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Daily Five: Reach Out to Youth

Five things to know for Thursday, March 14, 2013

1. A fundraiser to support the YMCA’s Reach Out to Youth takes place today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Precision Fitness.

The event is taking place at Precision Fitness’s new location at 39 High Street in Westerly. The Thirsty Thursday event is $10 to watch as a bystander and $20 to participate in the competitions. Precision Fitness Owner Todd Cambio is donating 100 percent of the profits to the YMCA’s fundraising efforts.

2. Today is visitors day at BNI Mystic. Stop by the meeting at the Mystic Arts center from 7 to 8:30 a.m., and learn what BNI is all about. Contact Karen Oakley at oakley201@aol.com for more information.

3. Stop by the Mystic Arts Center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see Young at Art, a showcase of artwork from local students ages 18 and younger. The show runs until March 16.

4. The Chelsea Groton Foundation is now accepting grant applications. According to anannouncement posted on Patch the grant application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013. Grants are distributed to charitable and social service agencies serving southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island. Grant application forms are available athttp://chelseagroton.com/foundation.php.

5. The State’s Bond Commission was expected to approve money Wednesday to dredge portions of the Mystic River in Stonington and Groton, a decision that would create or hold onto 116 construction-related jobs, State Sen. Andrew Maynard, State Rep. Diana Urban and State Rep. Elissa Wright announced in a news release.

“The Mystic River and Mystic Seaport are vital to our region’s economy,” Wright said in the release. “This is an important step in ensuring safe passage of the Charles W. Morgan, when the historic wooden whaleship returns to seaworthy status, and continued access by other large boats to one of Connecticut’s top tourist destinations.”

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