On Saturday, Jun. 29, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) and Audubon Connecticut will offer a Watershed Management Workshop in the Community Room of the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Road in Lyme. The free workshop will feature Pat Young and/or Anthony Irving speaking on watershed-friendly habitat management that can provide support for a wide variety of birds all year long. Both speakers are members of the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee. This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut in partnership with the Town of Lyme, the LLCT, the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee, the Nature Conservancy, and other local land trusts and municipalities. Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will hold a free vaccine clinic on Monday, Feb. 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center. The clinic will offer residents a choice of a regular flu shot (not a high dose) or a Covid vaccine shot or both. The vaccines are available to anyone over the age of 18, with no cost requirement. The vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. The clinic is offering walk-up service only; no reservations will be taken. Residents who want to receive the Covid vaccine should bring their Covid vaccination card with them.
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.