Marine Makerfaire: a one day exploration of marine technology
Saturday, September 29, 09:00 AM - Saturday, September 29, 04:00 PM
We are thrilled to announce the first Marine Makerfaire, in partnership with Project Oceanology and Spark Makerspace. This is an exciting opportunity for students in 7th thru 10th grades interested in robotics and/or marine sciences.
Students will learn about how technology and marine science come together in this full-day hands-on workshop. Activities include time on the water on one of Project Oceanology’s research vessels, and a session learning Arduino programming and building a sensor. Discussion on how this work can help solve environmental and maritime challenges will close the day.
Students receive lunch and and an Arduino sensor kit.
Thanks to the Community Foundation of Eastern CT, Pfizer Community Foundation and CTNext for their support of this program.
Groton Fall Festival
Saturday, October 06, 11:00 AM - Saturday, October 06, 05:00 PM
The Groton Business Association organized the first Groton Festival in 2006. It was born from an idea to create a community-wide event that would attract artists, crafters and businesses and nonprofit organizations to display their wares and information at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. Since its inception, the Fall Festival has grown dramatically. We now have over 110 vendors participating, and thousands of people from the local area and throughout the New England region attending this annual event.
Net proceeds from the festival will be used to support GBA events, including Groton’s Annual Holiday Lights Parade in December and projects throughout the year.
1st Annual Mystic Film Festival
Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 21
Mystic Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent feature length and short form narrative films and documentaries from all over the world. Through events, community engagement, industry panels, workshops, and film screenings by acclaimed and up-and-coming talent, Mystic Film Festival aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience.
Saturday, November 03, 06:00 PM - Saturday, November 03, 10:00 PM
Please consider joining Riverfront’s Supporters and Ambassadors at the Annual Farm-To-Table Gala, raising funds to nurture the next generation of learners and leaders. Through Riverfront’s Scholar Dollars Program, tuition assistance is provided to families in need, assuring that all families have access to high quality care and early education for their young children. Riverfront children enter kindergarten with a love of learning and the social-emotional skills needed to be successful.
USA-Australia Defense Trade Summit
Monday, September 17 - Tuesday, September 18
What is the Summit?
Partnering for Innovation and Growth
The Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit is the fourth of its kind and fosters international partnering opportunities for innovation and growth. International OEMs, tier 1s, and foreign government officials stress the importance of partnering with local companies to win business. This event creates a forum to achieve this goal with a singular focus on USA and Australia defense trade along with defense manufacturing best practices for supply chain companies.
Groton Community Job Fair
Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, September 18, 02:00 PM
Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet
with representatives from the Board of
Education and Town of Groton.
Full-Time and Part-Time positions are
available, including Drivers, Police Officers,
Dispatchers, Parks & Recreation positions,
Aides (Food, Bus, Classrooms, and
Childcare), Substitute Teachers,
On site interviews will be conducted.
Also available are workshops on tips for job
interviews, support for developing resumes,
and assistance with navigating the websites
and online application process.
Kids Class: Apple Pie Playdough
Tuesday, September 18, 03:30 PM - Tuesday, September 18, 04:30 PM
Art After Dark
Tuesday, September 18, 06:00 PM - Tuesday, September 18, 08:30 PM
MMoA’s family-friendly concert series with live music by Darrin Keech, live art by Katherine Gates, balloon art by April Brunelle, Pizzetta pizza, drinks, and dancing, all under the tent on our riverfront terrace.