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This week’s Pets of the Week from the Waterford branch of the CT Humane Society are “Pretty Girl and Tommy”.  “Pretty Girl” is a Domestic Long Haired cat, approximately 7 years old.  “Tommy” is a Domestic Shorthaired cat approximately 5 ½ years old.  This cute couple is looking for a home where they lay around and soak up the sun.  They love attention, being brushed and especially each other!  If you are interested in meeting “Pretty Girl and Tommy”, please visit our shelter at 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT.  To see all of our pets looking for new homes, please go to our website, www.cthumane.org.  If you have questions about “Pretty Girl and Tommy”, please contact our shelter at 860-442-8583 ext. 5105



Snowflake Fair
There will be a Snowflake Fair Saturday December 2nd from 9:00a.m-2:00p.m. at teh Scared Heart Church located at 56 West Town Street in Norwichtown. There will be a theme basket raffle, handmade gifts, baked goods, lunch, and more!



STERLING’S 2nd Annual TOY DRIVE to benefit kids with cancer
Looking for donations of new toys in original packaging (gift cards and monetary donations are also appreciated.  All toys will be hand delivered by Sterling to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital cancer unit in February
  To donate:
1.       There is a drop box at Gold Star Pizza (Route 184 Groton), Beltone (441 Long Hill Road Groton), Somewhere In Time restaurant (Route 184 Mystic)

2.       A toy drive at Mystical Toys in Down town Mystic : Date to be determined

3.       For any questions e-mail Tim Stanley at pondmaster1@comcast.net

4.       Collection of toys begins November 1, 2017   and  deadline for donations is February 1, 2018

5.       For monetary donations please send to P.O. Box 1714 Groton CT. 06340

        Info about Sterling: He is a 10 year old Junior Oddfellow who plans and executes service projects. The Niantic Oddfellows lodge sponsors and assists him with his community service outreach.
Sterling thought of this project by himself two years ago, he was inspired to do this project after watching a program on television about children at St. Judes hospital that were battling cancer. He felt that he was fortunate to be healthy and able to enjoy many activities such as playing outside and participating in sports and that children who were in the hospital battling cancer couldn’t participate in such activities due to limitations like cancer treatments and lengthy hospital stays.  
Please help Sterling in making a difference for children who are fighting cancer, together we can accomplish anything. For more information please visit his Facebook page: Sterling’s Toy Drive



Jack Frost Bazaar

The 72nd Annual Jack Frost Bazaar will take place Saturday, November 11th from 9 a.m.-2.p,m. at Niantic Community Church. The holiday event that attracts folks from towns near and far, has many new features this year including  the NCC Children’s Center offering  face painting and children’s craft activities. Mrs. Santa will have a present for the children and in honor of Veteran’s Day, the Cookie Cottage will be giving free cookies to Veterans seeking a sweet treat. A Tool Tent has been added as well as previously enjoyed furniture and outreach booths will have information for visitors curious about the ministries of the church, locally and beyond. Gift baskets featuring Wisconsin cheese and summer sausage will also be a new addition and seating for the traditional turkey luncheon is being expanded to accommodate guests with greater efficiency, including take-out service. Fall favorites like the Jewelry Room, Book Shop, Silent Auction, Precious Past, Toy !
Tent, Attic Treasures, Handmades and Fair Trade will still be highlights of the event.



Red Sleigh Bazaar
Ledyard Congregational Church announces it's annual Red Sleigh Bazaar to be held on November 18th at the church at 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway in ledyard Center. Tha bazaar will take place from 9:30a.m-2:00p.m. and will include a luncheon, decorations, jewelry, baked goods, handcrafts, silent auction, basket raffle, and cookie buffet. For questions call the church at 860.464.9926.



Christmas Bazaar
On November 18th from 9:00a.m-2:00p.m. the Preston Congrefational Church will be hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar! Featuring local crafters, quilt and basket drawings, food and baked goods, a soup and sandwich luncheon, quality nuts, Christmas decorations and more! Preston City Congregational Church, 321 Route 165, Preston.



Wine and Beer Tasting Event Fundraiser
Pet Pals Northeast, a local animal welfare organization is holding a beer and wine tasting event fundraiser to help homeless and needy animals in out communities on Saturday November 11th from 6:00-8:30p.m. at the Connecticut National Golf Course, on Chase Road in Putnam CT. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20 per person. Call Pet Pals at 860-317-1720 for more info.



38th Annual Gift Run
Sunday November 15th join thousands and come ride with Santa and spread Holiday Cheer to benefit people of all ages with disabilities. The run starts at Mike's famous Harley Davidson on Route 1 in new London at 1:00p.m. and ends at Camp Harkness in Waterford. There will be a complimentry hot breakfast starting at 10:00a.m. Gifts benefit individuals with Developmental disabilities and the Camp Harkness fund, please do not wrap gifts.



Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser, Miracles for Marik on Saturday November 11th from 4:30-7:00p.m. Hosted by the Ledyard Lions. All proceeds will go to Miracles fro Marik. Please come out and support a young man and his family as he fights cancer for the 4th time in 5 years. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Children- $4. and there is $25 family max. This will be at the Gales Ferry Fire House on Route 12. Tickets available from any Ledyard Lion. ledyardlions@yahoo.com or call Laura Rowe at 860.464.7355.


ELHS Veterans Day 5K
Benefiting the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, this 5K road race begins and ends at McCook's Point Beach located in Niantic, Connecticut. Day of registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30am. on November 11th. Race start is at 10:00 am. Early Registration for this event is $20 dollars and runs through October 21st. Standard registration is $30 dollars and ends at the online close date of November 9th. Day of registration is $40 dollars. Only cash or a checks will be accepted race day.
"No one who served our country should have to live on the street." That is the mission of the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. The students and faculty of East Lyme High School encourage everyone to reflect and participate this Veterans Day by running our first annual 5K road race.
Founded in 2006 the H.H.C. regularly host up to 23 Vets at any given time and provides temporary housing and assistance to 600 guests annually. During this season of giving please consider volunteering your talent, providing a monetary gift or donating the necessary means necessary to sustain the N.L.H.H.C.
The Center regularly prepares Veterans transitioning into the community by assisting them in obtaining careers, building self confidence and become a valued part of our Connecticut community.
The 5K road race winds through the beach community of Niantic and will begin at 9:00 am. The top three men and women will be recognized. The top two male and female age group winners will also be recognized. Age groups are: 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 plus.  T- shirts are available for an additional $5.00 through October 21st. Represent with the Vikes For Vets Logo T-Shirt!




















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