Pet of The Week
This week’s Pet of the Week from the Waterford branch of the CT Humane Society is “Hulk”. “Hulk” is a Pit Bull mix who will be 2 years old on Valentine’s Day. This sweet, reserved boy, is looking for an adult home. He enjoys daily walks, knows some commands and has lived with other dogs. If you are interested in meeting “Hulk”, please visit our shelter at 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill. To see all of our adoptable pets looking for new homes, please go to our website, www.cthumane.org. If you have questions about “Hulk” or any of our adoptable pets, please contact our shelter at 860-442-8583 ext. 5105
Coat Drive for Seniors
There will be a Coat Drive for Seniors at Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT, 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT. Drop off new or gently used coats, hats and gloves for seniors in the New London County during the month of December; collection box located in Fairview's front lobby; (860) 445-3235.
Christmas with Alpacas
You can have Christmas with Alpacas at the Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Road, Griswold, CT 10 a.m.-3 p.m., There will be holiday music, hot chocolate and wooly alpacas. www.stonebridgealpacas.com. Every weekend until Christmas.
Breakfast With Santa
Have breakfast with Santa December 17th! American Legion Riders Post 112, 89 Pink Row, Uncasville, CT from 9-11 a.m., Santa arrives at 10 a.m.; $7 adults; $4 kids.
Decorate cookies December 17th at the Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT. Children of all ages are invited to visit the Public Library of New London on Sunday, December 17 between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm to decorate cookies!
Christmas Cookie Sale
There will be a Christmas Cookie sale December 23rd at Holy New Martyrs Orthodox Church, 364 Canterbury Turnpike, Norwich, CT from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., frozen pierogi for sale, holiday baskets and gifts too; (860) 822-9955 or www.holynewmartyrs.com.
Countdown to Noon!
Children of all ages are invited to celebrate the New Year at the Public Library of New London on Huntington Street on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 am. We will get ready to ring in the New year with a story, New Year resolution, a craft and counting down to noon.
New Year's Party
There will be a New Year's Party for the family Saturday December 30th at 11:15a.m. at the Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT. Happy New Year! Celebrate with fun family activities. Ages 2 to 6 years old with an adult.
Holiday Favorites Film Session
Come enjoy some holiday themed movies on December 16th at the Waterford Public Library on Rope Ferry Road! For titles and descriptions visit our home page www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org and click on the movie link.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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