JUNE 2017
June 3:  CITY-WIDE YARD SALE DAY
​Time: 9:00am-3:00pm, everywhere!
Details: Individually hosted Yard Sales all day throughout the City of Groton. 
Come one, come all, come ready to shop at individually hosted Yard Sales from 9-3 all throughout the City of Groton.  
View a printable list of sale locations
(​We will continue to update the list until May 26.)
Look for the eye-catching blue SUMMER IN THE CITY logo posters making sales even easier to find!

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GET ON THE MAP!   Register your own City yard sale by May 26 to have YOUR sale included on our on-line yard sale map and receive a FREE Summer in the City poster to draw attention to your sale! Registrations begin on March 31.  REGISTER ONLINE at http://cityofgroton.recdesk.com OR send your sale address BY EMAIL to summerinthecity@cityofgroton-ct.gov

City-Wide Yard Sale Day FAQ's
1. Sale Day is on Saturday, June 3
2. The City is not hosting the sale, you host one on your own property
3. To register, sign up online at http://cityofgroton.recdesk.com or send your name and sale address BY EMAIL to: summerinthecity@cityofGroton-ct.gov
4. When you register, we will send a flyer to you by return email for you.
5. We encourage you to share the City-Wide yard sale day flyer with your own contacts: friends & neighbors, on your social media (Facebook, etc) and where ever else people might see it.
6.  You may also print the flyer and post it at the gym, church, work, etc!
7.  We will add your sale address to the YardSale.com on-line yard sale site, along with our other advertising
8.  Please come to the Parks & Recreation office at 295 Meridian Street in Groton to pick up your SITC poster the week before Yard Sale Day.
9. You should display the poster prominently to attract shoppers to your sale.
10​.  You do not need to return the poster after the sale.  
11.​ Our advertising is for 9-3, but you can have different hours if you want
12. Enjoy!​


​​​June 3  Native American Basket Weaving Demonstration
​​Time: 12:00-4:00pm, Ebenezer Avery House
The Avery Memorial Association will be holding a basket weaving demonstration at the Ebenezer Avery House on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 4 p.m.

Sharon Maynard, a Native American basket weaver will lead the demonstration. Maynard weaves traditional splint baskets that are made by the tribes of Southern New England.She is a Mohegan tribal member who has learned basketry from the elders of her tribe. Along with demonstrating her craft, she will be answering questions about the art of basketry.

Guided tours of the house will be offered during normal operating hours, from noon to 4 p.m.


June 7:  Basics of Photography - Beginner to Novice
​Time: 7:00-9:00pm, Zbierski House, Eastern Point Beach, $50pp
Details: Understand and learn the elements of capturing great photos in a wide variety of categories such as scenic, nature, action, animals and many more.  Simple elements can turn a good photograph into a great one! George Savic, Instructor. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
More info & registration at: ​​​​​http://cityofgroton.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
Sponsored by: City of Groton

June 10:  13th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY
​​VISIT, TOUR, LEARN, LISTEN, TOUCH, PLAY, ENJOY!










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Visit museums, galleries, historic sites, parks and attractions in every corner of the state. Special offers and discounts are available. For a list of participants, visit www.CTvisit.com​​
​​​​More info at: cultureandtourism.org

Sponsor: Connecticut Office of Tourism, Individual Locations, Summer in the City

June 10: Guided Tour of Historical American Flags
​​TIME: 10:30-11:30AM, Bill Memorial Library, FREE
Details: Charles Ebbinghaus, local vexillologist, will give a guided tour through his collection of historical American flags. He will explain the significance and symbolism of the emblems found on the dozens of flags used from 1775 through the Civil War. He and his wife, Jude, will be dressed in period clothing. The flags will be displayed throughout the library from June 1st to June 20th. This program is free and no registration is required.

