Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Harkness Cancelled

I'm sorry, but the weather is not cooperating. I think it's best to cancel the Harkness Halloween gathering. Susan and I tried to find alternate locations in Waterford, but no dice.

If anyone would like to propose an alternate activity, I am happy to post the details here. Please email me at pambri@sbcglobal.net

Are people up for a Harkness Picnic next Tuesday, minus the costumes, weather permitting?


Monday, October 27, 2008

Jam Band

Anyone interested in a Jam Band session before Thanksgiving?
I am available on November, 6th or 13th. This time we will probably have it inside!
Just Rsvp at annebora@comcast.net
Rock On, Anne


The Waterford Library does not allow costume parties in any of their community rooms.

The weather forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday) calls for rain. If it turns out to be a light drizzle, hearty souls can still meet at Harkness at 11. Heavy rain will cancel.

Keep your fingers crossed!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hallowe'en Get Together 11am Tue Oct. 28 at Harkness Park in Waterford

Come in costume. We will have a Costume Catwalk complete with prizes
for all. Older kids can be the judges. Please bring along any
Halloween-related activities you may have.

Rain location is still under consideration. We can probably get a room
at the Waterford Library, but we won't know that until Tuesday
morning. If it's raining, I'll call the library and try to reserve a
room. Please look for updates on the Community Think blog.

Hope to see everyone Tuesday!


Directions available at: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325214

Monday, October 20, 2008

Veterans Day Meeting

Hello Everyone. The museums I called are all closed on Veterans Day. If the group would like a space to meet, I have permission for us to use the New London Friends Meetinghouse on that day. There is a front room with chairs (could be used for the older kids' book discussion?) and a back room with a couple tables and chairs. There is also a kitchen. No hot water at this time but a coffee maker and electric hot water machine are there along with microwave, refrigerator and range.

Perhaps we could meet for "tea and conversation" on that day. Another idea: maybe we could bring our outgrown books and have a small book sale to benefit a community service. Maybe bring food for the local pantry and donate that along with the proceeds from the books?

What does the group think?

The Meetinghouse is located at 176 Oswegatchie Road in Waterford. Parking there is a little tight but there is some on the street parking near the Meetinghouse and within a short walking distance.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Comm. Think Costume Catwalk

For the Tuesday of Halloween week (Oct. 28), I was thinking we could have a Costume Catwalk at Harkness Park in Waterford. The kids will get an extra chance to wear their costumes, and to display all the skills they learned in Dramatic Games! Bigger kids could come up with superlatives for each other and for the younger kids. Spookiest costume, glitziest costume, funniest costume, etc. Everyone gets a certificate with their superlative written on it.

We can meet at eleven at one of the tables near the parking lot. Bring a lunch. Maybe a treat to share. Halloween activities if you have any. Play afterwards.

Additional ideas welcome.

Rain location under consideration. Probably Waterford Library.


Friday, October 10, 2008

CommunityThink Fall Session - Pt. II

Our first set of scheduled days at the Groton Pulbic Library clocks up on Tuesday, October 14th. But that doesn't stop the momentum of our wonderful growing group! Thanks to a great round-table chat on Tuesday, we generated a great line-up of events to take us right into the holiday season:

October 21st - Preston Farms Corn Maze 12 noon $4 (Organized by a CHEER HS family!) Many CommunityThinkers will be going, and we didn't want to schedule conflicting event. See: http://www.prestonfarmscornmaze.com/ Fun stuff!
No RSVP is required for this event, but a headcount is helpful. Contact: Pam Hayden pmh1116 @netscape.net
or Diane doctor_diane @hotmail.com if you have trouble reaching Pam

October 23rd - Homeschool Jam Band 1pm at the Bora Garage, 54 Eagle Ridge, Gales Ferry RSVP: annebora@comcast.net

October 28th - Costume Family Picnic at Harkness Park in Waterford, Rain Location: Wtfd Library? Pam Dolan, contact pambri@sbcglobal.net

November 4th - VOTE!

November 11th - Pending: Veterans Day (Libraries & many facilities closed.) Cindy Hyland, contact kipplefish@mac.com

November 18th - Pending: Holiday Bowl in Groton was discussed --- TBA

November 25th - Hiatus - Thanksgiving Week

December - Craft Day/Cookie Exchange/Potluck discussed --- TBA

January - Re-initiate Groton Public Library schedule, alternating Tuesdays with museum/film/leisure activities

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Homeschool Jam Band

The next jam session will be on
October 23rd, 1pm
at 54 Eagle Ridge
Gales Ferry, 06335

All musicians welcome!!!!!

RSVP annebora@comcast.net

Rock on,
Anne Bora
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CommunityThink Winter Session Schedule Ideas?

October 14th is already the last day of the CommunityThink Fall session at Groton Public Library! We have 6 more days total at the Library in the June-to-June calendar they employ. Assuming a "Yes" on continuing our little project, how would we like to structure it?

- Should we look to starting up again in January, February or other?
- Would we like to keep the same day, Tuesdays, or shift to a different one?
- Would we like to keep six consecutive weeks OR
- Would we like to try every other week?
- If we do alternating weeks, would we like to add other options like Bowling, Roller Skating, Mini-Golf, Soup Kitchen, etc in the off-weeks?
- Are there inspired volunteers who would like to lead a workshop/series of workshops/class/club?
Kids, Parents, Grandparents, Friends, All-hands, Countrymen, lend us your ideas!!

Please respond to jenniferpryor@sbcglobal.net