1. Today is Monday, Dec. 10. The National Weather Service predicts an 80 percent chance of rain and a high temperature of 59 degrees. Showers will continue tonight and the low will fall to 41 degrees.
2. The Groton Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. today in the Town Hall Annex and will receive updates on redistricting, hiring, the budget and special education. The board’s finance committee meets at 5:30 p.m., before the regular board meeting.
3. Groton Human Services received more than $21,800 in donations for its Thanksgiving baskets, according to the town manager’s weekly report. The money included $8,400 given to the Groton food locker and $5,708 in matching funds from Pfizer. The food baskets served 1,043 people in about 400 households.
4. Dec. 31 is the last day to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency if you suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. More than $9.2 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people in Connecticut, according to the town website.
To register with FEMA, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.
5. Saint David’s Episcopal Church will hold its 24th annual Christmas Feast from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Dec. 25 if you’re looking for someone to spend the holiday with. The church is at 284 Stoddards Wharf Road (the corner of Routes 12 and 214) in Gales Ferry. The feast includes turkey, ham, pie and everything in between. To get a ride to the church or to volunteer, call (860) 464-6516.