We'll most likely wake up to snow showers this morning, although Weather.com is predicting no more than a couple of inches of total accumulation. There's more in store on Sunday, mostly flurries. As of now, the events scheduled for this weekend remain on the calendar. They are:
1. The 10th Anniversary Party for Emma The Cat at Lyme Public Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. People are encouraged to bring pet supplies to be donated to the local animal shelter. It sounds like a purrrfect way to celebrate, as Emma was herself a shelter cat until Lyme Library rescued her.
2. The Chili Open House at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. You'll have a chance to meet the horses, watch a class, tour the facility and warm up on a cold winter's day with a hot bowl of chili.
3. A concert by Ivory & Gold at Niantic Community Church will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday to raise money to help fund New London's gun buy-back program. Ivory&Gold® is a musical ensemble celebrating the greatest examples of American jazz, ragtime, Broadway and Gospel hits.
4. Photographers in the region are invited to submit their best work to The f-Stops here, an annual juried exhibition at Hygienic Art. The New London gallery will accept works from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 16. Up to three pieces may be submitted, with an entry fee of $15 for a single entry, $25 for two entries, and $35 for three entries. The show will open with a reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 23, and the display will be up through March 16.
5. Niantic author Jan Schenk Grosskopf will be giving a talk on her new fact-based historical novel for Mischief done at The Custom House in New London at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The book is based on the true story of Hannah Occuish, an 11-year-old mixed race (African American & Native American) girl tried for murdering a 6 year old girl in 1786. It was the first trial in the (then) new Courthouse at 70 Huntington Street.
If I find out that any of these events are postponed because of the weather, I'll let you know. But in case no one gets in touch with me, please post any news about cancellations or postponements in the comments section below. We don't want people on the roads unnecessarily if the snow proves to be worse than anticipated.