Shred-It Day at the Groton Public Library 

GROTON, Conn. — It's that time of year to start cleaning out all of your old files. Liberty Bank is hosting a free shredding event in the Groton Public Library parking lot, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring up to three file-sized boxes for complimentary safe and secure shredding.

Virtual ride supports Homes for Our Troops

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. - For the 17th year, Texas Roadhouse will host a nationwide motorcycle ride to benefit Homes For Our Troops. This year, participants will ride separately, but enjoy a similar experience as in years past, all to support Veterans.

Home For Our Troops is a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially-adapted custom homes for post 9-11 veterans, severely injured in the line of duty. The organization has completed more than 295 homes in 42 states with an additional 79 projects currently underway.

For each $30 donation, registrants receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Virtual Ride 2020 Patch, and a food voucher to use by Oct. 31.

Online registration only at HFOTUSA.org/bikerun. The first 200 individuals to register will be guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt.

Ride packets available for pick-up, with an emailed donation receipt, Aug. 23 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Texas Roadhouse, 39 Dowling Village Blvd., North Smithfield, RI 02896

Each year, more than 8,000 riders participate in the Texas Roadhouse Ride for Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). Over the past 16 years, the Texas Roadhouse ride has raised more than $1.25 million nationwide, to help severely injured post-9/11 Veterans rebuild their lives.

NAMI to host Zoom support group meetings

NORWICH, Conn. - In lieu of regular meetings in Norwich and Niantic, the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Connecticut is now holding Family and Young Adult Support Groups online, via Zoom.

Online Family Support Groups

For family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Meetings will take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday and Friday of each month.

Online Young Adult Connections Group

Are you between the ages of 18-29 (give or take!) and in need of emotional support? Connect with other young adults and discuss everyday life challenges and participate in thought provoking activities. Meetings will take place at 6 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Procedure for connecting to NAMI support groups

E-mail information@namisect.org to sign up for online support groups in advance. Download the Zoom app. As the meeting date approaches, check your e-mail for an invitation to the Zoom meeting from NAMI SECT and click on the link provided to join in.

If you are dealing with a mental illness, or love someone who is, NAMI, the National Alliance On Mental Illness, offers support, education, advocacy and hope. For more information, visit www.namisoutheastct.org, email information@namisect.org or call (860) 859-4658.

Summer 2020 Virtual Youth Art Workshops

STONINGTON, Conn. - In place of their usual in-person summer art workshops, this year The La Grua Center is excited to offer weekly youth art projects via their YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCou19r8AjRVsJmnIPjf1rBQ/ . Videos will be released on Mondays through the end of August.

If you follow one of the tutorials and want to share, show yours by tagging @lagruacenter or #lagruasummerart2020 and your work may be featured on our social media!

Army’s 2nd Infantry reunion canceled

FOX LAKE, Ill. - The Second (Indianhead) Division Association’s 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri has been canceled. The reunion is now scheduled for September 2021. Visit www.2ida.org/99th-annual-reunion/ or contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202 for more information.

Connecticut Media Group