June 16: Whalers and Traitors and Pirates and More!
​​TIME: 7:00 - 8:30PM, Fort Street Landing, $20.00
Details: Learn about the history of New London Harbor from the best place to see it – on the water! Groton Town Historian Jim Streeter and Avery-Copp House museum director Leslie Evans will take you through three centuries of harbor history, with highlights to include sailors and submarines, forts and ferries, Electric Boat and Eastern Point. This 90-minute cruise on the water taxi allows you to explore the Thames River between the Gold Star Bridge and Ledge Light from a truly maritime perspective. Bring your camera and your curiosity!​​​​​​​
More info at:​
Thames River Heritage Park


June 17:  Opening Day at Eastern Point Beach
Time: ​5:30am-11:30pm, 
lifeguards on duty 8:00am-6:00pm, Beach pass or day fee required
​Details: Eastern Point offers a sheltered beach perfect for children, basketball court, picnic grills and tables, snack bar, and more!  Enjoy this recreational facility for the use and enjoyment of City of Groton residents, non-resident taxpayers, and others.   Beach pass or admission fee required until 8pm.
More info at: ​ http://cityofgroton.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/

​​June 20: Build a Better World
Time: ​1:00 pm at the Bill Memorial Library
​​Details: Join us Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 at the Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton for the kick-off of Build a Better World! the library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. Our program features a Truck Extravaganza, with crafts on the Art Truck, Touch-A-Truck with construction equipment, a Construction Junction “Photo Booth”, games, contests, and refreshments. Register for our reading game and earn chances for prizes. The Summer Reading Game is open to kids entering grades K-5, and preschoolers can participate in the Read-To-Me portion of the program. Teens in grades 6-12 also have their own reading program where they can earn chances for prizes and free books. Special library programs are held most Tuesday at 1:00 through August 1, with the exception of our June 27 program, which starts at 10:00 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR –Anyone age 18 and under who registers for the summer reading program will have any fines for overdue materials waived from their record. Fine forgiveness does not apply to lost or damaged items.

Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information or stop in for a flyer listing all of the summer’s activities.
More info at: ​Events are also posted on the library’s website,
http://billmemorial.org and on the Bill Memorial Library Facebook page.

June 21 - July 29: Adult Summer Reading Program
Time: ​1:00 pm at the Bill Memorial Library
​​Details: The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street in the City of Groton, invites adults to take part in our Adult Summer Reading Program. Fill out an entry form available at the front desk and earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Adults can begin submitting reviews on Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, July 29. The grand prize winner will receive a dinner gift certificate to Paul’s Pasta in Groton, and a runner-up will receive a gift card to Par Four in Groton. Open to adults age 18 and older. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified after August 1. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton City, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold. The library, celebrating its 125th anniversary this past year, has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults, including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, museum passes and discount tickets. 
More info at:​ http://www.billmemorial.org , follow us on Twitter at @billmemorial or find us on Facebook at Bill Memorial Library.



June 23:  Concerts in the Park Summer Series
​Jay Dempsey Band

​TIME: 6:30PM, Washington Park, FREE

Details: Washington Park, Our favorite concert series. Dancing. Big fun. 'Nuff said.
Concert Hotline: 860-446-4129  
​​​​​​Sponsored by: Groton Utilities & City of Groton​​
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June 25:  Summer Cabaret at Eastern Point Beach (Rescheduled from 6/18)
​The Occasional Jazz Ensemble featuring Phred Mileski

​​Time: 6:30pm, Eastern Point Beach, FREE
Details: Come out and enjoy a free summertime concert at everyone's favorite beach! Bring your chair and enjoy the beautiful views and wonderful music. Bring your chairs, blankets and your own picnic, or visit the snack bar, open for your convenience!
More info at: ​​​​​
http://cityofgroton.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
Sponsored by: City of Groton​​​​​​

​​June 30:  Concerts in the Park Summer Series
Coastline Swing Band​

​Time: 6:30PM, Washington Park, FREE

Details: Washington Park, Our favorite concert series. Dancing. Big fun. 'Nuff said.
More info at: 860-446-4129
​​​​​​Sponsored by: Groton Utilities & City of Groton​​ Parks & Recreation
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