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Daily Five: A Redistricting Meeting, an Animal Fundraiser and The Hunger Games

Five Things to Know Tuesday, Oct. 16

1.  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies and a high temperature of 62 degrees. The low will fall to 40 tonight.

2.  Groton Public Schools will hold the second of four meetings on the new redistricting plan at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School. A consultant outlined a new version of the redistricting plan last week that would move 522 children and affect every elementary school to correct a racial imbalance and even out student populations.

Groton was forced to redistrict because the state cited it for a racial imbalance at the magnet school.

3.  The Animal Welfare League will hold its fall Thanks-FURR-Giving resale fundraiser from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 20, and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 21, at the Boilermakers Lodge 614 at 33 Sacred Heart Drive in Groton. The group will also introduce two Siberian Huskies – Jasmine and Grace – who were rescued from the Hartford pound and turned into therapy dogs.  For more information, call (860) 445-0280.

4.  The Mystic Arts Center will honor National Breast Cancer Awareness month with a special showing of the “In the Pink” exhibit at 6 p.m. today during “Art After Dark”, a summer concert series at the arts center on Water Street. Tickets are $12.  The Soul Searchers will perform live. The exhibit will feature art for sale from Tom Jennerwein, Samantha Smith Listorti and Tara Rose Smith.

5.  Groton Public Library will hold a free showing of the movie The Hunger Games at 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at the library. The film is based on the series by Suzanne Collins, is rated PG-13 and runs for 142 minutes. No registration is required.

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