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Westerly-Pawcatuck Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Westerly

E-Reader Help
10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Beading Enthusiasts' Group
10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

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

Drop-in Knitting Club
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

George Bodenheimer book signing
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Classic Car Cruise Nights
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Misquamicut

Thursday Night Movie
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

Basic Computer Instruction
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Charlestown

Pints for Paws
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

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Local and state briefs for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013


Cultivating Compassion series to continue

MYSTIC — The Mystic Area Ecumenical Council will present the third in its series “Cultivating Compassion: Perspectives on Israelis, Palestinians, and Possibilities for Peace” at Mystic Congregational Church, 43 East Main St., on Sunday at 7 p.m. Two teenagers from Israel, here for the academic year and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southeastern Connecticut, will discuss teenage life in Israel and engage in dialogue with attendees. Part of a group of 16 visiting young emissaries throughout the area, these young post-high school/premilitary teens, hosted by local families, come to our communities to share Israel’s successes and challenges.

The Mystic Area Ecumenical Council consists of 20 churches in the Mystic/Groton/Stonington area. For more information, call the Rev. Ann Aaberg at 860-536-4259 or visit mysticucc.org.

Workshop offered on the Affordable Care Act

GROTON — Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut will present a workshop on the Affordable Care Act at the Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, on Monday at 7 p.m.

In the workshop, people will learn the basics about what the law means for individuals and small businesses. The session is designed to be user-friendly and offer a basic understanding of the law, resource information and referrals, and a view of what comes next. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call 860-441-6750.

YMCA hosts 21st annual Turkey Trot and Dip

MYSTIC — The Ocean Community YMCA Mystic branch will hold a Turkey Trot and dip on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 8:30 a.m. Participants may choose a 1-mile or 3-mile run down Mason’s Island Road and finish with a dip in the river or with a cup of coffee. The day will start at 7:30 a.m. for registration, with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA, 1 Harry Austin Drive. The first 500 participants will receive a T-shirt. The fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the race. Register at the YMCA or online at oceancommunityymca.org.

The YMCA also is seeking volunteers to help us with this event. If interested, call Emily King Herbette at 860-536-3575 or email eking@oceancommunityymca.org.

Educational material offered on R.I. charter’s 350th

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Secretary of State Ralph Mollis unveiled educational resources today that they hope will help school students learn about the state’s Colonial charter.

The charter turns 350 years old this year. The state has celebrated the anniversary with historical lectures, a cocktail reception, a visit by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the opening of a new one-room Statehouse museum where the influential document is displayed.

The charter was one of the first documents in modern history to set out the principal of religious freedom.

The new educational material is designed to be used to teach students about the charter’s role in American history.

 


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