band "A Small Wonder".
Complimentary refreshments and wine tasting.
Holiday Cheer!

Bingo, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecosett Road , Groton, , 06340

6:30 p.m., $11 minimum package; no smoking, no alcohol; doors open at 4:30 p.m.; (860) 445-2163.

Blood Drive, NOV./DEC, Groton

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 1:30 pm

Community

See Above, See Above, Groton, CT

2018
Chelsea Groton Bank, 904 Poquonnock Road.
Nov. 1: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Groton City Municipal Bldg., 295 Meridian St. Extension.
Nov. 8: 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 13: 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecossett Road.
Nov. 13: 1-6 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, 224 Gold Star Highway.
Nov. 28: 1-6 p.m.

Cardinal Honda, 531 Route 12.
Dec. 14: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

call for appointment, 800-733-2767.

Cocoa with The Grinch, Dec. 13, Groton

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

6 p.m., cocoa, crafts and photos; free for all ages; (860) 441-6750.

Film Screening and Discussion, Dec. 13, Groton

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

7 p.m., the documentary, “Life on Parole”; snow date: Dec. 18; free; (860) 441-6750.

Food For Fines

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Open Tech Center, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 11:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11 a.m.-7 p.m., open hours for assistance in the Tech Center; no appt. necessary; (860) 441-6750.

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

A Christmas Carol - Dickens Parlor Christmas

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 6:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Dickens Parlor Christmas;

Stage/Theater

Avery-Copp House Museum, 154 Thames Street, Groton, , 06340

Actress, writer and Dickens enthusiast Jennifer Emerson will entertain you with a dramatic reading of the classic “A Christmas Carol”. Enjoy the beauty of a Victorian museum decorated for the holidays. Christmas cookies and punch will be served.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 860-445-1637
$20 member / $25 nonmember

Access Health Open Enrollment

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Al-Anon, Fridays, Groton (2018)

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 12:00 pm

Community

Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St., Groton, CT

noon-1:30 p.m., step meeting.

Blood Drive, NOV./DEC, Groton

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

See Above, See Above, Groton, CT

2018
Chelsea Groton Bank, 904 Poquonnock Road.
Nov. 1: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Groton City Municipal Bldg., 295 Meridian St. Extension.
Nov. 8: 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 13: 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecossett Road.
Nov. 13: 1-6 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, 224 Gold Star Highway.
Nov. 28: 1-6 p.m.

Cardinal Honda, 531 Route 12.
Dec. 14: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

call for appointment, 800-733-2767.

Food For Fines

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Heart Healthy Fitness, Groton

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Mystic Scottish Country Dancers

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 7:00 pm

Misc. Events

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 310 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT , 06340

7-9:30 p.m., dance lively jigs, reels, and graceful strathspeys. No experience or partner necessary. First class is free; $5 additional sessions. www.nhrscds.com

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

A Christmas Carol - Dickens Parlor Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Dickens Parlor Christmas;

Stage/Theater

Avery-Copp House Museum, 154 Thames Street, Groton, , 06340

Actress, writer and Dickens enthusiast Jennifer Emerson will entertain you with a dramatic reading of the classic “A Christmas Carol”. Enjoy the beauty of a Victorian museum decorated for the holidays. Christmas cookies and punch will be served.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 860-445-1637
$20 member / $25 nonmember

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Circle of Friends Monthly Meetup, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

join on the spot with a free membership; all ages; (860) 441-6750 or kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

Dec. 6 - 5:30 p.m.
2018
Jan. 24 - 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 - 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 24 - 10 a.m.
May 19 - 9:30 a.m.
July 21 - 9:30 a.m.
Aug. 11 - 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 15 - 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 13 - 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 6 - 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 15 - 9:30 a.m.

Food For Fines

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Food For Fines

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, Groton

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Groton Bible Chapel, 66 Tollgate Road, Groton, CT

6:30-8:30 p.m., Hurts, Habits, Hang-ups, Addiction; (860) 445-1760.

Community Coloring Nights for Adults

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 6:00 pm
Community Coloring Nights for Adults;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library are hosting Community Coloring Nights for Adults every Monday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton, CT. Community members are invited to start the week off right with relaxing grown-up coloring pages and good conversation. Bring a friend or come meet a new neighbor. The Program is free and registration is not required. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied, but you may also bring your own!

Food For Fines

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 10:00 am
Food For Fines;

Community

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need. Throughout December, both libraries will be offering a seasonal exchange that allows you to help the hungry while clearing yourself of late fees. Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines!

For every food item you bring in, $1 worth of fines will be forgiven. Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees. You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

Food donated to the Bill Memorial Library will be given to the food pantry at Groton Human Services, food donated to the Mystic & Noank Library will be divided between the Food Bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Shelter and the Food Pantry at Groton Human Services.

Heart Healthy Fitness, Groton

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Job Club, Mondays, Groton

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 12:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

noon-2 p.m. or 5-7 p.m., drop-in help with online job applications, resumes, cover letters and interview skills; free; (860) 441-6750.

Strength Training, Groton

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

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