1. Today is Wednesday, March 20. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies, a high temperature of 39 degrees and a wind of 22 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 36 mph. The low will fall to 25 degrees tonight.
2. Need a plan for your children for spring break? Groton Public Schools is offering an educational spring recess program for children in grades kindergarten through 6, from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., April 15 through 19, at Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School.
Children will spend their time in the cafeteria, library, gym, playground, and exploring nature trails on the site. The program is available to all children in Groton and those in neighboring towns. For more information, call (860) 449-5612 or visit www.groton.k12.ct.us/ksacc.
3. Groton will save $1.6 million over the next 18 years after refinancing its bonds on Feb. 27, according to a report by the town manager. The savings on debt related to the general fund will be $1,503,990, and the savings on debt related to the sewer fund will be $148,094. The savings are the result of improvements in the overall economy, lower inflation and better interest rates.
4. This year’s 7th annual Grace Curtis Conference, which deals with the challenges of military and African American families with children on the autism spectrum, will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 28 at the Mystic Marriott.
Karen Driscoll, the associate director for federal government affairs & military relations for Autism Speaks will speak in the morning. Military families will be able to attend the conference for free. Afternoon speakers include the producers of the award-winning documentary film “Colored my Mind.” You may register online here.
5. The Groton Senior Center will offer a nurse-managed clinic at noon today. The clinics are free, and give patients the chance to have lab reports explained, get answers to health-related questions and ask questions about medications. The clinics also offer tips on healthy eating for people who are diabetic or on low-sodium diets.