TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR
WITH LEDGE LIGHT FOUNDATION
Ledge Light Station, built in 1909, is one of the most famous lighthouses in America. Its stately brick structure with mansard roof, makes it unique. There is no other lighthouse like it.
This trip is one of only four charters LLF has booked for this year. This tour is a rare opportunity to see Ledge Light this year.
Our private charter for this tour will commence at 4 pm at the Project O building on the UConn campus at Avery Point, After checking in with LLF volunteers, guests will view an informative documentary film. After a safety briefing by the Project O boat crew. Step on board the comfortable Project O boat, and take a pleasant 10 -15 minute narrated ride to Ledge Light at the mouth of the Thames River. The lighthouse is offshore, surrounded by water on all four sides. Access does require some degree of mobility, as you step off the boat onto the landing ledge and climb up a stairway to the entrance to the lighthouse. Once inside, LLF volunteer tour guides will be on hand to answer questions as you explore rooms filled with informational and historical exhibit panels and photographs. There’s an air conditioned theater where you will watch a compelling orientation film. You will be free to wander the rooms of the lighthouse, including the light tower at the top, dreaming of what life was like back in the day when keepers lived their secluded lives in the middle of the sea. There’s a room furnished as it would have been when the keepers were there. Maybe you’ll even run into Ernie, the resident ghost! There are benches outside circling the perimeter where you can sit and enjoy the best views in town while waiting for the boat to return you to shore. Your entire excursion will take 2 1/2 hours- Our tour time is 4:30– 7 pm. Cost is $55/resident. This trip is open to anyone 18 and older.
You can register online at www.grotonrec.com or by calling 860-441-6785.
Movies are shown on Wednesdays 1 pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption. $3 per person. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
NEW! Movies are now sponsored by Club 55. Hence, movie will cost Club 55 members $1.00 and Non-members $3.00 Fee includes popcorn & punch.
Wednesday, June 27
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. PG-13 Drama/History 2h 5m
THURSDAY, JULY 26 PAWTUCKET RED SOX DAY BASEBALL GAME
Is it really summer if you don’t attend a baseball game??
We are day tripping to support the Red Sox on a smaller level. The Pawtucket Red Sox game will be a fun baseball day without the huge price of major league. We have great seats and will travel via coach bus. We depart from Groton Senior Center.
Please join us as we take a coach bus to see the Boston Red Sox Triple A team—the Pawtucket Red Sox! They will play the Columbus Clippers at 11:05 am at McCoy Stadium– home to the Paw Sox Baseball team.
Our field seats are on the third base line and each ticket will include a $2 voucher. Cost includes game ticket for fields seats in section 11 or 12 and coach bus transportation. $ 49/resident. Sign up now at www.grotonrec.com or call 860-441-6785
Today’s hike with Groton Utilities at Ledyard Reservoir has been rescheduled to next Tuesday June 26th at 9 am. You must be signed up with GSC to attend this hike. Please call 860-441-6785 or 860-441-6623 to do so. Voice mail messages are great! 🙂