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    Let’s Travel – Upcoming Extended Trip Presentations

    Please call 860-441-6623 to join us! REGISTRATION is required for all trip presentations:

    SHADES OF IRELAND

    trip presentation Wed., Feb 9 at 1-1:45 pm

    Trip highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Choices on Tour, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay.

    We are going September 02 — September 11, 2022 • 10 Days

     

    CALIFORNIA DREAMIN

    trip presentation at Wed., Feb 9 at 2-2:45 pm

    Trip highlights: Monterey, Scenic 17-Mile Drive, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Choice on Tour, Lake Tahoe Scenic Cruise, Napa Valley Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, San Francisco.

    We are going October 03 — October 10, 2022 • 8 Days

     

    COLORADO ROCKIES

    trip presentation March 3rd at 12 – 12:45 pm

    Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO), Choice on Tour, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods.  We are going August 12 — August 20, 2022 • 9 Days

     

    Black History Month Flag Raising Celebration Feb 1

    You are invited to join Councilor Bordelon, the DEI Collaborative, Town Staff and Officials, along with Groton Community Members in commemorating Black History Month with a flag raising celebration event taking place at the Groton Town Hall on Tuesday, February 1, 2022  from 3:30-4:15 pm.

    Natalie Braswell, Connecticut State Comptroller, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Other speakers and performers will include local youth and dignitaries.

    See our Facebook event posting for additional details.

    We hope you can join us!

    In Case of Inclement Weather

    Snow cancellations and early closings are on the following stations: Television – Channel 2 and WFSB Channel 3.  Closing of the center includes the Fitness Center and Coastal Café. If schools are delayed, the center will open at 8:30 and transportation will start at 9am.

    If you are not sure, please call the center. The center will not reopen until the parking lot and sidewalks are plowed for your safety. CALL if you aren’t sure (860) 445-2989.          

    Activation of Severe Cold Weather Protocol January 14 to January 19, 2022

    At the direction of Governor Ned Lamont, the Division of Emergency Management (DEMHS) within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), the Department of Housing (DOH), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and the Department of Social Services (DSS), United Way 2-1-1, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and other partners are implementing the severe cold weather protocol to ensure everyone has adequate shelter during the upcoming severe cold weather. 

    The reason for the activation is the arrival of intense arctic cold in Connecticut starting tonight resulting in temperatures in the single digits and wind chill factors below zero, followed by a potential winter storm.   The current protocol activation will be in effect from noon today, January 14, until noon Wednesday, January 19. 

    Anyone looking for a warming center should call 2-1-1.  Working with local shelters, 2-1-1 will act as clearinghouse to ensure that shelter space is found for those that need it. Protocols have been enacted at shelters throughout the state to adhere to the necessary COVID-19 safety measures.

    As of now Groton has not opened a 24 hour warming center.

    Trip Presentations for California and Ireland

    We will make these hybrid meetings. We MUST know if you are planning on attending in person or virtually. Please email colsen@groton-ct.gov or call us at 860-441-6785

    • We also are offering a COLORADO ROCKIES trip presentation March 3rd at 12 – 1 pm