Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Wild About Reading
10:30 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Mah Jongg
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Quilting Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Art Exhibition Hoxie Gallery
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly

Hispanic Heritage Festival
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Talk
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

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Westerly Library to open late on Thursday

WESTERLY — An all-staff meeting will be held Thursday, which will delay the opening of the Westerly Public Library until 11 a.m.

Signs are expected to be posted on the doors of the building, but for more information, call the library at 401-596-2877.

Author Betty J. Cotter to give talk on ‘The Winters’

GROTON — Discover Local Authors, sponsored jointly by the Groton Senior Center and the Groton Public Library, continues at the Groton Senior Center on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Rhode Island author, Betty J. Cotter, on her recent novel, “The Winters.”

Cotter’s novel is about a troubled family living on the coast of Washington County, R.I., during the 1970s.

Cotter, a Wakefield resident and native of southern Rhode Island, is also the author of “Roberta’s Woods,” published in 2008. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and teaches writing, English and journalism to undergraduates at the University of Rhode Island and Three Rivers Community College in Norwich.

Stonington Historical Society to host talk on War of 1812

STONINGTON —The Stonington Historical Society will sponsor “The War of 1812 in Connecticut: Artifacts and the Stories They Tell,” an illustrated talk presented by Fred Calabretta, at the La Grua Center on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Calabretta is the curator of collections and an oral historian at Mystic Seaport Museum. He has been the curator of many exhibitions, including last year’s “The Rockets’ Red Glare: Connecticut and the War of 1812.” He was a contributing author to the exhibition’s companion book.

For more information, visit or call 860-535-8445.

Bluegrass Gospel Project to visit Groton

GROTON — The Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St., will host the Bluegrass Gospel Project, a Northeast bluegrass band, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person, or $50 per family (up to five people). Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 860-445-7409 or visit

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