On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) is holding a “Drug Take Back Day” at the Old Lyme Fire House, where residents can safely dispose of unused or expired medications. See the flyer here.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Ledge Light Health District is offering free flu shots to residents 18 years old and older at Fitch High School at 101 Groton Long Point Road in Groton. See the flyer here.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Lyme residents 40 and older can receive free flu shots at the Lymes’ Senior Center. See the flyer here.
On Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Lymes’ Senior Center will have a Medicare Choices Counselor on hand to meet with individual seniors and answer questions about Medicare supplement plans and 2020 changes in Medicare. Interested residents should call the center at 860-434-4127 to reserve a one-hour appointment with the counselor; and plan to bring a list of all their medications and doctors to their appointment.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Lyme Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) is offering a free nature walk in the Banningwood Preserve, led by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Education Director Kim Hargrave. The walk will help young children explore rock outcroppings, notice seasonal changes and search out creatures getting ready for winter. Reserve your family’s spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Hall: Professor Rolf Wolfswinkel will present “The Price of Folly: Germany after WWI and the Hitler Years 1933-1939.” Free.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: Connecticut River Conservancy Executive Director Andy Fisk presents “River Monsters & Ichthyological Fish Tales of the Connecticut River.” Free.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the Senior Centers of Southeastern Connecticut (which includes the Lymes’ Senior Center) will present a Doo Wop Revue at Langley’s Restaurant in the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford that’s open to all area residents. Tickets for the event – “Doo Wop, Dancing & Drinks with Live Music from the Corvettes” – are $20 and can be purchased from the Lymes’ Senior Center by calling 860-434-4127 (Ext. 1) or stopping by the center at 26 Town Woods Road. (Only cash and checks are accepted.) Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 10; no tickets will be sold at the door. The evening will feature hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., then the dance floor will open and the Corvettes will play from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1:00 p.m., the Lymes’ Senior Center will offer free General Information on Medicare presentations open to Lyme seniors and their families. The Oct. 18 presentation will be made by Care Partners of Connecticut and the Nov. 5 presentation by Senior Health Associates. Both presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees.
The Lyme Local History Archives is celebrating Connecticut Archives Month this October with exhibits of photos and documents that will be displayed at Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Public Library. The free exhibits highlight Lyme institutions and industries that have changed or vanished during the past 200 years. The exhibit in the Town Hall meeting room will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and the library exhibit will be open during the library’s normal hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays.