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Vernal Pool Frog Hike
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charlestown

Frank Olean Center Benefit Concert
Noon - 5 p.m. Westerly

A History of Stepfamilies in Early America
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Westerly

Is Your Dog A Wolf?
1:00p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Gospel in Granite
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Westerly

The Foursome
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Westerly

Charity Dine Around
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Rabies Vaccination Clinic
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

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Model-maker to speak about the sloop Hero


STONINGTON — Model-maker Alan Burghardt will speak at the Captain Palmer House, 40 Palmer St., on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.

Burghardt will tell the story of the 47-foot Mystic-built sloop, Hero, that journeyed to Antarctica in 1820 as part of the 1812-14 fleet of privateers out of Mystic and Stonington.

Burghardt’s model of the Hero is the centerpiece of an exhibit about the career of Captain Nat Palmer at the Palmer House, a National Historic Landmark open to the public.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit stoningtonhistory.org.



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