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.
The family support group on February 21, 2018, will focus on loss and loneliness experienced with addiction. This includes the loss of the addicted family member by their loved ones, the sense of abandonment felt by both sides during active addiction, the stigma associated with addiction and the guilt that closely follows, and what happens to a family following the drug-related death of a loved one. CSO welcomes all those wishing to learn and gain support on these issues.
Come enjoy a day of community fun & support! ALL are welcome!
RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 15TH, 2017 9AM