1. Bring your pets to Harkness Memorial State Park from noon to 6 p.m. today for Pet Portrait day. The event is a fundraiser to support the purchase of a diabetic alert dog for 7-year-old Christian Hudson of Pawcatuck. The dog is trained to detect changes in blood sugar level and alert the diabetic person.
2. Stonington Director of Planning William Haase passed away Tuesday. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Patch will post the obituary when it becomes available.
3. Head to Groton for the of Southeastern Connecticut’s 58th Annual Sale. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grasso Tech you’ll find items such as jewelry, furniture, linens, toys sporting goods and more. The sale raises funds for the Child & Family Agency.
4. The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate soldiers fired on the Union-controlled Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
5. Today's thought: “Eating without conversation is only stoking.”—Marcelene Cox