Community Events: Week of Sept 2

Music, basketball, pets, and road race are coming in September

Community Events: Week of Sept 2

Staff Reports

Here are some upcoming community events of interest:

Cause for Paws:


Groton Animal Foundation will be hosting Cause for Paws on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 4 – 8 PM at the Shennecossett Yacht Club. There will be a beer and wine tasting as well as hors d’oeuvres, a basket raffle, and music.


Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Silva’s Package Store in Waterford, and Pet Supplies Plus in Groton. For more information, go to

I AM Music Festival:

I AM Festival 9, a free, outdoor indie musical festival, will take place on five different stages in New London on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11:45 AM – 11:45 PM.


Bands slated for the festival are: Rubblebucket, Downtown Boys, And The Kids, Eula, Roz and the Ricecakes, Hartford Hot Several, Violent Mae, DaphneLee Martin, The Foresters, and more. Vendors will also be downtown. 

For more information visit the festival’s website at or its Facebook page at

A Night of Family Fun:

A Night of Family Fun, a fundraiser for Waterford Schools, will take place at the Francis X. Sweeney Field House on Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 PM.











The Harlem Wizards ( will be taking on the Waterford and Friendship School staff team in an exhibition game. There will also be raffles, souvenirs, food and fun.

Tickets are currently on sale at, Filomena’s Restaurant, Waterford Community Center, and Waterford schools. Only 1500 tickets will be sold. Of those tickets, there will be 50 courtside and 100 reserved seats available.

For more information, visit the events Facebook page at:


Move for Massage 5K/10K Road Race: 

The Move for Massage Road Race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11:00 AM at Great Neck Elementary School.


The race is sponsored by the Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Network to bring awareness to the community about the benefits of massage therapy.

Registration for the 5K costs $20 and for the 10K the cost is $30. Prizes and medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place runners in all age divisions. The divisions are: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Free race t-shirt will be given to the first 100 participants. Also, if participants arrive early, they can receive pre-event massage therapy.

To register, go to For more information, visit the events Facebook page at: