Military Children’s Holiday Party Hosted by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 72

The CT National Guard Child & Youth Program in partnership with the Southington American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (ALA) will host a holiday party for military connected children. There will be gifts from Santa, crafts, cookie decorating, face painting and more. Food and snacks will be provided at no cost to you!

Registration is required at the link below using password ALA15

ALA Holiday Party 2015


Horses For Little HEroes Meet and Greet

The CT National Guard Child & Youth Program in partnership with the 1st Company Governor’s Horse Guard (1GHG) are excited to bring you a new program for military connected youth ages 5 and older! The program will be kicking off in March 2016 and we invite you to a meet and greet at the 1GHG to see the facility, meet and ride the horses and enjoy breakfast and crafts.

Registration is required at the link below, use the password Horses1

Horses for little heroes


Drop and Shop New London

The CT National Guard Child & Youth Program and the 4-H Military Partnership program are partnering to host this year’s Drop and Shop event at the New London Armory. If your child/ren are in grades K-12, you will have the opportunity to drop them off for a fun time while you prepare for the holiday. There will be crafts, games, educational projects and more.

Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Please register at the link below using the password SHOP15

SE CT Drop and Shop 2015


Beyond the Cap and Gown College/Career Fair

Please join the CT National Guard Child & Youth Program for an informative event that will help you prepare for life after high school graduation!

Information provided will be from college admission officers, scholarships, GI Bill transferability, military service branches, tech school information and more!

Dinner will be provided!

To register please visit and use the password BCG2015


A Free Webinar – Coping with Stress

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free, 1-hour Coping with Stress and Depression webinar on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT. Designed for family caregivers, human resources managers, EAP professionals, and adults concerned about themselves or others, the webinar covers

* Practical ways to reduce the effects of stress
* How to recognize signs of depression
* What to do if you or someone you know is suffering from depression
* What resources are available to you and your family

Our expert presenter is Dr. Timothy Petersen, psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Military Home Base Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He is the author or co-author of over 70 scholarly articles, numerous book chapters, and books including The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Petersen’s clinical specialty is cognitive behaviorally-based interventions for difficult to treat mood disorders.

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Youth Leadership Forum- Public Speaking

Youth between the ages of 11 and 18 please join the CT National Guard in partnership with New Haven County 4-H for our 1st Quarter Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). At this forum we will learn the art of public speaking and how having this skill will benefit your future. There will be fun activities and lunch is provided!!

To register please visit: Password: YLF1

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Extension Day at Mystic Aquarium!

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 3:00
Register online through UConn and then check in from 9:45-­‐2:00 at the table in front of the aquarium.
Cost: $17.50/adults and $14.50/children (ages 3­‐17)
Admission includes access to all the exhibits on the main floor, outdoors, Exploration Wild and the Marine Theatre Show (11:30, 1:30 and 3:30). You can also stop and visit Extension displays on the main floor. Regular Admission Prices: Adult $34.99 Senior (age 60+) $29.99 Youth (13-­‐17) $28.99 Child (age 3­‐12) $24.99 Child (age 2 and under) Free!

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For more information please email or call 860-486-9228

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A Celebration of Veteran Artists


This unique, one time only event is designed to showcase the wealth of artistic talent found in so many of our Veteran artists.

When you hear the term “Veteran artist”, do you think of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Julia Child, Richard Pryor and Robert Rauschenberg? Artists whose vision completely redefined American arts and culture?

Come to A Celebration of Veteran Artists and see why we’re so very excited about this event!

Tickets are only available by phone from the Shubert Theater Box Office and will be held for you at the Main Stage Theater on the evening of the event. Call (203) 562-5666 today before it sells out completely!!! An extremely generous donor has just made ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!! Indoor parking is available for $5 across the street at the Crown Street garage.

A Celebration of Veteran Artists is proudly brought to you by The Veteran Artist Program in Connecticut.



CTNG Child and Youth Program- Trunk or Treat Resource Fair

Guests must RSVP to gain access to the base

The Child & Youth Program will host their 2nd Annual

Trunk or Treat event at the 103rd Airlift Wing Air

National Guard Base!

There will be prizes for best trunk in

the following categories:

  • Family Readiness Groups
  • Community Organizations
  • Army National Guard Units
  • Air National Guard Units
  • Military Families

Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and

trunk to trunk treats!!

To register your “trunk” please follow this link:    Password: TR15

To RSVP for the event follow this link:    Password: TOT15

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