Nov
19
Tue
Toddler Tuesday at Mystic Aquarium @ Mystic Aquarium Tickets
Nov 19 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Toddler Tuesday at Mystic Aquarium @ Mystic Aquarium | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

Take a time out you and your toddler will adore! Every Tuesday in November, join in kid-friendly activities from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Check out what we have planned for you and your toddler this fall!

November 19 | Cuddle Clinic
Bring in your favorite stuffed animal to get a free check-up by our vet staff and learn how you can protect and care for other animals.

Nov
20
Wed
10th Annual Social Service Recognition Breakfast @ Holiday Inn Tickets
Nov 20 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Join us in honoring and thanking the valuable social service agencies of eastern Connecticut who work tirelessly to improve our region’s quality of life. For the 10th year in a row, we will present the Eastern CT Social Service Awards, recognizing agency staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their duties, as nominated by industry peers.

Bookmarkers Book Club @ Waterford Public Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm
Bookmarkers Book Club @ Waterford Public Library | Waterford | Connecticut | United States

Bookmarkers Book Club for those 9 to 12 years old – Registration Required. Multiple copies of Savvy by Ingrid Law will be available in the children’s room.

Business After Hours with TVCCA at Secor SUbaru @ Secor Subaru Tickets
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join local business professionals to mingle, eat and network at a festive fall event, hosted by TVCCA (Thames Valley Council for Community Action) at Secor Subaru. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow business associates in a casual and interesting setting, so don’t forget your business cards.

Secor Subaru will once again support TVCCA’s Meals on Wheels program during the “Subaru Share the Love” campaign, where every car purchased this season benefits this essential program for home-bound seniors. Plus, at this event, we’ll be handcrafting holiday cards for seniors in our community.

Enjoy complimentary hors d’eovures, wine, beer, and soda along with great door prizes. Members: donate a prize to receive a free BAH pass!

Poetry Potluck @ Waterford Public Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry Potluck @ Waterford Public Library | Waterford | Connecticut | United States

This is an opportunity to share poems, to discover new poets, to discuss poetry and the poetic process and the importance of the written word in our lives. This poetry group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Suzy Lamson, a local poet, facilitates this group.

Nov
21
Thu
Nonprofit Workshop: Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofits @ Holiday Inn Tickets
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

An alternative to a more formal strategic planning process, strategic frameworks allow organizations a more flexible approach to planning with the ability to adapt to change.

One of the primary roles of a board is to set the direction for the organization. Having the board and staff working in alignment to advance the organization’s mission is essential. Yet the strategic planning process is often viewed as a laborious task.

This workshop will provide your team of Chair and CEO/ED with a process to create a strategic framework to guide the organization. During the workshop your team will begin interacting around a plan. You will also leave with tools and articles to support your planning process back at your NPO.

Workshop objectives Include:
Define the benefits of the planning process,
Clarify differences between the strategic and operational work,
Provide a process for creating a strategic framework to guide the NPO,
Enable the NPO team to begin work on a strategic framework,
Provide tools and articles to support the process,
Explain the process for NPOs to secure grants to continue the planning process.

Nov
22
Fri
Daytime Book Discussion @ Waterford Public Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm
Daytime Book Discussion @ Waterford Public Library | Waterford | Connecticut | United States

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Multiple copies of this title are available in the library. Please join us! This discussion will be led by Diane Barcelo, adjunct faculty member at UConn, Avery Point.

Nov
23
Sat
O’tis a Festival @ Otis Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
O'tis a Festival @ Otis Library | Norwich | Connecticut | United States

Come to the 11th Annual O’tis a Festival! Join us on Saturday, November 23, 10am to 3pm, as Otis Library transforms into a two-floor holiday shopping plaza with a vast variety of handmade items and all-day entertainment.

O’tis a Festival is a wonderful community event. Celebrity parkers will line the street to welcome you and direct you to free nearby parking. Shop a variety of beautiful handmade items, visit with Santa, take a chance on winning a wreath or a unique gift made by one of our vendors, and enjoy the singing, dancing, crafts and free activities taking place throughout the day.

After leaving the library with your arms full of gifts, enjoy a meal at one of our many neighborhood restaurants. It’s a day full of fun for all ages!

Otis Library is located at 261 Main Street in Norwich and is accessible to people with disabilities.

Norwich Arts Center Comedy – Laugh Til You Drop @ Donald L. Oat Theater Tickets
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Norwich Arts Center Comedy - Laugh Til You Drop @ Donald L. Oat Theater | Norwich | Connecticut | United States

NAC Comedy – Laugh ‘Til You Drop’ on Saturday Nov. 23 @ 8:00 pm
Host Derek Carrafa; Prince of Mystery Skip Daniels and Headliner Howie Mason

Tickets @ norwicharts.org – General/Open Theater Seating

Tickets: $16; $15 Seniors, Students, Military; $14 Members

Handicap Entrance to rear entrance of Theater is located on Church Street

Nov
24
Sun
5th Annual Craft & Vendor Show @ Connecticut College Crozier Williams Student Center Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
5th Annual Craft & Vendor Show @ Connecticut College Crozier Williams Student Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

Come on down and get some holiday shopping done. Shop over 60 unique vendors to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list while you support the New London Community Meal Center. There will be free parking, free admission. A basket bonanza and entry to win a door prize when you bring a donation for our Stuff the Bus food drive.