News briefs for Dec. 22


Owl prowl set

for Dec. 30

PROSPECT— The Prospect Land Trust is sponsoring an Owl Prowl Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. Meet in the Long River Middle School parking lot, 38 Columbus Ave. Then John Triana, a land trust member, will guide participants in McGrath Park, using his owl calls as the group seeks to identify owls. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Naturalists to

lead Jan. 6 hike

ANSONIA — The Nature Center naturalists will host a Hike By The Moon Jan. 6, 6 to 8 p.m. There cost will be $1 per person, all ages are welcome. Use your night vision and other senses for this after-dark park expedition. Wear warm clothes and proper foot gear. The hike would be canceled for inclement weather. Children must be with an adult as the hike, which is not stroller friendly. Register in advance at ansnaturectr@

The center will host The Life of a Tree Jan. 14 from 2 to 3.30 p.m. Learn about different types of trees, their life cycles, and their roles in the ecosystem. Dress to go on a hike through our woods as well as play a game. Each person will make their own tree cookie necklace to take home. Register at

Health district

offering Live

Well with Diabetes

NAUGATUCK— The Naugatuck Valley Health District is offering an in-home version of the popular Live Well with Diabetes workshop for adults with diabetes or prediabetes. This program helps them learn new skills to manage their diabetes.

Once a week for six weeks, a trained Live Well leader will facilitate the one hour group phone calls to help enhance the experience and to alleviate social isolation during this time. Class size is limited to six participants, and pre-registration is required. Participants must be willing to share their name, address and phone number so the tool kit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly group call.

All participants will receive a $25 gift cards for completing the class. A new group is starting on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. from Jan. 19 through Feb. 23.

To sign up, contact Kristie at 203-881-3255, ext. or