1. Today is Wednesday, July 4. The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature of 79 degrees. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, and the low will fall to 68 degrees.
2. Groton’s July 4 parade starts at 10 a.m. today and about 85 groups have signed up to march. Marchers include the The Second Continental Light Dragoons, fife and drum corps, military units, antique autos, he newly-crowned Miss Connecticut and six fire departments. The parade will go on if it rains, but will be canceled if there are dangerous thunderstorms. Jerry Lokken, manager of recreation services, said he cannot recall the parade ever having been cancelled.
3. The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on July 10 at Academy Point in Mystic. The chamber will provide parking with shuttle service at Union Baptist Church.
The cost to attend is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call the chamber at (860) 572-9578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Medicare Rx-Xpress bus will be in Groton from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 18 at if you need help. The bus provides help with Medicaid and Medicare assistance, HUSKY medical insurance, food stamp applications and information. Appointments are recommended; call (860) 441-6760.
5. The Friends of the will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the library. The meeting will include the presentation F.G.M. from A to Z—an alphabetical overview of the Florence Griswold Museum. David Rau, director of education and outreach for the museum, will give the program. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (860) 445-0392 or visit www.billmemorial.org.