Annual Stonington Village Fair
Come to the 62nd Annual Stonington Village Fair on Saturday, August 2nd from 11am -4pm on the village green of the Stonington Borough. Fun for children of all ages with games, rides, and activities, local artisans, music and an incredible selection of food. Outdoor silent auction featuring exclusive items and treasures to trifles return! All proceeds benefit the Stonington Community Center. Want to be a part of this community event? There’s still time to either donate or volunteer! For more information visit www.thecomo.org or call 860.535.2476. Thank you to the Stonington Village Fair’s Gold Level Sponsors Liberty Rentals of Rhode Island and The Day.
Vendors are wanted for East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Dept. 2nd Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 4th from 9-4pm. Call Robin for more info- 860-917-6284
The Stonington Borough Fire Department is sponsoring its annual lobster night, Saturday, August 2nd, 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Fire House, 100 Main St, Stonington. The meal will consist of twin lobsters, corn on the cob, coleslaw and Beverage. Tickets are $25. Call 860.867.7227 to reserve or purchase at the door. All proceeds benefit the Stonington Borough Fire Department.
THE AVERY-COPP HOUSE HOSTS WAR OF 1812 EVENT
The Avery-Copp House will mark the 200th anniversary of the August 1814 British assault on southeastern Connecticut coastal communities in the War of 1812 by hosting an event on August 9th from 11 AM to 3 PM. The public is invited to meet a Groton soldier from the period, look inside his tent, learn about his weapons and watch him fire his musket. The public will also discover what soldiers did for fun and what they ate. This is a free event. Families with children are welcome and no reservations are required.
The Avery-Copp House is located at 154 Thames Street in the Groton Bank National Register Historic District. Built in the colonial style in the early 1800s and Victorianized at the turn of the last century, the house tells the story of generations of an American family that lived here for 200 years. Furnishings are original and testify to Yankee thrift, inventiveness and hard work, with household items reflecting the fruits of the family’s labor and travel. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on the terraced lawns overlooking the Thames River.
The house will be open for tours during the event. Admission is $5 for adults. Children age 12 and under are free. The house is also open for tours Friday through Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM, through October 12. For more information, call 860-445-1637 or email email@example.com visit on the web at www.AveryCoppHouse.org
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice is looking for kind, compassionate and caring individuals to become part of their hospice team. Volunteers play a critical role in hospice care and have the opportunity to provide patient and family support in a number of ways. Volunteers support hospice patients and families in their own community. The next training program for new volunteers will be held in September in the East Lyme office of Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. To learn more about Masonicare’s hospice volunteer program and to request an application, please call Faith Grist or Wendy Worley, Hospice Volunteer Coordinators for the East Lyme office of Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, at 860-691-4630.
Lobster Stew Dinner
For the past 48 years, a tradition of Summer Suppers at Niantic Community Church has attracted locals, summer folks and day trippers alike. The last supper of the season is a lobster stew dinner that is a rare commodity in these parts according to, Maine native Sonya Hoisington. She lives in Niantic now but makes a trip to her hometown in Maine to raid her cousins lobster boat just in time to drive her catch back to Connecticut, meet up with co-chair Kim Birk and create a lobster stew with generous portions of lobster in each serving. The meal ($20) includes a salad, corn on the cob and brownies for dessert. Alternative menu offerings for the dinner include taco or chicken salads ($12) as well as a children’s menu ($5) of hot dogs, chips and dessert. Advance tickets are required for the August 12, 5:30 p.m., dinner and are available now by calling the church office or by calling Sonya Hoisington at (860)235-0170.
“If you’ve never had fresh Maine lobster stew, here’s your chance,” said Hoisington. “From the Maine lobsterman, right to your Niantic table.”
Take-out is always available as well as seating in our air conditioned dining hall. Niantic Community Church is located at 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic. (860) 739-6208. Visit www.NianticCommunityChurch.org
Dancing With Our Heroes
The Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios of New England are partnering together for a fund-raising “Dancing with Our Heroes” Gala to be held Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
The event will feature general dancing, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, a professional show and the “Dancing with Our Heroes” competition. The proceeds of the event will be donated to The Friends of Fisher House Connecticut for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the West Haven VA. The goal is to raise $500,000.
The “Dancing with Our Heroes” competition will be a Ballroom & Latin dance competition between our military heroes, who will each be partnered with a professional dance instructor. Each participating Fred Astaire Dance Studio will provide the instructors and free lessons to help the hero prepare for the competition. There will be no cost to the hero for participation. Winners will be selected by audience votes and a panel of celebrity judges.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
12 Roosevelt Ave. Mystic Ct 06355
For people of all ages, no partner necessary
Rock The Town Block Party
All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128 Niantic serves a buffet all you can eat breakfast on the first Sunday of each month at The American Legion Post 128, 16 York Ave in Niantic from 8:00-11:00a.m. Menu includes: pancakes, french toast, donut holes, bacon, sausage, homefries, omelets and eggs to order, bisquits, fruit cup, juice, coffee, tea, etc. A $8.00 donation for adults and a $3.00 donation for kids under 10 is asked to benefit our many Military, Veteran, Children, and Community Programs.