The Norwich Hope and Compassion family support group is a gathering for people whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorder. CSO’s Co-Founder and President, Tammy de la Cruz, will be speaking at the support group. For more information call Christine at (860) 823-3782 ext. 3481.
TriCircle Inc. is hosting an event called Multiple Pathways of Family Recovery. They say the event is for behavioral health professionals, students, and those with family members, friends and/or partners struggling with addiction. Some of the topics to be discussed are family recovery, parent support group benefits, family constellations and many more. TricCircle Inc. says pre-registration is required due to limited seating. For more information about the event or to register for free, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Right Path Organic Cafe is hosting a sound healing workshop as a special edition to their Nutritional Educational Series. The workshop will be with Sound Practioner, Kelvin Young and will be followed by a communal vegan supper. The cafe says there is a $30 fee for the workshop, which must be paid for in advanced. They say there is a limited number of spaces. For more information about the workshop click here.
Teen Challenge Connecticut is hosting the Freedom Runners 5K in New Haven. The non-profit says whether you want to run or walk, the event is family friendly and open to all ages and skill levels. All funds raised will go to Teen Challenge Connecticut, which is a non-profit 15-month residential recovery program that does not turn anyone away for lack of funds. For more information about the 5K call 203-585-3957 or email email@example.com.
The Brian Dagle Foundation and Brian's Healing Hearts Center for Hope & Healing is hosting a Yoga for Grief Workshop. They say the class is open to all levels who have experienced loss. The foundation says donations will be accepted and registration is required. No experience is necessary. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-451-8354.
The Brian Dagle Foundation and Brian's Healing Hearts Center for Hope & Healing is offering a 30 minute meditation before their support group. The foundation says you can join only the mediation, only the support group or both. For questions or to register email email@example.com or call 860-451-8354.
The Groton Rotary is hosting a meeting where there will be a presentation on opioid use in our community. There will also be a presentation on strategies to help those affected by this disease. For more information and a list of speakers click here.
The Emerald Ball is hosted by Community of Hope, Inc., Community Speaks Out and the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention. The fundraising event honors and supports individuals who are in recovery and who are struggling with addiction. As well as, those who lost their lives to addiction. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
The Fitch High School Aluminum Falcons Robotics team are hosting a food drive. They are asking the community to bring non-perishable food items for the Groton Food Bank. The Aluminum Falcons are also looking to help the global community with over 10,000 meals for the Rise Against Hunger World Hunger Cause.
The Connecticut Women's Consortium is holding their 3rd Annual Holistic Healing and Recovery Through Integrative Medicine Conference. Alternative therapies that can be used for mental health treatment and addiction recovery will be included at the event. There will also be inspirational speakers. For more information click here.
A documentary called “Recovery Community” will have a free screening at the Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Community Film Series. The documentary focuses on how the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction is affecting the Northwest corner of Connecticut. Click here for more information.
As Americans turn their clocks back an hour, the 5th Annual Charity Challenge Flashback 5K is taking place at Mohegan Sun. The party starts at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday November 3 and the race begins at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday November 4. There is also a 1 mile course for kids! . For more information about this event click here.
The Brian Dagle Foundation and Brian’s Healing Hearts Center for Hope & Healing are holding a grief support group for parents or grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild. They say registration is required. For more information click here.
This year's tournament will honor David Whelan, Kaitlyn Knapp, Damien Perretta, Steve Maccione, Todd Morin, Amanda Judd, Mackenzie Gregory, Steve Dunn, Danny Majchrzak, John and Tim Hughley.
The conference is hosted by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the Connecticut Women's Consortium and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information about the event click here.
The 1st Annual Tamarack Music Fest will feature five local bands that will be at the event all day: Melaena, Red Light, Vanishing Breed, Strange Brew and Big "Dawg" Issac.
The 5th Annual Poker Run begins and ends at Tamarack Lodge, with stops at Uncle Kranky's Cafe and more. 100% of proceeds will benefit TriCircle, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that provides long-term solutions for individuals and their families who struggle with substance use disorder.
For more information about The Charity Challenge’s event click here.
The event is hosted by Congressman Joe Courtney and features Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Regional Administrator. It will include a critical update on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services' tools and resources pertinent to the region, as well as a Q&A period.
Those who would like to attend, please RSVP to Egzon Balidemaj by emailing Egzon.Balidemaj@mail.house.gov or calling 860-886-0139.